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 394 reviews
Service 4.5
Rooms 4.1
Food 4.6
Website 4.3
Value 4.4
Overall Experience 4.4

Great overall experience of staying at Pollock halls Edinburgh university, we found the university great for our stay to go to see shows at the fringe festival at Pleasance which is only a mile away. the other big venue George square about 15 minutes from Pleasance. First time sharing bathroom facilities but everything was very clean and turned out to be a good experience which I will try again, food at breakfast was excellent with a wide choice of food available, Loved it. Well done Edinburgh university.
Mr ARTHUR B

Very pleased with my whole experience of my stay at Baird House. Reception staff were welcoming and helpful. Breakfasts were a delight and serving staff guided me in the right direction as required. Accommodation was clean and tidy with plenty of space to store my belongings. My thanks to all concerned.
Mr Ken T

Great value for money. Room very comfortable and super to have ensuite. Breakfast was tasty with lots of choice. The staff from booking in to cleaners and serving staff were all outstanding. Thank you.
Mrs Denise B

Friendly and helpful staff, great breakfast
Ms Barbara J

The staff was wonderful, very helpful. The rooms were clean and comfortable. Walking th the city center was no problem, location very good. We were there with our adult children and it was splendid to have our own rooms, a little quieter for us all... snoring...
Mrs Robin M

Will definitely be booking again.
Miss Diana W

The staff in the Reception area was very friendly and extremely helpful.The room was clean and just as described. Breakfast was GREAT —huge selection of well prepared food. I enjoyed popping into the convenience store and I had a good pub meal in the bar. WiFi worked well and I walked to the central city each day — very convenient. I would highly recommend staying here.
Ms Barbara T

Wonderful location, room clean and comfortable; breakfast delicious. All staff friendly and helpful - will definitely be returning
Miss Barbara B

Great stay! Would totally recommend to others traveling to the area!
Miss Lauren B

I totally enjoyed my stay. The coolest place i have stayed in. Its even more special in the mornings eating superb breakfast. Love it defo be coming back and only a short minutes away from the location. Staff are brilliant. Keep up the good work.
Mr Christopher A

Travel Info

Address: Baird House, Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland, EdinburghEH16 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)

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.