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Salisbury Green

3.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

We stayed at the Salisbury green hotel on Saturday night. The building is lovely. The staff at the main reception very helpful and friendly. Few metre walk to the hotel itself. Lovely room however toilet very low. Good location for the centre of Edinburgh

We stayed over on the 1st of November. Fantastic building, beautifully restored and decorated. Breakfast very well presented. Also lovely reception staff. Returned a Mac-book charger we didn't even notice we had left for cost of postage. They contacted us. Will stay again. Also perfectly located for Edinburgh Uni and tourism.

Late booking searching for Edinburgh but not the seething centre of things. Following GPS was as challenge till we realised the hotel was actually in the university grounds. Clearly, the university had grown up round it and absorbed it. Building scored high on the weirdometer with a recent history as academic/university conference accommodation, it's history as a stand alone hotel was quite recent, and , with reception in another building, the hotel was quiet. Rooms were good. Bed comfortable. Good views of Salisbury Crags, strangely. We were on the third floor so a long way up for a building without lifts. Breakfast excellent. With the confidence of knowing how to find the place, I'd stay there again but try to give the third floor the body swerve.

I booked this hotel for a weekend away; my parents came too. Check-in was not quite what I'd expected. This hotel is set around buildings that are used for events/conferences and I think it's linked to the university. There was a barrier to get through to enter and after direction we parked (space literally for drop off only) outside a different building to check-in to our rooms. The gentleman serving us also couldn't find my reservation initially - not the best start! We then found the actual building, in front of which there was no parking available. I think there were 8 spaces total outside the hotel itself. My step-dad has rather bad arthritis so we dropped them off while we found other parking. We later managed to get a space directly outside. There is no elevator, only stairs for the three floors of rooms. Our room was spacious and clean with good amenities. Choice of teas and filtered coffee was good. The bed was a nice zip-together super king size and was fairly comfortable. Breakfast was in the same building in the morning. We really enjoyed breakfast; a good range of hot and buffet breakfast options were available. Check-out was again in the nearby building. Having looked at photos online (Expedia) before booking, I had no idea this beautiful looking building was going to be in the surroundings it was, so my expectations were different to reality. However, we had a comfortable stay and the hotel is well positioned to get in and out of central Edinburgh rather easily. It was reasonably priced. It was also just across the road from the Salisbury Arms, a beautiful restaurant/bar that I would definitely recommend!

Location was very quiet and peaceful. After we checked out and left for the bus my husband became ill. We walked back to the hotel and requested if we could go back to our room to rest for a few hours. They were wonderful and allowed us to rest and offered to call an ambulance if needed. We were able to get some rest and he was feeling good enough to leave for the train. They called a taxi and also told us how to get to a pharmacy for medication. I honestly don't know what we would have done without their help.

This was a very nice place to stay while we visited Edinburgh. It was a very old mansion that has been turned into a quaint hotel. We were actually given a handicapped room which was a bit strange but we made do. The breakfast is a must if you stay here. Plan on taking a taxi or bus for seeing the sights.

I booked as I was attending a conference at the John McIntyre conference centre and this was one of the recommended local hotels. It took less than 10 minutes to get to the hotel in a taxi from the train station for under £10. Check in was done in the neighbouring building Masson house. Check in was quick and easy and the staff were very helpful and friendly. I was In room 14 in Salisbury green which was on the first floor. After 6pm you use your room key to allow you access into the hotel building. My room was an adequate size for the two nights I was staying and overlooked on to a garden area. The bathroom was clean with a large shower. Apart from the usual tea/coffee was also a Cafetière and specialist teas which was a nice added bonus. The room was cleaned daily and although the hotel itself was very quiet the only other noise I heard was from creaky floorboards in the adjoining rooms. The hotel was just a couple of minutes walk from the conference centre and ideally located. It was extremely quiet in the area. Breakfast was in Masson house with a good selection and they did offer gluten free toast along with gluten free items clearly labelled on their menu. For the money I would definitely recommend and it isn't far into the city centre.

The hotel is a little difficult to find, we finally had to just put the Commonwealth Swimming Pool into our GPS which got us close enough to find it on our own. There was parking on site which is a little hard to find in Edinburgh. The hotel is close to a bus stop but about a 15 minute walk to Holyrood Palace and the end of the Royal Mile (I suggest starting at the castle and walking down hill!) Our room was a little on the small side and could do with a little maintenance (cracked tiles and door glass) but it was very clean. There isn't an elevator so if stairs are an issue you might want to request a room on the ground floor. There was a nice selection of hot and cold food for breakfast which was very good.

This hotel is a great well priced option if you are preparing for a short walk into the centre of Edinburgh. A perfect base to explore the area around Arthurs Seat. A good selection of options for breakfast. The shower was amazing! I would recommend it.

I liked the breakfast and the room: after camping for 10 days it was great to have a clean room with a bathtub and nice toiletries. I am always hesitant to try coffee making facilities because usually the quality of the coffee is poor, but this was really nice! The room was big and beds were fine. I didn't like the one small window, that there was no lift (but can be expected in older buildings), the location was quite far from the city center and it was not ideal that reception is located in another building. All in all I had a good time, but you may want to take into account that you'll spend quite some money on bus fare that you might safe at a different location. Service was okay, not excellent but not bad either.

18 Holyrood Park Road Edinburgh Scotland

Hotel highlights

  • Walking distance to Royal Commonwealth Pool
  • Free full breakfast
  • Free WiFi and wired Internet in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking

Located in Newington within a 5-minute walk of Royal Commonwealth Pool, Salisbury Green is within a mile (2 km) of other popular attractions like University of Edinburgh. This 3-star hotel has 36 guestrooms and offers conveniences like free breakfast, free in-room WiFi, and free self parking. Located centrally in Edinburgh, it's also close to Arthur's Seat and Greyfriars Kirk.


Start your day off right with a free full breakfast. Savor a meal from the comfort of your room with room service, or entertain your taste buds at the onsite restaurant or coffee shop/café.


The 36 rooms have an array of amenities, including coffee makers, free newspapers, and laptop-compatible safes. Flat-screen TVs come with digital channels, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi and wired Internet. Other amenities include hair dryers, ironing boards, and desks.

Property features

At Salisbury Green, guests have access to free WiFi in public areas, conference space, and laundry facilities. Free parking is included with your stay. Front-desk staff are standing by 24/7 to assist with any requests. Additional amenities include a garden and an ATM.

Room options

Standard Plus Double

Full 1 | Sleeps 2

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

80% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 368 reviews