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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.

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.

The Scholar has been welcoming Booking.com guests since Jul 16, 2010

Property Highlights

Top Location: Highly rated by recent guests (8.6)

Great Food: Meals here are highly recommended!

Breakfast Info

Continental, Full English/Irish, Vegetarian, Gluten-free

Free private parking available at the hotel


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4 reasons to choose The Scholar

  • Prices you can't beat!
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  • The staff speaks English
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What's nearby
  • Queen's Hall
    0.4 miles
  • Arthur's Seat
    0.5 miles
  • Holyrood Park
    0.6 miles
  • Edinburgh Festival Theatre
    0.7 miles
  • University of Edinburgh
    0.7 miles
  • Our Dynamic Earth
    0.7 miles
  • The Meadows
    0.8 miles
  • Edinburgh Law School
    0.8 miles
  • Scottish Poetry Library
    0.8 miles
  • National Museum of Scotland
    0.8 miles
Top attractions
  • The Real Mary King's Close
    1 miles
  • Royal Mile
    1.1 miles
  • Camera Obscura and World of Illusions
    1.1 miles
  • Edinburgh Castle
    1.3 miles
  • Edinburgh Playhouse
    1.3 miles
  • Murrayfield Stadium
    2.7 miles
  • Royal Yacht Britannia
    2.9 miles
  • Edinburgh Zoo
    3.8 miles
  • Dalhousie Castle
    6.5 miles
  • Forth Bridge
    9.9 miles
Natural Beauty
  • Mountain Arthur's Seat
    1 miles
Closest Airports
  • Edinburgh Airport
    7.5 miles
  • Dundee Airport
    35.9 miles
  • Glasgow Airport
    49 miles
How to get to The Scholar from Edinburgh Airport
    Public transportation
    Car
    Free parking is available.
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1 Restaurant On Site

    Restaurant

    Food: Scottish

Amenities of The Scholar
Activities
  • Golf course (within 2 miles) Additional charge
Food & Drink
  • Restaurant
Internet
WiFi is available in the hotel rooms and is free of charge.
Parking
Free private parking is available on site (reservation is not possible).
  • Electric vehicle charging station
  • Street parking
Services
  • Baggage storage
  • 24-hour front desk
Safety & security
  • Safe
General
  • Smoke-free property
  • Heating
  • 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 The Scholar takes special requests – add in the next step!

Check-in

From 2:00 PM

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

Check-out

12:00 AM - 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 are considered 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 by request
Free

Additional fees are not calculated automatically in the total cost and will have to be paid for separately during your stay.

This property doesn't offer extra beds.

The maximum number of cribs allowed depends on the room you choose. Double-check the maximum capacity for the room you selected.

All cribs and extra beds are subject to availability.

Age restriction

The minimum age for check-in is 18

Pets

Pets are not allowed.

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

The fine print

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.

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.

Restaurant is closed from Mon, Nov 22, 2021 until Mon, Jan 31, 2022

FAQs about The Scholar

  • Guests staying at The Scholar can enjoy a highly-rated breakfast during their stay (guest review score: 8.7).

    Breakfast option(s) include:

    • Continental
    • Full English/Irish
    • Vegetarian
    • Gluten-free

  • From the nearest airport, you can get to The Scholar by:

    • Car 30min
    • Bus 45min
    • Tram 45min

  • Check-in at The Scholar is from 2:00 PM, and check-out is until 11:00 AM.

  • Room options at The Scholar include:

    • Double
    • Twin
    • Single
    • Family

  • The Scholar has 1 restaurant:

    • Restaurant

  • The Scholar is 1 miles from the center of Edinburgh.

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

    • Golf course (within 2 miles)