Photon 2008 Accommodation


Single en-suite accommodation will be provided in the Heriot-Watt University Halls of Residence. Please note that there is no family accommodation available at Heriot-Watt University.

On arrival at Heriot-Watt University please park in Visitor Car Park A and B. Your key will be available for collection from 14.00 hours onwards on the day of arrival at the James Watt Centre reception which is open 24hrs. Guests are asked to vacate their room and return their key to reception by 10.00am on the morning of departure. Luggage may be left temporarily in the baggage room at James Watt Centre Reception- subject to availability.

All rooms are supplied with towels, bed linen and tea/coffee facilities. Extra blankets and pillows are available in the first instance please ask the housekeeping staff within your residence. If they are unavailable, please contact main reception on ext 3501. Please note that whilst every effort will be made to provide you with extra items that it cannot be guaranteed and request via reception need to be made between 08.00 and 12.00 or by prior arrangement. All rooms have telephones.

Every guest room is equipped with an ethernet data port allowing participants to connect their laptop computer and benefit from, high-speed, internet access.  Participants need to supply their own RJ-45 cable to access the network. *Charges may apply.

James Watt Centre Reception is open 08:00 – 21:00 daily, but check in and assistance are available 24 hours a day.  The reception staff can be contacted by telephone on +44 (0)131 449 5111 or by email at eccdesk@hw.ac.uk

Information on how to reserve accommodation is available when registering to attend the conference. If delegates require additional nights accommodation you will need to contact James Watt Centre direct to book. 

If you would like to arrange alternative accommodation please see below a list of hotels you can contact direct.  They are all a taxi ride away from the Heriot Watt Campus.

Herald House Hotel** - Tel: 0131 228 2323
Premier Travel Inn, Morrison Link*** - Tel: 0870 238 3319
Ramada Mount Royal Hotel*** -Tel: +44 (0)131 225 7161
Apex City Hotel -
Tel: 0845 365 0000, (Outside UK) Tel: +44 (0)131 666 5124
Dalmahoy Country Club****
- Tel: 0131 333 1845
Marriott Edinburgh (west side of city, approx 15 minutes taxi drive away) - Tel: 0131 334 9191
Hilton at Edinburgh Airport**** - Tel: 0131 519 4400






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