Welcome to Canadale Guest House –  a friendly and comfortable guest house offering high quality accommodation to visitors from every corner of the world.





Canadale Guest House is situated in the heart of the city very close to Edinburgh’s historic centre, which is only a short walk or bus trip away. Free on street parking – a rare feature of any city centre nowadays – is still available for visitors to Canadale Guest House.



The name ‘Canadale’ was decided upon by the owner, Catherine, who wanted a name that was both original and personal to her. The outcome was a name that incorporated the first two letters of her name, and the names of her three sons – Nathan, Daniel and Lewis – all of whom live and work in Edinburgh so are often around visiting or helping out.






Meet the Owner


Hi! My name is Catherine Mathieson and I am the owner of Canadale Guest House. I was born and brought up here in Edinburgh so have huge enthusiasm and knowledge about the city. Having lived here most of my life, I’m always keen to provide advice and suggestions about where to go, what to do, eating out, festivals and all the other interesting opportunities that Edinburgh holds. Most of my professional life was spent working as a physiotherapist for the National Health Service here in Scotland, so I firmly believe in helping people out when I can!

I also know how it feels to be a foreigner in a strange place, having lived in both Italy and Spain.  I speak good Spanish, and some Italian and French, so i’ll always be happy to translate ( or at least try to) if need be! 

I look forward to extending you a very warm welcome ensuring your stay is enjoyable and memorable.