Situated opposite the Scottish National Portrait Gallery, the Royal Garden Apartments are a central base for a stay in Edinburgh. Dip into high-end boutiques around St Andrew Square, including Harvey Nichols and Louis Vuitton, or walk 10 minutes to reach the popular shopping stretch on Princes Street for high-street favourites. For entertainment that’s right on your doorstep, nip over the road to the famous Stand Comedy Club for an evening of laughter.
Ideal for a break on a budget, the Royal Garden Apartments provides many helpful necessities, such as cleaning supplies, coffee, tea and milk. Once you’ve checked in, take a moment to unwind in your cosy living area with a hot brew in hand. Each apartment has a quaint kitchen with an oven and dishwasher to make your self-catered stay as homely as possible. However, a few little luxuries add an indulgent hotel feel – namely, the daily maid service and complimentary set of Scottish Fine Soap toiletries in the bathroom. Before bed, wander down to the bar and sink into an armchair for a nightcap (there’s sure to be a whisky or two available to whet your whistle).
While the Royal Garden Apartments may maintain all their Georgian stateliness on the outside, indoors is a different story. The grand lobby is a modern entrance with sleek black and chrome furnishings, punctuated with warm red rugs. Large windows flood each apartment with plenty of light, and provide views over the lush private Queens Street Gardens, which guests have access to.