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Pollock Halls - Edinburgh First

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Recently, I was searching for self-cater property in the Edinburgh area, to be on-hand for the new Borders Railway, amongst other things. I know I had passed over the Pollock Halls, thinking this was not an appropriate set-up for me. However, searching for suitable small scale accommodation, at a realistic price, I was lead back to this situation - essentially... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I was for 2 nights in the pollock halls - unfortunately my luggage was lost by flight. The stay in pollock halls was great. The rooms will have all what you need (bed, tv, bathroom, space enough for yourself). The english breakfast is very delicious and the reception is always kind and look well on theyr guests. Whenever i search... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

At first we were a little skeptical about staying in a student halls! However, everything about our short stay was fantastic. The staff were friendly and helpful. The rooms were clean, perfectly adequate and a lot cheaper than the competition. Breakfast was included, offering a huge selection of fruit, cereals, cooked food, coffee, tea and juices. Def recommended and would... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This conference accommodation center is huge. Rooms are basic and devoid of anything pretty, but they serve their function. The staff is just great and very service minded. The room was quite dusty, which triggered my astma

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was in Chancellor's Court on the first floor. The staff were kind and helpful, especially the employees in the cafeteria. I stayed there with my 16 month old child and every day at breakfast, someone brought us a child seat without ever having to ask for one. They offered to help me carry my tray, and went above and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The huge compound which is a students residence of Edinburgh University is turned into a kind of first-class hostel when the summer vacations are on. Then they host international travellers and groups such as from a Scottish Royal Regiment on whatever mission. The hostel is run in an extremely efficient way with a 24-hour reception in a large hall with... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We've stayed here for the Fringe twice now and both times we've found that the room is sufficient for a short stay with tea/ coffee, toiletries (eg soap etc) and comfy beds. The breakfast is also brilliant because you can have as much as you want (so you don't have to get lunch) and a wide variety from cooked breakfast... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It cost about £40 a night - staying in student halls. The room was fine - basic, smelled a bit but it was ok. The staff are very friendly and helpful and the grounds and amenities are really good. There is a shop and the food in the bar/restaurant was good. Cant complain at the price and the rooms are... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a twin room in Chancellors Court , the room was serviced every day and was clean and well maintained and was as descibed on the website. Excellent self service breakfast with lots of choice - even vegetarian haggis.Pollock Halls is a an interesting place to stay as lots of people were also participating in the Fringe or the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Try getting a hotel in central Edinburgh for less than £200 night and you'll find it difficult. The Halls offer a budget alternative if all you need is a place to crash. Stayed the night for the bank holiday weekend. Despite being university accommodation EF have tried hard to make it as much like a hotel as is possible. Location... More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Pollock Halls is the perfect choice for larger groups and budget travellers visiting during the spring and summer. Our campus accommodation offers good value in a great location and you can look forward to a hearty breakfast in the Restaurant @ JMCC. Servery lunch and dinner are also available during the summer months. The cafe bar @ JMCC serves good food, fine wine, beers and spirits. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Pollock Halls - Edinburgh First

Address: St. Leonards Hall 18 Holyrood Park Road, Edinburgh EH16 5AY, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Edinburgh
Price Range: $61 - $146 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Pollock Halls - Edinburgh First 3*
Number of rooms: 1800
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Pollock Halls - Edinburgh 1st
Pollock Halls - Edinburgh First Hotel Edinburgh
First Hotel Edinburgh
Edinburgh First Hotel
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