$112 Avg/night
Rate based on Check-in: Jun 14, 2015 Check-out: Jun 15, 2015

Edinburgh First

3 stars
View map of 18 Holyrood Park Road, University grounds, Edinburgh, EH16 5AY

Hotel Overview

Reviewer score
3.9
out of 5
13 reviews
The 10 minute walk into town helps burn off the MASSIVE breakfast

We really enjoyed our stay at Pollock Halls (Edinburgh First). The staff were unbelievably friendly... See full review

  • April Mc
  • Aug 15, 2014
great

Peaxeful very relaxing. Come and go as you please. See full review

  • jonny vegas
  • Jun 24, 2014
Pollock Halls offers 2* accommodation in Edinburgh to suit every budget and purpose, whether you're coming to the city on holiday, for business or as part of a group visit.

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.

Complimentary cabled internet access is available in all bedrooms and wireless internet access is available in some public areas. Limited parking is available on-site, and guests will benefit from the 24-hour reception.

Pollock Halls is just 1.5 miles from the city-centre and Waverley train station, as well as many of Edinburgh's popular tourist attractions. It is also just 5 minutes' walk to Holyrood Park, and Arthur's Seat, an ideal location for walking, with beautiful views over Edinburgh.

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Edinburgh First Rooms

Single standard
Single standard room offers one single bed, and the room has shared bathroom facilities. This equates to a shower/toilet for every 4 bedrooms. Each bedroom has a wash hand-basin and mirror. Full Scottish Breakfast is included in JMCC Restaurant.
Single en-suite
Single en-suite room offers one single bed. It is located in Holland House on Pollock Halls estate. The room has its own shower room and toilet. Full Scottish breakfast is included in JMCC Restaurant.
Twin en-suite
Twin en-suite room offers two twin beds. The room has its own shower room and toilet. Full Scottish breakfast is included in JMCC Restaurant.

Amenities

  • Free internet
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
No smoking rooms/facilities
Dining
Bar/Lounge
Restaurant
Services
Conference facilities
Internet
Free internet

Nearby points of interest

  • Newington: 0.3 mi
  • Arthur's Seat: 0.4 mi
  • Sciennes: 0.4 mi
  • Mayfield: 0.6 mi
  • Dumbiedykes: 0.6 mi
  • Prestonfield: 0.7 mi
  • The Canongate: 0.8 mi
  • Royal Museum: 0.8 mi
  • People's Story: 0.8 mi
  • Scottish Parliament: 0.8 mi
  • Museum of Scotland: 0.8 mi
  • Royal Mile: 0.8 mi
  • Marchmont: 0.8 mi
  • Cowgate: 0.8 mi
  • Jim Garrahy's Fudge Kitchen: 0.8 mi
  • Newington: 0.3 mi
  • Arthur's Seat: 0.4 mi
  • Sciennes: 0.4 mi
  • Mayfield: 0.6 mi
  • Dumbiedykes: 0.6 mi
  • Prestonfield: 0.7 mi
  • The Canongate: 0.8 mi
  • Royal Museum: 0.8 mi
  • People's Story: 0.8 mi
  • Scottish Parliament: 0.8 mi
  • Museum of Scotland: 0.8 mi
  • Royal Mile: 0.8 mi
  • Marchmont: 0.8 mi
  • Cowgate: 0.8 mi
  • Jim Garrahy's Fudge Kitchen: 0.8 mi
  • Underground City: 0.8 mi
  • Holyroodhouse Palace: 0.8 mi
  • Holyrood: 0.8 mi
  • Meadow park: 0.9 mi
  • Parliament House: 0.9 mi
  • St Giles Cathedral: 0.9 mi
  • Duddingston: 1 mi
  • Lauriston: 1 mi
  • Gladstone's Land: 1 mi
  • Writer's Museum: 1 mi
  • Grassmarket: 1 mi
  • Cameron Toll: 1 mi
  • Scotch Whisky Heritage Centre: 1.1 mi
  • Calton Hill: 1.1 mi
  • Outlook Tower: 1.1 mi
  • Princes Mall: 1.1 mi
  • Blackford: 1.1 mi
  • Abbeyhill: 1.1 mi
  • National Gallery of Scotland: 1.1 mi
  • Holyrood Abbey Church of Scotland: 1.2 mi
  • Edinburgh Castle: 1.2 mi
  • Princes Street: 1.2 mi
  • Meadowbank: 1.2 mi
  • Scott Monument: 1.3 mi
  • National Portrait Gallery: 1.3 mi
  • Jock's Lodge: 1.3 mi
  • Craigmillar: 1.3 mi
  • Bruntsfield: 1.4 mi
  • Lochrin: 1.4 mi
  • Fountainbridge: 1.4 mi

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
2:00 PM
Check-out:
10:00 AM

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use. All information has been provided by this hotel and not by Orbitz

Ratings and reviews for Edinburgh First

Overall score

3.9 / 5
5.01.0
13 out of 13
Amenities:
3.7
Cleanliness:
4.2
Hotel staff:
4.6
Comfort:
3.6
Location:
3.8
Value:
4.2

77% would recommend to a friend.

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Likes a good deal
Business
cumbria
Aug 12, 2013

Excellent to stay during the festival

Room was ready so checked in slightly early. Good location, close to the centre and on bus routes. Free parking was a bonus. Room was well equipped and towels changed on second day. If you want somewhere to stay with a good location and facilities, this is it. If you expect luxury, this is not for you as they are university halls at the end of the day

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
jonny vegas
Business
ireland
Jun 24, 2014

great

Peaxeful very relaxing. Come and go as you please.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Edinburgh First

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
April Mc
Business
Newcastle upon Tyne, UK
Aug 15, 2014

The 10 minute walk into town helps burn off the MASSIVE breakfast

We really enjoyed our stay at Pollock Halls (Edinburgh First). The staff were unbelievably friendly and helpful, the room was clean and comfortable and the breakfast (included) was enormous and tasty. Really good value for Festival time.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Entertainment tip: Long walk from hotel

Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh - excellent quality plays, great actors and a lovely bar/restaurant to boot.

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Review of Edinburgh First

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
York weekender
Business
Scotland
Jul 8, 2013

Good Location

Needed accommodation when attending a weekend course. Room okay, limited space but clean. Nice view. Food good - both breakfast and supper in bar. Would use again.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Mother of seven
Business
Nelson New Zealand
Aug 22, 2013

Excellent value.

I booked only a few days in advance during the Fringe Festival. Bring a walker it suited me perfectly for location, being an easy walk to the train station and centre of city with buses also bring frequent and close by. The breakfast was included in tariff and was fantastic value with a huge range of choices from continental to cooked. Th room while basic had everything I needed, was clean, bed comfortable and bathroom facilities clean and close to room providing excellent value for money.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Edinburgh First

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
stigma15
Business
Booneville, MS
Jul 11, 2011

Basic But Clean & Functional

This was a good accommodation. It is not for those requiring luxury or amenities, but the price is fair for a clean basic room. I had a shared bathroom/shower, but it was always vacant when I visited. Breakfast in the morning was better than expected and basically all-you-can-eat. Also, the staff was the most polite and accommodating I have ever dealt with. I don't want to oversell it; it isn't a great room, but it is good value-for-money. The walls are thin, though.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
3
Location:
2
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Edinburgh First

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Yask
Business
Durham
Jun 22, 2014

Cheap and simple

The hotel is not walking distance from the city center, but it is easy to get there using public transportation. (there is a bus every 10 minutes or so). The staff is friendly and helpful. They gave clear instructions for getting to town, called us a cab, and also had a full list of local pubs where we could watch the World Cup. The breakfast is cafeteria style, but filling and not bad. The rooms are fairly simple, college dorm style, but we knew this ahead of time. Overall, it is a good solution if you do not want to spend a lot.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
3
Location:
3
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Edinburgh First

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Susan35
Business
Hoddesdon
Jun 28, 2014

Edinburgh First

Staff were really friendly, location was pretty good and the campus was very well set out. Rooms were large and clean and breakfast was amazing. Only downside was people coming in at all hours and being noisy as there are so many people staying there-but that can't be helped.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Edinburgh First

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
JuanValencia
Business
Bogota, Colombia
Jul 8, 2014

Missed shower privacy, but overall a great stay!

A bit far from the city center but nothing too bad. Great staff! Very helpful. It's the perfect hotel if you're a young single 20 something.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
4
Location:
3
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Sightseeing tip: Short drive from hotel

Portobello Beach.

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Review of Edinburgh First

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Taeh
Business
London
Aug 4, 2013

Room needs to be cleaned

Especially bathroom. Showerbooth and curtain should be cleaned. Location is great if you want to enjoy peaceful farm.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
3
Comfort:
2
Location:
4
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

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