This is my second stay at the Cooperage; my first in November 2014.
When I decided to visit Edinburgh again July 2017 I only had one place in mind.
The Cooperage and I changed my dates initially to make sure I could stay there for a plethora of reasons.
Firstly - Communication with the owner was excellent again, no question was too many and trust me I ask a lot of questions.
During the booking process I did have to change my dates slightly and it was no trouble for them to be changed.
Secondly - The building its self has a history and so does the Leith, I love the area.
Thirdly - Location - It is an easy walk into town or you can get take the number 22 bus from Commercial Street which is about 60mtrs from the front door.
Getting to the Cooperage is also easy, from the airport you can take the number 35 bus for the bargain price of GBP1.60 (at time of writing) it will take about an hour but just tell the driver you want to get off at the Customs House stop on Commercial Street and then walk to the right down the lane,
restaurant to the right, water to the left, when you come a beautiful old building just like you see in the pictures that's it; go around to the front because you are at the back and there it is..... "Home".... for your next ?? nights.
There are a lot fine restaurants in the area as well as a local grocery shop Sainsburry's and a very good Fish, Chip & Pizza shop called "Pierinos" both on Commercial Street as you head into town.
Fourth - and probably the most important, it was very CLEAN and fresh; Smoking is not permitted so it doesn't have any stale or damp odours.
Fifth - The apartment has all the modern appliances you need or want, a washing machine/clothes dryer combined and that was very important to me, I don't want to waste valuable holiday hours in a laundromat doing my laundry and a kitchen full of appliances should you decide to cook up a storm.
Sixth - Getting the keys was easy, I did advise that I was going to be in Ireland 3 weeks before I was arriving in Edinburgh and they arrived a week before I left Australia.
Since my last stay I noticed some improvements within the apartment, not that it needed it but Hotel Quality Crisp White sheets and Towels.
The apartment looks out onto the Leith and the views of the water and the swans swimming are just so calming after hectic days touring.....
I can highly recommend the Cooperage; will I be back to stay there - YES - it is my home in Edinburgh
Great place to stay!! Absolutely enjoyed my stay there! Great view, surrounded by great places to eat, weather was great, and the bus stop is only a few feet away!
We found the Cooperage central to the bus stops and restaurants. We did feel that it needed a lot of work especially the blinds on the windows which did not cut out any light at all. The toilet took forever to fill up which was annoying. The owner did say that he has since replaced the blinds. The position could not have been better though
The location was great with a bus to nearly all locations in Edinburgh a minute away. It had numerous restaurants and cafes at the doorstep and was a short, pleasant stroll to Ocean terminal. The property itself however needs considerable maintenance, with broken blinds, horrendous noise from the cistern when you flushed the toilet, damaged trim work in the kitchen and painting. The lounge furniture and bed were not comfortable. To top it off, you could only have a warm (not hot) shower in the morning as the water was not hot in the evening.
The location was perfect for me and had a great view of the picturesque Shore area of Leith.
The apartment was cosy and had everything needed. The communication with the owner was first rate. Would definitely use again.
We loved our stay at the cooperage. It was perfect, comfortable, great location and view and so close to all the shops, great little bars and restaurants. We will definitely book to go back again.
great location on The Shore, comfortable with all mod cons and clean, good shared off street parking, very near all amenities including shops and access to regular buses to/from Edinburgh.