Press accommodation: Edinburgh Aparthotel Adagio (AD*)


For clarity, the two night hotel stay was complimentary as I wanted to write a blog post review. We covered the cost of all other expenses/experiences whilst visiting Edinburgh (we had planned to visit anyway).  😊

This Summer our anniversary trip to NYC got cancelled so we set our hearts on a UK staycation. We are lucky enough to be able to experience all things country and coast via our regular trips so North Wales so we set our sights on a city break to one of my favourite historic UK cities, either Edinburgh or York. Edinburgh won on this occasion, because the Uni girls and I decided we would return to the motherland where we met (Yorkshire) and try and get together in York later on in Autumn.

So, this was the chance I had been waiting for. I made a reservation without haste at ‘The Witchery on the Castle’, booked the local Zoo (I’ve wanted to see the Panda’s since 2014), planned a spot of outside sight seeing and a catch up with another couple we are friends with who live locally over food and drinks.

It wasn’t long after Aparthotel Adagio got in touch to offer us some complimentary accommodation and the chance to experience/review one of the venues. On hearing there was accommodation in Edinburgh and there was availability on the weekend we had in mind, it was a done deal. It is worth noting that as I write this review, that these are ‘Covid times’ and understandably, some services were limited/communal areas closed for the heathy and safety off staff and residents.

Situated in the heart of Edinburgh, Aparthotel Adagio is located in on the Royal Mile which is the historic part of the city centre with shops, bars and restaurants close by. It’s a 10 minute walk from Waverley Station. Edinburgh Playhouse is 750 yards from Aparthotel Adagio Edinburgh Royal Mile, while Edinburgh Military Tattoo is 750 yards away. Edinburgh Castle is 0.9 miles from the Aparthotel. The nearest airport is Edinburgh Airport, 6.8 miles from Aparthotel Adagio Edinburgh Royal Mile.

The apartment was spotlessly clean and very comfortable equipped with pretty much everything you could need.

Each apartment includes a kitchenette with a coffee maker, kettle, toaster, crockery and kitchen utensils. I was surprised to discover a generous size fridge freezer and dishwater too.

There is a private bathroom (which I loved the layout of) and some apartments have a seating area for guests to relax in.


I loved the little ‘dressing area’ in the hall – a full length mirror and a shelf. I moved one of the chairs into the spacious hall and had a dressing table to do my hair and make up at.

The bed was really comfortable and we got a great sleep. Given the central location, it was really quiet, with no outside traffic noise.

As outlined above, most of  the common areas are currently closed due to covid but they looked comfortable and stylish. A Continental breakfast is available however due to Covid this service was limited so we headed out to a nearby Starbucks for a coffee and a breakfast toastie – hit the spot.

There is free WiFi available at Aparthotel Adagio Edinburgh Royal Mile although I didn’t personally use it because we were out and about most of the time and I had good 4G.

Whilst there was no on – site parking, NCP was a short walk away and a discount is available if you validate your ticket at the hotel reception. It worked out at 12GBP per 24 hours which is pretty reasonable for the city centre.

We noticed that the staff were friendly and helpful and nothing was too much trouble. I borrowed a hair dryer from reception and it was sanitized before and after use.  A 24-hour reception is available at this property.

There is a mini – market on site selling drinks, snacks even ready meals which I thought was a great idea. Even more handy during the times we are living in where not everywhere is yet open/you don’t have to eat out unless you feel comfortable doing so.

We felt safe the whole time.  Screens or physical barriers placed between staff and guests in appropriate areas. Physical distancing rules followed and a one way system was in place. Cashless payment available and Contactless check-in/check-out. There was also hand sanitizer throughout the hotel, in key areas such as reception and by the lifts etc.

I would stay again as a paying customer without hesitation. I think it would be a great venue to work out of, romantic getaway or city break with family. I often find it’s easier self catering than eating out with little ones. I also think my parents would love it. They are happy with a bowl of porridge and pot of tea to start the day!

Aparthotel Adagio also have apartments in other UK Cities including Birmingham, London, Leicester and LIVERPOOL. If you fancy checking them out I have linked them here. 😊

As always, thanks for reading.

Until next time,

Lucy x


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