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VIP Apartments, Edinburgh, United Kingdom

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Great for familiesThis property has good facilities for families.
Simpson Loan, EH3 9GE, Edinburgh, Scotland, EH3 9GE, United Kingdom

Upscale apartment with kitchen, near University of Edinburgh
  • Free Internet
  • Great for familiesThis property has good facilities for families.
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Due to COVID-19 travel restrictions, this property can only accept bookings for essential travel or stays. You may be asked to provide evidence of this on arrival.
Great location
Good internet service
Great room
Service could be improved

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What’s around VIP Apartments, Edinburgh, United Kingdom


  • University of Edinburgh - 3 min walk
  • Grassmarket - 8 min walk
  • Princes Street - 9 min walk
  • Royal Mile - 9 min walk
  • Edinburgh Castle - 13 min walk
  • George Street - 17 min walk
  • Edinburgh Playhouse Theatre - 23 min walk
  • Palace of Holyroodhouse - 23 min walk

Getting around

  • Edinburgh (EDI) - 34 min drive
  • Edinburgh Waverley Station - 14 min walk
  • Edinburgh Haymarket Station - 22 min walk
  • Wester Hailes Station - 12 min drive

At a glance

Key facts


  • 12 apartments


  • Check-in time 3:30 PM-10 PM
  • Check-out time is 11:00 AM
There is no front desk at this property. The check-in location differs from the property location. To check in, go to 31 simpson loan To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 24 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation. Guests will receive an email 24 hours before arrival with check-in instructions. The host will greet guests on arrival. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation. All guests are required to contact this property 30 minutes prior to their arrival time. There is no front desk at this property.
Due to COVID-19 travel restrictions, this property can only accept bookings for essential travel or stays. You may be asked to provide evidence of this on arrival.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges

  • Government-issued photo ID may be required

  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Travelling with others


  • One child stays free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding


  • Pets allowed (dogs and cats only) *


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free wired Internet access in rooms



  • Self parking *

Payment types at the property

  • Cash

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

The manager

The manager

Speaks: English, French, German, Italian, Spanish.

At the property

  • Laundry facilities
  • Number of buildings/towers - 3
  • Elevator
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible path to lift
  • Wheelchair-width doorways
Languages Spoken
  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Italian
  • Spanish

In the apartment

Home comforts
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Washer/dryer
Sleep well
  • Premium bedding
Freshen up
  • Deep soaking bathtub
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • 42-inch flat-screen TV
  • Netflix
  • Premium TV channels
Stay connected
  • Free wired Internet
Food and drink
  • Full-sized refrigerator/freezer
  • Microwave
  • Kitchen
  • Stovetop
  • Dishwasher
  • Weekly housekeeping provided

VIP Apartments, Edinburgh, United Kingdom’s small print

Also known as

  • VIP Apartments Edinburgh
  • VIP Edinburgh
  • VIP Apartments Apartment Edinburgh
  • VIP Apartments Apartment
  • VIP Apartments Edinburgh
  • VIP Apartments Apartment Edinburgh


Guests must contact this property in advance to reserve cribs/infant beds and onsite parking. Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property. This property only accepts credit cards, debit cards, and cash for all bookings. 

Optional extras

Self parking costs GBP 10 per night

Rollaway beds are available for GBP 20.0 per day

Pets are allowed for an extra charge of GBP 10 per pet, per night

Service animals exempt from fees

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

FAQs for VIP Apartments, Edinburgh, United Kingdom

  • Are pets allowed at VIP Apartments?
    Yes, cats and dogs are welcome. There's a charge of GBP 10 per pet, per night. Service animals are exempt from fees.
  • Is parking offered at VIP Apartments?
    Yes. Self parking costs GBP 10 per night.
  • What are the check-in and check-out times at VIP Apartments?
    You can check in from 3:30 PM to 10 PM. Check-out time is 11:00 AM.
  • Are there restaurants at or near VIP Apartments?
    Yes. Nearby restaurants include Starbucks (1-min walk), Nanyang (1-min walk), and No.8 Lister Square (2-min walk).

Recent reviews

Fabulous 8.6 From 110 reviews

Poor 2.0
Rude and accusatory manager/owner
Awful stay. Ruined the last night of a three day stay in Edinburgh which was a Christmas present for my partner. My credit card was stolen while on vacation from home in Canada. So the remaining 50% of the booking couldn’t be made on it. The owner locked us out one evening accusing us of trying to leave without full payment. I had to abandon plans to find wifi while out for dinner and send over new details before 10pm or be locked out for the night. The bathroom wasn’t very clean and was really mouldy. Everything else was fine in the apartment.
Sean, gb3 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
Perfect Location
What a lovely apartment. Communications with Marc of VIP Apartments was excellent with assistance gyivemn to ourlate check-in and one enquiry which was made and dealt with super-quick despite being New Year's eve. The location was within walking distance to all of our city centre attractions and also had a handy little Sainsburys a stone's throw from the block exit door. I do recommend very highly and have this property on our list for our next vist tyo Edinburgh.
gb4 night family trip
Exceptional 10.0
Great Stay
Great stay in a great location. Comfortable with all the amenities we were looking for. Marc made the check-in process very easy.
Stephen, ca3 night trip with friends
Fair 4.0
Apartment details incorrect awful staff
Disappointed with the property its not correct what its stated on my booking detais about my accommodation details like furnished balcony, deep soaking bathtub, king size bed are existing in the property. Staff is awful was unprofessional when i complain about those mistake regarding issues of accommodation details they advertise they e-mailed very unfriendly state like asking something personal issues made us leave the property very early morning
gb4 night romance trip
Good 6.0
Flat great but service very poor & disturbing
Apartment was excellent, however, the service was very poor.
John, gb1 night business trip
Good 6.0
The apartment was a bit run down but tons of space and in a good location.
us2 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
Got it all!
The view from this centrally located apartment was fantastic! City and Nature, University and Cathedral ... with plenty of window and the ability to open them wide, we felt a part of Edinburgh. We spread out in the spacious accommodations and thoroughly enjoyed having the comforts of home available: a full kitchen, refrigerator and washer/dryer.
julie, us1 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
Wow! Usually I stay at chain hotels, but this time I had extended family with me so needed something large and practical for the grandparents and kids to spend time together. Went for the luxury apartment with 3 double bedrooms + 3 bathrooms (no fighting in the mornings!) and was totally blown away. The penthouse was spacious and the bedrooms/lounge had great views; even saw fireworks every night we stayed. There's a Starbucks, supermarket (we had a fully fitted kitchen that came in handy) and restaurants immediately downstairs. The parking lot (at -2) is directly under the apartment so the lift took us directly up to the apartment (parking was £10 per day including multiple entries, much better than many hotels in the city). Great location for the university and city with everything within walking distance. Felt safe and secure at all times as there is only fob access to the building/car park. Had a great relaxing time with the family entertained with superfast WiFi for kids and big telly for the grandparents when not doing the tourist thing. Definitely recommend - if not staying, to buy one of these apartments :)
Kenneth, gb2 night family trip
Very good 8.0
Good location for the fringe and the University.
I choose this apartment based on its central location for the fringe festival and the location did not disappoint. I was expecting a king bed but ended up with a double which may have been due to the manager moving us to a new duplex which he said was an upgrade at the last minute. The apartment size was probably bigger in the living area but the bedroom above was small with a double bed. The mattress could have been a little softer for my preference but in the end we were so tired it didn’t keep me from sleeping. The area is quiet and right on the edge of the University’s campus. There are a couple of cafes and a small supermarket right across the road.
gb1 night trip
Good 6.0
Nice property but customer service issues
Our family really enjoyed the property, as it was comfortable for our family of four, and really quite convenient to all the major sites in central Edinburgh. The local area includes smart shops and cafes, and being next to the meadows made a morning jog easy. Our main displeasure came in terms of interacting with the host Marc regarding the parking pass. Despite reserving six months in advance, there was no parking pass when we arrived, which resulted in a lot of difficulties. Moreover, the tone of Marc's communications were rather aggressive. In addition, the actual space in the apartment is somewhat less than that implied in many of the advertised photos. Overall, though, we would recommend the apartments.
Lloyd, ph3 night family trip

VIP Apartments, Edinburgh, United Kingdom

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