We stayed at Chancellors Court during a weekend visit to Edinburgh; we were only really looking for a bed for the night but I must say that every expectation was exceeded. The room was perfect for our needs and the bathroom contained everything we needed. The staff were lovely and accommodating, we called reception to ask for the local taxi firm number and they volunteered to call them and arrange our taxi. A very courteous welcome was received when we returned from our night out at 3am! Breakfast was excellent, everything I could think of was there and it certainly helped to ease my tender condition. I usually visit Edinburgh every year for the Military Tattoo, I will certainly be staying here when I return
Cheerful, Simple Good Food at a price...
gardaconverton 30/08/2016 16:15
I have stayed in Uni accommodation before but £130 per night for a twin room with breakfast, is a little steep. However, it served us well as we were there for a long weekend at the Fringe. Now in the summer there is a lot going on and no doubt that contributes to the university being able to charge higher rates - I don't have a problem with that as I also work for a university. Take advantage while you can. The rooms are basic en suite and somewhere to rest your head which is exactly what we wanted. Rooms are plain, have TV and tea/coffee tray. It is not 5*,4* or possibly 3* but it serves a purpose. All the staff are very pleasant and chatty when required - not over the top. The breakfast is very good. Lots of choice, porridge, continental and cooked breakfasts all offered in a buffet style. Quite a few of the military people performing at the Tattoo also stay here which is interesting. Catch the bus into town or walk.... takes 25 minutes at a steady pace to the Royal Mile. Arthurs seat is just out the back and it is nice to take a stroll up there for the view. Loads and loads to do but we concentrated on the Fringe. It is also nice and quiet being on the outskirts of town.
Better than expected
DazedByTheLighton 28/08/2015 11:34
I was dreading my visit based upon some of the prior reviews. I was therefore pleasantly surprised to be allocated a modern block (John Burnett House), a large twin room with beds on either ends, and a nice common room with flatscreen TV which we had to ourselves. There were some great breakfast options, with even gluten free items being available, though there most have been more than 200 people there!
Small complaints were that there was no towel rail in the bathroom and the heavy curtains didn't quite close leaving a chink for light to get through.
uklarkaon 25/08/2015 10:27
We were lucky and placed at John Burnett House which was only built in 2009. The twin en suite rooms were clean and spacious. Tea and coffee was provided. There was a nice common room and laundry facilities. Buffet breakfast had good choice and variety. Check out is 10.30am and there's free parking. Good location.
Well-run simple accommodation in a great location
CheshireGenealogiston 02/08/2015 12:37
We stayed at Pollock Halls as part of a family gathering, and found it was excellent for this purpose. Bear in mind that this is NOT a conventional hotel, and it is best not to judge it in that category. It is high-quality student accommodation made available out of term time for holiday makers, academic conferences and groups. The rooms were a good size, with lots of storage and a good en suite shower room. The facilities available in our block included a pantry with sitting area and working fridges and microwave which were well used by our party. Laundry facilities were also available. The highlight for those booked on B&B packages were the breakfasts: a good range of excellent quality food - as much as you could eat. The coffee was fresh ground; the eggs free range with lots of fruit, yoghourt and muesli for those who wanted a healthy breakfast. You could also have haggis, black pudding, bacon and sausages for those who were less concerned. Facilities on the Pollock Halls site were excellent, including: - Taxis at the door, or just a few minutes wait away - Helpful check-in staff who gave great advice - Shop onsite with snacks and toiletries - Bar where light meals are served for much of the day - Well located for buses and public transport - Short walk to Princes Street and tourist attractions. - Free fast wifi throughout
Overall, straightforward, good value accommodation, with excellent staff, in a prime location,