Accommodation RIE Medical Centre on Little France Cres

Radisson Blu Hotel, Edinburgh

EH1 1TH, Edinburgh, The Royal Mile

On the historic Royal Mile, Radisson Blu Hotel Edinburgh is a modern hotel which features a spa / fitness centre, stylish bar and luxury bedrooms with free Wi-Fi. Waverley train station is just a 5-minute... read more

3716 reviews 9

£ 134.10

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Jurys Inn Edinburgh

EH1 1DH, Edinburgh, 43 Jeffrey Street

In the heart of Edinburgh's Old Town, right beside the Royal Mile and less than a 5-minute walk from Waverly Train Station, Jurys Inn Edinburgh has a 24-hour reception. The bedrooms feature Dream beds with... read more

4940 reviews 7.9

£ 95.20

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Holiday Inn Express Edinburgh – Royal Mile

EH1 1NA, Edinburgh, 300 Cowgate

This city centre Holiday Inn Express is just a few minutes’ walk from the Royal Mile, and 0.6 miles from Holyrood House. This IHG Quality Excellence Award-winning hotel offers free Wi-Fi and air-conditioned rooms with... read more

2847 reviews 8.6

£ 117.00

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Best Western Kings Manor

EH15 2NP, Edinburgh, 100 Milton Road East

Best Western Kings Manor in Edinburgh offers free WiFi, a 20-metre swimming pool and a gym. Portobello Beach is just 10 minutes’ walk from the building. The railway station is 5 minutes' walk from the... read more

2321 reviews 8.6

£ 53.10

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Apex Waterloo Place Hotel

EH1 3BH, Edinburgh, 23-27 Waterloo Place

With a stylish swimming pool and Scottish restaurant, the luxury 4-star Apex Waterloo Place Hotel offers sumptuous rooms with free WiFi. The hotel is in Edinburgh’s Old Town, at the end of Princes Street. The... read more

2731 reviews 8.9

£ 144.00

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Fraser Suites Edinburgh

EH1 1PT, Edinburgh, 12-26 St Giles Street

Just off the Royal Mile and near Edinburgh Castle, the boutique Fraser Suites Edinburgh hotel boasts a gym and a restaurant. There are superb views across Princes Street Gardens. Free WiFi is also available. Fraser... read more

1778 reviews 8.7

£ 151.20

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Radisson Collection Hotel, Royal Mile Edinburgh

EH1 1AD, Edinburgh, 1 George IV Bridge

Radisson Collection Hotel, Royal Mile Edinburgh is set in the heart of the capital and the only five-star hotel on the historic Royal Mile and Edinburgh Military Tattoo. The hotel is 600 metres from Edinburgh... read more

1213 reviews 9

£ 188.10

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Hilton Edinburgh Carlton

EH1 1SD, Edinburgh, 19 North Bridge

Overlooking The Royal Mile, the Hilton Edinburgh Carlton has a stylish cocktail bar and modern brasserie. Lively Princes Street is just 300 metres away and Waverley Rail Station is directly adjacent to the hotel. Free... read more

1960 reviews 8.5

£ 127.40

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The Parliament House Hotel

EH1 3BJ, Edinburgh, 15 Calton Hill

This beautifully restored 3-star hotel is in Edinburgh city centre, just 300 metres from Edinburgh Waverley Railway Station and Princes Street. Rooms each have a private bathroom and free Wi-Fi. The Parliament House Hotel has... read more

1806 reviews 8.4

£ 94.00

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Holyrood Aparthotel

EH8 8PE, Edinburgh, 1 Nether Bakehouse

Just off Edinburgh’s Royal Mile in the city centre, Holyrood Aparthotel features studio and 2-bedroom apartments, as well as an on-site gym. Each spacious lounge features a large-screen LCD TV, stereo and DVD player. Each... read more

2128 reviews 8.7

£ 126.65

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Macdonald Holyrood Hotel

EH8 8AU, Edinburgh, 81 Holyrood Rd

Just metres from Holyrood Park, Macdonald Holyrood Hotel features an award-winning restaurant and spa. With Edinburgh Castle just a mile away, guests have free WiFi access and large rooms. The rooms at Macdonald Holyrood have... read more

1792 reviews 8.7

£ 84.00

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Stay Central Hotel

EH1 1JS, Edinburgh, 139 Cowgate

Stay Central Hotel is just a 3-minute walk from the historic Royal Mile. Located in the Cowgate, this lively budget hotel is in Edinburgh's Old Town, within half a mile of Princes Street. It surrounds... read more

1525 reviews 8.7

£ 122.00

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Pollock Halls - Edinburgh First - Campus Accommodation

EH16 5AY, Edinburgh, 18 Holyrood Park Road

Located at the foot of the royal Holyrood Park and Arthur's Seat, the Pollock Halls campus offers bed and breakfast accommodation during the University of Edinburgh's summer vacation. Each room on the campus features a... read more

2613 reviews 8.4

£ 35.00

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The Scotsman Hotel

EH1 1TR, Edinburgh, 20 North Bridge

Overlooking Edinburgh Castle and Waverley Station, the 4-star Scotsman Hotel was originally built in 1905. This majestic, listed building was once The Scotsman newspaper. Each unique room and suite at the Scotsman Hotel boasts individual... read more

1655 reviews 8.7

£ 174.60

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Apex City of Edinburgh Hotel

EH1 2HJ, Edinburgh, 61 Grassmarket

The Apex City of Edinburgh Hotel is located in the heart of Grassmarket in Edinburgh city centre, just minutes from The Royal Mile. The hotel has an award-winning restaurant and 4-star boutique bedrooms. In the... read more

3273 reviews 8.8

£ 99.00

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Hotel Indigo - Edinburgh - Princes Street

EH2 2AN, Edinburgh, 20 Princes Street

Situated on Princes Street, overlooking Edinburgh Castle, Hotel Indigo - Edinburgh - Princes Street offers rooms with free WiFi. Set in a period building, there is a traditional restaurant and bar. With high ceilings and... read more

1606 reviews 8.7

£ 150.00

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Residence Inn by Marriott Edinburgh

EH3 9GG, Edinburgh, 36 Simpson Loan, Quartermile

Residence Inn by Marriott Edinburgh has a central Edinburgh location, just 10 minutes’ walk from the Royal Mile. Free Wi-Fi is available throughout the building, and there is an on-site fitness centre. The spacious rooms... read more

944 reviews 8.7

£ 83.00

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Destiny Student - Brae House (Campus Accommodation)

EH8 8EL, Edinburgh, 31 Abbeyhill

Destiny Student – Brae House (Campus Accommodation) is a glass-covered student campus accommodation lying in the shadow of Arthur’s Seat. Sitting at the foot of the Royal Mile, the National Parliament and Holyrood Palace are... read more

3338 reviews 7.6

£ 51.85

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The West Wing

EH1 1QG, Edinburgh, The West Wing, 28 North Bridge

Featuring free WiFi, The West Wing offers accommodation in Edinburgh. Royal Mile is 400 metres away. All units include a flat-screen TV. There is a seating and/or dining area in some units. There is also... read more

430 reviews 9.2

£ 135.00

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Aparthotel Adagio Edinburgh Royal Mile

EH8 8BJ, Edinburgh, 231 Canongate

Situated in Edinburgh, Aparthotel Adagio Edinburgh Royal Mile is 600 metres from Edinburgh Festival Theatre. There is free WiFi available at Aparthotel Adagio Edinburgh Royal Mile, which is only 10 minutes' walk from Waverley station.... read more

2386 reviews 8.9

£ 116.00

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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.