The Guards Hotel - Edinburgh

1 Clifton Terrace , Edinburgh, United Kingdom  show map
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The Guards Hotel - Edinburgh

 Free Wi-Fi

Free Wi-Fi in rooms

 Parking
 Sports activities

Golf course

 Food/Drinks

Bar/Lounge area

 Meeting facilities

Business center

 No Smoking

Non-smoking rooms

 Child-friendly

Cribs available

 Pets

Pets allowed

Overview

The traditional The Guards Hotel offers non-smoking guest rooms close to National Museum of Scotland and The Museum of Edinburgh.

The hotel is nestled in the center of Edinburgh, steps away from Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art train station. The venue is located within 20 minutes' walk from Edinburgh center.

Within walking distance of Haymarket district with pubs and restaurants.

The hotel's prime location offers to get to Turnhouse airport in 10 minutes by car.

Rooms

The Guards Hotel provides 12 guestrooms appointed with a wardrobe, free Wi-Fi, an iron with ironing board, a work desk and a sofa for a pleasant stay in Edinburgh. The rooms come with shared bathrooms featuring a hairdryer, a bathtub and terry bathrobes.

Eat & Drink

Serving an array of dishes, The Atelier Restaurant and First Coast are just 100 meters away.

The hotel offers a full english breakfast at the price of GBP 6.70 per person per night. 

Services

Aside from parking and a designated smoking area, guests can make use of ironing service, airport transfer and laundry.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the hotel rooms for free.

Guest Parking

Paid public parking is possible at a location nearby.

Number of rooms:   12.

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Facilities

General

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Parking
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • No pets allowed
  • Coffee shop
  • No elevators
  • Rooms/Facilities for disabled

Sports & Fitness

  • Golf course

Services

  • Laundry
  • Shops/Commercial services
  • Tours/Ticket assistance
  • Shoe shine service

Dining facilities

  • Paid breakfast
  • Bar/Lounge area

Meeting facilities

  • Business center

Children's facilities

  • Cribs available

Room facilities

  • Free Wi-Fi in rooms
  • Heating
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Sitting area
  • Dressing area
  • Rollaway beds
  • Ironing facilities

Bathroom

  • Private bathroom
  • Bath/Shower
  • Hair dryer

Media

  • Flat-screen TV
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor

Policies

Check-in

  • from 14:00-22:00 

Check-out

  • until  10 am

Children and extra beds

  • All children under the age of 2 may stay for free in a crib. 
  • One child under the age of 6 may stay free of charge when using existing bedding. 
  • Maximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 

Pets

  • Pets are allowed on request.

How to reach hotel

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Hotel Address:

1 Clifton Terrace , Edinburgh, United Kingdom

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City Center
  • Edinburgh
    1.9 km
Airports
  • Turnhouse (EDI)
    8.9 km
  • Dundee (DND)
    57.6 km
Train Stations
  • Scottish National Gallery Of Modern Art
    700 m
  • Edinburgh Waverley station
    1.9 km
  • Bus stop
    600 m
Restaurants
  • The Atelier Restaurant (cuisine: European)
    70 m
  • First Coast (cuisine: British, Scottish)
    340 m
Ski areas
  • Midlothian Ski Centre
    1.3 km
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from 14:00-22:00 
  • Check-out:
    until  10 am
  • Number of rooms:
    12

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      Bed type: Double bed
      Size: 13 m²
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        How to reach hotel

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        Hotel Address:

        1 Clifton Terrace , Edinburgh, United Kingdom

        Get directions
        City Center
        • Edinburgh
          1.9 km
        Airports
        • Turnhouse (EDI)
          8.9 km
        • Dundee (DND)
          57.6 km
        Train Stations
        • Scottish National Gallery Of Modern Art
          700 m
        • Edinburgh Waverley station
          1.9 km
        • Bus stop
          600 m
        Restaurants
        • The Atelier Restaurant (cuisine: European)
          70 m
        • First Coast (cuisine: British, Scottish)
          340 m
        Ski areas
        • Midlothian Ski Centre
          1.3 km
        Hotel information
        • Check-in:
          from 14:00-22:00 
        • Check-out:
          until  10 am
        • Number of rooms:
          12

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        What's nearby

        Tourist attractions

        • Saint Mary's Cathedral - 200 m
        • The Grove Gallery - 200 m
        • cineworld - 500 m
        • Filmhouse Cinema - 600 m
        • Traverse Theatre - 700 m
        • Usher Hall - 700 m

        Places of interest

        • Saint Mary's Cathedral - 100 m
        • Saint Mary's Episcopal Cathedral - 200 m
        • Scottish Widows Bank Plc - 500 m

        Train stations

        • Scottish National Gallery Of Modern Art - 600 m

        Convention centers

        • EICC - 400 m

        Sport related

        • Edinburgh Chess Club - 600 m

        Amusement

        • Diane Pool Hall - 100 m
        • Laserquest - 100 m
        • Johnny's Entertainment & Amusement - 100 m
        • Colorsound - 200 m
        • Quicksilver - 600 m
        • Mecca Bingo Ltd - 600 m
        • Tenpin - 600 m
        • D B Amusements - 700 m
        • Filmhouse - 700 m
        • Odeon Edinburgh - 700 m

        Parks

        • Fountain Park Leisure Complex - 600 m

        Theaters

        • Usher Hall - 700 m
        • The Royal Lyceum Theatre Co - 700 m
        • Usher Hall - 700 m

        Local attractions

        • National Museum of Scotland - 1.6 km
          Chambers Street, Edinburgh
        • Writers' Museum - 1.5 km
          Lady Stair's Close, Edinburgh
        • George IV Bridge - 1.6 km
          Bank Street and Candlemaker Row, Edinburgh
        • Museum on the Mound - 1.5 km
          The Mound, Edinburgh
        • Greyfriars Church - 1.6 km
          Old Town, Edinburgh

        Near the hotel

        • Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art One - 710 m
          75 Belford Road, Edinburgh
        • St Cuthbert's Church - 740 m
          Lothian Road, Edinburgh
        • The Royal Scots Dragoon Guards Museum - 1.1 km
          Edinburgh Castle, Edinburgh
        • Camera Obscura and World of Illusions - 1.4 km
          Castlehill, Edinburgh
        • Institut Francais D'Ecosse - 730 m
          13 Randolph Crescent, Edinburgh
        • National War Museum of Scotland - 1.1 km
          Edinburgh Castle, Edinburgh
        • George Heriot's School - 1.1 km
          8 Lauriston Place, Edinburgh

        Restaurants nearby

        • The Atelier Restaurant - 70 m

          Address: 159-161 Morrison Street
          Phone: 0131 629 1344

          84% likes this, based on 175 reviews
          Cuisine: European
          Price Range: GBP 13 - GBP 26

        • Affogato - 680 m

          Address: 36 Queensferry Street

          86% likes this, based on 61 reviews

        • Indaba - 880 m

          Address: 3 Lochrin Terrace
          Phone: 0131 221 1554

          71% likes this, based on 443 reviews
          Price Range: GBP 13 - GBP 25

        • First Coast - 340 m

          Address: 99 - 101 Dalry Road
          Phone: +44 (0)131 313 4404

          86% likes this, based on 348 reviews
          Cuisine: British, Scottish
          Price Range: GBP 13 - GBP 21

        • Kanpai Sushi - 790 m

          Address: 8-10 Grindlay Street
          Phone: 0131 228 1602

          81% likes this, based on 242 reviews
          Cuisine: Japanese
          Price Range: GBP 19 - GBP 25

        Hotel information
        • Check-in:
          from 14:00-22:00 
        • Check-out:
          until  10 am
        • Number of rooms:
          12

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        The Guards Hotel Reviews

        Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at The Guards Hotel

        Average guest rating

        6.6out of 10
        Good
        Based on 69 reviews

        Guest reviews

        • Couple
          6.6

          The breakfast was nice, and included in the room rate. Hotel was well placed, no parking though - but parking on side street as a "pay and display" or accross the road in a parking building

          The room we had was very small - nothing like the pictures!!! Guess they only show the suites in their pictures!

        • Older travelers
          5.0

          Staff very friendly, great location

          Room too small for a wardrobe - how bizarre!

        • Couple
          4.2

          the night staff (the boy) is very unkind and useless. the room we had (on the second floor) is the smallest room we have ever had. its price is not according to what you really find. not very clean. the lady (isabelle) was nice and helpful and changed our room.

        • Couple
          7.8

          The hotel was a fair price and within striking distance of the city centre. The staff were very friendly, helpful and the english breakfast in the morning was excellent and hit the spot. Very comfy beds with memory foam mattresses.

          Probably my fault but didnt realise when I booked that bathroom was shared.

        • Older travelers
          5.0

          The bedroom sink was chocked full of human hair and the plug was missing. Yugh

        • Older travelers
          9.4

          The room was a lovely suprise with a four poster bed and lovely bathroom . The breakfast was good and a nice atmoshphere in the hotel.

        • Older travelers
          5.0

          This hotel appeared lovely on the website. However, when we arrived it looked tired and dated. Our room was not very clean and it smelled musty. The toilet was not cleaned properly and it stank of pee! The carpet was filthy and the tea tray was coverded in dust. Could not wait to leave.

        • Couple
          8.2

          Staff are friendly and helpful. We arrived a little earlier than the check in time, so our room wasn't ready, but the lady that greeted us took our bags and let us leave them in the reception office to we were free to go and have lunch while she made up our room. We stayed in the Barmoral suite, it was lovely, very big. Very comfortable king size bed. I was sligtly concerned that our room was right on the busy road and street - I am a light sleeper, but can honestly say that I had a great peaceful sleep, no disturbance at all! We we're in Edinburgh for the Bon Jovi concert at Murrayfield. Hotel perfect location for Murrayfield, only a 10 min walk. Hotel is perfect to strolling into town for shopping, sight seeing, bars etc. Breakfast was great too. Would have no hesitations to stay here again. Oh, it is a 2 min walk from the Haymarket train station too.

        • Single
          7.4

          Basically pleased but 2 small points.1. The door bell did not work so used knocker. 2. Room would benefit from a small table or desk, but liked suitcase wrack. Staff friendly and helpful.

        • Group of friends
          5.8

          Conveniently located just opposite Heymarket railway station.

        • Group of friends
          5.0

          It was very convenient for Haymarket Station and St Mary's Cathedral and the Usher Hall.

        • Group of friends
          7.0

          Good Budget Hotel, staff were very friendly.

        • Single
          10.0

          The helpful staff were amazing. I arrived late, the aircompany had misplaced me luggage and it was very cold and wet. They hada lovely warm room, great breakfast, and were ready with local knowledge to get me to the castle while they organised the luggage problem. Wonderful! I stayed for 2 nights and the service only got better. My port was carried upstairs to my door for me too.Great location to access all the Old Town sites; bus outside the door; Haymarket Pub over the road; on the airport transporter route; and opposite the rail station. Perfect.

        • Single
          5.0

          Disgusting place. I didnt think hotel accommodation like this existed anymore. The room I had was clean but needed renovation . I shared the bathroom/ shower room with several other rooms. The bathroom didnt appear to have been cleaned for several days, there were 4 pieces of soap in the soap dish in the shower, there were urine staines on the toilet and the waste bin was full. I was lucky thay I appeared to be the only person staying in the hotel at the time. Also the breakfasts did not start until 8.30 . The breakfast itself was ok.

        • Single
          7.0

          Right next to Haymarket station, this is a good place to catch the bus to the airport and yet it is still close to Princes Street. Free WiFi is included.

        How to reach hotel

        hotel The Guards Hotel - Edinburgh Edinburgh location
        Show big map »

        Hotel Address:

        1 Clifton Terrace , Edinburgh, United Kingdom

        Get directions
        City Center
        • Edinburgh
          1.9 km
        Airports
        • Turnhouse (EDI)
          8.9 km
        • Dundee (DND)
          57.6 km
        Train Stations
        • Scottish National Gallery Of Modern Art
          700 m
        • Edinburgh Waverley station
          1.9 km
        • Bus stop
          600 m
        Restaurants
        • The Atelier Restaurant (cuisine: European)
          70 m
        • First Coast (cuisine: British, Scottish)
          340 m
        Ski areas
        • Midlothian Ski Centre
          1.3 km
        Hotel information
        • Check-in:
          from 14:00-22:00 
        • Check-out:
          until  10 am
        • Number of rooms:
          12

        Hotel Awards

        UKHOTEL AWARDSRecommendedEdinburghThe Guards Hotel

        According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as
        Best Design Hotels in United Kingdom

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