January-April and September–December 2019, Specialised World Class Accommodation for One Semester International Students.

During All Holiday Periods The Caledonian Guesthouse Welcomes Holidaymakers From All Over The World

Edinburgh Caledonian Guesthouse

Edinburgh Caledonian Guesthouse is a beautiful Victorian terraced house with bags of character and charm.
Centrally located, we are within walking distance from many of the major tourist attractions such as Edinburgh Castle and the historic old town.

During September- December we host international students for their one semester studying period. For the rest of the year re operate as a guesthouse.

Our Rooms

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We offer a variety of room types to suit your individual needs and budget. Our rooms have a sunny and bright ambience, we are proud of our high standards of housekeeping and sense of style…

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Edinburgh Caledonian Guesthouse in Polwarth Edinburgh.
  • Free Wi-Fi available in all our rooms
  • 24-hour Hot Water
  • Non-smoking (throughout)
  • Tea & coffee replenished daily
  • Freeview TV Channels
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Our Location

Edinburgh Caledonian Guesthouse in Polwarth Edinburgh.

Located in the Merchiston Area of Edinburgh. We are only 1 mile south of Princes Street and takes just 15 – 20 minutes to walk to the city centre or catch a bus right outside and be there in 5 minutes.

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“We had a wonderful time at this guest house. It is nice and confortable. The owners were really nice and our room had a great view from the window! Scottish breakfast was also great!”


“Lovely room, warm and friendly staff, efficiently run, value for money, breakfast a treat. On a good bus route.”


“Nice small guesthouse in the city centre, charming team, good atmosphere, delicious breakfast. We will come again. =)”


“Fantastisk betjening, hjelpsom og hyggelig. Flott rom, god frokost, rent og pent.”


“O Simpatia do staff, principalmente dos que se ocupavam do pequeno almoço. Brilhante!”


“Great hospitality from all staff. Fantastic breakfast. I felt very well looked after!”


“Un sitio bonito, agradable y bien conectado con el centro. El personal estupendo y muy amable. Se pusieron en contacto con nosotros una semana antes para concretar y por si necesitábamos aparcamiento.”


“Very friendly staff, made me feel very welcome when I arrived and throughout my stay. The room was very clean and comfortable. I would definitely stay there again.”


“Good breakfast, comfortable, friendly and accommodating staff and good communications.”


“Staff were great – friendly and helpful. Breakfast was consistently very good and catered for the children’s variations on the menu.”


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The Fine Print

  • Please note that there is no lift at the property.
  • Please note that the property cannot accommodate stag/hen or similar party groups.
  • Bookings of more than 3 adults may be asked to pay a £200 security deposit and will be charged further if other guests need to be refunded for disturbance during their stay.
  • Please inform Edinburgh Caledonian Guesthouse in advance of your expected arrival time. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property directly with the contact details provided in your confirmation.
  • Due to being a family-run guesthouse and not a Hotel, we do not offer a 24hr Reception. Therefore we may not always be available on the premises in person. Reception is open from 8am until 5pm, Monday to Friday and 8am to 4pm at weekends. Please let us know your arrival time as you may require late check in details.
  • No Smoking- on 26 March 2006 the law on smoking in Scotland changed. Smoking is no longer allowed in enclosed public places. Failure to comply with the law is now a criminal offence and individuals will receive a fixed penalty of £200 for smoking in a no-smoking premises. This will be automatically deducted from your payment card.
  • Parking in Edinburgh is extremely difficult, very expensive and virtually impossible within the city centre. There is unrestricted on-street parking available close to our Guesthouse between the hours of 5.30pm and 8.30am Monday-Friday and all day Saturday and Sunday, however there are 3 bookable spaces available at Edinburgh Caledonian Guesthouse, subject to availability for £10 per night. There is also un-restricted parking available close to our Guesthouse between the hours of 5.30pm and 8.30am Monday-Friday and all day Saturday and Sunday.. Please refer to the Edinburgh City Council website to see where the restricted parking zones end.. Please note that guests parking their vehicles do so at their own risk and Edinburgh Caledonian Guesthouse accept no responsibility for any loss or damage