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How to Find Us

Need help finding us? Take a look at our super informative’ accessibility statement which will give you all the information you need on how to find and access Abbey Strand Apartments at Holyrood

Situated in the Royal Heart of Edinburgh, Abbey Strand Apartments at Holyrood is the perfect place to stay whether you are visiting for business or leisure.

Abbey Strand Apartments at Holyrood welcomes people with disabilities and has developed the Access Statement to address some of the more common issues that disabled people face. Recognition has been given to include guests with an impairment, which could include: Mobility, Sight, Hearing, Learning Disabilities or any hidden impairment. 

Abbey Strand Apartments at Holyrood aims to ensure that all employees, guests and others who use the facilities are treated equally and according to their needs. 

We can provide facilities in the apartments for Guide Dogs, Assistance Dogs and Support Dogs.


For assistance prior to arrival please contact the concierge team on +44 (0)131 230 0500 or by email: host@abbeystrandapartments.co.uk. The apartments are located at the end of Edinburgh’s Royal Mile. The nearest railway station is Edinburgh Waverley, 966m (a 10-15-minute walk) from the apartments. 

Taxis are available at the station. If you require an accessible taxi this can be booked in advance, see contact information for details.

For full details and maps of how to reach us please see the directions section of our website. www.lateralcity.com 

Arrival & Car Parking Facilities 

Please note car parking is not available at Abbey Strand Apartments at Holyrood, however, the Dynamic Earth Car Park is only a three-minute drive away. This car park can offer hourly rates, as well as a 24hr rate of £19.50. Driving maps are available from the concierge desk

Main Entrance, Reception

The apartment’s main entrance and drop off point are on Abbey Strand, to the left of the Queens Gallery. Please note that where we are situated within the old part of the city does not provide ease of access for wheelchairs or other forms of support due to the cobbled streets, and lack of lifts within the apartments. The apartment’s reception is on the ground floor, however, please be aware that there are two shallow steps into the reception itself from the outside pavement.

The entrance has security doors operated by your security code which you would have received in advance.  On entering the main entrance, the concierge desk is to your right.  The flooring throughout the reception area is tiled.

Please be aware that concierge is on site from 9am – 5pm only, seven days a week. Outside of these hours, guests will be able to contact the concierge team of our sister hotels; The Edinburgh Grand and Old Town Chambers.

Hall, Stairs, Landing, Corridors etc 

Abbey Strand Apartments at Holyrood does not feature any elevators, but instead has a spiral stone staircase from the ground floor to the apartments on the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd floors.


Laundry service and dry cleaning is offered.  Please contact concierge if you have laundry to be collected. Otherwise, a washer and dryer can be found in the reception and is free for guests to use. Washing detergent will also be available with our compliments.


Transfer space of 120cm one side of the bed. Twin, King or Super-king bed combinations are available.  Furniture can be easily removed or rearranged in the room if requested.  A sofa bed for use by a personal assistant/carer or friend/family member is available in 1 Bedroom Apartments.  Please note there are no disabled facilities in our bathrooms or bedrooms, however, all TV’s can provide subtitles, bowls and beds can be provided to assistance dogs, and a vibrating alarm pad is available upon request. There is wooden flooring throughout the apartment.  Heating is fully controllable in the apartment.  All bedding is hypo-allergenic - feather pillows are available on request. All bedrooms and the Physic Garden to the rear of the building are strictly non-smoking.
Additional Information 

If you require any assistance during your stay, please contact concierge. 

Evacuation Procedure

We have a set evacuation procedure.  The alarm signal is a continuous siren.  In the event of a fire alarm please make your way to Queen Mary’s Bathhouse at the far end of the Physic Garden, via the stairwell.  If you have requested assistance upon check-in a member of staff will come to your room.  All staff have regular training. There is a good level of mobile phone coverage throughout the hotel. 

Contact Information

Address: Abbey Strand Apartments at Holyrood

2 Abbey Strand




Telephone: +44 (0) 131 230 0500
Email: host@abbeystrandapartments.co.uk
Website: www.latercity.com

Hours of operation: 09:00-17:00 seven days a week. Please be aware that Abbey Strand Apartments at Holyrood may need to close on occasion due to important dates in the Royal calendar.


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