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1 room, 2 adults

MW Townhouse

4-starThis establishment has received its official star rating from VisitScotland, the National Tourist Board for Scotland.
11 Spence Street, Newington, Edinburgh, Scotland, EH16 5AG, United Kingdom

Upmarket guesthouse within easy reach of University of Edinburgh
  • Free WiFi and free parking
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Great location
Fantastic service
Fairly good value for money

MW Townhouse

  • Double or Twin Room, Ensuite
  • Family Quadruple Room, Ensuite
  • Family Triple Room, Ensuite
  • Small Double Room With Private External Shower Room

What’s around MW Townhouse


  • In Newington
  • University of Edinburgh - 21-minute walk
  • Princes Street - 24-minute walk
  • Grassmarket - 28-minute walk
  • Royal Mile - 29-minute walk
  • Palace of Holyroodhouse - 30-minute walk
  • Edinburgh Castle - 33-minute walk
  • George Street - 34-minute walk

Getting around

  • Edinburgh (EDI) 35-min drive
  • Edinburgh Waverley Station 27-min walk
  • Shawfair Station 10-min drive
  • Eskbank Station 12-min drive

At a glance

Key facts


  • 8 rooms
  • Arranged over 3 floors


  • Check-in time 3 PM-10 PM
  • Check-out time is 10 AM
  • Express check-in/out
There is no front desk at this property. To make arrangements for check-in, please contact the property at least 24 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation. If you are planning to arrive after 9:30 PM, please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation. Guests must contact the property for check-in instructions.

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 15

Travelling with others


  • One child (1 year old and younger) stays free when occupying the parent or guardian's room using existing bedding


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi and wired Internet access in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • Free self parking (limited)

Payment types at the property

  • Cash

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
  • No alcohol served onsite
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

At the property

Food and drink
  • English breakfast daily (surcharge)
  • Free reception
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
Things to do
  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Luggage storage
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1
  • Year Built – 1905
  • Garden
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
Languages Spoken
  • English

In the room

Home comforts
  • Coffee/tea maker
Freshen up
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • 22-inch LCD TV
  • Digital TV channels
Stay connected
  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Daily housekeeping

MW Townhouse’s small print

Also known as

  • MW Townhouse House Edinburgh
  • MW Townhouse Guesthouse Edinburgh
  • MW Townhouse House
  • MW Townhouse Edinburgh
  • MW Townhouse
  • MW Townhouse Edinburgh, Scotland
  • MW Townhouse Guesthouse Edinburgh
  • MW Townhouse Guesthouse
  • MW Townhouse Edinburgh
  • MW Townhouse Guesthouse


This property's policy is to refuse certain bookings for the purpose of group events or parties, including pre-wedding stag and hen parties.

This property does not have lifts.

Optional extras

Late check-in after 10 PM can be arranged for an extra charge (amount varies)

Late check-out can be arranged for an extra charge of GBP 90.00

English breakfast is offered for an extra charge of GBP 7.50 for adults and GBP 7.50 for children (approximately)

Cots/Infant beds are available for GBP 20.0 per night

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

FAQs for MW Townhouse

  • Are pets allowed at MW Townhouse?
    Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
  • Is parking offered at MW Townhouse?
    Yes, there's free self parking. Parking spaces may be limited.
  • What are the check-in and check-out times at MW Townhouse?
    You can check in from 3 PM to 10 PM. Check-out time is 10 AM. Late check-out is available for a charge of GBP 90.00 (subject to availability).
  • Are there restaurants at or near MW Townhouse?
    Yes. Nearby restaurants include Thaisanuk (2-min walk), Edinburgh Food Studio (4-min walk) and "On a Roll" (4-min walk).

Recent reviews

Good 7.8 From 64 reviews

Very good 8.0
Clean and tidy
Very clean and tidy, the 10am checkout is slightly early for my liking, and the room wasn’t the biggest but enough room for us and our luggage. It was approx 30 minute walk to the centre of Edinburgh (castle/royal mile etc) or was only £5 in a taxi which we did to save time.
Thomas, gb1 night trip
Fair 4.0
Great location....bad room
Certainly was not 4 star. Room tiny..bed so uncomfortable and noisy!! Felt like it was going to collapse every time we moved. Very bad mattress....worst sleep ever!
Julie, gb1 night trip with friends
Very good 8.0
Convenient for city centre and nearby mountains - walking distance. Car parking available.
Susan, gb2 night romance trip
Poor 2.0
Not a very nice owner he should be demoted.
The owner is a thief and he pretended on the last day with his work staff to place a patch of water above the Radiator and made out we did it to take some of the deposit money which was not on the original booking. i told him he should be ashamed of himself and his working ethics. it is digusting. and very rude, the water was planned, and one inch wiped by his staff then blamed us, saying it would £30.00 to re decorate, Theft from a single mother and children Abusive.
J M, gb7 night family trip
Exceptional 10.0
Very nice
Steve, gb1 night romance trip
Exceptional 10.0
Did everything we wanted
Booked this guest house as a stopping place for visiting the Fringe festival, and did everything we hoped for. Rooms were spacious, shower was good, and the location was good (about a 20 minute walk to the city centre). Value was very good considering it was during the festival. The check-in process was a bit bizarre, but not necessarily bad, and the breakfast options seemed a little expensive and the timing was restrictive so we didn't use this. Overall, a good stay.
David, gb3 night trip with friends
Very good 8.0
Clean and friendly
Good spacious accommodation at a reasonable price. Clean rooms and friendly staff.
Derek, gb2 night family trip
Very good 8.0
The facility was nice but the location was not convenient for sites in the City Centre. Had to UBER to get places.
us2 night family trip
Good 6.0
Great location
Great location as bus stop pretty much on the doorstep to get into Edinburgh. Arrived about an hour early before check in hoping to be able to park car and go into Edinburgh which was great as the room was ready and a car park space available in the car par. Car park has three guests spots but tricky to manovevre car especially if you have a bigger car. Beds ok ,pillows uncomfortable. Bathroom was good and clean but room smelt musty
au2 night family trip
Exceptional 10.0
Great place to stay in Edinburgh
Great location, great staff. The building is older (in my opinion it has more character/ charm) but it's very well maintained. The beds could be more comfortable, but I've slept on worse.
Daniel, us6 night family trip

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