Frequently Asked Questions

Cots and High Chairs are available on request and are provided free of charge.

We offer complimentary tea & coffee in all apartments. Under you kitchen sink you will find detergent for your dishwasher, as well as washing up liquid and tea towels. In your bathroom you will find a range of Complimentary Luxury toiletries that include soap and shampoo.

We offer secure, private parking in Edinburgh at the Knight Residence by Mansley (fees apply). Guests booking Braid Apartments by Mansley can request to reserve a parking space at this sister property, subject to availability.

Check in time is guaranteed from 4.00pm, however, we can sometimes arrange an early check-in, subject to availability, nominal fee applies. If the apartment is not ready when you arrive we are more than happy to store your luggage (fees apply), so you are free to enjoy the city. Please note that Inverness does not have a reception, therefore we are unable to store your luggage without prior arrangement.

Apartments should be vacated by 10.00am, on the day of departure; this is in order for our Housekeeping Team to fully service the apartment for the next arrival. Subject to availability, we can extend this time until 1pm however this is does incur a nominal fee. We are more than happy to look after your luggage if you are not leaving the city until later on during the day (Fees may apply)

Sainsburys Local: 9-10 St Andrew Square, Edinburgh EH2 2AF.Open 7am-10pm. 0131 226 6939

Tesco Express: 141 Princes St, Edinburgh EH2 4BL. Open 6am – 11pm. 0345 610 2923.

Co-Op Food: 26-28 Frederick St, Edinburgh EH2 2JR. Open 7am-10pm. 0131 220 0359

Chipsy King: 106 Rose St, Edinburgh EH2 3JF. Fish and Chips. Open 2pm – 1am.

The Golden Dragon: 21 Castle St, Edinburgh EH2 3DN. Chinese. Open 12pm – 10pm Wednesday – Monday. 0131 202 2982.

Pizza Hut: 34/36 Hanover St, Edinburgh EH2 2DR. Pizza. Open 11am – 11pm. 0131 226 3652.

Five Guys: 12 Frederick St, Edinburgh EH2 2HB. Burgers. Open 11am – 11pm. 0131 226 5481.

Yo!: First Floor, 78 Princes St, Edinburgh EH2 2ER. Sushi. Open 11am – 10pm. 0131 341 2062.

Bella Italia: 9 Hanover St, Edinburgh EH2 2DL. Italian. Open 11am – 10pm. 0131 202 6180.

KFC: 1-3 S Charlotte St, Edinburgh EH2 4AN. Chicken. Open 11am – 11pm. 0131 225 8724.

Fishers In The City: 58 Thistle St, Edinburgh EH2 1EN. Seafood. Open 12pm-10pm. 0131 225 5109.

Cote Edinburgh: 51 Frederick St, Edinburgh EH2 1LH. French Inspired Brasserie. Open 9am-10pm. 0131 202 6256.

Noto: 47a Thistle St, Edinburgh EH2 1DY. Tapas. Open 12pm – 9:30pm. 0131 241 8518.

Hard Rock Café: 20 George St, Edinburgh EH2 2PF. American Style. Open 11am – 10pm. 0131 260 3000.

Amarone: 12-13 St Andrew Square, Edinburgh EH2 2AF. Italian. Open 12pm – 10pm. 0131 523 1177.

The Ivy on the Square: 6 St Andrew Square, Edinburgh EH2 2BD. all-day British brasserie. 0131 526 4777.

Miller and Carter: 29-31 Frederick St, Edinburgh EH2 2ND. Steak. Open 12pm-11pm. 0131 603 6080.

Las Iguanas: 141-143 George St, Edinburgh EH2 4JY. Latin American. Open 11am – 11pm. 0131 378 1898.

Bonnie & Wild: Level 4, St James Quarter, 415-417 St James Square, Edinburgh EH1 3AE. Various Cuisines. Open 9am – 12am.

Ghost Bus Tour: Deacon Brodies Tavern, Edinburgh Lawnmarket outside, Edinburgh EH1 2PH. Spooky Bus Tour. Open 9am – 10pm Monday – Sunday.

Supercube: 237 Cowgate, Edinburgh EH1 1JQ. Karaoke. Open 2pm – 3am Monday – Sunday.

Lane 7: Floor 4, 02b St James Square, Edinburgh EH1 3AD. Arcade and Bowling. Open 10am – 1am Monday – Sunday.

Escape Hunt: Units 3 & 4, Omni Centre, Edinburgh EH1 3AU. Escape Room. Open 10am – 10pm Monday – Sunday.

Department of Magic: 9 Blair St, Edinburgh EH1 1QR. Magical Themed Escape Room. Open 10am – 11pm Monday – Sunday.

Edinburgh Dungeons: 31 Market Place, Edinburgh EH1 1DF. Horror Experience. Open 10:30am – 5:45pm Monday – Sunday.

Roxy Lanes: 26 Rose St, Edinburgh EH2 2QA. Arcade and Bowling. Open 11am – 1am Monday – Sunday.

City of the Dead Tours:

• Underground Haunted Tour.

• Graveyard Haunted Tour.

• Double Dead Haunted Tour.

Auld Reekie Tours

• Terror Tour.

• Vaults and Graveyard Tour.

• Vaults Tour.

• Haunted Vaults Tour.

Mercat Tours:

• Castle and Royal Mile Tour.

• Blair Street Vaults Tour.

• Whisky Tasting Tour.

• Witches Tour.

• Ghost Underground Vaults Tour.

• Vaults and Whisky Tour.

• Vaults and Graveyard Tour.

Rabbies Tours:

• Outlander Adventure Tour.

• Outer Hebrides and Scottish Highlands. 5 days.

• Isle of Sky. 3 days.

• Loch Ness, Inverness and Highlands. 2 days.

• Loch Lomond National Park, Kelpies and Stirling. 1 day.

Timberbush Tours:

• Loch Ness, Glencoe and Highlands.

• Glenfinnan, Fort Williams and Glencoe Adventure.

• West Highland Loch, Mountains and Castles.

• Outlander, palaces and Jacobite’s experience.

Royal Yacht Britannia: Ocean Dr, Leith, Edinburgh EH6 6JJ. Open 9:30am – 4pm.

Edinburgh Castle: Castlehill, Edinburgh EH1 2NG. Open 9:30am – 6pm.

National Museum of Scotland: Chambers St, Edinburgh EH1 1JF. Open 10am – 5pm.

Camera Obscura and World of Illusions: 549 Castlehill, Edinburgh EH1 2ND. Open 9am – 10pm.

The Chocolatarium: 3-5 Cranston St, Edinburgh EH8 8BE. Open 10am – 5pm.

Dynamic Earth: Holyrood Rd, Edinburgh EH8 8AS. Open 10am – 5pm.

Edinburgh Zoo: 134 Corstorphine Rd, Corstorphine, Edinburgh EH12 6TS. Open 10am – 6pm.

Mary King’s Close: 2 Warriston’s Cl, Edinburgh EH1 1PG. Open 9am – 9pm.

Royal Botanical Gardens: Edinburgh EH3 5NZ. Open 10am – 6pm.

Surgeons Hall Museum: Surgeons Hall Museums, Nicolson St, Edinburgh EH8 9DW. Open 10am – 5pm.

National Galleries Scotland: The Mound, Edinburgh EH2 2EL. Open 10am – 5pm.

Palace of Holyrood House: Canongate, Edinburgh EH8 8DX. Open 9:30am – 5pm Thursday – Sunday.

McNicoll Vehicle Hire: 45 Lochrin Pl, Edinburgh EH3 9RB. Open 8am – 5pm Monday – Friday, 8am – 1pm. Saturday and Sunday.

Edinburgh Car Rental: 17/1 Tytler Gardens, Edinburgh EH8 8HQ. Open 24 hours.

SIXT Car Hire – Edinburgh Waverley/City Centre: Q-Park OMNI Centre, Greenside Row, Edinburgh EH1 3AN. Open 8am – 7pm everyday.

Enterprise Car Hire: Waverley Station, Car Park, New St, Edinburgh EH8 8BH. Open 7am – 7pm.

Europcar Edinburgh St James Quarter: Mall Level L1, St James Square, Quarter, Edinburgh EH1 3AD. Open 8am – 6pm. Monday – Saturday.

• Central Taxis: 01312292468.

• City Cabs: 01312281211.

• Capital Cars: 01317777777.

• Kays Cabs: 01316292129.

• Edinburgh Airport Transfers LTD: 07511252200.

Nearest Bus station :

The nearest bus station is Edinburgh bus station which is located of St Andrews Square. This is the only bus station in Edinburgh and is where you will find the buses for National Express, Megabus, Flixbus and some of the Rabbies Tours also will depart from there. It is recommended by all bus service that depart from Edinburgh Station that you arrive at least 15 minutes before your bus is due to arrive. For the Airlink buses heading over to Edinburgh Airport, you will be able to get these buses from outside T K Maxx on St Andrews Square. You can also get the tram from the tram spots located on St Andrews Square and located along Princes Street. Address for the bus station: 26 Elder St, Edinburgh EH1 3DX.

Nearest Train Station:

Waverley station is the main train station in Edinburgh City Centre and is the one most commonly used by our guests here at Braid Apartments. It is around 0.5 miles from our property and is around a 9 minute walk. The walk from the train station to our property is predominately uphill so we do recommend to our guests that they get a taxi from the train station to Braid Apartments especially if they have a lot of luggage with them, however some of our guests will walk to and from the train station from our property. The address for Waverley station is Edinburgh EH1 3EG and it is located not far from the Balmoral hotel and Princes Street Gardens.

Nearest airport:

Edinburgh Airport is the only airport in Edinburgh and is located around 8 miles away from our property. There are several options when it comes to travelling too and from the airport to Braid Apartments, our guests tend to use the variety of options to reach us to start their stay. You can get an airport taxi from the taxi rank at the airport which will bring you directly to our property, alternatively there is an Airlink 100 bus that takes you from the bus stops outside the arrivals terminal at the airport which will drop you on Princes Street or to St Andrews Square outside of TKMAXX, you can also get the Airlink back to the airport from the same stops. Another alternative is the tram which again can be caught from outside the arrivals terminal at the airport and this drops you off on Princes Street or St Andrews Square. From the bus and tram stops it is around a 15 minute walk up Lothian Road to the property.

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January 2024

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January 2024

“FABULOUS in every way”

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Kristin U

November 2023

“Perfect location and very comfortable stay”

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