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“Free wifi good location for conference centre .” 4 of 5 stars
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Edinburgh City Hotel
3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   79 Lauriston Place, Edinburgh EH3 9HZ, Scotland   |  
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Ranked #23 of 144 Hotels in Edinburgh
Bournemouth, England, United Kingdom
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11 hotel reviews
Reviews in 32 cities Reviews in 32 cities
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
“Free wifi good location for conference centre .”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2013 via mobile

I stayed here for 4 nights whilst attending a conference at the Edinburgh international conference centre which is an easy 10 minute walk .
The hotel is a converted Victorian hospital and from the outside looks a little grim but the rooms a large with high ceilings . The room was clean but sadly there was a smell of stale cigarettes which did not go away .the bed was large and comfortable. All the staff were cheerful and helpful.
I only ate breakfast in the hotel which was very good and plentiful.
As I was here for 4 days the free wifi was great and easy to access.

  • Stayed June 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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David C, General Manager at Edinburgh City Hotel, responded to this review, July 2, 2013
Dear Pippasmum_12,

Thank you for reviewing our hotel after staying with us. I was pleased to read that you found our hotel a good base whilst attending a local conference. Thank you for also pointing out that we are within a short walking distance of the EICC and that we have free and fast WiFi available throughout the hotel. Your feedback on the smell when you entered your room is also much appreciated and I have discussed this with our head housekeeper. We are a completely non-smoking so something like this should not have happened to take the shine off your stay.

Hopefully if you are in Edinburgh again you will choose to stay with us.

Kind regards,

David Clancy
General Manager
manager@edinburghcityhotel.com
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
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  • Service
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  • Value
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  • Cleanliness
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2013

Me and my friend stayed here for four nights in june 2013. We picked the hotel based on the ratings here on tripadvisor and we were definetely not disappointed.

Our twin room was spacious, nice looking and well equipped. The housekeeping staff keeps this place very clean too!

The front desk staff have been lovely and helped us sort out everything frm taxis to adapters.

The location is great, walking distance from most of what you wanna see and do.

The breakfast was very good, and dinner was nice also (though we only had it one evening).

To sum it up; this hotel had everything i ask from a good hotel at great value for your money. I would recommens this place to anyone!

  • Stayed June 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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David C, General Manager at Edinburgh City Hotel, responded to this review, July 2, 2013
Dear Jenny E,

Thank you for leaving such kind feedback following your recent 4 night stay with us. I was very pleased to read that you enjoyed all aspects of your stay with us and that you booked after reading the comments from other TripAdvisor reviewers.

Thank you very much for your recommendation and hopefully we can welcome you back one day.

Kind regards,

David Clancy
General Manager
manager@edinburghcityhotel.com
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Winchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013

Friendly staff, clean, comfortable and tastefully decorated room. Plenty of choice for breakfast, including Scottish classics of porridge, haggis & potato scone, all cooked to order.

The local bus no 35 was really convenient, you need the correct money £1.50 for a single journey to anywhere on the route or £3.50 for a day ticket. We walked most places but did catch the bus to the Royal Yacht Britannia, Holyrood House Palace and the airport.

We only ate in the restaurant for breakfast, the dinning room was pleasant and if the standard of breakfast is anything to go by I'm sure evening meals would be good too.

Staff were happy to hold our luggage after checking out of our room until later in the afternoon, this was really helpful as it meant we could go out for the day and return for our luggage on our way back to the airport.

Would happily stay there again.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013

This hotel was perfect for our city weekend break. In a fantastic location just a short 15 min walk from all the main attractions of the Royal Mile, The Castle and Grassmarket. The staff were friendly and helpful when we arrived, and the room was extremely clean providing us with everything we needed for a very comfortable stay. I would definitely recommend this hotel to friends and family for the excellent location, modern rooms, and unbeatable price. We would love to return one day!

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Gatehouse of Fleet, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013

Our second stay in this hotel, which was a former maternity hospital, now turned into a very nice hotel. We were given an upgrade because we had stayed before, which was a nice surprise. We managed to get a parking space, which was an even better surprise (they only have 4 available). Breakfast is good and dinner was also good - not fine dining, but an imaginative menu at an OK price and friendly serving staff.

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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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David C, General Manager at Edinburgh City Hotel, responded to this review, July 2, 2013
Dear janet l,

It is always a great pleasure when a guest chooses to stay with us after having an enjoyable first experience. I was delighted to read that we were able to exceed your expectations on your second visit after you booked directly through our website to stay with us again. Our family rooms are not always available for upgrades but I was pleased we were able to make your stay extra special, and that when you chose to spend extra in our hotel on breakfast and dinner you found it to be good value for money.

Thank you for choosing to stay with us when you have travelled to Edinburgh and hopefully we can welcome you back again.

Kind regards,

David Clancy
General Manager
manager@edinburghcityhotel.com
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Marske-by-the-Sea, United Kingdom
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Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013

We stayed there over last week end 14th to 16th June it met all our expectations, we were greeted by a great receptionist who had done what she promised keeping us a disabled parking place for our arrival. The room was an adapted room it was very good only comment I have about bathroom floor is not ideal as it has to deep a slope on it and there was no shower curtain so the bathroom was soaked all over. The food was good but needs to be more Scottish themed. The staff in the restraint were very good.

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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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32 reviews 32 reviews
8 hotel reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2013 via mobile

Just stayed for one night on business but good hotel.
Room clean and staff very helpful.
Would stay again.
Did not pay as on business and company booked for me so cannot coment on value.
Royal mile and castle about 10/15 walk away .
Did not have meal or breakfast so cannot comment.

  • Stayed June 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 79 Lauriston Place, Edinburgh EH3 9HZ, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Edinburgh
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#19 Family Hotel in Edinburgh
#38 Business Hotel in Edinburgh
#43 Romantic Hotel in Edinburgh
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Edinburgh City Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 52
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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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