Cheval Old Town Chambers

About Us

Situated on the iconic Royal Mile, a stay in Edinburgh doesn’t get more central than this. Steps from the city’s primary thoroughfare, Cheval Old Town Chambers consists of 74 luxury serviced apartments, each one a unique shape, with a number of options available to suit your stay. From open plan, one, two and three-bedroom apartments to an historic Townhouse and Penthouses with stunning city views or views overlooking the Royal Mile, each apartment is fully equipped and stocked with luxury items for your comfort. Whether you’re staying at a Cheval Residence for just one night, or for months at a time, you can expect five-star service and the personal touch. On the ground floor you will also find Luckenbooths, a 140-seat bar and restaurant open for breakfast, lunch, dinner and cocktails.

The site itself is one of great historical significance in the heart of the Old Town surrounded by medieval remnants once home to wealthy and influential city figures of the past. These include a 15th century two-bedroom Townhouse within Cheval Old Town Chambers. Now beautifully redeveloped, the site works to enhance existing features with contemporary architecture and décor, for a unique and memorable stay.

Choosing to stay in an apartment during your visit to Edinburgh means you’ll have all the extra space you deserve in a secure environment, complemented by our team available 24 hours a day. They can assist you with navigating the city as well as for restaurant reservations, theatre bookings and more. You are welcome to book a stay directly via our website, or you can contact our reservations team who will be happy to explain the different options available. With almost 40 years’ operation, our experienced team can provide you with peace of mind so that every element of your stay meets your expectations.

Cheval Old Town Chambers is a Cheval Residences brand, part of a portfolio of high-quality, luxury apartments in prime locations in Edinburgh and central London. Every apartment comes equipped with a fully equipped kitchen to enable you to enjoy the comforts of home during your stay.

Our neighbourhood

The Old Town is the name for the original and oldest part of Scotland’s capital which naturally evolved around the fortified Edinburgh Castle just a short walk from the entrance to Cheval Old Town Chambers. With its imposing position on top of a mound of solid rock, the castle has seen its share of battles and sieges over the centuries. Today the castle is the city’s most well-known tourist attraction, with well over 2 million visitors every year. You’ll need to allow a full day to tour the castle’s various attractions and to get a feel for the residences, fortifications and, naturally, prison cells open to the public. The castle also houses the Honours of Scotland, the oldest crown jewels in the British Isles.

The castle sits at the top of what is known as the Royal Mile which leads in a downward slope to the Palace of Holyroodhouse, the official residence of the British Monarch when in Scotland. The mile in question is in fact a Scottish mile, measuring 5,952 feet in contrast to a standard mile which measures 5,280 feet. The latter was introduced following the 1701 Union of the Parliaments act which officially brought together England and Scotland. Irrespective of the measurement used, it’s a good idea to bring some comfy walking shoes.

No part of the street is officially called The Royal Mile in terms of legal addresses. The actual street names (running west to east) are Castlehill, Lawnmarket, High Street, Canongate and Abbey Strand. The area has preserved much of its medieval street plan and many Reformation-era buildings. Together with the 18th/19th-century New Town located on the other side of the city’s main railway station, Waverley, it forms part of a protected UNESCO World Heritage Site. The views at the top are spectacular, particularly on a clear day.

At the bottom of the Royal Mile also sits the Scottish Parliament which opened in 2004 and is free to visit. Other notable attractions include St. Giles’ Cathedral and the National Museum of Scotland.

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