Welcome to First Apartments Edinburgh
The best choice of self catered apartments in Edinburgh.
We are a family run company that offers quality self catering holiday apartments in Edinburgh. We have welcomed guest from around the world since 2016 and have many returning guests that loved staying in the our apartments.
If you are looking for a quality holiday let apartment for weekend out with your friends or for a family trip to show your children our beautiful city – look no further. All our apartment are equipped with all you may need to feel like home. Our short stay apartment are decorated to a very high standard and have a fully equipped kitchen to make you stay very comfortable. Most of our quality apartments are located within a walking distance to the Edinburgh city centre, making it very easy to wal to the Edinburgh top attractions like Royal Mile, Princes Street, Holyrood palace or Edinburgh Castle. We promist comfort, peace of mind and pleasant stay in any of our best choice apartments.
All our self catered apartments are family and children friendly. We offer short let accommodation in a variety of standards from budget accommodation to a more luxury apartments. Some of the apartments are also pets friendly if you wish to travel with you four legged friend.We are more than happy to help accommodating you if you travel for business, looking to relocate and need temporary accommodation or if you need a last minute accommodation. Contact us to find a perfect holiday apartment in Edinburgh.
Our short let apartments are the best choice for all festival and events that are happening in our beautiful city. Book now if you are looking to visit Scotland for Fringe Festival, Hogmanay, Jazz and Blues festival, Military Tattoo, International or Art Festivals.Please don’t hesitate to contact us for more details and book directly with for the best possible rates.
Why out self catering apartments are unique?
First Apartments offers comfortable, tastefully decorated accommodation ideal for business travellers, couples or families enjoying a holiday in Edinburgh. Each apartment is fully equipped and includes modern, fully fitted kitchen, large Smart TV with NETFLIX. All our Three bedroom villa accommodation offers access to private garden.
If you choose our apartment you will have exclusive use of the entire apartment. That includes the fully equipped kitchen, family bathroom, bedrooms and living room. Only you will have access to the apartment for the entire stay.
All our apartments have fully equipped kitchens with all items that you need for a comfortable stay. Many our guests choose to cook in the apartment instead go eating out.
Key to the apartment will be provided in a metal lockbox just next to the main door. All you need to do is to turn up and take the key out from the lockbox. For the lockbox code check your emails/text messages or call us – we are more than happy to help.
You will have an exclusive access to the high speed Wi-Fi. All our guests are very happy with the quality of the Internet connections in our apartments.
Our apartments are family and children friendly. Most of them are located on the ground floor, with easy access for prams. We can also provide a baby cot if required.
We always use a very high quality cotton linen and towels. The same linen and towels can be found in a 5* hotels – quality is our priority.
All our mattresses are top shelf mattresses used in 5* hotels to guarantee you a comfortable sleep.
Lard Smart TV is provided in every single apartment. We also include FREE access to NETFLIX and YouTube.
Our Guest’s Reviews
Nice place, clean and good facilities.
Apartment: St Johns Hill Apartment
Everything! It was in a great location, a few minutes from the Royal Mile. Apartment had everything we could need, a real home away from home which is ideal when travelling with small children. Everything was wonderfully clean & tidy & overall it is a modern, lovely & well looked after apartment. Hosts were excellent – they replied to my email query almost straight away & they contacted us on arrival to check we were happy with everything & to assist with checking out. Won’t hesitate to recommend to family & friends. Will definitely book again for our next trip to Edinburgh!
This place was perfect for our family’s stay in Edinburgh. The location was exactly what we were hoping for!! We were able to walk to Holyrood Palace, the Edinburgh Castle, amazing restaurants and shops, and so much more. It was extremely clean and very updated…and very comfortable. The second bathroom was a huge help for our family of 9. We had a parking spot right outside in the parking lot for our rental car and it was just a short drive to the airport. Our stay here in Edinburgh was just part of a 2 week vacation visiting several cities in the UK and Ireland. This apartment was the best of all of the places we stayed. Amazing trip! Thank you!!
Apartment: St Johns Hill Apartment
Hosts were very friendly and helpful! Flat was clean and tidy! And LOVED having Netflix to relax to when it was too snowy to go out!
Very clean, well furnished and arranged, comfortable and modern apartment. It has a fully equipped kitchen, a washing machine, cozy living room and a walk-in closet in the bedroom. The bus stop is right outside the main entrance, and with the bus #26 you can easily reach Princess Street (city center) as well as the sea side, Portobello. The host was also great, always approachable and helpful. I had couple of queries and also asked if it was possible to arrive earlier and leave later and Lukasz (host) has done the very best to accommodate my requests. During the check in I was asked the first feedback, and although I was disappointed in something he immediately took action and left us a box of chocolates (so yum!), I was very impressed by how well we were taken care! 🙂 The host has definitely made my trip memorable, and the apartment was lovely!
Apartment: Meadowbank House Apartment
Lukasz has a fantastic apartment, perfectly located in Edinburgh. The flat is fully equipped, cozy, comfortable and very clean & tidy. Lukasz was very helpful in offering directions and recommending things to do. He was also flexible with our check in. I would definitely recommend this accommodation for a short or long stay in Edinburgh.
Apartment: Meadowbank House Apartment
Take a sensational journey through a replica distillery, before your expert guide imparts the secrets of the Whisky regions. Finally, you’ll choose your perfect ‘dram’, and taste it in The World’s Largest Whisky Collection. An experience for everyone
List of festivals and events in Edinburgh:
Edinburgh’s Tradfest kickstarts the summer season with a feast of folk arts – music, storytelling, dance, folk film, literature, talks, crafts and visual arts – across Scotland’s capital. It is inspired by the traditions of May Day and Beltane and showcases cultural traditions with a contemporary spin.
Celebrating the beginning of the summer season, this unique festival draws inspiration from ancient Gaelic traditions and the age-old Beltane festival, as Edinburgh’s populace gets pagan and elemental dancing and dazzling fire displays become the evening’s entertainment for the 12,000 plus people in attendance.
Edinburgh International Children’s Festival – formerly Imaginate Festival – is a performing arts festival. Unlike them, it is geared towards children and teenagers – and their accompanying teachers and families. It is the largest children’s theatre festival in the UK
True to its founding spirit, the Fringe is open to anyone who can afford the journey. Student theatre companies rub shoulders with TV celebrities, Dutch comedians mix with Polish jazz musicians, and novices line up alongside seasoned pros.
Inspired by PBH’s Free Fringe, the Free Edinburgh Fringe Festival was founded in 2004 by Laughing Horse Comedy promoters Alex Petty and Kevin McCarron with the intention of curbing the spiralling costs of putting on Fringe shows.
The first of its kind, the International Festival has inspired countless others outside Scotland. It is supported by Edinburgh locals and visitors alike, and takes place in some of the largest spaces across the city, including the Usher Hall and the Playhouse.
The Edinburgh Military Tattoo displays the musical talent of the British Armed Forces, Commonwealth and International military bands and display teams on the ramparts of Edinburgh Castle. It takes place every evening throughout August, come rain or shine. The Tattoo was born in 1950 and is now high on most visitors’ lists – so high, in fact, that it sells out every year.
Small but perfectly formed and set in beautiful North Berwick, Fringe by the Sea is a miniature of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. Highlights include the Belhaven Spiegeltent, part of the ‘tented village’, which will be home to eclectic musical performances.
Amid the frenetic activity of the other festivals, this one is an oasis of calm. Talking place beneath canvas in the genteel surrounds of Charlotte Square, the Book Festival is a celebration not only of the written word, but also of the big ideas that concern our times.
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