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43 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Stayed here for a week whilst at the fringe. Very good value for money for that time of year. Staff were friendly and got us checked in early, and stored our bags after we checked out. Room was clean and tidy, bathroom was compact but did the job. We used it just as a place to sleep and get clean... More 

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Thank Slatersteven
stayCity_apts, Guest Relations Manager at CityLivein Grove Street, responded to this review

Dear Stephen, Perfect indeed! Delighted that we can look forward to the pleasure of welcoming you both back soon. With kindest regards, Yours sincerely, Jamie Trousdale More 

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98 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Paid £135 for two nights which isn't not bad for the city centre. Other city centre hotels were extortionate. Asked for an upper floor room but got a ground floor main road one which meant it was very noisy. Room itself is compact but ok considering not much time would be spent there. The best thing about the room was... More 

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Thank yellowmellow_01
stayCity_apts, Guest Relations Manager at CityLivein Grove Street, responded to this review

Dear yellowmellow_01, Thank you for your recent feedback. So very sorry that we were not able to meet this request. I can see that it has not deterred you from staying in the years to come - which is fantastic. We shall endeavour to allocate a higher floor room next time. With thanks and kind regards, Jamie More 

North Yorks
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48 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Pleasant staff, clean rooms, en-suite, fridge, cooker, TV etc No restarant or bar, but there is one next door, Internet, but at a cost. Reasonably priced, but location is 1/2hr walk from city centre, or bus or taxi at about £7-8 each way

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Thank soulmusikman
stayCity_apts, Guest Relations Manager at CityLivein Grove Street, responded to this review

Dear soulmusikman, Thank you for sharing your most recent feedback. I'm happy to hear that you enjoyed the practicality of staying in an apartment this Fringe. I'm terribly sorry, there seems to be very evident confusion to cause a 2 hour walk to the city centre. It would take most people 10-15 minutes to reach the Castle. Perhaps our team... More 

Liverpool, United Kingdom
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49 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Room has everything for you to cook and wash - for 200 gbp based on two nights stay - you get what you pay for - a small studio apartment with kitchen and bathroom facilities. Staff were very friendly and location is only 1 mile out from the city centre.

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Thank JihunKim25
stayCity_apts, Guest Relations Manager at CityLivein Grove Street, responded to this review

Dear JihunKim25, Thank you for sharing your feedback on Tripadvisor. We strive to provide a cost effective & central accommodation option during the Fringe, and it seems that we have been largely successful in this instance. Wonderful news indeed. We hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you back in the years to come. With the very kindest of regards,... More 

Grangemouth, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

we stayed at this hotel for a birthday party in edinburgh, we were a bit sceptical as have never really heard about the citylive in, but we were pleasantly surprised, the room we were given was clean and tidy bed was a bit small but adequate, the location was ideal just a short walk to the west end, no noise... More 

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Thank kenko666
stayCity_apts, Guest Relations Manager at CityLivein Grove Street, responded to this review

Dear kenko666, Thank you for sharing your most considered comments with the Tripadvisor community. Wonderful that we could be a part of your birthday celebrations! I'm glad to hear that you found the space to be comfortable and convenient. We look forward to welcoming you and your party back in the future. Yours Sincerely, Jamie More 

Bristol, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Upon arrival I was upgraded to a kitchenette room free of charge. The room was a good size and included a double bed against a wall, table, chair, desk, kitchen area, and en suit bathroom. The kitchen had a sink, microwave, hob, and kettle. Washing up liquid and a scribing brush were provided, as were complimentary tea and coffee. There... More 

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Thank KittensClaws
stayCity_apts, Guest Relations Manager at CityLivein Grove Street, responded to this review

Dear KittensClaws, Thank you for sharing your feedback on Tripadvisor. I'm happy to see that you have enjoyed your time with us in Edinburgh. It sounds that the room was well equipped and suited your needs just perfectly. We hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you back in the future. Yours faithfully, Jamie More 

Spean Bridge, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

CityLivein is in a good position for the city centre, when you first arrive the different buildings can be a bit confusing and some don't have lifts.When we got to our room it was clean but very small for 2 the room was about 12ft x 8ft and that included the shower and toilet the bed was a 4ft one... More 

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Thank erske2016
stayCity_apts, Guest Relations Manager at CityLivein Grove Street, responded to this review

Dear erske2016, Thank you for sharing your most recent feedback. Our aim is to offer the very best in affordable accommodation in Edinburgh during the peak months of July and August. The rooms are not designed for permanent residence, though do offer a central and comfortable base for exploring our fine city during peak season. I can see that your... More 

Lausanne, Switzerland
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6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Good points first: - location is quite good - there is a small shop 3 minutes away for amazing breakfast Other comments: - terrible price value ratio. It is soooo expensive (far too much) for the room size, the bed (spring mattresses - yes, it still exists) & service...

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Thank haykinnal
stayCity_apts, Guest Relations Manager at CityLivein Grove Street, responded to this review

Dear haykinnal, Thank you for sharing your feedback. I'm glad to hear that you benefited from our centrality and found it to be of particular convenience. We do monitor our prices regularly and try to remain entirely competitive with similar providers at this time of year. Edinburgh demands very high room rates during the peak periods and our cost effective... More 

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Stockton-on-Tees, United Kingdom
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The room is fine. Pretty much what we expected. But, by god, it's HOT and airless in here! I know it's August but this is Scotland. I didn't expect to roast at night! We spent last night completely outside the duvet and were still soaked in sweat and restless all night. We've got three more nights to go and are... More 

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Thank Paul J
stayCity_apts, Guest Relations Manager at CityLivein Grove Street, responded to this review

Dear Paul, Thank you for sharing your feedback. I'm glad to hear that you found the rooms to be maintained to the high expected standard. Unfortunately, the windows are set to open in this manner by design and we are unable to resolve this. Typically, you are correct, it is not an issue in Edinburgh given our climate. However, during... More 

Surabaya, Indonesia
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3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I had very pleasant experience in this hotel. I just booked on the same day. And the room was beyond my expectation. It was big enough. There was a kitchen in my studio room. Absolutely valueable for your money

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Thank aparamitadila
stayCity_apts, Guest Relations Manager at CityLivein Grove Street, responded to this review

Dear aparamitadila, Thank you ever so much for sharing your kind feedback. I'm delighted to see that you have had such a pleasant experience of our apartments. We look forward to welcoming you back soon. Kind Regards Jamie More 

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West End
Prevailing winds meant that most cities that grew in industrial Britain had their most desirable neighborhoods to the west – upwind of factory fumes. Edinburgh was no exception, with its wealthiest citizens settling in its West End and leaving behind grand Georgian townhouses, private gardens and genteel crescents. These backstreets remain as dignified and sleepy as ever, and most of the action here lies along the district’s busy main roads. Lothian Road connects to southern Edinburgh and harbors a vague entertainment district: three theaters and the city’s main indie cinema. All attract a select crowd, the sort who appreciate the Saturday Edinburgh’s Farmers’ Market around the corner. The West End’s other great thoroughfare, Shandwick Place, is dominated by trams trundling out to the suburbs and airport, and shoppers picking up last-minute items before hopping aboard.
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  • Free Internet
About the property
  • Wheelchair access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Kitchenette
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  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Internet
  • Paid Wifi
  • Paid Internet
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  • Multilingual Staff
  • Concierge
  • Self-Serve Laundry

Additional Information about CityLivein Grove Street

Address: 69 Grove Street, Edinburgh EH3 8FD, Scotland (Formerly Smart at IQ)
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Edinburgh > West End
Price Range: $74 - $208 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — CityLivein Grove Street 3.5*
Number of rooms: 321
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