I have stayed at Emmaus House about half a dozen times sometimes on my own and sometimes with another person. It is a really welcoming and homely place when visiting the city of Edinburgh.
Many people seem to be coming and going and it is always an enriching experience.
The communal table is a great place for people to meet others on their respective journeys. There is a great respect for every person of any persuasion, race or ethnicity. The breakfast is healthy with choices of fruit, yoghurts, bread or croissants and also a range of cereals.
There is a dog in the house called Guinness who is a lovely gentle character. The staff are all friendly and could not be more helpful.
There is a winding staircase as is typical in this type of house. The rooms are mostly en suite, very clean and in good repair. There is a TV in the shared lounge but not the bedrooms which I preferred but might not suit everyone.
Emmaus House is located near Tollcross and there is easy access to buses to get across the city. There is a 'holy hut' - a large, bright and welcoming place to pray in the garden which offers a reflective space seldom found in today's busy, noisy world.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Inclusive Christian community offering accommodation for holiday, business/study or retreat. Warm welcome irrespective of age, gender, sexual orientation, religious tradition. Guests welcome to share in meals; meet others from around the world & local visitors. Near city centre,so easily reached on foot or by bus. Convenient to theatres, cinemas, restaurants, pubs, EICC, universities. Georgian terraced villa. Accommodation: family, double, twin, single - most en-suite. Ground floor room available. Sitting room. Wifi internet. Happy to help with enquiries about the house, this wonderful city, local transport, and other local attractions in Lothian. Our visitor reviews give a very good perspective on staying with us. ... more less
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- Emmaus House, Edinburgh SCIO Scotland