We stayed four nights in August, during the festival. The apartment is lovely and the bedroom comfortable and quiet - with the windows closed. There are views over rooftops towards Princes Street and part of the castle, and we were able to watch the nightly Tattoo fireworks from the sofa! The kitchen has everything you need for a short stay and the bathroom is good, with a modern walk in shower and vintage Twyford loo, which unfortunately didn’t quite flush with the ‘deluge’ the victorian branding suggested it would... The price we paid at the last minute for such a central and cavernous apartment during the festival was reasonable and here’s probably why: The climb up to it needs some fairly advanced mountaineering skills, especially with suitcases! There is no lift, just numerous flights of stairs to get to the apartment door, behind which is a long and very tight spiral staircase, that can be a little disheartening at the end of a long day sightseeing. Fire safety does seem to be taken seriously in the building but when I asked about an alternative escape from the attic, I was told the spiral staircase was the only way out. I suppose one could clamber out on the roof an await rescue by helicopter? To be fair, the stairs down to the street are all built of stone, so should the unthinkable ever happen, I’d go that way out rather than helicopter. Anyhoo, setting aside my perhaps over-cautious take on things: This is a brilliant place to stay if you can manage all the stairs.