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Overview of Appin House

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Iron/ironing board, free WiFi
Iron/ironing board, free WiFi
Iron/ironing board, free WiFi
Iron/ironing board, free WiFi

Appin House

3 out of 5

4.6/5 Wonderful

Guests rated this property 4.7/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Breakfast included
  • Parking included
  • Babysitting

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Hand sanitizer provided
  • Personal protective equipment

Explore the area

    Popular LocationNational Library of Scotland11 min walk
    Popular LocationUniversity of Edinburgh7 min drive
    Popular LocationHolyrood Park13 min drive
    AirportEdinburgh (EDI)27 min drive

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Double En-suite

5/5 guest room rating
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Double Bed

Family Room, Ensuite

4.9/5 guest room rating
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 Double Bed and 2 Twin Beds

Single Room - Private Bathroom

4.8/5 guest room rating
  • Sleeps 1
  • 1 Twin Bed

About this area


Appin House is located in Edinburgh's Newington neighborhood. The area's natural beauty can be seen at Arthur's Seat and Princes Street Gardens, while Camera Obscura and World of Illusions and Royal Botanic Garden are popular area attractions. Looking to enjoy an event or a game? See what's going on at Murrayfield Stadium or Musselburgh Racecourse. Guests love the guest house's central location.
Popular Location

What's nearby

  • National Library of Scotland - 11 min walk
  • Greyfriar's Bobby - 4 min drive
  • Arthur's Seat - 6 min drive
  • University of Edinburgh - 7 min drive
  • Holyrood Park - 13 min drive

Getting around

  • Edinburgh (ZXE-Edinburgh Waverly Train Station) - 9 min drive
  • Edinburgh Airport (EDI) - 28 min drive


  • Delhi Diner — 4 min walk
  • Kwok Brasserie — 7 min walk
  • Old Bell Inn — 8 min walk
  • Voujon — 9 min walk
  • Positano — 9 min walk

About this property

Appin House

3-star Edinburgh guesthouse in Newington, near University of Edinburgh
Tour/ticket assistance, a garden, and free breakfast are available at this guesthouse. Free WiFi in public areas and free self parking are also provided. All 6 rooms offer free WiFi, coffee makers, and hair dryers.
Appin House offers 6 accommodations with coffee/tea makers and hair dryers. Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless Internet access.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter

Social distancing

Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Hand sanitizer provided
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi and wired Internet

Parking and transportation

  • Free self parking on site

Food and drink

  • Free cooked-to-order breakfast available daily

Family friendly

  • Babysitting/childcare

Guest services

  • Tour/ticket assistance


  • Garden

Room amenities


  • Hair dryer

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea maker


  • Iron/ironing board (on request)

Similar properties

The price per-night is based on the lowest price found within the past 24 hours for the next 30 nights. All prices include taxes and fees and are based on a 1-night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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Check-in from 1 PM - 11:30 PM


Check-out before 10:30 AM

Special check-in instructions

There is no front desk at this property
For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation
Guests wishing to check in early or check out late may contact this property in advance to inquire about the availability of their rooms.

Renovations and closures

This property is closed from January 1 2020 to April 30 2020 (dates subject to change).


Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are not available
Cribs (infant beds) are not available

Property payment types

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 smoke detector
Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property; the policies listed are provided by the property

National rating

This establishment has received its official star rating from VisitScotland, the National Tourist Board for Scotland.

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Frequently asked questions

Can I cancel my reservation for free at Appin House and receive a full refund?
Yes, Appin House offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to Appin House cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.
Is Appin House pet-friendly?
No, pets are not allowed at this property.
How much is parking at Appin House?
Self parking is free at this property.
What time is check-in at Appin House?
Check-in is from 1 PM - 11:30 PM.
What time is check-out at Appin House?
Check-out is at 10:30 AM.
Where is Appin House located?
Located in Newington, this guesthouse is within 1 mi (2 km) of Royal Commonwealth Pool and Festival Theatre. University of Edinburgh and Princes Street are also within 2 mi (3 km).

Overall score and ratings



Rating 5 - Excellent. 386 out of 591 reviews
5 - Excellent 65%
Rating 4 - Good. 179 out of 591 reviews
4 - Good 30%
Rating 3 - Okay. 21 out of 591 reviews
3 - Okay 4%
Rating 2 - Poor. 4 out of 591 reviews
2 - Poor 1%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 1 out of 591 reviews
1 - Terrible 0%




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
I had a lovely stay at Appin house. The landlord is very friendly, welcoming and knowledgeable about Edinburgh. The room and the facilities were very clean and breakfast very filling and delicious . Highly recommend this place.
Stayed 2 nights in Sep 2020

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Highly recommended
Jim, our host, was very attentive and looked after everyone with ease. Thanks Jim. Great location also. Close enough to the city and all the tourist spots in Edinburgh, and yet distant enough to be quiet and secluded.
Stayed 3 nights in Sep 2020

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Definitely go
Absolutely lovely, really friendly and everything was great. The breakfast was brilliant and pafking was right outside the house. Not far into the city and a really safe place to walk into the city and was beautiful.
Stayed 2 nights in Sep 2020

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Spacious room, excellent shower, caring host, breakfast
Stayed 1 night in Sep 2020

5/5 Excellent

Business traveler
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Stay was brilliant, great hoist , very polite and friendly, nothing was an issue , very clean establishment, and they great pride of there business
Stayed 7 nights in Aug 2020

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