Edinburgh is a beautiful and compact city which means that the Conference venues and accommodation are all within easy walking distance or a short bus or taxi ride. We have secured allocations for OR2012 delegates from a range of providers including Edinburgh First (the University of Edinburgh’s accommodation and conference service), recommended local hotel and self-catering providers. We believe the room types available offer good quality and value for money.

Conference Accommodation with Edinburgh First 

Edinburgh First have an allocation of rooms for OR2012 delegates in University of Edinburgh buildings in central Edinburgh, a short walk or easy bus ride from the Conference venue. All of these rooms are offered at a special discounted rate and offer good value for money in well-maintained modern buildings with a choice of either double en-suite rooms or single halls of residence style rooms (many with en-suite facilities). Prices range from £39 ($62 / €47) to £99 ($158 / €119) per night and prices include breakfast and VAT.  Our allocation is reduced if rooms are not booked, and we recommend that you book as soon as possible after registering.

All rooms are offered on a Bed and Breakfast basis and are located next to the beautiful Holyrood Park and a 3 minute walk from the Royal Commonwealth Pool and gym. Rooms in Masson House offer access to limited free parking. Internet access, via a cable connection, is available in all bedrooms on a charged basis.  If you wish to use the internet during your stay please enquire at Reception upon check in for a pre-pay voucher.  Tariffs: 1 Day (up to 24 hrs) £5.00. Up to 3 days £10.00. Up to 7 days £15.00. Over 7 days £20.00.

To view the available room types and rates or make your booking please use the online booking service at and enter Promotion Code OR2012. Please book early to ensure availability of your preferred style of room.

Edinburgh First also offer alternative accommodation types such as self-catering apartments, to view these you should search for accommodation via the online booking service and exclude the OR2012 promotion code.

Hotel Accommodation through the Edinburgh Convention Bureau

We have arranged an allocation of hotel accommodation in central Edinburgh to provide a wider range of room types. All hotels available through the Edinburgh Convention Bureau for OR2012 are three or four star hotels located within 1 mile of the conference venue. All rooms are double or twin rooms with en-suite facilities. Prices range from £80 ($128 / €96) to £155 ($247 / €186) per night and include breakfast and VAT.

To view the available hotels, room types and rates or to make your booking please use the on-line booking service at Please book early to ensure availability of your preferred hotel and room.

Further Alternative Accommodation

We think we have covered most key types of accommodation but if you would prefer a different type of accommodation or have very specific requirements then Edinburgh does include a huge variety of accommodation providers who may be able to assist. Many of these providers also offer accommodation in a wider variety of locations which may be useful if you decide to enjoy an extended stay in Scotland as part of your OR2012 visit:

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