Pollock Halls, 18 Holyrood Park Rd, Edinburgh EH16 5AY
The 108-room Salisbury Green Hotel and Bistro, located within the landscaped grounds adjoining Holyrood Park, and owned by Edinburgh First, has undergone a £4.6m renovation over the last year – with the final phase of the makeover within its Mansion House now finished.
The collection of 36 en-suite twin, double and single bedrooms within Mansion House now boast brand new mattresses and furnishings, while the decor retains the
original character of the 18th century
building. The work on the Mansion House was done in-house, with the design of the contemporary part of the hotel undertaken
by 3D Reid.
Mansion House was originally built in the 1750s for an Edinburgh merchant named Alexander Scott and the supporting walls of the house are still encased within the existing building.
In its long history it has belonged to the Dick family of Prestonfield House and Edinburgh publisher William Nelson before being purchased by Sir Donald Pollock – after whom the University’s main halls of residence is named – in the early 1940s. From then it became a residence for students of the University of Edinburgh until 2006 when it was converted to a hotel and conference centre.
Lyndsay Wilkie, Director of Business Development, said, “This marks the end of an intensive period of renovation at Salisbury Green Hotel and Bistro and we don’t think there will be any disappointment among our guests. We’ve worked very hard to ensure the accommodation and service matches its superb location in the City.
“We have the best of both on offer – there are rooms that appeal to all kinds of visitors, whether you’re looking for something modern or more traditional.”
Next door, in the contemporary part of the hotel, the other 72 bedrooms underwent a huge refurbishment in 2018, now offering guests top of the range Elite mattresses, new fitted bathrooms with Arran Aromatics toiletries as well as a contemporary lounge and bistro area downstairs.
Designers 3D Reid knocked through pre-existing rooms to form larger deluxe room; re-designed the bathrooms to create large walk-in showers and replaced all furniture and fittings, wall, floor and soft furnishings.
Along with a new and improved interior, the Salisbury Green Hotel now boasts access to 18 electric vehicle charging points, including a Tesla Destination Charger.