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Edinburgh Townhouse

3-star3 stars
38 North Castle Street, Edinburgh, Scotland, EH2 3BN, United Kingdom

City-center hotel within walking distance of George Street
  • Free WiFi
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From 564 reviews. TripAdvisor Traveller Rating.

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating

  • Great localityJun 25, 2018
  • I would not recommend the attic rooms. My husband is 6ft 3 ins and could not stand up…May 2, 2017

Edinburgh Townhouse

from €55
  • Small Double Room
  • Deluxe Double Room
  • Standard Twin Room, 2 Twin Beds, Shared Bathroom (6'3" height restriction)
  • Premium Double Room with Castle View
  • Standard Triple Room, Shared Bathroom, City View (6'3" height restriction)
  • Classic Twin Room
  • Single Room

What’s around Edinburgh Townhouse


  • In New Town
  • Princes Street - 1 min walk
  • George Street - 1 min walk
  • Princes Street Gardens - 8 min walk
  • National Gallery of Scotland - 9 min walk
  • Scott Monument - 9 min walk
  • Usher Hall - 10 min walk
  • Scotch Whisky Experience - 10 min walk

Getting around

  • Edinburgh (EDI) - 23 min drive
  • Edinburgh Waverley Station - 16 min walk
  • Edinburgh Haymarket Station - 17 min walk
  • Slateford Station - 7 min drive

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 10 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 3 floors


  • Check-in time 3:00 PM-midnight
  • Check-out time is 10 AM
The front desk is open daily from 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM.
If you are planning to arrive after 10:00 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation. Guests planning to arrive outside of normal check-in hours must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions and a keypad code. There is no staff on site; guests can access their accommodation through a private entrance. This property is located on the 3rd floor. There is no elevator at this property. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
Guests will receive an email with special check-in instructions prior to their arrival. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card or cash deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Travelling with others


  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • No parking

Payment types at the property

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
  • No alcohol served onsite
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1
  • Year Built - 1768
  • Accessible bathroom
Languages Spoken
  • English
  • Spanish

In the room

Home comforts
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)
Freshen up
  • Shower only
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • LCD TV
  • Digital TV channels
Stay connected
  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Daily housekeeping

Edinburgh Townhouse’s small print

Also known as

  • Edinburgh Townhouse
  • Edinburgh Townhouse B&B
  • The Edinburgh Townhouse Scotland
  • Edinburgh Townhouse Hotel
  • Edinburgh Townhouse Hotel
  • Edinburgh Townhouse Edinburgh
  • Edinburgh Townhouse Hotel Edinburgh


This property does not provide luggage storage. For more information, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

This property's policy is to refuse certain bookings for the purpose of group events or parties, including pre-wedding stag/bachelor and hen/bachelorette parties.

This property does not have elevators.

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

Optional extras

Early check-in can be arranged for an extra charge of GBP 10 (subject to availability)

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.

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Recent reviews

Very Good 8.2 From 119 reviews

Exceptional 10.0
I'll be back
Exactly what I wanted, ok it was on the 3rd floor with no lift, but that was not a problem. An extremely comfortable bed and pillows. Room and bathroom were spotless. Both staff very friendly and helpful. I will definitely stay there again.
Patricia, ie3 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
perfect for solo traveller
Amazing , loved my stay!
Shane, za3 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
The people is friendly and the hotel is clean good ubication
Gustavo, us3 night family trip
Good 6.0
Things You Should Know Before Booking
The location is pretty good. We were assigned the attic room. It was tiny and cramped. It has low ceilings, just above six feet, and sloping ceilings. We ended up smacking our heads many times. The bathroom was external to the room and had to be shared with another family. I know I was dying to use the bathroom in the morning while the other family was showering, and I know that they were in similar pain the next day when I was showering. In the bathroom, the sloping ceiling over the sink is so low that I had to stay bent over at close to a ninety degree angle the whole time that I was using the sink. There are eight flights of stairs that we had to carry our heavy suitcases up and no elevator. Generally speaking, there is no staff in the hotel. Checkout is at 10 am, not the typical 11 am, and there is no one there to watch your bags after checkout. Having someone to watch our bags during our last day of touring is the main reason that we booked here versus Airbnb and we were disappointed that this was not disclosed up front. Rarely, there are staff in the lobby. We did happen to catch Tod, who gave us a good restaurant tip.The shower did not drain and we were forced to turn off the water every 30 seconds and wait for the water to drain. The rooms have electronic locks that lock automatically every time you open the door but the bathroom lock didn’t work well. My email said shared bathroom in the fine print and this should have been made more obvious.
usFamily trip
Good 6.0
Good location, not great hotel.
Edinburgh is a beautiful city and the Townhouse was a great location to explore it from. That said, the hotel was extremely dated and strangely organised! The bathroom tap was not correctly affixed, and our request for an iron by email was not acted upon, and when we did obtain one from the receptionist (who was not working when initially asked, although was present at the desk!), it was not in a good state (items of clothing had been burnt onto the plate) so we did not attempt to use it in case it damaged our own clothes!
gbRomance trip

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