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Edinburgh City Hotel

3.5 of 5 79 Lauriston Place, Edinburgh EH3 9HZ, Scotland
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
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  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Coventry, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 hotel reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I'm stayed here for celebrating the New Year's eve, or they've called Hogmanay. The location really near from market area; to buy some stuff, like Sainsbury's or Boots. I used to walk for visiting the Edinburgh Castle, Camera Obscura, and Grassmarket. Both places took around 15 minutes to reach from this hotel by feet, although there is bus stop on... More 

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

I'm really fussy when it comes to hotels and did not know what to expect with this 3 star city hotel. I was very pleasantly surprised. The hotel staff were friendly and helpful, the room 215 was spacious,comfortable, well maintained, clean and quiet. Good hair dryer too! Would definitely recommend. We also had dinner one night and the food was... More 

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Singapore
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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife arrived at Edinburgh and were allocated a room on a high floor which had a small window with no view, we soon felt claustrophobic and after a night's stay we requested for a room with windows. Staff were attentive and they upgraded us to a Family room which was spacious and had 3 big windows. We also had... More 

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

Dear Birdog Many thanks for your 5 star review from your recent stay. It was very pleasing to read how much you and your Partner enjoyed your stay and that you felt that staff members were quite pleasant and always there to assist you and your partner. I will also be sure to pass on your kind comments to our... More 

Manchester, England, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed in the family room for the added space at the same price as the standard room's. The TV was too small and too far away from to watch for our liking. The bathroom was of a fair size and the shower was powerful enough after some fiddling around. Views didn't offer much & the bar is small but... More 

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

Dear JimB, Thank you for choosing to stay with us and for leaving a balanced review. I appreciate your feedback and it was pleasing to read how much you enjoyed our location, size of the room and how helpful our team were during your stay. It was disappointing to read that you weren't fully able to watch the TV from... More 

Schaumburg, Illinois
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21 reviews 21 reviews
5 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The room was spacious with a cute view of the back yards of the apartments behind/outside of our room. We had 2 twin/full beds side by side and a foldaway bed for my sister. There was a couch, a desk and a good size bathroom. The hotel was just blocks from the Royal Mile and Edinburgh Castle, we took a... More 

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

Dear Kara Many thanks for your 5 star review from your recent stay. It was very pleasing to read how much you and your sister enjoyed your stay and felt that the hotel was in close proximity of all the tourist attractions you visited and you felt it represented good value for money. Thank you very much for your glowing... More 

Bristol, United Kingdom
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Me and my partner recently stayed at the Edinburgh City Hotel having never visited the City before. We were thrilled with our choice of hotel, the staff were friendly, the hotel was spotless, and the room had everything we needed....oh and the breakfast was a winner. We couldn't believe the value for money we received and the location was perfect... More 

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Arlon, Belgium
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The hotel situation is good, just 15 min walk to the shopping area or the royal miles and Edinburgh castle. The bus line 35 stop from and to Airport is only 100 meters away. Now the Hotel: my room is small but clean. The bath is alas too small to be used for some relaxation, I cannot fit myself in... More 

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

Dear Thijl D Thank you for your feedback regarding your stay at the Edinburgh City Hotel. I was disappointed to read that the bathroom products were not replaced when empty during your stay. This is not the usual standards we offer at the hotel. I will follow this up with our housekeeping department to ensure that this problem does not... More 

Durham, United Kingdom
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90 reviews 90 reviews
30 hotel reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Unbelievable value for double room and breakfast. Wasn’t sure what it would be like because the price was so low but turned out to be a great hotel, good service, very helpful and efficient staff. We will be staying again soon.

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UK
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107 reviews 107 reviews
33 hotel reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

So close to the main bus routes (including no.35 from the airport and the sightseeing open top buses are just a five min walk up the hill) and in easy walking distance (about 10mins) to the Castle, Princes Street, Ushers Hall (where we saw The Kaiser Chiefs) and The Royal Mile. Our room 104 was at ground level and looked... More 

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

Dear Qixu Many thanks for your detailed 5 star review from your recent stay. It was very pleasing to read how much you and your Partner enjoyed your stay and that you felt it represented good value for money. I will also be sure to pass on your kind comments to our head chef for the lovely food you enjoyed... More 

Leeds, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We booked at a rcomfortable £50 per night. Amazing value given the location. The hotel was modern yet keeping in line with the traditional character given the age of the building. The staff were lovely especially the manager ( I think). He arranged for our room swop to a larger room with ease. 410 room was very large with a... More 

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Additional Information about Edinburgh City Hotel

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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Edinburgh City Hotel Scotland
Hotel Style:
#19 Family Hotel in Edinburgh
#38 Business Hotel in Edinburgh
#43 Romantic Hotel in Edinburgh

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