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Edinburgh City Hotel

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Wirral, United Kingdom
Reviewed today NEWvia mobile

We stayed here for a long weekend for my birthday. Our room was extremely comfortable and clean. The building was a hospital and the old pictures and information in the hallways is a nice touch. We both slept well however there were some drain noises through the night (we were on the ground floor) which could put off some people...

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Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 2 days ago NEWvia mobile

This hotel is a quick walk to the grass market, Royal Mile and Princess Street. The rooms are large for a European hotel. Everyone was friendly and helpful. Very clean and comfortable. I'll stay here again when I'm in Edinburgh.

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

Dear BambiLaFawn, Thank you very much for your recent stay with us and for taking the time to leave some feedback. I am delighted to read that you were impressed with the hotel, especially how clean, spacious and comfortable the room was. It was very kind of you to highlight how helpful and friendly the staff was during your time...

Camarillo, California
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

What a comfortable stay we had. The staff is wonderful, friendly and very helpful. We had dinner in the restaurant our first night and breakfast every morning . Good food and excellent service. The hotel is in a quiet area but in easy walking distance of Edinburgh Castle, the Royal Mile, and Grassmarket. We would definitely staye here again.

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

Dear fancifulnmp, Thank you following your very kind review of your recent stay at Edinburgh City Hotel. I am delighted to read that you have enjoyed your time with us and were impressed with the hotel, especially how wonderful, friendly and helpful the staff is. I will certainly pass you comments to all the team. It is lovely to read...

Reviewed 5 days ago NEWvia mobile

Fabulous find ,staff are so friendly and helpful couldn't recommend it enough Only down fall is the bar is very small other than that it's clean spacious has really comfy beds good value and within walking distance to the town the staff really are fantastic tough the girl on reception was so nice and helpful

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

Dear Leighannenjosh, Thank you very much for your recent stay with us and for taking the time to leave some feedback. I am delighted to read that you were impressed with the hotel, especially how clean, spacious and comfortable the room was. In regards to the Bar, I am sorry to read that you feel it was on the small...

Durham
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We've stayed here a few times now. Location is great with easy walking access to all areas of the city either heading through Gasmmarket to Royal Mile or going the other way down to Princes Street area. Although location convenient it's also far enough away from the centre that it's quiet. Rooms clean, comfortable and well equipped. It is certainly...

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

Dear Jayne F, Thank you following your review of your recent stay at Edinburgh City Hotel. I am delighted to read that you have enjoyed your time with us and were impressed with the hotel, especially the quiet yet central location. It was very kind of you to highlight clean, comfortable and well equipped the rooms are. Thank you again...

Red Hook, New York, United States
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Stayed at the Edinburgh City Hotel with a group of friends in March. This was an amazing hotel with amazing staff. The staff were always present to answer any questions, recommend a restaurant and make reservations if needed. The rooms were large, airy and quite comfortable (especially the beds). The breakfast was wonderful every morning. The waitstaff were always on...

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

Dear Kathy-Raff, Thank you for a wonderful five star review of your recent stay with us. I am pleased at your comprehensive review and of course delighted that overall you enjoyed your stay with us whilst exploring our beautiful city and historical aspect of the hotel. I will take great pleasure in sharing your kind words with our team and...

Oslo, Oslo, Norway
Reviewed 1 week ago

First time in Edinburgh, an very lucky to find this hotel, recommended by a friend. It had all we wanted, nice, clean, big and quiet room, that was ready for us on arrival at approximately 1130 pm. The staff was very friendly and always eager to help us on every question we had, make us reservations for nice afternoon tea,...

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

Dear Linn J, Thank you very much for your recent stay with us and for taking the time to leave some feedback. I am delighted to read that you were impressed with the hotel, especially how central yet quiet the hotel is located and the cleanliness and size of the room. It was very kind of you to highlight that...

Cardiff, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

In the interest of fairness, there was a small fault. The very friendly waitress (who bore a striking resemblance to Bernadette from Big Bang) took our breakfast order on the first morning(of 3) and forgot our toast. I didn't ask where it was as our large Scottish breakfast came promptly and after that, the cereal, bowl of fruit and coffee...

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

Dear sixfooteight, Thank you following your very kind review of your recent stay at Edinburgh City Hotel. I am delighted to read that you have enjoyed your time with us and were impressed with the hotel, especially how modern and well maintained it is on the inside whilst keeping the character of the building on the outside. It also lovely...

Pontypridd, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

First time in Scotland couldn't have picked a nicer hotel, girl on reception was really helpful and friendly as was all the other staff, breakfast was really good, again the staff was brilliant nothing was too much trouble for them, the room was a nice size, spotlessly clean and the bed was really comfortable, a little walk to the town...

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

Dear Anne T, Thank you following your review of your recent stay at Edinburgh City Hotel. I am delighted to read that you have enjoyed your time with us and were impressed with the hotel, especially how spacious and clean the room was. It was very kind of you to highlight how helpful and friendly our team was during your...

Caerphilly County, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our room was well decorated, clean, had all the amenitities needed and ready on arrival. The hotel was well situated for the purpose of our visit. During our visit my friend became very ill, the staff at the hotel were so accommodating supplying us with extra towels, coffee, milk and generally helping out as much as possible with any request...

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Dear Sandra J, Thank you very much for your recent stay with us and for taking the time to leave some feedback. I am delighted to read that you were impressed with the hotel, especially how well decorated, clean and well equipped the room was and also the central location of the hotel. It was very kind of you to...

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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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  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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Simpsons Restaurant
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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: RM425 - RM1,100 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Edinburgh City Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 52
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Edinburgh City Hotel Scotland
Hotel Style:
#19 Family Hotel in Edinburgh
#40 Business Hotel in Edinburgh
#43 Romantic Hotel in Edinburgh
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“The rooms are quite large, unlike many European hotels.”
 of 5 bubbles fancifulnmp, 21 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Ask the staff for anything.”
 of 5 bubbles sixfooteight, 15 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Could be hot in the summer months if you require a quiet room choose the back!”
 of 5 bubbles sharonmA5480HB, 3 Jan 2017 | Read review
“I asked for a room on a high floor as per other reviews I had read prior to travel. This was a good suggestion as it was very quiet.”
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 of 5 bubbles wemjam, 29 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Have breakfast at the hotel. Very nice.”
 of 5 bubbles MichaelS575, 21 Nov 2016 | Read review
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