As other reviewers have said, this is student accommodation. Knowing this before you book will help manage your expectations. We didn't know this as we booked through booking.com and there was no mention of this being student accommodation. Neither were there any reviews on tripadvisor at the time we booked mentioning student accommodation.
The room is small and the bathroom is very basic to say the least. I would classify this as a one star accommodation. The breakfast is included and is served in the cafeteria. The place is huge with lots of serving areas and very busy. The food is what you'd expect from a university cafeteria and is all you can eat for those with a big appetite. There is limited parking on the campus, so if you get a spot don't move your car as you may not get another one. Check in took 20 minutes as there were about 4 guests in front of us, however there was only one check in staff and one of the guests had a problem with their credit card. When our turn finally came, they were fast and efficient and it only took 2 minutes to get checked in.
We only stayed here because we had limited options due to Fringe Festival and the Military Tattoo and we booked 6 weeks in advance. We paid £91 per night to stay here, extremely expensive but at this time of year that's the price. It was either this or hundreds of pounds as everything in between was booked out. Had we known that this was student accommodation, we still would have probably stayed, but their page on booking.com should make it clear that this is not a hotel and is in fact student accommodation.
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- Also Known As:
- Masson House Hotel Edinburgh
- Masson House Edinburgh, Scotland