Entrance hall of the ICMSLocal Accommodation

Welcome to what we hope will be a reasonable guide to finding somewhere to stay in Edinburgh: not a plethora of information, but enough to get you started.

Edinburgh is a very compact city with an excellent bus network on the arterial routes. We will point you in the direction of small hotels and guest houses that are convenient for the various meeting venues we use. Most are also on frequent bus routes to the city-centre.

We have not listed the many larger hotels in central Edinburgh as they are too expensive for most of our visitors. Remember that it is always worth checking the web-sites of hotel chains as they often offer very good deals if booked on-line. You will find more information on larger hotels and chains on www.stayinedinburgh.net, amongst others.

The hotels and guest houses listed all have rooms with private bathrooms (although some will also still have what they will call 'standard' rooms, with a shared bathroom, or a 'standard en suite' which does not include a lavatory, for a cheaper price). Very few Guest Houses will offer an evening meal. Do ask, when you book a room, if breakfast is included in the price. (It usually is). You should also make sure you know the arrangements for checking into your room as most of the smaller establishments do not have 24-hour access.

*Any hotel or guest house with an asterisk has been used by ICMS participants.


1. South - for 15 South College Street and James Clerk Maxwell Building in Kings Buildings

Jurys Inn Edinburgh, 43 Jeffrey Street, Edinburgh EH1 1DH
+44 (0)131 200 3300 - www.jurys-edinburgh-hotels.com

Edinburgh City Hotel, 79 Lauriston Place, Edinburgh EH3 9HZ
+44 (0)131 662 7979 - www.edinburghcityhotel.com

Hotel Ibis, 6 Hunter Square, Off Royal Mile, Edinburgh EH1 1QW
+44 (0)131 240 7000 - www.hotels-europe.com/ibishotels/england/edinburgh.htm

*Esslemont Road, 43 Esslemont Road, Edinburgh EH16 5PY
+44 (0) 131 667 1642 - www.hogg43.fsnet.co.uk - wilma@hogg43.fsnet.co.uk

*Brae Lodge (for JCMB especially), 30 Liberton Brae, Edinburgh EH16 6AF
+44 (0)131 672 2876 - www.braelodge.co.uk - braelodge@talktalk.net

*Glendale Guest House, 5 Lady Road, Edinburgh EH16 5PA
+44 (0)131 657 6588 - www.glendaleguesthouse.co.uk - info@glendaleguesthouse.co.uk

Hotel Ceilidh-Donia, 14-16 Marchhall Crescent, Edinburgh EH16 5HL
+44 (0)131 667 2743 - www.hotelceilidh-donia.co.uk - reservations@hotelceilidh-donia.co.uk

*Glenisla, 12 Lygon Road, Edinburgh EH16 5QB
+44 (0)131 667 4877 - www.glenislahotel.com - info@glenislahotel.com

*Highfield,85 Mayfield Road, Edinburgh EH9 3AE
+44 (0)131 667 8717 - www.highfieldgh.co.uk - info@highfieldgh.co.uk

*Rowan, 13 Glenorchy Terrace, Edinburgh EH9 2DQ
+44 (0)131 667 2463 - www.rowan-house.co.uk - angela@rowan-house.co.uk

*Smiths, 77 Mayfield Road, Edinburgh EH9 3AA
+44 (0)131 667 2524 - www.smithsgh.com - mail@smithsgh.com


2. Central - for all locations

Royal British Hotel, 20 Princes St, Edinburgh EH2 2AS
+44 (0)131 556 4901

Old Waverley Hotel, 43 Princes St, Edinburgh EH2 2BY
+44 (0)131 556 4648

Parliament House Hotel, 15 Calton Hill, Edinburgh EH1 3BJ
+44 (0)131 478 4000 - www.parliamenthouse-hotel.co.uk - info@parliamenthouse-hotel.co.uk

Frederick House Hotel, 42 Frederick Street, Edinburgh EH2 1EX
+44 (0)131 226 1999 - www.townhousehotels.co.uk/fred.html - frederickhouse@ednet.co.uk

*The Dene, 7 Eyre Place, Edinburgh EH3 5ES
+44 (0)131 556 2700 - www.deneguesthouse.com - deneguesthouse@yahoo.co.uk

*Walton Hotel, 79 Dundas Street, Edinburgh EH3 6SD
+44 (0)131 556 1137 - www.waltonhotel.com - enquiries@waltonhotel.com

 

3. The West End - for access to Heriot-Watt University (by bus)

Apex European Hotel, 90 Haymarket Terrace, Edinburgh EH12 5LQ
+44 (0)131 474 3456 - web page - reservations@apexhotels.co.uk

Hilton Edinburgh Grosvenor, Grosvenor Street, Edinburgh EH12 5EF
+44 (0)131 226 6001 - www.hilton.com

Dunstane House Hotel, 4 West Coates, Haymarket,Edinburgh EH12 5JQ
+44 (0)131 337 6169 - www.dunstane-hotel-edinburgh.co.uk - info@dunstane-hotel-edinburgh.co.uk

Cumberland Hotel, 1 West Coates, Edinburgh EH12 5JQ
+44 (0)131 476 7116 - web page

*Glenora Hotel, 14 Rosebery Crescent, Edinburgh EH12 5JY
+44 (0)131 337 1186 - http://www.glenorahotel.co.uk/ - enquiries@glenorahotel.co.uk

The Lodge Hotel, 6 Hampton Terrace, West Coates, Edinburgh EH12 5JD
+44 (0)131 337 3682 - www.thelodgehotel.co.uk - info@thelodgehotel.co.uk

Clarendon Hotel, 25-33 Shandwick Place , Edinburgh EH2 4RG
+44 (0)131 229 1467 - www.clarendonhoteledi.co.uk - res@clarendonhoteledi.co.uk

*Thistle Hotel, 59 Manor Place, Edinburgh EH3 7EG
+44 (0)131 225 6144 - www.thistlehotel.net - enquiries@thistlehotel.net

Rothesay Hotel, 8 Rothesay Place, Edinburgh EH3 7SL
+44 (0)131 225 4125 - www.rothesay-hotel.com - rothesay@festival-inns.co.uk

*Boisdale, 9 Coates Gardens, Edinburgh EH12 5LG
+44 (0)131 337 1134 - Fax +44 (0)131 313 0048

*Lairg, 11 Coates Gardens, Edinburgh EH12 5LG
+44 (0)131 337 1050 - www.thelairghotel.co.uk - info@thelairghotel.co.uk

*St Valery Guest House, 36 Coates Gardens, Edinburgh EH12 5LE
+44 (0)131 337 1893 - www.stvalery.com - info@stvalery.co.uk

 

4. Pollock Halls - vacation only. Flats, plus single, double, en-suite & standard rooms

Edinburgh First, The University of Edinburgh, 18 Holyrood Park Road, Edinburgh EH16 5AY
0800 028 7118 (UK only) - +44 (0)131 651 2189 - www.edinburghfirst.co.uk

 

5. Heriot-Watt - available all year but on western edge of city

Edinburgh Conference Centre Riccarton, Edinburgh EH14 4AS
+44 (0)131 451 3115 - www.edinburgh-conference.com/ - info@eccscotland.com

 

6. Flats - For self-catering groups and families.

We have used most of the companies listed here on several occasions with great success.

Castle Apartments, 6 Queen Street, Edinburgh, EH2 1JE
+44 (0)131 240 0080 - www.castleapartments.co.uk - stay@scottishapartment.com

Canon Court Apartments, 20 Canonmills, Edinburgh EH3 5LH
0800 027 1035 (UK only) - +44 (0)131 474 7000 - www.canoncourt.co.uk - info@canoncourt.co.uk

Let in Edinburgh, Rental Reserve UK Ltd, Saint Line House, Mount Stuart Square, Cardiff Bay CF10 5LR
0845 833 6028 - www.letinedinburgh.co.uk/ - info@letinedinburgh.co.uk

 

7. Hostels - mostly situated in the city centre.

Very reasonably priced accommodation.

Scottish Youth Hostel Association
0870 155 3255 (UK only) - SYHA - reservations@syha.org.uk

St Christophers Hostel, 9-13 Market Street, Edinburgh EH1 1DE
+44 (0)20 7407 1856 - www.st-christophers.co.uk - bookings@st-christophers.co.uk

Other general hostel-finding sites - Hostel World - Hostel Bookers - Hostelmania

 

8. Other useful/interesting sites

Edinburgh Tourist Board - www.edinburgh.org/accom

Hotel Direct - www.hoteldirect.co.uk/edinburgh

Scotland's Personal Hotels - www.scotland-hotels.com/