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Get an overview of this hotelEco-friendly Edinburgh bed & breakfast in Newington, walk to Royal Commonwealth Pool


Located in Newington, this eco-friendly bed & breakfast is within 1 mi (2 km) of National Library of Scotland, Arthur's Seat, and Palace of Holyroodhouse. Royal Commonwealth Pool and Holyrood Park are also within 1 mi (2 km).

Property Features

A restaurant, a bar/lounge, and a coffee shop/café are available at this smoke-free bed & breakfast. Free full breakfast, free WiFi in public areas, and free self parking are also provided. Other amenities include laundry facilities, a 24-hour front desk, and ATM/banking services.

Room Amenities

All 123 rooms offer free WiFi and free wired Internet, plus coffee makers and LCD TVs with digital channels. Other amenities available to guests include hair dryers, laptop-compatible safes, and showers.

Bed & Breakfast Amenities

Bed & Breakfast Amenities

Dining options at the bed & breakfast include a restaurant and a coffee shop/café. A bar/lounge is on site where guests can unwind with a drink. Guests can enjoy a complimentary breakfast. High-speed wired and wireless Internet access is complimentary.

This eco-friendly bed & breakfast also offers laundry facilities and ATM/banking services. Limited complimentary onsite parking is available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Masson House is a smoke-free property.

  • 24-hour front desk 
  • Total number of rooms - 123 
  • Number of floors - 4 
  • Bar/lounge 
  • Coffee shop or café 
  • Free breakfast 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Free wired high-speed Internet 
  • Luggage storage 
  • ATM/banking 
  • Laundry facilities 
  • Restaurant 
  • Year Built 1994 
  • Free self parking 
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1 
  • Parking (limited spaces) 
  • Smoke-free property 

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Free Wi-Fi  
  • Laundry facilities  
  • Refrigerator (on request)  
  • Microwave (on request)  


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi , Free wired high-speed Internet

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


Free self parking, Parking (limited spaces)

Room Amenities

  • Phone 
  • Refrigerator (on request) 
  • Coffee/tea maker 
  • Microwave (on request) 
  • Private bathroom 
  • Free toiletries 
  • Hair dryer 
  • Shower only 
  • Desk 
  • Iron/ironing board (on request) 
  • In-room safe (laptop compatible) 
  • Digital TV service 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Free wired high-speed Internet 
  • Daily housekeeping 
  • LCD TV 

Where to Eat

Guests are offered a complimentary full breakfast.

Masson House has a restaurant on site.

Nearby Things to Do

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Hiking/biking trails nearby 

Bed & Breakfast Policies


Check-in time starts at 2 PM

Minimum check-in age is 18


Check-out time is 10:30 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.


  • Pets not allowed

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property 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.

No rollaway/extra beds available

Bed & Breakfast Name

  • Masson House
  • Masson House Edinburgh
  • Masson House Hotel
  • Masson House Hotel Edinburgh
  • Masson House Edinburgh, Scotland
  • Masson House Edinburgh Scotland
  • Masson House B&B Edinburgh
  • Masson House B&B

Awards & Affiliations

Green / Sustainable Property
This property participates in Green Tourism Program, a program that measures the property's impact on one or more of the following: environment, community, cultural-heritage, the local economy.

National Rating

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

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3.8 out of 5
83% of guests recommend
4.1 Room cleanliness
4.2 Service & staff
3.5 Room comfort
3.7 Hotel condition
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5 out of 5
Posted Feb 10, 2017
Very nice place,student halls. Great for the rugby!
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Never judge a book by its cover

5 out of 5
Posted Dec 15, 2016
Pros: Expedia
Cons: Air con....if warm
Location: Common wealth pool, Edinburgh all attractions 20 mins walk away
This is an excellent place to stay! Had a twin delux room, fantastic. Comfy beds, clean, all additions like nice tea and coffees, lovely bathroom! The only down side was the view! No worries we were there to explore Edinburgh and to swim! Some noise early AM and guess rooms might be warm in summer and would not like windows open.
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Great value for money

5 out of 5
by from J
Posted Dec 10, 2016
Warm welcome. Excellent value for money and lovely breakfast. Recommended
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Good practical hotel for university and city centr

5 out of 5
Posted Dec 1, 2016
Very clean and comfortable room. Eggcellent breakfast!
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Hall of Residence

2 out of 5
Posted Nov 21, 2016
Pretty basic accommodation. Massive queue for breakfast.
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Exactly what we wanted

3 out of 5
by from Manchester
Posted Sep 19, 2016
The staff were very helpful and pleasant. Great secure parking and handy location. Breakfast was great if a little bit limited but good vegetarian options. Bed was very comfortable and the room was very clean. It was basic but that is what we expected and the room still had all the necessary elements e.g TV and shower supplies. The area/complex(?) the hotel is in is surrounded by student accommodation but the hotel is set back so not greatly effected by noise etc. We suspect that the hotel was student accommodation at some point but now been converted - this was not a negative just an observation. We went during what we think was freshers week and didn't realise about the students but there were no issues. Overall great place to stay and would stay again!
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Great value

4 out of 5
Posted Sep 16, 2016
I had a deluxe double room. It was clean, spacious snd comfortable. Hotel staff were friendly and helpful. Breakfast was good. Excellent value for money.
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Very convenient for staying in Edinburgh.

3 out of 5
by from Ormskirk
Posted Sep 12, 2016
Pros: Ample parking and very suitable for shopping in Edinburgh
Cons: See above re electrical socket shaving point.
Within the grounds of Edinburgh University residential halls. Very handy for staying after dropping your daughter off at Edinburgh University. Only 20minutes walk from the Royal Mile or 25minutes from Waverly Station. My only complaint was that the electrical shaving point in the shower room did not work but reception supplied an adaptor for my shaver lead.
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Last minute booking and what a treat.

5 out of 5
by from S.A
Posted Aug 28, 2016
There are two different room rates here. We had a lovely room on the side facing Arthurs Seat. Really comfortable room, bed and good quality products. Breakfast was really good and staff attentive and really pleasant. We'll be back!
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5 out of 5
by from Salisbury UK
Posted Aug 12, 2016
We enjoyed our stay at Masson House, the staff were exceptionally friendly and helpful especially those on reception. We were allocated a newly refurbished room (307) and can honestly say that it was one of the best rooms we have ever stayed in. The breakfast was exceptional with everything you could want from full cooked to continental. a bonus was the fact that buses stop within yards of the Hotel (No 2,14,33,X33) One of the nicest, cleanest and friendly hotels we have ever stayed in.
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