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

 Meeting facilities

Business center

 No Smoking

Non-smoking rooms

 Child-friendly

Cribs available

 Pets

Pets allowed

Overview

Guards is located in the center of Newington district next to National Museum of Scotland and The Museum of Edinburgh.

The hotel is ideally placed minutes away from Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art train station. The property is about 500 meters away from Edinburgh Castle, Scottish National Gallery and EICC.

Nearby points of interest include galleries, museums and the castle.

Guards lies within a 20-minute walk from the center of Edinburgh. It takes about 10 minutes to get to Turnhouse airport by car.

Rooms

Some of the non-smoking hotel rooms feature a wardrobe, free Wi-Fi, an iron with ironing board, a work desk and a sofa as well as a fridge, an electric kettle and coffee/tea makers. They also comprise shared bathrooms appointed with dressing gowns, a shower and a hairdryer.

Eat & Drink

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

Services

There are car rental services on site.

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

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/Extra bed
  • 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 hours

Check-Out

  • until 02:00-11:00 hours

Children and extra beds

  • One child under the age of 6 may stay free of charge when using existing bedding. 
  • All children under the age of 2 may stay for free in a crib. 

How to reach hotel

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Hotel Address:

1 Clifton Terrace , Edinburgh, United Kingdom

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City Center
  • Edinburgh
    1.9km
Airports
Train Stations
  • Edinburgh Waverley station
    1.9km
  • Bus stop
    600 m
Restaurants
  • The Atelier Restaurant (cuisine: European)
    70 m
  • First Coast (cuisine: British, Scottish)
    340 m
Ski areas
  • Midlothian Ski Centre
    1.3km
Hotel information
  • Check-In:
    from 14:00-22:00 hours
  • Check-Out:
    until 02:00-11:00 hours
  • Number of rooms:
    12

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Rooms and availability

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Bed type: Double Bed or Double or Twin beds
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This room features a flat-screen TV and tea and coffee making facilities. It can be set up as either a double or a twin room, please indicate your bedding preference at the time of booking using the Special Request Box.

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    Bed type: 1 Double and 1 Single bed or Triple
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      Bed type: Double Bed
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        Bed type: 1 Twin bed or 2 Single beds or Twin beds
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        Free Wi-Fi features in this room.

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          Luxury Double Room
          Bed type: Double Bed
          Size: 13m2
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          • Shower
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          This room has a seating area and a bathrobe.

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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
              1.9km
            Airports
            Train Stations
            • Edinburgh Waverley station
              1.9km
            • Bus stop
              600 m
            Restaurants
            • The Atelier Restaurant (cuisine: European)
              70 m
            • First Coast (cuisine: British, Scottish)
              340 m
            Ski areas
            • Midlothian Ski Centre
              1.3km
            Hotel information
            • Check-In:
              from 14:00-22:00 hours
            • Check-Out:
              until 02:00-11:00 hours
            • Number of rooms:
              12

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            What's nearby

            Tourist attractions

            • The Grove Gallery - 200 m
            • Saint Mary's Cathedral - 200 m
            • cineworld - 500 m

            Places of interest

            • Saint Mary's Cathedral - 100 m
            • Saint Mary's Episcopal Cathedral - 200 m
            • Edinburgh World Heritage Trust - 800 m
            • Geoffrey Kiltmakers and Weavers - 800 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
            • Filmhouse - 700 m
            • Odeon Edinburgh - 700 m
            • D B Amusements - 700 m
            • Gold Rush Amusements - 800 m

            Historical sites

            • Dean Village - 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
            • Royal Lyceum Theatre - 700 m

            Galleries

            • Dean Gallery - 800 m

            Local Attractions

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

            Near the hotelNear 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 - 1.1km
              Edinburgh Castle, Edinburgh
            • Camera Obscura and World of Illusions - 1.4km
              Castlehill, Edinburgh
            • Institut Francais D'Ecosse - 730 m
              13 Randolph Crescent, Edinburgh
            • National War Museum of Scotland - 1.1km
              Edinburgh Castle, Edinburgh
            • George Heriot's School - 1.1km
              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 25

            • Affogato - 680 m

              Address: 36 Queensferry Street

              86% likes this, based on 61 reviews
              Cuisine: Dessert, Coffee Shop, Ice Cream

            • Indaba - 880 m

              Address: 3 Lochrin Terrace
              Phone: 0131 221 1554

              71% likes this, based on 443 reviews
              Cuisine: Tapas
              Price Range: GBP 13 - GBP 24

            • 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 20

            • 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 18 - GBP 24

            Hotel information
            • Check-In:
              from 14:00-22:00 hours
            • Check-Out:
              until 02:00-11:00 hours
            • 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

            Individual 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
              1.9km
            Airports
            Train Stations
            • Edinburgh Waverley station
              1.9km
            • Bus stop
              600 m
            Restaurants
            • The Atelier Restaurant (cuisine: European)
              70 m
            • First Coast (cuisine: British, Scottish)
              340 m
            Ski areas
            • Midlothian Ski Centre
              1.3km
            Hotel information
            • Check-In:
              from 14:00-22:00 hours
            • Check-Out:
              until 02:00-11:00 hours
            • 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

            Use Badge