The Scholar
18 Holyrood Park Road
EH16 5AY

Central Reservations:

+44 (0) 131 651 2189

Hotel Reception:

+44 (0) 131 651 2198

Group Enquiries:

For groups of more than 15 people, for travel trade queries or to negotiate corporate rates

Getting here


The Scholar can be accessed from Princes Street to the Royal Commonwealth Pool with Lothian Bus 30 or 33. Contactless cards, Apple Pay or Google Pay accepted or the exact fare when paying with cash.

For further information please visit Lothian Buses website.


The Scholar is 1.2 miles from Edinburgh Waverley, our main station. A taxi or bus will take approx. 10 minutes. More information on Edinburgh Waverley can be found HERE.

By road

If you're coming to Edinburgh from the South, take the A720; City of Edinburgh Bypass, then take the A7 Old Dalkeith Road exit at the Sheriffhall Roundabout going towards the City Centre. Continue ahead for approx. 3 miles. Turn right at the The Royal Commonwealth Pool. Turn right onto Holyrood Park Road, and follow signage for The Scholar Hotel.

Complimentary parking (subject to availability).

Please be aware that from 1st June 2024 Edinburgh operates a Low Emission Zone (LEZ) to improve air quality in the city centre. You can quickly check if your vehicle meets the LEZ standards using the online tool provided by the City of Edinburgh Council. Some vehicles, such as those with disabled badges or blue badges, may be exempt. We recommend checking your vehicle's compliance before your stay to avoid any penalties.
For further information, please visit the City of Edinburgh Council website.

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