As a family of 6 with a 7 month baby we were all really impressed with the lovely snug. It had everything we needed and was cosy and warm. It is well placed for getting to the city centre and near bus stops etc although we tended to walk everywhere. The 3 pubs nearby were all nice although we particularly liked Teutchers as it was old and traditional. Try the haggis stovie or the Cullen skink. We came for the rugby six nations game between Scotland and England and it was a fairly easy walk to Murrayfield , just a shame about the result!.
The William Street Snug was simply perfect for our Christmas trip to Edinburgh. The snug is incredibly homely and has everything you need for a comfortable stay including a few toys to keep the little people entertained.
The owner had arranged a welcome pack full of essentials for our arrival and there is handy Sainsburys local just around the corner.
We walked to most places during our stay, Princes Street which has loads of well know high street stores on it is less than 5 mins away. Edinburgh Castle is also walkable and worth a visit. The old town has stunning architecture and has lots of of hidden walkways to explore.
We visited a number of places to eat and drink during our trip and would recommend:
Voyage of the Buck (below the snug)
Scran & Scallie
Printing Press & Kitchen
There are too many good places to choose from in all honesty.
Communication with the owner Andy was fantastic which made our family trip completely hassle free.
We would definitely return to the William Street Snug and would highly recommended it to anyone who is thinking about visiting Edinburgh.
Stayed here for 3 night in mid December and it was a fantastic apartment. It’s very clean and each room is a good size and it just feels like it’s your own Appartment and not a holiday let. We will be booking again. 5* apartment
William Street is a hidden little gem of a place, attractive with it's cobbles, independent shops, bistros/ cafes and the 3 pubs. At this time of year with the tasteful Christmas decorations up the street is a delight to return to.
The entrance door to the block (between the 2 pubs) teases you as to what lies above. An absolutely gorgeous spacious flat, like a 5 star hotel. Tastefully decorated and very Scottish with thick tweed curtains to make sure you stay warm and cosy . Comfortable beds with soft linens and ample pillows and cushions for that lazy lie in !! The wood burner was a big hit too . Copious hot water for showers ( and wow...what a shower it is) meant that no one went cold.
Having a tram stop just 2 minutes round the corner was a plus after spending the day exploring the delights of the city .
We ate at The Melville, having very reasonably priced foo, which in my case was Fish & Chips.....beautifully cooked thick cod with skinny chips, neither were greasy and both very good, the Harviestons Bitter & Twisted was spot on too. A special meal out at Otro just round the block ,was also enjoyed by all, though the high ceilings in the dining room meant it was a little noisy.
I would highly recommend this flat, and would love to stay again in the future. Many thanks Andy
This really is a gorgeous flat. It has bags of character as well as being decorated in a beautifully Scottish but very contemporary way. The lovely decor does not detract from the cosy, homely feel. I spent a cold afternoon curled up on the sofa with a book and it was fabulous.
The location is second to none, on a buzzy but traffic-quiet cobbled street, above a lovely gastro pub (great lunch and wine) and a 5 min walk to Princes St.
The owner manages the set up extremely well. He gives a fantastic guide to all you need to know too. Everything went and worked according to plan. We had a great 4 days and were very sad to leave. Will definitely be back.
On arrival we were blown away by the location, pubs and restaurants in the same street as our accommodation - a great wee restaurant was 10 footsteps from our door!
When entering the apartment, it was spotless and toasty warm and inviting.
The attention to detail in design, decor and comfort were impressive.
We were over for a big birthday bash. It was perfect for us 3 couples but would equally suit a family.
We were in walking distance from every place you would care to visit in this atmospheric old city.
We'd definitely book again as this is one of the nicest City break apartments we've ever stayed in!
Thanks again Andy for making it such a memorable stay!