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Edinburgh City Hotel

#30 of 150 Hotels in Edinburgh
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79 Lauriston Place | Midlothian, Edinburgh EH3 9HZ, Scotland
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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13 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very comfortable, great linen, and super friendly people. The breakfast is a special Scottish one with great selection of other food. Ideally located withing walking distance from the Royal Mile (Old City).

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

Dear TuinusMariann Thank you for your review following your recent stay at The Edinburgh City Hotel. I am pleased to read that you found the central location of the property convenient for all the tourist attraction you wanted to visit. It was wonderful to hear that we ticked all the boxes for you and you had a delightful stay with... More 

London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A real gem, exceptional hotel,staff were super helpful and very friendly. Good value for money breakfast.pre book the night before for best price.. The hotel was very cleanable modern. The bedrooms were very spacious with very comfy beds and bedding and very well stocked bathroom, great location.

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Thank Louise03029
SunnyV79, Front Office Manager at Edinburgh City Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Louise03029, Thank you for your recent stay with us and for your 5 star review. It is very pleasing to hear that you found us to be in a great location and that you were happy with the hotel being clean and modern. I am also glad that you found the room spacious and the bed comfortable. It is... More 

London, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We booked a room for 3 nights for a very decent price, and we were not disappointed. The hotel is located at walking distance from the Royal Mile and Princes Street, in a quiet area off a main road. There are numerous buses stopping nearby. The hotel itself is nicely decorated, and the staff really friendly and helpful. The room... More 

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Thank lauriel1988
SunnyV79, Front Office Manager at Edinburgh City Hotel, responded to this review

Dear lauriel1988, Thank you for your 5 star review and for your recent stay with us. I am so glad to hear that you have enjoyed your time with us and found the hotel and rooms to be nicely decorated, quiet and clean. It is very nice to know that the food was also great and that you were happy... More 

Oslo, Norway
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14 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed here from the 16th to the 19th of January, 2016. The location is pretty much perfect. The Old town is a 10 minute walk away. There are shops and dining places closer than this too. The building is kind of cool, and was supposedly used as a hospital in the old days. The rooms are excellent. Decent shower... More 

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Thank Tony B
SunnyV79, Front Office Manager at Edinburgh City Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Tony B, Thank you for choosing to stay with us and for taking the time to write such a detailed review. It is very pleasing to hear that you found the hotel to be in a great location and the rooms to be excellent. I am also glad to know that you have enjoyed your breakfast and found the... More 

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5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Staff at reception and restaurant very friendly and happy to accommodate. They generously upgraded us to family room which was huge. The room and hotel in general was very clean and modern. There are four free, small, parking spaces if you get there early which is a great bonus for Edinburgh city centre. Food in restaurant was delicious with a... More 

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Thank Niczgm
SunnyV79, Front Office Manager at Edinburgh City Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Niczgm, Thank you for our recent stay with us. It is lovely to hear that you have enjoyed the hotel and found everything to be clean and modern. I am glad that the food in the restaurant was to your liking and I am also delighted to hear that you were happy with our staff, I will certainly pass... More 

2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After a horrendous experience booking this hotel through hotels.com we had a pleasant surprise when we arrived. The hotel is in a fantastic location it is also a very nice hotel inside, staff were very pleasant and could even recommend what was on at the theatre which we really enjoyed. We didn't get a chance to have dinner as we... More 

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Thank lynn m
SunnyV79, Front Office Manager at Edinburgh City Hotel, responded to this review

Dear lynn m, Thank you for your balanced 5 star review of your recent stay with us. I am so sorry to hear that you encountered problems throughout your booking process but it is nice that we could turn that around for you. I am glad that you found the hotel décor and breakfast very good and were happy with... More 

Melbourne, Australia
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10 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I stayed here during the lead up to Hogmanay for 3 nights and was pleasantly surprised (another family member booked it). It's easy to find from the airport and 10 min walk to the heart of the city. It's pleasantly quiet hotel during a busy time of year in Edinburgh. The rooms are tastefully decorated and the showers are excellent.... More 

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Thank lis35
SunnyV79, Front Office Manager at Edinburgh City Hotel, responded to this review

Dear lis35, Thank you for your review of your recent stay. It is nice to hear that you have enjoyed your time with us and found the hotel to be centrally located and yet quiet. I am glad that you were happy with the room and décor of the hotel and found the breakfast to be very good. I do... More 

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13 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We, like so many reviewers, stayed here over New Year. The Hotel was lovely! The staff were kind and polite, the breakfast was tasty (although we did have a mixup about time on the first morning of our stay), it was cooked to request and a full Scottish breakfast with plenty of veggie options if needed. Our room was comfy... More 

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SunnyV79, Front Office Manager at Edinburgh City Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Qwertyuiop321, Thank you for your recent stay with us and for taking the time to give a detailed review. I am glad to hear that you found the rooms to be comfortable, quiet and well kept and that our location was central for you. It is lovely that you have enjoyed the breakfast and were pleased with the options... More 

Glasgow, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stayed here with my partner for Hogmanay celebrations in Edinburgh and the following night. Having phoned in advance to check a few things I already knew the staff were knowledgeable and attentive which continued through our stay. Arriving at the hotel we were impressed with the quality throughout including reception, restaurant and our room. Breakfast was very good and had... More 

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

Dear Chris Many thanks for your detailed 5 star review from your recent stay at Edinburgh City Hotel.It was very pleasing to read how much you and your partner enjoyed three nights stay at the hotel and your feedback regarding the attentive and excellent customer service you received from my colleagues across the hotel is especially pleasing. I was delighted... More 

Walsall, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I recently returned from the City Hotel after a New Year’s break (28th Dec – 1st Jan) and the main positive point for me was the prime location. The hotel is within walking distance of all the major attractions and Edinburgh castle is around a 10 minute walk. If you are looking to walk down to the Christmas markets (around... More 

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2 Thank Natalie H
SunnyV79, General Manager at Edinburgh City Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Natalie Many thanks for your detailed feedback from your recent stay at Edinburgh City Hotel; particularly as it is so detailed that it should be very useful to any TripAdvisor user reading your feedback specially about the location,tourist attraction and transport facilities to and from the hotel. . I am delighted to read that you were impressed with the... More 

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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 neighborhood 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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