Morningside Apartment

Luxury 2 Bed Self Catering Apartment

Violet Bank Apartments / Apartments / Morningside Apartment
Situated in a 1930 Art Deco building our Morningside self-catering apartment is a 2-bed apartment located in a quiet street just off Morningside Road with all amenities within a few minutes’ walk.

Located in a quiet street just off Morningside Road the apartment is well situated for visitors looking to base themselves close to the City Centre but want a peaceful night’s sleep.  Morningside is predominantly a residential area with an eclectic mix of shops, cafes, bars, restaurants, library, a theatre and a 1930’s Art Deco cinema.

Morningside Road, just a few minutes’ walk from the apartment is served by many buses, running every 10 minutes to the City Centre, Princes Street and The Royal Mile, or walk to the Old town through the Edinburgh Meadow’s Park in around 25 minutes.  Parking is on-street with meters through the week and free at the weekends.

The apartment comprises of 2 bedrooms, lounge, dining kitchen and bathroom.  Refurbished in 2011 the apartment is sympathetically decorated in keeping with its Art deco style and upgraded with maple flooring in the bedrooms, hall and lounge, Carndean tiled flooring in the kitchen and bathroom. Furnishings are a mix of antique, Art deco thoughtfully blended with modern to give a pleasing effect and great comfort in use.  The kitchen was replaced with modern units and appliance to cater for all guests self-catering needs. The bathroom has also been upgraded with a white suite in keeping with the style of the apartment.  High-quality linen and towels are supplied which will be changed weekly for guests staying longer.   The lounge has a flat-screen TV with Freeview channels as well as a selection of books, tourist information, DVDs, games and free Wi-Fi.

We managed and clean the apartment ourselves to ensure a high standard of cleanliness is maintained and to ensure that guests have a relaxing trouble-free stay.

The apartment is situated on Falcon Road, a quiet residential street close to the heart of Morningside.  Morningside Road is 2 minutes’ walk away with a wide and interesting collection of shops, cafes, restaurants and bars, a Waitrose supermarket just around the corner and a Marks and Spencer’s Food-hall 5 minutes’ walk away.  Morningside Road is serviced by many bus routes running into the City Centre’s New and Old Towns.  With the volume of buses, any wait should be no longer than 10 minutes.  The bus stops are also fitted with tracking screens which display the time to arrival of each bus number.  For guests with small children, there is a play park just along the street next to the Primary School.

Five minutes’ walk:

The Church Hill theatre – Formally a church in the late 1800s it is now a popular venue in the Edinburgh Festival Fringe as well as hosting many of Edinburgh’s leading non-professional theatre and dance companies.  The theatre has undergone extensive renovations in the last few years to upgrade the facilities as well as a new extension to provide lift access to the Auditorium.  Situated a few hundred meters up the street from Morningside’s Holy Corner, a famous crossroads in Edinburgh which houses a church on each corner of the cross.

The Dominion Cinema – A family run 4 screen cinema situated in Newbattle Terrace, just 1 street over from the apartment.  Built-in 1938 by architect Thomas Bowhill Gibson, this “Streamline Moderne” Art Deco building is now protected as a category B listed building.  In competition with the many multiplex cinemas in the city, the Dominion has survived through the opulence of its interior and the owner’s attention to the patron’s enjoyment of the cinematic experience.

Morningside Road – Lined with many shops, cafes, bars and restaurants Morningside Road is a great place for guest to while away afternoon if they want to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city or want to go somewhere near the apartment for an evening meal.

Ten minutes’ Walk:

Blackford Pond – A small, artificial pond built during the Victorian Era in a glacial hollow next to Blackford Hill. The pond is popular with families, due to its accessibility, its small play area and its significant populations of birds, including swans, ducks and other species of waterfowl.

Blackford Hill – A popular area for dog walkers and runners Blackford Hill nature reserve provides an oasis of countryside within the city.  Formed from Volcanic rock it provides impressive views over Edinburgh to the North and South.

Hermitage of Braid – Running to the south of Blackford Hill, the Hermitage of Baird is a quiet nature reserve offering a nice woodland walk.  It is also home to Old Hermitage House and its Visitor Centre along with an Ice House, Doocot(Dovecote) within the walled garden and a pump system along the burn which provided running water to the House.

Bruntsfield – Built along the A702 Morningside Road runs into Bruntsfield Road and on towards the City Centre.  Like Morningside, Bruntsfield is a vibrant area of Edinburgh with many shops, cafes restaurants as well as Bruntsfield Links and the Meadows Park.  Founded in 1895, Bruntsfield links believed to be one of the oldest site for golf provides FREE all-year-round golf on its 36 summer short hole course and 9 hole winter short hole course.   Following on from Bruntsfield Links the Meadows Park continues west to form a large area of grassland crossed by tree-lined paths providing an interesting walk into the Old town area.  The Meadows Park also has Children’s playgrounds at the East and West ends, a croquet club, tennis courts and cricket pitches.  During the summer this is a popular spot for local residents and tourists to soak up the sun and relax.  It also hosts circuses and fairs during the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

The prices quoted are based on usage of the whole apartment.  The back bedroom can be set up as a Super King size double bed or as Twin beds.

If guests are staying for longer than one week, we will provide a change of linen, towels and a thorough clean of the apartment included in the price.

We encourage careful use of services (Gas and Electricity).  Included in the prices is an allowance for services, any usage above this allowance may be charged after departure at a standard no profit rate.

Period Midweek night Weekend night Weekly Minimum stay
Spring £125 £125 £750 2 nights
Summer £130 £130 £780 2 nights
Edinburgh Festival £200 £200 £1260 7 nights
Autumn £120 £120 £720 2 nights
Winter £120 £120 £720 2 nights
Christmas and New Year £180 £180 £1260 4 nights

These are our standard rates. Rates may change during these periods for specific occasions or events. Please check Online Booking for the exact rate and for any special offer rates.


A deposit of 50% of the total price will be taken on confirmation of booking. The remaining 50% of the charge will be taken 30 days prior to arrival.

Cancellation Policy:

In the event that all or part of a booking is cancelled the following will apply:

Cancellation made after the booking is confirmed, the full deposit will be charged.

Cancellation within 30 days prior to arrival 100% of the full price will be charged.

In the event that we are able to rebook, cancelled accommodation a refund will be arranged, less an administration charge of £60.

We strongly advise that you arrange travel insurance in case of cancellation.

Additional charges.

Extra cleaning – Guests are asked to leave the apartment in a clean condition, remove rubbish and leave the place tidy. If, after departure, we have to spend additional time cleaning or laundering we will levy an additional charge commensurate with the time and costs involved.

Damages – A charge will be levied for any damage to the property, items within the apartment, linen or towels.

Services – Usage in excess of the allowed rate may be charged at a standard non-profit meter rate after departure.

This is a ground floor 2-bed apartment with separate dining kitchen, lounge and bathroom.  Access to the apartment is through a communal entrance with 1 step down from street level and 3 steps up inside the apartment block.  Access is therefore restricted for wheelchairs.  This is a non-smoking apartment.

The apartment is fully equipped with all items guest should need for a comfortable stay.

Bedroom 1:

Queen Size Double Bed, Cot available on request.

This room looks out onto a small private garden/patio at the front of the property and enjoys the morning sun.  It is furnished with an antique Georgian Mahogany wardrobe and has a triple mahogany mirror in the window.

Bedroom 2:

Hypnos Super King Size Double or Twin Single Beds.

This room looks out onto a communal garden area at the rear of the property with trees, shrubs and a drying green.  This room is furnished with a 1930’s oak dressing table and wardrobe.

Bedroom – Linen:

Changed weekly or more frequently for longer stay guests.
100% high thread count Egyptian cotton bed sheets, pillow cases and duvet covers.
We can supply man-made pillows and duvet cover if requested in advance.


3 and 2 seater brown leather couches
Coffee table
Flat-screen TV with Virgin Tivo
Blue-ray DVD player
MP3 docking station
Selection of DVDs
Free Wi-Fi
Tourist Information maps and guides

Laundry Cupboard:

Washing machine
Wash liquid/powder
Ironing board
Clothes pegs
Clothes airer stand


Pets not allowed
Children welcome
Wheelchair inaccessible
Non-smoking only
Low Allergen Environment
Long-term Renters Welcome


There is a modern white suite, with steel bath, a power shower over the bath, WC and washbasin.  We supply toiletries from Scottish fine soaps, towels, toilet paper and room freshener.  The towels supplied are thick high-quality white towels, a large bath sheet hand towel and face cloth is supplied for each guest.


– changed weekly and for longer stay periods
Per person:
Bath sheet
Hand towel
Towelling slippers
Bath mat

Dining Kitchen:

Dining table and 4 chairs
Induction Hob
Electric kettle
Lasagne dishes and casserole
Pots, Pans and Frying pan
Wooden chopping board
Salad bowl and servers
Full range of kitchen utensils
Full range of glassware

Kitchen – Food and beverage:

There is normally a small supply of items which are all fresh and checked before every let.
Ground Coffee,
Instant Coffee,
Olive Oil and Virgin Olive Oil,
Balsamic vinegar,
Tomato Ketchup,
Cooking salt,
Pepper and Salt Mills (stocked).

The following is a list of some of Edinburgh’s most popular attractions.   Click on the titles for links to the attraction’s website.

Rabbie’s Tours of the Scottish Highlands & Islands

Rabbie’s are a multi-award-winning tour company providing small group tours of Scotland. They have tours departing 7 days a week and ranging from 1 to 6 days in duration.

National Galleries of Scotland

The National Galleries of Scotland, Four sites each contains some of the best Scottish and international art in the world.  Entry is free although a charge may be made for special exhibitions.

Edinburgh Castle

Sitting high above Edinburgh on its volcanic rock the castle is Scotland’s number one paid attraction. Home to Scotland’s Crown Jewels, the National War Museum and the one 0’clock gun.

St Giles’ Cathedral

Standing halfway down the Royal Mile the spire of St Giles’ Cathedral is one of the most recognizable features on Edinburgh’s skyline.

Royal Botanic Gardens

Without a doubt one of the finest public gardens in the world. 72 acres of peace and tranquillity.

National Museum of Scotland

A great day out for the whole family. With 36 galleries the museum displays over 20,000 objects.

Edinburgh Zoo

A fantastic family day out. Visit the giant pandas or come and see the famous penguin parade. Edinburgh Zoo has over 1000 animals, onsite restaurants and children’s play area as well as animal shows at various times throughout the day.

Edinburgh Bus Tours

A selection of open-top bus tours providing great value for money with hop-on-hop-off tickets.

Our Dynamic Earth

Our Dynamic Earth takes you on a journey back through the history of our planet, great family fun.

Scotch Whisky Heritage Centre

Take a ride through a mock distillery to find out how the ‘water of life’ is made.

Royal Yacht Britannia

Now moored in Leith the Queens former Royal Yacht is now a museum giving visitors an insight into the Royal Family.

Palace of Holyroodhouse

The Queens official residence in Scotland. Take a tour around the palace and find out about Royal life and the palaces legendary former inhabitants.  Tickets bought from the Royal Collection Trust provide free re-entry for 12 months.

Museum of Childhood

Often referred to as the ‘noisiest museum in the world’ the Museum of Childhood is packed with toy from past and present. Children can see and learn about toys and games from the past and adults can take a trip down memory lane. A great way to spend a few hours. Entry is free.

The Real Mary King’s Close

A warren of hidden streets buried below the Royal Mile for hundreds of years. Take a guided tour and see where people lived, worked and died between the 17th and 19th centuries. Pre-booking is advised.

Scott Monument

Built to commemorate the Scottish writer Sir Walter Scott, this 200 ft high Victorian gothic monument stands at the west end of Princes Street Gardens. Climb the 287 steps and you will be rewarded with panoramic views over Edinburgh, the Lothians and across to Fife.

Online booking discount

Book direct with us through our website and receive a discount of £10 per night off the standard rate.

The offers listed on the page are single offers and can not be taken in conjunction with each other or any other offer.

Any discount or promo code provided via this website, any advertisement or social media site will not be valid for use on the following dates.

  • August 1st to 31st.
  • December 24th to 1st January inclusive.
  • Other dates may be excluded at our discretion through the year for specific events that will attract high demand.

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