Accommodation RIE Medical Centre on Little France Cres

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

538 reviews 7.4

£ 33.60

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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

211 reviews 9.3

£ 1.00

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OYO Arden Guest House, Craigmillar Castle Edinburgh

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, Craigmillar Castle Edinburgh... read more

552 reviews 6.4

£ 121.05

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Rosehall Hotel

EH16 5AJ, Edinburgh, 101 Dalkeith Road, Newington

Just over a mile from the centre of beautiful Edinburgh, The Rosehall is a small private hotel on the A7, close to Holyrood Park and the stunning Arthur’s Seat. The Royal Mile is about 25-minutes’... read more

525 reviews 8.3

£ 45.00

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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.

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