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Edinburgh City Hotel

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Canton, Massachusetts
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15 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

We enjoyed our stay at the Edinburgh City Hotel. The hotel was a short walk to the Grassmarket. The room I had was small but clean and well appointed. The beds were comfortable and the bathrooms newly renovated. I loved the historic pictures and documents framed throughout the hallways too. Breakfast was lovely and freshly cooked for us and the... More 

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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Edinburgh is a beautiful friendly city. Both lively and calming at the same time. Deep in history but modern too. Many lovely places to eat and drink by just dropping in. Timed it right with Christmas markets opening and Street of Light show. Well worth a visit or a few. Cant wait to go back.

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

Dear Guest, Thank you for staying at the Edinburgh City Hotel. I hope you have enjoyed your time with us and I hopefully we can welcome you again in the future. Kind Regards Sunny Verma General Manager More 

Michigan, USA
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141 reviews
40 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Just returned from 5 night stay at Edinburgh City Hotel. It was great. Location is good and we walked to many attractions. Plus it is just a 2 minute walk from a bus stop (both local or the hop on hop off city buses). There were stores and restaurants within a 15 minute walk. Was not "right in the center"... More 

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

Dear wemjam, Thank you for your balanced review of your recent stay with us. I am delighted that you have enjoyed your time at the Edinburgh City Hotel and that all the staff were extremely friendly and helpful. I will certainly pass on your comments to all the team. I am disappointed to see that you found some issues in... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

One of the most cleanest hotels I have ever been in. The staff were extremely helpful, bubbly and attentive at all times. The breakfast was amazing and very good value for money. I will DEFINITELY BE returning.

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

Dear Meg W, Thank you for your recent stay with us and for you lovely review. I am delighted to read that the staff were attentive and helpful at all times and that you have enjoyed your time with us. It is very pleasing to see that the breakfast was great and you found the hotel clean and fresh. I... More 

Winchester, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I have just had a short sat at the hotel and was very pleased with it. What was most noticeable was the warm welcome extended to us not just on arrival but any time we returned to the hotel or when we asked any questions. The smiles were genuine and the staff went out of their way to be helpful.... More 

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

Dear PaddyShephard, Thank you for your kind review following your recent stay at the Edinburgh City Hotel. I am delighted to read that all the staff were warm and friendly and made you feel very welcome, we pride ourselves in excellent customer service - I will certainly pass on your lovely comments to all the team. It also pleasing to... More 

Sth Wales
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19 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

What a find. Everything and everybody was perfect. From the check in to check out all the staff are very professional and friendly. I can't think of a negative thing to say about the staff at this hotel. We were greeted like friends by the receptionist and made to feel welcome straight away. In fact everybody were very friendly. I... More 

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

Dear gj_66, Thank you following your recent stay with us and your kind review. I am delighted that all the staff were excellent, friendly and helpful and made you feel very welcome - I will certainly pass on your lovely comments to all the team. I am sorry to read about the tastecard - I will get the website checked,... More 

Manistee, Michigan
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48 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We recently stayed at the Edinburgh City Hotel and had a wonderful time. The check in was very easy with David behind the desk taking care of us. He gave us very useful tips about things to do in Edinburgh while serving us the whiskey of the month. The rooms are large, clean, and everything functioned as it should. Also,... More 

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

Dear Michael S, Thank you for staying at the Edinburgh City Hotel and for taking the time to leave some feedback. It is great to read that you have enjoyed your time with us and that the staff, especially David was helpful, friendly and knowledgeable - I will certainly pass on your comments. I also am glad to see that... More 

Plymouth, Massachusetts
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed 3 nights and we had a very large room with a modern bathroom. Very well appointed. the only negative about the room was the carpeting which really needed to be replaced. Breakfast was quite good and the location was very walkable . They also offer an amenities package for 20 pounds that includes 2 nice terry robes, a... More 

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

Dear Sharon S, Thank you for staying at the Edinburgh City Hotel and for taking the time to leave some feedback. I am delighted to read that you found the room spacious and well appointed with a modern bathroom. Thank you for mentioning the carpet, we are always looking for customer feedback to improve and I am happy to say... More 

London, Canada
2 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My partner and I stayed at the city center hotel for 3 nights and at first impression from the outside it looked rustic as you would expect a building in a Medieval city to look like, the interior however is completely modern. The staff is excellent! The gentleman at the desk when we checked in knew the city very well... More 

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

Dear kyguy444, Thank you for your lovely review and recent stay at the Edinburgh City Hotel. I am delighted to read that you found the hotel modern, the breakfast great and the location ideal to explore the city. It is very pleasing to see that all the staff were friendly and helpful and I will certainly pass on your comments... More 

Johnson City, New York, United States
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577 reviews
31 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I suppose for a really well appointed hotel within walking distance to the Castle, Grassmarket and Princes Street and a minute or so from pubs, cafes, theatres and restaurants that $300 for 2 nights is OK - but it felt quite a lot at the time. Very comfortable room although I could here the traffic at night from Lauriston Place... More 

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

Dear Dennis P, Thank you for your balanced review and recent stay at the Edinburgh City Hotel. I am glad to read that you have overall enjoyed your stay with us and especially like the breakfast and central location. I do hope we can welcome you again in the future. Kind Regards Sunny Verma General Manager 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 neighbourhood 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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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
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Edinburgh > Southside & Holyrood
Price Range: $96 - $305 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Edinburgh City Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 52
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#19 Family Hotel in Edinburgh
#40 Business Hotel in Edinburgh
#43 Romantic Hotel in Edinburgh
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“I asked for a room on a high floor as per other reviews I had read prior to travel. This was a good suggestion as it was very quiet.”
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 of 5 bubbles wemjam, 29 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Have breakfast at the hotel. Very nice.”
 of 5 bubbles MichaelS575, 21 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Try to stay on the higher floors; ours was at street level and we had to keep the drapes closed.”
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“Ask for a room facing away from the main road for a quieter sleep. "Family" rooms have extra space.”
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“No views from any windows, street oriented rooms are more noisy”
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