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Edinburgh City Hotel

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#22 of 147 Hotels in Edinburgh
Certificate of Excellence
11/06/2017 12/06/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

On the whole a pleasant hotel. Good breakfasts, friendly staff and good location. However, originally up until May 23rd the first line on the hotel website read: "Free Wi-Fi and guest car parking", which could easily be construed as free parking. The car park is a quarter of a mile drive away and is a public car park charging £15...

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alta loma, California
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed here May 2017 and from check in to check out, it was great! Super friendly staff, makes you feel welcome right away. The rooms are generous in size compared to other hotels and the bed is super comfortable, no problem falling asleep there. The sea kelp amenities are amazing, and the complimentary wifi is fast and stable. The breakfast...

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SunnyV79, General Manager at Edinburgh City Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Mr Martin Many thanks for your detailed 5 star review from your recent stay at Edinburgh City Hotel; particularly as it is so detailed that it should be very useful to any TripAdvisor user reading your feedback. It was very pleasing to read how much you and your partner enjoyed two nights stay at the hotel and your feedback...

Romford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Good location, great price, friendly staff and a much larger room than you'd get at an awful lot of other hotels. Everything looked very clean and well looked after during a 5 night stay, and although we didn't have dinner in the restaurant we had breakfast every morning and it was excellent. It felt quiet, safe and welcoming, and a...

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SunnyV79, General Manager at Edinburgh City Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Aj Thank you for following your kind review stay at Edinburgh City Hotel. I am delighted to read that you and your family were impressed with the hotel, finding the central location convenient for the tourist attraction you wanted to visit. Our housekeeping team work extremely hard everyday to deliver exceptional rooms for our guests and it is fantastic...

Charlotte, North Carolina
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I really cannot imagine a better hotel experience. Very central, great price, fantastic staff, and a 24 hour bar for your first night of jet lag. My father and i stayed here as part of our hike on the John Muir way and were impressed by the consummate professionalism and good humor of the staff as well as the quality...

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SunnyV79, General Manager at Edinburgh City Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Daidai Thank you for following your kind review stay at Edinburgh City Hotel. I am delighted to read that you were impressed with the hotel, finding the central location convenient and rating one of the best hotel in the City in your review title. Your feedback regarding the quality, the professionalism and attentive service you received from my team...

Adelaide, Australia
Reviewed 20 April 2017 via mobile

Excellent hotel in the city center, we arrived by taxi to a very warm welcome. Our booking didn't include breakfast but we were offered to book for the next day for £9 each so we did and weren't disappointed! The next morning we had a fabulous breakfast with lots of choices all freshly cooked as you ordered, including cereals, fruit,...

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SunnyV79, General Manager at Edinburgh City Hotel, responded to this review

Dear kerryc165, Thank you very much for your very kind review of your recent stay at Edinburgh City Hotel. I am delighted that you have enjoyed your time with us and were impressed with the hotel, especially with the breakfast offer and how spacious and comfortable the room was. Our Housekeeping do pride themselves in outstanding cleanliness and service and...

STRATHCLYDE, SCOTLAND
Reviewed 18 April 2017

Just returned from an overnight at this hotel. From the moment we entered the building the friendliness of the staff was a joy. Reception Staff very informative, polite and helpful. Room 211 was beautiful. Well equipped and immaculate.Bed very comfortable. Even though the hotel was full you could hear a pin drop. Very peaceful nights sleep. Great Location close to...

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SunnyV79, General Manager at Edinburgh City Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Nallia Thanks for a reviewing your stay at Edinburgh City Hotel. I am pleased to read your review and of course delighted that overall you enjoyed your stay with us whilst exploring our beautiful city and historical aspect of the hotel. It was pleasing to see you had a comfortable night sleep during your stay at Hotel and had...

Columbus, Ohio
Reviewed 16 April 2017

We (2 couples) stayed here 2 nights in April. We loved that the outside of the hotel has character and is beautiful and the inside is all new and very clean. It used to be a hospital and we loved all the pictures in the hallways with the history. The staff was so welcoming and helpful! They assisted us with...

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SunnyV79, General Manager at Edinburgh City Hotel, responded to this review

Dear basimon2016, Thank you very much for your kind review of your recent stay at Edinburgh City Hotel. I am happy to read that you were impressed with the hotel, especially the character of the building in contrast to the modern interior and the central location. It is great to see that the 24 hour bar was convenient and the...

Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

We had a family room for 2 adults and 1 teenager. That was perfect. Would fit for 2 smaller kids as well. The staff is very helpful, the room is cleaned every day. The breakfast is really nice and made to order. 5 min walking distance to the old city. Grocery and good restaurants just round the corner.

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SunnyV79, General Manager at Edinburgh City Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Conny T, Thank you for your recent stay with us and for taking the time to leave some feedback. I am delighted that you were impressed with the hotel and found the family room ideal for 2 adults and a teenager and also the location within walking distance of the sights. It is lovely to read that you have...

Clinton, New Jersey
Reviewed 12 April 2017

We really enjoyed our stay. This spot was within walking distance of many of the sites in Edinburgh. The price was excellent. The room comfortable and clean. Hotel staff is excellent and very helpful. Breakfast was efficient and tasty. This makes a very nice, easy and welcoming location.

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SunnyV79, General Manager at Edinburgh City Hotel, responded to this review

Dear triptroll, Thank you for your recent stay at Edinburgh City Hotel and for taking the time to leave some feeback. I am delighted that you have enjoyed your time with us and found the room comfortable and clean and the hotel in a central location. It is lovey to see that the breakfast was tasy and that the staff...

Phoenix, Arizona
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Location, location, location! What a great find, in a great place. The rooms were clean, and comfortable. The service was extremely friendly, helpful, and professional. The ladies in the restaurant deserve special praise....could not have been better! Don't know if I will ever get back to Edinburgh.....but if I do....I will stay here!

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Dear Ed J, Thank you very much for your kind review of your recent stay at Edinburgh City Hotel. I am happy to read that you were impressed with the hotel, especially the great location. It is lovely to see that the rooms were clean and comfortable for you and you have enjoyed the service throughout. It was very kind...

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Staying in Southside & Holyrood

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Southside & Holyrood
Many of Edinburgh’s student hangouts gather around university buildings in Southside, the sort of neighbourhood that supports a long string of second-hand shops and eateries serving ethnic food for just a few pounds. In August the student population is replaced by vast numbers of boisterous visitors here for the Fringe, Edinburgh’s world-class comedy and arts festival which headquarters itself here. Flanking Southside are two great parks. The Meadows is a vast flat and sporty space where football, rugby, tennis, cricket, croquet, and golf often all take place side by side. Kids in its big playgrounds add to the joyful noise. Far bigger and much wilder, Holyrood Park extends to the east and provides a real hike up Arthur’s Seat, but the district is best known as the site of Scotland’s Parliament and its premier Royal Palace—and their steady stream of sightseers.
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  • Room Service
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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Simpsons Restaurant
Simpsons Restaurant
Cuisines: British, International, European
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Multilingual Staff
  • Breakfast Available
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Just a few minutes from Edinburgh’s city centre and principal financial/business district, Edinburgh City Hotel is located in a superb spot. The Old and New towns are within easy reach, and tourist treats like Edinburgh Castle, the Royal Mile and Hollyrood Palace are as easy to get to free WiFi, stylish and comfy guest rooms and very competitive rates may just make your mind up that this is the hotel for you! Friendly welcoming staff will always go the extra mile to ensure your stay in Edinburgh is a memorable one. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Edinburgh City Hotel

Address: 79 Lauriston Place | Midlothian, Edinburgh EH3 9HZ, Scotland
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Edinburgh > Southside & Holyrood
Price Range: $153 - $383 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Edinburgh City Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 52
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Hotel Style:
#19 Family Hotel in Edinburgh
#40 Business Hotel in Edinburgh
#43 Romantic Hotel in Edinburgh
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