Whole apartment
624 ft²
Washing machine
Free WiFi
Non-smoking rooms

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Located in Edinburgh, 1.5 miles from EICC, 1.9 miles from National Museum of Scotland and 2 miles from University of Edinburgh, Violet Bank Apartment Morningside provides accommodations with a patio and free WiFi. Housed in a building dating from 1930, this apartment is 2.1 miles from The Real Mary King's Close and 2.2 miles from Camera Obscura and World of Illusions.

The apartment features 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, bed linen, towels, a flat-screen TV with cable channels, a dining area, a fully equipped kitchen, and a terrace with garden views.

The apartment has a playground. Guests at Violet Bank Apartment Morningside can enjoy hiking and skiing nearby, or make the most of the garden.

Royal Mile is 2.3 miles from the accommodation, while Edinburgh Castle is 2.3 miles away. The nearest airport is Edinburgh Airport, 6.2 miles from Violet Bank Apartment Morningside.

This is our guests' favorite part of Edinburgh, according to independent reviews.

Couples in particular like the location – they rated it 9.4 for a two-person trip.

Violet Bank Apartment Morningside has been welcoming Booking.com guests since Dec 17, 2014

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Property Highlights

Located in the top-rated area in Edinburgh, this property has an excellent location score of 9.5!

Reliable Info
Guests say the description and photos for this property are very accurate.


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Accommodation Type
Bedroom 1:
1 full bed
Bedroom 2:
1 queen bed
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Travel Sustainable property
This property is part of the Travel Sustainable program, which means it’s taken significant steps to make your stay more sustainable.
Property questions and answers
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  • I would like to know if free parking for 2 cars is available?
    Parking at the apartment is paid on-street Monday to Friday 8 am to 5:30 pm at £2.80 per hour, it is free outside of these times in the evenings and a..
    Answered on 12 February 2021
  • Hi can one of the double beds be made into 2 singles as the photos show?
    Hello, Yes, One of the double beds can be made into 2 single beds. If you just let me know after booking I will have it set up as singles. Regards Steven
    Answered on 11 July 2021
  • Hi, New yr 2021. Do all your properties require payment up front as I ticked pay later and the system asked for my card details ? Regards Mrs.Stones
    Hello, We will only take full payment upfront for non-refundable bookings. A credit/debit card is required to secure the booking and pay the deposit ..
    Answered on 30 December 2020
  • Hi, do you have iron
    Yes, the apartment has an Iron and ironing board as well as many other amenities.
    Answered on 20 February 2022
  • Hi, thanks for your reply about the parking, and it was very useful. My husband would just like to know if you have Sky Sports, as he likes to watch ..
    Hi, No we do not have Sky sports, only Freeview channels. There will be bars in the area that will show football.
    Answered on 25 August 2021
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Hosted by Steven MacLennan

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Steven MacLennan
Our apartment is situated in a privately owned 1930's apartment block. Renovated in 2012 we have tried to keep many of the period features but bring the apartment up to date with all the modern appliance and amenities that our guests would need. Many of our guests comment that it feels like home and return regularly because of this.
We are a family run business. Founded by Reta after retiring from Visit Scotland as Grading and Classifications Officer she converted the family home into a Bed and Breakfast with husband John. Using her knowledge of the business Reta achieved a 5 star Gold rating from the Tourist board one of only a few in Edinburgh. In 2009 we expended in to Self Catering and bought this apartment. We have transferred the same standards and service from our B&B business to the apartments in order to give our guests the same level of service. On booking we like to make direct contact with our guest to ensure they have all the information required as well as our direct contact details in case they need any additional information or have questions. On arrival we like to meet the guests to familiarise them with the apartment and answer any questions they may have.
The apartment is 2 minutes' walk from Morningside Road the heart of Morningside. Morningside Road has everything that a guest would need from a Waitrose supermarket, to local butcher and grocer, cafes, bars, restaurants, dry cleaners and much more. As one of the main arteries into the city centre Morningside Road is serviced by many bus routes all running every 10 minutes to the city centre. Alternatively we would recommend that guests take a walk to the city through the Meadows Park and Old Town. It will take about 30 minutes but its well worth it. Hermitage of Braid and Blackford Hill to the South of Morningside offer leafy walks away from the city traffic and a fantastic view over the city and across to Fife as well up the Firth of Forth and East down the coast. For those more adventurous the Pentland Hill Regional Park offers over 100km of marked trails for walkers and cyclists. Some must see attractions in Edinburgh would be Edinburgh Castle, The National Museum of Scotland, Scottish National Gallery, St Glies Cathedral, Palace of Holyrood House , The Royal Yacht Britannia and Arthur's Seat. There are many more places to see so we are happy to advise.
Language spoken: English
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Travel Proud

This is a Proud Certified property where you can be extra sure of a welcoming stay.

Amenities of Violet Bank Apartment Morningside
Public parking is available at a location nearby (reservation is not needed) and costs £24 per day.
  • Street parking
WiFi is available in the rooms and is free of charge.
  • High chair
  • Dining table
  • Cleaning products
  • Toaster
  • Stovetop
  • Oven
  • Kitchenware
  • Electric kettle
  • Kitchen
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Linens
  • Wardrobe or closet
  • Alarm clock
  • Extra long beds (> 6.5 ft)
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels
  • Guest bathroom
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Slippers
  • Private Bathroom
  • Toilet
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Bathtub
  • Shower
Living Area
  • Dining area
  • Sofa
  • Sitting area
  • Desk
Media & Technology
  • Streaming service (like Netflix)
  • Blu-ray player
  • iPod dock
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable channels
  • DVD player
  • TV
Room Amenities
  • Socket near the bed
  • Drying rack for clothing
  • Clothes rack
  • Hardwood or parquet floors
  • Ironing facilities
  • Iron
  • Entire unit located on ground floor
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Patio
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Walking tours
    Additional charge
  • Stand-up comedy
    Additional chargeOff-site
  • Ski school
    Additional charge
  • Horseback riding
    Additional chargeOff-site
  • Bowling
    Additional chargeOff-site
  • Hiking
  • Skiing
  • Golf course (within 2 miles)
    Additional charge
Outdoor & View
  • Garden view
Building Characteristics
  • Private apartment in building
Front Desk Services
  • Invoice provided
  • Private check-in/out
  • Express check-in/out
Entertainment & Family Services
  • Board games/Puzzles
  • Books, DVDs or music for children
  • Board games/puzzles
  • Playground
  • Smoke-free property
  • Heating
  • Family rooms
  • Non-smoking rooms
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • Smoke alarms
  • Key access
  • Carbon monoxide detector
Languages Spoken
  • English

House rules

Violet Bank Apartment Morningside takes special requests – add in the next step!


12:00 PM - 9:00 PM

You need to let the property know what time you'll be arriving in advance.


Until 10:30 AM


Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to apartment type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check what conditions apply to your preferred room.

Refundable damage deposit

A damage deposit of GBP 500 is required on arrival. That's about 600.63USD. This will be collected by credit card. You should be reimbursed within 7 days of check-out. Your deposit will be refunded in full by credit card, subject to an inspection of the property.

Children & Beds

Child policies

Children of all ages are welcome.

Children 17 and above are considered adults at this property.

To see correct prices and occupancy info, add the number and ages of children in your group to your search.

Crib and extra bed policies

0 - 2 years
Crib upon request
£10 per stay

Prices for cribs aren't included in the total price. They'll have to be paid for separately during your stay.

The number of cribs allowed depends on the option you choose. Check your selected option for more info.

There are no extra beds available at this property.

All cribs are subject to availability.

Age restriction

The minimum age for check-in is 18

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Smoking is not allowed.


Parties/events are not allowed

Quiet hours

Guests need be quiet between 10:00 PM and 7:00 AM.


Pets are not allowed.

The fine print

Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19), make sure you're booking this property in accordance with the destination's local government guidelines, including (but not limited to) the purpose of travel and maximum group size.

In accordance with government guidelines to minimize transmission of the coronavirus (COVID-19), this property currently isn't accepting guests from certain countries on dates where such guidelines exist.

In accordance with government guidelines to minimize transmission of the coronavirus (COVID-19), this property may request additional documentation from guests to validate identity, travel itinerary, and other relevant info on dates where such guidelines exist.

In response to the coronavirus (COVID-19), additional safety and sanitation measures are in effect at this property.

Due to coronavirus (COVID-19), this property adheres to strict physical distancing measures.

It's not possible to stay at this property for coronavirus (COVID-19) quarantine purposes.

Please inform Violet Bank Apartment Morningside of your expected arrival time in advance. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property directly using the contact details in your confirmation.

This property does not accommodate bachelor(ette) or similar parties.

License number:

A damage deposit of GBP 500 is required on arrival. That's about 600.63USD. This will be collected by credit card. You should be reimbursed within 7 days of check-out. Your deposit will be refunded in full by credit card, subject to an inspection of the property.

FAQs about Violet Bank Apartment Morningside

  • Violet Bank Apartment Morningside has the following number of bedrooms:

    • 2 bedrooms

    For more detailed info, check the accommodation option(s) breakdown on this page.

  • Violet Bank Apartment Morningside can accommodate this group size:

    • 4 guests

    For more detailed info, check the accommodation option(s) breakdown on this page.

  • Yes, Violet Bank Apartment Morningside is popular with guests booking family stays.

  • The prices at Violet Bank Apartment Morningside may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates, hotel's policy etc.). To see prices, enter your dates.

  • Check-in at Violet Bank Apartment Morningside is from 12:00 PM, and check-out is until 10:30 AM.

  • Yes, there are options at this property that have a terrace. You can find out more about this and the other facilities at Violet Bank Apartment Morningside on this page.

  • Violet Bank Apartment Morningside offers the following activities/services (charges may apply):

    • Hiking
    • Playground
    • Skiing
    • Bowling
    • Golf course (within 2 miles)
    • Walking tours
    • Stand-up comedy
    • Horseback riding

  • Violet Bank Apartment Morningside is 1.4 miles from the center of Edinburgh.