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Pollock Halls - Edinburgh First

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18 Holyrood Park Rd., University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh EH165AY, Scotland
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Ranked #49 of 191 Specialty Lodging in Edinburgh
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Newcastle, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Stayed at Pollock for a few days during the festival. At £57 a night with a free breakfast you really can't argue with the numbers compared to other accommodation in Edinburgh in August. Rooms were clean and comfortable, and whislt there was n oen-suite the bathroom was directly across the corridor and was always perfectly clean and serviceable. Beautiful location... More 

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Rugby, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Next door to the Commonwealth Pool and about 20 mins walk to the Old Town (regular buses too), the university campus is a convenient place to stay. It's expensive by university dorm vacation stay standards, but this is Edinburgh, and it was Festival time. The rooms are OK. Clean and functional. Beds are comfy. Separate shower and toilet. Access to... More 

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Sunshine Coast, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I stayed here pretty much based on price - I was staying a bank holiday weekend and it was this place or a backpacker place for £89 or £250 for the cheapest hotel! At £49 this was great value. Very friendly and professional staff, a clean and tidy room that wasn't particularly noisy (as I had feared it would be),... More 

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Newcastle upon Tyne
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

There is lots to love about Pollock Halls. It is exceptionally good value for money: when the Edinburgh hotel prices become utterly absurdly inflated on a Tattoo/ rugby/ end of Festivals bank holiday weekend, Pollock Halls alone retains a sense of sanity. The site is modern, attractive and well maintained. Reception staff are really heart-warmingly friendly, courteous and helpful. I... More 

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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Great accommodation within easy walking distance of Edinburgh city centre. High standard, very clean, reasonably priced (given it was festival time) and generous breakfast and evening meal arrangements. Staff in reception centre extremely helpful. Taxi rank outside reception very handy for departure with luggage.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Accommodation is student type, single bed, desk and chair. Sink in room, shared bathrooms and showers but all very clean and convienient. No tv in room which is good in a way as it makes you get out and enjoy the city of Edinburgh.tea coffee facilities and toiletries. Nice quiet area. Dont expect the Ritz but its very reasonably priced... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Everything is going up in Edinburgh in August:the number of festivals,events and visitors and,of course,hotel prices.The Pollock Halls of residence at Edinburgh University offer amazing value for those sleeping alone.The student accommodation blocks are full of well designed single rooms,well cleaned and maintained but mostly not en suite.The buffet breakfast is better than most hotels and although they are on... More 

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Blackburn, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

when i arrived i thought i had landed at the university and was amassed with what i saw all the cadets from the military Tattoo where staying at the same place how great having seen them on the parade ground at the Tattoo now i was having my breakfast with them, the room was large and nice it had every... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent Accommodation, friendly staff, free wifi, very clean facility, spacious room with complimentary tea/coffee facility, very clean shared bathroom facility, attractive building overlooking holyrood park and Arthurs seat. about 25 mins walk from Edinburgh wavelery station. u can walk to all top attraction from here, be it holyrood palace, Scottish parliament, royal mile etc. Also at reception dedicated free phone... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Luckily I didn't spend a lot of time here, just crashing out at the end of a busy day, each of three nights. Even so, there were plenty of things that were challenging. It's billed as 3*. That's crazy. It's more like 1*. If I ever stayed here again, I will surely book a room with an en-suite. Having to... More 

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