Pollock Halls- Edinburgh First

Self Catering

18 Holyrood Park, Edinburgh, City Of Edinburgh, EH16 5AY

    Located at the foot of Arthur's Seat and the royal Holyrood Park, the Pollock Halls Campus offers over 2000 rooms during the university's summer vacation.

    If you are travelling on your own or in a group Pollock Halls provides a safe and secure environment to stay in.

    Accommodation can be offered in single standard, single en-suite and twin en-suite rooms, all booked on a bed and breakfast basis.

    Chancellor's Court offers over 500 modern rooms and has been awarded 3* campus accommodation. Each single and twin en-suite rooms have a Freeview TV, telephone, internet access, tea/coffee-making facilities.

    John Burnett House is the latest addition to Pollock Halls. Each of the single bedrooms and twin en-suite bedrooms has a Freeview TV, telephone, internet access, safety deposit box, tea/coffee-making facilities.

    The simple single standard rooms provide affordable accommodation, ideal for those on a strict budget. Each room has a telephone, internet access and tea/coffee-making facilities.

    All rooms are serviced daily and all linen and towels are provided.

    On-site amenities include the self-service restaurant within the John McIntyre Conference Centre, an ATM, a general shop, laundry facilities and a dedicated Reception Centre.

    Pollock Halls is located just over 1 mile from Edinburgh Waverley Train Station and the historic Old Town, where you'll find the Royal Mile which becomes the hub for Edinburgh's numerous festivals. For the more energetic visitor Holyrood Park and Arthur's Seat are on the doorstep.
    Opening Times
    Open All Year
    2016 Opening Times
    1 Jan 2016 - 31 Dec 2016

    Room Information

    Number of Rooms / Units
    Room / Unit Type
    Room / Unit Tariff
    Double Ensuite (Masson House)
    £95.50 per room per night (breakfast inc.)
    Double Room Ensuite (Chancellors)
    £109.00 per room per night (breakfast inc.)
    Single Room Ensuite (Chancellors)
    £75.75 per person per night (breakfast inc.)
    Single Room Ensuite (Holland)
    £65.00 per room per night (breakfast inc.)
    Single Room Ensuite (John Burnett)
    £89.00 per person per night (breakfast inc.)
    Single Room Shared Bathroom
    £56.00 per person per night (breakfast inc.)
    Sinlge Room Ensuire Accessible (Chancellors)
    £89.00 per person per night (breakfast inc.)
    Twin Room Ensuite (Chancellors)
    £94.75 per room per night (breakfast inc.)
    Twin Room Ensuite (John Burnett)
    £125.00 per room per night (breakfast inc.)

    Note: Prices are a guide only and may change on a daily basis.


    • Bar Available
    • Breakfast Available
    • Cafe / Restaurant available on site
    • Dairy Free
    • Dinner Available Evening Meal Vouchers can be purchased at the main reception for £13.50 for a buffet meal
    • Eating Out Facilities within 2 miles
    • Evening Meal Available
    • Evening Meal By Arrangement Evening Meal Vouchers can be purchased at the main reception for £13.50 for a buffet meal
    • Full Alcohol Drinks License
    • Gluten Free
    • Halal Meals
    • Kiosk/ Shop
    • Lunch Available
    • Nut Free Meals
    • Organic Food
    • Restaurant
    • Shop
    • Tea & Coffee Available
    • Vegan Meals Available
    • Vegetarian
    • Vegetarian Food Available


    • Covered Drying Facilities Available
    • Drying Facilities
    • Hairdryer Available
    • Heating Throughout Property
    • Indoor Drying Facility
    • Iron Available
    • Ironing Facilities
    • Laundry Facilities on Complex Coin operated laundry - prices start at £1
    • Laundry Service Available
    • Linen Provided
    • Payphones Available
    • Public Toilet Facilities
    • Shared Bathroom
    • Shower
    • Telephone
    • Toilets
    • Towels Provided
    • Wash Hand Basin

    Leisure Facilities

    • Garden
    • TV In Room
    • TV Lounge
    • Television
    • WiFi

    Payment Methods

    • Mastercard
    • Switch Card
    • VISA Card


    • Accessible Parking or Drop Off Point Directed to parking on arrival
    • Cycle Rack
    • On Public Transport Route
    • Parking Limited parking available on site


    • Children Welcome
    • Cot Available
    • Highchair Available


    • 24hr CCTV
    • Fax/Email Facilities Located in our Business Centre in the main reception
    • Internet Access
    • No Smoking Permitted


    • City Location

    Special Requirements

    • Children Welcome
    • Coach Parties Welcome
    • Families
    • Groups Welcome
    • No Pets Allowed
    • School Groups Welcome
    • Single Travellers
    • Young People

    Road Directions

    From the A720 City of Edinburgh Bypass, take A7 Old Dalkeith Road exit at the Sheriffhall Roundabout towards the City Centre. Continue straight for approximately 3 miles. Just past the Royal Commonwealth Pool at the lights, turn right onto Holyrood Park Road. Pollock Halls is the second turning on the right.

    Public Transport Directions

    Getting there by railway:- From Edinburgh's main railway station - Waverley, we recommend guests take a taxi for the short 5 minute journey to Pollock Halls. There is also a frequent public coach service from North Bridge (bus numbers: 3, 21, 33, or 86). You should disembark at the Royal Commonwealth Swimming Pool in Dalkeith Road and walk the 100 yards or so to Pollock Halls.

    Getting there by aeroplane:- From Edinburgh Airport, for 2 or more passengers, we recommend a taxi for the 8 mile journey to Pollock Halls (cost approx. £17-20). Alternatively, take the Airport Shuttle Bus to the city terminal on Waverley Bridge (Adult: £5 open return, £3 single). From here take a taxi to the Pollock Halls (cost approx. £7, 5-10 minute journey) or proceed to North Bridge and from the first bus stop heading south, take a bus to the Royal Commonwealth Pool, Dalkeith Road (numbers: 14, 30, 33, 86). From here, Pollock Halls is a short walk down Holyrood Park Road.

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