Jan 24, 2023
A long stay in Edinburgh could be one of the best things you do for your business. There are all sorts of benefits to extended stays in the Scottish capital, which is nothing less than a technologically advanced global culture centre that offers a vast talent pool. There also are benefits to choosing Fraser Suites Edinburgh for your long stay in the city, as our hotel offers you home-like amenities, a gym, a central location, communal lobby space with complimentary coffee. Take a closer look at the many benefits that await you in Edinburgh.
Here are some of the best advantages of a long stay in Edinburgh for business purposes.
Edinburgh is a city in which science and technology shine. Edinburgh University is particularly supportive of innovators in those fields, and offers four business support and research centres, namely Edinburgh Technology Transfer Centre, Edinburgh Research and Innovation, Edinburgh Technopole, and the Scottish MicroElectronics Centre. The Technopole is designed for SMEs and offers various support services and access to diverse resources from Edinburgh University and the Pentlands Science Park Facility for small businesses. Beyond this, the city is technologically connected, and it boasts average broadband speeds of 58 Mbps, which is higher than the UK’s national median speed of 54 Mbps. Edinburgh University is a 10 minute walk from Fraser Suites Edinburgh.
Being able to draw from a significant pool of talent is another advantage of a long stay in Edinburgh for business reasons. The city’s talent pool is largely due to its three world-class universities, including Edinburgh University, Edinburgh Napier University, and Herriot-Watt University. The Queen Margaret University in Musselburgh is conveniently close to the city. Together, these institutions produce thousands of high-achieving graduates. You’ll have no trouble finding local collaborators during your time at our long stay serviced apartments in Edinburgh.
If your business is connected to arts and culture, Edinburgh is one of the best places for an extended stay. The city is a global cultural centre and an artistic hub, which is particularly evident during the summer festivals, most of which happen in August. Millions of people travel to the Scottish capital from the UK and abroad for internationally renowned events such as the Edinburgh International Festival and the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. This aspect of the city allows you to grow your client pool faster than in cities that draw smaller crowds.
Edinburgh is well-connected to the rest of the world. The airport is a mere 12km (8 miles) from the city, and it’s served by 130 air routes from Europe, the Middle East, Africa, North America, and Asia. The easily walkable city centre and the wider city are served by reliable and efficient public transport modes including buses, taxis, trains, and trams. The city is compact, which makes travelling or walking around it easy. The Edinburgh International Conference Centre (EICC) is short walk from hotels and various attractions in the city centre.
Fraser Suites Edinburgh offers the ideal long stay serviced apartments in Edinburgh. Our hotel with its beautiful Victorian sandstone façade on St Giles’ Street just off the Royal Mile is a landmark building in the city’s Old Town district, but the Instagrammable exterior is only the beginning.
When you choose to stay at Fraser Suites Edinburgh, you have the option of classic deluxe, junior, one-bedroom deluxe, and the Observatory, Princes, and Courant suites, all of which are furnished for comfort and style. In addition to a well-appointed living space with modern conveniences, you’ll find a comfortable bedroom, a bathroom, and a fully equipped kitchenette.
Our certified Silver Green Tourism long stay serviced apartments in Edinburgh powered by 100% renewable energy offers various facilities to make your stay more convenient. Among them are the modern restaurant August37 serving breakfasts, burgers, seafood, vegan meals, and cocktails, a fully equipped 24-hour gym, a laundrette, complimentary Wi-Fi, pet amenities, and a digital concierge service you can access on your mobile phone.
Moreover, Fraser Suites Edinburgh is close to public transport links, and we’re a short five-minute walk from Waverly train station. Our long stay and VIP guests receive welcome gifts on arrival.
Having a spacious suite at our hotel offers you privacy, space, and, for longer stays, a discounted rate. What more could you ask for?
Your long stay in Edinburgh is the perfect opportunity to combine business and leisure. Don’t miss out on these highlights while in the city.
Climb Arthur’s Seat: The 251m extinct volcano in Holyrood Park known as Arthur’s Seat dominates the Edinburgh skyline and offers unparalleled views of the city. Lace up your hiking boots and enjoy the relatively easy walk on the east side from Dunsapie Loch on Queen’s Drive to the summit.
Explore Edinburgh Castle: The best way to see Edinburgh Castle, the city’s most iconic building, is to join a guided tour or to attend one of the actor-led historical events. Enjoy tea with homemade scones, preserves, and clotted cream at the castle tearoom before heading back down to the Old Town.
Visit Leith: Also known as the Shore, Leith is a culturally significant, cosmopolitan district of the city. This charming waterside area is home to the historic Leith Theatre, excellent restaurants such as the Michelin-starred Martin Wishart, and trendy bars, as well as regular events such as the Pitt independent weekend market and LeithLate.
Take a Whisky Tasting Tour: Scotland is the birthplace of whisky, so if you enjoy a wee dram or three, be sure to sample some of the finest available in the city. The best way to do this is to take one of the many whisky tasting tours. A guide will lead you to Edinburgh’s top whisky venues where you can enjoy tastings accompanied by Scottish storytelling and folklore.
Celebrate the arts at Summerhall: Summerhall is the heart of Edinburgh’s arts and culture scene. You’ll find art exhibitions, gigs, clubs, films, workshops, talks, theatre performances, and a microbrewery at this former veterinary school just off the Meadows.
Fraser Suites Edinburgh offers you a home from home during your long stay in Edinburgh. Whether you’re travelling for business, leisure, or a bit of both, you can live like a local while enjoying the comforts, conveniences, and many amenities available at our long stay serviced apartments. Find out about our extended stay offer, contact us, and start planning your business trip to this vibrant, historic city.