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Sherwood Guest House

4-starThis establishment has received its official star rating from VisitScotland, the National Tourist Board for Scotland.
42 Minto Street, Edinburgh, Scotland, EH9 2BR, United Kingdom

Upmarket guesthouse within easy reach of University of Edinburgh
  • Free buffet breakfast and free WiFi
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  • Good location 25 minutes walk from city centre. Very clean. Good value for money.Oct 15, 2019
  • Room was far too small with little storage. Every effort had been made to provide other…Aug 24, 2019

Sherwood Guest House

  • Standard Double Room, 1 Double Bed, Private Bathroom (Not in room)
  • Double Room, 1 Double Bed, Ensuite
  • Twin Room, 2 Single Beds, Ensuite
  • Triple Room, Multiple Beds, Ensuite
  • Quadruple Room, Multiple Beds, Ensuite

What’s around Sherwood Guest House


  • In Newington
  • University of Edinburgh - 16-minute walk
  • Princes Street - 23-minute walk
  • Grassmarket - 24-minute walk
  • Royal Mile - 25-minute walk
  • Palace of Holyroodhouse - 28-minute walk
  • George Street - 29-minute walk
  • Edinburgh Castle - 30-minute walk

Getting around

  • Edinburgh (EDI) 35-min drive
  • Edinburgh Waverley Station 22-min walk
  • Newcraighall Station 10-min drive
  • Edinburgh Brunstane Station 10-min drive

At a glance

Key facts


  • 6 rooms
  • Arranged over 2 floors


  • Check-in time 1:30 PM-7 PM
  • Check-out time is 10 AM
There is no front desk at this property. To make arrangements for check-in, please contact the property at least 48 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation. If you are planning to arrive after 7 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 18

Travelling with others


  • No cots (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • Free nearby parking

Payment types at the property

  • Cash

Other information

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

At the property

Food and drink
  • Free buffet breakfast daily
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1
  • Year Built – 1832
Languages Spoken
  • English

In the room

Home comforts
  • Iron/ironing board
Sleep well
  • Premium bedding
Things to enjoy
  • Individually decorated
  • Individually furnished
Freshen up
  • Rainfall showerhead
  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • 28-inch Smart televisions
  • Digital TV channels
Stay connected
  • Free WiFi
Food and drink
  • Fridge
  • Microwave
  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Sherwood Guest House’s small print

Also known as

  • Sherwood Guest House Edinburgh
  • Sherwood Guest House Guesthouse Edinburgh
  • Sherwood Guest House
  • Sherwood Edinburgh
  • Sherwood Guest House Edinburgh, Scotland
  • Sherwood Guest House Guesthouse Edinburgh
  • Sherwood Guest House Guesthouse
  • Sherwood House Edinburgh
  • Sherwood Guest House Edinburgh
  • Sherwood Guest House Guesthouse


This property does not have lifts.

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 Sherwood Guest House

  • Does Sherwood Guest House offer free cancellation for a full refund?
    Yes, Sherwood Guest House does have fully refundable rooms available to book on our site, which can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • Are pets allowed at Sherwood Guest House?
    Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
  • What are the check-in and check-out times at Sherwood Guest House?
    You can check in from 1:30 PM to 7 PM. Check-out time is 10 AM.
  • Are there restaurants at or near Sherwood Guest House?
    Yes. Nearby restaurants include Voujon (2-min walk), Isola (2-min walk) and The Old Bell (3-min walk).

Recent reviews

Exceptional 9.6 From 147 reviews

Exceptional 10.0
Lovely host, breakfast was very yummy and fresh, room comfortable and very clean.
Tammy, gb2 night business trip
Exceptional 10.0
Welcoming guest house
Such a wonderful host. She made us feel very welcome. Gave us lots of tips on things to do in Edinburgh in the short time we had. The room was a bit small, but none the less very comfortable with all the essentials. Extremely clean guest house. The continental breakfast was amazing. So much choice.
Hina, gb1 night romance trip
Exceptional 10.0
We were gutted to leave!
A fantastic stay starting with an enthusiastic welcome from Vivienne! She is extremely knowledgeable about places of interest and full of hints and tips.
Rowena, gb5 night romance trip
Exceptional 10.0
Great place to stay, great host, great location
We stayed at this lovely b and b for a family trip to Edinburgh. Host was GREAT and approachable and gave good advice on places to go, and how to use local bus service. Location perfect as you could walk into the centre, but also a bus stop just outside. Family room was nice size, and whole place very clean. Breakfast was nice too. Overall a great place and would definitely recommend.
Andrew, gb3 night family trip
Exceptional 10.0
The perfect guest house
Lovely welcome at guest house. Would highly recommend. We were two grandparents plus 14 year old grandchild in family room. it was perfect.
Hague-Morgan, gb2 night family trip
Exceptional 10.0
Lovely comfortable stay at Sherwood
Vivienne - the owner of Sherwood House went out of her way to make us welcome, giving advice on the best restaurants in the area and helping with other arrangements. The quality of the furnishings are exceptional and she has put so much thought into making sure that all a guests needs are met. Even an ironing board , hot chocolates , sweets, hairdryer and lovely shampoos etc. The breakfast was continental but the range of fruit, meats , jams etc were very good - and served in a lovely breakfast room. Should our daughter decide to go to Edinburgh uni - which is why we were visiting - we would not hesitate to make Sherwood House our place to stay when we visit.
Ann Marie, gb1 night family trip
Exceptional 10.0
Lovely stay for New Year's Eve
Vivienne was a lovely host and took time to listen to our needs - providing gluten and dairy free products for breakfast after some of our party mentioned allergies - something we appreciated very much. The accommodation itself was very comfortable and clean and the location perfect. We would definitely stay here again and recommend it to anyone looking for a break in Edinburgh!
Sarah, ca3 night family trip
Exceptional 10.0
Lovely stay in Edinburgh
We had a very nice time. The room was a little small but it was in beautiful condition and had everything we needed. Vivienne was an excellent hostess with great tips about the city.
Linnea, us3 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
By all means, stay with Vivienne at Sherwood.
Vivienne has done a wonderful job with the Sherwood Guest House. Completely renovated, the room was large, comfortable, and had the services of a large hotel but with a personal touch. The neighborhood is great as well, especially when you want a local restaurant selection and not the craziness of downtown Edinburgh. I highly recommend it!!
Roberta, us4 night family trip
Exceptional 10.0
Terrific Find in Minton St.
Excellent location, beautiful room, fabulous host, definitely book your stay in Edinburgh here.
James, us2 night trip with friends

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