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Edinburgh City Hotel

3.5 of 5 79 Lauriston Place, Edinburgh EH3 9HZ, Scotland
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
13 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Stayed for weekend in November. I picked this hotel because of great reviews. I'm so pleased I found this gem..I often stay in Edinburgh and stayed at loads of hotels however I will return to this one. Great location, great clean rooms..I was in 411. The staff were so helpful. We had Breakfast and it was spot on..its so close... More

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Chatham, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Fantastic stay. Very good value for money and had a suite of two rooms which was ideal for 3 sharing. Breakfast lovely except a little busy Saturday morning. Reception staff were really helpful and friendly. Quiet, clean room. All in all great value for money and will come again as in good area.

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Northern Ireland
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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Having booked this hotel for our 5th wedding anniversary we were very impressed. We had booked for last year but my husband had a very serious motorcycle accident and we were unable to make it. The staff in this hotel are very attentive and really make you feel welcome. Breakfast is really good and the rooms are lovely. So nice... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Close to the Royal Mile, the University and great pubs. The hotel was once a Maternity hospital and has the history outlined in pictures on the walls.The stone exterior blends in with the area and the interior has been modernized to suit today's travelers. The staff is young and helpful. The room came with a full British breakfast, including haggis... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Hotel was handy for the city centre, and great value for money. The room was small but adequate, with a safe and decent storage but no fridge/minibar. The staff were extremely friendly and helpful, and the room was made up well each day. I stayed for three nights, though, and I don't think the sheets were changed but rather the... More

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manchester
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29 reviews 29 reviews
20 hotel reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have just returned from a three night stay which we really enjoyed. The staff were all excellent. Our bedroom was larger than many we have had in other hotels. It was spotless and well furnished. Breakfast was excellent. The first night we stayed as we were somewhat tired we ate in the Hotel Restaurant. Although we were the only... More

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David C, General Manager at Edinburgh City Hotel, responded to this review

Dear stanmanchester, Thank you for your lovely review. It was great to read that you enjoyed all aspects of your stay and that you will recommend us to others. It is always very nice to hear when guests have a pleasant stay with us and it will be our pleasure to welcome you back. Kind regards, David Clancy General Manager... More

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25 reviews 25 reviews
15 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed at the Edinburgh City Hotel in October 2014. We were very happy with the hotel. Spacious rooms, clean, and good service. We'd come from London where we stayed at a hotel with tiny rooms, so it was a welcome sight to see American-sized rooms! I believe this used to be a Best Western property, so that probably has... More

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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Really nice hotel with great staff and comfortable rooms. Hotel is located just a few minutes walking distance from Grassmarket and old town. Good value for money. I'm looking forward to going there again!

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David C, General Manager at Edinburgh City Hotel, responded to this review

Dear jarnots, Many thanks for the lovely feedback. It is great to hear that you enjoyed your stay so much that you are already looking forward to returning as that is as good a recommendation as there is! Kind regards, David Clancy General Manager manager@edinburghcityhotel.com More

st albans
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I stayed at the Edingburgh city hotel with my mother for 3 nights. What a wonderful welcoming hotel! I can not find one fault (and I'm very picky!) the staff were amazingly friendly and helpful, the room and the rest of the hotel were spotlessly clean, food was incredible... Breakfast was plentiful and freshly cooked. We ate dinner at the... More

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David C, General Manager at Edinburgh City Hotel, responded to this review

Dear nik1971, Thank you for being so kind to leave such a wonderful 5 star review after your recent 3 night stay with us. It was really great to read how helpful and accommodating our team were and how these extra touches allowed you to have a relaxing break in Edinburgh with your mother. Our head chef Martin was also... More

Cape Town
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99 reviews 99 reviews
12 hotel reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We decided to try the hotel as we wanted somewhere near Edinburgh castle. From the minute we arrived we were impressed by the friendly efficient staff. Our room with linked room was perfect, giving us space as a family but also the peace of mind of the family all being together. The room was spotlessly clean, modern décor, comfortable beds.... More

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Address: 79 Lauriston Place, Edinburgh EH3 9HZ, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Edinburgh
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Edinburgh City Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 52
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