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Merchiston Residence

4.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

We stayed here after Hogmanay. Beautiful modern apartment. All mod cons and great location. Shops and coffee shops around the corner. About 10 minutes to the castle ( £8:50 approx in a taxi). Highly recommend.

We decided on a night away at the start of January with our two young girls, we stayed in apartment one, it was very cosy and warm and decorated to a high standard, both the double bed and sofa bed were so comfortable we actually slept in. The apartment had everything you needed and the WiFi connection was brilliant. We had one small problem that the kettle would not work but after calling this was sorted straight away nothing was any bother, we certainly will be booking again. Thank you for a lovely stay

Despite the high score that this residence has, the treatment I had was terrible. I made a reservation in it for 1 day, but unfortunately I ended up losing a flight connection, not being able to be present in Edimburg at the time of check in. I tried several times to ask for the cancellation of the reservation, although I knew that it could be denied, I thought that they could understand me a bit, reaching an agreement. Although 2 days to check in I did not get a single email at any time, they simply debited the total amount and ignored me. Manages totally indifferent to the client. That lack of respect. Very bad indeed. I have always been super well treated in Edinburgh, but with this residence I have a very bad experience.

Edinburgh is a beautiful city which I visit often as my daughter lives there, however I find the cost of hotels ridiculously overpriced, even the budget selection. The Merchiston Residence originally caught my eye as it is within walking distance to my daughters flat, the cost was pretty reasonable - for a 2 night stay £250. What a pleasant surprise on entering the premises though, we were in the basement studio (which although small) was decorated and fitted to make wonderful use of the limited space. The decoration was of an exceptionally high standard and fitted with the best quality kitchen appliances, and was very, very clean. The flat contained everything you'd need, including a large flat screen TV and DVD player. Bathroom was spacious, fantastic shower also, I would certainly recommend to anyone thinking of visiting Edinburgh.

Wow wow wow what a great apartment. You will find it hast to go out as so lovely, clean and contemporary. We got rained in the first day and had a problem tk get the heating on. The staff could not help enough and came with an electric radiator within 30 mins. Location is great 2 buses go to the royal mile and take 10 minutes taking you through historic buildings. Local cafes and bars are lovely breckie and evening meal. Busy and locals always a good sign. I would come back next week if I could it was so chilled.

We were in Edinburgh for a few days and found out about Merchiston Residences through TripAdvisor. Made the reservation and got the confirmation. A few days before our arrival we received an email with the code for access. The one downside was that it didn't confirm the address of the location for the Residences we were staying in and went to main office instead of unit. When we got there if was on the top floor of the building which was a bit tough with heavy suitcases. Got into apartment and it was small but very nice. Everything was compact but had full kitchen including combined washer dryer which at this point in the trip was very useful for wash a few personal items. Picked up some times at the nearby grocery for breakfast and snacks which was nice instead of having to go out to restaurants. When we finally got a sense of the neighborhood and location was actually very nice to be in a neighborhood location instead of the the more active center and many buses nearby to get you around quickly. Nice option to a typical hotel type setting.

My wife and I stayed at the Merchiston Residence for 2 nights during a trip to England and Scotland. We stayed in a very nice studio located on a quiet street. The studio was very clean et very well equipped. There is no staff on premisses, but the concierge over the phone is very efficient. The building is located about 10 minutes from center by car or cab. I would definitely return.

Excellent modern and well equipped apartments we had 4 and all were tastefully decorated Just a taxi ride away from centre and all attractions taxis arrive within 5mins of calling and are readily available would recommend anyone visiting edinburgh to use these apartments for a weekend or few days

The Merchiston Residence is a lovely place to stay while you visit Edinburgh! The interior is really lovely and up to date, also a kitchen area is included with all you might need for cooking - even a washing machine if you need your laundry get done. The apartments are located in a quiet part of Edinburgh, but coffee houses, shopping facilities and restaurants are only a few minutes walk away. In about 5 minutes you reach a bus stop from where you can start exploration tours throughout the city (we took line 23 for center, even in rush-hours we were in about 20 min at the Royal Mile). One minor disadvantage is the lack of parking spaces, because there is only one we had seen, the others on the street are metered. The bottom line is that the Merchiston Residence felt like being at home for us and if we will get back to Edinburgh in the future, we will stay there again!

Really nice apartment for a couple . First of all the complaints ( the radiator in the bedroom was broken and was so hot and we were unable to turn it off) room too hot to sleep in. Also Parking for 🌞One🌞 car and on street parking was available but ridiculous as you had to renew every 4 hours. We were just lucky to get the 🌞One🌞Parking space available. As the apartment is unmanned we called the number and told the radiator would be looked at whilst out but this wasn't the case. We complained again the next day after sleeping on the pull out bed and we then moved to another apartment for rest of stay which was lovely. ( room 6)

4 Merchiston Avenue Edinburgh Scotland

Hotel highlights

  • Walking distance to King's Theatre
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas

Located in Merchiston within a short walk of King's Theatre, Merchiston Residence is within a mile (2 km) of other popular sights such as Edinburgh International Conference Centre. The 8 rooms at this 4-star apartment include kitchens, iPod docks, and living rooms. It's also close to University of Edinburgh and Greyfriars Kirk.


The 8 apartments feature kitchens and space to spread out with living rooms. 37-inch flat-screen TVs come with DVD players, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi. Bathrooms offer hair dryers and free toiletries, and beds sport Egyptian cotton sheets. Washers/dryers, iPod docks, and coffee makers are other standard amenities.

Property features

At Merchiston Residence, guests have access to free WiFi in public areas. Offsite parking is available for a fee. Helpful staff is there to provide tour or ticket assistance, as well as offer insight about the area.

Room options

Luxury Family Apartment

Full 2 | Sleeps 4

Apartment 1 Bedroom (plus sofa bed)

Full 1 | Sleeps 4

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

99% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 204 reviews