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The Scholar

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In-room safe, desk, laptop workspace, iron/ironing board
In-room safe, desk, laptop workspace, iron/ironing board
In-room safe, desk, laptop workspace, iron/ironing board
In-room safe, desk, laptop workspace, iron/ironing board
In-room safe, desk, laptop workspace, iron/ironing board

Overview of The Scholar

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The Scholar

4.0 star property
4-star hotel with restaurant, near University of Edinburgh

8.2/10 Very good

994 verified guest reviews

Popular amenities

  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Non-smoking
  • Refrigerator
  • 24/7 front desk
  • Restaurant
The price is NZ$216
Price available on 29/11/2022
18 Holyrood Park Road, Edinburgh, Scotland, EH16 5AY

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About this area

What's nearby

  • In Newington
  • University of Edinburgh - 14 min walk
  • Princes Street - 21 min walk
  • Royal Mile - 23 min walk
  • Edinburgh Castle - 30 min walk
  • Grassmarket - 5 min drive
  • Princes Street Gardens - 10 min drive
  • Edinburgh Playhouse Theatre - 11 min drive
  • George Street - 14 min drive
  • Murrayfield Stadium - 16 min drive
  • Edinburgh Zoo - 30 min drive

Getting around

  • Edinburgh Airport (EDI) - 36 min drive
  • Newcraighall Station - 10 min drive
  • Edinburgh (ZXE-Edinburgh Waverly Train Station) - 25 min walk
  • Edinburgh Waverley Station - 27 min walk


  • Cafe Cassis - 7 min walk
  • Voujon - 8 min walk
  • Annakut Restaurant - 9 min walk
  • Positano - 9 min walk
  • Isola - 9 min walk

About this property

The Scholar

The Scholar puts you within a 15-minute drive of Royal Mile and Edinburgh Castle. Guests looking for a bite to eat can check out the coffee shop/cafe, and the bar/lounge is the perfect spot to grab a drink at the end of the day. This upscale hotel is also 0.7 mi (1.2 km) from University of Edinburgh and 1.1 mi (1.8 km) from Princes Street. The helpful staff and nice bathrooms get great marks from fellow travelers.



Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter
Follows regional cleaning and disinfection practices of We're Good To Go (UK)
Follows industry cleaning and disinfection practices of COVID-19 Guidelines (WHO) and Ecolab (3rd party expert - Global)

Social distancing

Contactless check-out
Cashless transactions are available for all charges at the property
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Hand sanitizer provided
Enhanced food service safety measures are in place
Individually-wrapped food options available for breakfast, dinner, and through room service
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 72 rooms
  • Arranged over 4 floors


  • Check-in time from 3:00 PM - midnight
  • Late check-in subject to availability
  • Minimum check-in age - 18
  • Check-out time is 11:00 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi and wired Internet access in public areas
  • Free WiFi and wired Internet access in rooms


  • Free onsite self parking
  • Onsite parking limited
  • Electric vehicle charging point on site

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Full breakfast (surcharge) 7:00 AM–10:00 AM on weekdays and 7:30 AM–10:30 AM on weekends
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Coffee shop
  • Room service (limited hours)

Working away

  • Conference center


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Luggage storage


  • 1 building/tower
  • Built in 1994
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk


  • Elevator
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk


  • English

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • LCD television
  • Digital TV channels

Home comfort

  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)

Sleep well

  • Bed sheets provided

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free WiFi and wired Internet
  • Phone

Food and drink

  • Refrigerator (on request)


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe (laptop compatible)

Special features

Awards and affiliations

Green / Sustainable Property
This property participates in Green Tourism Program, a program that measures the property's impact on one or more of the following: environment, community, cultural-heritage, the local economy.

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Full breakfast is offered for an extra charge of GBP 15.75 for adults and GBP 15.75 for children (approximately)

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; guests are provided with hand sanitizer; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions.

Contactless check-out is available.

Enhanced food service safety measures are in place.

Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast and dinner, and also through room service.

This property affirms that it follows the cleaning and disinfection practices of We're Good To Go (UK).

This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of COVID-19 Guidelines (WHO) and Ecolab (3rd party expert - Global).


Guests can rest easy knowing there's a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, a first aid kit, and window guards on site.

This property accepts credit cards, debit cards and cash.

Also known as

Salisbury Green Hotel Bistro Edinburgh
Masson House Edinburgh
Masson House Hotel
Masson House Hotel Edinburgh
Masson House Edinburgh, Scotland
Masson House Edinburgh Scotland
Masson House B&B Edinburgh
Masson House B&B
Salisbury Green Hotel Bistro
Salisbury Green Bistro Edinburgh
Salisbury Green Bistro
The Scholar Hotel
The Scholar Edinburgh
The Scholar Hotel Edinburgh
Salisbury Green Hotel Bistro

Frequently asked questions

Does The Scholar offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, The Scholar does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
How much does it cost to stay at The Scholar?
As of 27 November 2022, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at The Scholar on 29 November 2022 start from NZ$216, including taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at The Scholar?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, social distancing measures are in place, and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Are pets allowed at The Scholar?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
Is parking offered on site at The Scholar?
Yes, there's free self parking. Parking spots may be limited. Electric vehicle charging is available.
What are the check-in and check-out times at The Scholar?
You can check in from 3:00 PM - midnight. Check-out time is 11:00 AM. Contactless check-out is available.
Are there restaurants at or near The Scholar?
Yes, there's an onsite restaurant. Nearby restaurants include Cafe Cassis (7-min walk), Voujon (8-min walk), and Annakut Restaurant (9-min walk).
What's the area around The Scholar like?
The Scholar is in Newington, a short 14-minute walk from University of Edinburgh and 13 minutes' walk from The Meadows. Our travelers say the local area is very quiet.

Overall score and ratings


Very good




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities



10/10 Exceptional

2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Great place to stay in Edinburgh
Pleasant surprise - this is on the campus of the University of Edinburgh so it had free parking and felt very safe. There was an issue at check-in but they made everything right promptly. Very friendly service, comfortable room and bed. Wifi worked well, bathrooms were clean. Great shower. About 25 minutes of pleasant walking to the Castle area. Great bang for the buck, we are happy we found this place, and would absolutely stay again.
Alex, 2-night trip with friends
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8/10 Very good

Give it a try....
A nice clean, if a little basic in some areas, place to stay. Very nice breakfast.
Derek, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

3-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Room was smart, comfortable and very clean. There were enough teabags! This often isn't the case in hotel rooms. Enjoyed my stay and would recommend
Elizabeth, 1-night trip
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6/10 Good

1 night stay
Stayed for 1 night, outside of building not very appealing, parking very limited, arrived early and went to the bar/lounge, left after sitting for 20 minutes as nobody on the bar, came back at check in time to be told our room still wasnt ready, wasnt ready till 2.20pm, room clean and comfortable, went back to the bar/lounge later to find yet again no staff, they sit in the back room had to walk round the bar and chap the door to get service, breakfast selection and service was good , overall would say its ok if your just looking for a base to stay and not going to be in the hotel alot
Miss, 1-night trip with friends
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10/10 Exceptional

Stay here if you can!
Really great experience, the staff were friendly and informative. The hotel itself looked fantastic. Definitely something to write home about.
1-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Great place to stay
Great location, spacious room, good food, clean, quiet, excellent staff.
Donald, 2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Sandra, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Excellent Stay
A lovely stay in a very nice place. We ate in the restaurant and the food was superb very high quality very reasonable price. Would definitely recommend this hotel
Susan, 2-night trip
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