The Guards Hotel - Edinburgh

1 Clifton Terrace, Edinburgh, United Kingdomshow map
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GoodBased on  69 reviews
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Overview

The Guards Hotel is a 3-star property in Haymarket district of Edinburgh close to pubs and restaurants.

Guests can get to Edinburgh Castle in 15 minutes on foot. A 20-minute walk to the center of Edinburgh.

The Guards Hotel is set close to a castle, a gallery and a museum as well as Scottish National Gallery, which is 1450 meters away.

The Guards Hotel is set a 15-minute drive from Turnhouse airport.

Rooms

The Guards Hotel has 12 guestrooms appointed with complimentary Wi-Fi, climate control, ironing facilities, a wardrobe and a work desk and provides ideal lodging in Edinburgh. There are private bathrooms with a bathtub, a hairdryer and terry bathrobes along with an electric kettle, coffee/tea makers and a fridge for self-catering.

Eat & Drink

Offering European, British and Scottish dishes, The Atelier Restaurant is a 5-minute walk away.

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

Services

Guests can take advantage of currency exchange, a designated smoking area and an elevator.

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
Free Wi-Fi

Free Wi-Fi in rooms

Parking
Luggage storage
24-hour services

24-hour reception

Food/ Drinks

Bar/ Lounge area

TV

Flat-screen TV

Elevator

Lift

Kitchen facilities

Electric kettle

Sports & Fitness

  • Golf course

Services

  • Shoe shine service

Dining

  • Bar/ Lounge area

Room features

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

Self-catering

  • Electric kettle

Media

  • Flat-screen TV

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor
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Good to know
Check-infrom 14:00-22:00FREECheck-outuntil 10 amFREE
Children & extra bedsOne child0 - 6 yearsExisting beddingFREE
PetsPets are allowed on request.
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Location
  • Nearby
  • Restaurants
  • City landmarks
Scott MonumentScott Monument3300 ft
Saint Mary's CathedralSaint Mary's Cathedral400 ft
EICCEICC1400 ft
D B AmusementsD B Amusements2300 ft
Dean GalleryDean Gallery2700 ft
Princes Street GardensPrinces Street Gardens3000 ft
Royal Lyceum TheatreRoyal Lyceum Theatre2700 ft
King's TheatreKing's Theatre3000 ft
Scottish National Gallery Of Modern ArtScottish National Gallery Of Modern Art2000 ft
Charlotte Square Charlotte Square 2800 ftWest end of George Street 40 Charlotte Square
Camera Obscura and World of IllusionsCamera Obscura and World of Illusions4500 ftCastlehill The Royal Mile
Royal Mile Royal Mile 4900 ftRoyal Mile
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The Atelier RestaurantThe Atelier Restaurant300 ft159-161 Morrison Street
First CoastFirst Coast1200 ft99 - 101 Dalry Road
AffogatoAffogato2300 ft36 Queensferry Street
Kanpai SushiKanpai Sushi2700 ft8-10 Grindlay Street
IndabaIndaba3000 ft3 Lochrin Terrace
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Edinburgh CastleEdinburgh Castle4600 ft
Arthurs SeatArthurs Seat1.4 mi
Edinburgh ZooEdinburgh Zoo2.0 mi
The Royal Yacht BrittaniaThe Royal Yacht Brittania2.9 mi
Gray Line ToursGray Line Tours3.0 mi
Canongate KirkCanongate Kirk1.3 mi
Edinburgh DungeonsEdinburgh Dungeons1.6 mi
Holyrood ParkHolyrood Park1.7 mi
Edinburgh Military TattooEdinburgh Military Tattoo5000 ft
National Museum of ScotlandNational Museum of Scotland1.1 miChambers Street
Nelson MonumentNelson Monument1.3 miCalton Hill
Palace of Holyroodhouse Palace of Holyroodhouse 1.8 miCanongate
Royal Yacht BritanniaRoyal Yacht Britannia2.9 miOcean Terminal
Craigmillar CastleCraigmillar Castle3.3 miCraigmillar Castle Road
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Getting around
Airports
Turnhouse (EDI)5.5 mi
Leuchars (ADX)32.4 mi
Train
Edinburgh Waverley station1.2 mi
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Reviews
6.6
GoodBased on  69  reviews
  • 6.6
    Good

    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!

  • 5.0
    Guest rating

    Staff very friendly, great location

    Room too small for a wardrobe - how bizarre!

  • 4.2
    Guest rating

    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.

  • 7.8
    Fabulous

    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.

  • 5.0
    Guest rating

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

  • 9.4
    Exceptional

    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.

  • 5.0
    Guest rating

    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.

  • 8.2
    Fabulous

    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.

  • 7.4
    Very good

    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.

  • 5.8
    Guest rating

    Conveniently located just opposite Heymarket railway station.

  • 5.0
    Guest rating

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

  • 7.0
    Very good

    Good Budget Hotel, staff were very friendly.

  • 10.0
    Exceptional

    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.

  • 5.0
    Guest rating

    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.

  • 7.0
    Very good

    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.

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Highlights
7
GoodBased on  69 reviews
Hotel Awards

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

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Good to know
Check-infrom 14:00-22:00FREECheck-outuntil 10 amFREE
Children & extra bedsOne child0 - 6 yearsExisting beddingFREE
PetsPets are allowed on request.
Cancellation
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Getting around
Airports
Turnhouse (EDI)5.5 mi
Leuchars (ADX)32.4 mi
Train
Edinburgh Waverley station1.2 mi
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