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Booklover's Bed With a View

Booklover's Bed With a View

2 guests
1 bed
1 bath
2 guests
1 bed
1 bath

Within an ancient tenement on the cultural fault-line between the medieval Royal Mile and the 18th century New Town. With remarkable views over Princes Street you can't be more central. A comfortable pied-a-terre at the heart of Scottish history.


Wireless Internet
Hair dryer
Laptop friendly workspace

Sleeping arrangements

Common spaces
1 king bed

House Rules

No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Not safe or suitable for children (0-12 years)
Check-in time is 3PM - 8PM
Check out by 11AM




75 Reviews

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Jennifer User Profile
August 2017
The flat was well located. One entrance led out through a close to the Royal Mile and the other entrance to The Mound. There are about 14 steps up to the lift from the Mound Entrance and Rachel had arranged for John to help me with my luggage which I much appreciated. The flat wa…

Lee Yung User Profile
May 2017
Extremely cosy and well located next to the royal mile. Good amenities, heating and cooling were great. There will be some street noise and early light in summer as we experienced. Laundry is shared but easy to use. Lovely to have guidebooks and things to read with a cuppa tea!

Lindsay User Profile
October 2016
Rachel was very welcoming and a great communicator. The unit was just as described and was in a perfect location. Steps away from the Royal mile in a quiet courtyard and just up the hill from the new town. There was some street noise as the bedroom window faced a busy road, but w…

Emma User Profile
July 2016
My husband and I had a great stay at Rachel's place. The apartment is in a fantastic location and we were able to walk everywhere. Communication with Rachel as well as Gill and John was quick and very helpful. We loved the guide books especially the local's guide. A little bit of…

Tim User Profile
April 2016
John met us early, 8:30am, which was so convenient after an early arrival. He clearly explained everything about the apartment, and we had no problems with anything during our six night stay. The absolutely brilliant thing about the apartment was its location. You are literally t…

Jill User Profile
July 2015
We were very disappointed with our stay at Booklovers. It is in a great position with great views and was originally well and interestingly decorated and furnished, but it now suffers from serious lack of care and attention. There has been significant water damage to the kitchen …
Rachel User Profile
Response from Rachel:
Thank you for the useful feedback Jill. Your opinions are inconsistent with the other reviews. I will take care to ensure that the justified issues are addressed.
July 2015

Monique User Profile
May 2014
Rachel is a fantastic host - her communication is very quick and helpful and the apartment is lovely. It's in the absolute best location - could not have been better! I highly recommend Bed with a view as a place to explore edinburgh!!
Rachel User Profile
Response from Rachel:
Thanks for this great review Monique. I'm so glad you enjoyed your stay at Bed With a View. Apologies again for the lack of hot water - i had only just discovered that the instruction manual for the apartment had gone missing. And John forgot to mention the booster button. Thank you so much for your patience and understanding. Cheers to you
May 2014

Hosted by Rachel

Edinburgh, United KingdomJoined in April 2012
Rachel User Profile
81 Reviews
Rachel is a SuperhostSuperhosts are experienced, highly rated hosts who are committed to providing great stays for guests.
As The Travelling Bookbinder I divide my time between Edinburgh and the Isle of Iona. Teaching workshops internationally allows me to combine my love of paper art and travel. I've been having an affair with Edinburgh for many years and am still entranced by it. If you have any qu…
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Response time: within an hour
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