US$83 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in 4 Oct 2015 Check-out 6 Oct 2015

Masson House Hotel

3 stars
View map of 18 Holyrood Park Ro, University grounds, Edinburgh, EH16 5AY

Hotel Overview

Reviewer score
3.6
out of 5
11 reviews
Handy location to visit Edinburgh from

Accommodation was basic but sufficient. This alone was reasonable value, but with the superb... See full review

  • Jon S.
  • 25 Jul 2015
money saver

little bit further out of town, but a money saver, can take approx. 20mins walk to the centre or... See full review

  • Gem F.
  • 10 Feb 2015
Enjoy cosy accommodations and idyllic location at Masson House Hotel. The accessible property is situated close to popular attractions in the city such as The Royal Mile and Edinburgh Castle perched atop Castle Rock. Fans of writers Sir Walter Scott, Robert Louis Stevenson and Robert Burns view their memorabilia at The Writers' Museum. Watch opera and ballet performances at Festival Theater.
General

Masson House Hotel provides guests shared facilities like microwave, refrigerator, toaster and iron with ironing board for added convenience. Nearby, St. Giles' Cathedral displays a traditional Scottish crown steeple. The young ones and young-at-heart alike enjoy the optical showcases at Camera Obscura & World of Illusions, also at an accessible distance.
Location

The central location of Masson House Edinburgh allows guests to experience the city or take a tranquil walk down Holyrood Park just outside the hotel. Edinburgh Waverley Railway Station is around two kilometres from the property.
Dining

To fuel a busy day, guests at Masson House are provided a full Scottish breakfast. Satisfy other dining requirements at restaurants and cafes around the vicinity.
Rooms

A home away from home is provided in the 122 rooms featuring modest furnishings and a cosy atmosphere. In-room amenities include TV with DVD player, coffee- and tea-making facilities, in-room safe and hairdryer in the private bathroom.

Masson House Hotel Rooms

Ensuite Double Room
Double ensuite for double occupancy, inclusive of Scottish breakfast.
Shared pantry facilities on each floor - toaster, microwave, kettle, fridge, ironing board and iron.
Ensuite Double Room
Double ensuite room for single occupancy inclusive of Scottish breakfast.
Shared pantry facilities on each floor - toaster, microwave, kettle, fridge, ironing board and iron.

Amenities

  • Free internet in room
  • Free parking
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
No smoking rooms/facilities
Internet
Free internet in room
Parking
Free parking

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Hotel Map

55.9407 -3.1721
Area served
Edinburgh.
Nearby airports
Edinburgh International Airport - approx 25-minute drive by taxi/car (or airport bus to Waverley Bridge).
Edinburgh Waverley train station - approx 5 minute drive by taxi/car, or 20-minute walk via North Bridge or the Pleasance.
Area description
Overlooking Edinburgh's Holyrood Park (on Holyrood Park Road), Masson House is located on the Pollock Halls campus, just 1.5 miles from Edinburgh Waverley Train Station.

Nearby points of interest

  • Newington: 0.5 km
  • Arthur's Seat: 0.5 km
  • Sciennes: 0.7 km
  • Mayfield: 1 km
  • Dumbiedykes: 1 km
  • Prestonfield: 1.1 km
  • The Canongate: 1.3 km
  • Scottish Parliament: 1.3 km
  • People's Story: 1.3 km
  • Royal Museum: 1.3 km
  • Royal Mile: 1.3 km
  • Museum of Scotland: 1.3 km
  • Holyroodhouse Palace: 1.3 km
  • Holyrood: 1.3 km
  • Marchmont: 1.3 km
  • Newington: 0.5 km
  • Arthur's Seat: 0.5 km
  • Sciennes: 0.7 km
  • Mayfield: 1 km
  • Dumbiedykes: 1 km
  • Prestonfield: 1.1 km
  • The Canongate: 1.3 km
  • Scottish Parliament: 1.3 km
  • People's Story: 1.3 km
  • Royal Museum: 1.3 km
  • Royal Mile: 1.3 km
  • Museum of Scotland: 1.3 km
  • Holyroodhouse Palace: 1.3 km
  • Holyrood: 1.3 km
  • Marchmont: 1.3 km
  • Cowgate: 1.4 km
  • Jim Garrahy's Fudge Kitchen: 1.4 km
  • Underground City: 1.4 km
  • Meadow park: 1.4 km
  • Parliament House: 1.5 km
  • St Giles Cathedral: 1.6 km
  • Duddingston: 1.6 km
  • Lauriston: 1.6 km
  • Gladstone's Land: 1.7 km
  • Cameron Toll: 1.7 km
  • Writer's Museum: 1.7 km
  • Grassmarket: 1.7 km
  • Calton Hill: 1.7 km
  • Scotch Whisky Heritage Centre: 1.7 km
  • Outlook Tower: 1.8 km
  • Princes Mall: 1.8 km
  • Blackford: 1.8 km
  • Abbeyhill: 1.8 km
  • Holyrood Abbey Church of Scotland: 1.9 km
  • National Gallery of Scotland: 1.9 km
  • Edinburgh Castle: 1.9 km
  • Meadowbank: 2 km
  • Princes Street: 2 km
  • Scott Monument: 2.1 km
  • Jock's Lodge: 2.1 km
  • National Portrait Gallery: 2.1 km
  • Craigmillar: 2.1 km
  • Bruntsfield: 2.2 km
  • Lochrin: 2.3 km
  • Fountainbridge: 2.3 km

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
14:00
Check-out:
10:00

Terms and conditions

Extra charges may apply for children. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the quoted rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use.

Ratings and reviews for Masson House Hotel

Overall score

3.6 / 5
5.01.0
11 out of 11
Amenities:
3.5
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
3.5
Location:
3.9
Value:
4.1

82% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Masson House Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Jon S.
Couples
Ellenbrook
25 Jul 2015

Handy location to visit Edinburgh from

Accommodation was basic but sufficient. This alone was reasonable value, but with the superb breakfast which is included -made the overall package very good value. We had a lovely walk up to the castle and then back via the Royal Mile so the location is handy even though it is not right in the centre of the city.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Couples

Review of Masson House Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Gem F.
Couples
Leeds
10 Feb 2015

money saver

little bit further out of town, but a money saver, can take approx. 20mins walk to the centre or get the bus right outside. not typical student accommodation, comfy beds, tasty breakfast.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
3
Comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Couples

Review of Masson House Hotel

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
blue eyes
Couples
Leicestershire
26 Aug 2014

Basic but well priced

I visited during the festival for the Tattoo so prices everywhere are high. For me this hotel was an affordable one at just over £100 a night. Normally for that I would expect a much better standard of room but here at that time you get a very clean basic room The bed was very soft, pillows too but that did not stop me from having a good nights sleep. The bathroom is is a shower wet room and there was lots of hot water and even some nice smelling products. Breakfast is very good in a canteen style large room in a different building 2 mins away. You serve yourself to whatever you like from fruit, cold meats, cheese, cereals to a full range of cooked breakfast foods, all very good. A real bonus was being allowed a parking space on the campus, added value to the stay.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Couples

Review of Masson House Hotel

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Secrett
Couples
Australia
2 Aug 2014

Value for money

Clean, comfortable but a little noisy. Room very small but good for short stopover for the price.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
3
Comfort:
2
Location:
2
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Couples

Review of Masson House Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
AshleyCarr
Couples
Perth, West Aust
5 May 2014

Great Breakfast

Very pleasant stay, with as has been previously described, a fantastic buffet breakfast.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
4
Location:
3
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Couples

Sightseeing tip: Short walk from hotel

Take the hike to the top of Arthur's Seat. The views are fantastic.

Review of Masson House Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
purpleforce
Couples
Exeter
26 Aug 2013

Good Choice, recommended

The only potential disadvantage is that the place is a bit far from the city center. The staff are really helpful and kind to every customer. A good balance between comfortable stay and cost. Highly recommended to those who have a tight budget on a

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
4
Location:
3
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Couples

Review of Masson House Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Ennay
Couples
Northern NSW
15 Aug 2013

Location, location.

Masson is one of several hotels - conference venues on the grounds of Edinburgh University. Easy 20-25 minute walk to the heart of Edinburgh. Accommodation a little basic but perfectly adequate if you do not have too high an expectation (check the price). Food is busy canteen style, help yourself, but the choice is very good and the quality excellent. Very good value all round.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Couples

Review of Masson House Hotel

Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
6026
Couples
Huddersfield, UK
24 Jun 2013

Warning! This is not an Hotel!

First, this is not an hotel. It is campus accommodation with central catering. Second, room preparation was inadequate - no basin plug, scaldingly hot water with no warning sign, poorly positioned light switches. On the plus side, wonderful location near Arthur's Seat etc., good links to city by frequent buses. But overall we felt conned by misleading description of the property on the web.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
3
Comfort:
2
Location:
4
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Couples

Time-saving tip: Short walk from hotel

Use the buses!

Review of Masson House Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Peregrine
Single
Sydney Australia
6 Jul 2012

Good value budget accommodation

For a one night stay it was a good choice and good value for money though for better access to the airport stay on the other side of the city. Good location for restaurants and pubs and night life in Edinburgh that is not part of the old town. Excellent breakfasts. Neat clean and tidy room. Good for students with a work desk. Near Arthur's seat which is an enjoyable hike. Helpful staff.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Single

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Nicholson St. Great pub with live music.

Review of Masson House Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Kolo
Business
bratislava
22 Jun 2012

staying in hotel

The hotel is pleasnt, in the quite place near Holyrood park, the rooms are small but represent good value for the money

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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