Located in Edinburgh’s vibrant Southside
Luxury bedrooms
Complimentary wifi
On-site parking with electric car charge points
Restaurant celebrating the best of Scottish produce
Our bar is the perfect place to unwind
18 Holyrood Park Road
EH16 5AY
Email: reservations@ed.ac.uk

Central Reservations: +44 (0) 131 651 2189

Situated in the beautifully green and peaceful Pollock Estate

  • 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

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 and 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, Arran Aromatics 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.



  • Mattresses by Elite™
  • Top of the range linen for your perfect night's sleep
  • Large TV with Freeview
  • Complimentary wifi
  • Safe for your valuables
  • Coffee/tea facilities
  • Free parking (limited spaces - first come, first served)
  • In-house Bistro
  • In-house Bar

Check In/Out

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


We offer free parking on site but have limited availability.
We also offer 18 free electric vehicle recharging points. (electric charging requires a 'Charge Places Scotland' card which can be borrowed from reception).


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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