The Minto Hotel - Edinburgh

16-18 Minto Street, Edinburgh, United Kingdom, EH9 9QR  show map
 3 stars
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The Minto Hotel - Edinburgh

Free Wi-Fi

Free Wi-Fi in rooms

Parking

Parking on request

Luggage storage
24-hour

24-hour reception

24-hour room service

Food/ Drinks

Bar/ Lounge area

Restaurant

Coffee/Tea in lobby

Cafe

Coffee shop

TV

Flat-screen TV

Elevator
Meeting facilities

Meeting room

Overview

The contemporary 3-star The Minto Hotel lies within a 20-minute walk of St. Giles Cathedral. The building was renovated in 2005.

National Museum of Scotland are within a 20-minute walk of the property. Guests can get to Edinburgh city center, which is 2 km away.

This hotel is placed in Merchiston district, known for a palace, a gallery and a castle.

Our Dynamic Earth train station is 15 minutes' walking distance from the hotel. 15 minutes by car from Turnhouse airport.

Rooms

There are 22 exquisite rooms appointed with satellite television, a work desk, central heating, wireless internet and coffee/tea makers. They feature bathrooms with a bathtub, a hairdryer and complimentary toiletries.

Eat & Drink

Guests can have breakfast in the restaurant every morning. Serving a wide assortment of dishes, Cafe Cassis and Kismot are about 350 meters from the property.

Services

The hotel provides free parking, a luggage storage and a lift along with a meeting room and a banqueting hall to fit the needs of all guests.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for free.

Guest Parking

Public parking is possible on site for free.

Number of rooms:   22.

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Facilities

General

  • Non-smoking property
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Parking on request
  • Free parking
  • Limited time reception
  • Reception
  • No pets allowed
  • Luggage storage
  • Elevator
  • Coffee shop
  • Smoke detectors

Services

  • 24-hour room service
  • Tours/Ticket assistance
  • Wedding services
  • Shops/Commercial services
  • Newspaper service

Dining facilities

  • Paid breakfast
  • Restaurant
  • Cafe
  • Bar/ Lounge area
  • Coffee/Tea in lobby

Meeting facilities

  • Meeting room

Children's facilities

  • Cribs available

Room facilities

  • Free Wi-Fi in rooms
  • Individual air conditioning
  • Individual heating
  • Terrace
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • In-room desk
  • Ironing facilities
  • Rollaway beds

Bathroom

  • Private bathroom
  • Steam shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Room toiletries

Media

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable/ Satellite television
  • Telephone

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor

Policies

CHECK-IN / CHECK-OUT

Check-in from 3 pm FREE
Check-out until 11 am FREE

Children and extra beds

There are no extra beds provided in a room. 

How to reach hotel

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Hotel Address:

16-18 Minto Street, Edinburgh, United Kingdom, EH9 9QR

Get directions
City Center
  • Edinburgh
    1.2 mi
Airports
  • Turnhouse (EDI)
    7.2 mi
  • Dundee (DND)
    36.2 mi
Train Stations
  • Edinburgh Waverley station
    1.3 mi
  • Bus stop
    3300 ft
Parks
  • Holyrood Park
    1900 ft
Ski areas
  • Midlothian Ski Centre
    1.7 mi
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  3 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  11 am
  • Number of rooms:
    22

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What's nearby

Tourist attractions

  • City of the Dead Tour4000 ft

Places of interest

  • Queen's Hall2700 ft
  • Italian Institute3700 ft
  • George Square Theatre4000 ft
  • The University of Edinburgh4300 ft
  • Arthur's seat5000 ft
  • Edinburgh Law School5000 ft
  • Royal Observatory5000 ft

Amusement

  • Alba Ballooning2300 ft
  • Slot Casino2700 ft
  • Amusements4000 ft
  • New Empire Bingo4000 ft

Museums

  • Surgeons' Hall Museum, Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh4600 ft
  • National War Museum Of Scotland5000 ft
  • Museum of Scotland5000 ft

Parks

  • Holyrood Park2000 ft
  • The Meadows Playpark2700 ft
  • the craigs3700 ft
  • The Meadows4000 ft

Universities, Institutes

  • University of Edinburgh4000 ft

Theaters

  • Festival Theatre4300 ft
  • Pleasance Cabaret Bar4300 ft
  • Edinburgh Festival Theatre4300 ft
  • Festival Theatre4600 ft
  • Pleasance Theatre Box Office4600 ft

Public parking

  • University of Edinburgh4000 ft

Local attractions

  • Greyfriars Church1.0 mi
    Old Town, Edinburgh
  • St Cecilia's Hall Museum of Instruments1.1 mi
    Corner of Cowgate and Niddry Street, Edinburgh
  • George IV Bridge1.1 mi
    Bank Street and Candlemaker Row, Edinburgh
  • National Museum of Scotland1.2 mi
    Chambers Street, Edinburgh
  • Our Dynamic Earth1.1 mi
    112 Holyrood Road, Edinburgh

Near the hotel

  • Holyrood Park1900 ft
    Holyrood Park Road, Edinburgh
  • The Queen's Hall3000 ft
    Clerk Street, Edinburgh
  • Sir Jules Thorn Exhibition of the History of Surgery/Dental Museum4700 ft
    9 Hill Sq., Edinburgh
  • National Library of Scotland4900 ft
    George IV Bridge, Edinburgh
  • Summerhall2400 ft
    1 Summerhall, Edinburgh
  • The Meadows4400 ft
    Old Town, Edinburgh
  • Surgeons' Hall4800 ft
    Nicolson Street, Edinburgh
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  3 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  11 am
  • Number of rooms:
    22

The Minto Hotel Reviews

Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at The Minto Hotel

Average guest rating

6.6out of 10
Good
Based on 145 reviews

Guest reviews

  • Group of friends
    7.4

    excellent breakfast, nice and quiet rooms

  • Older travelers
    9.2

    The manageress and staff were very welcoming and friendly. Room was great and meals and breakfast were excellent. Will definately stay again next time in Edinburgh. We have already recommended this hotel to our friends.

  • Older travelers
    6.2

    Friendly staff but this hotel is more suitable for the younger generation.

    Cooked B`fast OK but otherwise very limited choice.

  • Older travelers
    10.0

    On arrival we were greeted by the receptionist / bar person and She was the nicest and most helpful young woman I have ever met. I would highly recommend the Hotel Minto , its excellent !!

  • Group of friends
    6.6

    we where asked to state if we wanted a twin or double room when we booked.the only place to put this info was on the comments which we did but the hotel charges us extra for not telling them we wanted a twin room???

  • Family with children
    7.8

    Manager offered a free meal in the bar after a few hassles with the room alocation.

    Hotel didn't have our request for a cot so we were allocated a very small double. After some rearranging they managed to find us a cot and a room big enough for it, just. They seemed a little disorganised in the booking department and we witnessed another couple being offered accommodation somewhere else as the hotel had no record of their booking.

  • Older travelers
    10.0

    The staff were all really freindly always ready to help with any request or inquiry, the location from the hotel to the town was excellent with taxi avaliability or bus route every 10 minutes, the hotel was clean and tidy at all times, excellent

    There was nothing that we didnt like about the hotel, we would definately use it again, and certainly recommend it

  • Family with children
    5.8

    It was quite expensive especially considering breakfast was not included

  • Group of friends
    7.4

    Friendly staff. Great breakfast. Convenient for the office.

    Didn't have a chip-and-pin device so paying by card meant that they wrote down the CVU number, which is against the rules.

  • Older travelers
    5.4

    Staff were very polite and helpfulGood bus service to centre of Edinburgh

    Room very cramped and decor poor. Very low quality toilet paper and tissues. Plumbing very slow to drain

  • Older travelers
    5.4

    The bar was good and the bar staff friendly. The general manager was professional and listened to my complaint about other factors we were unhappy about and gave us a discount.

    The room was far too small and only suitable for single occupancy. We stayed in room 5. the furniture was too big for the room. We could not open the wardrobe drawer fully or the drawers inside it. The chair was too tall for the dressing table so you could not get your knees under it and you had to duck to see through the mirror. There was only one bedside table as room only suitable for single bed and you bumped into each other. The breakfast was a shambles and it took an hour to get served and everyone got the wrong breakfast when it finally arrived. Disappointed to find that there are similar reviews on the website so lessons have not been learned. However, I spoke to the manager before I left to complain. She accepted what I said, was not defensive and very professional so hopefully changes will be made.

  • Couple
    10.0

    The hotel was modern and inviting. The staff made us feel welcome. Breakfast was lovely and the restaurant staff very attentive.

  • Couple
    6.6

    The hotel was nicely kept and room was pleasant.

    Unfortunately due to the fact that we stayed there during large events in Edinburgh, we fell victim to being held to ransom over ridiculous room rates paying double what the room would normally cost. Only other downside was that we had to return a breakfast as part of it had not been cooked properly. The plate was brought back a few minutes later in the same condition and told "that's the colour sausages are supposed to be!".... In their pre-cooked state perhaps!

  • Group of friends
    4.2

    I enjoyed the family function that was booked at The Minto Hotel, they seemed well organised for functions.

    The room we had was very small, so much so that the only place we could keep our suitcase was in the wardrobe. There was not enough space to move around the room comfortably. On our second day I ordered tea & toast for breakfast in the dining room. I waited 30 minutes to receive a pot of tea and after 1 hour 15 minutes & two polite reminders about my toast I left without being fed. The service at breakfast was very poor, & the waitress did not seem to be in a rush to attend to anyone in the diningroom. I know that several other people staying on the same weekend as me have also complained. I do not feel we had value for money at The Minto.

  • Family with children
    6.2

    The accomodations were very small for a family room. Basically they just shoved three beds into a small room and called it a family room. They were quite accomodating when I would not accept those accomodations. The lighting in our room was terrible. But even worst was the lighting inthe bathroom. It was impossible to put on makeup in the bathroom as the lighting was so poor. The shower did not work and in fact stopped while I was taking a shower. They actually made me come to the front desk in my towel and robe to recieve a new key for another room to finish my shower. I wanted them to bring me the key but they said they could not leave the front desk. They call themselves a boutique hotel. They would be fine for one person in a little cell the most two people but they should definetely not advertise for a family room.

How to reach hotel

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Hotel Address:

16-18 Minto Street, Edinburgh, United Kingdom, EH9 9QR

Get directions
City Center
  • Edinburgh
    1.2 mi
Airports
  • Turnhouse (EDI)
    7.2 mi
  • Dundee (DND)
    36.2 mi
Train Stations
  • Edinburgh Waverley station
    1.3 mi
  • Bus stop
    3300 ft
Parks
  • Holyrood Park
    1900 ft
Ski areas
  • Midlothian Ski Centre
    1.7 mi
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  3 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  11 am
  • Number of rooms:
    22