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Hilton Edinburgh Carlton

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Blending perfectly into the historic surroundings of the Royal Mile, Hilton Edinburgh Carlton is an iconic element of the city. The building dates back to 1900s and is part of the impressive North Bridge which links Edinburgh's Old and New town together, giving you easy access to countless shopping, dining and entertainment. Once one of Edinburgh's top department stores, the building was fully refurbished in 2016 to bring the décor back to its stylish best. Our modern accommodations offer complimentary WiFi access, ergonomic work area and Suite Dreams by Serta(R) beds with luxurious linens. Select an executive room or suite for extra space and amenities including access to the Executive Lounge, with complimentary breakfast and refreshments.
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Property amenities
Paid public parking nearby
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Highchairs available
Taxi service
Business Centre with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Parking
Wifi
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Kid-friendly buffet
Kids' meals
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Concierge
Executive lounge access
Newspaper
Non-smoking hotel
Shared lounge / TV area
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Air conditioning
Desk
Housekeeping
Interconnected rooms available
Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
Walk-in shower
Bath / shower
Room service
Safe
Telephone
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Clothes rack
Iron
Laptop safe
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Smoking rooms available
Good to know
HOTEL CLASS
4.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Classic
Quiet
Languages Spoken
English, French, Spanish, German and 2 more
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Laura U wrote a review Yesterday
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We arrived too eqrly for check in, hoping to leave our bags before heading out for the day but Stavvos checked if our room was available and let us check in early. He made us feel really welcome and made our stay on my husbands birthday that bit more special. We had cocktails in the bar before heading out, had our breakfast delivered to our room in the morning and had a late check out. We can’t wait to come back 🙂
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Date of stay: March 2024Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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805barbaraj wrote a review June 2023
United States207 contributions134 helpful votes
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We thoroughly recommend the Hilton! • Hugely successful 5-night stay! Coordinated over email prior to stay with amazingly helpful Floriana and enjoyed meeting her in person, along with the wonderful personable staff throughout the stay. Thank you for the lovely junior suite! The room was so very quiet, and its beds and linens so very comfortable. We enjoyed both the Executive Lounge and the Restaurant. Both had friendly staff and wonderful breakfasts, happy hours and dinners. We also delighted in conversations with other guests – comparing notes and activities. • In addition, thank you for encouraging us to make advance bookings for the Castle, Hollyrood Palace and Tea, Royal Yacht Brittania and Tea, and Parliament – for some sites were sold-out. Plus, we benefitted from the free National Gallery, National Museum and Modern Art Museums 1 and 2. The National Museum has many amazing exhibits to include the Millennium Clock, Dolly the Sheep, Race Cars, Atom Smasher. The National Museum was perfect for us as engineers, but I could see it as wonderful for families too. • The hotel was quite well located – walk uphill to the Castle and national Gallery and downhill to the Palace and Parliament and National Museum. There were many nearby restaurants and whiskey tasting rooms too. We took advantage of the Majestic Hop on Hop off Bus as transportation to the Royal Yacht Britannia and as a lovely tour of the City. Its nearby stop was Waterloo and we bought our tickets at that moment. Uber transported us with the Modern Art. While we didn’t use the trains, Waverly station was in the next block. • Moreover, we seized the opportunity for a private bespoke tour guide Graeme Johncock with “Scotlands-stories” dot com. Graeme listened to our interests and customized one day to the Scottish Highlands and a second day to the Scottish Lowlands. He blended our interests in engineering, history, arts, people and even agriculture. Throughout both days, Graeme had unbounded energy and piqued our interests with vibrant and well-timed Scotland’s Stories. Moreover, he was a safe, smooth and courteous driver.
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Date of stay: June 2023
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Response from Michael Maxwell - Fraser, Other at Hilton Edinburgh Carlton
Responded 22 June 2023
Hi there Thanks for your review. We are thrilled to read that you had a wonderful experience with us. Looking forward to welcoming you back very soon
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Samantha H wrote a review 1 Mar
London, United Kingdom4 contributions
Very comfy beds with excellent staff to look after you. We had amazing time at Hilton. Room service is very fast and amazing cleanliness in the room as well as toilets were spotless. We would be returning back again and will definitely recommend the place to our friends.
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Date of stay: February 2024
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PD1 wrote a review Feb 2024
San Diego, California1 contribution
From the moment we arrived, we were impressed by the warm hospitality, attention to detail, and top-notch service provided by your staff. The check-in process was seamless, and we were warmly welcomed by your front desk team. The entire team showed exceptional service especially Lou and Louise who always made us feel welcome at breakfast.
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Date of stay: March 2024Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Paul M wrote a review Feb 2024
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Excellent service in the bar area from Hannah who was amazing. She is a credit to your organisation, nothing was too much trouble. And the food was fresh and speedy. An excellent and professional face of customer service. Thank you so much Hannah.
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Date of stay: February 2024Trip type: Travelled on business
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Rakhi P wrote a review Feb 2024
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Great location, wonderful breakfast and access to premier lounge. One of the best Hilton hotel I stayed in last decade. Great proximity to almost everything in Edinburgh city. Breakfast really good. Staffs very friendly. Clean and spacious rooms.
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Date of stay: February 2024
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Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: Great location and budget friendly compare to other places on city.
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javier871 wrote a review Feb 2024
Madrid, Spain9 contributions4 helpful votes
The hotel is perfectly located next to everything. The room is excellent, clean, and isolated from any noise, but the most notable thing is the kindness and professionalism of the staff. The reception and concierge team attended to us very kindly, and the breakfast team (Bola, Malek, Dylali, and Junny) were extraordinarily attentive at all times and enormously friendly. Highly recommended.
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Date of stay: February 2024
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npr1uk wrote a review Feb 2024
Mansfield, United Kingdom405 contributions165 helpful votes
Great location just off The Royal Mile. Rooms were fine apart from tap nearly coming away in the bathroom. No recognition as Hilton Diamond which was disappointing. Exec lounge was very disappointing. It’s open from 3pm but no hot drinks available until hunted down staff member who went and got us some. There is a “happy” hour from 6pm, although it was still being set up at 6.10 and there were only two hot choices, no idea what they were, whether they were vegetarian or not or what ingredients they contained. Building work inside and out so usual reception not open, corridors boarded and one of the lifts boarded up and gym closed.
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Date of stay: February 2024Trip type: Travelled with family
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Emma Nikoline V wrote a review Feb 2024
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nice rooms, good service and always smiling faces from Dijali and Corazon! the breakfast had a good variety of foods and catered to personal needs and wishes, like making dishes on request. overall a good experience, i would definitely recomend visiting.
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Date of stay: February 2024
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Passport42186513046 wrote a review Feb 2024
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Great hotel in the middle on the Royal Mike. The staff was exceptional. Breakfast was delicious. The rooms are nice and comfortable. A big thank you to the staff: Bola, Louise Mc, Lou, Nabalia, & Kayla. All the breakfast & dinner staff was excellent
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Date of stay: February 2024Trip type: Travelled with friends
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PRICE RANGE
AU$245 - AU$520 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
barcelo edinburgh, carlton hotel edinburgh
LOCATION
United KingdomScotlandEdinburghOld Town
NUMBER OF ROOMS
211
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hilton Edinburgh Carlton
Which popular attractions are close to Hilton Edinburgh Carlton?
Nearby attractions include National Museum of Scotland (0.4 km), Edinburgh Old Town (0.3 km), and The Real Mary King's Close (0.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Hilton Edinburgh Carlton?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at Hilton Edinburgh Carlton?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a desk.
What food & drink options are available at Hilton Edinburgh Carlton?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Hilton Edinburgh Carlton?
Yes, paid public parking nearby is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Hilton Edinburgh Carlton?
Conveniently located restaurants include Makars Gourmet Mash Bar, 3 Blind Mice, and Solti.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Hilton Edinburgh Carlton?
Yes, guests have access to a fitness centre during their stay.
Is Hilton Edinburgh Carlton located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.6 km away from the centre of Edinburgh.
Are any cleaning services offered at Hilton Edinburgh Carlton?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Hilton Edinburgh Carlton offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business centre, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Hilton Edinburgh Carlton?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, French, German, Polish, and Latvian.