Ailsa Craig Hotel - Edinburgh

24 Royal Terrace, Edinburgh, United Kingdom  show map
 3 stars
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Ailsa Craig Hotel - Edinburgh

Free Wi-Fi

Free Wi-Fi in rooms

Luggage storage

24-hour reception

Food/ Drinks

Bar/ Lounge area



Flat-screen TV


Paid breakfast


Ailsa Craig Hotel is a 3-star venue placed about 1.6 km from Arthur\'s Seat.

Ailsa Craig Hotel is a business accommodation just a 10-minute walk from the city center. Monuments and a theater lie a short distance away.

Within a 15-minute walk guests will find Edinburgh Waverley train station. There is Turnhouse airport at a 15 km distance.


Ailsa Craig Hotel features 17 guestrooms with an in-room safe, satellite television, climate control, a personal computer and a work desk. Ailsa Craig Hotel offers rooms with the garden view.

Eat & Drink

Guests can enjoy French, British and Scottish snacks and meals in The Pompadour by Galvin located 900 meters away.


Ailsa Craig Hotel provides guests with laundry, dry cleaning and concierge service.


Wireless internet is available in public areas for free.

Guest Parking

Paid Public parking is possible at a location nearby.

Number of rooms:   17.

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  • Non-smoking property
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Safe deposit box
  • 24-hour reception
  • No pets allowed


  • Laundry
  • Tours/Ticket assistance
  • Shops/Commercial services
  • Newspaper service

Dining facilities

  • Paid breakfast
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/ Lounge area

Meeting facilities

  • Meeting/ Banquet facilities

Leisure facilities

  • Garden area

Room facilities

  • Free Wi-Fi in rooms
  • In-room safe
  • Terrace
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Bottled water
  • In-room desk
  • Ironing facilities


  • Bathrobe
  • Slippers
  • Room toiletries


  • Premium bedding


  • Flat-screen TV
  • Telephone


Children and extra beds

All children
0 - 2 years
Existing bedding FREE
All children
3 years
Existing bedding FREE
Extra bed GBP 10
All children
4 - 16 years
Extra bed GBP 10
Children above
16 years or adults
Extra bed GBP 15
Maximum capacity of cribs and extra beds depends on the room you book. Please check room details before you make a reservation.


Pets are not allowed.

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Hotel Address:

24 Royal Terrace, Edinburgh, United Kingdom

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City Center
  • Edinburgh
    1.0 km
  • Turnhouse (EDI)
    11.4 km
  • Dundee (DND)
    56.0 km
Train Stations
  • Edinburgh Waverley station
    900 m
  • Bus stop
    400 m
  • Wedgwood The Restaurant
    770 m
  • Number One (cuisine: Scottish)
    840 m
Ski areas
  • Midlothian Ski Centre
    1.6 km
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What's nearby

Tourist attractions

  • Edinburgh Printmakers400 m
  • Doggerfisher Art Gallery500 m
  • Arthurs Seat500 m

Popular areas

  • Omni Centre Edinburgh400 m
  • Omni Centre400 m

Places of interest

  • Edinburgh Dungeons200 m
  • Walkabout Inn300 m
  • Nelson's Monument400 m
  • Elm Row Bus Stop400 m
  • Scottish Parliament Building500 m
  • The City of Edinburgh Council600 m
  • Canongate Kirk600 m
  • Scottish Poetry Library600 m
  • Canongate Kirk700 m
  • Canongate Tolbooth700 m
  • Saint Mary's Catholic Cathedral House700 m

Monuments and Landmarks

  • Nelson Monument300 m


  • The Peoples Story600 m
  • The Museum of Edinburgh600 m
  • Our Dynamic Earth600 m
  • Scotch Whisky Heritage Tour700 m


  • Calton Hill300 m


  • Walkabout Jongleurs400 m
  • Edinburgh Playhouse400 m

Local attractions

  • National Library of Scotland1.5 km
    George IV Bridge, Edinburgh
  • St. Margaret's Chapel1.6 km
  • The Royal Scots Dragoon Guards Museum1.7 km
    Edinburgh Castle, Edinburgh
  • The Meadows1.5 km
    Old Town, Edinburgh
  • The Queen's Hall1.7 km
    Clerk Street, Edinburgh

Near the hotel

  • Calton Hill220 m
    off Regent Road, Edinburgh
  • New Town470 m
  • Waterloo Place710 m
    Eastern extension of Princes St., Edinburgh
  • Canongate Kirk800 m
    153 Canongate, Edinburgh
  • Leith460 m
    Edinburgh EH6Scotland
  • Our Dynamic Earth720 m
    112 Holyrood Road, Edinburgh
  • Mansfield Place Church760 m
    East London Street, Edinburgh

Restaurants nearby

  • Wedgwood The Restaurant770 m

    Address: 267 Canongate
    Phone: 0131 558 8737

    83% likes this, based on 952 reviews
    Price Range: ZAR 390 - ZAR 1 086

  • The Pompadour by Galvin870 m

    Address: Princes Street
    Phone: +44 131 222 8975

    85% likes this, based on 117 reviews
    Cuisine: French, British
    Price Range: ZAR 1 171 - ZAR 3 796

  • Origano970 m

    Address: 277
    Phone: 0131 554 6539

    89% likes this, based on 158 reviews
    Cuisine: Italian, Vegetarian
    Price Range: ZAR 195 - ZAR 390

  • Number One840 m

    Address: The Balmoral Hotel
    Phone: 01315576727

    84% likes this, based on 454 reviews
    Cuisine: Scottish
    Price Range: ZAR 1 122 - ZAR 1 489

  • Dubh Prais920 m

    Address: 123B High Street
    Phone: 0-131 557 5732

    83% likes this, based on 447 reviews
    Cuisine: Scottish

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Cities nearby
  • Leith hotels - 3 km
  • Musselburgh hotels - 8 km
  • Aberdour hotels - 13 km
  • Dalkeith hotels - 10 km
  • Bonnyrigg hotels - 11 km
  • Burntisland hotels - 12 km
  • Roslin hotels - 10 km
  • Broughton (Lincolnshire) hotels - 1 km
  • Lasswade hotels - 9 km
  • Gogar, Lothian hotels - 9 km

Ailsa Craig Hotel Reviews

Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Ailsa Craig Hotel

Average guest rating

7.6out of 10
Based on 252 reviews

Guest reviews

  • Group of friends

    Nice, clean rooms...though they vary widely in size. Good breakfast, pleasant service. Quiet street. Good value for money.

    Though it is within walking distance of Princess Street, the walk is hilly - that should be taken into account while choosing this place to stay.

  • Older travelers

    handy for theatre also shoping,.breakfast was very good..and staff very friendly.We would certainly visit again.j&f nelson

  • Single

    It was wonderful how the staff treated me with deep respect and enthusiasm, I asked a nice room and I got the best room I could get..They really took care of my wishes..The garden view is wonderful. This made my short stay unforgettable.

  • Single

    I enjoyed my stay. I thought it was good value for money. The doorman made me a cup of tea one night when I came in late which I thought was very kind.

  • Family with children

    Excellent location. Convenient for city centre on quiet & attractive terrace. Family room was very clean and with ample space.

    Would have liked a small lounge area for a drink in the evening. Bar only had a small selection of cans and bottled beers with only the restaurant tables and chairs to sit at. If we hadn't arrived at the weekend, car parking prices would been very expensive.

  • Couple

    Had a problem with the car and the staff went out of their way to help.

  • Older travelers

    Clean rooms, most of staff friiendly, breakfast good

    Breakfast finished a bit early in the morning.

  • Single

    Great location close to the city centre in a pretty street. Room was a good size (I had booked a single but it was a twin room). My room was at the back of the building and looked out over the garden to a park beyond. Breakfast (included) was good and the dining room had a good outlook if you had a seat near the windows.

    The room was a little cold, even with the heater on, but there was an extra blanket (and pillows) in the robe.

  • Single

    small cosy room with very nice view to the garden.

    too noisy floor in room above mine.

  • Single

    The hotel's stuff was very good, especially Kristin which was very pleasnt and helped us to solve issues when occured.

  • Single

    Friendly staff and very helpful. Location is good as it is not overlooked - it is in a lovely row of large terrace houses with a small treed area to the front and lovely long gardens to the back.

    Perhaps I overlooked it when I was looking at the hotel on the internet but mention should be made of the fact that there is no lift on the premises. Personally I was glad I was only on the first floor and had a small though quite heavy case. That aside, I will use the hotel again when next in Edinburgh.

  • Family with children

    Close to Playhouse Theatre for Shows

    Hotel was a bit run down. Room had some wallpaper coming off wall although the on Suite looked new and up to date. Breafast was a bit megre with one sausage, a small drop of scrambled egg and one small slice of Bacon. Would not recommend this Hotel

  • Couple

    Nothing in special.

    Unfriendly Lady at reception, horrible smell of food at reception/breakfast- room, dirty and demolished bath, value for money

  • Group of friends

    The location was quiet and beautiful, yet close to the bus and walking distance from theatre and dining. Allan, the desk clerk, was very helpful and handled our requests cheerfully. The other clerks were also nice. Allan stood out as the best clerk we meet in 20 days of travel around the uk.

    It was a nice hotel, well located. Our biggest problem was the lack of an elevator. The beautiful old building has very high ceilings and it was a long way up to the third floor for the last night of our stay. Fortunately the staff carried our bags. The other thing they need to change is breakfast was from 7:30 to 9. Closing off meal service at 9 for people on holiday is too early.

  • Couple

    The room was very comfortable and just what we needed after a long day of exploring and hiking.

How to reach hotel

hotel Ailsa Craig Hotel - Edinburgh Edinburgh location
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Hotel Address:

24 Royal Terrace, Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Get directions
City Center
  • Edinburgh
    1.0 km
  • Turnhouse (EDI)
    11.4 km
  • Dundee (DND)
    56.0 km
Train Stations
  • Edinburgh Waverley station
    900 m
  • Bus stop
    400 m
  • Wedgwood The Restaurant
    770 m
  • Number One (cuisine: Scottish)
    840 m
Ski areas
  • Midlothian Ski Centre
    1.6 km
Hotel information
  • Number of rooms: