Kingsway Guest House is set in Newington and one mile from Edinburgh's Royal Mile and old town. This guest house offers free Wi-Fi, Free private parking, We also two electric vehicle charge points
Award-winning cooked and continental breakfasts.

Guests can easily reach Edinburgh city center by bus or on foot. An airport shuttle bus departs from Waverley Train Station, which is just a short taxi journey or bus ride from the Kingsway Guest House.

Close to Holyrood Park, Kingsway Guest House offers friendly and helpful Scottish hospitality in a Victorian house with original features. Kingsway has been awarded a Green Tourism rating due to its ongoing commitment to the environment, as well as a four-star rating from the AA.

Each bedroom is clean and comfortable. All rooms have an en suite shower room. All guest bedrooms are located on the first and second floors, accessed by stairs. There is no elevator to rooms.

Couples in particular like the location – they rated it 9.3 for a two-person trip.

Kingsway Guest House has been welcoming guests since Aug 1, 2005

Property Highlights

Top Location: Highly rated by recent guests (9.2)

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

Breakfast Info

Continental, Full English/Irish, Vegetarian, Gluten-free, Breakfast to go

Free Private Parking Available On Site


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4 reasons to choose Kingsway Guest House

  • Prices you can't beat!
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  • The staff speaks English

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Hosted by Lizzie and Gary

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Lizzie and Gary
Kingsway is a stylish, comfortable guest house offering the warmest of welcomes and help to ensure guests have a great stay in Edinburgh. The Kingsway is a beautiful Victorian home retaining many original features, maintained to modern standards of comfort and facility. Off street private parking and electric vehicle charge points are available to guests during their stay, charged per kWh.
Your hosts Lizzie and Gary Scott have both lived all their lives in their hometown of Edinburgh and look forward to sharing their expansive knowledge of Scotland's capital city with you.
Located one mile south of Edinburgh's famous Old Town, Newington is a beautiful Edinburgh neighbourhood next to Holyrood Park and Arthur's Seat. Within 5 to 10 minutes walk of Kingsway there are many excellent restaurants, traditional pubs and services including laundrette, vintage shops, post offices, cafes, theatres and much more. Restaurants include a number of the top rated in the city such as Michelin star Condita, The Apiary, The Old Bell and Verdo. Your hosts at Kingsway are happy to share recommendations and assist with reservations.
Language spoken: English
Area info *
Guests loved walking around the neighborhood!
Excellent location – show map
What's nearby
  • Queen's Hall
    0.6 miles
  • Arthur's Seat
    0.8 miles
  • The Meadows
    0.9 miles
  • University of Edinburgh
    0.9 miles
  • Holyrood Park
    1 miles
  • Edinburgh Festival Theatre
    1 miles
  • Edinburgh Law School
    1.1 miles
  • National Museum of Scotland
    1.1 miles
  • Our Dynamic Earth
    1.1 miles
  • Edinburgh Sheriff Court
    1.2 miles
Restaurants & cafes
  • Cafe/Bar Beetroot Sauvage cafe and market
    0.2 miles
  • Cafe/Bar Leslies Traditional Bar
    0.2 miles
  • Restaurant Isola Italian
    0.3 miles
  • Restaurant Voujon Indian
    0.3 miles
  • Cafe/Bar Salisbury Arms
    0.3 miles
  • Restaurant Hanedans Turkish
    0.3 miles
Top attractions
  • The Real Mary King's Close
    1.3 miles
  • Royal Mile
    1.3 miles
  • Camera Obscura and World of Illusions
    1.4 miles
  • Edinburgh Castle
    1.5 miles
  • Edinburgh Playhouse
    1.6 miles
  • Murrayfield Stadium
    2.7 miles
  • Royal Yacht Britannia
    3.3 miles
  • Edinburgh Zoo
    3.8 miles
  • Dalhousie Castle
    6.2 miles
  • Forth Bridge
    10.1 miles
Natural Beauty
  • Lake Duddingston Loch
    1 miles
  • River Water of Leith river
    2 miles
  • Mountain Arthurs Seat in Holyrood Park
    0.4 miles
Ski lifts
  • Midlothian Snowsports Centre
    5 miles
Closest Airports
  • Edinburgh Airport
    7.5 miles
  • Dundee Airport
    36.3 miles
  • Glasgow Airport
    48.9 miles
How to get to Kingsway Guest House from Edinburgh Airport
    Public shuttle
    Free parking is available.
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Amenities of Kingsway Guest House
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels
  • Towels/Sheets (extra fee)
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Private Bathroom
  • Toilet
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Shower
  • Linens
  • Alarm clock
  • Garden view
  • Electric kettle
Room Amenities
  • Socket near the bed
  • Clothes rack
  • Golf course (within 2 miles)
Living Area
  • Sitting area
  • Desk
Media & Technology
  • iPod dock
  • Flat-screen TV
  • CD player
  • DVD player
  • Radio
  • TV
Food & Drink
  • Special diet meals (on request)
  • Tea/Coffee maker
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Free private parking is available on site (reservation is needed).
  • Electric vehicle charging station
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Baggage storage
  • Fax/Photocopying
  • Wake-up service/Alarm clock
Front Desk Services
  • Invoice provided
Entertainment & Family Services
  • Books, DVDs or music for children
  • Board games/puzzles
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • CCTV outside property
  • Smoke alarms
  • Key access
  • Smoke-free property
  • Heating
  • Soundproof
  • Carpeted
  • Fan
  • Family rooms
  • Ironing facilities
  • Non-smoking rooms
Languages Spoken
  • English
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Sustainability initiatives
This property has taken steps to provide more sustainable and eco-friendly travel

House rules Kingsway Guest House takes special requests – add in the next step!


3:00 PM - 6:00 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 over 5 are welcome.

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Crib and extra bed policies

There's no capacity for cribs at this property.

This property doesn't offer extra beds.

Age restriction

The minimum age for check-in is 18

Maestro Mastercard Visa Kingsway Guest House accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.


Smoking is not allowed.


Parties/events are not allowed


Pets are not allowed.

The fine print

Kingsway Guest House kindly requests that you inform them of your expected time of arrival.

Payment Information:
The guesthouse does not accept checks.

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

Please inform Kingsway Guest House 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.

This property does not accommodate bachelor(ette) or similar parties.

FAQs about Kingsway Guest House

  • The prices at Kingsway Guest House may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates, hotel's policy etc.). To see prices, enter your dates.

  • From the nearest airport, you can get to Kingsway Guest House by:

    • Taxi 30min
    • Airport shuttle (public) 30min

  • Room options at Kingsway Guest House include:

    • Double
    • Triple

  • Check-in at Kingsway Guest House is from 3:00 PM, and check-out is until 10:30 AM.

  • Kingsway Guest House offers the following activities/services (charges may apply):

    • Golf course (within 2 miles)

  • Guests staying at Kingsway Guest House can enjoy a highly-rated breakfast during their stay (guest review score: 9.5).

    Breakfast option(s) include:

    • Continental
    • Full English/Irish
    • Vegetarian
    • Gluten-free
    • À la carte
    • Breakfast to go

  • Kingsway Guest House is 1.3 miles from the center of Edinburgh.