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Pollock Halls is the perfect choice for larger groups and budget travellers visiting during the spring and summer. Our campus accommodation offers good value in a great location and you can look forward to a hearty breakfast in the Restaurant @ JMCC. Lunch and dinner are also available during the summer months. The cafe bar @ JMCC serves food, fine wine, beers and spirits.
Summer Stays at The University of Edinburgh offer a campus lifestyle to educational and sports groups seeking facilities for students to sleep, eat and learn. Located at the foot of Arthur's Seat – the city's iconic ancient volcano – and on the secure Pollock Estate, we are within easy walking distance of the Old Town and the capital's main educational attractions.
With 2,000+ bedrooms, onsite catering, shop, teaching spaces, and coach parking, we offer affordable accommodation for diverse school and sports groups.
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This is an amazing little oasis of calm under Arthur's Seat. Check in was great; a lovely, friendly receptionist and a smooth and transparent check in procedure. My room was clean and comfortable, with little touches like fluffy white towels, a tea and coffee tray and delicious body wash and soap. The view!!! Wow!! At night, the water feature gently trickles in the gardens below and it's so peaceful.
The bar is friendly and has a good range of wines and food. Breakfast was Covid secure and tastily plentiful.
What a gem this accommodation has been. Thank you Edinburgh First and UOE.
Stunning location under the majestic Arthur's Seat, so I had to have a go.
Reception staff are very courteous, helpful and welcoming.
Part of Edinburgh University student accommodation which they let out as bed and breakfast accommodation in the summer break. Buffet breakfast in conference centre on site, all you can eat self-serve, gets very busy unless you are an early bird - restaurant is open from 7am...
Great value for 3 star accommodation. Clean and spacious bedsits, I paid a little more for en suite.
The breakfast, has to be mentioned. It was amazing!!!! I've eaten my share of hotel breakfasts, but this one goes to the top of my list for choice, quality and quantity. I can't fault it.
I liked the atmosphere at Pollock Halls. There was a huge international mix, with guests from all over the world. Evening meals are available and there is a bar.
Transport into Edinburgh was easy, as there is a bus stop just outside the grounds. We didn't ever have to wait more than about 10 mins for a bus. An adult day ticket letting you go anywhere cost £5.00. The bus times are online, but we found it useful to photograph the timetable displayed at the bus stop.
The staff were all helpful and polite.
I very much enjoyed my stay and would thoroughly recommend Pollock Halls. I wouldn't hesitate to stay there again.
Fix the automatic door closers so they shut slowly, it is not that fricking hard.
I had also assumed i would be able to make a cup of tea, but the kitchen on my floor was in accessible, locked.
The room was basic and tatty - grubby carpet and curtains coming off the rail.
I suppose I shouldn’t be surprised that it was below standard, but I think it’s overpriced at £79 per night.
Breakfast was the redeeming feature - very good.
The bed was appalling with a terrible mattress, thin pillows and lumpy duvet and resulting in a poor night's sleep.
With no television provided the Wi-Fi needed to work well, it did not.
The communal bathroom was dirty from an age of wear and tear.
Breakfast was a mass catering nightmare.
The breakfast is a buffé in a hugh canteen. People everywhere and not cosy at all, but you get what you want!
We went for a short morning walk to the Arthur's seat. It is just about five minutes walk from the Pollock.
"Avoid taking breakfast at 8.00 to 8.30am "Read full review
"If taking dinner, collect one course at a time - all plates are cold and your main course will be too if you dawdle."Read full review
"This is a quiet campus, basically all is well."Read full review
"If you want central city location this isn't for you "Read full review