#5 is located on the second floor within a traditional, stone-built tenement, constructed circa 1900, and typically for this type and age of property, there is no elevator. Guests should be mindful that there are two sets of stairs (one 18 steps and the other 20 steps) to reach the apartment.
Fully modernised internally, with a keen eye on design, #5 is configured to sleep four guests as standard, within two bedrooms; one king size and one bunkbed room. An additional double sofa bed allows for flexible sleeping arrangements to be made for four people, or for an additional guest.
We can provide a travel cot and high chair upon request. We provide the travel cot but not the sheets, covers, pillows etc. Some parents prefer duvets, others prefer blankets, others still require non-allergenic sheets. We just can't provide all options so leave it to individual parents to arrange their own.
While there is a vast range of places to eat within easy walking distance of #5, there may be times where you prefer eating in. We have incorporated a clever dining table within the feature wall in the lounge, which is large enough to comfortably seat four people.
We provide umbrella's for those "odd" days when it might rain, and would appreciate them being left in the apartment for the use of future guests.
There is a hairdryer in the master bedroom and we also provide universal adapters for use with your electrical devices. Again, we would appreciate these being left in the apartment at the end of your stay, for the use of future guests.
#5 is available for the exclusive use of our guests.
Interaction with Guests
#5 standard check-in time is 15:00 (3pm), and check-out time is 11:00 (11am). If you require to check-in early or late check-out, please let us know and we will see what we can do to help.
Newington is one of the more vibrant areas of Edinburgh. Nicolson and South Clerk Streets have a real feel of an old town High Street, with lots of quirky, independent shops alongside the more recognisable High Street names.
Round the corner from #5 is the historic Meadows, which remain one of the most important open spaces in Edinburgh and one of the most popular. There's something for everyone within the biggest play area in the city; large grassed areas, tennis courts, cafe and toilets.
From the city centre (Waverley Station or St Andrew's Bus Station), #5 is easily reached by taxi, approximately Â£5. There are numerous Lothian buses from North Bridge, fare Â£1.60, and for the more energetic, #5 can be reached in about 20 minutes on foot by following North Bridge all the way up to St Patrick's Square, a straight road.
As with most large cities, car parking space is a premium, and Edinburgh is no exception. Luckily, most of the must see sites are easily accessible from #5 on foot, or by one of the regular, convenient bus services. There are Park and Ride sites located at various locations on the outskirts of the city, again with regular bus services to and from the city, which means you can enjoy your trip without the worry of having to find parking. If you are bringing your car into the city, there is an affordable carpark in St. Leonards Street called Easi Parks. You can park your car for Â£8 all day from 8am to 8pm, Monday to Saturday. Easi Parks is only 5 minutes walking distance from the apartment. If you required full 24 hours parking, there is an NCP carpark on St John's Hill (Â£15 for 24 hours), which is approximately a 10 minute walk. Parking outside the accommodation is free between 6.30pm to 8.30am Monday to Saturday, and all day on Sunday. On street, metered parking is available on Buccleuch Place, just round the corner from the apartment and costs Â£2.60 an hour, for a maximum of 4 hours. This is patrolled by Traffic Wardens.
Easi Park Prices:
Type: Not covered, Lit, Manned
Features: Motorcycle Spaces, Extra Large Spaces
Payments accepted: Coins, Notes, Cheques
Height restrictions: None
Number of spaces: 100
Mon-Sun 24 hours
1 HourÂ£ 1.90
2 HoursÂ£ 3.90
4 HoursÂ£ 6.90
6 HoursÂ£ 7.90
8 HoursÂ£ 8.90
10 HoursÂ£ 9.90
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