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1 room, 2 adults

Sherwood Guest House

4-starThis establishment has received its official star rating from VisitScotland, the National Tourist Board for Scotland.
42 Minto Street, Edinburgh, Scotland, EH9 2BR, United Kingdom

Upscale guesthouse within easy reach of University of Edinburgh
  • Free buffet breakfast and free WiFi
  • Collect stampsYou can collect™ Rewards stamps here
  • Vivienne was a lovely host and took time to listen to our needs - providing gluten and…Jan 7, 2020
  • We had a very nice time. The room was a little small but it was in beautiful condition…Oct 16, 2019

Sherwood Guest House

  • Standard Double Room, 1 Double Bed, Private Bathroom (Not in room)
  • Double Room, 1 Double Bed, Ensuite
  • Twin Room, 2 Twin Beds, Ensuite
  • Triple Room, Multiple Beds, Ensuite
  • Quadruple Room, Multiple Beds, Ensuite

What’s around Sherwood Guest House


  • In Newington
  • University of Edinburgh - 16 min walk
  • Princes Street - 23 min walk
  • Grassmarket - 24 min walk
  • Royal Mile - 25 min walk
  • Palace of Holyroodhouse - 28 min walk
  • George Street - 29 min walk
  • Edinburgh Castle - 30 min walk

Getting around

  • Edinburgh Airport (EDI) - 30 min drive
  • Edinburgh Waverley Station - 22 min walk
  • Newcraighall Station - 10 min drive
  • Edinburgh Brunstane Station - 10 min drive

At a glance

Key facts


  • 6 rooms
  • Arranged over 2 floors


  • Check-in time 1:30 PM-7 PM
  • Check-out time is 10 AM
There is no front desk at this property. To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 48 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation. If you are planning to arrive after 7 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation. Guests must contact the property for check-in instructions.

Required at check-in

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

  • Government-issued photo ID may be 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



  • Free street parking nearby

Payment types at the property

  • Cash

Other information

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

At the property

Food and drink
  • Free buffet breakfast daily
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1
  • Year Built - 1832
Languages Spoken
  • English

In the room

Home comforts
  • Iron/ironing board
Sleep well
  • Premium bedding
Things to enjoy
  • Individually decorated
  • Individually furnished
Freshen up
  • Rainfall showerhead
  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • 28-inch Smart TV
  • Digital TV channels
Stay connected
  • Free WiFi
Food and drink
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Sherwood Guest House’s small print

Also known as

  • Sherwood Edinburgh
  • Sherwood Guest House Guesthouse Edinburgh
  • Sherwood Guest House
  • Sherwood Guest House Edinburgh
  • Sherwood Guest House Edinburgh, Scotland
  • Sherwood Guest House Guesthouse Edinburgh
  • Sherwood Guest House Guesthouse
  • Sherwood House Edinburgh
  • Sherwood Guest House Edinburgh
  • Sherwood Guest House Guesthouse


This property does not have elevators.

Guests can rest easy knowing there's a smoke detector on site.

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.

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.

FAQs for Sherwood Guest House

  • Does Sherwood Guest House offer free cancellation for a full refund?
    Yes, Sherwood Guest House does have fully refundable rooms available to book on our site, which can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • Is Sherwood Guest House currently open?
    This property is closed from August 16 2020 to December 28 2020 (dates subject to change).
  • What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Sherwood Guest House?
    This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, social distancing measures are in place, and staff wear personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
  • Are pets allowed at Sherwood Guest House?
    Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
  • What are the check-in and check-out times at Sherwood Guest House?
    You can check in from 1:30 PM to 7 PM. Check-out time is 10 AM.
  • Are there restaurants at or near Sherwood Guest House?
    Yes. Nearby restaurants include Old Bell Inn (3-min walk), Apiary (3-min walk), and Verdo (4-min walk).

Recent reviews

Exceptional 9.6 From 138 reviews

Exceptional 10.0
Lovely host, breakfast was very yummy and fresh, room comfortable and very clean.
Tammy, gb2 night business trip
Exceptional 10.0
By all means, stay with Vivienne at Sherwood.
Vivienne has done a wonderful job with the Sherwood Guest House. Completely renovated, the room was large, comfortable, and had the services of a large hotel but with a personal touch. The neighborhood is great as well, especially when you want a local restaurant selection and not the craziness of downtown Edinburgh. I highly recommend it!!
Roberta, us4 night family trip
Exceptional 10.0
Terrific Find in Minton St.
Excellent location, beautiful room, fabulous host, definitely book your stay in Edinburgh here.
James, us2 night trip with friends
Exceptional 10.0
Welcoming guest house
Such a wonderful host. She made us feel very welcome. Gave us lots of tips on things to do in Edinburgh in the short time we had. The room was a bit small, but none the less very comfortable with all the essentials. Extremely clean guest house. The continental breakfast was amazing. So much choice.
Hina, gb1 night romance trip
Very Good 8.0
Good stay
Lovely building in good location to bus services. Owner was welcoming and helpful with advice on getting around the area. Our room was quite small but clean & comfortable with good amenities. Generous breakfast available in the dining area downstairs.
Stewart, au2 night romance trip
Very Good 8.0
Great position
Good guest house in an excellent location. Very helpful host. Great breakfast.Our room was a little too small for comfort .
Alan, nz2 night romance trip
Exceptional 10.0
Loved it
Vivienne was wonderful host. The house was comfortable, and spotless. The breakfasts were wonderful. We met other lovely travellers there. Vivienne would help us book taxis etc. I really recommend if you are coming to Edinburgh, make this your home away from home.
Carrie, ca2 night romance trip
Exceptional 10.0
Would highly recommend the Sherwood for a stay in Edinburgh. Vivienne was extremely helpful and made our stay delightful. Enjoyable breakfast kicked off our day of sightseeing.
Alan, us3 night romance trip
Exceptional 10.0
We were gutted to leave!
A fantastic stay starting with an enthusiastic welcome from Vivienne! She is extremely knowledgeable about places of interest and full of hints and tips.
Rowena, gb5 night romance trip
Exceptional 10.0
Come to Sherwood
Location and facility were very good. Lovely, personable and attentive proprietor. Great breakfasts in a very pleasant room.
ca5 night romance trip

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