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Edinburgh City Hotel

#26 of 146 Hotels in Edinburgh
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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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Sunderland, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A clean quiet reasonably priced hotel within walking distance from the Castle and the royal mile. Our room was small but adequate. The bar was a little cheaper than the pubs we visited after our walking tours of the city. There are a few nice restaurants near to the hotel. I can't comment about the quality of their food as... More 

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Maidstone, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I stayed here with my wife and my inlaws earlier this month for a long weekend in Edinburgh . The location Is absolutely perfect only a 10 min walk to the castle and the royal mile. The hotel itself is very clean and tidy as was our room I also found the bed to be very comfortable. The breakfast was... More 

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

Dear Mikeya2013, Thank you for your lovely review. I am delighted to hear that our team looked after you and that you enjoyed your breakfast and I will ensure your comments are shared with everyone. I am also pleased to hear that your room was comfortable and the hotel was conveniently located for exploring the city. It is great to... More 

San Diego, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

As with any hotel stay, after cleanliness, safe location, it always comes down to service! Here at Edinburgh City Hotel, they have an incredible service team! Zaneto, Nicola, and Abdel are the best! We had some unique needs due to a sprained ankle, all met with an "I'll be happy to get/do for you"! They loaned us a power converter,... More 

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

Dear Kathy T, Thank you for your excellent review and I will ensure to pass your comments on to Zaneta, Nicola and Abdel. We always try to assist our guests in any way that is required and I am delighted to read that we were able to assist with your sprained ankle. I wish you a speedy recovery! It is... More 

Salem, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We had a very spacious double room that was perfect for our two night stay in Edinburgh. The location is great- easy walk to the castle and all the city's attractions, but quiet enough at night so we could sleep without any noise from the city disturbing us. The bed was very comfortable, and the room was very clean. Hotel... More 

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

Dear Wildflowersoul, Thank you for your wonderful review regarding your stay with us. I am delighted to hear that you found our team to be friendly and helpful and that your room was comfortable. I am also pleased to hear that the hotel was located well for exploring the city and also for a peaceful nights' sleep. We hope to... More 

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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This hotel is conveniently located near the heart of Edinburgh. It is within walking distance of the tram, Edinburgh Castle and the royal mile. The entire staff was super friendly and the bed/ rooms were comfortable. It also had, by far, the best sticky toffee pudding in Edinburgh!

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

Dear Guest Thank you for your kind review following your recent visit at Edinburgh City Hotel. I am delighted to read that you had such an enjoyable stay and were able to enjoy the lovely stick toffee pudding made by Head Chef. . Your feedback regarding the friendly service you received from the staff is much appreciated. I am surely... More 

Toronto, Canada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The hotel was well located within easy walking distance of many great attractions. However the room was TINY. Sleeping in a double bed proved to be a challenge for us, but it was for only 3 nights. The hotel was clean and the staff were nice. We only used the restaurant for breakfast and it was sufficient for our needs.... More 

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

Dear Heather Thanks you for reviewing your recent stay at Edinburgh City Hotel. It quite pleasing to read that the hotel was in close proximity for the tourist attraction you wanted to visit and you received a excellent customer service from staff at the hotel. I am sorry to hear that size of the room and bed was not to... More 

Texas
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98 reviews 98 reviews
16 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We landed here first on our trip to Scotland. The staff was eager, efficient and helpful, and the suggestion from the website to take the bus from the airport was great -- it stops right across the street! Princes Street and Edinburgh Castle are just a short walk away. The building used to be a maternity hospital, and there are... More 

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

Dear Thirdsunrise Thanks for a wonderful five star review of your recent stay with us. I am pleased at your comprehensive review and of course delighted that overall you enjoyed your stay with us whilst exploring our beautiful city and historical aspect of the hotel. I will take great pleasure in sharing your kind words with our team and look... More 

Spotsylvania, Virginia
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87 reviews 87 reviews
25 hotel reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed here for 3 days in March of 2015 and were very pleased with the location, staff and 24 hour bar! The front desk was welcoming and assisted us in parking our rental car. The food was freshly prepared and we even had the pleasure of meeting one of the cooks (Milo) who was also warm and welcoming! Our... More 

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

Dear Lenzy Thanks you for this great five star review for your recent stay with us. I am delighted that we have been able to provide you with a personal service and that you enjoyed your stay with us. I am really pleased to that you enjoyed the lovely food at our Simpson restaurant. I will surely pass your kind... More 

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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed here for three nights on our honeymoon. The location was great, just a few minutes walk from the Grassmarket and yet quiet and quaint. The hotel was clean, the bed was the most comfortable of all the ones we slept in on the trip, and the room quite spacious. But the staff was what really set it apart... More 

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

Dear Erin Thanks a lot for your recent review for your stay at Edinburgh City. It was quite pleasing to read that you and your partner had a comfortable stay at the hotel during your honeymoon. I will sure pass your kind comments to all the members of the staff and especially to Anne who made your stay wonderful on... More 

Canberra, Australia
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40 reviews 40 reviews
23 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The hotel is a large old style hotel with large stone construction. The rooms extend away from the road and are shielded from road noise. Stay here if you like your piece and quiet. Room 410: Top floor facing the courtyard, quiet, large room, a view of the courtyard, but nothing to get excited about. Room 207: I returned for... More 

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

Dear Andy Thank you for detailed review for your recent stay at Edinburgh City Hotel. It is great to read that you had a great stay and our staff were excellent throughout your stay. I have passed your feedback to the rest of the team. I am sorry to hear that you felt that WIFI was not to the standards... More 

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