The Scholar

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In-room safe, desk, laptop workspace, iron/ironing board
In-room safe, desk, laptop workspace, iron/ironing board
In-room safe, desk, laptop workspace, iron/ironing board
In-room safe, desk, laptop workspace, iron/ironing board

Overview of The Scholar

VIP Access

The Scholar

4.0 star property

4.1/5 Very Good

Guests rated this property 4.3/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Parking included
  • Restaurant
  • Breakfast available
  • Business services
  • Bar

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Hand sanitizer provided
  • Personal protective equipment
  • Social distancing
Map
18 Holyrood Park Road, Edinburgh, Scotland, EH16 5AY

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationNational Library of Scotland10 min walk
  • Popular LocationUniversity of Edinburgh14 min walk
  • Popular LocationHolyrood Park16 min walk
  • AirportEdinburgh (EDI)45 min drive

VIP Access

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  • Extra savings and perks for Rewards members

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About this area

Edinburgh

The Scholar is located in Newington, a neighborhood in Edinburgh, and is near the airport. Notable landmarks in the area include Royal Mile and Edinburgh Castle. Looking to enjoy an event or a game while in town? See what's happening at Easter Road Stadium or Meadowbank Stadium. Guests love the hotel's quiet location.

What's nearby

  • National Library of Scotland - 10 min walk
  • University of Edinburgh - 14 min walk
  • Holyrood Park - 16 min walk
  • Arthur's Seat - 4 min drive
  • Scottish Parliament - 4 min drive

Getting around

  • Brunstane Station - 9 min drive
  • Edinburgh Airport (EDI) - 42 min drive

Restaurants

  • Cafe Cassis - 7 min walk
  • Voujon - 8 min walk
  • Annakut Restaurant - 9 min walk
  • Positano - 9 min walk
  • Isola - 9 min walk

About this property

The Scholar

Eco-friendly Edinburgh hotel in Newington, near University of Edinburgh
A restaurant, a bar/lounge, and a conference center are available at this smoke-free hotel. Free WiFi in public areas and free self parking are also provided. Additionally, a coffee shop/cafe, a 24-hour front desk, and a front-desk safe are onsite.
The Scholar offers 72 accommodations with laptop-compatible safes and coffee/tea makers. LCD televisions come with digital channels. Bathrooms include showers, complimentary toiletries, and hair dryers.

This Edinburgh hotel provides complimentary wired and wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and phones. Refrigerators and irons/ironing boards can be requested. Housekeeping is provided daily.

Awards and 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.

Languages

English

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
Follows regional cleaning and disinfection practices of We're Good To Go (UK)
Follows industry cleaning and disinfection practices of Ecolab (3rd party expert - Global) and COVID-19 Guidelines (WHO)

Social distancing

Contactless check-out
Cashless transactions are available for all charges at the property
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Hand sanitizer provided
Enhanced food service safety measures are in place
Individually-wrapped food options available for breakfast, dinner, and through room service
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities

Internet

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

Parking and transportation

  • Free self parking on site
  • Limited onsite parking
  • Electric car charging station on site

Food and drink

  • Full breakfast available for a fee 7:00 AM–10:00 AM on weekdays and 7:30 AM–10:30 AM on weekends: GBP 15.75 for adults and GBP 15.75 for children
  • 1 restaurant and 1 coffee shop/cafe
  • 1 bar
  • Room service available

Family friendly

  • Refrigerator (on request)

Conveniences

  • Elevator
  • Front-desk safe

Guest services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Luggage storage

Business services

  • Conference center

Accessibility

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

More

  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities

Bedroom

  • Bed sheets

Bathroom

  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Private bathroom
  • Shower

Entertainment

  • Digital channels
  • LCD TV

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Refrigerator (on request)

More

  • Desk
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)
  • Laptop-compatible safe
  • Laptop-friendly workspace
  • Phone

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Policies

Check-in

Check-in from 2 PM - midnight
Late check-in subject to availability
Minimum check-in age - 18

Check-out

Check-out before 11:00 AM

Special check-in instructions

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Access methods

Staffed front desk

Pets

Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are not available

Property payment types

Important information

Optional extras

  • Fee for full breakfast: GBP 15.75 for adults and GBP 15.75 for children (approximately)

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

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, debit cards, and cash
Safety features at this property include a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, a first aid kit, and window guards
Be prepared: check the latest COVID-19 travel requirements and measures in place for this destination before you travel.

National rating

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

Property is also known as

Salisbury Green Hotel Bistro Edinburgh
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
Salisbury Green Hotel Bistro
Salisbury Green Bistro Edinburgh
Salisbury Green Bistro
The Scholar Hotel
The Scholar Edinburgh
The Scholar Hotel Edinburgh
Salisbury Green Hotel Bistro

Frequently asked questions

Is The Scholar pet-friendly?

No, pets are not allowed at this property.

How much does it cost to stay at The Scholar?

As of Aug 17, 2022, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at The Scholar on Aug 30, 2022 start from $150.45, excluding taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.

How much is parking at The Scholar?

Self parking is free at this property.

What time is check-in at The Scholar?

Check-in is from 2 PM - midnight. Late check-in is available during limited hours.

What time is check-out at The Scholar?

Check-out is at 11:00 AM.

Where is The Scholar located?

Located in Newington, this eco-friendly hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Royal Commonwealth Pool and University of Edinburgh. Princes Street and Royal Mile are also within 2 mi (3 km). Edinburgh (ZXE-Edinburgh Waverly Train Station) is 25 minutes by foot and Edinburgh Waverley Station is 27 minutes.

Can I cancel my reservation for free at The Scholar and receive a full refund?

Yes, The Scholar offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to The Scholar cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.

Overall score and ratings

4.1

Very Good

Rating 5 - Excellent. 406 out of 996 reviews
5 - Excellent 41%
Rating 4 - Good. 380 out of 996 reviews
4 - Good 38%
Rating 3 - Okay. 155 out of 996 reviews
3 - Okay 16%
Rating 2 - Poor. 42 out of 996 reviews
2 - Poor 4%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 13 out of 996 reviews
1 - Terrible 1%

4.3/5

Cleanliness

4.4/5

Staff & service

4.3/5

Amenities

4.1/5

Property conditions & facilities

4.4/5

Eco-friendliness

3/5 Okay

Traveled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
Room was lovely and comfortable with a nice bathroom with a big walk in shower. We had a nice outlook to the grounds but we didn’t really appreciate the noise of 8am grass cutting after a late night. We opted for this hotel as it advertised parking but the hotel car park was full of storage containers and we struggled to find a space anywhere on the campus. Public transport is close by to take you into the centre. Staff were good although things felt a wee bit disorganised at times. Notwithstanding that everyone was friendly, particularly the reception staff and lady who seated us for breakfast. Bit of a mixed review on the breakfast. . The cold buffet was good with a choice of yoghurt, cereal, pastries, fruit, cheese and cold meets. The cooked breakfast should have been lovely but it was overcooked and not everything was available unfortunately. Overall a decent stay.
Stayed 1 night in Aug 2022

5/5 Excellent

Traveled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
The staff was excellent, they helped us a lot and they were very kindful. The property is excellent too. It was a great experience 💯
Stayed 1 night in Jul 2022

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
Great renovation! Love convenience to University. Clean room. Stylish lobby and great building. Particularly lovely staff.
Stayed 1 night in Jul 2022

5/5 Excellent

Traveled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Loved it. Well appointed rooms for the money
Stayed 1 night in Jul 2022

5/5 Excellent

Traveled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Part of university. Try very hard and helpful. No bar at the moment bur great shower znd breakfast
Stayed 3 nights in Jul 2022

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Nicely redone with a well-appointed room, great Beth room, and high end amenities eg French press coffee, bottled water, etc
Stayed 1 night in Jul 2022

5/5 Excellent

Traveled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
We weren’t made aware that the hotel is part of a university complex. It’s sold as a stately building so was very underwhelming to find a concrete block. The inside was lovely however & we would stay here again.
Stayed 3 nights in Jun 2022

5/5 Excellent

Traveled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Excellent service and beautiful hotel
Stayed 2 nights in Jun 2022

5/5 Excellent

Traveled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Liked being on a university campus.
Stayed 4 nights in May 2022

4/5 Good

Stayed 1 night in May 2022