Accommodation RIE Medical Centre on Little France Cres

Allison House 17

EH9 2AX, Edinburgh, 17 Mayfield Gardens

This Georgian building is now a family-run guest house with easy access to Edinburgh city centre by bus. It offers free WiFi, free parking and en suite rooms with flat-screen TVs. Allison House 17 is... read more

1403 reviews 7.9

£ 33.00

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Alexander Guest House

EH9 2BX, Edinburgh, 35, Mayfield Gardens

Alexander Guest House is a friendly guest house with clean rooms and excellent bus access to Edinburgh city centre. Arthur’s Seat provides a beautiful backdrop. At Alexander there is limited free parking and free internet... read more

329 reviews 7.8

£ 35.00

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Kildonan Lodge Hotel

EH16 5PE, Edinburgh, 27 Craigmillar Park

This elegant 4-star Victorian hotel offers luxurious rooms featuring iPod docks, flat-screen TVs, sherry and shortbread. Located only 1.5 miles from the Royal Mile, with direct bus route to the city centre right outside the... read more

527 reviews 8.9

£ 85.15

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Aynetree Guest House

EH15 3AS, Edinburgh, 12 Duddingston Crescent, Milton Road

With free private parking, the Aynetree Guest House is on a main bus route, with excellent direct access to Edinburgh city centre. This Victorian house is well located for Arthur's Seat and the Palace of... read more

287 reviews 7.8

£ 35.00

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The Ben Doran Guest House

EH9 2AX, Edinburgh, 11 Mayfield Gardens, Newington

In central Edinburgh, this 4-star Georgian town house offers free Wi-Fi and free parking. The local bus service allows easy access to Edinburgh city centre. All of the charming rooms at The Ben Doran Guest... read more

326 reviews 8.2

£ 33.60

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Allison House 16

EH9 2BZ, Edinburgh, 16 Mayfield Gardens

This Georgian building is a family-run guest house with easy access to Edinburgh city centre by bus. It offers free WiFi, free parking and en suite rooms with flat-screen TVs. All rooms have a hairdryer... read more

996 reviews 8

£ 1.00

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Prestonfield House

EH16 5UT, Edinburgh, Priestfield Road

This luxurious 5-star retreat has a fine-dining restaurant and romantic bedrooms about 3 km from the Royal Mile. Prestonfield is surrounded by gardens and a golf course. Buses to the city centre are a 5-minute... read more

150 reviews 9.2

£ 1.00

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OYO Arden Guest House

EH16 4SD, Edinburgh, 126 Old Dalkieth Road

This 3-star guest house offers warm, stylish rooms with private bathrooms and flat-screen TVs. Edinburgh’s historic centre is just 5 minutes’ drive away. All of the rooms at OYO Arden Guest House feature free Wi-Fi... read more

297 reviews 7.2

£ 121.05

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23 Mayfield

EH9 2BX, Edinburgh, 23 Mayfield Gardens, Newington

Situated just 1 mile from Edinburgh city centre and the Royal Mile, the family-run 23 Mayfield offers free WiFi. This detached Victorian guest house boasts retains many original features. Dating back to 1868, the property... read more

90 reviews 9.8

£ 1.00

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Edinburgh Rays Guest House

EH9 1SB, Edinburgh, 29 Minto street

Situated just 1 mile from Edinburgh’s shopping district of Princes Street, 29 Guest House is a self-service accommodation with a large private car park and free WiFi in public areas. Guests can also relax in... read more

712 reviews 8

£ 1.00

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Arrandale Guest House

EH9 2BZ, Edinburgh, 28 Mayfield Gardens

Featuring free WiFi throughout the property, Arrandale Guest House offers accommodation in Edinburgh, 1.7 km from University of Edinburgh. Free private parking is available on site for 1 vehicle and free on-street parking is available... read more

315 reviews 8.1

£ 39.00

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Thornfield Guest Residence

EH9 2AX, Edinburgh, 7 Mayfield Gardens

Situated 1.5 km from University of Edinburgh, Thornfield Guest House is located in Edinburgh and provides rooms with free WiFi. Conveniently located in the Newington district, the property is located 1.6 km from Edinburgh Festival... read more

367 reviews 6.5

£ 1.00

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Lauderville guest house

EH9 2NH, Edinburgh, 52 Mayfield Road

Situated in Edinburgh, within 1.9 km of University of Edinburgh and 2.5 km of National Museum of Scotland, Lauderville guest house features accommodation with a garden and free WiFi throughout the property as well as... read more

48 reviews 9.3

£ 1.00

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Peaceful Lovely & Modern Entire House

EH16 4WD, Edinburgh, 54 Milligan Drive

Peaceful Lovely & Modern Entire House offers accommodation in Edinburgh, 3.5 km from Arthurs Seat and 5 km from University of Edinburgh. The property is 5 km from National Museum of Scotland and 5 km... read more

0 reviews 0

£ 1.00

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Tips to Find the Best Accommodations

accommodation edinburgh royal infirmaryIf you need to travel to Edinburgh to see a friend or loved one who is convalescing in the Royal Edinburgh Infirmary or the city’s Western General hospital, you are probably looking for some affordable place to stay nearby. Here are some tips to help you find cheap accommodation close by.

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The site is located in the Little France suburb of Edinburgh Scotland, 4 miles south of the city centre. It’s a major teaching hospital part of NHS Lothian’s University Hospitals Division. NHS Lothian headquarters are based at Waverley Gate, a brand-new office development in the centre of Edinburgh.

Book in as early as possible

Not only do patients and family require accommodation near the hospital, there are also a variety of other people that require somewhere to stay nearby including visiting medical staff and even tourists who are looking to stay in the vicinity.

If you know that your loved one is scheduled for surgery in a few months it’s a good idea to find establishments as soon as you know the dates.

Be flexible

If your loved one is scheduled for surgery around the Edinburgh Fringe Festival or other local festivals you might find that you can’t get the exact type of rooms that you had planned. This can also be the case if the trip to the hospital is not planned, such as a heart attack. The best idea in this case is to be flexible.

Looking for locations that have a reasonable link to the hospital through buses and public transport option in case you have to spend some, or all, or your time further afield than you planned. It can also be a good idea to look at all sorts of accommodation types including bed and breakfasts, hostels and short stay apartments as well as traditional hotels. By broadening your search you’ll have the best chance of meeting your requirements.

Look for a quiet room

It can be very noisy and overwhelming to be away from home and looking after a loved one in a strange and busy medical environment. It can be very welcome to come back to a quiet and relaxing space to be able to decompress after a busy time.

It can be a good idea to explain your situation to the staff, so that they can find you the best room and understand if you need privacy or are coming and going at odd hours.

If you are looking after someone at the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh it’s a good idea to book your rooms as soon as you find out and try to be flexible on the style of accommodation you need.

Places to Stay in Little France area – EH16 4SA

guest roomOne of the nearest places to stay from Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh is 4 star deluxe Aaron Lodge. Situated on the A7 tourist route, the hotel has elegant rooms with private luxury bathrooms. Edinburgh’s historical castle and centre are a 10-minute drive away.

Another accommodation not far from the hospital is B&B Arden Guest House. This bed and breakfast offers warm, stylish guest rooms with private bathrooms. ree parking is available at Arden, and the A7 road is immediately accessible by car. Dalkeith Country Park is a 10-minute drive away and Cameron Toll Shopping Centre is 15 minutes’ walk away.

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NHS Lothian Scotland

The Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh is the site of clinical medicine teaching as well as a teaching hospital for the University of Edinburgh Medical School. (feedback)

By Rail : Edinburgh Waverley Train Station is about 30 minutes away from the hospital by car or taxi.

By Air : Edinburgh Turnhouse Airport is within easy reach of the hospital, about 30 minutes by car or taxi.

By Bus : Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh RIE can easily be reached by bus transportation.

Nearby Little France Crescent – Old Dalkeith Road

Craigmillar Castle (on the A68 road, EH16 4SY Scotland): Ruined medieval castle offering lovely views from the top. A short hike up a path behind the infirmary will take you to the castle.

Duddingston Golf Club (137-139 Duddingston Road West, EH15 3QD Scotland): Golf course in great condition with wide sweeping fairways. It also boasts a modern club house with a well stocked pro shop.

Holyrood Park (Holyrood Park Road, EH16 5BT Scotland /Holyrood/Scottish Parliament): Lovely and spacious Royal Park, also called the Queen’s Park or King’s Park. It’s a great place for quiet walks suitable for all ages and abilities.