The Guards Hotel - Edinburgh

Clifton Terrace 1, Edinburgh, United Kingdom  show map
 3 stars
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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

Meeting facilities

Business center

Overview

Guards is a 3-star hotel offering a non-smoking accommodation not far from Our Dynamic Earth, National Museum of Scotland and The Edinburgh Dungeon.

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

Guests at The Guards Hotel are accommodated in rooms with a wardrobe, free wireless internet, an iron with ironing board, a work desk and climate control. They provide bathrooms with a hairdryer, a bathtub and terry bathrobes.

Eat & Drink

Serving European, British and Scottish specialties, The Atelier Restaurant is about 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 area for smoking, guests can make use of 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
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • 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

Media

  • Flat-screen TV
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor

Policies

Check-in

  • from  2 pm

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. 

Pets

  • Pets are allowed on request.

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

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    How to reach hotel

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    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

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    What's nearby

    Tourist attractions

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

    Places of interest

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

    • Filmhouse Cinema - 600 m
    • Usher Hall - 700 m
    • The Royal Lyceum Theatre Co - 700 m
    • Usher Hall - 700 m
    • Traverse Theatre - 700 m
    • Usher Hall - 700 m

    Galleries

    • Scottish National Gallery Of Modern Art - 600 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 25

    • 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 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 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 18 - GBP 24

    Hotel information
    • Check-in:
      from  2 pm
    • 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:

    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

    Use Badge