Ratings based on 186 Verified Reviews

They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
4.2 out of 5
92% of guests recommend
4.5 Room cleanliness
4.2 Service & staff
4.3 Room comfort
4.2 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
We double-checked.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified travellerfrom Ayrshire

Hotel was clean and staff friendly.

Posted 03-Nov-2014
Pros: Quaintness. Cleanliness. Comfort. Quiet location.
Cons: I would add lounge/bar facilities.
Hotel was quite far from city centre, however regular bus service is available just outside the hotel.
3 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified travellerfrom London

Don't be fooled it's not a B&B hotel

Posted 23-Oct-2014
Pros: Location was quite good for those who like a walk and an explore
Cons: Dining facilities and description of the accommodation. This is not a B&B in the traditional sense
Location: 20 min walk into town, which is nice for exploring. Convenient for walks to Arthurs Seat.
This place was more akin to posh university accommodation. I booked looking for a nice B&B style hotel so I was disappointed that this was not clearly explained. For example the reception is in the university hall up the road not even in the hotel building. Breakfast was 7.30 till 10am but they don't mention clearly that between 8.45 and 9.45 its busy and you cannot get a seat. We had a taxi to catch at 10am and felt rushed during check out. Dour faced lady in the dining hall wouldn't help us at all.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Business Travellers
by A verified traveller

Clean and comfortable

Posted 19-Oct-2014
Pros: The location, the beautiful decor, the cooked breakfast.
Cons: Clarity of where to check in, and when I book a double room I want a double bed - not two single pushed together
Location: It's on the edge of Edinburgh, about 30 minutes walk from Princes Street and Waverly Station. Not a lot close nearby.
We booked this because it was five minutes walk from a wedding we were attending. The website didn't say, but it turned out to belong to Edinburgh University, and they seem to be selling spare capacity in their guest accomodation. The building is absolutely beautiful, although it's not really set up as a hotel. It was a couple of minutes walk around the corner to another building to register, but that wasn't much of a problem. After that, it was keycard access to the building and the room. The building was spectacular and the room well set out, roomy, and rather wonderfully had windows on three out of four sides. It happened that the room was set up for wheel chair users, and so far as I could tell very well - although not somethng we needed. Breakfast in the morning was included, on the ground floor same as our room. We had an absolutely delicious cooked breakfast that I can't fault. Worth mentioning that there's also a shop and university bar on the same site. The bar closed about 10:30 but the shop was still open at 11, which was very helpful on arrival.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveller

Weekend break

Posted 14-Oct-2014
Original room had small problem (safe not working), staff swapped it for another in a matter of minutes.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified travellerfrom Scotland

Nice comfortable quiet hotel

Posted 07-Oct-2014
Stayed here to attend gig at Queens hall which is within easy walking distance to venue and restuarants. Hotel was very clean, comfortable, quiet and convenient and breakfast was delicious, would happily stay here again
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveller

On campus

Posted 05-Oct-2014
Neat old building on campus. Kind of confusing to find and to check in. Rooms are nice.
3 out of 5
Recommended
for Couples
by A verified travellerfrom Stevenage, Hertfordshire

Comfortable room, if a little on the small side.

Posted 26-Aug-2014
Pros: Reception staff were excellent. A really good breakfast was provided.
Location: A 25 minute walk from the centre of Edinburgh. Good location.
The room was perfectly satisfactory for a one night stay, just a little small. The bathroom was good and had an excellent shower. Staff were extremely helpful. The hotel was in a good location next to Holyrood Park and just a 25 minute walk to the centre of Edinburgh which allowed us to park our car with no further charges.
5 out of 5
Recommended
by A verified traveller

Great find

Posted 25-Aug-2014 on Hotels.com
Lovely helpful staff, good location, fantastic bed! Will stay again.
5 out of 5
Recommended
by A verified traveller

Great Location

Posted 19-Aug-2014 on Hotels.com
Only for one night but really nice with a superb breakfast, the only flaw was having to drag the cases up two flights of stairs with no offers of assistance.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified travellerfrom Aberdeenshire

Strange hotel setup!

Posted 10-Aug-2014
Pros: Pretty central to where we wanted to go and we could park there for free!
Cons: Ensure all televisions are in working order!
Location: Well situated and close to city centre
Arrived in Edinburgh and eventually found the entrance to the hotel, well the Pollock Halls for students. Was a very strange set up and did not realise it was like this when we booked. The hotel is within the halls complex, a bit like a small village. Check in was in Masson House and then we made our way to the hotel which was at the end of the complex. Beautiful old hotel full of character but obviously no reception and you just had to make your way to the room. Nice room on the ground floor. Lovely bathroom and the bed was very comfortable and clean. The tv was not working so we phoned reception and a repair guy (very friendly) duly arrived but struggled to sort. As it turns out we were not able to use the tv during our stay! Must say that the full english breakfast was absolutely delicious, one of the best we,ve had.