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Old Town Chambers

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Why We Love It

  • Hidden just off the Royal Mile, a few minutes' walk from Waverley Station
  • Some of the apartments feature stonework & beams from the 15th century
  • Most room types have a balcony or terrace with impressive views of the Old Town
  • All apartments & suites have Nespresso machines, sound systems & free Wi-Fi

"Utterly unique, stylish accommodation" -- The Daily Telegraph

Map & Directions

Edinburgh airport is about a 25-minute drive away, or you can take the no 100 bus from outside the Hilton hotel and get off at Waverley Bridge, just over 5 minutes’ walk from the hotel. Trains run into

Edinburgh Waverley, about 6 minutes’ walk away. Note that if you approach the hotel from Warriston’s Close, there are 130 steps -- to avoid these, walk up Cockburn Street, turn right at the top and walk 300 yards to Mary King's Close. Turn right into the close and then left to access Roxburgh's Court. There is no car park at the site, but public car parks are available nearby.

Rooms & Rates

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Old Town Chambers, where "medieval fantasy meets 21st-century chic" (The Daily Telegraph), is in the heart of Edinburgh's Old Town, a maze of cobbled streets, steep staircases and hidden courtyards. Once a handful of mostly-neglected 15th-century buildings, it’s been restored and converted to offer elegance, comfort and a real sense of the city’s history.

These serviced apartments sit in a medieval court just off the Royal Mile, which connects Edinburgh Castle (6 minutes' walk) and Holyrood Palace (15 minutes' walk). St Giles' Cathedral is across the road from the Roxburgh's Close exit (there’s also access from Cockburn Street). It’s perfect for art lovers -- the Scottish National Gallery and Royal Scottish Academy are both within 10 minutes' walk.

There isn’t a restaurant, but the 24-hour concierge service can help you find somewhere to eat -- there are two Michelin-starred restaurants in central Edinburgh and two more in Leith to get you started. If you fancy a night in (really?), all apartments have well-equipped kitchens.

All apartments have Nespresso machines, high-quality sound systems and free Wi-Fi. Apartments range from Studios, which are in the 15th-century Adam Bothwell house and sleep two, to Three Bedroom Apartments, which sleep up to six people. The three-storey Townhouse, in a 14th-century building, has a large master bedroom and a rolltop bath. There is also a selection of One-, Two- and Three-Bedroom Penthouses with balconies or terraces overlooking Princes Street. An impressive 95% of TripAdvisor reviewers rate the apartments Very Good or Excellent.

From the press:

  • "It's easy to run out of superlatives… utterly unique, stylish accommodation: medieval fantasy meets 21st-century chic" -- The Daily Telegraph 



  • Pet-friendly
  • 100% smoke-free


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge service
  • Express check-in / checkout
  • Laundry / dry cleaning

Room amenities

  • Coffee / tea-making facilities
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Safe
  • Flatscreen TV


  • Complimentary Wi-Fi in guest rooms
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi in public areas


  • Bathrobes
  • Hair-dryer
  • Luxury toiletries
  • Bathtub or shower


Check-in: Standard Time is 3pm.

Checkout: Standard Time is 11am.

Pets: Pets allowed

Cancellation: Cancellation policy & booking conditions vary by 'rate plan'. These will be displayed on the payment page after you have searched for your dates and selected a rate.

Additional details: Pets allowed Check-in time starts at 3pm Check-out time is 11am

National Rating
This establishment has received its official star rating from VisitScotland, the National Tourist Board for Scotland.

Know Before You Go

  • Guests can arrange to bring pets by contacting the property directly, using the contact information on the booking confirmation (surcharges apply and can be found in the Fees section).


The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Pet fee: GBP 20 per pet, per night

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

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Customer Service available Mon-Fri, 8am-6pm AET

Rates may vary by date, are subject to availability and are not guaranteed until your purchase is complete.

Please note: Some amenities and services may not be available in all rooms or may incur an additional charge. All prices stated have been verified at the time of publication and may vary at the discretion of the hotel.

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