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Edinburgh City Hotel

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Lancashire, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

On approaching the hotel from the roadside, or snooping on google streetview,, you will not get any fair impression of how good it is. Reception is reached via a private courtyard off the main road, and you immediately enter a bright, quiet and reassuring space. We had an excellent well-apportioned room, top floor but accessible by lift. The hotel is... More 

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Bangor, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

My wife and I stayed for 3 nights, arrived early and the receptionist was extremely helpful, I had phoned ahead to check if we could leave our bags in early, which we could, but the room was also ready, 4 hours before check in time. Breakfast was very good with a good variety of cereal, fruit and cold meats. The... More 

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

Dear Sam Many thanks for your kind comments and for taking the time to post your review for your three night stay. It was very kind of you to highlight how helpful and friendly our reception team were during your time here and it will be my pleasure to let them know how much they were able to enhance your... More 

Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We stayed for two nights at the Edinburgh City Hotel. Very nice! Comfortable and clean. Staff was helpful and professional. Recommend this hotel for location. It is walkable to the historic district, food, and bus stop.

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

Dear Steph Thank you for following your kind review stay at Edinburgh City Hotel. I am delighted to read that you were impressed with the hotel, finding the central location convenient. Your feedback regarding the quality and attentive service you received from my team is much appreciated and I will take great pleasure in sharing your compliments with my colleagues... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

The hotel is quite close to the Edinburgh Castle (10 min by walk) and also to the Meadows Park. Our room was very clean and the staff helped us with everything we needed during our stay. The only handicap could be the parking. The hotel only has 4 places, but you can park in a parking placed a block away... More 

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

Dear Alexandra Thanks for a reviewing your stay at Edinburgh City Hotel. I am pleased to read your review and of course delighted that overall you enjoyed your stay and location with us whilst exploring our beautiful city of Edinburgh. Your feedback regarding the quality and attentive service you received from my team is much appreciated and I will take... More 

Belfast, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We booked to stay here through booking.com - 3 adults sharing bed and breakfast - quoted and booked at £183. Later got an email from the hotel to say they were charging us as additional £56!! They said it's because family room pricing was for 1 adult and 2 children- I explained I had entered 3 adults but 'roberto' on... More 

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

Dear Mrs Chapman This matter has been discussed with you already through direct contact by my colleagues. Just to reiterate - The problem you have encountered is with booking.com not with the hotel direct. I am sure you can appreciate that we can not be held responsible for a global search engine. If you go back to your confirmation you... More 

Oslo, Norway
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Just got back from a three night stay at this hotel. Can highly recommend staying here. The staff is lovely, kind and did their very best. Will especially mention Milo at the front desk. She was so supportive when we had trouble with our luggage (the airline left it behind in Oslo, took them 16 hours to bring it to... More 

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

Dear Mette Thanks for a reviewing your stay at Edinburgh City Hotel. I am pleased to read your review and of course delighted that overall you enjoyed your three night stay with us whilst exploring the historical aspect of the hotel. I am very glad you enjoyed lovely Dinner in our Simpson Restaurant which our aim. I am happy to... More 

Boulder, Colorado
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21 reviews
7 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It's always nice to give a rave review about a truly deserving place and the Edinburgh City Hotel deserves all the praise I can muster. Our room was unexpectedly spacious with two large windows and the bathroom even had a tub! Every inch of this hotel room was elegantly updated and impeccably, (I mean spotlessly), clean. Our stay there was... More 

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

Dear Jeff K Thanks for your feedback for your recent stay at Edinburgh City Hotel. We are absolutely delighted that you enjoyed all the aspect of your stay with us!! It's very nice to receive such a excellent feedback and definitely keeps us going. I surely pass your kind comments to all the staff members for the excellent service you... More 

Western Australia
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11 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Loved our stay at this little gem hotel. The staff are so friendly & helpful & the location is walking distance to the Royal Mile & the Castle. I chose this hotel from Booking.com & I wasn't disappointed. The price was very reasonable for the central location. Highly recommend this hotel & their lovely Staff!

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

Dear Rusty60, Thank you for staying with us and for your lovely review. I am delighted to read that you have enjoyed your time with us and will certainly pass your comments to all the team. I do hope we an welcome you again in the future. Kind Regards Sunny Verma General Manager More 

Tzaneen
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Clean, comfortable room - slightly stuffy but noisy with windows open a crack so we had to get used to it. Friendly and helpful staff. Parking a bit of a mission - it took us ages to find the garage - we eventually paid outside the hotel and kept returning to pay the machine! Easy access for the Hop-on, Hop-off... More 

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

Dear Fimacd1511, Thank you for your stay with us and for taking the time to leave some feedback. I am glad to read that you found the hotel conveniently located to explore the city and found the room to be clean and comfortable. I am sorry you felt that the room was a little stuffy, all the windows open to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We only spent one night but our room was lovely and clean. Staff were extremely friendly and helpful. Breakfast at Simpsons was delicious. Will return if we ever find ourselves in Edinburgh again. Loved it!

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

Dear Paula W, Thank you so much for your lovely comments and 5star review. I am happy to read that you found the hotel and room lovely and clean, the breakfast delicious and the staff helpful and friendly. Please rest assured that I will certainly pass this on to all the team. Thank you for staying with us and hopefully... More 

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Staying in Southside & Holyrood

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Southside & Holyrood
Many of Edinburgh’s student hangouts gather around university buildings in Southside, the sort of neighborhood that supports a long string of second-hand shops and eateries serving ethnic food for just a few pounds. In August the student population is replaced by vast numbers of boisterous visitors here for the Fringe, Edinburgh’s world-class comedy and arts festival which headquarters itself here. Flanking Southside are two great parks. The Meadows is a vast flat and sporty space where football, rugby, tennis, cricket, croquet, and golf often all take place side by side. Kids in its big playgrounds add to the joyful noise. Far bigger and much wilder, Holyrood Park extends to the east and provides a real hike up Arthur’s Seat, but the district is best known as the site of Scotland’s Parliament and its premier Royal Palace—and their steady stream of sightseers.
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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Room Service
About the property
  • Wheelchair access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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Simpsons Restaurant
Cuisines: International, European
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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 

Additional Information about Edinburgh City Hotel

Address: 79 Lauriston Place | Midlothian, Edinburgh EH3 9HZ, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Edinburgh > Southside & Holyrood
Price Range: $86 - $219 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Edinburgh City Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 52
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Edinburgh City Hotel Scotland
Hotel Style:
#19 Family Hotel in Edinburgh
#40 Business Hotel in Edinburgh
#43 Romantic Hotel in Edinburgh
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