We spent some time looking for a place to stay for a 3 night stay over this last weekend, nearly 3 months in advance, could not find anything under £100 per night till we found the Edinburgh City Hotel for £80 per night including breakfast.. booked and paid in advance.
The Hotel is in a decent location, on the south side of the city, not far from Grassmarket.. Upon check in, hotel reception was friendly & welcoming, our room was on the top floor, nicely made out with a wardrobe & desk. But just as well I like my fiance, because it was the smallest double room I'd seen since I travelled in Thailand, not helped either the sloping ceiling of the roof, which on my side of the bed was hard to avoid. Well at least the bed was how we liked it- hard.. So we slept well.. and the bathroom was fine, clean & nicely tiled.
Breakfast the next morning was intresting, we sat down as instructed, but no staff members seemed to notice us, finally we helped ourselves to juice & cereal before finally we managed to order our cooked breakfasts, my fiance went for poached eggs, myself for scrambled.. It didn't take too long, and looked ok.. but are poached eggs meant to be cooked through? the baked beans were juice less and dry, and the sausages tasted of nothing, just a Lidl superbuy.. the mushrooms tasted very oily which didn't make you want to eat them... To sum breakfast up- even though it was included in our room rate, did we try it a 2nd & 3rd morning?
No chance. We went to a great cafe down the road.
The room service staff also missed us out on our first whole day there, even though we put out the 'Please service room tag'.
On reflection I think I'm been very fair giving a 3/5, mainly because of the rate we got & the location... we'll just go stay somewhere else next time!
- 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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- Also Known As:
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