Destiny Scotland – George IV Apartments (Edinburgh, Scotland)

For photographs and a breakdown of my trip to Edinburgh, click here.


For a one bedroom apartment I paid £56 per night, however I think I was extremely lucky with this price and the accommodation averages for closer to £100 per night. This is pretty expensive, however for the quality of the room you get as well as the space I would really recommend staying in these apartments rather than a small hotel room at the same cost. The hotel has a 9.3 on and the Destiny Scotland group own the entire building, meaning that there are larger apartments and suites available to book, too.


This apartment has been totally overhauled. In a traditional Georgian building, it boasts high ceilings and large sash windows – but that’s where the dated features end. There is a palette of grey, white and purple throughout the apartment which emphasises the roominess of the space. There is a sleek integrated kitchen with modern fittings, a brand new bathroom and a cosy bedroom, and I would definitely describe the finish of the decor as luxurious.


It would be difficult to find accommodation in Edinburgh in a better location than this. It is just a few minutes from the Royal Mile, directly next door to the famous The Elephant House (where J.K. Rowling wrote the first Harry Potter book) and across the road from the Museum of Scotland. There are plenty of restaurants and bars around the apartment building and two supermarkets, also. The University of Edinburgh and its beautiful grounds are just a few minutes walk away and the castle, Haymarket and Princes Street aren’t far either.


The apartment was very spacious, with a large L-shaped sofa and television in the living room that opened onto a modern kitchen and dining area. There were all necessary kitchen amenities like a fridge, freezer, washing machine and dishwasher as well as plenty of space to cook. There is also an iron and board available to use as well as plenty of wardrobe space to arrange your things.


The apartment was spotless on arrival and very well presented. The cupboard space in the kitchen was well organised and easy to manoeuvre.

If I’m ever back to stay in Edinburgh, I will definitely be staying here again. Although it may seem a little pricey, this is pretty standard for hotels in Edinburgh. The space you get for your money is incredible, and it’s nice to be able to have an entire home away from home when you’re travelling. If you’d like to see a more in depth view of the space, you can see it in my Edinburgh travel vlog by clicking here.

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