Can I check in early or drop my bags off early?

Yes. We offer an optional early check-in / bag drop from 2pm but this does incur a £50 extra charge. This is to help cover our additional costs getting the studio ready in time. You can add this on at the time of placing a booking or amend your booking to include it later.

What time can I check in?

Our standard check in time is 4pm unless you decide to go for early check in which is 2pm. As much as we’d like to meet you we are often away from the city so we leave guests to check in by themselves. There is an automatic key lock beside the front door and we will email you an entry code ahead of your arrival to make things as easy as possible. This also means you can check in at time you like.

Can I check out late?

No. Unfortunately, we cannot offer late check out as the next guests may be checking in early and we need the full time to get the studio perfect each time.

Is there any parking nearby?

Yes. There is plenty of on-street parking near the studio but it is quite an expensive area as it’s in the oldest part of the city. The street parking is free every day from 6:30pm to 08:30am and all day Sunday. You can search the available streets and costs on Edinburgh Council’s parking map - link here. For longer stays you may want to consider the NCP Car Park at Castle Terrace or parking in a free zone such as Morningside and walking or catching a bus or taxi to the studio.

Can we rent Porteous Studio for a photoshoot?

Yes. We do allow photoshoots but only with prior notification. We have various rates depending on the season and availability, length of photoshoot and whether it’s for a local business. Please send us an email for more information.

Is it possible to stay for one night?

Yes. We do allow single night bookings but we do encourage bookings of two nights or more to help support our small business as well as experience the city in the best way possible.

Can I bring my dog?

No. Unfortunately we do not allow guests to bring their dogs or pets with them given the nature of the wall and fabric finishes. We’re really sorry about this as we know they are apart of your family - our next place will be pet friendly!

Can I bring my baby / toddler?

Yes. We are very happy for you to bring your baby or toddler but you will need to bring a cot or let them sleep in the bed with you. Please also note that the studio has been designed for adult use and has not specifically been made child-friendly.

Can my children / friend sleep on the sofa?

No. The studio has been designed for a single person or couple. The construction and fabric of our sofa is also not suited to use as a bed. We understand that this might exclude some guests with families so please get in touch if you would like recommendations of other places to stay nearby.

Can you recommend any places for dinner?

Yes. Please see a list of our favourite restaurants, cafes, coffee shops, galleries and more in our ‘Edinburgh’ city guide. Please also get in touch if you have any specific questions about your stay and we’ll do our best to help!

Do you run any promotions or discounts?

We do not offer discounts but we do occasionally run a promotion during our off-peak season and this would be posted on our Instagram page and stories so please keep a look out there.

Can I buy a birthday voucher?

Yes. We can arrange a voucher for birthdays and other occasions, and help with any special arrangements on the day so please get in touch if you would like to buy one.