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“Festival value” 4 of 5 stars
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Masson House
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   18 Holyrood Park Road | Pollock Halls, Edinburgh EH16 5AY, Scotland   |  
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Ranked #120 of 146 Hotels in Edinburgh
Solihull
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40 reviews 40 reviews
11 hotel reviews
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
“Festival value”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2013

Visited Edinburgh for a few days of the festival. Hotel prices are astronomic over August.
Had used the University before for accommodation so tried this again.
Very good quality hotel style rooms.
The "Canteen" breakfast is an experience but the food is good and we certainly enjoyed the wide choice.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2013 via mobile

Stayed here on Saturday 17th August and the room was really clean and it was a very quiet place to stay. Would recommend Masson House to anyone looking for somewhere near city centre. Bus only cost £1.50 pp to Princes Street and bus stop right outside on main road. As my husband and I both love our breakfast when we are away Masson House did not disappoint, the choice was excellent and staff were really pleasant and helpful . Will certainly add this to one of our favourite places to stay and we will be back.

Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Coventry, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2013 via mobile

We have just returned from a break in Edinburgh. We stayed at the Masson House for 2 nights. The hotel was a short bus ride to the centre of town. The rooms were clean, equipped with a hair dryer and coffee and tea making facilties. We were very impressed with our stay. We didn't find the hotel noisy.

  • Stayed August 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Colchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2013

We stayed here over a long weekend at the end of July, and very much enjoyed it. It's located in a pleasant, quiet area, right next to Arthur's Seat, and only a 20 minute walk into the main town. There is a bus stop less than 5 minutes away too, handy if you don't fancy walking. Our room was clean, light and had all that we needed. The breakfast buffet included has a lot of choices, and even offered gluten free options which meant I could actually eat something there! There's also a bar nearby that serves food until 9:30pm. We picked it because it was one of the cheaper B&Bs available, and I think that we paid a good price for what we got.

I will say that it *IS* university accommodation, which wasn't mentioned when we booked. We didn't mind at all, as it's a very nice halls of residence, but it might not be what some people are expecting. As we only wanted a place to leave our bags and sleep, it did the job just fine. Very handy for getting to all the main tourist attractions, and a nice, clean room to come back to. We would stay here again.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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lancaster
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2013

Great value for money even during the fringe festival.10 minute walk to the royal mile or 2minutes on a mega cheap efficient bus service.rooms good and clean and to say the university was packed with visitors very quiet at night.staff and multi cultural visitors extremely friendly, only downside although breakfast absolutely lovely the dining hall a bit manic with the amount of visitors on site.this is our second visit defo use it again.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

Masson House is not a bed and breakfast or hotel, it is university student residences.
The Booking.com advert claims "Free private parking is possible on site (reservation is not possible)" which is totally misleading as there is in reality little chance of any parking within the site and you will be searching for road side parking which if are lucky enough to find is only for two hours.

It is suitable for backpackers only.

Stayed July 2013, traveled with friends
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2013

We returned to Masson House for one night during a second holiday touring Scotland. It is conveniently situated being about a 20 minute walk from the station and very close to Arthur's Seat. Our room was clean and well equipped. My only criticism is that the bed had a rather soft mattress so didn't have such a good night's sleep as last time. Breakfast was in a different building from where we slept but was just a few minutes walk away through the really beautiful grounds. Breakfast was self-service and there was a good range of hot and cold food to choose from.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 18 Holyrood Park Road | Pollock Halls, Edinburgh EH16 5AY, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Edinburgh
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free Parking Kitchenette
Hotel Style:
Ranked #120 of 146 Hotels in Edinburgh
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Masson House 3*
Number of rooms: 138
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