Hotel Lady Nicolson Court (Edinburgh, United Kingdom)

Hotel Lady Nicolson Court (Edinburgh, United Kingdom)

About Lady Nicolson Court

Lady Nicolson Court offers travellers University of Edinburgh student accommodation outside of the school semesters, and is found the old town, minutes from the Festival Theatre and the National Museum of Scotland. Edinburgh Castle,  Princes Street, The Royal Mile and the Palace of Holyroodhouse can all be reached within a 15-minute walk. Each of these modern studios comes with its own en-suite bathroom, open-plan bedroom with desk and chair, storage space and free Wi-Fi. Bike storage, fully-accessible facilities and 24/7 security are found on site, and washing/drying facilities are available. The studios include fridges, freezers, and an oven/microwave in their small kitchens, while popular restaurants can be found in neighbouring blocks. Lady Nicolson Court is 0.7 miles from Edinburgh Waverley Station and 7.7 miles from Edinburgh Airport, or about 45 minutes by public transit.

Top amenities

  • WiFi in lobby

  • Free WiFi

  • Pool

  • Spa

  • Parking

  • Pets

  • A/C

  • Restaurant

  • Hotel bar

  • Gym


38 Potterrow, EH8 9BT, Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Rating overview

  • Location
    Excellent  8.7 / 10
  • Rooms
    Very good  8.0 / 10
  • Service
    Very good  8.2 / 10

Positive Reviews


Great location for old city, Fringe Festival.

Guests found Lady Nicolson Court to be fantastically located for attending the Fringe Festival, and most attractions in city, as well as the central station, are within easy walking distance.


Student studios with kitchen and bathroom.

Some of those who stayed wished their student accommodation had been like this — the studio rooms were found to be spacious, and featured a modern kitchen and small but functional en-suite bathroom.


Excellent reception staff.

You will find the reception staff members to be excellent overall and very helpful in dealing with any queries, although they may not be on site at all times.

Negative Reviews


No air conditioning in rooms, gets hot.

Since those who stay here are present in summer, they occasionally found the lack of air conditioning to mean that the rooms can get very hot, even if you do open the windows.


No TV, or TV issues.

A few guests found their rooms did not have TVs, or that the TV was not working, so perhaps look at another spot or request this especially if you really need the telly.


Mattresses need replacing, small bathrooms.

Although they may be fine for students, a handful of those who stayed thought the mattresses could use replacing with some more comfortable ones. Additionally, the bathrooms, although functional, were considered a bit too small by some.

All amenities

Hotel facilities
  1. Express check-in
  2. Lift
  3. Non-smoking rooms
  4. Computer with Internet
Room facilities
  1. Bathtub (upon inquiry)
  2. Shower
  3. Openable windows
  4. Television

Arrival / Departure

  1. Check in: 12:00


38 Potterrow , EH8 9BT , Edinburgh , United Kingdom
Telephone: +44(131)6676591 | 

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