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
  • 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 estate's Oxygen Fitness Studios, from 7am to 9pm

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, 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 restaurant
  • In-house bar
  • Access to Oxygen Fitness Studios

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 charging 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.
Drinks on us at The Scholar!

Have you booked your stay at The Scholar directly with us? Smart choice! As a thank you, we are giving you a £15 credit for all your food & drink related cravings at The Brasserie and the Bar!

Our friendly receptionists will give you all the details when you check-in. Sláinte!

Applicable for any reservations booked on our fully flexible rates on stays between 1st October 2023 – 31st March 2024, excluding stays between 24th December – 1st January, subject to availability.

Celebration package

Make your celebration more memorable

A bottle of Prosecco
Box of chocolates
Full Scottish breakfast

Treat your loved ones with this package by simply using LOVE as the promo code*

*Please view our main offers page for full terms and conditions

Gift vouchers

Our monetary gift vouchers are the perfect way to treat family, friends, and colleagues.

Our vouchers are redeemable against hotel room bookings throughout the year at The Scott, The Scholar, and KM Hotel & Apartments, and also our Summer Stays at The University of Edinburgh which includes The Residences, Chancellors Court, and Holland House, located at The Pollock Estate from June to September.*

*Redeemable against room bookings only.

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Please enter the 'ENJOY' code and receive 15% discount from now until 23 December 2023!*

*Please view our main offers page for full terms and conditions

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