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    Serviced Apartments in Edinburgh

    Fraser Suites Edinburgh is well-appointed as the Edinburgh Castle hotel or Holyrood hotel due to its proximity to the many celebrated attractions that are easily accessible within minutes.  Sitting along St Giles street, the city’s rich cultural heritage remains thick in the air amidst the abundance of trendy restaurants, boutiques and cafes around. Your sight-seeing tour starts from the doorstep of the residence where views stretch across Princes Street Gardens to the Firth of Forth and beyond.  

    • Facilities, Amenities and Services within the vicinity

      • Tesco Express, Waverley Bridge (10 minutes by foot)
      • Sainsbury’s Local, Nicolson Street (10 minute by foot)
      • Princes Mall Shopping Centre, Princes Street (5 minutes by foot)
      • Starbucks Café, Royal Mile (5 minutes by foot)
      • Accident and Emergency, Edinburgh Royal Infirmary – Little France (15 minutes by car)
    • Nearest Transportation

      • Edinburgh Waverley Station, 5-minute walk from the property connects to all major destinations in Scotland and London.

    • Getting to Fraser Suites Edinburgh

      From Airport

      Edinburgh Airport is conveniently located just 14km (9miles) outside the city centre. Here are the directions for getting to the property by car:

      • Start at Eastfield Road. Go straight through roundabout and leave on 3rd exit, Eastfield Road;
      • Straight through next roundabout. Head straight onto Glasgow Road A8; Enter Grogar Roundabout A8 and take left into Maybury Road A7902;
      • Head towards Queensferry Road A90;
      • Take left into Randolph Crescent then left into Great Stuart Street;
      • Turn right into Ainslie Place and head onto St Colme Street then onto Albyn Place. Leaving Albyn Place, head for Queens Street;
      • Turn right into Hanover Street;
      • Head towards the Mound, going straight at the roundabout at the bottom of Hanover Street which takes you into North Bank Street; and then
      • Turn left into St Giles Street.

      For driving via the M8 motorway direct into the city centre, directions are as follows:

      • From Tourist Information Centre (TIC) on Princes Street;
      • Start at Eastfield Road. Go straight through roundabout and leave on 3rd exit, Eastfield Road;
      • Head southwest on West Register Street;
      • Turn left at St Andrew Street;
      • Turn right at Princes Street;
      • Turn left at Waverley Bridge;
      • At roundabout take Market Street;
      • Turn left at The News Steps; and then
      • Turn left at St Giles Street.

      From Edinburgh Waverley Train Station:

      • Exit Station on to Waverley Bridge and turn left;
      • At roundabout, take Market Street;
      • Turn left at The News Steps; and then
      • Turn left at St Giles Street.
    • About Edinburgh

      The capital city of Scotland, Edinburgh is one of the most populous cities in Scotland and second to London as a financial centre and a tourist destination.  Home to the head offices of many Scottish companies, the “European Best Large City of the Future” nominated by trade authorities is not just rich in associations with the country’s past and the present.

      As a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Edinburgh hails in both cultural heritage and literary heritage.  In the day, the historical and cultural attractions and events throughout the year promise one with lots of things to do and places to explore.  And when night falls, the place remains alive with contemporary pubs and bars and dining’s options that will tease any taste bud.  

      From stunning skyline and beautiful shoreline, to up-market shopping, festivals and exciting fireworks, Edinburgh is an ultimate appeal to all travellers, who visit this part of the world for different reasons.

    • Essential facts of Edinburgh

      Language

      English is the main language spoken in Scotland and in Edinburgh.  To fit in with the locals, you might like to learn some real Edinburghdonian words such as aye (yes) and ken (know).

      Time Difference

      Western European Time Zone, (UTC+00:00)
      Greenwich Mean Time Zone, (UTC+00:00)

      Visa

      Visit the UK Visas and Immigration Service website at https://www.gov.uk/visas-immigration for information on visas for tourists, work, study, and other related information or useful contacts.

      Currency

      Scotland’s currency is the British Pound Sterling (GBP), which is used throughout UK.

      VAT

      The standard VAT rate is 20%.

      Gratuity

      • Tipping is not required in the UK. All staff in the UK, must by law, be paid at least the National Minimum Wage whether they receive tips or not.
      • There are no hard and fast rules for tipping in Scotland. If you are happy with the service, a 10-15% tip is customary, particularly in a restaurant or café with table service. Tipping in bars is not expected and for taxi fares, it is usual to round up to the nearest pound (£).

      Business Hours

      Banks, hours may vary but generally:
      Mondays to Fridays, 09:00 to 17:00 hours
      Saturdays, 09:00 to 15:00 hours

      Offices, mostly:
      Mondays to Fridays, 09:00 to 17:00 hours

      Shops, may vary but generally:
      Mondays to Wednesdays and Fridays, 09:00 to 18:00 hours
      Thursdays, 09:00 to 20:00 hours
      Saturdays and Sundays, 09:00 to 18:00 hours

      Health

      EU citizens are entitled to free or reduced cost medical treatment at National Health Service hospitals. With the exception of accident and emergency treatment, all non-EU members will be charged for medical treatment and must be covered with adequate health insurance when travelling.

      Vaccinations

      No vaccinations are required prior to visiting Scotland.

      Telephone

      The UK country code is 44.  Edinburgh landlines start with a 131 area code, followed by a 7 digit number.  To call abroad, dial 00 before the area code.  Cost of calls will vary depending on area and device.

      Electricity

      The standard voltage in Scotland is 240V AC, 50Hz.

      Public Holidays

      Public holidays in Edinburgh include:
      -New Year's Day, 2nd January
      -Good Friday: varies
      -Easter Monday: varies
      -May Day: 1st Monday of May
      -Victoria Day, last Monday of May before or on 24th
      -Summer Holiday, 1st Monday in August
      -Autumn Holiday, 3rd Monday in September
      -Christmas Day: 25th December
      -Boxing Day: 26th December