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Edinburgh City Hotel

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   79 Lauriston Place, Edinburgh EH3 9HZ, Scotland
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Ranked #32 of 147 hotels in Edinburgh
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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3 of 5 stars reviewed yesterday
thefbi1 Brisbane, Australia
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Brisbane, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I read the reviews and was looking forward to our overnight stay. Unfortunately due to a booking problem I didn't have a room I was booked in on the Tuesday when l was in North Wales not on the Thursday. We managed to get another room which on the top floor, clean and tidy but l have a walk in... More

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

Dear thefbi1, Thank you for staying with us and reviewing our hotel. Unfortunately the booking problem you mentioned was that you booked a date different from your travel plans and it appears this has affected your perception of the service and product we offer. You arrived at the hotel fully aware that you had booked the wrong date and tried... More

3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Hotel is in a great location for accessing restaurants and some tourist locations. The staff were polite and friendly when we had problems (we couldn't figure out the TV and had to borrow an iron). There is limited parking but the staff looked after our bags and let us use the parking after checkout before we left the city. The... More

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Stayed here for 3 nights for a long weekend. Room was very spacious and great location with just a small walk to all you need. Breakfast of smoked salmon and eggs every morning was delicious. Whenever needed a taxi always happy to help and prompt. A great stay and would definitely recommend to those in need of a hotel in... More

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London, United Kingdom
4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We stayed at the Edinburgh City Hotel for a long weekend when visiting Edinburgh for a wedding. It was the ideal base to explore the city, or walk for a leisurely afternoon on the meadows. The room was gigantic, which is handy when the other half brings circa 6 wedding outfits to choose from, and I have a full kilt... More

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Tenterfield, Australia
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43 reviews 43 reviews
14 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Before booking this hotel I read reviews on TA which were a bit mixed. Our experience on our 2 night stay was excellent. Our room was clean and comfortable, and had obviously been recently renovated. The decor was nice and the bed comfortable, and the room had tea and coffee making facilities. Although the weather was warm during our stay,... More

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Bethesda, Maryland
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The hotel is located very well, but our experience at this hotel was uneven. In our room for the first two nights, my husband and I had a “double” bed that was slightly larger than a twin. We figured it was just the way it was done since we had yet to get a queen bed on our European trip,... More

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

Dear LFK1, Thank you for reviewing our hotel and I am sorry that we were unable to exceed your expectations as that is always our aim. It is pleasing that you had an overall pleasant stay with us but I shall address each of your points in my response. It would have been my preference, however, for you to have... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had two nights at the hotel with our two young boys. All the staff were very helpful. The family room had two separate rooms which was perfect for us. The food in the hotel was reasonably priced and had something to suit all. We were a walk to the castle and to the train station - fantastic

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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed here for 3 nights on business. Very clean room with a comfy bed. Breakfast decent, and a good selection. Very much based on luck to depend on what size bedroom you get, and whether you get a corner room with a sofa! (saw some of my colleagues rooms). Overall, would recommend.

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

Dear DanG23, Thank you for your 5 star review and recommendation. It was great to read you enjoyed your stay at our hotel during your business trip to Edinburgh, in particular the breakfast you had each morning to start your day. Hopefully if you return to Edinburgh we will be able to welcome you back. Kind regards, David Clancy General... More

Belfast, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed here for 2 night break. Room was spacious and clean. We had a large double room for three us. Did not eat at hotel. Convenient for sightseeing , walking distance to castle and royal mile. Definitely would stay again. Staff friendly and helpful. Hotel used to be a large hospital , quite a wee bit of history there too.

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

Dear 294Marian, Thank you for your kind and balanced review. It is pleasing that our hotel met your expectations and was the right fit for your 2 night break. I will be sure to pass on your kind comments to our team and thank you for highlighting how well located our hotel is for sightseeing within Edinburgh. Thanks for your... More

Copenhagen, Denmark
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed here two nights. Overall the location is good (near grass market), the room was great, and the service was very much beyond expectations. The room had a perfect size for two people, and was very clean and well kept. It had everything needed for a comfortable stay - nothing more, nothing less. The service was way better than... More

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

Dear AndyJager, Many thanks for the 5 star review. It was great to read that the service you received throughout your stay had exceeded your expectations and really helped to enhance your visit to Edinburgh: I will be sure to pass these comments to our reception team. It would be our pleasure to welcome you back to our hotel again.... 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 star — Edinburgh City Hotel 3*
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#19 Family Hotel in Edinburgh #38 Business Hotel in Edinburgh #43 Romantic Hotel in Edinburgh
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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 
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