Masson House - Edinburgh

ex. holland house - serviced university accommodation

18 Holyrood Park Road, Edinburgh, United Kingdomshow map
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Overview

Masson House is a 3-star hotel offering an outstanding view over Holyrood Park. The pleasant hotel in Edinburgh attracts guests with its historic architecture. It has non-smoking rooms and a laundry room, concierge service and porter service.

Located next to Holyrood Park in a leisure neighbourhood, the property is 20 minutes' drive from Edinburgh city center. Just off Royal Mile, this hotel is a 10-minute drive from Royal Commonwealth Pool .

Within walking distance of Haymarket district with nightclubs, bars and pubs.

Masson House is set 15 km from Turnhouse airport.

Rooms

Each room has a heating system, a pantry and IDD phone as well as an en suite bathroom. Some of these rooms have a volcano view. The rooms come with a shower, a hairdryer and free toiletries.

Eat & Drink

A rich vegetarian breakfast is served daily in the restaurant. The hotel features a lounge restaurant and a 24-hour bar. The bar's menu includes snacks and tapas as well as fine drinks. Cafe Cassis and Kismot are located within 450 meters away.

Relax

The hotel also offers rent of bikes.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the hotel rooms for free.

Guest Parking

Private parking is possible on site for free.

Number of rooms:   123.

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Facilities
Free Wi-Fi

Free Wi-Fi in rooms

Parking

Paid parking

Luggage storage
24-hour services

24-hour reception

Food/ Drinks

Bar/ Lounge area

Restaurant

Cafe

Swimming pool
Laundry
TV

Flat-screen TV

Sports & Fitness

  • Golf course

Services

  • Room service
  • Bicycle rental
  • Laundry
  • Wake up service
  • Bell staff/Porter

Dining

  • Breakfast
  • Restaurant
  • Cafe
  • Bar/ Lounge area

Business

  • Business centre
  • Business services

Children

  • Cots

Spa & Leisure

  • Swimming pool

Room features

  • Free Wi-Fi in rooms
  • Individual heating
  • In-room safe
  • Soundproofed rooms
  • Connecting rooms
  • Living room
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Ironing facilities
  • Rollaway beds

Bathroom

  • Bathroom
  • Shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Free toiletries

Self-catering

  • Refrigerator
  • Electric kettle
  • Microwave

Media

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

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor
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Check-infrom 14:00-23:59FREECheck-outuntil 10 amFREE
Children & extra bedsAll children0 - 2 yearsExisting beddingFREECotFREE
PetsPets are not allowed.
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Location
  • Nearby
  • City landmarks
Queen's HallQueen's Hall2000 ft
Holyrood ParkHolyrood Park400 ft
Holyrood Park Holyrood Park 400 ft1 Holyrood Park
Arthur's SeatArthur's Seat2300 ftQueen's Drive
Summerhall Summerhall 2300 ft1 Summerhall
The Queen's HallThe Queen's Hall2300 ftClerk Street, Edinburgh
Sir Jules Thorn Exhibition of the History of Surgery\/Dental Museum Sir Jules Thorn Exhibition of the History of Surgery\/Dental Museum 3600 ft9 Hill Sq.
Surgeons' Hall MuseumsSurgeons' Hall Museums3800 ftNicolson Street
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Arthurs SeatArthurs Seat5000 ft
Edinburgh CastleEdinburgh Castle1.1 mi
Gray Line ToursGray Line Tours2.3 mi
The Royal Yacht BrittaniaThe Royal Yacht Brittania2.9 mi
Canongate KirkCanongate Kirk4600 ft
Edinburgh DungeonsEdinburgh Dungeons1.0 mi
Saint Mary's CathedralSaint Mary's Cathedral1.9 mi
Brass Rubbing CentreBrass Rubbing Centre5000 ft
Edinburgh Military TattooEdinburgh Military Tattoo1.1 mi
The MeadowsThe Meadows3900 ftOld Town
Dynamic Earth Dynamic Earth 4000 ft112 Holyrood Road
Festival TheatreFestival Theatre4000 ft13/29 Nicolson Street, Edinburgh
Dovecot Studios Dovecot Studios 4200 ft10 Infirmary Street
Talbot Rice Gallery Talbot Rice Gallery 4200 ftOld College South Bridge
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Getting around
Airports
Turnhouse (EDI)7.3 mi
Leuchars (ADX)32.1 mi
Train
Edinburgh Waverley station1.1 mi
Bus
Bus stop2300 ft
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Reviews
7.4
Very goodBased on  805  reviews
  • 5.4
    Guest rating

    Breakfast

    Room & Bed very small. Asked for a double and Twin and they did not have twin.

  • 7.8
    Fabulous

    Excellent breakfast

    Cold water in washbasin came out hot! Rooms not well soundproofed.

  • 8.8
    Superb

    Location

    The shower is seperated in bathroom only by a shower curtain that did not reach the floor, thus 90% of the bathroom floor was wet--puddled in water-- after a shower, which caused the guest to mop up afer each shower with a towel.

  • 8.8
    Superb

    Breakfast was excellent. Fresh berries and fruit plus cooked breakfast.

  • 10.0
    Exceptional

    It is very centrally located with a wonderful view of Arthurs seat. We quite liked the idea of it being situated within a university complex with lots of friendly students out and about. What impresses one immediately is the friendliness and helpfulness of the staff who went out of their way to facilitate an enjoyable stay.The room was very comfortable and kitted out to a reasonably high standard. Although we didn't get up for breakfast we noted that the breakfast room was quite large ,bright and airy with comfortable seats. Overall, we had an excellent stay and would highly recommend this hotel for comfort, central location , friendly faces, cheap hotel rate and the opportunity to have lunch in the gardens of 'Salisbury House' restaurant /pub, across the road from the hotel (decor beautiful and excellent food).... Absolutely no doubt that we shall be booking this hotel again on our next visit to Edinburgh.

    If there was one small criticism one could make, it would be that it is was not apparent from the on line information about the hotel that each room occupant has to pay £5 per night for internet access!

  • 3.2
    Guest rating

    It is not a hotel !!!! It is student university accommodation. Not as good as Edinbugh backpackers re location and comfort. We were misled and actually thought we would be getting Scotish b&b but ended up in student accpommodation with a cafeteria full of over 200 students .. Yuck! And certainly not value for money.Booking,com should research better. I really feel misled and would like an expalination! I paid over $200 to tsay in student accommodation. Backpackers owould have been better and it has a beeter location!

  • 7.0
    Very good

    It was within walking distance of the centre of Edinburgh and all the sights. It also had on premise parking for free which is a good thing in Edinburgh.

    Masson House is part of the University Halls of Residence. The breakfast room is in a different building on the University campus. The large canteen (for all the people staying on the campus, not just at Masson House) was loud, with lots of people and it was rather hectic.

  • 7.4
    Very good

    Cute room, very helpful front desk staff.

  • 7.0
    Very good

    Very nice location for conferences and beauty surrounding conferences.

    The toilet was really small.

  • 7.8
    Fabulous

    Great service and extremely friendly, helpful staff.

  • 9.2
    Superb

    Hi, We really enjoyed the breakfast.

  • 3.8
    Guest rating

    Breakfast was a welcome surprise

    Hotel(a very loose description !!)was not advertised as budget accomodation,allegedley 3 star,at price £129,discounted to £59 Allocated room G23,room tiny,bed broken and uncomfortable, walls paperthin,toilet/wetroom,was not very clean,toilet bowl and basin solled,toilet brush seen better days,door was coming apart at bottom due to rising water,no fan working. Generally a bad experience,

  • 10.0
    Exceptional

    The position of Masson House was lovely. Right next to Salisbury Crags and Holyrood Park. Lovely old buildings too. Breakfast was great and all at a great price.

    The only thing that I didnt like was that the rooms were not very sound proof and we could hear poeple in the other rooms

  • 9.2
    Superb

    I found the reception staff to be more that helpful and also at the reception centre they were very helpful too when i had a bit of a printing problem. The breakfast was lovely and the staff were also very friendly at all time. The rooms were clean. The location isn't great though you have to get buses in and out of city but if that doesn't bother you i would reccommend you stay there. great value for money.

    The only thing i didn't like was the fact there is no computers for public use in masson house that you have to go to the reception centre and there isn't many computers there either.

  • 6.6
    Good

    Good location if you don't want to be in the heart of the city - adjacent Holyrood Park. Nice and quiet - plenty of buses to get to city centre, or 20 minutes walk. Good breakfast. Room basic but well-cleaned.

    It was previously student accommodation and this is evident. Small room, no frills. Bathroom small and awkward. Breakfast taken in main campus canteen (on a previous stay it was served in Masson House itself)

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

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Good to know
Check-infrom 14:00-23:59FREECheck-outuntil 10 amFREE
Children & extra bedsAll children0 - 2 yearsExisting beddingFREECotFREE
PetsPets are not allowed.
Cancellation
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Getting around
Airports
Turnhouse (EDI)7.3 mi
Leuchars (ADX)32.1 mi
Train
Edinburgh Waverley station1.1 mi
Bus
Bus stop2300 ft
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