Group and Summer Accommodation
Whether you are managing a school trip, sports team, summer school or a conference, we have got a wide range of group accommodation to suit you,
whatever your budget. With 186 year round bedrooms and 2,500 summer bedrooms we can accommodate a huge range of groups across our venues.
Located in peaceful landscaped grounds adjoining Holyrood Park within easy walking distance of Edinburgh’s Old Town and the City’s major attractions, we offer 2* single rooms with shared bathrooms, 3* single, twin and double en-suite rooms on Pollock Halls campus and 3-6 bed flats spread out across the centre of Edinburgh. For smaller groups, we have two year-round, recently refurbished hotels and self-catered apartments which can widen your choice even more.
- 24-hour security
The Security and Reception teams are available to help 24/7 throughout the year. The Security team monitor CCTV and alarms to ensure a safe and secure stay.
- Multiple catering options
For tour operators and conference organisers we can offer multiple catering options bespoke to their needs:
- Self-service catering at the JMCC restaurant
- Bar food at the JMCC bar
- Fine dining at Salisbury Green Bistro
- Snacks and drinks at Salisbury Green lounge
- Private gala dinners
- Free Wi-Fi
Everyone staying at our accommodation can enjoy fast, free Wi-Fi without time restrictions.
- Flexible check-in and check-out
Due to the carrying requirements of each group we can provide flexible check-in/out agreed at time of contract. Some group activities/conferences start early or finish late and we know that delegates can get frustrated with getting into their room late or leaving early – especially when they are travelling from afar. We can adapt to these needs by changing these times in order to have a smooth stay with Edinburgh First.
- Coach Parking
There is coach parking available on site for organisers. We have 16 spaces that can fit on the Pollock Halls site at one time.
- Informational signage
We understand the importance of informational signage for across the site. We have introduced digital signage within our Reception areas and tailor-made signage across the Estate to make it easier for occupants to know more about their accommodation and venues.
- Luggage storage
We can store luggage at check out until the end of the day. Access to the luggage storage is 24-hour.
- Electric vehicle charge points
We have 18 free electric vehicle recharging points compatible with Charge Places Scotland cards (if you do not have a card, we can lend you one).
- 80 meeting rooms
We can also offer meeting and classroom space suitable to your size of group, should you require it during your stay. For more information on our meeting rooms click here.
Ambassadors of Peaceful Dialogue
“I have to say, the accommodation, catering, housekeeping and reception staff, as well as all the facilities at Pollock were absolutely excellent.”
Mulberry School for Girls
“She [Edinburgh First Reservations Administrator] provided really good advice and with the safeguarding issues we need to address as a school group whilst bringing a production to the Edfringe Festival, she went out of her way to provide a floor plan for the building upon request so we can ensure we were able to adequately staff the flats we were booking to meet all our safeguarding requirements.”
Year Round Accommodation
If you are managing a smaller group our hotels or self-service apartments may be a great option for you.
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So whatever your size or type of group, we’ve got accommodation to suit you.