Accommodation RIE Medical Centre on Little France Cres
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
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
£ 85.15View Rates
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
Highfield Guest House
EH9 3AE, Edinburgh, 83 Mayfield Road
Offering a friendly welcome, delicious breakfasts and free Wi-Fi, Highfield is near Edinburgh University and less than one mile (1.6 km) from the city centre, with good bus access. The family-run Highfield Guest House is... read more
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
£ 33.60View Rates
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
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
EH9 1SD, Edinburgh, 3 East Mayfield
With free parking and free WiFi, Sonas Guest House offers bright, cosy bedrooms. The historical Royal Mile and Holyrood Park are just a 20-minute walk away. Built in the 1870s, the individual bedrooms at Sonas... read more
£ 61.75View Rates
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
£ 121.05View Rates
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
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
£ 45.00View Rates
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
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
£ 39.00View Rates
Ardgowan Guest House
EH16 5PA, Edinburgh, 1 Lady Road,
Offering free WiFi, Ardgowan Guest House is situated in Edinburgh, within 2.3 km of University of Edinburgh. Built in 19th century, the property is within 2.4 km of Edinburgh Festival Theatre and 3 km of... read more
25 backdean road
EH22 1RE, Danderhall, 25 Backdean Road
Offering mountain views, 25 backdean road is an accommodation set in Danderhall, 6.8 km from Royal Mile and 7.3 km from National Museum of Scotland. Located 6.7 km from University of Edinburgh, the property provides... read more
2 Bed 2 bath with Private Parking
EH9 2DJ, Edinburgh, 9 Mentone Gardens
2 Bed 2 bath with Private Parking is set in the Newington district of Edinburgh, 2.5 km from Royal Mile, 2.7 km from National Museum of Scotland and 2.9 km from The Real Mary King's... read more
FABULOUS 2BED 2BATH Ground Floor SERVICED ACCOMMODATION Near CITY
EH16 4FB, Edinburgh, 1 Drybrough Crescent FLAT 2
Offering mountain views, FABULOUS 2BED 2BATH Ground Floor SERVICED ACCOMMODATION Near CITY is an accommodation situated in Edinburgh, 4.4 km from University of Edinburgh and 4.5 km from Royal Mile. There is an in-house restaurant,... read more
Roost Hill Guest House
EH16 5LD, Edinburgh, 5 Cameron Terrace
Situated in Edinburgh and within 2.8 km of University of Edinburgh, Roost Hill Guest House has a garden, allergy-free rooms, and free WiFi throughout the property. The property is set 2.9 km from Royal Mile,... read more
White house in Edinburgh, 2 bedroom good location
EH15 3HF, Edinburgh, 18 Niddrie Mill Terrace
White house in Edinburgh, 2 bedroom good location is situated in Edinburgh, 2.7 km from Portobello Beach, and features a balcony, garden, and free WiFi. The property is 6.5 km from Royal Mile and 6.9... read more
Tips to Find the Best Accommodations
If 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.
It’s a beautiful city with a lot of interesting history to explore if you have the time.
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.
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
One 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.
Find your budget friendly room
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.