Last week, I went on a little Scottish adventure, I’m so excited to share my trip with you guys. The first stop was Edinburgh; one of my favourite places in the UK with adorable little streets and so much history. The journey is just over 2 hours on the train from York which makes me question why I don’t visit more often. Charlotte and I were spending two days in Edinburgh before heading up to Glasgow where she is currently studying at University. The first evening, we stayed at Old Town Chambers in the most beautiful apartment overlooking the city.
Old Town Chambers is located just off The Royal Mile in Edinburgh, making it a perfect base for sightseeing and exploring the Old Town. We arrived pretty early, way before check-in so we were able to leave our luggage in reception which conveniently has a 24/7 concierge (who were so helpful!). We went back at 3pm and as I’d previously received our access code, we went straight up to our apartment which was number 19.
Wow. Our apartment really blew us away. We knew Old Town Chambers would be pretty spectacular given it’s 5* rating and countless tourism awards but it completely exceeded our expectations. The apartment was so spacious with a living area, kitchen, dining area and even a desk. It was hard to believe it was only for two people. To top it all off, we had a balcony with incredible panoramic views over Princess Street.
The bedroom was towards the back of the apartment and had a lovely queen sized bed which I can confirm was as comfortable as it looks in the photographs. To be honest, Charlotte and I wouldn’t have minded sleeping on the pretty giant corner sofa in the living room. It was so comfortable!
Each apartment at Old Town Chambers is different and can sleep up to six people. I’ve been browsing on their gallery here and they are all beautiful apartments. The Town House, in particular, is goals. As these are serviced apartments, they all come equipped with literally everything you would need, such as a dishwasher, washing machine, fridge freezer and a Smart TV.
The little things really made us feel like it was a home from home with a Nespresso machine, Bose sound system and the loveliest Cowshed toiletries and the most heavenly room diffuser. The diffuser has made its way onto my Christmas list!
Our apartment was so lovely, We actually didn’t want to go out and when we eventually did around 8.30pm; everywhere seemed to have stopped serving and we ended up in Pizza Express! We did, however, go for cocktails which were amazing and I’ll talk about them in my upcoming Scottish Foodie post. There is also a little tour of the apartment coming up on my Scotland Vlog – I’m not too sure when that will be up though!
I’ve never really considered staying in serviced apartments but after staying at Old Town Chambers, it’s a route I will certainly consider in the future. Apartments are a great option if you are staying with a group friends or family as there is so much space and you can really feel at home. We had a brilliant visit at Old Town Chambers, our only problem was that we wish we had stayed longer. In fact, I wouldn’t mind moving in full time.
I was a guest of Old Town Chambers, all thoughts and opinions are my own. It was truly a beautiful apartment and the photo’s obviously speak for themselves. If you’re interested in finding out more information, visit here. Prices start from £140 per night.
Have you been to Edinburgh before? Have you stayed in a serviced apartment? Would you stay in an apartment?