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Kildonan Lodge Hotel

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27 Craigmillar Park Newington, Edinburgh EH16 5PE Scotland
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  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
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Updated 08/03/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 08/03/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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#19 of 156 hotels in Edinburgh
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Kildonan Lodge is an elegant Victorian 4* small hotel located close to Edinburgh city centre, only 1.5 miles from Princes St with frequent bus services opposite the hotel. It offers individually designed ensuite bedrooms, free wireless internet access, private car parking, full Scottish breakfasts, honesty bar and a warm and friendly atmosphere. Romantic four-poster beds are also available to compliment any special occasion.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Hiking
Board games / puzzles
Books, DVDs, music for children
Fax / photocopying
Baggage storage
Parking
Wifi
Bar / lounge
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary instant cofffee
Complimentary tea
Snack bar
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Newspaper
Non-smoking hotel
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Housekeeping
Room service
Safe
Telephone
Flatscreen TV
DVD / CD player
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Bottled water
Iron
Wake-up service / alarm clock
iPod docking station
Hair dryer
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Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
Smoking rooms available
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Quaint
Mid-range
Languages Spoken
English, Dutch, Lithuanian, Polish
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John Clifford wrote a review Oct 7
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Had a lovely time away in this fantastic hotel. Staff were all helpful and very friendly. Breakfast was delicious with a wide range of choice. Easy access into the city centre with very regular bus service.
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Date of stay: October 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Responded 6 days ago
Hi, Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a lovely review. The Kildonan team really appreciate it. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us and look forward to welcoming you back in the future. Kind regards Chrystal
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Patricia T wrote a review Sep 2020
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Having been previously shielded in the Covid crisis, I chose this hotel for its five star cleanliness and comfort ratings and it did not disappoint.! It was very clean with a good disinfectant regime, prominent hand sanitiser stations throughout, social distance markings in the foyer and a mask-wearing policy in all public areas. The manager was very helpful, pleasant and welcoming and service was excellent. Our room was large and very comfortable and en-suite facilities were sparkling. I would definitely stay at this hotel again and thoroughly recommend it to anyone visiting Edinburgh.
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Date of stay: September 2020
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Response from Chrystal McDonald, General Manager at Kildonan Lodge Hotel
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Hi, Thank you so much staying with us and for taking the time to review Kildonan Lodge Hotel, we are thrilled that you enjoyed your stay. We hope to welcome you back soon. Kind regards Chrystal
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Clare M wrote a review Sep 2020
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We were staying here after dropping our daughter at university. The Canadian manager was very amenable not only letting us check in early but had read my email regarding room request and had a bent over backwards to accommodate us. We had a room in the Annex which was very comfortable. The beds were lovely and the shower was invigorating. There is a separate lounge and conservatory in the Annex along with board games and books which was a real bonus. The lounge in main building has an honesty bar and is a lovely feature room. We had Full breakfast which is served in the front room of the main house again a lovely room. Breakfast was lovely well presented and not at all greasy. This will definitely be our go to hotel when visiting our daughter. Can’t recommend this enough. Real old fashioned personal service.
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Date of stay: September 2020Trip type: Traveled with family
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Hi, Thank you for your wonderful remarks, which I have shared with the Kildonan team. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us. We look forward to welcoming you back soon. Kind regards Chrystal
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Martin M wrote a review Sep 2020
50 contributions28 helpful votes
Stayed during the Covid Crisis. The Kildonan put on a top class service when other more expensive hotels just used it as an excuse to drop standards. First rate breakfast. Great service from Sean in the front office. Good location - a bracing walk to the castle (20 mins) along the most cafe'd, fast fooded, street I have ever seen! A fine Victorian home with splendid original features. Car Park. Dont worry there are frequent buses to and from the City. Great City by the way. Top Tip: Pay extra for the better rooms - its worth it. I got lost on the SatNav watch it.
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Date of stay: September 2020
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Hi, Thank you so much for taking the time and trouble to write such a lovely review. Both Maggie and all of us at the Kildonan really appreciate it. We are so glad you enjoyed your stay with us and look forward to welcoming you back some time in the future. Kind regards Chrystal
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Lynn J wrote a review Sep 2020
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Our stay was so comfortable and relaxing - it felt like a real home from home. Maggie made us most welcome and was a fantastic host. The breakfast was excellent - the selection of fruit I was given was fantastic and the cooked breakfast was very tasty and of good quality. We stayed in the lodge which was very peaceful. There was plenty of parking which is a bonus so near the city centre, and we found excellent restaurants just 10 - 15 mins walk away.
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Date of stay: September 2020
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Hi, Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a lovely review. The Kildonan team really appreciate it. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us and look forward to welcoming you back in the future. Kind regards Chrystal
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PRICE RANGE
$101 - $199 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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NUMBER OF ROOMS
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Frequently Asked Questions about Kildonan Lodge Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Kildonan Lodge Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Craigmillar Castle (0.6 miles), Taste of Scotland Scottish Show (0.7 miles), and Royal Commonwealth Pool (0.7 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Kildonan Lodge Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a lounge.
What food & drink options are available at Kildonan Lodge Hotel?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, a lounge, and complimentary tea during their stay.
Is parking available at Kildonan Lodge Hotel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Kildonan Lodge Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Condita, Pataka, and Voujon.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Kildonan Lodge Hotel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Polish, Dutch, and Lithuanian.
Are there any historical sites close to Kildonan Lodge Hotel?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Palace of Holyroodhouse (1.7 miles), The Real Mary King's Close (1.7 miles), and Gilmerton Cove (2.1 miles).