5 Stars Self Catering
Rated Excellent

Guest Comments

Thank you so very much for our wonderful experience at the Penthouse. The Penthouse exceeded our expectations in every way, It was outstanding in every respect. The decor is beautiful, everything you could possibly need is there, the location was perfect and the extras you provided with the arrival gifts and food were greatly appreciated.
Becky Lisher, Kansas, USA

“Usually you have to take with a pinch of salt, the descriptions and claims given in the brochures and adverts, but in the case of the Penthouse, it’s all true.  It really is first-class accommodation, and the care you take to ensure the comfort of your guests is outstanding”.
B. Watson, Peterborough, England

“My wife and daughter and I met several members of our family from the states for Christmas at the Penthouse. We have been away from each other a very long time and this place was magic for us. We could not imagine a better place to stay and enjoy our very special time together. The attention to the small things and making us feel so welcome and comfortable made it hard to leave !! Kudos to Eddie and Doreen, you won’t find better people!”
Paul & Mary Hayes.  Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.

“We have found our home away from home in Edinburgh.  We have visited Edinburgh many times. The city is always great but I wish we had known about this fabulous flat before.  This is where we will stay from now on when visiting beautiful Scotland”.
Dr K Orn Gudmunsson, Reykjavik, Iceland.

“Fantastic apartment with superb facilities. It was absolutely excellent. It was ideal for families – certainly much more suitable than a hotel.  Our one year old boy, being on his feet, really enjoyed the freedom he had to roam around and investigate. Particularly well suited to families. Your help & advice was greatly appreciated & made the weekend.”
The McCullough family, N.Ireland.

“We all loved Edinburgh … but the best part of Edinburgh would have to be the accommodation.  It was perfect.  The owner was very helpful with plans for our holiday, not just our stay in the Penthouse.”
Lara Riley, New South Wales, Australia.

“The accommodation exceeded all expectations, they were everything the website said and more.  We were blown away.  Everything was perfect.  The flat was beautiful, the area is wonderful and the owners were extremely delightful and helpful.”
Andrea and Michael Morrow, Florida, USA

“Lo mejor que puede decirse del Eddie Ewen y de su Penthouse es que ofrecen lo que prometen. Incluso más, porque el apartamento es realmente mejor de lo que las imágenes del website sugieren. Nuestra visita a Edimburgo ha sido muy grata, a ello han contribuido el sol y una agradable temperatura y también, sin duda, tener un lugar tan confortable y acogedor como el Penthouse. Eddie Ewen es una persona de la que puede uno fiarse a la hora de hacer negocios, las llaves del Penthouse llegaron a tiempo, la información era precisa y veraz y las condiciones económicas se cumplieron con rigor. No puedo menos que aconsejarles que no lo duden, en ningún hotel encontrarán unas condiciones que les permitan estar como en su casa”.
Francisco Montes, València

“We hebben een heerlijke vakantie in Schotland gehad. Ons appartement was van zeer hoge kwaliteit en gaf ons al het comfort dat we thuis ook hebben. De kinderen hebben genoten van alle DVD’s die er in het appartement aanwezig waren, mijn man kon zonder problemen zijn zaken regelen door de aanwezigheid van internet.Waar mogelijk heeft de eigenaar ons geholpen. Heel leuk was, dat bij aankomst in de woning er een welkom geschenk stond en dat de koelkast gevuld was, wij vonden dit heel attent. Het appartement gaf ons alle luxe van een vijfsterren hotel maar met de intieme sfeer van thuis.We zullen zeker terugkomen”.
The Neuteboom Family, The Netherlands

“What a find.  A taste of luxury in Edinburgh. We loved it & would love to come back.”
Chris, Christine, Adam, Amina – Glyndebourne Opera

“Fantastic apartment.  The accommodation had everything we needed and was a pleasure to spend time there.  The service well exceeded expectations”
Tina and Terry Pentecost, New Zealand

“Our second visit this year. As enjoyable as the first.” 
Shaw family, Skelton

“I couldn’t possibly return to Edinburgh without staying in The Penthouse.  Will most definitely be returning.”
Heena Patel, Edgware

“Fantastic location, on all the bus routes, close to many restaurants.  The Penthouse is very comfortable and well equipped. It is surprisingly large and the children played happily.  A lovely place for a city break and we do not hesitate to recommend it to other families.”
Miranda Cox, Preston

“We found the location to be ideal, being only 10 mins walking distance from Princes St, and many of Edinburgh’s best restaurants.  The flat is superbly furnished and fitted to a very high standard, with such style and flair.  The owners have gone to great lengths to make the flat welcoming and very comfortable.”
Jenny Brown, Glasgow

“You’ve arranged a living space that allowed us to glide effortlessly into our stay in Edinburgh.  From the spotlessly clean apartment with all the comforts of home to the well thought out aesthetics of the interior.  … an 11 out of 10.  Extraordinarily fine accommodation”
Mrs Penny Fovall, Maryland, USA

“Fantastic apartment. Outstanding furnishings and equipment and such a great location. Quiet but very very central. All the kitchen equipment you could need is provided but, with dozens of great bars and restaurants 10 minutes walk away, who wants to cook. Art galleries, theatres and cinema all within easy walking distance.  Pure Heaven.”
Mrs Linda Shaw, Cleveland

“We had a lovely week in Edinburgh in this beautiful apartment.  We have stayed in lots of rented holiday accommodation but this has been the best ever.  All the finishing touches are there and the location is perfect.”
Inman family, Bolton

“We found the apartment was impeccably prepared with contemporary furnishings and decoration ( just the way we like it).  It’s a great space with freedom to move around (unlike hotels) and to entertain our friends from Edinburgh for a change.  We will definitely book again.”
Iain Hill, Staffordshire

“A great penthouse with very modern gadgets.  Very comfortable like our own home.  We will definitely contact you should my family come to Edinburgh again.”
Datuk Abdullah Kuntom, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

“Very impressed with the standard of the accommodation…in an ideal location for getting out and exploring Edinburgh.”
Mr D. Sheils, Waterford, Ireland

“We found the place to be a delightful, well appointed penthouse with an abundance of natural light.”
Martin Walsh, Seoul, South Korea

“We had a splendid week in Edinburgh.  The apartment superbly fitted out and your advice on where to eat out very helpful.”
Richard Hamilton, Bradford

“It has to be experienced to be believed.  It is a jewel in the crown that is Edinburgh”
Cathy Carey, Liverpool

” I can only repeat how much we enjoyed our Edinburgh holiday, much to my delight… staying in your penthouse was the icing on the cake.  Indeed the only grumble one of our party had was that the flat was so comfortable and pleasant that it was difficult to tear ourselves away…much the best I have ever rented.”
E.L.Shepherd, Dorset

“Shocked and surprised by the standard of the accommodation  …. extra special, something very luxurious at a 4 star price.”
H Rafferty, Waterloo

Local Attractions


As indicated in the location details, there are numerous cafes, restaurants, shops and other attractions nearby.

These include the Playhouse Theatre and the adjacent Omni multi-screen cinema, both only a 5 minute walk from The Penthouse.

Virtual Tour


Private Parking for up to 2 cars. 42” Plasma Screen TV, (Cable + Freeview). Plasma TV/DVD player in every bedroom

Over 250 DVD / Blue-Ray Films, Free Broadband Internet connection

Ideal for business trips as very close to financial district



The Penthouse,
55/7 Hopetoun Street,
EH7 4NG,

Telephone : +44 (0)1224 869459
Mobile/Cell : +44 (0)7790 639944
Email: the.penthouse.edinburgh@gmail.com