- 20th century buildings
- Breakfast included
- No smoking
- Free broadband access (wifi)
- Shared gardens
- Squash court
- Children's cots
- Luggage storage
- 24 hour security
- Linen included
- Towels included
- Iron/ironing board
- Central heating
Food and Drinks
- Cooked breakfast (included)
- Lunch available (at additional cost)
- Dinner available (at additional cost)
- Recommended walks
- Pub (walking distance)
- Museums (walking distance)
- Historic houses
- Golf course (a short drive)
- Recommended restaurants (walking distance)
- Theatre (walking distance)
We can offer you the ideal base from which to explore this fascinating city. Based at Pollock Halls at Holyrood Park, this varied B&B campus accommodation is close to the city centre and parliament buildings.
Our Bed & Breakfast accommodation lies within the shadow of Arthur's Seat, Edinburgh's ancient volcano, and close to the Royal Mile, Scottish Parliament and the Palace of Holyrood House Here at Pollock Halls we have over 2000 rooms ranging from double, twin or single en-suite to single standard.
Food and Drinks
Dining in The John McIntyre Coference Centre, our stylish ground floor self-service restaurant, clients will enjoy fine local and global ingredients from a range of menus designed to suit your budget. The John McIntyre Centre is located in the centre of the campus, about 5 minutes’ walk from each bedroom.
The bar at the Centre opens daily, offering snacks as well as a fine selection of beers, wines and malt whiskies. Please ask at Reception on your arrival for further details.
Breakfast is served between 07:30 and 10:00.
Lunch is served between 12.30 and 13.30.
Dinner is available between 18.00 and 19.30.
Complimentary cabled internet access is available in all bedrooms. Free Wi-Fi is available in some areas on site.
There are ironing facilities available with the pantry areas of the residence.
Free car parking is available on a first come, first served basis only; unfortunately, spaces are limited and we simply cannot guarantee they will always be available.
Arrival information and how to find us
Address: The University Of Edinburgh Accommodation Ltd, Edinburgh, EH16 5AY, United Kingdom
Check in: from 2pm. Check out: by 10.30am.
How to find us:
From City Centre: From Princes Street, on the shop side heading East, take a bus to the Royal Commonwealth Pool, Dalkeith Road (numbers 14, 30, 33, 86; £1.20 exact change only). From here, Pollock Halls is a short walk down Holyrood Park Road.
By Road: From the A720 City of Edinburgh Bypass, take A7 Old Dalkeith Road exit at the Sheriffhall Roundabout towards the City Centre. Continue straight for approximately 3 miles. Just past the Royal Commonwealth Pool at the lights, turn right onto Holyrood Park Road. Pollock Halls is the second turning on the right. Please note, parking is extremely limited and not guaranteed.
By Bus: From St. Andrews Bus Station a taxi to Pollock Halls will cost approximately £7 and take 5-10 minutes. Alternatively, proceed to Princes Street and on the shop side heading East take a bus to the Royal Commonwealth Pool, Dalkeith Road (numbers 14, 30, 33, 86; £1.20 exact change only). From here, Pollock Halls is a short walk down Holyrood Park Road.
By Rail: From Edinburgh's main railway station – Waverley, take a taxi to the Pollock Halls (cost approx. £7, 5-10 minute journey) or proceed to North Bridge and from the first bus stop heading south, take a bus to the Royal Commonwealth Pool, Dalkeith Road (numbers: 14, 30, 33, 86). From here, Pollock Halls is a short walk down Holyrood Park Road.
By Air: From Edinburgh Airport, for 2 or more passengers, we recommend a taxi for the 8 mile journey to Pollock Halls (cost approx. £17-20). Alternatively, take the Airport Shuttle Bus to the city terminal on Waverley Bridge (Adult: £5 open return, £3 single). From here take a taxi to the Pollock Halls (cost approx. £7, 5-10 minute journey) or proceed to North Bridge and from the first bus stop heading south, take a bus to the Royal Commonwealth Pool, Dalkeith Road (numbers: 14, 30, 33, 86). From here, Pollock Halls is a short walk down Holyrood Park Road.
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Mr Kevin W, August 2015: Excellent facilities service and will definitely stay again, this was our second visit and am looking forward to many more
Dr Tony O, August 2015: I have been using Pollock Halls for many years - they are always the best accommodation for one visiting the Edinburgh International Festival
Mr Robert F, August 2015: Had a lovely stay, breakfast was great (except the cold hard boiled eggs that was horrid), the staff at reception were very efficient and helpful in keeping our bags after we checked out. Excellent idea that, saved us a lot of bother. Comfy beds too!
Mrs Suzanne B, August 2015:
Ms Coral S, August 2015: Enjoyed our stay, thanks
Ms Joelle H, August 2015:
Mrs Hannah H, August 2015:
Mr Alastair G, August 2015: Staff very helpful, excellent location for viewing city and festival shows. The only minor niggles were the card system for entering block/lift/rooms often needed 3 or 4 attempts and breakfast quality could be improved but still good despite peak season.
Mrs Pauline G, August 2015: All of the staff, from the moment we arrived to the time we left, could not have been more friendly or helpful. Would definitely stay here again. The food is delicious. Came back for dinner every night. Could not fault anything.
Mr Tony D, August 2015: Thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Everyone most welcoming and helpful. The room was kept good and clean and the free left luggage facility when we left very handy.
Mrs Jane D, August 2015: This was a great place to stay for the fringe festival.. Our only complaint was that the beds were very hard and not terribly comfortable.
Ms Kathleen I, August 2015: We have stayed previously at Masson House for our yearly visit to the festival. We loved our lovely 'newbuild' accomodation. We are 70 years old and love it. Beautiful grounds - so well kept. Well done the gardening team. We would pick Chancellors Court again.
Lovely to have our breakfast surrounded by young people from all over the world. We booked our shows on line and were spoilt for choice. Next year we are staying longer - if we are spared !!!!
Mr Dominic S, August 2015:
Mrs Sheila N, August 2015: Would stay again. Suited all our needs.
Ms Maura H, August 2015: Everyone was extremely helpful. Staff were always available.
Dr Eng-Tat A, July 2015: I had a brilliant stay and the breakfast was delicious. Will definitely want to stay here again when I visit Edinburgh!
Mr Alejandro R, July 2015: Great value for money in a perfect place, near the city centre!
Ms DEBORAH L, July 2015: Lovely quiet room, as requested. Loved staying! We will definitely be back and we have enthusiastically recommended Pollock Halls to all our friends - the Commonwealth Pool in front and Holyrood Park behind were just icing on the cake! Thank you so much!
Ms Petrina R, July 2015: We were a group of nine and it was apleasure to stay here. One of our group became ill and needed a doctor and we received a lot of support.Very friendly helpful staff.
Mrs Deborah C, July 2015: From our arrival the desk staff gave us help and information about the services and local bus routes in the centre of Edinburgh. Would have no hesitation to recommend this accommodation.
Mrs Deirdre C, July 2015: Very good
Mr Dean R, July 2015: I was so impressed with the manner of how we were served in the administration block. Everything was well organised, there was information set out about Edinburgh, and when we left our bags to pick up later, we were given a collection ticket to avoid a mixup.
The rooms were spotless and well presented. The only comment I would have is that the tv could be mounted on the wall
Breakfast was tops with a great variety
I would certainly return, and I would be happy for you to post these comments.
Dean and Kathy Rusling
Dr Ewa W, July 2015: The room was very basic but the price was relatively high for such standard. Nice surroundings, good bus service to the city centre; helpful staff; very good selection for breakfast.
Ms Edith Y, June 2015: The service and the surroundings were great. Breakfast excellent value. The overall experience was very good but the only improvement is that the access card to the dorm sometimes doesn't work. I guess technology isn't perfect but glad for the security.
Mr Amir Mohsen M, June 2015: We had a wonderful time everyone was friendly , the room service could improve otherwise definately recommend the university .
Mrs Mary Grace O, June 2015: The room was exactly what we required for a one night stay in town. Breakfast was exceptional, and all the staff we encountered were very helpful and polite. We loved the well-kept grounds and the location was delightful, close to all transport, and not far to walk into the centre of town. We will be back, and will certainly recommend to friends and family.
Dr Neetha P, August 2014: Will stay here again
Mrs Joy C, August 2014: We will use Chancellor House again when in Edinburgh.
Mrs Denise H, August 2014: Excellent value. Would definitely recimmend.
Ms Margaret B, August 2014: Great value for money. Good atmosphere, staff friendly and helpful. Good location
Mr Stuart M, August 2014: Thank you for a lovely over night stay and the breakfast was amazing and we really enjoyed our Festival Experience.
Ms Mary S, August 2014: Excellent good value accommodation very close to City Centre.
Mrs Lucyna F, August 2014: Staff friendly, clean and comfy room, great breakfast selection, all we needed.
Miss Jacqueline C, August 2014: This was brilliant accomodation that we will definitely be using again!
Ms Yvonne F, July 2014: Yes very good, would like to know how far in advance to book room, or apartment for Edinburg festival 2015. Also is 89.00 for twin, and en-suite the most economical price?
Dr Ian H, August 2013: Incredible breakfast, great choice. Very convenient location and good quality standard rooms.
Mrs Regina O, August 2013: Clean, comfortable and very convenient for travel into the city centre. Breakfast was really good with lots of choice.
Dr Alison K, August 2013: Chancellor's Court is a well designed and pleasant environment, in a fantastic location at the foot of Arthur's Seat. The ensuite twin room was comfortable, clean and quite peaceful, with a good view. Perhaps a little expensive for what it was, but then again it was Festival time so centrally located accommodation was at a premium. Best of all was the varied and plentiful buffet breakfast. We would definitely stay at Chancellor's Court again and recommend it to other people.
Mr Geoffrey C, August 2013: Booked late for festival when everywhere else was full or very expensive. Good service throughout.
Mrs Wendy M, August 2013: Very good value. Restaurant staff very efficient, helpful and pleasant. Only problem was trying to find a seat at breakfast. It was very crowded and we had to wait.
Mrs Carolyn P, August 2013:
Mrs Kathleen N, June 2013: good overall experience,
easy access to city centre, 10 min. bus ride.
evening meal also good value £15.00. full meal, plenty of choice.
we found all staff cheerful and helpful.
quiet location after city centre.
Joanna D, August 2010: We were very impressed with the standard and enjoyed the atmosphere at the Pollock Halls with all the visiting tourists.. Convenient bus service nearby too was a bonus.