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Edinburgh City Hotel

3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   79 Lauriston Place, Edinburgh EH3 9HZ, Scotland
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Ranked #28 of 147 hotels in Edinburgh
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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4 of 5 stars reviewed yesterday
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
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  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
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  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Anonyme Island, Seychelles
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This hotel is in a great location for exploring the old town of Edinburgh. The staff were all very friendly and room clean and comfortable. Great breakfast! One staff member kindly moved her car so we could park on site instead of having to pay for local parking.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Stayed here for 3 nights last year, taking a short break as a couple between jobs. Had paid for an upgrade, and for what we got (wine, chocolates, snacks and bath robes) it was well worth it. The room was superb and the hotel staff were great. We got the room for £150 on laterooms.com for 3 nights, which is... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This hotel was reasonable and comfortable and the room very spacious with a large sitting area. The staff was courteous and the hotel was in a quiet section of town. We did not eat a meal here so I cannot comment on the food. This hotel is roughly a 10-15 minute walk from the Royal Mile and Edinburgh Castle. The... More

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Lockerbie, United Kingdom
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36 reviews 36 reviews
5 hotel reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I booked 2 rooms in this hotel for 2 nights for me, my husband and parents. We were attending the tattoo so you can imagine how hard it was to find a hotel with 2 rooms and at a decent price. It ended up being this hotel or the travel inn that could accommodate us. This hotel was the same... More

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

I stayed here recently with my family which included my elderly father. I found the staff here to be more attentive than the staff in many top hotels. They could not do enough for you. Our party of 7 all had rooms next to each other, the rooms were large and cosey. The breakfast the next morning was excellent. Thank... More

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

Dear Vivienne T, Thank you for choosing to book with us and for taking the time to review your stay. We are always very happy to accommodate guest requests from group bookings and it makes it all the easier when they are made at the time of booking, like you did, so thank you very much. I am really pleased... More

Coimbra, Portugal
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I would highly recommend this hotel. It is very cozy and well organized. The rooms are big and clean, the staff is very friendly and helpful. The breakfast is good. The hotel is well located and close to public transportation.

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48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed here for 4 nights for the Fringe. Ideal place to stay as everything is only a short walk away. Very nice room and clean although there may be some traffic noise from rooms at the front. Staff were all pleasant and helpful. Good selection at breakfast. Recommended and will stay here again next year.

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9 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Being Festival time, affordable accommodation was very thin on the ground, but reading tripadviser reviews we decided to book this older 3 star property. I've no idea who awards or how these stars are chosen, (I'll Google it later), all I can say is 'they got it wrong'. This was one of the BEST hotels we've ever stayed in. It... More

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

Dear Trevor C, Thank you very much for taking the time to review our hotel in such detail after staying with us during the Festival. It was very pleasing to read that you booked with us after reading other TripAdvisor reviews and that you also felt you received excellent value for money at such a peak time. We try very... More

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19 reviews 19 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The room was very nice, yes a tad smaller than the pictures... no complaints. Staff was very nice and helpful. You are close to the royal mile and close to all kinds of eateries for any budget... also close or shops, in case you forgot something home... all around definitely recommend...

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Oshawa, Canada
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52 reviews 52 reviews
20 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I,honestly have nothing bad this at about this hotel it blew me away with the service the value and rooms are massive. U cannot lose if you book here u will be treated like royalty ¡!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!;;;;;;;

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

Dear jessejamessmith, Many thanks for the 5 star review and for leaving such kind comments. Our team works very hard each day to try and deliver a memorable experience for our guests and I am really pleased we were able to do so for you. Thank you for choosing to book with us. Kind regards, David Clancy General Manager manager@edinburghcityhotel.com More

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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*
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Just a few minutes from Edinburgh’s city centre and principal financial/business district, Edinburgh City Hotel is located in a superb spot. The Old and New towns are within easy reach, and tourist treats like Edinburgh Castle, the Royal Mile and Hollyrood Palace are as easy to get to free WiFi, stylish and comfy guest rooms and very competitive rates may just make your mind up that this is the hotel for you! Friendly welcoming staff will always go the extra mile to ensure your stay in Edinburgh is a memorable one. ... more   less 
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