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Pollock Halls - Edinburgh First

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Alnwick, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 October 2016

This is my fourth visit to stay at Pollock Halls during the Festival in August when of course, prices for accommodation in Edinburgh can be astronomic. I haven't yet been disappointed and all the Hall buildings appear to be designed and furnished in a similar comfortable style. There is an excellent booking-in Welcome Centre and sensible security controlled access system... More 

Thank Peter2305
Canberra, Australia
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58 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

Good value accommodation in Edinburgh where room prices are crazy especially during festivals. Student room was cozy with ample cupboard space, desk, kettle with complementary tea/coffee, lots of power-points, and sink. Bed was not the most comfortable though. Was not an issue getting a shared shower as there're plenty on each floor. Each block has coin operated laundry facilities which... More 

Thank James A
2 reviews
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Reviewed 17 September 2016

Recently, I was searching for self-cater property in the Edinburgh area, to be on-hand for the new Borders Railway, amongst other things. I know I had passed over the Pollock Halls, thinking this was not an appropriate set-up for me. However, searching for suitable small scale accommodation, at a realistic price, I was lead back to this situation - essentially... More 

Thank David W
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4 reviews
Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

I was for 2 nights in the pollock halls - unfortunately my luggage was lost by flight. The stay in pollock halls was great. The rooms will have all what you need (bed, tv, bathroom, space enough for yourself). The english breakfast is very delicious and the reception is always kind and look well on theyr guests. Whenever i search... More 

Thank Benjamin D
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

At first we were a little skeptical about staying in a student halls! However, everything about our short stay was fantastic. The staff were friendly and helpful. The rooms were clean, perfectly adequate and a lot cheaper than the competition. Breakfast was included, offering a huge selection of fruit, cereals, cooked food, coffee, tea and juices. Def recommended and would... More 

Thank James W
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61 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 September 2016

This conference accommodation center is huge. Rooms are basic and devoid of anything pretty, but they serve their function. The staff is just great and very service minded. The room was quite dusty, which triggered my astma

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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 5 September 2016

I was in Chancellor's Court on the first floor. The staff were kind and helpful, especially the employees in the cafeteria. I stayed there with my 16 month old child and every day at breakfast, someone brought us a child seat without ever having to ask for one. They offered to help me carry my tray, and went above and... More 

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Berlin, Germany
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5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 September 2016

The huge compound which is a students residence of Edinburgh University is turned into a kind of first-class hostel when the summer vacations are on. Then they host international travellers and groups such as from a Scottish Royal Regiment on whatever mission. The hostel is run in an extremely efficient way with a 24-hour reception in a large hall with... More 

Thank jcb585
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 September 2016 via mobile

We've stayed here for the Fringe twice now and both times we've found that the room is sufficient for a short stay with tea/ coffee, toiletries (eg soap etc) and comfy beds. The breakfast is also brilliant because you can have as much as you want (so you don't have to get lunch) and a wide variety from cooked breakfast... More 

Thank Charlie B
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 August 2016

It cost about £40 a night - staying in student halls. The room was fine - basic, smelled a bit but it was ok. The staff are very friendly and helpful and the grounds and amenities are really good. There is a shop and the food in the bar/restaurant was good. Cant complain at the price and the rooms are... More 

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Pollock Halls is the perfect choice for larger groups and budget travellers visiting during the spring and summer. Our campus accommodation offers good value in a great location and you can look forward to a hearty breakfast in the Restaurant @ JMCC. Servery lunch and dinner are also available during the summer months. The cafe bar @ JMCC serves good food, fine wine, beers and spirits. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Pollock Halls - Edinburgh First

Address: 18 Holyrood Park Rd., University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh EH165AY, Scotland
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Edinburgh
Price Range: $132 - $806 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Pollock Halls - Edinburgh First 3*
Number of rooms: 1800
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Pollock Halls - Edinburgh First Hotel Edinburgh
First Hotel Edinburgh
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“nice views from rooms overlooking Arthur's Seat area.”
 of 5 bubbles Peter2305, 12 Oct 2016 | Read review
“OK, room didn't have best outlook, even from 3rd floor; not too critical for Summer visit - might be worth considering overall.”
 of 5 bubbles davidwP6351QN, 17 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Ask for a room adjacent to or opposite bathroom if shared facility.”
 of 5 bubbles Annio_7, 24 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Keep the map you're given of the halls”
 of 5 bubbles eekie1979, 22 Aug 2016 | Read review
“At the end of the corridor if you want to minimise noise from people going to the bathrooms.”
 of 5 bubbles Bookish13, 16 Aug 2016 | Read review
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