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The Scholar is a newly refurbished hotel located in the beautiful grounds of the Pollack Estate, just a few minutes’ walk from Arthurs Seat, Holyrood Park and the Meadows and within walking distance of all of the City’s world famous landmarks. The local Southside neighborhood buzzes with small restaurants, bars and an eclectic mix of independent shops. All bedrooms are luxurious and feature large beds, Elite mattresses and quality linen to ensure the best possible night’s sleep. All rooms also include a TV with a whole host of channels, award winning Novus tea and cafetiere coffee and a desk with ample work space. Our large bathrooms include rainfall showers, Arran Aromatics toiletries and fluffy towels. The hotel’s contemporary restaurant, bar and garden dining area proudly serve the highest quality breakfast, lunch and dinner, focusing on using locally sourced Scottish ingredients, allowing you to sample Edinburgh’s excellent food and drink scene without needing to leave the hotel. We also offer free Wifi throughout the hotel and free onsite parking including a large number of electric car charging points. We acknowledge the importance of dogs as cherished family members, and it's our pleasure to extend our hospitality to them. We kindly request guests who plan to bring dogs to notify us after booking their stay. Charges are applicable Our friendly staff go above and beyond to make this the perfect place for to stay all types of travelers.

Couples in particular like the location – they rated it 8.6 for a two-person trip.

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Property highlights

Top Location: Highly rated by recent guests (8.6)

Great Food: Meals here are highly recommended!

Breakfast Info

Buffet

Free private parking available at the hotel


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Availability

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Room Type
Number of guests
 
2 twin beds
1 sofa bed
and
1 queen bed
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Property practices

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Guest reviews

Categories:

Staff
9.5
Facilities
9.0
Cleanliness
9.4
Comfort
9.4
Value for money
8.5
Location
8.6
Free WiFi
8.4
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See what guests loved the most:

  • Damien
    Germany Germany
    Very friendly staff. Room really was much better than how it comes across in the pictures. The barmen make a great Old Fashioned!
  • Bharathi
    United States of America United States of America
    Fantastic property right next to Pollack Halls. Perfect to visit your students. The staff was very helpful and so cheerful.
  • Ayaka
    United Kingdom United Kingdom
    Staff members and facilities The staff members were really kind. They were always smiling and helping us. The facilities were amazing. There were coffee, tea, cookies, tissue paper, hair dryer and iron.

Hotel area info

Restaurants
1 Restaurant On Site

  • Restaurant #1
    • Cuisine
      Scottish

Amenities of The Scholar
Great facilities! Review score, 9

Most popular amenities
  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Family rooms
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Restaurant
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Bar
  • Elevator
  • Heating
Bathroom
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels
  • Private Bathroom
  • Toilet
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Shower
Bedroom
  • Linens
Outdoors
  • Garden
Pets
Pets are allowed on request. Charges may apply.
Activities
  • Bicycle rental
    Additional charge
  • Golf course (within 2 miles)
    Additional charge
Living Area
  • Desk
Media & Technology
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Telephone
  • TV
Food & Drink
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
Internet
WiFi is available in the rooms and is free of charge.
Parking
Free private parking is available on site (reservation is not possible).
  • Street parking
  • Electric vehicle charging station
Services
  • Pet bowls
  • Pet basket
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Baggage storage
  • Wake-up service/Alarm clock
  • 24-hour front desk
Front Desk Services
  • Invoice provided
Safety & security
  • Smoke alarms
  • Key card access
  • 24-hour security
  • Safe
General
  • Smoke-free property
  • Heating
  • Laptop safe
  • Carpeted
  • Elevator
  • Family rooms
  • Ironing facilities
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Iron
Languages Spoken
  • English

House rules

The Scholar takes special requests – add in the next step!

Check-in

From 3:00 PM

Guests are required to show a photo ID and credit card at check-in

Check-out

From 12:00 AM to 11:00 AM

 

Cancellation/
prepayment

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.

Children 3 and above will be charged as adults at this property.

To see correct prices and occupancy info, add the number and ages of children in your group to your search.

Crib and extra bed policies

0 - 2 years
Crib upon request
Free

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.

Age restriction

The minimum age for check-in is 18

Pets

Pets are allowed on request. Charges may apply.

Mastercard Visa Cash The Scholar accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.

The fine print
Must-know information for guests at this property

Free car parking is available on a first-come, first-served basis only. Unfortunately, spaces are limited and the property cannot guarantee they will always be available.

Only nonrefundable rates must be paid for before arrival.

For more than 15 pax booked within one party, we reserve the right to amend the payment and cancellation terms for the booking.

Guests are required to show a photo ID and credit card upon check-in. Please note that all Special Requests are subject to availability and additional charges may apply.

FAQs about The Scholar

  • The Scholar offers the following activities/services (charges may apply):

    • Golf course (within 2 miles)
    • Bicycle rental

  • Check-in at The Scholar is from 3:00 PM, and check-out is until 11:00 AM.

  • The Scholar is 1 miles from the center of Edinburgh. All distances are measured in straight lines. Actual travel distances may vary.

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

  • The Scholar has 1 restaurant:

    • Restaurant #1

  • Guests staying at The Scholar can enjoy a highly-rated breakfast during their stay (guest review score: 9.1).

    Breakfast option(s) include:

    • Buffet

  • Room options at The Scholar include:

    • Double
    • Twin
    • Single
    • Family