Double Room - Edinburgh Castle view
Floor No.0(with elevator)
- Parking available
- Elevator in building
- Family/child friendly
|Address||Hutchison House floor flat, EH14 1NT Edinburgh, United Kingdom|
|Property type||Private room|
|Response time||A few hours|
|Calendar updated||A few months ago|
Whether you are in Edinburgh for leisure or for business I am more than happy to welcome you as my guest in a nice and cosy double room. A short bus ride will take you to the City Centre with easy.
I work full time, Check-in will be guaranteed only at 6pm or later. PLEASE NOTE: If you require to check in earlier than 6PM get in touch before booking to see if an arrangement can be put in place. weekends check in more flexible as I am not working.
Please note that as I live in the property when booking you may be sharing common area with myself and/or other guests. Although the house will be cleanded, tidied and disinfected regularely, may happen that sometime something is out of place, some washing is hanging somewhere, a couple of dishes are in the sink and some remote corner behind a cupboard may have gathered some dust. Essentially if you think that share common areas with one or more strangers is not for you probably should be looking for a listing where the whole premises is hired out or look for an hotel.
DOUBLE BEDROOM (Private) - This is your private Room with wardrobe chest of drawers and bedside table. Bed linen will be provided.
single futon chair-bed also in the room. This could be turned into a single bed to accommodate a 3rd guest. Please note that when the 3rd bed is fully extended the space would be limited in the room but surely still suitable for a short stay of few days.
If the booking is for 4-5-6 people, guests will have use of a second double bedroom as well.
BATHROOM (Shared) – Tiled floor and electric shower over bath. Feel free to make use of toiletries & towels that are supplied.
KITCHEN (Shared) – Laminate flooring with Electric Cooker/Oven/Grill, Washing machine, microwave, Toaster, Kettle and a small balcony with a stunning view of the Pentland hills and the Edinburgh Castle.
A self-serve breakfast (tea/coffee, milk, juice, cereal, toast, porridge etc…) is included.
If you are on a budget and choose to buy and cook your own food you are welcome to use the kitchen and utensils and basic condiments - Therefore no need to purchase salt, oil sugar herbs, chilly etc...
LIVING ROOM (Shared) – Spacious and bright living room with laminate floor and large Oriental rug. Coffee table comfortable sofa and chair, whiskey cabinet, foldable dining table which sits up to 4 people.
In the evening (or any time of the day) you and anyone else in your party (if over 18) could taste the real flavour of Scotland by sipping a complementary glass of Single Malt Whiskey from my display cabinet. Choose from a variety of whiskey from different regions all with an individual distinctive taste. If you want to know more about what you are about to drink the Whiskey Bible is available for you to satisfy your thirst of knowledge.
If both rooms are occupied by guests I may be spending the night on the sofabed in the living room which at night will no longer be a shared space but my private space. In any case the living room will always be available to guests during day time and evenings for reading, browsing internet, sipping a whiskey, or just relaxing.
Wi-Fi is available free of charge to connect with your family and friends through your smart phones and/or laptop. However if you do not have a laptop you could use my Computer in the living room set up with a Guest account which is connected to a 32” screen. With a wireless keyboard you will be able to browse the internet comfortably sitting on the sofa. I often enjoy watching streamed Movies or Sports event.
Interaction with Guests
Most of the time guests will be sharing the apartment with just me and/or other guests. When I'm around I am happy to advise guests on things to do & see in Edinburgh and around Scotland. I also enjoy chatting to guests about their travel adventures etc... Ideally while sipping a nice local single malt Whiskey
From September till Xmas 2015 One of the room will be occupied by a student therefore when you are booking on this period as mentioned above I will sleep in the living room whcih however will still be a common/shared area during the day.
The flat is situated in the Gorgie/Slateford area, 2 miles away from the City Centre and is on the 5th floor of a ten stories block (Don’t worry there is a lift!).
It is on a direct bus route from the airport (Lothian Buses No. 35) and it is only 30 minutes away. You can catch the 35 just outside the airport terminal (£1.50 Single)
5 Minutes walking from Slateford Train station. 10 minutes bus ride from Haymarket and 20/25 minutes bus ride from Waverley Station
There are many Lothian buses lines passing by nearby the flat 24 hours. The nearest bus stops to the city centre are less than 5 minute walk. It's about a 10-15 minute bus ride into town depending on the time of day. During the day there will be buses heading to Princes Street every 5m
This is not a rule but would like to clarify:
As I work full time Check-in will be guaranteed only at 6pm or later. PLEASE NOTE: If you require to check in earlier than 6PM get in touch before booking to see if ad-hoc arrangement can be put in place. Saturdays, Sundays check in arrangement could be more flexible as I am not working and probably able to arrange check in earlier.
If after discussing possible arrangements I am not able to accommodate your needs to avoid disappointments would be advisable for you to look other listing or elsewhere.
|Price for > 1 guests||$ 100 HKD per guest/night extra|
|Check-in after||6 PM|
|Check-in before||On arrangement|
|Check-out before||On arrangement|
We stayed with Luca in two days. We arrived by bus 44 which is one of several possible, which means you never have to wait long to get to or from the city.
On arrival, Luca did not answer us when we wrote or called his number which was a little frustrating because we did not know how to use the intercom. Eventually we found out. We would have wished that the contact between us and him had been better.
When we walked in the door, we could immediately feel Lucas hospitality and that he wanted us to feel at home.
The room we stayed in was nice and clean with fresh linens and towels. However, there was no or really bad connection to the WiFi in the room which was a bit annoying.
Bath and kitchen were also nice and clean. However, the lock on the bathroom did not work so well witch was a little annoying because we were him and another couple living in the apartment.
We could use everything in the kitchen both cookware and food witch made it easy to cook.
We were allowed to use the whole apartment and his computer which was defiantly at plus.
Luca offers to help and are generally very hospitable and helpful. Luca is not as orderly so we are sure that if we had any special requests, he would have done everything he could to fulfill them.
The last night we came home late and he was going to bed in the living room. When we came in, he asked if we would like to use the room, so he would clear his bed away again. This shows that Luca is prepared to set his own need aside so that you feel at home.
If you need advice or a recommendation about finding a place to eat or an attraction. He is a good listener, open minded, positive, happy and welcoming.
Luca also has a good situational awareness about its guests.
One night we were in the apartment Luca was having some whisky with one of his friends and we were more than welcome to participate and taste his collection of whisky. Even his favorite whisky he shared. Later on he cooked some Italian food and kindly shared it with us. It was an evening that made our stay in Lucas apartment and Edinburgh special.
We are really happy to have stayed with Luca and can highly recommend him to others!!
Il mese passato a Edimburgo a casa di Gianluca é stato fantastico! Molto gentile, disponibile e di compagnia! É una persona aperta e pronta a darti consigli preziosi.
Very friendly and helpful owner. Gianluca picked us up from Glasgow Airport! Rooms tidy and functional in a skyscraper. Host courteous and extremely trusting. To achieve centrum by bus in 10 minutes. We will stay again next visit to Edinburgh Gianluca. Recommendable :-)
Sehr freundlicher und hilfsbereiter Vermieter. Gianluca hat uns von Glasgow Flughafen abgeholt ! Zimmer ordentlich und zweckmäßig in einem Hochhaus. Gastgeber zuvorkommend und außerordentlich vertrauensvoll. Centrum mit dem bus in 10min zu erreichen. Wir werden beim nächsten Besuch in Edinburgh wieder bei Gianluca übernachten. Empfehlenswert
Really nice accommodation and kind owner. I recommend everybody to go. The house is pretty close to the city centre and well served with several buses. And last but not least... there is the moka to make coffe!
Gianluca was a really nice host, he offered us to try some different whiskeys and we had a nice chat with him. It takes just 10 minutes to get to his house from the city centre and he offers an affordable price in comparison to the other available options in Edinburgh. Advisable.
La casa de Gianluca está a media hora de autobús del Centro, y 10 minutos andando (eso si sabes llegar al edificio) ya que está muy complicado. Allí todas las calles se llaman hachinson, lo que aumenta la dificultad, preguntamos varias veces y la gente tampoco lo conocía, ya que los edificios son conocidos por nombres, house,..
Gianluca, no llega de trabajar hasta las 16;30 ó 17 horas, el aspecto del anfitrión no es ni mucho menos el de la foto, la habitación exactamente es una large room, cómo él lo denomina y es su dormitorio, dónde te deja colgar tu ropa dentro de su armario, con unas pocas perchas libres que te deja. Él duerme en el sofá con un biombo que se pone. El cuarto de baño es viejo y repintado, el dormitorio lo encontramos tal cuál estaba, con papeles en el escritorio del anterior ocupante y sin ninguna garantía de la higiene en cuanto a la cama se refiere y el desayuno te lo has de preparar tú mismo, y además limpiar lo que ensucies. Para el dinero que vale dormir una noche calidad-precio no es equiparable.
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