Portsburgh Court

56 Lady Lawson StreetEdinburghEH3 9DHUnited Kingdom
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About Portsburgh Court

Doubling up as student accommodation during term and a hotel in the summer, Portsburgh Court offers budget 2.5 star accommodation.

Rooms are apartment style lodgings and are equipped with desks and kitchenettes complete with microwaves.

Portsburgh Court contains a common room complete with a TV and pool table, and guests have access to laundry facilities and bike storage. There is a vending machine and free Wi-Fi is provided throughout.

There is no shortage of dining options in Edinburgh, with Lovecrumbs and The Coffee Mill Café loacted just around the corner. Colonnades is a short walk away, as is Castle Terrace Restaurant.

Portsburgh Court  is just a short walk from the centre of Edinburgh and is just down the road from Edinburgh Castle. The National Museum of Scotland can be reached on foot, and Arthur’s Seat is a two mile walk.


56 Lady Lawson Street, Edinburgh, EH3 9DH, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44(131)6560798 | Official Homepage

Top amenities

  • WiFi in lobby
  • WiFi in rooms
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Parking
  • Pets
  • A/C
  • Restaurant
  • Hotel bar
  • Gym

All amenities

Hotel facilities

  • Computer with internet
  • Elevator
  • Laundry service
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Washing machine
  • WiFi in lobby

Room facilities

  • Bathroom with shower
  • Central heating
  • Cosmetic mirror
  • Desk
  • Electric kettle
  • Hairdryer
  • Internet
  • Ironing board
  • Kitchen / Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Telephone
  • Television
  • WiFi in rooms


  • Wheelchair accessible

Arrival / Departure

  • Check-in: 12:00

Positive Reviews

Good value for tight budgets.

A number of guests have noted that Portsburgh Court provide good value accommodation for travellers on a budget. The apartments are equipped for self-catering, and many reviews have noted that the rooms contain everything you need.

Central location with good views.

The location of the property can’t really be faulted. The centre of Edinburgh can be reached in minutes, and most sights are just a short walk away. A supermarket is located just down the road for cooking ingredients or there are numerous dining options on the doorstep. Several guests have commented on the impressive views over Edinburgh.

Friendly service with a smile.

Expect high quality service with a smile from the staff at Portsburgh Court. A large amount of reviews have praised the employees for their friendliness and local knowledge, and many guests have noted that nothing seemed too much trouble.

Negative Reviews

Basic furnishings of low quality.

The lodgings house students during term, and many guests have noted that the furnishings are quite basic. Many guests have claimed that the furnishings and carpets are becoming quite old and tatty, and some guests have noted that the furniture isn’t especially high quality.

Old mattresses that need replacing.

There has been mixed reviews about the comfort of the beds. Several guests have noted that the mattresses need replacing, and have complained of a poor night’s sleep. Some mattresses are reputed to have springs poking through, and are said to be old and cheap.

Cleaning could be more thorough.

Sub-standard cleaning has occasionally been flagged. A number of guests have noted that the rooms could have done with a more thorough vacuum beforehand, and other reviews have mentioned that the cutlery has been dirty.

Rating Overview

Rating trivago Rating Index based on 782 reviews across the web
8.2 /10
  • hostelbookers
    8.7 /10
  • ebookers.com
    10 /10
  • Other Sources
    8.1 /10
8.2 out of 10 based on 782 reviews