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Masson House, Newington

18 Holyrood Park Rd Edinburgh EH16 5AY - Map
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Based on 448 Reviews
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Masson House Overview

The Masson House is situated in the Scottish capital of Edinburgh. As part of the Edinburgh University Complex, the accommodation acts as a hotel with 700 rooms, all of which are double rooms and come equipped with a bathroom, television, telephone and individual heating. Facilities on offer include a spacious lobby with 24-hour reception, safes, three cafes, a kiosk, a bar, and two restaurants with highchairs available for children. Ideal for the business delegate, there are also 18 conference rooms and a public Internet terminal (charges apply). The Masson House also offers a car park for those guests arriving by car.

Masson House Overview

The Masson House is situated in the Scottish capital of Edinburgh. As part of the Edinburgh University Complex, the accommodation acts as a hotel with 700 rooms, all of which are double rooms and come equipped with a bathroom, television, telephone and individual heating. Facilities on offer include a spacious lobby with 24-hour reception, safes, three cafes, a kiosk, a bar, and two restaurants with highchairs available for children. Ideal for the business delegate, there are also 18 conference rooms and a public Internet terminal (charges apply). The Masson House also offers a car park for those guests arriving by car.

Our customers think this is great for...

63%

Central location

63%

Great service

45%

Quiet


Hotel facilities

  • 24-hour front desk
  • ATM/banking
  • Check-in time starts 2:00 PM
  • Check-out by 10:30 AM
  • Coffee shop or café
  • Conference center
  • Elevator/lift
  • Free breakfast
  • Free guest parking
  • Free parking (limited spaces)
  • Free parking nearby
  • Free parking on site
  • Front desk hours
  • Golf course on site
  • Internet access - wireless
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Microwave in lobby
  • Minimum check-in age 18
  • Number of buildings/towers 1
  • Number of floors 4
  • Pets not allowed
  • Restaurant(s) in hotel
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Smoke-free property
  • Total number of rooms 123
  • Wired (high-speed) Internet access - surcharge
  • Wireless (high-speed) Internet access - surcharge

Room facilities

  • Alarm clock
  • Climate control
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Complimentary toiletries
  • Cribs/infant beds available on request
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Desk
  • Digital television service
  • Direct-dial phone
  • DVD player
  • Hair dryer
  • Hair dryer (on request)
  • In-room safe
  • In-room safe (laptop compatible)
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)
  • LCD television
  • Microwave (on request)
  • Non-smoking only
  • Phone
  • Private bathroom
  • Refrigerator (on request)
  • Shower only
  • Shower/bathtub combination
  • Wake-up calls
  • Window opens

Customer Reviews

8/10 Great Based on 15 Customer Reviews

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6/10 Good

16 August 2011

No Frills Ex University Halls Accommodation

We have stayed here before and knew what to expect. Getting a double room in Edinburgh with a big breakfast and car parking for £100 a night during the Festival/Fringe is good value. Masson House is a full time hotel now and no longer used by students. The room is fine and security is very good. Our one grouse is the 'wet floor' style combined shower/toilet - after a shower the floor is sailing for the next 1-2 hours. During the Festival the place is packed and breakfast is very busy - food is plentiful but seats can be hard to find. Overall you get what you pay for - its clean and secure.

The best thing about my stay was...

Getting the car parked nearby without being stiffed by a parking charge.
8/10 Great

02 July 2011

really good

lovely room and huge variety of breakfast in the university canteen!!

The best thing about my stay was...

breakfast in the university canteen!!
6/10 Good

26 June 2011

excellent, staff were really friendly and very helpful, breakfast was great.

Masson house was very well furnished, rooms small but adequate. Only problem we had was that we had booked a twin room through this site and twin rooms do not exist at Masson house so had to be moved to the halls, which turned out to be fine but frustrating to have to move. Appeared to be plenty of parking. Would recommend Masson house for couples.

The best thing about my stay was...

location and food
10/10 Amazing

23 May 2011

Excellent accomodation, parking and brilliant breakfast.

I stayed for one night in Edinburgh. Free parking facilities. Room clean and modern. Breakfast was excellent. Lovely surrounding, with Holyrood Park just minutes away. Iwould definitely stay here again.

The best thing about my stay was...

Large cold buffet and cooked breakfast.
8/10 Great

28 February 2011

Very pleasant

Staff very friendly, room very clean, adequate parking, best cooked breakfast I've had for a long time. Room bit on the small side but ok for 1 night stay.

The best thing about my stay was...

Breakfast
10/10 Amazing

01 September 2010

2 nights to take in tattoo

great budget accomodation clean bright and airy rooms with everything you could need including a hairdrier with a bit of power! breakfast is served buffet style in the refectory and was truly amazing both for selection and quality, staff were helpful and friendly beds had good mattresses very comfortable tiny tip take a shower cap as shower head fixed and high up oodles of piping hot water a pleasure to stay here will use again

The best thing about my stay was...

everything
10/10 Amazing

27 August 2010

Edinburgh Festival Stay

Found Masson House to be very clean and quite surprised at what we got for our money. Lovely room with en suite and even though there was work being done to the building during our stay this did not affect us at all. The breakfast was fantastic.

The best thing about my stay was...

Breakfast
10/10 Amazing

24 August 2010

fantastic room, excellent value for money

Stayed in the Masson House for fringe festival. Was really struggling for accommodation and so was a bit apprehensive at the low price compared to other hotels in Edinburgh. Couldn't be more wrong. Room and ensuite were very clean. Room was lovely and the brekkie was eat all you want- whether cooked breakfast or cereal and fruit. Would totally recommend this and will look to book for fringe next year and for longer.

The best thing about my stay was...

excellent value for money and central
6/10 Good

22 August 2010

Edinburgh at the festival

Room very clean. Breakfast very good. Rates reasonable during festival time in Edinburgh.

8/10 Great

18 August 2010

Excellent convenient and first class accommodation.

first time staying at masson house. check in excellent with good information provided for the stay. Room exceptionally clean and top class. Very convenient to the city and could walk to Edinburgh Tattoo which was the reason for our visit. Breakfast buffet extremely extensive and catered for every taste. will definitely be back.

The best thing about my stay was...

Convenience to the city centre.
10/10 Amazing

31 August 2009

short break

EXcellent -great location, clean ,extensive breakfast ,would definitely stay here again .

8/10 Great

16 August 2009

Good quality accomodation for the Fringe

When we arrived we had been upgraded from Masson House to Chancellors House which was comfortable and clean and had everything you needed. No hairdryer in room but had brought our own. Got parking space but parking was limited due to building works. About a 20 minute walk into Pleasance area, so not too bad a distance. No trouble with noise from other guests and slept well. Loads of choice for breakfast to suit all tastes. Despite being a 2* this was better than a lot of guest houses - would recommend to others.

8/10 Great

19 August 2008

Good accomodation for the festival.

Masson House is part of the student halls of residence and is well within walking distance of the centre of the city of Edinburgh. Reception was very good and very helpful. Due to building work and the festival, parking was a little difficult, but we always managed to find a space eventually. The room was average - certainly good enough for our purposes - all we were looking for was a place to sleep really! The en-suite was a little grubby, the bed was comfortable, the walls a little thin and there was quite a lot of noise with other guests arriving and leaving. Breakfasts were good with more than enough to eat, but I've stayed in a lot worse and well worth the money.

8/10 Great

11 August 2008

masson house

Had 1 nights B & B at Masson House. Very easy to find. Rooms were very clean, bed was a bit hard though. Surroundings were nice. Plenty of choice at breakfast. Very good value for money. Will definately book again.

8/10 Great

29 July 2008

Great short-stay accommodation in Edinburgh

Masson House is in a great location - right beside Holyrood Park, view of Arthurs Seat (or take a walk up partway for great cityscape views). Could walk to Royal Mile via Park or streets (15-20 Mins), loads of (cheap) buses outside, or taxis at Reception Centre if needed. Beautifully landscaped gardens, great buffet breakfast (be as greedy or a healthy as you like). We had a double room, en-suite. Comfortable bed. Small but adequate shower room. Good shower. Plentiful tea /coffee making. Hanging and shelf space fine for shorter stay. Walls a bit thin but we had very quiet nights. TV. Would definitely recommend it to friends. Great value.

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