With free parking and free WiFi, Sonas Guest House offers bright, cozy bedrooms. The historical Royal Mile and Holyrood Park are just a 20-minute walk away.

Built in the 1870s, the individual bedrooms at Sonas offer period charm and traditional decor. All rooms feature a TV and a private modern bathroom.

Located just south of the city center, Sonas House is a 20-minute stroll from lively Princes Street. The magnificent Edinburgh Castle is 2 miles away, and Waverley Railway Station is 25-minute walk.

Couples in particular like the location – they rated it 9.0 for a two-person trip.

Sonas Guesthouse has been welcoming Booking.com guests since Dec 6, 2010

Property Highlights

Top Location: Highly rated by recent guests (8.9)

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

Free Private Parking Available On Site


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  • The staff speaks English
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Host Info

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Welcome to the Sonas Guest House Edinburgh Sonas Guest House one of Edinburgh's best! a converted 19th century Victorian villa, built in the 1870's for the directors of the Railway. We provide excellent, comfortable accommodation and a warm, Scottish welcome to add to the wonderful heritage and history of Edinburgh, Scotland's capital city. Sonas is an old Gaelic word for bliss and happiness. Rooms may not be as photas as they vary around the house
We love what we do and always full of passion, friendliness and willing to do extra miles to makes everyone happy at Sonas.
Newington is an area of Edinburgh, Scotland, about 15 to 20 minutes walk south of the city centre, the Royal Mile and Princes Street. It is the eastern most district of the area formerly covered by the Burgh Muir, gifted to the City by David I in the 12th Century
Language spoken: English
Area info *
Guests loved walking around the neighborhood!
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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 Earl Grange
    0.2 miles
  • Restaurant Old Bell and New Bell Inn
    0.3 miles
  • Cafe/Bar Newington Coffee Shop, Cleark Street
    0.4 miles
  • Restaurant Salisbury Arms
    0.5 miles
  • Restaurant The Grange
    0.5 miles
  • Cafe/Bar The wee Cafe , 5 Salisbury Place
    0.5 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
  • Mountain Arthur's Seat
    0.4 miles
  • Lake Duddingston Loch
    1 miles
  • River Water of Leith
    2 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
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Amenities of Sonas Guesthouse
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Private Bathroom
  • Toilet
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Shower
  • Linens
  • Wardrobe or closet
  • Garden view
  • Electric kettle
  • Golf course (within 2 miles) Additional charge
Living Area
  • Desk
Media & Technology
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Satellite channels
  • Radio
  • TV
Food & Drink
  • Tea/Coffee maker
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Free private parking is available on site (reservation is not possible).
  • Accessible parking
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Baggage storage
Front Desk Services
  • Invoice provided
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • Smoke alarms
  • Smoke-free property
  • Heating
  • Carpeted
  • 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 Sonas Guesthouse takes special requests – add in the next step!


12:00 PM - 11:30 PM


12:00 AM - 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 4 are welcome.

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

There's no capacity for cribs at this property.

This property doesn't offer extra beds.

Age restriction

No age restriction for check-in. (Only children 4 and up are allowed)

Maestro Mastercard Visa Solo Sonas Guesthouse accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.


Smoking is not allowed.


Parties/events are not allowed

Quiet hours

Guests need be quiet between 11:00 PM and 7:00 AM.


Pets are not allowed.

The fine print

Kindly note the property cannot process payments from American Express credit cards, and an alternative card will be required.

Please note that the free parking is for cars only and not bikes.

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.

Please inform Sonas Guesthouse 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 Sonas Guesthouse

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

  • Check-in at Sonas Guesthouse is from 12:00 PM, and check-out is until 10:30 AM.

  • Room options at Sonas Guesthouse include:

    • Double
    • Twin
    • Single

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

    • Golf course (within 2 miles)

  • Sonas Guesthouse is 1.3 miles from the center of Edinburgh.