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“Surprisingly Good”
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Masson House
Ranked #117 of 150 Hotels in Edinburgh
Reviewed 12 June 2014

Masson House – A Pleasant Surprise

Masson House is set in the grounds of Edinburgh University and accessed by car via the main entrance off Holyrood Park Road.  The security guard at the barrier will give you a parking permit card for hotel reception staff to complete.  The car park is next to Masson House.  Pedestrian access is via a walk through gate close to Masson House leading to Dalkeith Road.  We stayed on a Monday and Tuesday night, it was quiet and peaceful , it may be different at the weekends!  The double bed room was of a good size with tea and coffee making facilities and FreeView  TV.   Breakfast is included in the price in the self service restaurant a few blocks away.  There is an added bonus of leaving your car for a few hours after checkout if you still have things to do in Edinburgh.  Very good value for money when you consider the breakfast and car parking is included in the price.  Recommended

  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 7 June 2014

We booked this hotel at short notice found staff helpful and the accommodation was clean and comfortable. The breakfast was excellent with a large range of food. We certainly found this value for money.

Room Tip: If your just looking for a clean comfortable reasonably priced room with no frills then this would s...
  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled with friends
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Thank Gail S
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Reviewed 29 May 2014

I booked this hotel for 1 nights stay last minuite in Edinburgh.
upon arrival we were met by a very stressed out man on his own, there was a long queue and he struggled to find our reservation. I handed him my phone and he then asked more questions and eventually found the booking. He was working on his own and was under a lot of pressure and the queue was never ending.
Our room was basic, hostel like, not very clean, dust everywhere on ceiling and basic. For what we paid I cant complain. The bed was really comfortable which was a bonus.
Breakfast was amazing! lots of choice, friendly service and very tasty.
the bus was just outside and it cost £1.50 on the no 30 bus into the city centre which was ideal.
Would I stay again? no as it was a cheap last minuite deal only.
I would come for breakfast though :)

  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled as a couple
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2  Thank NikkiScotland13
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Reviewed 29 May 2014

We stayed 3 nights. The room was a very good size as was the bathroom. Clean and had everything you need.
The first morning we ate in Masson House dining room, you were limited to the amount of hot food you were served but it was all very tasty.

The following 2 mornings, we ate in the building across, The McIntyre Conference Centre as it was out of term time. WOW.. the amount of food put on in there was amazing! You could help yourself to fresh fruit, cereals, yoghurts, rolls and ham and cheese, FULL cooked breakfast, as much as you wish to eat, and a far more expanding range of food and hot / cold drinks.

We would definately stop there again. quite possibly the best breakfast ever, which totally sets you up for the day!

Our only complaint is that we werent informed where the breakfast would be on morning 2 and 3.. But after I had pointed this out, 2 signs appeared on the door the following morning directing people.

I must admit I was dubious about it being on the Uni campus, and expected it to be over run by students, but it wasnt at all.

It's location is just behind the commonwealth pools and at the foot of Arthurs Seat. About a half hour stroll onto the Royal Mile, but a very enjoyable stroll. About £5 in a taxi. Regular buses at the top of the road too.

Room Tip: We were on the ground floor and it was a large room. Our relatives were on the 1st floor, theirs was...
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3  Thank YolBug
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Reviewed 29 May 2014

Clean, comfortable if rather basic accomodation. Friendly staff and central location. It has the feel of student accomodation and this is reflected in the price. There are no frills. We also found it noisy at night. This was due to the lack of consideration of other guests rather than because of location.

Room Tip: Keep away from the internal corridor doors which slam loudly at night when guests go through them.
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Thank Isabel W
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Reviewed 27 May 2014

Booked this as a budget hotel for the Edinburgh marathon festival and did not realise when booking this is normally student accommodation. The room was clean and well equipped with TV and tea and coffee making facilities . The wi wi was in the room and free and there was a cafe onsite though I did not use it. There was an early runners breakfast serving porridge and bananas as well as tools cereals and cheese. All staff very helpful.

  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled solo
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Thank Carole B
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Reviewed 23 May 2014

We stayed in Masson house for 3 days and we really enjoyed it! The staff was lovely and the breakfast was fantastic! (the best breakfast that we ever had in the UK) The only thing that we didn't like was the shower. It wasn't practical and for us its very important that we have a good shower. Every time that we went to take a shower the bathroom stayed all wet and there was no hose for the shower head. The location was also fantastic and we walked to the city center every time. Its also very good that you have free parking.
The only down side was the shower, there was no relevant noise and had a really good night sleep. We recommend!

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Thank Ana M
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Additional Information about Masson House

Address: 18 Holyrood Park Road | Pollock Halls, Edinburgh EH16 5AY, Scotland
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Edinburgh
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free Parking Kitchenette
Hotel Style:
Ranked #117 of 150 Hotels in Edinburgh
Price Range: £83 - £146 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Masson House 3*
Number of rooms: 138
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