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Cairn Hotel

3-star3 stars
10-18 Windsor Street, Edinburgh, Scotland, EH7 5JR, United Kingdom

3-star hotel with restaurant, near Princes Street
  • Free WiFi
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Great location
Fantastic service
Awesome vibe
Regular internet service

Cairn Hotel

from €48
  • Single Room
  • Double Room
  • Twin Room
  • Family Room, 1 Double Bed with Sofa bed, Ensuite
  • Apartment, 1 Double or 2 Twin Beds
  • Apartment, 2 Bedrooms
  • Superior Double or Twin Room
  • Family Apartment, 1 Bedroom
  • Small Double Room
  • 3 Bedroom House
  • 4 Bedroom House
  • Montgomery Mews - 2 bedroom Cottage

What’s around Cairn Hotel


  • Princes Street - 1 min walk
  • Edinburgh Playhouse Theatre - 4 min walk
  • George Street - 12 min walk
  • Royal Mile - 15 min walk
  • Grassmarket - 22 min walk
  • Edinburgh Castle - 23 min walk
  • University of Edinburgh - 25 min walk
  • Royal Yacht Britannia - 37 min walk

Getting around

  • Edinburgh (EDI) - 19 min drive
  • Edinburgh Waverley Station - 14 min walk
  • Edinburgh Haymarket Station - 7 min drive
  • Edinburgh Brunstane Station - 8 min drive

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 72 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 2 floors

Check-in and check-out

  • Check-in time 3:00 PM-1:00 AM
  • Check-out time is 11 AM

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges

  • Government-issued photo ID required

Travelling with others


  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • Self parking *

Payment types at the property

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink
  • Continental breakfast daily (surcharge)
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Luggage storage
  • Elevator
  • Garden
Languages Spoken
  • English

In the room

Home comforts
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Iron/ironing board
Freshen up
  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • Flat-screen TV
Stay connected
  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone
Food and drink
  • Free bottled water
  • Daily housekeeping

Cairn Hotel’s small print

Also known as

  • Cairn Edinburgh
  • Cairn Hotel
  • Cairn Hotel Edinburgh
  • Hotel Cairn
  • Cairn Hotel Edinburgh Scotland
  • Cairn Hotel Hotel
  • Cairn Hotel Edinburgh
  • Cairn Hotel Hotel Edinburgh


Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

Mandatory fees

Breakage deposit: GBP 250.00 per stay

Optional extras

Self parking costs GBP 12 per day with in/out privileges

Continental breakfast is offered for an extra charge of GBP 6.50 per person (approximately)

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

Recent reviews

Very Good 8.2 From 1,402 reviews

Fair 4.0
Small room, in the basement, tiny shelf next to bed to put water, alarm clock, glasses on... OK for a one night stay but not for an extended period.
ie1 night family trip
Exceptional 10.0
It was excellent . I had booked a double room for myself and my daughter but we were given a small 2 bed apartment which was perfect for us. I would definitely stay again next time I am in Edinburgh.
Trudie, ie1 night family trip
Good 6.0
Great location-10 minute walk to the centre. The rooms are average but spacious. One of our rooms was very smelly although it had just been cleaned. Staff are super friendly and helpful. We went out for dinner and returned after a few hours to find that someone had been in our room, moved our bed and left shoes on the floor that were not there before. That was not very comfortable......
Stephanie, ie1 night family trip
Good 6.0
Good location but a tight fit
The best thing was the location, close enough we could walk down Leith to the main sights – Edinburgh Castle, Holyroodhouse, Portrait Gallery, Sir Walter Scott memorial, etc. There was a teapot, tea, some cookies, etc., provided, which was a nice touch. The room was clean, basic but so small there was only about 6 inches (15 cm) between the end of the bed and the wall with the TV and plug-ins to recharge phones. So if the person on the side by the window needed to get up, they'd have to unplug the phone and turn sideways to get by. The third morning there was no hot water for a shower. A big tour group left at 09:00, same time we did, and evidently used all the water.
Susan, ie3 night romance trip
Fair 4.0
Cairn - Think Again
Our "SUPERIOR" room was in a house across the road from the hotel. To access hotel facilities one had to brave the elements. This I had to do on 6 occasions to have the hall door swipe renewed as the lock is faulty. The room itself is a total of 13' 6" long by 11' 6"" wide. This includes a good clean bathroom taking up 6' 3" long by 6' 8" wide and an "entrance hallway" of 6' 3" x 5'. The actual living space consisted of a king size 5' bed with 15 inches to the walls on each side. This means that one had to side step to the only two electrical sockets located at each side of the bed. At the foot of the bed there was about two and a half feet of floor space, that being taken up by a double wardrobe and a single lounge chair. Suitcases had to be stored on the floor. There was no dressing table or mirror other than in the bathroom. The hairdryer and kettle had to be operated at the head of the bed. While the room was clean I don't know how they could clean under the bed, which possibly accounts for the stale smell. The view from the window is an overgrown yard. It is penny pinching to ask for £1 per bag for a few hours storage after an 11am checkout. On a footnote the night receptionist was very nice. This is the worst hotel I have ever seen.
Jimmy, ie2 night romance trip

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