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This small, family-run metro hotel has easy access by bus to Edinburgh city center, less than 2 miles away. It offers free on-street parking, free WiFi, rooms with attached bathroom and a bar. The Hotel Ceilidh-Donia is in a quiet residential area, just off Dalkeith Road, a major route into Edinburgh. Edinburgh Waverley Rail Station, Edinburgh Castle and the shops of Princes Street are within a 15-minute bus ride. The Victorian building mixes original character and modern comforts. The rooms all have a flat-screen TV, iPod dock, and facilities for making tea and coffee. Guests can also enjoy hairdryers and modern en-suite power showers. The bar offers a TV, bar snacks, DVDs, books, and a computer with printing facilities. There is also a guest lounge, which leads onto the gardens and decked terrace.

Couples in particular like the location – they rated it 9.1 for a two-person trip.

Hotel Ceilidh-Donia has been welcoming guests since Jul 20, 2008

Property Highlights

Top Location: Highly rated by recent guests (9.0)

Want a great night's sleep? This hotel was highly-rated for its very comfy beds.

Breakfast Info

Continental, Full English/Irish


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Room Type
1 twin bed
1 twin bed
1 full bed
3 twin beds
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Guest reviews


Value for money
Free WiFi
High score for Edinburgh
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  • Jerry
    United States of AmericaUnited States of America
    The hotel is a beautiful home in a quiet neighborhood not far from center city. We had a short walk to catch the bus which was very convenient.
  • Jaime
    Staff very kind and great attention. The room was nice with a big window. Amazing breakfast and varied, delicious homemade dishes, in particular the benedict eggs we tried. There was a small bar where you can have a drink. The area where is...
  • Robert
    United States of AmericaUnited States of America
    Very convenient location to many central Edinburgh attractions, particularly Arthur’s Seat for a great urban hike in a wonderful natural area. Our host was charming and helpful quickly working through a late night arrival snafu. Great...
  • Michael
    Charming, quaint and beautifully maintained guesthouse. Excellent breakfasts. Kevin and Susan were terrific hosts.
  • Merle
    United States of AmericaUnited States of America
    So helpful. Great staff. Owners were exceptional Breakfasts were outstanding
  • Dustin
    United States of AmericaUnited States of America
    Probably the most energetic and warm hotel staff I encountered in Scotland; very helpful with recommendations, arranging cabs. Affordable laundry service. Very good breakfast service that's included in the price. Right next to Arthur's Seat if you...
  • Amanda
    United States of AmericaUnited States of America
    The staff was wonderful, the building has a lot of character and the location is close to downtown but far enough away to be peaceful. Quick walk to restaurants and the bus into downtown.
  • Erik
    - personal contact - beautifull, authentic rooms with enough space - good breakfast - nice, quiet location
  • Steve
    United States of AmericaUnited States of America
    Nice room at a good price! Lovely employees. Excellent breakfast as part of our stay.
  • Rachel
    United States of AmericaUnited States of America
    Hotel Ceilidh-Donia was fabulous! It was everything we needed, wanted and much more…Kevin, Susan and their entire team pour their hearts into ensuring each guest is kindly kept and cared for. From the delightful breakfast each morning, to the...

Property questions and answers
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  • Sorry, I have a few questions. I would like too visit in August of 2022 during the Fringe, do you know at this time if they have scheduled the Fringe ..

    The Fringe is usually from the 6th or 7th August until the 31st August. The Bus stop is a 2 minute walk from the hotel and is about 10 minutes from th..
    Answered on 18 May 2021
  • We need to book a twin room for 3 nights 31aug-03 sept - are you going to be offering a cooked breakfast at this time, a few places are only offering ..

    Yes we have a twin room available and we will be offering a cooked breakfast, gluten free is not a problem.
    Answered on 17 July 2020
  • Hi do all the rooms have ensuites

    Yes, all our rooms are en-suite.
    Answered on 28 February 2023
  • hello please could you let me know how we would get to you from wavererly train station would it be via tram or would the bus be better thankyou

    I would just get a taxi, easy from the train station- the cost will be around £8 to £10, you can also get a bus from the North Bridge, a number 30 or ..
    Answered on 2 August 2021
  • Is it easy to take a tour to Scottish Highlands from Edinburg from your hotel?

    Yes, you can be in the Scottish Highlands in about 1 1/2 to 2 hours.
    Answered on 5 January 2020
  • Hey, do you have any vegan options on the breakfast menu?

    Yes, we can cater for Vegan guests.
    Answered on 26 February 2022
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Hotel area info *

Amenities of Hotel Ceilidh-Donia
Great facilities! Review score, 9.2

Most popular amenities
  • Free WiFi
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Bar
  • BBQ facilities
  • Tea/Coffee Maker in All Rooms
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels/Sheets (extra fee)
  • Hairdryer
  • Shower
  • Linens
  • Wardrobe or closet
  • Alarm clock
  • BBQ facilities
  • Electric kettle
  • Cycling
Living Area
  • Desk
Media & Technology
  • Telephone
Food & Drink
  • Bar
  • Tea/Coffee maker
WiFi is available in the rooms and is free of charge.
No parking available.
  • Shared lounge/TV area
  • Baggage storage
  • Wake-up service/Alarm clock
  • Smoke-free property
  • Heating
  • Non-smoking rooms
Languages Spoken
  • English

House rules

Hotel Ceilidh-Donia takes special requests – add in the next step!


From 2:00 PM to 10:00 PM


Until 10:30 AM



Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodations type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check what conditions apply to your preferred room.

Children & Beds

Child policies

Children of all ages are welcome.

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Crib and extra bed policies

The number of cribs allowed depends on the option you choose. Check your selected option for more info.

There are no extra beds available at this property.

All cribs are subject to availability.

No age restriction

There's no age requirement for check-in


Pets are not allowed.


When booking more than 3 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.

Mastercard Visa American Express Cash Hotel Ceilidh-Donia accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.

The fine print

Please note that all cancelations must be made 48 hours prior to arrival, and must be in writing (by letter or email). Cancelations within 48 hours of arrival will be charged the first night's stay, and no-shows will be charged the total amount in full.

Check-in or check-out outside of the published times must be arranged with the hotel in advance.

Please note that this property has no elevator but guests will be helped with their luggage.

Please note, when booking 3 rooms or more, or 5 nights or more, different policies and additional charges may apply.

Smoking is not permitted in any of the guest’s rooms. If a guest is found to have smoked in a room, a fee of GBP 250 will be charged.

In response to the coronavirus (COVID-19), additional safety and sanitation measures are in effect at this property.

Please inform Hotel Ceilidh-Donia of your expected arrival time in advance. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property directly using the contact details in your confirmation.

FAQs about Hotel Ceilidh-Donia

  • Check-in at Hotel Ceilidh-Donia is from 2:00 PM, and check-out is until 10:30 AM.

  • Guests staying at Hotel Ceilidh-Donia can enjoy a highly-rated breakfast during their stay (guest review score: 9.6).

    Breakfast option(s) include:

    • Continental
    • Full English/Irish

  • Hotel Ceilidh-Donia is 1.3 miles from the center of Edinburgh. All distances are measured in straight lines. Actual travel distances may vary.

  • Hotel Ceilidh-Donia offers the following activities/services (charges may apply):

    • Cycling

  • The prices at Hotel Ceilidh-Donia may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates, hotel's policy etc.). To see prices, enter your dates.

  • Room options at Hotel Ceilidh-Donia include:

    • Single
    • Double
    • Twin
    • Triple