Herald House Hotel - Edinburgh

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

Free Wi-Fi

Free Wi-Fi in rooms

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

The charming 3-star Herald House is set in an entertainment area minutes away from The Edinburgh Dungeon, Real Mary King's Close and Festival Theatre. Founded in 1900, the hotel underwent a renovation in 2012.

Herald House is 20 minutes' walk from the center of Edinburgh. There are a zoo and a stadium in the area.

Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art train station is a 20-minute walk from the property. The hotel lies 10 km away from Turnhouse airport.

Rooms

Herald House offers 45 comfortable rooms with modern bathrooms featuring a hairdryer, a bathtub and a shower. Some rooms overlook the city. The rooms are designed with Victorian décor and have carpet floors.

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. Indaba treats guests with Thai dishes and is just 450 meters away.

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

Services

Residents will benefit from 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
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Paid off-site parking
  • On-site 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 available

Leisure facilities

  • Garden area

Room view

  • City view

Room facilities

  • Free Wi-Fi in rooms
  • 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

Bedroom

  • Premium bedding
  • Pillow top mattress
  • Fluffy 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. 

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Hotel Address:

Grove Street 70, Edinburgh, United Kingdom, EH38AP

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City Center
  • Edinburgh
    1.1 mi
Airports
  • Turnhouse (EDI)
    5.8 mi
  • Dundee (DND)
    35.9 mi
Train Stations
  • Scottish National Gallery Of Modern Art
    4000 ft
  • Edinburgh Waverley station
    1.1 mi
  • Bus stop
    1400 ft
Restaurants
  • Indaba
    1500 ft
  • The Atelier Restaurant (cuisine: European)
    1500 ft
Ski areas
  • Midlothian Ski Centre
    4400 ft
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 Room Single Room
Single Room
Bed type: 1 Single bed
Size: 175 sq. feet
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The room with moderate decorations offers a Single bed, work desk, private bathroom with all necessary amenities.

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    Herald House photos Room Double Room
    Double Room
    Bed type: Double bed
    Size: 175 sq. feet
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    The room with moderate decorations offers a Double bed, work desk, private bathroom with all necessary amenities.

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      Herald House photos Room Twin Room
      Twin Room
      Bed type: King-size bed or King-size bed or Twin beds or Double bed
      Size: 175 sq. feet
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      The room with moderate decorations offers two Single beds, work desk, private bathroom with all necessary amenities.

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        How to reach hotel

        hotel Herald House Hotel - Edinburgh Edinburgh location
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        Hotel Address:

        Grove Street 70, Edinburgh, United Kingdom, EH38AP

        Get directions
        City Center
        • Edinburgh
          1.1 mi
        Airports
        • Turnhouse (EDI)
          5.8 mi
        • Dundee (DND)
          35.9 mi
        Train Stations
        • Scottish National Gallery Of Modern Art
          4000 ft
        • Edinburgh Waverley station
          1.1 mi
        • Bus stop
          1400 ft
        Restaurants
        • Indaba
          1500 ft
        • The Atelier Restaurant (cuisine: European)
          1500 ft
        Ski areas
        • Midlothian Ski Centre
          4400 ft
        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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        UKHOTEL AWARDSRecommendedEdinburghHerald House

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        What's nearby

        Tourist attractions

        • The Grove Gallery - 700 ft
        • Filmhouse Cinema - 1400 ft
        • cineworld - 1400 ft
        • Royal Lyceum Theatre - 1700 ft

        Places of interest

        • Scottish Widows Bank Plc - 1000 ft
        • Geoffrey Kiltmakers and Weavers - 2000 ft
        • Saint Mary's Episcopal Cathedral - 2000 ft
        • Saint Mary's Cathedral - 2000 ft

        Convention centers

        Shopping areas

        • Alexander Leven - 1400 ft

        Amusement

        • Mecca Bingo Ltd - 400 ft
        • Johnny's Entertainment & Amusement - 1400 ft
        • Laserquest - 1400 ft
        • Odeon Edinburgh - 1400 ft
        • Gold Rush Amusements - 1400 ft
        • Diane Pool Hall - 1400 ft
        • cameo picturehouse - 1400 ft
        • Filmhouse - 1400 ft
        • Cameo Cinema Plc - 1400 ft
        • D B Amusements - 1700 ft
        • Tenpin - 1700 ft
        • Colorsound - 2000 ft

        Parks

        • Fountain Park Leisure Complex - 1700 ft

        Theaters

        • The Royal Lyceum Theatre Co - 1700 ft
        • King's Theatre - 1700 ft
        • Usher Hall - 2000 ft

        Local attractions

        • The Edinburgh Dungeon - 5100 ft
          31 Market Street, Edinburgh
        • Church of St John the Evangelist - 1.0 mi
          Princes Street, Edinburgh
        • St Cecilia's Hall Museum of Instruments - 1.0 mi
          Corner of Cowgate and Niddry Street, Edinburgh
        • The Museum of Edinburgh - 5200 ft
          142 Canongate, Edinburgh
        • Massa - 1.0 mi
          36-39 Market St. EdinburghScotland

        Near the hotel

        • St Cuthbert's Church - 2300 ft
          Lothian Road, Edinburgh
        • National War Museum of Scotland - 3000 ft
          Edinburgh Castle, Edinburgh
        • Institut Francais D'Ecosse - 3300 ft
          13 Randolph Crescent, Edinburgh
        • The Scotch Whisky Experience - 3800 ft
          354 Castlehill, Edinburgh
        • George Heriot's School - 2500 ft
          8 Lauriston Place, Edinburgh
        • Camera Obscura and World of Illusions - 3900 ft
          Castlehill, Edinburgh
        • The Royal Scots Dragoon Guards Museum - 3500 ft
          Edinburgh Castle, Edinburgh

        Restaurants nearby

        • Indaba - 1500 ft

          Address: 3 Lochrin Terrace
          Phone: 0131 221 1554

          72% likes this, based on 438 reviews
          Price Range: USD 17 - USD 32

        • First Coast - 1800 ft

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

          73% likes this, based on 369 reviews
          Cuisine: British, Scottish
          Price Range: USD 16 - USD 26

        • Passorn - 2100 ft

          Address: 23-23a Brougham Place
          Phone: 1312291537

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

        • The Atelier Restaurant - 1500 ft

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

          96% likes this, based on 175 reviews
          Cuisine: European
          Price Range: USD 18 - USD 34

        • Kanpai Sushi - 2000 ft

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

          75% likes this, based on 271 reviews
          Cuisine: Japanese
          Price Range: USD 26 - USD 34

        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
          1.1 mi
        Airports
        • Turnhouse (EDI)
          5.8 mi
        • Dundee (DND)
          35.9 mi
        Train Stations
        • Scottish National Gallery Of Modern Art
          4000 ft
        • Edinburgh Waverley station
          1.1 mi
        • Bus stop
          1400 ft
        Restaurants
        • Indaba
          1500 ft
        • The Atelier Restaurant (cuisine: European)
          1500 ft
        Ski areas
        • Midlothian Ski Centre
          4400 ft
        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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