Blossom Guest House

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Pillow-top beds, desk, free WiFi, bed sheets
Pillow-top beds, desk, free WiFi, bed sheets
Pillow-top beds, desk, free WiFi, bed sheets
Pillow-top beds, desk, free WiFi, bed sheets

Overview of Blossom Guest House

Blossom Guest House

3.0 star property
City centre guesthouse within easy reach of University of Edinburgh

7.8/10 Good

146 verified guest reviews

Guests rated location

  • Walkable10 positive mentions

Property highlights

  • Parking available
  • Free WiFi
  • Non-smoking
8 Minto Street, Edinburgh, Scotland, EH9 1RG
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Self parking
  • Garden
  • Luggage storage
  • Limited hour front desk
  • Tour/ticket assistance
For families
  • Television
  • Garden
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Self-parking (surcharge)
  • Hairdryer
Cleaning & safety
  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Contactless check-in
  • 72-hour vacancy between guest room stays
  • Hand sanitiser provided

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About this area

What's nearby

  • In Newington
  • University of Edinburgh - 11 min walk
  • Festival Theatre - 16 min walk
  • National Museum of Scotland - 21 min walk
  • Grassmarket - 23 min walk
  • St. Giles' Cathedral - 23 min walk
  • Princes Street - 23 min walk
  • Edinburgh Dungeon - 24 min walk
  • Royal Mile - 25 min walk
  • Camera Obscura and World of Illusions - 26 min walk
  • Arthur's Seat - 26 min walk

Getting around

  • Edinburgh Airport (EDI) - 36 min drive
  • Slateford Station - 9 min drive
  • Edinburgh (ZXE-Edinburgh Waverly Train Station) - 23 min walk
  • Edinburgh Waverley Station - 25 min walk

About this property

Blossom Guest House

Blossom Guest House puts you within a 10-minute drive of University of Edinburgh and Princes Street. This Victorian guest house is also within a short drive of Royal Mile and Edinburgh Castle. Fellow travellers say good things about the helpful staff and location.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
Property is disinfected with electrostatic spray
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter


Contactless social distancing and check-out
Cashless transactions are available for all charges at the property
Guest rooms kept vacant for 72 hours between stays
Social distancing measures in place
Contactless room service is available.

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Masks are required at the property
Hand sanitiser provided
Enhanced food service safety measures are in place
Individually wrapped food options available for breakfast
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 8 rooms
  • Arranged over 3 floors


  • Check-in time from noon until midnight
  • Express check-in/out
  • Early check-in subject to availability
  • Minimum check-in age – 18
  • Check-out time is 10 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • The front desk is open daily from 8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
  • Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions; front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in
  • To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 24 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation

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 not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • On-site self-parking (GBP 15 per day)
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site
  • On-site parking is limited

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities


  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Luggage storage
  • Umbrellas


  • 1 building/tower
  • Built in 1886
  • Garden


  • Wheelchair-accessible parking

Languages spoken

  • Arabic
  • English
  • French

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • DVD player
  • 21-inch TV
  • Digital TV channels

Home comfort

  • Coffee/tea maker

Sleep well

  • Pillow-top mattress
  • Bed sheets provided

Freshen up

  • Hairdryer
  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free WiFi

Food and drink

  • Free bottled water


  • Daily housekeeping

Fees & policies


You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property at time of service, check-in or check-out:
  • Self-parking costs GBP 15 per day

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; the property is cleaned and disinfected with electrostatic spray.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; guests are provided with hand sanitiser; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions; contactless room service is available; masks are required in public areas.

Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.

Enhanced food service safety measures are in place.

Individually wrapped food options are available for breakfast.

Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 72 hours between bookings.


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

This property accepts credit cards, debit cards and cash.

Also known as

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10/10 Exceptional

Lovely place, friendly staff, and great location. Will visit again
Rikki, 2-night trip with friends
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2/10 Poor

Go elsewhere
Les, 2-night business trip
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8/10 Very good

Autumn Blooms
Great location for getting into town, extremely helpful staff, very clean hotel, from top to Blossom !
Cameron, 2-night trip with friends
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6/10 Good

Pay a bit more and stay in better location
Host's were friendly but room wasnt cleaned/ replenished one day. Room was tiny and bathroom was even tinier would struggle if i was any larger. Guy in next room kept me awake every night coughing his guts up 24/7 could hear through walls. Other guest houses are doing breakfast but this place isnt- very dissapointing
mark, 3-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Michal, 4-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Would recommend
Very clean guest house with lovely owner. Made to feel very welcome. The accommodation was relatively simple but what you would expect for the price. A few difficulties with the parking situation - there is not really enough space for all the cars. Also, the 'continental breakfast' was a little disappointing, though this may just be due to limitations of Covid.
2-night trip
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6/10 Good

Blossom fading?
Room was fine and on-site car parking very useful, but substitute continental breakfast - apparently due to Covid-19 restrictions was very disappointing.
2-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

pleasant stay
Clean and pleasant stay .. close to city centre
Wayne, 1-night business trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Was a nice place to stay unfortunately due to covid-19 didn’t see whole hotel
3-night business trip
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8/10 Very good

The stairs were hard work. If you have any physical restrictions you will struggle
5-night trip
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