The guest house is ideally situated on the south side of Edinburgh city being located on a quiet side street, 15-20 minutes walking distance from Royal Mile and the Edinburgh Castle, to close to Arthur's Seat (Edinburgh's extinct volcano), the Royal Commonwealth Pool, University of Edinburgh, Holyrood Palace, Royal Observatory, the Festival Theatre, The Queens' Hall and a short bus ride away, Rosslyn Chapel.
Just a two minute walk takes you to the bus stop on the main road, where a cheap, excellent bus service will speed you to your selected destination in and around Edinburgh city centre.
Edinburgh, being a capital city, is awash with restaurants, bars, clubs and a broad variety of shops so what ever your interest you are sure to have a wonderful and enjoyable time.
At the Sonas guest house all bedrooms (single, double, twin, or triple/family) are en-suite, most with the luxury of a bath and shower. They are centrally heated, well appointed and all have Multi Channel Flat screen TV with DVD and I Pod facility. We offer complimentary beverages.
Both WiFi and Private Parking are free. We are Non-smoking
Full Scottish breakfasts are served in our attractive dining room so you are well prepared to explore the 1000 years of history that awaits you on our doorstep.
If you are coming to Edinburgh for a short break, extended holiday or business trip we are sure we can offer you a warm welcome and accommodation at excellent value for money.
Directions by train or bus:
From Waverley train or St. Andrew`s bus stations - Walk to Princes Street, the bus stop is next to the shops. Take any nos. 3, 7, 8, 29, 31, 37. Get off at the second stop in Minto Street, (Just past the Minto Hotel) turn left at the lights in East Mayfield. Sonas is 20 yards down on the right.. A taxi from Waverley Station will take approx. 10 minutes.
Directions by plane:
From Edinburgh Airport - Take the airport bus to the city centre stop which is outside the Waverley Station then either use the above instructions for the bus or take a taxi. A taxi direct from the airport takes approx. 25 minutes.
Directions by car.
Coming from the South on A1 or A68:
Join the A720 by-pass, turn off at the large roundabout (Sherrif Hall) on to A7 follow Edinburgh South, City Centre signs. ( Don't go the wrong way to Dalkeith on the A7)
Follow this road for 3.5 miles into Edinburgh and you will come to a large traffic junction with a rail bridge going over it. Go round this under the bridge and sharp left (sign posted A7) you are now in Dalkeith Road. (see map). At the second set of traffic lights (Half a mile) turn left into East Mayfield. SONAS is the last Guest House on the left.
Coming from the North or West M9 or M8:
Join the A720 by-pass, turn off at A701 sign posted Straiton Junction, Edinburgh / Peebles. Follow Edinburgh city centre signs. ( Don't go towards Peebles) Drive along this road for 2.7 miles going through 4 sets of traffic lights to Liberton Brae then continue straight on (Don't take the left fork). After two more sets of traffic lights you will be in Craigmillar Park which leads into Mayfield Gardens. At the traffic lights (not Pedestrian lights) in Mayfield Gardens turn right, you are now in East Mayfield. SONAS is on the right.
Coming from the M6 and A74:
These roads lead to the A702. From this join the A720 by-pass going south. Leave this at the next junction A701 Peebles /Edinburgh turnoff.
Follow instructions as above.