Experience world-class service at The Hedges

Situated in Edinburgh and with Edinburgh Playhouse reachable within 600 metres, The Hedges features a garden, non-smoking rooms, free WiFithroughout the property and a terrace. This 5-star guest house offers luggage storage space and daily maid service. National Museum of Scotland is 2 km from the guest house and The Real Mary King's Close is 1.7 km away. The guest house offers some rooms with garden views, and rooms are equipped with a private bathroom. Popular points of interest near The Hedges include Edinburgh Waverley station, Royal Mile and Camera Obscura and World of Illusions. The nearest airport is Edinburgh Airport, 10 km from the accommodation.

This is our guests' favourite part of Edinburgh, according to independent reviews.

Couples particularly like the location — they rated it 9.5 for a two-person trip.

The Hedges has been welcoming Booking.com guests since 26 Aug 2021.

Distance in property description is calculated using © OpenStreetMap

Property highlights

Situated in the best rated area in Edinburgh, this property has an excellent location score of 9.4


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Room type
1 large double bed
1 double bed
1 large double bed
1 large double bed
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Guest reviews


Value for money
Free WiFi
High score for Edinburgh
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  • Louise
    United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    We loved staying at the hedges we had a lovely welcome and shown to our beautiful room. The homemade short bread and whisky was such a nice touch. The room was very clean and had everything you need for your stay and the bed was really comfy ! We...
  • Beverley
    United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    They went out of their way to make our stay perfect - providing any extras we asked for & recommending places to eat etc. They don’t provide breakfast but there are lots of good places within walking distance.
  • Lauren
    United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    The location was great - between 15 and 30 minutes walk into the town centre. But just out of the way, in a really lovely, quiet location The rooms were done very nicely and there were lots of thoughtful touches. Yvonne and Paul were such lovely...
  • Armstrong
    United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Small, boutique guest house which felt so personal.
  • Jayne
    United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Lovely, friendly service provided by owners. Beautiful room
  • Minami
    The house and the room were elegant. We are warmed by all the thoughtful preparation. Perfect location, very quiet but convenient to all the attractions. Yvonne and Paul are really friendly and helpful. We enjoyed our stay so much.
  • Karen
    Hosts were exceptionally friendly and helpful. Rooms were clean and tidy. Great location.
  • D
    Paul and Yvonne were great hosts and were able to honor our request of an early check in. Place was quiet and in walking distance to attractions.
  • Christina
    Beds were super comfy. We were given homemade shortbread, some whisky, fresh milk for tea and gorgeous pillow spray. My only complaint is that my husband ate all the shortbread!
  • Marjan
    Super!!! Perfect stay! We had a very nice welcome from Yvonne & Paul! They do everything to feel you at home! Super clean and a lot of attention with little things! Thanks!!!

Property questions and answers
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The property usually replies within a few days

  • What floor are the rooms on? Is there a lift?

    Hi, The Hedges rooms are all on the ground floor so there is no need for a lift, the rooms are accessible to all persons Thank you for your question Yvonne
    Answered on 17 March 2022
  • Hi there, I have a stay booked for tomorrow - Will there be an iron in the room? And please can I have the postcode for the car park that’s £2/day

    Hi, we can lend you an iron and ironing board. The parking is off street and is £2 an hour until 5:30 pm on a friday and free the remainder of the w..
    Answered on 18 November 2021
  • I see in January you said to a question you were not offering breakfast are you going to be changing that anytime soon?

    Hi Not at the moment
    Answered on 30 April 2022
  • How far to walk to the castle Is breakfast included

    Hi We are around 10 / 15 minutes walk to the Castle, our rates have been set not to include breakfast at this uncertain time to keep all our guests safe.
    Answered on 11 January 2022
  • Hello, my scheduled arrival time at the airport is 19:00, therefore check-in by 20:00 can be a challenging one. Is there possibility to check-in sligh..

    Hi Yes that would be ok Yvonne
    Answered on 30 March 2023
  • Since you do not offer breakfast, can you please tell me how far away the nearest available breakfast might be?

    Hi We are 100 meters from cafes thst serve breakfast
    Answered on 2 September 2023
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Managed by Paul & Yvonne

Company review score: 9.8Based on 113 reviews from 1 property
1 managed property

Company information

We have been hosting guests for over 21 years, having owned and ran hotels and holiday cottages in Scotland. We are now delighted to offer city centre accommodation where we can be much more hands on and enjoy being able to give our guests a more individual guest experience.

Property information

Our Room only accomodation is located in a prime location, being just 5 minutes walk to the city centre but facing the beautiful picturesque Carlton Hill and the Hillside Crescent Gardens which were created by architect William Playfair to further enrich the New Town Crescent are opposite us.The location is perfect for sightseeing in the city, The architecture and facilities of the Hedges are a fusion of tradition and contemporary comfort and convenience making it an ideal place to enjoy everything the city has to offer. Our accomodation is on a room only basis so it allows our guests the flexibility to enjoy the many eateries within our area at a time to suit them.

Language spoken


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Facilities of The Hedges
Great facilities! Review score, 9.5

Most popular facilities
  • Parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Terrace
  • Heating
  • Garden
  • Private bathroom
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Sun terrace
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Golf course (within 3 km)
    Additional charge
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Public parking is possible at a location nearby (reservation is not needed) and costs £2 per hour.
  • Street parking
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Luggage storage
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • Smoke alarms
  • Adult only
  • Non-smoking throughout
  • Heating
  • Non-smoking rooms
Languages spoken
  • English

Sustainable initiatives

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

House rules

The Hedges takes special requests - add in the next step!


From 15:00 to 20:00


From 08:00 to 10:00



Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodation type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check the conditions of your required room.

Children and beds

Child policies

Children are not allowed.

Cot and extra bed policies

Cots and extra beds are not available at this property.

Age restriction

The minimum age for check-in is 18

Maestro Mastercard Visa Solo Discover Cash is not accepted The Hedges 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 must be quiet between 20:00 and 07:00.


Pets are not allowed.

The fine print

This property will not accommodate hen, stag or similar parties.

Please inform The Hedges in advance of your expected arrival time. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property directly with the contact details provided in your confirmation.

FAQs about The Hedges

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

    • Golf course (within 3 km)

  • Room options at The Hedges include:

    • Double

  • The prices at The Hedges may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates you select, hotel's policy etc.). See the prices by entering your dates.

  • Check-in at The Hedges is from 15:00, and check-out is until 10:00.

  • The Hedges is 0.9 miles from the centre of Edinburgh. All distances are measured in straight lines. Actual travel distances may vary.