Sherwood Guest House

Guesthouse

42 Minto Street, Newington, Edinburgh, City Of Edinburgh, EH9 2BR

    David & Susan, who own and run the Sherwood, provide 4 star accommodation in Edinburgh.

    We are located on Minto Street, just 1 mile south of Edinburgh's famous Royal Mile, which hosts at the top of the hill the amazingly impressive Edinburgh Castle and at the bottom of the hill the world famous Palace of Holyrood House
    As one of the best value Edinburgh guest houses, the Sherwood can offer the choice of double, twin and family rooms, all of which are en-suite or have private bathrooms, all having secondary or double glazing, and all with central heating. Some rooms have fridge and microwave in addition to normal tea/coffee making facilities.
    We are located in the Newington area of Edinburgh, which host some great pubs and restaurants. There is a golf course only 5 or so minutes walk from the door of the guest house, while the Royal Commonwealth Pool, the Queens Hall, the Royal College of Surgeons and the Festival Theatre are just a leasurely stroll away.
    we have a PC in the dining room for guests' use between the hours of 10.30 & 22.00 and a wi-fi network which can usually be used from all guest rooms, 24hrs a day. Due to the unpredictability of computers we never guarentee this to be always on but we do try to keep it running as above.
    The Sherwood will always strive to bring you the best value for money in town with the best continental breakfast anywhere . David & Susan, who own and run the Sherwood, provide 4 star Guest House Accommodation in Edinburgh Scotland. The Sherwood is located on Minto Street, just 1 mile south of Edinburgh's famous Royal Mile, which hosts at the top of the hill the amazingly impressive Edinburgh Castle and down at the bottom of the hill the world famous Palace of Holyrood House
    As one of the best value Edinburgh guest houses, the Sherwood can offer the choice of double, twin and family rooms, all of which are en-suite or have private bathrooms, all having secondary or double glazing, and all with central heating. The twin and family rooms have a fridge and microwave in addition to the usual tea/coffee making facilities. All rooms have irons, freeview T.V. and an electronic safe.
    Our breakfasts consist of a variety of cereals, fresh fruits, croissant, pan au chocolat, white crusty rolls, brown rolls with seeds and nuts, cheeses and cold meats, fruit juices and tea/coffee . We toast white and brown breads, English muffins, crumpets, potato scones and a variety of bagels ( with cream cheese of course ) to order.
    We are located in the Newington area of Edinburgh, which host some great pubs and restaurants. There is a golf course only 5 or so minutes walk from the door of the guest house, while the Royal Commonwealth Pool, the Queens Hall, the Royal College of Surgeons and the Festival Theatre are just a leasurely stroll away.
    we have a PC in the dining room ( which works most of the time ) for guests' use between the hours of 10.30 & 22.00 and a wireless network which can usually be used from all guest rooms, 24hrs a day. Due to the unpredictability of computers we never guarentee this to be always on but we do try to keep the PC & network running all the time.
    The Sherwood will always strive to bring you the best value for money in town.
    The Sherwood Edinburgh Guest house is on the A701, exactly 1 mile from Edinburgh's famous Royal Mile It is best reached by car if you take the A720 city bypass and get off at the Straiton junction. Then follow the signs for the city centre.
    From the Waverly Train Station a taxi is very reasonably priced or if you walk up to Princes St. you can take any bus going to Minto St. ( nos 3, 7, 8, 29, 49 to name but a few )
    From the airport a taxi will cost in excess of £22.00 depending on traffic. Bus to city centre is available at around £3.50 each way, then bus as above.
    There is also a shuttle which charges £9.00 per person.
    The Sherwood is a Georgian town house which was built with great height but access ways are not very wide and therefor not very suitable for guests with mobility problems. Wheelchairs are just impossible as the front door has steps up to it and there is only 1 guest bedroom on the ground floor
    Check out: 10am.
    Check in.
    All guests are requested to supply an estimated time of arrival, which allows us to ensure someone is there to greet you. We do have to shop for fresh produce for breakfast on a daily basis and it is sometimes necessary to leave the guest house unattended.
    Early Check-In: 09:30 to 13:00. Where your room is ready we are more than happy to accept an early check-in, where this is not the case we will store your luggage, and enable you to start your time in Edinburgh unhindered by your luggage, while your room is prepared.
    Standard Check in: 13:00 - 21:00. Advising an arrival time in advance will ensure a smooth start to your stay and ensure we have somewhere to greet you.
    Late Check-In: After 21:00. We can take arrivals up to 23.30 but only if warned in advance. We are up at 06.30 in the morning to prepare breakfast and are not usually up too late.

    Gradings
    4 Guest House
    Opening Times
    Open All Year
    2014 Opening Times
    1 Jan 2014 - 31 Dec 2014

    Check-in/rooms ready from 2p.m. Luggage can be left from 09:30 Arrivals after 22.:30 must be advised in advance

    Room Information

    Number of Rooms / Units
    3
    Room / Unit Type
    Room / Unit Tariff
    Double Ensuite
    £85.00 per room per night (breakfast inc.)
    Family ensuite
    £125.00 per room per night (breakfast inc.)
    Twin ensuite (shower)
    £75.00 per room per night (breakfast inc.)

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

    Catering

    • Breakfast Available
    • Dairy Free Please advise before arrival
    • Gluten Free Please advise before arrival
    • Kosher Meals Please advise before arrival
    • Nut Free Meals Please advise before arrival
    • Tea & Coffee Available
    • Vegan Meals Available Please advise before arrival
    • Vegetarian
    • Vegetarian Food Available

    Domestic

    • Fridge All rooms have at least 1 small fridge
    • Hairdryer Available Hairdryer in all rooms
    • Heating Throughout Property Central Heating Throughout
    • Iron Available
    • Ironing Facilities
    • Private Bathroom Only 1 private bathroom - all rest en-suite. Private bathroom is across hallway from room and has a shower, w.c. and wash hand basin
    • Shower All rooms have shower
    • Shower Ensuite
    • Telephone Telephone available for guests use. Free but limited. Talk to Susan or David
    • WC EnSuite En-suite facilities have shower w.c. and wash hand basin

    Languages Spoken

    • French Speaking Very basic spoken but can understand better if spoken slowly
    • German Speaking Very basic spoken but can understand better if spoken slowly
    • Italian Speaking Very basic spoken but can understand better if spoken slowly

    Location

    • City Centre We are 1 mile south of the Royal Mile

    Transport

    • Free Parking Off-Site/Street
    • Free Parking On-Site Restricted on 1st come basis
    • On Public Transport Route
    • Paid Parking within easy distance
    • Parking 3 spaces on site and free on-street parking close by

    Children

    • Children Welcome Children under 2 sharing parents beds are free
    • Highchair Available

    Facilities

    • Fax/Email Facilities P.C available 12 hours a day for guests' use. Fax available on request
    • No Smoking Permitted No smoking in house or within 12 feet of front door

    Leisure Facilities

    • Television all t.v.s equipped with freeview

    Payment Methods

    • Cash
    • Delta Card
    • Electron
    • JCB Card
    • Maestro Card
    • Mastercard
    • Solo Card
    • Switch Card
    • VISA Card

    Road Directions

    The Sherwood Edinburgh Guest house is on the A701, exactly 1 mile from Edinburgh's famous Royal Mile It isbest reached by car if you take the A720 city bypass and get off at the Straiton junction. Then follow the signs for the city centre.

    Public Transport Directions

    From the nearest information centre:- One mile approximately. Take left turn from outside then turn left onto North Bridge. Guest House is one mile up North Bridge.

    Getting there by railway:- From Edinburgh Waverley cab is the best and quite inexpensive, by bus you would exit onto Princes Street and go right then right again onto North Bridge, cross to the other side of the street and find the bus stop for the following bus numbers 3,31,80. By foot, as the bus directions, but walk straight up North Bridge for about one mile until you reach Sherwood.

    Getting there by aeroplane:- From airport exit A8 to Gogar roundabout. Then take city bypass (A720) to the Straiton exit onto the A701 and follow this road until you reach our guest house (approximately 2miles).

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    Access to Public Areas

    • Level access (i.e. no steps or thresholds), or access by a ramp or lift :
      • from the entrance to reception
      • to a public toilet
      • to one or more bedrooms

    Building Entrance

    • There are steps to the main entrance
      • Handrail by the steps
      • Number of steps 6

    Parking

    • Route from the parking area to the entrance is :
      • with steps and no ramp
    • Drop-off point for guests immediately outside the main entrance

    Bedrooms and Bathrooms: General

    • Bedrooms with non-allergic bedding available (e.g. non-feather pillows)

    General Questions

    • Proprietors/staff available 24-hours
    • Non-smoking policy throughout establishment

    Restaurant / Breakfast / Dining Room

    • Level access (i.e. no steps or thresholds) or access by ramp or lift to the restaurant/breakfast/dining-room

    This information is self-assessed; therefore we accept no liability for its accuracy. Please contact the venue for further information.

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