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Edinburgh City Hotel

#26 of 146 Hotels in Edinburgh
Certificate of Excellence
79 Lauriston Place | Midlothian, Edinburgh EH3 9HZ, Scotland
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    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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Stockport
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237 reviews
55 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 195 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We never spend much time in a city hotel and found accommodation in Edinburgh more expensive than London at the weekend. The pricing here was similar to a Premier Inn in Edinburgh the some weekend but the rooms were no comparison. This is a lovely historic building with huge rooms and high ceilings, ours had a big sofa with coffee... More 

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A small town in Northwest Washington
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190 reviews
29 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The positives - Great location. Walk to Royal mile and castle in 15 minutes or so. Grab a bus two blocks down that will take you to the Brittania. Bar downstairs and attentive staff. It seemed like we had lots of little issues - remotes not working. They change batteries, still didn't work, they brought a new one. Key was... More 

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

Dear Guest Thank you very much for taking the time to share your feedback on your recent stay. I was pleased to read that you found our staff friendly and helpful and the hotel was in close proximity for the tourist attraction you wanted to visit. I was disappointed to read that you didn't enjoyed all aspects of your stay,... More 

Knoxville, Tennessee
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7 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This hotel has an excellent location and provided great value to our family. Fantastic employees made us feel welcome and wanted, and we very much enjoyed our interactions with everyone there. A great restaurant on the property provided an excellent full Scottish breakfast, and also had quite good dinner offerings. Highly recommended!

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

Dear Chris Many thanks for taking the time to write such a lovely review of our hotel. I will be sure to pass on your kind comments to our team but it is very pleasing from our point of view that you really enjoyed your time in our hotel. We have recently launched a new restaurant menu so I am... More 

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3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

this hotel is fantastic very clean, great staff, very helpful will be back! breakfast room is small but food is excellent, rooms are spacious there were 15 of us and we were accommodated perfectly. excellent price also for staying as a group.

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

Dear Shelly Thanks for your feedback for your recent stay at Edinburgh City Hotel.We are absolutely delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us!! It's very nice to receive such a excellent feedback and definitely keeps us going. I surely pass your kind comments to all the staff members for the excellent service you received during your stay Many thanks... More 

Richmond Hill, Canada
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28 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This hotel is ideally located to travel by foot to the main sites in Edinburgh. I thought our room was huge, very clean, and well decorated. The staff were polite, friendly, and were attentive to any requests that we had during our stay. I would definitely stay at this location again!

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

Dear Richmond Many thanks for your kind comments and for taking the time to post your review. It was very kind of you to highlight how helpful and friendly our reception team were during your time here and it will be my pleasure to let them know how much they were able to enhance your visit to Edinburgh by offering... More 

Bristol
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49 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This Hotel was OK - nothing great but OK The Receptionist was OK - Not particularly friendly but not rude The Room was OK Breakfast was OK However, the young waiter and waitress who was at breakfast was very good - Yes!!!!!!!!!!

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

Dear MaxoBristol Thank you for your review regarding your recent stay with us I was disappointed to read that you didn't enjoyed all aspects of your stay, our aim is always to try and exceed our guest expectations.I was also surprised to hear that you felt the receptionist on shift when you arrived was not friendly. As you’ll see from... More 

Foristell, MO
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18 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We arrived to the Edinburgh City Hotel, at 9am, after traveling for almost 24hours. The moment we walked in they greeted us, helped us get our luggages situated and got us some fresh water! It was too early to check in but they allowed us to get some stuff out of our luggage and freshen up, then stored our luggage... More 

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

Dear Guest Many thanks for your detailed 5 star review 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. It was very pleasing to read how much you enjoyed stay at the hotel and your feedback regarding the attentive and excellent customer service... More 

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

The hotel has a great location within an easy walking distance from the old town. Our room was really comfortable although a bit too warm because we happened to be in Edinburgh during the heatwave in early July. In fact I think the only thing that could have made our stay better is having air-conditioning in the room, but otherwise... More 

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

Dear DelseyHelsinki Thank you very much for taking time to review your stay with us at Edinburgh City Hotel. I am delighted to hear that you have enjoyed the excellent customer service of our team and Bed was comfortable to your satisfaction. I will certainly pass your comments on to team.Unfortunately because our hotel is a listed building we are... More 

Saint Louis, Missouri
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This hotel was located slightly off the beaten path. It was clean and accommodating. I loved the beds covers. The room was spacious, there was room for a couch, table and TV in the middle of the room in addition to two single beds. Noise was not an issue. We left our suitcases at the hotel while we spent our... More 

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

Dear Guest Thank you for your very thoughtful 5 star review. It quite pleasing to read that you had a enjoyable and comfortable stay at Edinburgh City Hotel. I do hope that we can welcome you back soon. Kind Regards Sunny Verma General Manager More 

Dallas, Texas, United States
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20 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The location of the Edinburgh City Hotel is great. An easy walk to Grassmarket and the Edinburgh Castle (assuming you consider lots of stairs/uphill walks easy). Our room was a comfortable size, very clean and well maintained. The only down side was there is no air conditioning. I'm sure this is usually not a problem in Edinburgh, but as luck... More 

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

Dear Emily Thank you very much for taking time to review your stay with us at Edinburgh City Hotel. I am delighted to hear that you have enjoyed the excellent customer service and hospitality of our team and I will certainly pass your comments on to team. Unfortunately because our hotel is a listed building we are not in a... More 

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Prevailing winds meant that most cities that grew in industrial Britain had their most desirable neighborhoods 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 theaters 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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