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Pollock Estate - Summer Accommodation

Hostel with restaurant, near University of Edinburgh

  • Free WiFi

Restrictions related to your trip

This destination may have COVID-19 travel restrictions in place, including specific restrictions for lodging. Check any national, local and health advisories for this destination before you book.

Property renovations and closures

  • The property is closed between 5 November and 25 May.

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18 Holyrood Park Road, Edinburgh, EH16 5AY, Scotland, United Kingdom
8.2.Very good.
  • Good location, quick and easy check in, good value for money. Most of the parking…

    Aug 27, 2021

  • A great stopover!!

    Aug 19, 2021

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Official standards

This property advises that it adheres to We're Good To Go (UK), Ecolab (third-party expert - Global) and COVID-19 Guidelines (WHO) cleaning and disinfection practices.

Enhanced health and safety measures

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wear personal protective equipment
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Individually wrapped food options are available
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitiser

Guests rated location

Walkable
Quiet
Safe
Convenient
Transport options

The following facilities or services will be unavailable from October 25 2021 to June 1 2022 (dates subject to change):
  • Dining venue(s)
    • Parking available
    • Free WiFi
    • Non-smoking

    Property highlights

    Main amenities

    • 2000 smoke-free guestrooms
    • Weekly housekeeping
    • Restaurants and bar/lounge
    • Conference centre
    • 24-hour front desk
    • Garden

    Feel at home

    • Television
    • Free toiletries
    • Garden
    • Laundry facilities
    • Lift
    • Cable TV service

    What’s around

    • In Newington
    • University of Edinburgh - 13-minute walk
    • Festival Theatre - 16-minute walk
    • Princes Street - 20-minute walk
    • Arthur's Seat - 20-minute walk
    • Royal Mile - 21-minute walk

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    Enter dates for 2 guests

    Guests
    • Single Room, Shared Bathroom
    • Single Room, Ensuite
    • Twin Room, Ensuite
    • Twin Room (Single Use)

    What’s around

    Landmarks

    • In Newington
    • University of Edinburgh - 13-minute walk
    • Festival Theatre - 16-minute walk
    • Princes Street - 20-minute walk
    • Arthur's Seat - 20-minute walk
    • Royal Mile - 21-minute walk
    • National Museum of Scotland - 21-minute walk
    • Palace of Holyroodhouse - 22-minute walk
    • Grassmarket - 23-minute walk
    • St. Giles' Cathedral - 23-minute walk
    • Edinburgh Dungeon - 24-minute walk

    Getting around

    • Edinburgh Airport (EDI) 39-min drive
    • Edinburgh (ZXE-Edinburgh Waverly Train Station) 23-min walk
    • Edinburgh Waverley Station 25-min walk
    • Edinburgh Brunstane Station 8-min drive
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    18 Holyrood Park Road, Edinburgh, EH16 5AY, Scotland, United Kingdom

    At a glance

    Size

    • 2,000 rooms

    Arriving/leaving

    • Check-in time 3:00 PM-midnight
    • Check-out time is 11:00 AM

    Restrictions related to your trip

    • This destination may have COVID-19 travel restrictions in place, including specific restrictions for lodging. Check any national, local and health advisories for this destination before you book.

    Special check-in instructions

    Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

    Required at check-in

    • Credit card, debit card or cash deposit required for incidental charges
    • Government-issued photo ID may be required
    • Minimum check-in age is 18

    Pets

    • Pets not allowed

    Internet

    • Free WiFi in public areas
    • Free WiFi in rooms

    Parking

    • On-site parking is limited
    • Electric vehicle charging point on site

    Other information

    • Smoke-free property
    *See fees & policies for additional details or extra charges

    At the hostel

    Food and drink

    • Restaurant
    • Bar/lounge

    Things to do

    • Golfing nearby

    Working away

    • Conference centre

    Services

    • 24-hour front desk
    • Laundry facilities
    • Luggage storage
    • Wedding services

    Facilities

    • Lift
    • Safe-deposit box at front desk
    • Garden
    • Picnic area

    Languages Spoken

    • English

    In the room

    Freshen up

    • Shower only
    • Free toiletries

    Be entertained

    • 32-inch TV
    • Cable TV channels

    Stay connected

    • Free WiFi

    More

    • Weekly housekeeping provided

    Fees & policies

    Hygiene & cleanliness

    This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

    Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

    Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; guests are provided with hand sanitiser; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions.

    Contactless check-out is available.

    Enhanced food service safety measures are in place.

    Individually wrapped food options are available for breakfast.

    This property affirms that it follows the cleaning and disinfection practices of We're Good To Go (UK) guidelines.

    This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of Ecolab (third-party expert - Global) and COVID-19 Guidelines (WHO).

    Policies

    Guests can rest easy knowing that there's a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, a first aid kit and window guards on site.

    This property accepts credit cards, debit cards and cash.

    Also known as

    • Pollock Halls Hostel Edinburgh
    • Pollock Halls - Edinburgh First Hotel
    • Pollock Halls
    • Pollock Estate Summer Accommodation
    • Pollock Estate - Summer Accommodation Edinburgh
    • Pollock Halls - Edinburgh First Hotel
    • Pollock Halls Hostel
    • Pollock Halls
    • Pollock Estate Summer Accommodation
    • Pollock Estate - Summer Accommodation Edinburgh
    • Pollock Halls Edinburgh
    • Pollock Halls
    • First Hotel Edinburgh
    • Edinburgh First Hotel
    • Pollock Halls - Edinburgh First Hotel Edinburgh
    • Pollock Halls - Edinburgh First Scotland
    • Pollock Halls - Edinburgh 1st

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    FAQs

    • Yes, Pollock Estate - Summer Accommodation does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in, depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure that you check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
    • The property is closed between 5 November and 25 May.
    • This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitiser, social distancing measures are in place and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
    • Yes. Parking spaces may be limited. Electric car charging is available.
    • Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
    • You can check in from 3:00 PM - midnight. Check-out time is 11:00 AM. Contactless check-out is available.
    • Yes, there's an on-site restaurant that offers British cuisine. The dining venue(s) will be unavailable from 25 October 2021 to 1 June 2022 (dates subject to change). Nearby restaurants include Cafe Cassis (6-min walk), Voujon (7-min walk) and Annakut Restaurant (7-min walk).
    • Pollock Estate - Summer Accommodation has a picnic area and a garden.
    8.2.Very good.
    • 8.0.Very good

      Comfortable stay.

      CHARLOTTE, 2 night family trip, Aug 27, 2021

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    • 8.0.Very good

      Still good - but wobbly

      I last stayed here in August 2019, pre-pandemic, and gave it a real thumbs-up. The staff were really friendly and helpful and breakfast was great. That's still the case - but the place seemed slightly unsure of itself this time, thanks to post lockdown . And the wi-fi was almost non-existent which, for Fringe performers and reviewers, is pretty dire. I was told they're changing the system. It's still a great place to stay.

      Mike, 4 night business trip, Aug 9, 2021

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    • 2.0.Poor

      Dirty and smelly

      Absolutely filthy. I will desist from sharing pics of the toilet out of concern for others. Room did not appear to have been cleaned, terrible odour, floor filthy, the desk surface left ink all over my wireless Apple charger, bedding Misty and smelly. So glad the system couldn’t take my card payment on arrival as not worth a penny. Didn’t bother with breakfast and got out as soon as possible the next day. Have stayed before and it was never like this. Really disappointing.

      Scott, 1 night trip, Jul 31, 2021

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    • 10.0.Exceptional

      Very welcoming

      Very friendly, welcoming and helpful staff at the hotel. Care is taken over keeping guests safe from possible risks re Covid, including with thorough cleaning of bedrooms and bistro where I enjoyed very tasty breakfasts and an evening meal.

      Ian, 2 night trip, Jul 26, 2021

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    • 10.0.Exceptional

      Could not fault anything from booking in to leaving thankyou

      4 night business trip, Sep 2, 2019

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    • 10.0.Exceptional

      Fantastic option for safe, clean accommodation- no frills but not expecting that from student accommodation. For somewhere to sleep and explore Edinburgh is perfect!

      3 night business trip, Sep 1, 2019

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    • 8.0.Very good

      The only minor issue I had was that my room was next to the elevator, which the noise (not terribly loud, but distinctive when quiet) could be a bit distracting when trying to get to sleep.

      3 night trip, Sep 1, 2019

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    • 10.0.Exceptional

      The staff at reception and everywhere were very welcoming and pleasant. The breakfasts was superb better than a four star hotel

      Mubarak, 1 night trip with friends, Aug 27, 2019

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    • 10.0.Exceptional

      Best place for a summer stay in Edinburgh

      Extremely friendly and helpful staff

      Brinder S, 1 night business trip, Aug 25, 2019

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    • 10.0.Exceptional

      Clean and tidy. Easy check in. Outstanding breakfast choice. Great value evening meal.

      1 night trip, Aug 23, 2019

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