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Halcyon Hotel

2-starThis establishment has received its official star rating from VisitScotland, the National Tourist Board for Scotland.
8 Royal TerraceEdinburghScotlandEH7 5ABUnited Kingdom

City centre guesthouse within walking distance of Edinburgh Playhouse Theatre
  • Free full breakfast and free WiFi
  • Collect nightsFor every 10 nights, get 1 reward* night!
Very Good8.0
Great location
Fantastic service
Tasty breakfast
Amenities are not the best
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From 228 reviewsTripAdvisor Traveller Rating

Halcyon Hotel

from £110
  • Double Room, Ensuite
  • Standard Twin Room, 2 Single Beds, Shared Bathroom
  • Triple Room, Ensuite
  • Family Room, Ensuite
  • Family Room, Ensuite
  • Family Room, Ensuite
  • Single Room, 1 Single Bed
  • Single Room, 1 Single Bed, Ensuite
  • Single Private Bathroom

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 14 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 4 floors


  • Check-in time 2 PM-11 PM
  • Check-out time is 11 AM
To make arrangements for check-in, please contact the property ahead of time using the information on the booking confirmation.

Required at check in

  • Credit card or cash deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

Travelling with others


  • Children (2 years old and younger) stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room using existing bedding


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • No parking

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink
  • Free full breakfast daily
Things to do
  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Golfing nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • Television in common areas

In the room

Home comforts
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning)
  • Air conditioning
  • Coffee/tea maker
Things to enjoy
  • Individually furnished
Freshen up
  • Free toiletries
Stay connected
  • Free WiFi
  • Daily housekeeping

Halcyon Hotel’s small print

Also known as

  • Halcyon House Edinburgh
  • Halcyon Edinburgh
  • Halcyon Hotel Edinburgh
  • Halcyon Hotel Edinburgh Scotland

Optional extras

Cribs/Infant beds are available for GBP 5.0 per night

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

What’s around Halcyon Hotel


  • In New Town
  • Edinburgh Playhouse Theatre (4-minute walk)
  • Palace of Holyroodhouse (16-minute walk)
  • Princes Street Gardens (17-minute walk)
  • Arthur's Seat (18-minute walk)
  • St. Giles' Cathedral (19-minute walk)
  • Greyfriars Kirk (23-minute walk)
  • Edinburgh Castle (25-minute walk)

Getting around

  • Edinburgh (EDI) 30-min drive
  • Edinburgh Waverley Station 15-min walk
  • Edinburgh Haymarket Station 14-min drive
  • Edinburgh Brunstane Station 16-min drive
  • On-site parking not available

Recent reviews

Very Good 8.0 From 231 reviews

Halcyon Hotel
not great
No customer service on check in. No help offered with luggage - i was on my own, had walked from train station (got lost along the way so was a longer walk than necessary- don't use google - the hotel is only about 5 mins from station) - help with luggage would have been appreciated considering the heat, my walk and the fact that my room was on the 4th FLOOR with NO LIFT! I may not have accepted help but it would have been nice to be asked. No details given about local area or restaurants, etc, given it was only a b&b so needed to venture out for food. . No information given about hotel or its facilities. Breakfast info when booking stated that you could ask for earlier breakfast - which I needed to as I had to leave the hotel at 8am. I asked for a little bit earlier - 7.30-7.45 ish and was told no. I was given the option of taking a tray up that night to eat the next morning so I had 2 pieces of bread , a covered dish of butter, a selection of jam and an orange juice. Basically I made myself a jam sandwich. They should give the option of room only as well as b&b as breakfast was a joke. Room itself was ok. No TV, which I thought unusual, but I was ok just reading. Comfy bed. Tired looking bathroom - could do with some TLC. Massive spider in bath!
Catherine, gb1 night trip
Halcyon Hotel
Overall good, small details could have been better
I emailed the hotel twice about arranging a time to check-in, and requested a room near to ground floor due to my mother not being able to manage many flights of stairs and unfortunately I wasn't responded to. We arrived early in the morning, dropped bags off, and was able to check-in then, which was a smooth process, and left bags in the secure dining room to explore for the day. The room was clean, cosy, shower was really good and nice complimentary toiletries. No TV but that didn't bother us. We stayed in a 3-bed family room on the 2nd floor. Wifi was good. The inclusive breakfast was really good - lots of options, really lovely, polite staff. One evening we got back to the hotel around 8.30pm, made a cup of tea but spoons hadn't been replaced. Tried to use intercom as instructed to speak to staff, no reply. I went downstairs, no-one around. Slightly concerned that if our problem had been more serious, there were no staff to be found. Location was really good - the street was beautiful, really grand terrace and close to the city centre. Overall the hotel was nice and clean, staff were lovely, but if check-in had been arranged before we arrived, and there'd been staff around in the evening, it would have had a higher score, but I would stay here again.
Elizabeth, gb2 night trip
Halcyon Hotel
Very Good8.0
Great location
More of a bed & breakfast establishment than a hotel but friendly staff and a great location for the city centre.
Stephen, gb1 night trip
Halcyon Hotel
Very Good8.0
Lovely but is very dated. Still worth staying
The staff are lovely and the location is perfect. Breakfast was good and substantial with helpful staff. But it is a very tired hotel that needs investment. I hope they manage to do it sometime as it could be great. Biggest grip from me was a room without a bathroom. Just not used to that these says.
Gavin, gb1 night trip
Halcyon Hotel
Very Good8.0
Convenient central location
Overnight stop - location was very convenient, quiet but near everything eg restaurants, Playhouse, rail station, airport tram etc
A Traveller, gb1 night trip

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