Summary

Based at Pollock Halls at Holyrood Park, this varied B&B campus accommodation is close to the city centre.

Introduction

Baird House can offer you the ideal base from which to explore this fascinating city.  Based at Pollock Halls at Holyrood Park, this varied B&B campus accommodation is close to the city centre and parliament buildings.

The Bed & Breakfast accommodation lies within the shadow of Arthur's Seat, Edinburgh's ancient volcano, and close to the Royal Mile, Scottish Parliament and the Palace of Holyrood House Here at Pollock Halls we have over 2000 rooms ranging from double, twin or single ensuite to single standard.

Food and Drinks

Dining in The John McIntyre Centre, our stylish ground floor self-service restaurant, clients will enjoy fine local and global ingredients from a range of menus designed to suit your budget. The John McIntyre Conference Centre is located in the centre of the campus, about 5 minutes’ walk from each bedroom.

The bar at the Centre opens daily, offering snacks as well as a fine selection of beers, wines and malt whiskies.  Please ask at Reception on your arrival for further details.

Breakfast is served between 07.30am - 10.00am.

Lunch is served between 12.30pm  -  1.30pm.

Dinner is available between 6.00pm - 7.30pm.

Other facilities

Complimentary cabled internet access is available in all bedrooms. Free Wi-Fi is available in some areas on site.

Free car parking is available on a first come, first served basis only; unfortunately, spaces are limited and simply cannot guarantee they will always be available.

Coin-operated laundry facilities are available for guests to use. 

Luggage storage is available free of charge.

Summary

20th century buildings

Breakfast included

No smoking

Facilities

Free broadband access (wifi)

Shared gardens

Squash court

Children's cots

Children's highchairs

Luggage storage

24 hour security

Linen included

Towels included

Telephone

Food and Drinks

Restaurant

Cooked breakfast (included)

Lunch available (at additional cost)

Dinner available (at additional cost)

Bar

Nearby recreations

Recommended walks

Pub (walking distance)

Museums (walking distance)

Historic houses

Gardens

Golf course (a short drive)

Recommended restaurants (walking distance)

Theatre (walking distance)

Age restrictions

Minimum age 18

Baird House, Edinburgh - Reviews

4.4/5.0

Based on 339 reviews
Service 4.5
Rooms 4.1
Food 4.5
Website 4.3
Value 4.4
Overall Experience 4.4

As in previous years staying at Pollack Halls in August is good value, good facilities and excellent breakfast.
Ms Jennifer G

Excellent location in Edinburgh and value. Check in staff were very friendly and helpful. We have stayed in other university housing on our trips and this rates at the top! Would definitely stay there again. Thank you.
Mr Ian B

I will return
Mr Tony R

The reception staff was exceptional and I will stay there again. The breakfast was great and the room too.
Mrs Carol P

An efficiently run organisation within easy reach al Edinburgh will definitely come again and recommend to friends and family
Miss Jennifer H

I stayed for 5 nights during my 2 week Scotland visit. The dorms were fantastic, as was the reception - 24 hour service, and the breakfast in the cafeteria. I would totally recommend it to travelers.
Mrs carol P

The breakfast was excellent, I am gluten intolerant and there was so much choice. The accommodation was clean and comfortable and the staff helpful, a great place to stay when visiting Edinburgh
Miss Annette H

Cannot rate this high enough. Staff so friendly and helpful. Breakfast excellent. Was shocked when given a boxed breakfast upon leaving at 4am. Felt safe which was so important as I was traveling alone. Room clean and well maintained. Shower/toilet immaculate. The only negative...I had to fly home. Highly recommend and have already. Cannot thank YOU all enough
Mrs Elizabeth M B

I'm a regular visitor so know what to expect. Great value.
Mr Robert K

Great room, beautiful campus...staff very polite and efficient.
Ms Denise R

Travel Info

Address: The University of Edinburgh Accommodation Ltd, Edinburgh, EH16 5AY, United Kingdom

Check In: 14:00 (2:00pm) Onwards (arrivals normally allowed outside this window if your travel plans can't be adjusted)

Check Out: 00:00 (12:00am) - 10:30 (10:30am)

Check in: From 2.00pm.   Check out:  By 10.30am.

How to find us:

From City Centre: From Princes Street, on the shop side heading East, take a bus to the Royal Commonwealth Pool, Dalkeith Road (numbers 14, 30, 33, 86; £1.20 exact change only). From here, Pollock Halls is a short walk down Holyrood Park Road.

By Road: From the A720 City of Edinburgh Bypass, take A7 Old Dalkeith Road exit at the Sheriffhall Roundabout towards the City Centre. Continue straight for approximately 3 miles. Just past the Royal Commonwealth Pool at the lights, turn right onto Holyrood Park Road. Pollock Halls is the second turning on the right. Please note, that though parking is available, it is extremely limited and not guaranteed.

By Bus: From St. Andrews Bus Station a taxi to Pollock Halls will cost approximately £7 and take 5-10 minutes. Alternatively, proceed to Princes Street and on the shop side heading East take a bus to the Royal Commonwealth Pool, Dalkeith Road (numbers 14, 30, 33, 86; £1.20 exact change only). From here, Pollock Halls is a short walk down Holyrood Park Road.

By Rail: From Edinburgh's main railway station – Waverley, take a taxi to the Pollock Halls (cost approx. £7, 5-10 minute journey) or proceed to North Bridge and from the first bus stop heading south, take a bus to the Royal Commonwealth Pool, Dalkeith Road (numbers: 14, 30, 33, 86). From here, Pollock Halls is a short walk down Holyrood Park Road.

By Air: From Edinburgh Airport, for 2 or more passengers, we recommend a taxi for the 8 mile journey to Pollock Halls (cost approx. £17-20). Alternatively, take the Airport Shuttle Bus to the city terminal on Waverley Bridge (Adult: £5 open return, £3 single). From here take a taxi to the Pollock Halls (cost approx. £7, 5-10 minute journey) or proceed to North Bridge and from the first bus stop heading south, take a bus to the Royal Commonwealth Pool, Dalkeith Road (numbers: 14, 30, 33, 86). From here, Pollock Halls is a short walk down Holyrood Park Road.