Edinburgh House Hotel

ex. Balfour House

90-92 Pilrig Street, Edinburgh, United Kingdom, EH6 5AYshow map
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GoodBased on  371 reviews
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Overview

The deluxe Edinburgh House Hotel is a 3-star property with individual rooms to stay in a quiet street area of Edinburgh. Edinburgh House Hotel was opened in 1990.

The hotel is located in Newington district, 1200 meters from Omni Centre Edinburgh. A gallery, a theater and a palace lie a short distance away.

This hotel is ideally placed close to nightclubs, pubs and restaurants.

Edinburgh House Hotel is around 20 minutes' drive from Turnhouse airport.

Rooms

There are 24 guestrooms featuring attic attic twin room, twin room for single use and economy shared bathroom room equipped with climate control, central heating, wireless internet, TV and coffee/tea makers. The guestrooms look out on the garden. Guests will enjoy a shower and a hairdryer provided in the bathrooms.

Eat & Drink

Residents can have breakfast in the breakfast area. Serving an array of dishes, Origano are 400 meters away.

A continental breakfast is served at the price of GBP 5 per person per night. 

Services

The on-site comforts include free parking, a safety deposit box and a luggage storage.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel at GBP 3 per day.

Guest Parking

Public parking is possible at a location nearby for free.

Year renovated:   2008.  Number of rooms:   24.

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Facilities
Paid Wi-Fi

GBP 3 per day

Parking

Off-site car park

Luggage storage
24-hour services

24-hour reception

Food/ Drinks

Bar/ Lounge area

Restaurant buffet

Cafe

TV

Leisure/ TV room

Kitchen facilities

Electric kettle

Meeting facilities

Business centre

Sports & Fitness

  • Diving
  • Canoeing
  • Sailing
  • Pedal boating
  • Basketball
  • Table tennis

Dining

  • Full board
  • Continental breakfast
  • Restaurant buffet
  • Cafe
  • Bar/ Lounge area
  • Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Buffet breakfast

Business

  • Business centre

Children

  • Cots
  • Game room

Spa & Leisure

  • Garden area
  • Leisure/ TV room

Room features

  • Individual heating
  • Connecting rooms
  • Living room
  • Sitting area
  • Dressing area
  • Terrace
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Ironing facilities
  • Rollaway beds

Bathroom

  • Bathroom
  • Bathtub
  • Shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Washing machine

Self-catering

  • Electric kettle

Media

  • Hi-Fi
  • Cable/ Satellite television
  • Paid films
  • Direct dial telephone
  • Radio
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor
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Check-infrom 2 pmFREECheck-outuntil 10 amFREE
Children & extra bedsOne child0 - 6 yearsExisting beddingFREE
PetsPets are not allowed.
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Location
  • Nearby
  • City landmarks
Johnny's AmusementsJohnny's Amusements1000 ft
Edinburgh PlayhouseEdinburgh Playhouse3300 ft
Mansfield TraquairMansfield Traquair2700 ftChurch House East London Street
Edinburgh PlayhouseEdinburgh Playhouse3700 ft18 - 22 Greenside Place, Edinburgh
Sherlock Holmes StatueSherlock Holmes Statue3800 ftPicardy Place
Calton HillCalton Hill4400 ftSt. Andrews House 2 Regent Road
National Monument National Monument 4300 ftCarlton Hill
Leith Leith 4400 ft Edinburgh EH6Scotland
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Arthurs SeatArthurs Seat5000 ft
The Royal Yacht BrittaniaThe Royal Yacht Brittania1.0 mi
Gray Line ToursGray Line Tours1.1 mi
Edinburgh CastleEdinburgh Castle1.3 mi
Edinburgh DungeonsEdinburgh Dungeons4300 ft
Canongate KirkCanongate Kirk1.1 mi
Saint Mary's CathedralSaint Mary's Cathedral1.9 mi
Holyrood ParkHolyrood Park1.8 mi
Edinburgh Military TattooEdinburgh Military Tattoo1.2 mi
Highland Whisky ExperienceHighland Whisky Experience4500 ft EdinburghScotland
Scottish National Portrait GalleryScottish National Portrait Gallery4700 ft1 Queen Street
Nelson MonumentNelson Monument4900 ftCalton Hill
General Register HouseGeneral Register House5100 ftH M General Register House 2 Princes Street
Edinburgh New Town Cookery SchoolEdinburgh New Town Cookery School5100 ft7 Queen Street
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Getting around
Airports
Turnhouse (EDI)7.0 mi
Leuchars (ADX)30.6 mi
Train
Edinburgh Waverley station1.1 mi
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Reviews
6.2
GoodBased on  371  reviews
  • 1.8
    Guest rating

    Beautiful garden out back. Great location, a long, nice walk to downtown, or a quick bus ride. Very nice room in a beautiful building.

    3 pounds per day for wifi (that was spotty)? This is 2018. Loud neighbours one night (not the hotel's fault).

  • 0.2
    Guest rating

    None.

    This hotel is disgusting, filthy, noisy, dated and hazardous! I found a rotten chicken bone next to my bed and was kept awake all night by noise. When I complained I didn’t even get so much as an apology. I wish to take this further I paid £165 to stay in this hovel! The sheets had holes in them and the staff were unhelpful at best. This place needs closer it’s not fit for human consumption! Disgraceful!

  • 1.8
    Guest rating

    The hotel was very clean and tidy. The staff were friendly and accommodating. The room was as described and great value for money. The breakfast had an ample variety and also at an appropriate price.

    I assume due to the buildings age, squeaky stairs and travelling sound. Not a major problem but might be if a light sleeper.

  • 0.2
    Guest rating

    0 pro's.

    Extremely small, wasteful room. Room was hardly big enough for two people, the bed was ridiculously uncomfy and sounded like it had been used for 20+ years. What you called a wardrobe.. didn't even close. Our 'en suite' wasn't even stretched to our bedroom and was half way down the hall. Our room key also opened the front door.. so slight worry as to who could open our room otherwise. Staff spoke very little English, and for some reason a male receptionist was trying our bathroom door and various other doors after 10pm at night. Place was an absolute dive, dirty, uncomfy, and an absolute maze. Have genuinely never seen such a bad 'hotel' in all my life. Absolutely not worth the £53 pound I paid, you're lucky if that room was worth a tenner. Place needs shut down, re vamped and an absolute make over. 110% would NEVER stay here again.

  • 0.2
    Guest rating

    Comfortable bed & clean towels.

    The hotel looked ok from the outside. Booked in ok. Found our room on the first floor. Room 19. It was small, dark & absolutely freezing cold & that was with the radiator on. The wind was blowing in through the shut window. The blind at the window was dirty & trying to pull the curtain shut was difficult. The ensuite was colder than the bedroom, no radiator. The shower went cold after a few minutes. The T.V. remote had no back on it & we had to get out of bed to change channels. The room was full of cobwebs on the ceiling & the light bulb on the ceiling kept flashing after it was switched off. The stained glass on the landing was broken & the wind was howling through. I would not recommended this hotel to anyone. It needs to be gutted & redone. We will be going back to Edinburgh, BUT WE WILL "NOT" BE STAYING AT THIS HOTEL.

  • 0.4
    Guest rating

    Relatively close to airport.

    More of a substandard-hostel. Small rooms. No proper facilities. No elevator to carry your luggage. And most of all no hot water in the shower. A very big no no!

  • 2.0
    Guest rating

    Excellent, low-cost accommodation for the traveler on a budget. Microwave and self-catering facilities are very useful and a great money-saver. Every budget hotel should have these. Travelodge et al take note! Rooms are clean and well maintained. En-suite shower room looked as if it had been installed recently.

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  • 4.2
    Guest rating

    Nothing.

    We did not get what was advertised on the hotel's website. The photographs showed nice and bigger rooms, where as we were given a small dingy room with absolutely no space to move. It would probably have been ok for a single bed, but with a double bed in the room, there was hardly any space to move around. The bathroom was the same, with a width of 4 tiles, we had to be careful not to bump into things. While washing my face on the basin I could not bend because there was no space. For the price it was a complete disappointment.

  • 7.4
    Very good

    I think Carperts needed through cleaning otherwise, it was a nice place to stay. Easy access to city and to trains.

    Carpets, no elevators.

  • 3.2
    Guest rating

    Location

    Really Old Room,spiders walking on the bed, I do not think the they clean the rrom properly, it is nothing like three star hotel at all. The worst experice ever.....

  • 7.0
    Very good

    hotel location was a long way from the sights but there is a bus pick up just across the street. breakfast is convenient and was a fair assortment of items. beds were comfortable. the nice young lady at the desk was helpful and let me print boarding passes without charging and called for a cab to arrive the next morning for our outing.

    the bathroom was added to the room and is incredibly small. we ordered a cab and no-one told us it had arrived even though we asked them to so we could get some breakfast. the tv was disconnected on arrival and we weren't informed and had no info to tell us how to connect everything so that took time. no-one was at desk to help us but we figured it out. curtains didn't block out daylight very well considering sunrise was at something like 3am.

  • 9.2
    Superb

    staff was very kind and we liked our room

    there was a room beside us and the visitors were quite loud

  • 2.8
    Guest rating

    This 'hotel' has an atmosphere of pervasive neglect. It felt as though no-one lived there. It was like a haunted house, shadowy and dusty, with nothing welcoming whatsoever in it. I wanted to about turn and go home but it was late at night when I arrived. The tiny bedroom I was allocated had a bed in it with a dirty stained duvet cover, and a horrible home made mdf cupboard type thing that was supposed to be a wardrobe. Disgusting - never never again!

  • 7.8
    Fabulous

    The refurbished room, the garden to relax in and the unusual continental breakfast basement area and free on street and nearby parking

  • 6.6
    Good

    Breakfast

    Not knowing that the skylight could be opened for fresh air.

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Highlights
6
GoodBased on  371 reviews
Hotel Awards

According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as  Hotels Recommended by Guests in United Kingdom

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Good to know
Check-infrom 2 pmFREECheck-outuntil 10 amFREE
Children & extra bedsOne child0 - 6 yearsExisting beddingFREE
PetsPets are not allowed.
Cancellation
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Getting around
Airports
Turnhouse (EDI)7.0 mi
Leuchars (ADX)30.6 mi
Train
Edinburgh Waverley station1.1 mi
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