Rebus writer Ian Rankin has said that he writes books which are set in Edinburgh because he is still ‘curious about the place and still finding out its secrets’.
Discover the capital’s secrets for yourself with today’s Big Deal on an overnight stay in the Merchiston Residence.
Converted from a grand Victorian townhouse, the Merchiston Residence takes its name from the charming Edinburgh suburb which it sits in.
The area is also home to a certain Mr Rankin.
It is one of Edinburgh’s most fashionable suburbs and yet just minutes away from the heart of the city.
Space and luxury
At the Merchiston Residence, classic and contemporary comfort go hand in hand for a welcoming home from home experience which suits the city break visitor, short stay holidaymaker or business traveller.
Each serviced apartment suite at Merchiston Residence has been created to cater for the discerning traveller, who wants space and luxury rolled into one package.
Available seven nights a week, this offer is for an overnight stay in a one bedroom apartment sleeping up to 3 adults or 2 adults and 2 children.
These self-catering apartments have been designed with carefully considered living areas to maximise space, while attention to detail in the interior design creates a luxurious feel.
The open plan boutique apartments boast a secluded double bed behind a partition panelled wall plus a luxurious sofa bed suitable for one adult or two children.
The apartments are beautiful with bespoke walnut panelling; a sleek, fully tiled bathroom with spacious walk-in shower; 37 inch LCD TV, DVD Player with DVDs; iPod docking station and complimentary WiFi.
Each apartment has a kitchen with washer dryer; hob; microwave oven; sink and fridge; an area to eat and a comfy sofa in which to relax following a busy day of discovering Edinburgh.
Daily servicing also means you can enjoy the luxury and sophistication of the Merchiston Residence to the full.
Multiple vouchers may be purchased and used consecutively if you want an extended stay in this beautiful city.
Upgrade to family apartment
Depending on availability, there may be the opportunity to upgrade to a family apartment for an extra £20 per night.
These feature a raised floor housing a double bed and a second double bed behind a bespoke walnut partition.
Merchiston Residence is easily accessible by car and there is a small parking area on site which can accommodate up to two cars. This operates on a first come first serve basis. There is on-street pay parking nearby and there are pay car parks in the area.
See & do
Merchiston and the neighbouring areas of Bruntsfield and Morningside are among Edinburgh’s most exclusive addresses and packed with great bars, restaurants and specialist shops.
Venture further afield and the capital offers Michelin-starred restaurants, cosy backstreet bistros and some of the best cocktail bars in the UK.
Harvey Nichols and the shops of the West End and George Street have much to offer the enthusiastic shopper while top visitor attractions include Edinburgh Castle and The Royal Yacht Britannia.
And we’ve not even started on the galleries, museums, theatres, comedy clubs, live music venues and speakeasy bars.
At the time of writing, Merchiston Residences have 144 reviews on TripAdvisor and 139 of them rate the property as excellent or very good. These recent headlines tell their own story:
‘Great place to stay, would recommend.’
‘Fantastic overnight stay.’
‘Great area, smart accommodation.’
Whether you are in town for a city break, a gig or simply because you want to investigate Edinburgh’s many fantastic restaurants, this Big Deal on an overnight stay in the Merchiston Residence is an elegant way to enjoy this great city.