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Edinburgh First also offers conference accommodation in Edinburgh. We have 160 en-suite bedrooms available all year round plus an additional 2,000 bedrooms during the summer.  We have private dining rooms, restaurants, bars and cafés too - as well as all of Edinburgh's attractions right on your doorstep - plenty of opportunities for post-conference team-building and networking.

Masson House
Located on the University’s Pollock Halls campus, Masson House is the largest of the four residences, providing accommodation for up to 100 rooms. The site also includes the Masson House Bistro and Lounge, which was awarded the prestigious ‘Taste our Best’ accreditation by VisitScotland last year. Masson House superb accommodation, alongside its food and drink offerings, makes it a great option for those delegates also wanting to explore Edinburgh at their own leisure.

Salisbury Green Hotel
Right next door to Masson House is Salisbury Green Hotel; perfect for those wanting a taste of Edinburgh’s rich history. Situated close to Arthur’s Seat and in walking distance of the city centre, the three-star, 18th century mansion offers 36 en-suite bedrooms..  While the interiors have received a modern day makeover, the rooms retain the grandeur and unique nature of the building and its grounds.

KM Central
KM Central, formerly known as Kenneth Mackenzie,  has undergone a large-scale renovation on its 45 double en-suite bedrooms as well as a re-design of the breakfast room. KM Central is one of Edinburgh First’s year-round hotels in heart of the city. Its compact and contemporary design, means the purposeful rooms use efficient amount of space making for a comfortable stay. A ‘typical’ room is 13.6sqm, which includes double bed, wardrobe, desk and en-suite – perfect for delegates.

Pollock Halls
During the summer , our Pollock Halls and Summer Flats also offer great value bed and breakfast accommodation during the peak season. With rooms for hundreds of visitors, they are flexible and affordable alternatives for those larger conferences where space is important.

Richmond Place Apartments
If you are looking for something longer-term, Edinburgh First manages a contemporary self-catered apartment block in the heart of the city centre.

Richmond Place offers 35 studio and one-bed apartments, perfect for those spending a bit more time in the capital, and offers all of the comforts needed to feel right at home. Just 10 minutes away from the National Museum of Edinburgh and close to Holyrood Park, guests have the chance to experience Edinburgh’s historic old town on their doorstep. 



Gordon Dow
The University of Edinbugh, 18 Holyrood Park Road, Edinburgh, Midlothian, EH16 5AY
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Edinburgh First - Venues

The University of Edinburgh has a vast range of impressive historic and modern buildings that reflect it's 400-year history. Edinburgh First brings these buildings to life as successful conference, dining and meeting venues that are full of Edinburgh's character and charm. We will organise, cater and facilitate all your events and conferences professionally and efficiently. more details…

Edinburgh First Outside Catering

Edinburgh First can deliver food and drink across Edinburgh for celebrations and corporate events. Our experience covers sandwich lunches, breakfast meetings and barbecues to elaborate lunch parties, and black-tie dinners. Edinburgh First will plan your event; at a choice of over 15 heritage and modern University of Edinburgh venues. more details…