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Braid Apartments by Mansley - Edinburgh - Bedroom
Braid Apartments by Mansley
9.1 Wonderful
New Town£163+
Free Wi-Fi
Air conditioning
The Knight Residence by Mansley - Edinburgh - Kitchen
The Knight Residence by Mansley
8.7 Very Good
Old Town£189+
Free Wi-Fi
Km Apartments
8.2 Very Good
Free Wi-Fi
Sonder Royal Garden Apartments
8.7 Very Good
New Town£192+
Free Wi-Fi
Air conditioning
Grosvenor Suites
8 Very Good
West End£100+
Free Wi-Fi
Blue Lion Place
7 Good
Free Wi-Fi
Air conditioning
Britannia Apartments
7.4 Good
Free Wi-Fi

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Top tips for finding Edinburgh holiday rental deals

  • Can’t decide where to book your Edinburgh holiday rental? It’s hard to go wrong with the location of your holiday home in Edinburgh. Most main attractions are within the Old Town and the New Town, but there are convenient tram and bus connections to all corners of the city, and it’s easy to find cheap to luxurious accommodation in the same area of the city. However, rental prices are generally lower outside the city centre of the Old Town and New Town areas. For example, the Grosvenor Suites apartment, located in the West End, is one of the most budget-friendly options for Edinburgh holiday rentals.
  • If you’re a fan of history, the historic Old Town is the place to be, with the famous Royal Mile that leads to Edinburgh Castle, cathedrals, palaces, museums and medieval closes. Even in the Old Town you can still find well-priced holiday rentals like No. 1 Apartments - George IV Bridge, just steps away from the National Museum of Scotland and 5min from the Royal Mile.
  • The New Town is still central and has attractions of its own, but is less touristy and offers better shopping and transport links. A budget-friendly rental like City Retreat Edinburgh is only 10min from the Palace of Holyroodhouse and the Royal Mile.
  • For somewhere more trendy, the port of Leith is where “Trainspotting” was filmed and offers independent artists’ boutiques, craft beer pubs, and bakeries. Love Leith is one of many affordable Edinburgh house rentals in Leith.
  • For those visiting Edinburgh for a gastronomic tour, Leith, the New Town and the Old Town are all solid options. Leith is home to some of the city’s best restaurants, including two Michelin-starred ones: Kitchin and Martin Wishart. The Old Town has award-winning local cuisine at Angels with Bagpipes, and whisky at Whiski Rooms, while the New Town has diverse dining experiences such as Baba’s Middle Eastern charcoal grill and Thai at Time 4 Thai.
  • Kitchen/kitchenette, airport shuttle, and linens are the most popular holiday rental property amenities in Edinburgh
  • Holiday rentals in Edinburgh are around 25% more expensive than hotels on average. Search here to compare prices for all accommodation types in Edinburgh.
  • The best holiday rental properties in Edinburgh are The Park At Holyrood (9.7, 107 reviews), St Margaret's Cottage, Edinburgh (9.6, 33), and Underneath the Arches (9.5, 43), based on ratings and reviews from real travellers.
  • Old Town is the neighbourhood in Edinburgh with the most affordable holiday rental properties (745 properties with an average price of £116 per night). The Knight Residence by Mansley, Linton Collection - 28 North Bridge and Destiny Scotland Market Street Apartments are the most popular rental properties in Old Town.
  • If you’re looking for a cheap holiday rental in Edinburgh, you should consider visiting during the low season. The cheapest holiday homes in Edinburgh can be found in September and April.
  • The cheapest night for renting a holiday home in Edinburgh is Monday. In contrast, the most expensive is Saturday.
  • Book your Edinburgh holiday rental at least 6 days before your stay begins to get the best price.
  • Holiday rentals are a popular choice for both long and short-term stays. KAYAK users usually book their holiday rental in Edinburgh for 10 days.
  • The cheapest Edinburgh holiday rental found on KAYAK in the last 2 weeks was £32, while the most expensive was £192.

FAQs when booking a holiday home in Edinburgh

  • How much is a holiday rental for a week in Edinburgh?

    The average price for a weekly Edinburgh holiday rental found by KAYAK users in the last 2 weeks is £1,993.

  • How much is a holiday rental for a month in Edinburgh?

    The average price for a monthly Edinburgh holiday rental found by KAYAK users in the last 2 weeks is £8,541.

  • What types of holiday rentals are available in Edinburgh?

    There are loads of different property types that you can make your holiday home in Edinburgh. You’ll find apartments, boats, houses, lodges, campsites, farm stays, cottages, homestays, chalets, houseboats, bungalows, castles, campgrounds, villas, agritourism, cabins, caravans and condos.

  • What are some of the most-loved holiday rentals available in Edinburgh?

    There are many types of properties available for Edinburgh holiday rentals. If you’re looking for something special, holiday rentals most loved by KAYAK users are Braid Apartments by Mansley and Edinburgh City Suites.

  • What are the most popular Edinburgh holiday rentals for a large group?

    If you’re a large group then you’ll need plenty of space. The highest rated holiday homes that can sleep 6 people or more by KAYAK users are Carvetii - Kings House - 20mins to Edinburgh, Stylish Apartment and Beautiful, Traditional 2 Bedroom Main Door Flat.

  • Are there any pet-friendly holiday rentals in Edinburgh?

    There are a number of dog and pet-friendly Edinburgh holiday rentals, with around 6% allowing you to bring your pet along with you.

  • How much is a holiday rental in Edinburgh?

    KAYAK users have found holiday rentals in Edinburgh for as cheap as £108 in the last 3 days. The average price is £285.

  • How much is a holiday rental in Edinburgh for tonight?

    In the last 72 hours, users have found Edinburgh holiday rentals for tonight for as low as £101. Search here for similar prices

  • Which are the most popular neighbourhoods to stay in Edinburgh?

    Holiday rentals in Old Town, New Town and Leith have the most searches on KAYAK. For more information about Edinburgh's different neighbourhoods, check out our Edinburgh's City Guide.

  • How can I find holiday rentals near me in Edinburgh?

    Take a look at our holiday rentals map to find the best holiday rental homes near you.

  • What is a nice neighbourhood in Edinburgh for those with a family?

    For those visiting with their children, the Old Town has the most convenience due to its proximity to attractions like Edinburgh Castle. But for outdoor areas for children to play, accommodation like Cozy 1-bed Flat in Stockbridge is calmer and has the Royal Botanic Garden close by.

  • Where are the good holiday rental areas for nightlife?

    The Old Town has no shortage of music venues, from the Jazz Bar to Sandy Bell’s, plus dancing at Cabaret Voltaire or The Bongo Club. Cheval Abbey Strand Apartments is a good option in Old Town.

  • Where should I stay if I’m looking for romantic Edinburgh holiday rentals?

    Luxury apartments, like Spacious Royal Mile, and romantic things to do abound in the Old Town. The pedestrian Royal Mile and the lanes that branch off it are perfect for strolls with your partner down the cobblestones.

  • Where is a good place to do some shopping?

    The New Town is where you’ll find the city’s best shopping, with streets like George Street, Princes Street and Princes Street Gardens. The New Town is renowned for fashion, with high-end boutiques like Harvey Nichols, as well as independent designer boutiques in Thistle Street. Stewart by Heeton Concept is located ideally for your shopping.

Where to stay in Edinburgh?

Our map will help you find the perfect place to stay in Edinburgh by showing you the exact location of each holiday rental.

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