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Pollock Halls offers affordable bed and breakfast accommodation in Edinburgh.

Next to Holyrood Park

Located just over 1 mile from Edinburgh Waverley Train Station and the historic Old Town and the Royal Mile. For the more energetic visitor Holyrood Park and Arthur’s Seat are on the doorstep.

Large Campus facilities

On-site amenities include the self-service restaurant within the John McIntyre Conference Centre, an ATM, a general shop, laundry facilities and a dedicated Reception Centre.

Selection of rooms

Accommodation can be offered in single standard, single en-suite and twin en-suite rooms, all booked on a bed and breakfast basis.

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At your hotel

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.

There is a vast range of room-types, including single standard (with shared bathroom facilities), single en-suite and twin en-suite rooms. Shared pantry facilities in each building include toaster, microwave, fridge, ironing board and iron and fridge; hairdryers are available at the main reception centre. Shared laundry facilities are also available in some buildings.

Full Scottish breakfast is included in the price, and is served in the John McIntyre Centre in the heart of the private campus grounds. Light meals can also be taken in the bar, and there is an on-site shop and ATM available for use by all guests.

Chargeable cabled internet access is available in all bedrooms and wireless internet access is available in some public areas. Free (limited) parking is available on-site, and guests will benefit from the 24-hour reception.

  • Free breakfast
  • Coffee shop or café
  • Bar/lounge
  • Multiple large conference rooms
  • Event catering
  • Multiple small meeting rooms
  • Banquet facilities
  • Computer rental
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Security guard
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Total number of rooms - 2000
  • Tour assistance
  • ATM/banking
  • Gift shops or newsstand
  • Laundry facilities
  • Pool table
  • Microwave in lobby
  • Picnic area
  • Elevator/lift
  • Smoke-free property
  • Wedding services
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Free wired high-speed Internet
  • Use of nearby fitness center (discount)
  • Free parking
  • Free parking (limited spaces)
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Stay connected

Available in all rooms: Free wired high-speed Internet

Available in some public areas: Free Wi-Fi, Free wired high-speed Internet

Park your car

Free parking, Free parking (limited spaces)

In your room
  • Direct-dial phone
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Extra towels/bedding
  • Complimentary toiletries
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)
  • Cribs/infant beds available
  • Free wired high-speed Internet

Eat and drink

Guests of Edinburgh First enjoy a complimentary full Scottish breakfast each morning. JMCC Restaurant - Large refectory seating up to 500 people. Serves a range of dining options throughout the day for breakfast (07.30 AM to 10 AM), lunch (12.30 PM to 2 PM) and dinner (6 PM – 7.30 PM). Meals also available in the on-site bar, located in the JMCC.


For the more energetic visitor Holyrood Park and Arthur’s Seat are on the doorstep, an ideal location for walking, with beautiful views over Edinburgh.

  • Golfing nearby
  • Swimming nearby
  • Racquetball/squash nearby
  • Aerobics nearby
  • Running track/path nearby
  • Yoga classes/instruction nearby
  • Bird watching nearby
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When you arrive

Check-in time starts at 2 PM

When you leave

Check-out time is 10:30 AM

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are 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.

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