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Carlisle, England, United Kingdom
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39 reviews
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Reviewed 29 August 2016

If you like the most uncomfortable bed ever (lumpy and covered with plastic-the sheet can't tuck in as the bed is squashed up against the wall, so therefore slides about all over the place), a room that is supposed to cater for 2 people but only has one bucket chair with a tiny round table, traffic noise that keeps you... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 27 August 2016

As the Edinburgh Festival (& Fringe & an array of other events) ravages the city, quality accommodation is hard (and expensive) to come by. CityLiveIn Grove Street is a newish student hall of residence turned hotel for the summer, and making a pretty good job of it. The studio rooms are reasonably new, large, decently equipped - no worse than... More 

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stayCity_apts, Guest Relations Manager at CityLivein Grove Street, responded to this review

Dear Melafafon, Wonderful to hear that you have enjoyed your time with us. Your glowing endorsements and more appreciated. Wishing you a wonderful Fringe and hoping to welcome you back in the years to come. Jamie More 

Norwich, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 26 August 2016

A good location, only 15-20 minute walk into the old town however it is not what we were expecting. We arrived to be told we had to wait 2 hours before we could park our car on the road for free but would need to leave before 8am. There was off road parking but it was an extra £12 per... More 

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stayCity_apts, Guest Relations Manager at CityLivein Grove Street, responded to this review

Dear Rebecca, Thank you for sharing your feedback on Tripadvisor. I'm disappointed to hear that you have been so underwhelmed on this occasion and can only apologise. Evident that we must improve our communication prior to guest arrival. We honestly have the intention of providing an entirely transparent booking process and aim to allow our guests to make informed choices.... More 

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Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

Stayed here for a week whilst at the fringe. Very good value for money for that time of year. Staff were friendly and got us checked in early, and stored our bags after we checked out. Room was clean and tidy, bathroom was compact but did the job. We used it just as a place to sleep and get clean... More 

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stayCity_apts, Guest Relations Manager at CityLivein Grove Street, responded to this review

Dear Stephen, Perfect indeed! Delighted that we can look forward to the pleasure of welcoming you both back soon. With kindest regards, Yours sincerely, Jamie Trousdale More 

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Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

Paid £135 for two nights which isn't not bad for the city centre. Other city centre hotels were extortionate. Asked for an upper floor room but got a ground floor main road one which meant it was very noisy. Room itself is compact but ok considering not much time would be spent there. The best thing about the room was... More 

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stayCity_apts, Guest Relations Manager at CityLivein Grove Street, responded to this review

Dear yellowmellow_01, Thank you for your recent feedback. So very sorry that we were not able to meet this request. I can see that it has not deterred you from staying in the years to come - which is fantastic. We shall endeavour to allocate a higher floor room next time. With thanks and kind regards, Jamie More 

North Yorks
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50 reviews
16 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 23 August 2016

Pleasant staff, clean rooms, en-suite, fridge, cooker, TV etc No restarant or bar, but there is one next door, Internet, but at a cost. Reasonably priced, but location is 1/2hr walk from city centre, or bus or taxi at about £7-8 each way

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stayCity_apts, Guest Relations Manager at CityLivein Grove Street, responded to this review

Dear soulmusikman, Thank you for sharing your most recent feedback. I'm happy to hear that you enjoyed the practicality of staying in an apartment this Fringe. I'm terribly sorry, there seems to be very evident confusion to cause a 2 hour walk to the city centre. It would take most people 10-15 minutes to reach the Castle. Perhaps our team... More 

Liverpool, United Kingdom
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49 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 August 2016

Room has everything for you to cook and wash - for 200 gbp based on two nights stay - you get what you pay for - a small studio apartment with kitchen and bathroom facilities. Staff were very friendly and location is only 1 mile out from the city centre.

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stayCity_apts, Guest Relations Manager at CityLivein Grove Street, responded to this review

Dear JihunKim25, Thank you for sharing your feedback on Tripadvisor. We strive to provide a cost effective & central accommodation option during the Fringe, and it seems that we have been largely successful in this instance. Wonderful news indeed. We hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you back in the years to come. With the very kindest of regards,... More 

Grangemouth, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
8 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 23 August 2016

we stayed at this hotel for a birthday party in edinburgh, we were a bit sceptical as have never really heard about the citylive in, but we were pleasantly surprised, the room we were given was clean and tidy bed was a bit small but adequate, the location was ideal just a short walk to the west end, no noise... More 

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stayCity_apts, Guest Relations Manager at CityLivein Grove Street, responded to this review

Dear kenko666, Thank you for sharing your most considered comments with the Tripadvisor community. Wonderful that we could be a part of your birthday celebrations! I'm glad to hear that you found the space to be comfortable and convenient. We look forward to welcoming you and your party back in the future. Yours Sincerely, Jamie More 

Bristol, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
Reviewed 23 August 2016

Upon arrival I was upgraded to a kitchenette room free of charge. The room was a good size and included a double bed against a wall, table, chair, desk, kitchen area, and en suit bathroom. The kitchen had a sink, microwave, hob, and kettle. Washing up liquid and a scribing brush were provided, as were complimentary tea and coffee. There... More 

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stayCity_apts, Guest Relations Manager at CityLivein Grove Street, responded to this review

Dear KittensClaws, Thank you for sharing your feedback on Tripadvisor. I'm happy to see that you have enjoyed your time with us in Edinburgh. It sounds that the room was well equipped and suited your needs just perfectly. We hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you back in the future. Yours faithfully, Jamie More 

Spean Bridge, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

CityLivein is in a good position for the city centre, when you first arrive the different buildings can be a bit confusing and some don't have lifts.When we got to our room it was clean but very small for 2 the room was about 12ft x 8ft and that included the shower and toilet the bed was a 4ft one... More 

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stayCity_apts, Guest Relations Manager at CityLivein Grove Street, responded to this review

Dear erske2016, Thank you for sharing your most recent feedback. Our aim is to offer the very best in affordable accommodation in Edinburgh during the peak months of July and August. The rooms are not designed for permanent residence, though do offer a central and comfortable base for exploring our fine city during peak season. I can see that your... More 

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West End
Prevailing winds meant that most cities that grew in industrial Britain had their most desirable neighbourhoods to the west – upwind of factory fumes. Edinburgh was no exception, with its wealthiest citizens settling in its West End and leaving behind grand Georgian townhouses, private gardens and genteel crescents. These backstreets remain as dignified and sleepy as ever, and most of the action here lies along the district’s busy main roads. Lothian Road connects to southern Edinburgh and harbors a vague entertainment district: three theatres and the city’s main indie cinema. All attract a select crowd, the sort who appreciate the Saturday Edinburgh’s Farmers’ Market around the corner. The West End’s other great thoroughfare, Shandwick Place, is dominated by trams trundling out to the suburbs and airport, and shoppers picking up last-minute items before hopping aboard.
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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Additional Information about CityLivein Grove Street

Address: 69 Grove Street, Edinburgh EH3 8FD, Scotland (Formerly Smart at IQ)
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Edinburgh > West End
Price Range: RM295 - RM683 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — CityLivein Grove Street 3.5*
Number of rooms: 321
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“our room was 20, faced garden courtyard on ground floor - peaceful, light, nice outlook”
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“There is nothing positive to say here unfortunately.”
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“there are no lifts so if you have mobility problems ask for a bottom room.”
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“Studio room is the best choice for backpackers”
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