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Masson House

3.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Very Expensive for a dorm room. I asked when I checked in if they would order a taxi and they advised that I needed to use the phone in the lobby to call for a taxi.

Excellent, plentiful and varied in chiices, breakfast makes this hotel a good deal. Small room with absurd shower arrangement but adequate for an accommodation. Staff is helpful and knowledgeable. Proximity to The University of Edinburgh is superb. Good walking distance or easy bus ride to necessities or points of interest makes the hotel location ideal. Nice entry lounge for meeting visitors.

The environment is good and quite. The breakfast is lavish and delicious. The network speed is fast enough.

I was looking for an affordable place to stay while in Edinburgh for a week. The location was about a thirty minute walk into the city center. It is right next to Arthur's Seat, which is a beautiful climb with gorgeous views. The hotel also offers a nice breakfast. Unfortunately, the room smelled like mildew and urine. This might be due to the way the bathroom is arranged. The shower is right next to the toilet, sharing the same floor with only a curtain to separate them. The toilet is very difficult to flush. The space is very small with no fan, causing a lot of mildew to build up, especially because the room is only cleaned every other day. When they did clean, I'm not sure they scrubbed or swept much. It felt more like they threw the comforter back over the bed and changed the towels. They emptied the trash twice over the course of the week. The comforter was the only blanket besides an extra stored in the closet that I did not feel comfortable using. The bed sheet had holes in it. The bed itself was very soft. I slept well, but if you prefer a supportive mattress look elsewhere. The staff was polite, but not helpful when I shared my concerns. When I return, I'll stay someplace else. There are hotels in the middle of the city that offer comparable rates and much better accommodations.

not typical place but certainly somewhere worth finding for anyone who appreciates self-contained living

The name led me to believe this was a guest house, which it is not. It's my own fault for not researching it closer though. What I wish the hotel had made more clear is that it is on a university campus. The hotel staff were very professional, welcoming, and helpful though. The room was nice and comfortable with modern furnishings. The only negative about the room is that the shower was not enclosed or did not have a separate floor, so the whole bathroom floor got pretty wet. One other thing that I did not know about ahead of time was that breakfast was in another building (cafeteria) on the campus - a 3-minute walk away. The amount and variety of food though was huge and pleasantly surprising. It is a bit far from the city center, but it is a 3-minute walk to the public bus station which is quick and easy to get into the main areas. Overall, this was a good place to stay.

The hotel is located in Edinbough University. We used GPS to locate the address but the entrance is hidden from another direction. Room is small but very clean and new and constructed like a high-end dorm. Breakfast is EXCELLENT-- traditional Scottish breakfast.

18 Holyrood Park Road Edinburgh Scotland

Hotel highlights

  • Steps from Royal Commonwealth Pool
  • Free full breakfast
  • Free WiFi and wired Internet in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking

Located in Newington, Masson House is adjacent to Royal Commonwealth Pool and within a mile (2 km) of other popular sights like University of Edinburgh. This 123-room, 3-star bed & breakfast welcomes guests with free breakfast, free in-room WiFi, and free self parking. It's in central Edinburgh and also close to Arthur's Seat and Palace of Holyroodhouse.


Free full breakfast is included with your stay. Explore the bed & breakfast and meet new friends over drinks at the bar/lounge, or enjoy a bite to eat at the onsite restaurant. You can get a quick energy boost at the coffee shop/café.


Masson House's 123 rooms provide coffee makers, laptop-compatible safes, and phones. Guests can expect LCD TVs with digital channels, along with free WiFi and wired Internet. Bathrooms have hair dryers and free toiletries. Desks are also included.

Property features

Guests staying at Masson House enjoy free WiFi in public areas, laundry facilities, and an ATM. Free parking is included with your stay. The 24-hour front desk has staff standing by to help with luggage storage, and answer any questions about the accommodations.

Room options

Double Room Single Use

Full 1 | Sleeps 1

Deluxe Double Room, Ensuite

Full 1 | Sleeps 2

Deluxe Double Room Single Use, Ensuite

Full 1 | Sleeps 1

Deluxe Twin Room, Ensuite

Twin 2 | Sleeps 2