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Pollock Estate-Summer accommodation, Edinburgh

University residence

Located at the foot of the royal Holyrood Park and Arthur's Seat, the Pollock Halls campus offers bed and breakfast accommodation during the University of Edinburgh's summer vacation.

Pollock Halls is seasonal campus accommodation located at the foot of Holyrood Park and offers safe & affordable bed and breakfast accommodation over the University's summer vacation, with over 2000 rooms available.

Each room on the campus features a telephone, free Wi-Fi, and shared laundry and pantry facilities. Some rooms also offer in room tea/coffee, TV and a safety deposit box. All rooms are serviced on weekly basis and linen and towels are provided.

Pollock Halls is just 1.5 miles from Edinburgh Waverley Rail Station and the historic Old Town, where guests can find the Royal Mile, the hub for many of Edinburgh’s festivals.

In the mornings, an extensive breakfast is offered in the self-service restaurant at John McIntyre Conference Centre. This is just 5 minutes’ walk from the rooms.

Further local amenities include an ATM, a general shop, and a dedicated 24-hour reception centre. The limited free parking is available on a first-come, first-served basis only. The property also offers 18 parking spaces for electric vehicles.


Check In: 15:00 (3:00pm) Onwards (arrivals may be allowed outside this window if your travel plans can't be adjusted however this is subject to availability)

Check Out: 00:00 (12:00am) - 10:30 (10:30am)

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Top facilities

Free WiFi

Breakfast included

Availability

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Reviews

4.4
Based on 419 reviews
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Value
4.5
Food
4.6
Service
4.5
Experience
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4.8 5 0.5

I really liked staying here, and I would definitely stay here again. The rooms are comfortable and clean, and the premises are well maintained and secure. I was particularly impressed with the staff in the Reception Centre - they were helpful, informative, patient, and very accommodating. Well do...

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5.0 5 0.5

This is my second time to stay in The University. It was Great! I actually stayed in John Burnett house instead of Baird House. Lovely room en suite. Everything was spotlessly clean, tea and coffee with kettle.z Easy to check in and out at Reception, with very obliging staff. Breakfast - Te...

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4.8 5 0.5

Wonderful staff. Amazing hospitality. Fab breakfast. Lovely comfy beds. Great location. Only comment. Some soap for rooms available. Maybe just some small bars at reception if we want one. Actually didn't think to bring. Few things wrong like locks on bathroom not working and some bulbs in hal...

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5.0 5 0.5

AWESOME! The staff at the front desk were so helpful! The accommodations were perfect and the breakfast buffet was incredible! I will be back!

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4.6 5 0.5

I will definitely stay here again. Clean and comfortable, good location, great value for the money. The staff are exceptional

Anon
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5.0 5 0.5

Enjoyed our stay as a base for the Tattoo and Fringe. More than happy to use facilities in any future visits to Edinburgh.

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4.8 5 0.5

Second stay. Absolutely terrific in all aspects. Breakfast a particular highlight. Location ideal.

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4.2 5 0.5

Really enjoyed my stay. It would be nice to have a shuttle bus service in evenings.

Anon
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4.6 5 0.5

Cleaner facilities and quieter rooms than most hotels, with much better wifi too.

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Facilities & information

Summary

20th century buildings

Breakfast included

No smoking

Facilities

Free broadband access (wifi)

Shared gardens

Children's cots

Children's highchairs

Luggage storage

24 hour security

Linen included

Towels included

Telephone

Food

Restaurant

Cooked breakfast (included)

Bar

Recreations

Recommended walks

Pub (walking distance)

Museums (walking distance)

Historic houses

Gardens

Golf course (a short drive)

Recommended restaurants (walking distance)

Theatre (walking distance)

Arrival information and directions

Address: Pollock Halls of Residence, The University of Edinburgh, 18 Holyrood Park Rd, Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland, EdinburghEH16 5AY, United Kingdom

How to find the property::

From City Centre: From Princes Street, on the shop side heading East, take a bus to the Royal Commonwealth Pool, Dalkeith Road (numbers 14, 30, 33, 86; £1.20 exact change only). From here, Pollock Halls is a short walk down Holyrood Park Road.

By Road: From the A720 City of Edinburgh Bypass, take A7 Old Dalkeith Road exit at the Sheriffhall Roundabout towards the City Centre. Continue straight for approximately 3 miles. Just past the Royal Commonwealth Pool at the lights, turn right onto Holyrood Park Road. Pollock Halls is the second turning on the right. Please note, that though parking is available, it is extremely limited and not guaranteed. By Bus: From St. Andrews Bus Station a taxi to Pollock Halls will cost approximately £7 and take 5-10 minutes. Alternatively, proceed to Princes Street and on the shop side heading East take a bus to the Royal Commonwealth Pool, Dalkeith Road (numbers 14, 30, 33, 86; £1.20 exact change only). From here, Pollock Halls is a short walk down Holyrood Park Road.

By Rail: From Edinburgh's main railway station – Waverley, take a taxi to the Pollock Halls (cost approx. £7, 5-10 minute journey) or proceed to North Bridge and from the first bus stop heading south, take a bus to the Royal Commonwealth Pool, Dalkeith Road (numbers: 14, 30, 33, 86). From here, Pollock Halls is a short walk down Holyrood Park Road.

By Air: From Edinburgh Airport, for 2 or more passengers, the property recommends a taxi for the 8-mile journey to Pollock Halls (cost approx. £17-20). Alternatively, take the Airport Shuttle Bus to the city terminal on Waverley Bridge (Adult: £5 open return, £3 single). From here take a taxi to the Pollock Halls (cost approx. £7, 5-10 minute journey) or proceed to North Bridge and from the first bus stop heading south, take a bus to the Royal Commonwealth Pool, Dalkeith Road (numbers: 14, 30, 33, 86). From here, Pollock Halls is a short walk down Holyrood Park Road.

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