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Capital House

2.5-star2.5 stars
5 Mayfield Road, Newington, Edinburgh, Scotland, EH9 2NG, United Kingdom

Within easy reach of University of Edinburgh
  • Free WiFi in the lobby and free parking
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Restrictions related to your trip

COVID-19 alert: Travel requirements are changing rapidly, including need for pre-travel COVID-19 testing and quarantine on arrival.  Check restrictions for your trip.

  • Mr Ali and his family could not have been more helpful or welcoming. Recommended Sep 5, 2019
  • Amazing room for the price, very comfy, extremely friendly and helpful hosts. A little…Dec 31, 2018

Capital House

from £65
  • Double Room, Ensuite (Room 8)
  • Double Room, Ensuite (Room 7)
  • Twin Room, Private Bathroom (Room 6 external bathroom)
  • Suite, Ensuite (Room 4)
  • Suite, Ensuite (Room 5)

What’s around Capital House

Landmarks

  • In Newington
  • University of Edinburgh - 20-minute walk
  • Grassmarket - 26-minute walk
  • Princes Street - 29-minute walk
  • Royal Mile - 30-minute walk
  • Edinburgh Castle - 32-minute walk
  • George Street - 34-minute walk
  • Palace of Holyroodhouse - 34-minute walk

Getting around

  • Edinburgh Airport (EDI) 31-min drive
  • Edinburgh (ZXE-Edinburgh Waverly Train Station) 28-min walk
  • Slateford Station 9-min drive
  • Edinburgh Waverley Station 9-min drive

At a glance

Key facts

Size

  • 5 rooms

Arriving/leaving

  • Check-in time 2:00 PM-9:00 PM
  • Check-out time is 10:00 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • COVID-19 alert: Travel requirements are changing rapidly, including need for pre-travel COVID-19 testing and quarantine 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

Travelling with others

Pets

  • Pets not allowed

Internet

  • Free WiFi in public areas

Transport

Parking

  • Free on-site self-parking

Other information

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

At the property

Languages Spoken
  • English

Capital House’s small print

Also known as

  • Capital House Edinburgh
  • Capital House Guesthouse
  • Capital House Guesthouse Edinburgh
  • Capital House Edinburgh
  • Capital House Guesthouse
  • Capital House Guesthouse Edinburgh

Policies

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 Capital House

  • Does Capital House offer free cancellation for a full refund?
    Yes, Capital 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.
  • Is parking offered on site at Capital House?
    Yes, there's free self parking.
  • Are pets allowed at Capital House?
    Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
  • What are the check-in and check-out times at Capital House?
    You can check in from 2:00 PM - 9:00 PM. Check-out time is 10:00 AM.
  • Are there restaurants at or near Capital House?
    Yes. Nearby restaurants include Pataka (4-min walk), Delhi Diner (7-min walk) and August _21 (7-min walk).

Recent reviews

Fabulous 8.6 From 11 reviews

Exceptional 10.0
Very welcoming owner, highly recommend
The owner of the hotel was extremely welcoming and looked after us for the entire duration of the stay. He was also very helpful and gave us lots of advice about getting around Edinburgh. The hotel is situated a 12-minute bus ride from the city centre, in a very safe quiet area of town. The room was warm and clean and the beds were very comfortable.
gb3 night family trip
Very good 8.0
Capital House, not Capital Guest House
Capital House is actually an additional business next door to capital guest house and I think there is an issue with reviews being given on the wrong property. Capital House does not offer breakfast of any kind but that suited us. I was looking for somewhere to stay between the 2 uni campuses and this was perfect. Also on a direct bus route to the centre and train station. It is an old building but the room was clean and comfortable with enough room and storage space for the 2 of us and a view of Arthur's Seat. A kettle and plenty of tea and coffee was provided as well as biscuits and 2 comfortable chairs. We had a private bathroom across the landing and up a few stairs. This was also roomy and clean but I would have preferred it to be lockable from outside so it was only accessible to guests in the room it was intended for. The couple running the guest house are very friendly and extremely helpful; the lady of the house even offered us a wheeled suitcase on departure as our carry bag was heavy to carry around on our last day. We were also offered the option of leaving our luggage until it was time to catch our train. I would not hesitate to recommend this guest house, although, due to the age of the building and the stairs involved, it is probably not suitable for those with mobility issues.
Jacqueline-ann, gb2 night family trip
Exceptional 10.0
Good choice!
Lovely host who made my stay comfortable! Hotel was clean and well kept. A short walk to the city center. I’d stay here again! A good choice for the price and location!
Kaye, us3 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
stayed for a week at Capital House with my college age son while he was looking for a long term rental to attend the University. the Location was perfect for walking to campus. The room was spacious and comfortable with the European charm of large windows and ornamental plaster mouldings. Ali, the owner, was super helpful with recommendations, both he and his wife were so friendly it was like staying with family. My family will definitely stay here again when we visit our son at school.
beth, us3 night family trip
Poor 2.0
LACKS PRIVATE BATH AND TOILET...UNHELPFUL OWNER
THE ROOM WAS GOOD AND WE HAD A "PRIVATE SHOWER ROOM" THAT WAS OUTSIDE THE BEDROOM. IF YOU, LIKE US, LIKE TO HAVE A PRIVATE BATH AND TOILET ALL TO OURSELVES. YOU BETTER ASK THE OWNER BEFORE CHECKING IN. BUT WE WERE DRIVING A CAR SO I HAD CLICKED ON HOTELS.COM FOR "FREE PARKING". THAT TO ME MEANS THAT FREE PARKING IS AVAILABLE TO USE TO PARK IN. NO WAY AT THIS PLACE....THE OWNER SAID "YOU HAVE FREE PARKING ON THE STREETS IF YOU CAN FIND A PLACE FOR YOURSELF." GEE...THANKS....HE KNEW I HAD A CAR BUT COULD CARE LESS ABOUT MY PROBLEM TO PARK THE CAR! ALSO...HE KNEW I HAD A CAR BUT ...HE NEVER REMINDED ME THAT EDINBURGH CASTEL IS ABOUT A 30 MINUTE WALK...WALK....WALK..FROM THE PROPERTY. SO I SPENT TIME AND MONEY AS "SWEAT AND TEARS" TO DRIVE MY CAR TO THE EDINBROUGH CASTEL AND FIND A DIFFICULT TO FIND PARKING SPOT! AND I HAD JUST SPOKEN WITH THE OWNER...AND HE NEVER INFORMED ME THAT I COULD HAVE LEFT MY CAR PARKED IN ONE OF THE PARKING SPACES IN FRONT OF THE PLACE! NOT GOOD SERVICE...??? WHEN WE RETURNED IN THE EVENING I DID FIND ON MY OWN A PARKING SPACE AROUND THE CORNER. BYE THE WAY....ALL...ALL...ALL CARS ON THE STREET MUST...MUST...MUST...BE MOVED FROM ABOUT 10 AM TO 1PM...VERY INCONVENIENT IF YOU ARE DRIVING.
John W, as2 night romance trip
Exceptional 10.0
The owners are very kind and helpful. The rooms are nice and comfortable. If you're not afraid of a walk, it's within walking distance (less than 30 mins) of the old city, the castle, etc. There is no shampoo provided, so bring your own. We enjoyed our stay here.
Jasmin, ca2 night trip
Very good 8.0
Ruhige Lage, trotzdem zentral. Sehr gute Verkehrsanbindung. Nette Vermieter.
de7 night romance trip
Very good 8.0
Quiet hotel not far from center.
The host was very helpful and provided good service. The beds vere nice. Our room was facing a quiet garden with a nice view, no noise from the road at the other side. Edinburgh center was in acceptable walking distance about half an hour. There was no breakfast served at the hotel, but the host suggested several nearby places - we chose Beetroot Sauvage a very nice vegan cafe.
Esben Grønborg, dk2 night romance trip
Very good 8.0
gb2 night trip

Capital House