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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
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Stayed here for 3 nights. Room was spacious and the bed was beautiful. Bathroom brilliant. We booked to have breakfast and on the first day had continental and the third day had a cooked breakfast. Really nice and gets you set for the day. We had a room that partly overlooked the main road but this was not an issue... More 

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Galway, Ireland
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12 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Simpson's restaurant: I stayed in the Edinburgh city hotel recently and decided to eat in the restaurant as I had arrived late. The fish cake starter was big but quite bland. Needs some herbs or maybe a few chilli flakes to give it some life. Main course of pork steak with black pudding, mash with seeded mustard, glazed roasted veg... More 

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Eschborn, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Friendly People at the Front Desk, close to most of city sightseeings. Good connection to most of the bus lines. We stayed 3 nights, and the included breakfast was good. The room itself was a bit small but cozy, and very clean. Regards from Eschborn / Germany

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Wichita, Kansas
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This room and bathroom were both spacious, clean and modern. The bedding was comfortable, and the room quiet even though it looked onto Lauriston Place (road). The room itself was nicely decorated and had wardrobe, tea-making facilities and a safe. There was also a desk and chairs. Very civilized. The only minor problem was that the wifi didn't work everywhere... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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3 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was very relieved when I saw the room and it was as nice as in the picture. The room was very clean, (Very very important to me). Was in very nice condition, with all the necessary services within the room, like hair dryer or a save. Staff was very nice, friendly and helpful. The hotel is a very good... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The hotel is a short 20-min walk from the Princess Street in the University area. We stayed here for only 1 night and had a comfortable stay. We arrived quite early and it was easy for us to deposit the bags in the cloakroom. Since we got receipts that was perfect. The front desk people were quite polite and helpful.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

I stayed here for 5 nights on a business trip. I wanted a change from the plastic and stainless steel of the big-chain business-oriented hotels. This place was a good find. It is a rather older style hotel but has all the facilities I need. The room was warm, indeed positively cosy, with big cast iron radiators chasing away the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

My girlfriend and I visited the Edinburgh City Hotel two weeks before Christmas and we were absolutely delighted we chose to stay here. Our main driver for choosing the Edinburgh City Hotel was the price for the two nights was working out about the same as a night anywhere else and it was still close to the city centre. Hotel... More 

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

Dear LMacaulay, 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 and your girlfriend enjoyed your stay and that you felt it represented good value for money. I will... More 

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17 reviews 17 reviews
14 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

Close in with 10 minute walk to Centre, 50m from bus stop to airport or leith, lovely rooms with good breakfast, friendly staff. Our 1st floor room had no issues with noise. We would stay again without hesitation.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

A friend and I stayed for a long weekend and chose Edinburgh City Hotel thanks to good reviews here. The hotel certainly lived up to our expectations and more than that. Good standard, excellent breakfast (£8) clean room and only 10 minutes walk to Grassmarket etc. We were given a room with a big bathroom and facilities for a disabled... More 

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

Dear Monica_the_Swede, Thank you very much for your lovely, positive review of your stay with us. It was great to read that you chose to stay with us because you had read many other good reviews and that we were still able to exceed your expectations. We were all really pleased to hear that you had a brilliant stay and... 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*
Number of rooms: 52
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#19 Family Hotel in Edinburgh
#38 Business Hotel in Edinburgh
#43 Romantic Hotel in Edinburgh

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