The Guards Hotel - Edinburgh

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

Free Wi-Fi

Free Wi-Fi in rooms

Parking

No parking

Luggage storage
24-hour
Food/ Drinks

Bar/ Lounge area

Coffee shop

Laundry
TV

Flat-screen TV

Kitchen facilities

Electric kettle

Overview

Guards is a 3-star hotel offering a non-smoking accommodation not far from Edinburgh Castle, Scottish National Gallery and National Museum of Scotland.

Guests will enjoy the prime location in the center of Edinburgh. Set within a 20-minute walking distance from Edinburgh city center.

A gallery, a museum and a castle are set within walking distance.

It lies only 350 meters away from Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art train station. 10 minutes' drive from Turnhouse airport.

Rooms

The Guards Hotel offers 12 guestrooms appointed with a wardrobe, complimentary Wi-Fi, ironing facilities, a sofa and climate control with all the sights of Edinburgh within easy access. The rooms come with private bathrooms with a hairdryer, a bathtub and terry bathrobes along with a fridge, an electric kettle and coffee/tea makers.

Eat & Drink

The Atelier Restaurant treats guests with European, British and Scottish meals and lies within 100 meters from the property.

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

Services

The venue offers shopping service, airport transfer and shoe shine.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the hotel rooms for free.

Guest Parking

No parking available.

Number of rooms:   12.

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Facilities

General

  • No smoking on site
  • No parking
  • Pets allowed
  • Rooms/ Facilities for disabled
  • No elevators
  • Coffee shop

Sports & Fitness

  • Golf course

Services

  • Laundry
  • Tours/Ticket assistance
  • Shops/Commercial services
  • 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
  • Sitting area
  • Dressing area
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Ironing facilities
  • Rollaway beds

Bathroom

  • Private bathroom
  • Bath/ Shower
  • Hair dryer

Self-catering

  • Electric kettle

Media

  • Flat-screen TV
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor

Policies

CHECK-IN / CHECK-OUT

Check-in from 2 pm FREE
Check-out until 10 am FREE

Children and extra beds

All children
0 - 2 years
Crib FREE
Existing bedding FREE
One child
3 - 6 years
Existing bedding FREE
There are no extra beds provided in a room. 
Maximum capacity of cribs and extra beds depends on the room you book. Please check room details before you make a reservation.

How to reach hotel

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Hotel Address:

Clifton Terrace 1, 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
  • 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  2 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  10 am
  • Number of rooms:
    12

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Rooms and availability

The Guards Hotel photos Room
Classic Double Room
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    2 Single beds or 1 Double bed

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  • General:Ironing facilities
  • Dressing area
  • Bathroom:Hair dryer
  • Dining:Electric kettle
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • Wake up service
The Guards Hotel photos Room
Triple Room
  • Max occupancy:

    3 persons

  • Bed type:

    Sleeping arrangements for 3 persons

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  • General:Ironing facilities
  • Dressing area
  • Bathroom:Hair dryer
  • Dining:Electric kettle
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • Wake up service
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Suite
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

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  • General:Ironing facilities
  • Dressing area
  • Bathroom:Hair dryer
  • Dining:Electric kettle
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • Wake up service
The Guards Hotel photos Room
Deluxe Twin Room
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    2 Single beds

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  • General:Ironing facilities
  • Dressing area
  • Bathroom:Hair dryer
  • Dining:Electric kettle
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • Wake up service
The Guards Hotel photos Room
Luxury Double Room
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Double bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Shower
    • Fireplace
    • + More
  • General:Work desk
  • Seating area
  • Ironing facilities
  • Dressing area
  • Wardrobe/closet
  • Carpeted floor
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Bath or shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathrobe
  • Toilet
  • Bedding:Sofa
  • Dining:Coffee/tea maker
  • Refrigerator
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • Wake up service
  • Radio

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What's nearby

Tourist attractions

  • Saint Mary's Cathedral200 m
  • The Grove Gallery200 m
  • cineworld500 m

Places of interest

  • Saint Mary's Cathedral100 m
  • Saint Mary's Episcopal Cathedral200 m
  • Scottish Widows Bank Plc500 m

Convention centers

  • EICC400 m

Sport related

  • Edinburgh Chess Club600 m

Amusement

  • Diane Pool Hall100 m
  • Laserquest100 m
  • Johnny's Entertainment & Amusement100 m
  • Colorsound200 m
  • Quicksilver600 m
  • Mecca Bingo Ltd600 m
  • Tenpin600 m
  • D B Amusements700 m
  • Filmhouse700 m
  • Odeon Edinburgh700 m

Parks

  • Fountain Park Leisure Complex600 m

Theaters

  • Filmhouse Cinema600 m
  • Usher Hall700 m
  • The Royal Lyceum Theatre Co700 m
  • Usher Hall700 m
  • Traverse Theatre700 m
  • Usher Hall700 m

Galleries

  • Scottish National Gallery Of Modern Art600 m

Local attractions

  • National Museum of Scotland1.6 km
    Chambers Street, Edinburgh
  • Writers' Museum1.5 km
    Lady Stair's Close, Edinburgh
  • George IV Bridge1.6 km
    Bank Street and Candlemaker Row, Edinburgh
  • Museum on the Mound1.5 km
    The Mound, Edinburgh
  • Greyfriars Church1.6 km
    Old Town, Edinburgh

Near the hotel

  • Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art One710 m
    75 Belford Road, Edinburgh
  • St Cuthbert's Church740 m
    Lothian Road, Edinburgh
  • The Royal Scots Dragoon Guards Museum1.1 km
    Edinburgh Castle, Edinburgh
  • Camera Obscura and World of Illusions1.4 km
    Castlehill, Edinburgh
  • Institut Francais D'Ecosse730 m
    13 Randolph Crescent, Edinburgh
  • National War Museum of Scotland1.1 km
    Edinburgh Castle, Edinburgh
  • George Heriot's School1.1 km
    8 Lauriston Place, Edinburgh

Restaurants nearby

  • The Atelier Restaurant70 m

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

    84% likes this, based on 175 reviews
    Cuisine: European
    Price Range: GBP 12 - GBP 25

  • Affogato680 m

    Address: 36 Queensferry Street

    86% likes this, based on 61 reviews

  • Indaba880 m

    Address: 3 Lochrin Terrace
    Phone: 0131 221 1554

    71% likes this, based on 443 reviews
    Price Range: GBP 12 - GBP 24

  • First Coast340 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 12 - GBP 20

  • Kanpai Sushi790 m

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

    81% likes this, based on 242 reviews
    Cuisine: Japanese
    Price Range: GBP 18 - GBP 24

Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  2 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  10 am
  • Number of rooms:
    12

Hotel Awards

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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:

Clifton Terrace 1, Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Get directions
City Center
  • Edinburgh
    1.9 km
Airports
  • Turnhouse (EDI)
    8.9 km
  • Dundee (DND)
    57.6 km
Train Stations
  • 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  2 pm
  • 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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