Located in Edinburgh’s vibrant Southside
Luxury bedrooms
Complimentary wifi
On-site parking with ChargePlace Scotland electric car charge points
The Brasserie restaurant serving locally sourced Scottish produce
Our bar is the perfect place to unwind
Dog friendly
18 Holyrood Park Road
EH16 5AY
Email: reservations@ed.ac.uk

Central Reservations: +44 (0) 131 651 2189
  • A short stroll to Arthur’s Seat, Holyrood Park and The Meadows
  • In Edinburgh’s vibrant Southside
  • Luxury bedrooms
  • Good transport links
  • Free parking (limited spaces - first come, first served) and access for coaches
  • Electric car charging points
  • Complimentary access to the Pleasance Sports Complex & Gym
  • Best 4* Hotel in Eastern Scotland 2024

Located in the leafy Southside of Edinburgh, in the beautiful grounds of the Pollock Estate, The Scholar is a newly refurbished hotel within walking distance of all of the city’s world famous landmarks.

We take a serious approach to quality and comfort. All of the bedrooms in The Scholar are luxurious and feature large beds, Elite mattresses, and quality linen to ensure the best possible night’s sleep. All rooms also include a TV with a whole host of channels, award winning Novus tea and cafetiere coffee, and a desk with ample work space. Our large bathrooms include rainfall showers, Laura Thomas toiletries and fluffy towels.

The hotel’s contemporary restaurant, bar and garden dining area proudly serve the highest quality breakfast, lunch and dinner. We focus on using locally sourced Scottish ingredients, from Stornoway black pudding at breakfast to serving Holyrood Gin from our neighbouring distillery, allowing you to sample Edinburgh’s excellent food and drink scene without needing to leave the hotel.

If you are seeking inspiration for what to do, the local Southside neighbourhood buzzes with small restaurants, bars and an eclectic mix of independent shops. Our friendly staff are always on hand to help and share their top tips on the best places to explore.

We are proud to have won the top prize in Best 4* Hotel East Scotland category and placed Highly Recommended for Best Hotel Team and Best City Hotel categories at the 2024 Scottish Hotel Awards (Prestige).

We understand that dogs are part of the family, which is why we are delighted to accommodate them. We kindly request guests who plan to bring their furry friends along to notify us by emailing reservations@ed.ac.uk after booking online. Please note that charges apply.



  • Mattresses by Elite™
  • Top of the range linen for your perfect night's sleep
  • Large TV with Freeview
  • Complimentary wifi
  • Safe for your valuables
  • Free parking (limited spaces - first come, first served)
  • In-house restaurant
  • In-house bar
  • Complimentary access to Pleasance Sports Complex & Gym
  • Award winning Novus teas and OPAL capsule coffee machine

Check In/Out

Check-in is from 15:00. Check-out is 11:00.


We offer free parking on site but have limited availability.
Charges apply to our 18 electric vehicle charging points (electric charging requires a 'ChargePlace Scotland' app).


The hotel is located at the foot of Holyrood Park and Arthur’s Seat and a short walk to all the main Edinburgh tourist attractions and historic Royal Mile.

The Royal Commonwealth Pool is next door, providing gym, swim and leisure facilities which can be accessed for a drop-in fee.
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