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Combined shower/bathtub

The Stair Arms Hotel

3.5 out of 5

4.4/5 Excellent

Guests rated this property 4.3/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Breakfast included
  • Parking included
  • Pet-friendly
  • Housekeeping

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Personal protective equipment
  • Social distancing

Explore the area

    Popular LocationVogrie Country Park2 min drive
    Popular LocationGlenkinchie Distillery8 min drive
    Popular LocationScottish Mining Museum9 min drive
    AirportEdinburgh (EDI)27 min drive

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Double Room

  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Double Bed

Twin Room

  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 Single Beds

About this area


The Stair Arms Hotel is located in Pathhead. Edinburgh Playhouse Theatre and Festival Theatre are cultural highlights, and some of the area's notable landmarks include Royal Mile and Palace of Holyroodhouse. Check out an event or a game at Musselburgh Racecourse, and consider making time for Camera Obscura and World of Illusions, a top attraction not to be missed.
Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Vogrie Country Park - 2 min drive
  • Glenkinchie Distillery - 8 min drive
  • Gore Glen Woodland Park - 8 min drive
  • Dalkeith Country Park - 9 min drive
  • Scottish Mining Museum - 9 min drive

Getting around

  • Gorebridge Station - 7 min drive
  • Edinburgh Airport (EDI) - 28 min drive


  • The Foresters - 13 min walk
  • Sunflower - 5 min drive
  • Jaz's Fish Bar - 6 min drive
  • Anema e Core - 6 min drive
  • Cavaliere - 6 min drive

About this property

The Stair Arms Hotel

3.5-star hotel in Pathhead with free breakfast
Free breakfast and free self-parking are available at this smoke-free hotel. All 11 rooms offer flat-screen TVs. Guests will also find electric kettles.
The Stair Arms Hotel offers 11 forms of accommodation. Flat-screen televisions are featured in guestrooms. Bathrooms include a combined bath/shower unit. Housekeeping is provided on a daily basis.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected

Social distancing

Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Gives staff personal protective equipment worn by staff
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities

Parking and public transport

  • Free self-parking on site

Food and drink

  • Free full breakfast available 7:00 AM–9:30 AM on weekdays and 8:00 AM–9:30 AM on weekends


  • Lift

Guest services

  • Daily housekeeping

Languages spoken

  • English


  • If you have any requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)


  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities


  • Shower/bathtub combination


  • Flat-screen TV

Food and drink

  • Electric kettle



Check-in from 1:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Late check-in subject to availability
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before 11:00 AM

Special check-in instructions

There is no front desk at this property
If you are planning to arrive after 10:00 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation
The host will greet guests on arrival

Renovations and closures

This property is closed from 29 July 2020 to 31 December 2020 (dates subject to change).

Access methods

Host will greet you


Pets stay for free

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome

Payment types at the property

Important information

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
This property accepts credit cards; cash is not accepted
Safety features at this property include a fire extinguisher and a smoke detector

Property is also known as

Hotel Stair
Stair Arms
Stair Arms Hotel
Stair Arms Hotel Pathhead
Stair Arms Pathhead
Stair Hotel
The Stair Arms Hotel
The Stair Arms Hotel Hotel
The Stair Arms Hotel Pathhead
The Stair Arms Hotel Hotel Pathhead

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Rating 5 - Excellent. 19 out of 38 reviews
5 - Excellent 50%
Rating 4 - Good. 16 out of 38 reviews
4 - Good 42%
Rating 3 - Okay. 2 out of 38 reviews
3 - Okay 5%
Rating 2 - Poor. 0 out of 38 reviews
2 - Poor 0%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 1 out of 38 reviews
1 - Terrible 3%




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
A beautiful recently renovated hotel outside of Edinburgh with an amazing onsite restaurant, the food was amazing as was the hospitality.
Stayed 2 nights in Sep 2019

4/5 Good

Business traveller
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Stayed 1 night in Mar 2020

1/5 Terrible

Business traveller
Disliked: Staff & service, amenities
Not one for leaving reviews but TV didn't work. Found 48 tablets in a drawer. We're if I was away with family and my lad was to get hold of these. ( Not worth thinking about ). Shower screen rubbers dirty. Told staff at hotel. Didn't seem bothered. Handed in tablets . Room didn't lock from the outside ( room 6 ) so when we went down for dinner anyone could of got into our room and had our belongings. After all the problems we had there even charged us for bread when we ordered soup. Needless to say it's put us right off staying here again. More to the point staff at hotel could of handled this better. Bad management
Stayed 1 night in Mar 2020

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
A comfortable hotel situated nicely en route for the Highlands. A friendly staff made this just a little bit more than just a stopover
Stayed 1 night in Feb 2020

5/5 Excellent

Business traveller
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Externally average, internally great
From the outside I wasn’t sure when I arrived but internally the hotel is very good. This includes the bedroom and the dining / bar area.
Stayed 1 night in Feb 2020