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Pollock Halls - Edinburgh First

18 Holyrood Park Rd., University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh EH165AY, Scotland
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Pollock Halls - Edinburgh First
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Ranked #51 of 187 Specialty Lodging in Edinburgh
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

I stayed one night before moving to a hotel where I was staying for a week. It was OK, very clean and convenient. People at reception are very nice and ready to help you get around. Loved the university campus setting. Room was very basic. I stayed in a John Burnett single suit room. I am enclosing a photo of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Impulse decision to have a 3 day stay in Edinburgh. Co-incidentally, it was Valentine's Day weekend & also Rugby 6 Nations Scotland vs Wales. So, very little accommodation was available and these rooms in the University's conference accom came up on the Google search. I work in a university & would not have chosen to be next to student halls... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Really enjoyed the cafeteria style food of this hotel. It is dorm style, which was completely fine and sufficed for our trip. Was easy to get a cab and also great service at front desk to help with setting up any day trips you may want to try. Wish they stocked more hair-dryers (and didn't charge for them). Otherwise, great... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

We spent a night there with my brother. very close to the city hence convenient. Rooms were basic but very clean and smart. Breakfast was amazing. Great for short trips. Pity there was no wifi in the rooms but we were pretty much up and about, but great place to rest your head at night.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

We were in Edinburgh for a family wedding, the venue was a ten minute walk away which is why we chose Pollock Halls for our stay. It was very reasonably priced for the type of accommodation. The room was basic, shower lovely and hot though I would agree the room walls appeared to be a little thin. Housekeeping staff were... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

Basic, clean & comfortable accommodation in student housing unit. Plentiful breakfast options included. Easy access to Royal Mile and train station with 30 or 31 bus. Had an ensuite room with wifi in Holland building. On site laundry facilites and Sainsburys close by.

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Sydney, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014 via mobile

Nice play to stay, a bit pricey as it was during the military tattoo but it was a 20min walk to the main town and the room and bathrooms were clean. The bad side was the lift was broken 3 out of the 5 days I was there. I had to carry my bags up and down the stairs although... More 

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Essex UK
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

Our group of 13 usually stay at Holywood Aparthotel, but could not get in this year, so stayed here, which was cheaper . . . in every sense. The reception staff were great, the breakfast was plentiful, but the rooms are small, very basic, and my duvet smelled of . . . male student! I made the mistake of eating... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

I booked my single room at Pollock Halls for my stay during the Edinburgh Festival. It is very affordable and conveniently located about a 15 minute walk from the Royal Mile and is also serviced by a couple of bus routes. A huge breakfast buffet is included with your stay - a nice perk that will save you some money.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 via mobile

It is located under King Arthur's seat which makes the views brilliant. It is a short taxi distance or a nice reasonable walk from the train station. There is a bar on site which has good atmosphere and does nice food and drink. The breakfast is a typical self service breakfast so, average. I believe you can have self service... More 

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