Southbank is a Georgian town house in the middle of Elgin and the Whiskey Trail. It is a few minutes' walk from the town center's shops and restaurants.

The guest house is over 200 years old and located on a quiet road. It is popular with those keen on golf, fishing, or seeking castles and malt whiskey.

Close by are the Glen Moray distillery, the Elgin Cathedral ruins and biblical gardens. Beautiful beaches are 10 minutes away where you may spot bottlenose dolphins or even a minki whale.

Southbank is close to museums, Johnstons Cashmere Center, and Baxters, where you can sample a local pancake.

Couples in particular like the location – they rated it 9.7 for a two-person trip.

Southbank Guesthouse has been welcoming guests since Jun 14, 2010

Property Highlights

Top Location: Highly rated by recent guests (9.5)

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

Breakfast Info

Full English/Irish

Free Private Parking Available On Site


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  • The staff speaks English
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The Southbank Guest House is located in the centre of Elgin - a large town in the Moray area with a shopping centre, museums, historical landmarks, restaurants and bars. There is a lot to see and do in Moray, including an abundance of castles, stately homes and cathedrals. we have free parking for 6 vehicles out the back of the guest house and another 6 spaces at the front.The house is comfortable with a slight modern interior but still retaining a lot of the original Georgian era features free wi fi ,free parking, town centre, family run for 20 years , 14 en suite guest rooms , COOKED SCOTTISH BREAKFAST IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN A FULL COOKED SCOTTISH BREAKFAST , PLEASE CONTACT US FIRST , WE HAVE REMOVED SOME OF OUR TABLES AND CHAIRS FOR THE SAFTY OF OUR CUSTOMERS SO WE HAVE LIMITED TABLE PLACES, WE CAN SUPPLY A FULL COOKED BREAKFAST IN THE DINNING ROOM , THERE IS NO TABLE SERVICE AT THE PRESENT. PLEASE CONTACT US BY PHONE FOR DETAILS OR A PACKAGE PRICE FOR BED AND BREAKFAST BEFORE BOOKING , SORRY EVERY THING IS DIFFERENT AT THESE DIFFICULT TIMES, THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR YOU UNDERSTANDING, ISABEL AND MALCOLM REID 01343 547132
hi , my husband and i have been running Southbank for about 20 years, with the help of very nice house maids and waitresses and occasional help with cooking, my husband was a butcher along with his dad for some 50 years between them ran a small butchers in Hopeman village, so he knows a decent sausage for sure, we bought Southbank guest house 2000 may 22nd and are still here. we are selling bed and breakfast , and try our best to give our customers a good traditional cooked breakfast , and a nice clean warm room when its cold. elgin town hall had top loader and Angie Dickinson them selfs and elvis tribute band .check it out. There are a couple of whisky festivals a year and lots of distilleries in the area, great beaches on the coat and bottle noised dolphins ,great wild life , very good cycling paths , beautiful golf courses , elgin has a pins bowling ally , tennis courts , 2 out door bowling greens , one indoor a leisure centre with gym relaxation suit and ice skating ring , football pitch , cinema ,restaurants and bars , a craft beer bar/shop, the train station is at the bottom of my road for inverness or Aberdeen ,bridge club, a whisky shop , Johnston's cashmere and more x
Nestled in the world-famous whisky region, Elgin lies on the south coast of the Moray Firth roughly midway between Inverness and Aberdeen and straddles the River Lossie. The town offers many pleasant characteristics, breathtaking scenery and a number of local distilleries including Glen Moray, Gordon & MacPhail and Glen Elgin, most of which have open days for the public and whisky trails. On North College Street is the lovely ruin of Elgin Cathedral. Once considered Scotland's most beautiful ca
Language spoken: English
What's nearby
  • Elgin Cathedral
    0.1 miles
  • Glen Moray Distillery
    1.2 miles
  • Glen Grant Whisky Distillery
    8.8 miles
  • Benromach Distillery
    11.6 miles
  • Cardhu Whisky Distillery
    12.2 miles
  • Speyside Cooperage Visitor Centre
    12.3 miles
Restaurants & cafes
  • Restaurant lido,ashvale,akash,all close
    0.1 miles
Natural Beauty
  • Ocean/Sea lossiemouth,
    6 miles
  • River river spey
    8 miles
Closest Airports
  • Inverness Airport
    28.2 miles
  • Aberdeen Airport
    51.3 miles
  • Wick John O’Groats Airport
    56.8 miles
How to get to Southbank Guesthouse from Inverness Airport
    Free parking is available.
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Amenities of Southbank Guesthouse
Wired internet is available in some hotel rooms and is free of charge.
Free private parking is available on site (reservation is not possible).
Front Desk Services
  • Invoice provided
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • CCTV outside property
  • CCTV in common areas
  • Smoke alarms
  • Smoke-free property
  • Non-smoking rooms
Languages Spoken
  • English
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House rules Southbank Guesthouse takes special requests – add in the next step!


4:00 PM - 8:00 PM


7:00 AM - 10:00 AM


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Child policies

Children of all ages 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

Mastercard Visa Southbank 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


Pets are not allowed.

The fine print

Please note that there will be no cooked breakfast available at the property from 8 December 2017 up to 17 December 2017, due to refurbishments in the kitchen. A continental breakfast will be available during this time.

Due to coronavirus, this property can only serve a small about of people in the dining room at the same time, breakfast times may be staggered. It is possible to collect a carryout breakfast to eat in your room at an agreed time.

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 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), wearing a face mask is mandatory in all indoor common areas.

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

Please inform Southbank 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.

FAQs about Southbank Guesthouse

  • Guests staying at Southbank Guesthouse can enjoy a highly-rated breakfast during their stay (guest review score: 9.2).

    Breakfast option(s) include:

    • Full English/Irish

  • Check-in at Southbank Guesthouse is from 4:00 PM, and check-out is until 10:00 AM.

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

  • Room options at Southbank Guesthouse include:

    • Twin
    • Single
    • Triple
    • Double
    • Family

  • Southbank Guesthouse is 1,300 feet from the center of Elgin.

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

    • From the nearest airport, you can get to Southbank Guesthouse by:

      • Car 50min