The University of Edinburgh and everyone at Accommodation, Catering and Events are looking forward to welcoming you in September, however we understand that some of you may need to arrive early due to the need to self-isolate or as a result of restricted flights.

  • We can offer accommodation for early arrivals at £25 per night in one of our hotels (subject to availability).  This includes three packed meals per day that would be dropped at your hotel room door.  Please note that there are no cooking facilities within these rooms and your room will not be serviced for the duration of your stay (although fresh linen and towels will be provided).  To book this accommodation, please email:

Online ordering for meals or provisions

To order, go onto any of the websites below, register as a new customer, choose a delivery time slot, choose items and place them in your ‘shopping basket’ and proceed to the online checkout.  You will have to pay with credit/debit card. When the delivery arrives to your door they will ring your door bell or phone you.

Many local restaurants and cafes offer delivery services (see below); these are most popular by our students. Enter your postcode on the website/app and view the food options available and how long the delivery will take to arrive. You will have to pay with credit/debit card. It will be delivered to your door, they will ring the doorbell to the apartment or phone you.