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Edinburgh City Hotel

#29 of 146 Hotels in Edinburgh
Certificate of Excellence
79 Lauriston Place | Midlothian, Edinburgh EH3 9HZ, Scotland
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Taunton, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is a spotlessly clean and friendly hotel. Situated ten minutes walk from Grassmarket and the Castle. We ate in the restaurant at short notice after struggling to find somewhere in the town to seat 8 of us (it was Festival time) and we were all so impressed with the food and the bill!! The only drawback to this hotel... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Stayed here recently on a whistle stop stay over to see the military tattoo. I chose it for the proximity to the castle and it was only a ten minute walk. On arrival really friendly welcome and everything fully explained. Room was a walk away but there was a lift too. Nice sized room immaculate interior and flat screen TV.... More 

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

Dear Nat E Thank you for your kind detailed review following your recent stay at Edinburgh City Hotel. I am delighted to read that you were impressed with the hotel, finding the central location convenient. Your feedback regarding the quality and attentive service you received from my team is much appreciated specially Aga and I will take great pleasure in... More 

Dublin, Ohio
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110 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We spent three nights in the Edinburgh City Hotel. It is within easy walking distance to The Royal Mile and the Edinburgh Castle. It is an old building, no air conditioning in our room but we didn't need it, very clean. Very friendly, helpful professional staff in hotel and restaurant. We had the package that included the breakfast buffet every... More 

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

Dear Margaret Thank you very much for your detailed review and for your positive comments! It was really great to hear that you will book to stay with us again because you enjoyed our location and you had comfortable night sleep during your three nights stay at Edinburgh City Hotel. I am concerned to read that you left feeling underwhelmed... More 

Sheffield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Myself and the new good lady wife have just returned from three nights at the Edinburgh City Hotel for our pre-main honeymoon mini-moon. We stayed in room 307 and we were very pleased with it as it was extremely spacious with a sofa, desk and two chairs and a table as well as a double bed. The bathroom had two... More 

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

Dear Peter Thank you for your balanced review regarding your recent stay with at Edinburgh City Hotel .Your feedback regarding the quality and attentive service you received from my team is much appreciated and I will take great pleasure in sharing your compliments with my colleagues throughout the hotel. I'm sorry to hear that you left feeling underwhelmed with certain... More 

Sydney, Australia
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10 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My boyfriend and I stayed here for 3 nights whilst in Edinburgh. The room was large, clean and comfortable and it was so quiet! The bathroom was spotless and included a bath and shower. A hot breakfast was also included each morning down in the dining room. The hotel is in a great location only a short walk to the... More 

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Dear Vanessa Thank you very much for taking time to review your stay with us at Edinburgh City Hotel. I am delighted to read that you and your boyfriend were impressed with the hotel and were able to enjoy the lovely breakfast in our Simpson during your stay. It was pleasing to read that the central location of the hotel... More 

Ferndown, United Kingdom
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39 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Firstly this is a really good hotel with excellent access to Edinburgh city centre without being on top of it. The common areas were light, spacious and modern but with character. The room & en suite were good but there was no moisturising cream - small point but easily overcome. The restaurant closed at 9 p.m. on Saturday night which... More 

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

Dear Mike 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 Jordi was during your time here and it will be my pleasure to let him know how much he was able to enhance your visit to Edinburgh by offering excellent... More 

Sydney, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My daughter and I stayed here for three nights and we could not fault it, clean, comfortable, spacious rooms, bathroom with bath. We managed to get free parking here was great because being so central we parked and did not touch the car for our entire stay. Would not hesitate to stay here again.

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

Dear Dorothyma Thank you very much for your review and for your positive comments! It was really great to hear that you will book to stay with us again because you enjoyed our location and you had comfortable night sleep during your stay at Edinburgh City Hotel. I will take great pleasure in sharing your compliments with my colleagues throughout... More 

Wakefield, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

having seen a view 'sketchy' reviews we went along to the hotel with an open mind. I had booked this hotel with its location to the centre and Edinburgh castle been close and also its advantage of discount parking nearby. The car park itself is just down the road and you get 20% off if staying at City hotel. When... More 

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

Dear Lauram Thank you for your kind review following your recent stay at The Edinburgh City Hotel. I am delighted to read that you and your friends were impressed with the hotel, finding the central location convenient. Your feedback regarding the quality and attentive service you received from my team is much appreciated and I will take great pleasure in... More 

Leatherhead, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed in the Edinburgh City Hotel for two nights, in brief we had a warm welcome, the hotel is lovely and clean, the room was well equipped and cosy. The breakfast was very nice, good choice and cooked to order, we had dinner one evening, which was excellent, tasty and very good value. The hotel was well situated and... More 

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

Dear Louise It's great to hear you had such a fantastic time in Edinburgh, and we are glad to have helped make it so enjoyable. Our central location provides a great starting point for discovering all the history and sights of Edinburgh. I am delighted to hear that you have enjoyed the excellent customer service and hospitality of our team... More 

Niagara Falls, Canada
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25 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As part of an Expedia packaged, we stayed in this hotel for four nights in July 2015. I really heavily on TripAdvisor reviews when choosing a hotel and this hotel lived up to the excellent reviews. It is a smaller hotel in a historic building the was Scotland's first maternity hospital and that building is fantastic. Our room was large... More 

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

Dear Macdonald Many thanks for your detailed 5 star review from your recent stay; 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 your stay at Edinburgh City Hotel and that you felt it represented good value for money. We... 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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