Overlooking historic Leith Links Park, this elegant Victorian 4-star guest house is 10 minutes from Edinburgh city center. Offering free parking and a free drink on arrival, Sandaig has good access to a regular bus service. All of the charming rooms have flat-screen TVs, DVD players, private bathrooms, and free Wi-Fi. Rooms also provide a mini safe, ironing facilities and a tea/coffee tray. Some rooms boast luxurious four-poster or sleigh beds and power showers. Many fine restaurants are in the stylish Leith Waterfront area, which is a 10-minute walk away.

Couples in particular like the location – they rated it 8.5 for a two-person trip.

The Sandaig has been welcoming Booking.com guests since Mar 1, 2006

Property Highlights

Top Location: Highly rated by recent guests (8.3)

FREE parking!


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Room Type
1 queen bed
1 twin bed
1 king bed
1 sofa bed
1 sofa bed
1 queen bed
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Guest reviews


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  • Uzi
    we would like to mention the warm welcome and professional assistance that we received from Luke.
  • Loreli
    United States of AmericaUnited States of America
    The location is great. Walking distance to Leith Park, Pier and Pubs.
  • Jonathan
    United States of AmericaUnited States of America
    It is in a great location and is very comfortable. The room was a lot nicer than I expected it to be.
  • Nicole
    Really enjoyed our stay. Felt very welcomed on our first night in Scotland! Such a comfortable bed and easy waking distance to a fun whisky bar as well.
  • Steven
    The room was clean, comfortable and it had nice amenities for a guest house room.
  • Mariscia
    United States of AmericaUnited States of America
    The hosts are so thoughtful! The room is perfect for a short-term or long-term stay. The park is across the street and great bars/ food is walkable. Very nice place.
  • David
    United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Good sized, comfortable room. Friendly, helpful staff. Fantastic location for our needs.
  • Ioannis
    United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Great hospitality, great location very warm and really helpful staff. Looking forward to returning to Edinburgh!
  • Alexia
    The handsome manager Luke is super nice! He helped with my giant suitcase upstairs as soon as I arrived and brought refreshments. I was welcomed with and friendliness and great humor. I appreciate his help and service during my stay. I planned a...
  • Aysha
    United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Lovely cosy & spacious room. We had a long journey down to Edinburgh and had a great rest in our room. They were very accommodating & set up a cot at short notice for my daughter. Really happy with the service would definitely recommend

Property questions and answers
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  • Do all rooms have a shower?

    Answered on 21 October 2019
  • Are there any coffee shops or restaurants nearby?

    yes various coffee shop and restaurants are within 5 mins waling distance
    Answered on 22 January 2020
  • what is the difference between "private bathroom" and "en suite"?

    Private bathroom is a bathroom which located outside of your room but only privately accessible by your room only. En-suite is having the bathroom in..
    Answered on 20 May 2022
  • Hi, a Scooter user, have you got a wet room type of bathroom? do you have full disability access though shower can have a shower tray with no step.

    Hi, unfortunately we do have a wet room.
    Answered on 8 October 2021
  • Are dogs allowed?

    Sorry but we are pets free guesthouse
    Answered on 27 October 2022
  • do you offer a vegan breakfast option please?

    Yes we do offer vegan breakfast option on the menu
    Answered on 27 October 2022
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Host Info

Host Review Score

We pride ourselves on our warm welcome and hospitality. Looking forward to meeting you at Sandaig.
Languages spoken: Mandarin,English,Cantonese

Area info *

Amenities of The Sandaig

Most popular amenities
  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Family rooms
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Heating
  • Tea/Coffee Maker in All Rooms
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels
  • Towels/Sheets (extra fee)
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Private Bathroom
  • Toilet
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Shower
  • Linens
  • Wardrobe or closet
  • Alarm clock
  • Dryer
  • Electric kettle
Room Amenities
  • Socket near the bed
  • Drying rack for clothing
  • Clothes rack
Living Area
  • Desk
Media & Technology
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Video
  • CD player
  • DVD player
  • Radio
  • TV
Food & Drink
  • Wine/Champagne
    Additional charge
  • Tea/Coffee maker
WiFi is available in the rooms and is free of charge.
Free public parking is available at a location nearby (reservation is not needed).
  • Street parking
  • Shared lounge/TV area
  • Concierge
  • Baggage storage
  • Express check-in/out
Front Desk Services
  • Invoice provided
Entertainment & Family Services
  • Books, DVDs or music for children
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • CCTV outside property
  • CCTV in common areas
  • Smoke alarms
  • Safe
  • Smoke-free property
  • Heating
  • Family rooms
  • Ironing facilities
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Iron
Languages Spoken
  • Mandarin
  • English
  • Cantonese

Sustainability initiatives

This property has taken steps to provide more sustainable and eco-friendly travel

House rules

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


From 2:00 PM to 7:00 PM


From 8:00 AM to 11:00 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.

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 upon request
£10 per child, per night

Prices for cribs aren't included in the total price. They'll have to be paid for separately during your stay.

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

Maestro Mastercard Visa Solo Cash Debit card The Sandaig accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.


Smoking is not allowed.


Pets are not allowed.

The fine print

Sandaig Guest House requests that you provide an arrival time and a contact telephone number (mobile preferred) when booking. This is because the guesthouse is not staffed 24 hours a day and may need to contact you with an access code.

Please note: this hotel does not accept American Express.

In addition, please note that upon booking, the property will charge your credit/debit card for the first night's stay.

Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19), make sure you're booking this property in accordance with the destination's local government guidelines, including (but not limited to) the purpose of travel and maximum group size.

In accordance with government guidelines to minimize transmission of the coronavirus (COVID-19), this property can only accept bookings from essential workers/permitted travelers on dates where such guidelines exist. Reasonable evidence must be provided on arrival. If it isn't provided, your booking will be canceled on arrival.

In accordance with government guidelines to minimize transmission of the coronavirus (COVID-19), this property currently isn't accepting guests from certain countries on dates where such guidelines exist.

In accordance with government guidelines to minimize transmission of the coronavirus (COVID-19), this property may request additional documentation from guests to validate identity, travel itinerary, and other relevant info on dates where such guidelines exist.

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

Food and beverage services at this property may be limited or unavailable due to the coronavirus (COVID-19).

Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19), this property is taking steps to protect the safety of guests and staff. Certain services and amenities may be reduced or unavailable as a result.

Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19), this property has reduced reception and service hours.

Due to coronavirus (COVID-19), this property adheres to strict physical distancing measures.

Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19), wearing a face mask is mandatory in all indoor common areas.

It's not possible to stay at this property for coronavirus (COVID-19) quarantine purposes.

Please inform The Sandaig 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 The Sandaig

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

    • Room options at The Sandaig include:

      • Double
      • Family

    • The Sandaig is 1.9 miles from the center of Edinburgh. All distances are measured in straight lines. Actual travel distances may vary.

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

    • Guests staying at The Sandaig can enjoy a highly-rated breakfast during their stay (guest review score: 6.5).

      Breakfast option(s) include:

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

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