Herald House Hotel - Edinburgh

Grove Street 70, Edinburgh, United Kingdom, EH38AP  show map
 3 stars
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Herald House Hotel - Edinburgh

Wi-Fi
Parking

GBP 12 per day

Luggage storage
24-hour

24-hour check-in

24-hour reception

Food/ Drinks

Bar/ Lounge area

Coffee/Tea in lobby

Restaurant buffet

Laundry

Self-service laundry

TV

Flat-screen TV

Elevator

Overview

Herald House Hotel is a 3-star property only 1200 meters from Edinburgh Castle, Edinburgh Zoo and The Museum of Edinburgh. Herald House Hotel has been welcoming guests to its comfortable rooms since 1900.

The city center is 20 minute walking distance from the hotel. A theater and a castle lie a short distance away.

The hotel is surrounded by a zoo and a stadium.

10 minutes' drive from Turnhouse airport and 20 minutes' walk to Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art train station.

Rooms

Herald House Hotel features 45 rooms across 4 floors. Some rooms have the city view. There are en suite bathrooms with a hairdryer, a bathtub and a shower along with a kettle and coffee/tea makers for self-catering.

Eat & Drink

Dining options include a free full Scottish breakfast served every morning. The small restaurant offers light meals. Guests can savor ales, whiskies and beers in the snack bar. Offering a variety of dishes, The Atelier Restaurant and Indaba are just about 450 meters away.

You can start your day with a full breakfast, which costs GBP 8.50 per person per night. 

Services

Herald House Hotel offers computer rental, a business centre and a meeting room along with room service, laundry and housekeeping.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for free.

Guest Parking

public parking is possible on site (reservation might be needed) at GBP 12 per day.

Year renovated:   2012.  Number of floors:   4.  Number of rooms:   45.

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Facilities

General

  • No smoking on site
  • Wi-Fi
  • Paid parking
  • Safe deposit box
  • 24-hour check-in
  • Limited time reception
  • Express check-in/ -out
  • No pets allowed
  • Rooms/ Facilities for disabled
  • Luggage storage
  • Allergy-free rooms
  • Elevator
  • Fireplace
  • Multilingual staff

Services

  • Room service
  • Housekeeping
  • Self-service laundry
  • Tours/Ticket assistance

Dining facilities

  • Paid breakfast
  • Restaurant buffet
  • Bar/ Lounge area
  • Coffee/Tea in lobby

Meeting facilities

  • Business center
  • Meeting/ Banquet facilities
  • Computer rental
  • Fax/Photocopying

Children's facilities

  • Cribs/ Baby cots

Leisure facilities

  • Garden area

Room view

  • City view

Room facilities

  • Air conditioning
  • Heating
  • Connecting rooms
  • Sitting area
  • Dressing area
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • In-room desk
  • Ironing facilities

Bathroom

  • Private bathroom
  • Bath/ Shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Room toiletries

Self-catering

  • Electric kettle

Bedroom

  • Premium bedding
  • Pillow top mattress
  • Fluffy down duvets
  • Down duvets

Media

  • Flat-screen TV
  • DVD player
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor

Policies

Check-in

  • from  3 pm

Check-out

  • until  11 am

Children and extra beds

  • All children under the age of 2 may stay free of charge when using existing bedding. 
  • All children under the age of 2 may stay for free in a crib. 
  • All children under the age of 18 may stay at the price of GBP 20 per person per night in an extra bed. 

Pets

  • Pets are not allowed.

How to reach hotel

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Hotel Address:

Grove Street 70, Edinburgh, United Kingdom, EH38AP

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City Center
  • Edinburgh
    1.7 km
Airports
  • Turnhouse (EDI)
    9.3 km
  • Dundee (DND)
    57.8 km
Train Stations
  • Edinburgh Waverley station
    1.8 km
  • Bus stop
    400 m
Restaurants
  • Indaba
    450 m
  • The Atelier Restaurant (cuisine: European)
    440 m
Ski areas
  • Midlothian Ski Centre
    1.3 km
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  3 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  11 am
  • Year renovated:
    2012
  • Number of floors:
    4
  • Number of rooms:
    45

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Rooms and availability

Herald House photos Exterior Hotel information
Small Double Room
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Double bed, 1 Single bed

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  • General:Internet access
  • Work desk
  • Dressing area
  • Wardrobe/closet
  • Carpeted floor
  • Telephone
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Hair dryer
  • Toilet
  • Dining:Electric kettle
  • Media:TV
  • iPod docking station
Room Description:

Standard|Double Small

Basic Double Room
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Double bed

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Herald House photos Room
Double Room
City view
  • Room size:

    16 m²

  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Double bed, 2 Single beds or 1 Double bed, 1 Single bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Shower
    • + More
  • General:Internet access
  • Safe deposit box
  • Work desk
  • Seating area
  • Dressing area
  • Wardrobe/closet
  • Carpeted floor
  • Connecting room
  • Trouser/pants press
  • Telephone
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Hair dryer
  • Toilet
  • Dining:Coffee/tea maker
  • Media:TV
  • Wake up service
  • iPod docking station
  • Radio
Room Description:

Standard|DOUBLE STANDARD

Herald House photos Room
Family Double Room
  • Room size:

    17 m²

  • Max occupancy:

    3 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Double bed, 1 Single bed

  • Check Prices
  • General:Internet access
  • Work desk
  • Seating area
  • Dressing area
  • Wardrobe/closet
  • Carpeted floor
  • Telephone
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Bath or shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Toilet
  • Dining:Electric kettle
  • Media:TV
  • Wake up service
  • iPod docking station
  • DVD player
  • Radio
Room Description:

Standard|Family Room Standard

Economy Double Room
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Double bed

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Room Description:

Standard|Economy Room

Herald House Location

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What's nearby

Tourist attractions

  • The Grove Gallery200 m
  • cineworld400 m

Places of interest

  • Scottish Widows Bank Plc300 m
  • Geoffrey Kiltmakers and Weavers600 m
  • Saint Mary's Episcopal Cathedral600 m
  • Saint Mary's Cathedral600 m

Convention centers

  • EICC300 m

Shopping areas

  • Alexander Leven400 m

Amusement

  • Mecca Bingo Ltd100 m
  • Johnny's Entertainment & Amusement400 m
  • Laserquest400 m
  • Odeon Edinburgh400 m
  • Gold Rush Amusements400 m
  • Diane Pool Hall400 m
  • cameo picturehouse400 m
  • Filmhouse400 m
  • Cameo Cinema Plc400 m
  • D B Amusements500 m
  • Tenpin500 m
  • Colorsound600 m

Parks

  • Fountain Park Leisure Complex500 m

Theaters

  • Filmhouse Cinema400 m
  • The Royal Lyceum Theatre Co500 m
  • Royal Lyceum Theatre500 m
  • King's Theatre500 m
  • Usher Hall600 m

Local attractions

  • The Edinburgh Dungeon1.6 km
    31 Market Street, Edinburgh
  • Church of St John the Evangelist1.6 km
    Princes Street, Edinburgh
  • St Cecilia's Hall Museum of Instruments1.7 km
    Corner of Cowgate and Niddry Street, Edinburgh
  • The Museum of Edinburgh1.6 km
    142 Canongate, Edinburgh
  • Massa1.6 km
    36-39 Market St. EdinburghScotland

Near the hotel

  • St Cuthbert's Church680 m
    Lothian Road, Edinburgh
  • National War Museum of Scotland890 m
    Edinburgh Castle, Edinburgh
  • Institut Francais D'Ecosse1.0 km
    13 Randolph Crescent, Edinburgh
  • The Scotch Whisky Experience1.1 km
    354 Castlehill, Edinburgh
  • George Heriot's School750 m
    8 Lauriston Place, Edinburgh
  • Camera Obscura and World of Illusions1.2 km
    Castlehill, Edinburgh
  • The Royal Scots Dragoon Guards Museum1.1 km
    Edinburgh Castle, Edinburgh

Restaurants nearby

  • Indaba450 m

    Address: 3 Lochrin Terrace
    Phone: 0131 221 1554

    72% likes this, based on 438 reviews
    Price Range: CAD 20 - CAD 39

  • First Coast520 m

    Address: 99 - 101 Dalry Road
    Phone: +44 (0)131 313 4404

    73% likes this, based on 369 reviews
    Cuisine: British, Scottish
    Price Range: CAD 19 - CAD 31

  • Passorn610 m

    Address: 23-23a Brougham Place
    Phone: 1312291537

    82% likes this, based on 387 reviews
    Cuisine: Thai

  • The Atelier Restaurant440 m

    Address: 159-161 Morrison Street
    Phone: 0131 629 1344

    96% likes this, based on 175 reviews
    Cuisine: European
    Price Range: CAD 22 - CAD 41

  • Kanpai Sushi580 m

    Address: 8-10 Grindlay Street
    Phone: 0131 228 1602

    75% likes this, based on 271 reviews
    Cuisine: Japanese
    Price Range: CAD 31 - CAD 41

Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  3 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  11 am
  • Year renovated:
    2012
  • Number of floors:
    4
  • Number of rooms:
    45

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Herald House Reviews

Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Herald House

Average guest rating

7.0out of 10
Very good
Based on 194 reviews

Guest reviews

  • Group of friends
    9.6

    Very clean and comfortable, good food, handy for the main shopping area's pleasant staff. single rooms with ensuite for guest's on there own are ideal,

    Very poor parking near hotel, in fact there was't any, unless you want to pay very high charges at a local car park.permit's for guests would be a good idea.

  • Older travelers
    7.4

    Helpful & friendly staff.

    Tables a bit "cramped" at breakfast

  • Older travelers
    7.4

    Friendly, comfortable, clean and good breakfast.

  • Family with children
    9.0

    Nice sized room & good tv reception. Good breakfast.

    Provide a map explaining parking facilities, driving instructions to & from pay lot to hotel, & a walking path to pay lot.

  • Single
    2.4

    I did not like the hotel at all

    the review in your website is not realistic next time I will not depend on your views in chossing a hotel to stay

  • Older travelers
    8.8

    The staff was outstanding. Peaches did a great job with breakfast.

    The matress was a tad hard, but otherwise fine.

  • Couple
    5.8

    Good and plentiful breakfast, staff was helpful and it's about a 15 minute walk to Castle Rock.

    It could definitely use some renovation. The room was slanted, the bed was okay at best and wallpaper was peeling off the walls. It seems it is the same it was 40 years ago and has not been updated since. As a young couple, we booked this hotel for our anniversary, but to be honest our hostel in the days before felt more luxurious (at less than a third of the price of Herald House).

  • Family with children
    7.8

    fair price in comparison to other options close to where we needed to be (castle) nice room, bunkbeds excellent

  • Group of friends
    5.8

    Stayed here at the beginning of July for one night as part of a hen party of 14. Good points are it's location is really good, 15-20 mins walk to Princess Street or the Royal Mile/Grass Market. Also in a quiet location, their is also a cash point on the corner of the street, and a Tesco express just around the corner. Staff are really friendly and very helpful, nothing is to much for them and the breakfast in the morning is pretty good too.

    Although the rooms are very clean, they are so dated and well walls and paintwork could do with being re-done. Room rates are very expensive for what it was, we had 2 tripples which were about £138 each and 4 doubles which were £108 each. I know Edinburgh is expensive, but for a 2 star rated hotel it is over priced. Wouldn't use this hotel again. Oh and the hotel bar (very loose term it was like a community center cafe) closes at about 9.00pm, we were sat having drinks before we went out and they actually put the shutter down whilst we were sat!!!

  • Single
    7.4

    convenient to bus stop and city center.

  • Single
    8.2

    The receptionist was friendly, helpful and efficient. The room was small but quiet, clean and comfortable, and had adequate hanging space. It had free coffee making facilities, but no free biscuits! Breakfast was as much as you wanted of things.

    Although wi-fi was available it wasn't free (I thought it was expensive).

  • Older travelers
    7.4

    Great breakfasts.Very helpful staff and tourism brochures. Good location within walking distance of major attractions.

    Ensuite was very small and shower door swing made it relatively unssafe to exit the shower.

  • Single
    6.6

    City centre of Edinburgh can be reached by foot

  • Single
    5.8

    Room and food - both basic. For example, very little choice at breadkfast, e.g. why no fresh fruit, or yoghurt, or decent bread?

  • Older travelers
    7.0

    hotel staff were friendly and polite very helpful and knowledgable about attractions buses and shopping trips

    wash hand basin was separate from en suite

How to reach hotel

hotel Herald House Hotel - Edinburgh Edinburgh location
Show big map »

Hotel Address:

Grove Street 70, Edinburgh, United Kingdom, EH38AP

Get directions
City Center
  • Edinburgh
    1.7 km
Airports
  • Turnhouse (EDI)
    9.3 km
  • Dundee (DND)
    57.8 km
Train Stations
  • Edinburgh Waverley station
    1.8 km
  • Bus stop
    400 m
Restaurants
  • Indaba
    450 m
  • The Atelier Restaurant (cuisine: European)
    440 m
Ski areas
  • Midlothian Ski Centre
    1.3 km
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  3 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  11 am
  • Year renovated:
    2012
  • Number of floors:
    4
  • Number of rooms:
    45

Hotel Awards

UKHOTEL AWARDSRecommendedEdinburghHerald House

According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as
Hotels Recommended by Guests in United Kingdom

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