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Edinburgh City Hotel

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Exeter, United Kingdom
Reviewed yesterday NEWvia mobile

Had 3 nights in Edinburgh on business and was booked into this hotel by our travel company. It's a bit of a walk from the main city centre, but very quiet for it. A warm and friendly reception, nothing was too much trouble for Ayla, who was a star throughout my stay. Bedroom was small but perfectly adequate, with a...

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Stayed one night for the night before NYE as we had tickets for the Paulo Nutini pre NYE show. Good location and reasonable price for what we needed, close to the Waverly Station, (20min walk), and a 10min walk to the Princes Street Gardens for the concert, 5mins to the Grassmarket. The check in ladies were very helpful, and also...

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

Dear Dando49, Thank you following your review of your recent stay at the Edinburgh City Hotel. I am very glad to read that you found us centrally located and the room comfortable and quiet. It is lovely that the reception staff was friendly and helpful. Hopefully we can welcome you again in the future. Kind Regards Sunny Verma General Manager

Reviewed 6 days ago NEWvia mobile

Loved my stay here!!! Easy to find, easy to book online. The staff are friendly and were very helpful to me in getting around the city. The room I had was clean and the bed was very comfy. Free wifi allowed me to further plan my daily activities and check in with home. Only thing I wish they had was...

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Dear Tim M, Thank you following your 5star review of your recent stay with us. I am delighted to read that all the staff were friendly and helpful to you and that you found the room clean, with a comfortable bed. It is lovely to see that you have enjoyed your time with us and I hope we can welcome...

Glasgow, Scotland
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I stayed here with friends in March. We got a fantastic room only deal and weren't expecting much. We were more than pleasantly surprised. Beautiful, large, modern, well kept rooms. Great location. The other side of the castle than most hotels but only a short walk to amenities. Comfortable beds. We didn't have breakfast but enjoyed drinks from the bar....

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

Dear k0612, Thank you for your lovely review and for staying with us last year. I am delighted to read that you found the hotel in a great location and the rooms beautiful, spacious, modern and well kept with comfortable beds. I do hope we can welcome you again in the future. Kind Regards Sunny Verma General Manager

Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

First looked around in September for a central hotel package with flights for a visit to Edinburgh and stay over the New year ....My daughter and I arrived on 29th December and was immediately greeted by a very friendly lady called Kirsty! first impressions always matter to us, we have travelled all over the world and the reception is the...

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Dear Sharon m, Thank you for your kind review and your recent stay at the Edinburgh City Hotel. I am delighted that you have enjoyed your time with us and found the hotel and rooms bright, clean, spacious and contemporary. It is lovely to read that all the staff were friendly and welcoming and I will certainly pass on your...

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We spent our Christmas in Edinburgh City Hotel and we are really happy that we chose this hotel! I have visited quite many hotels recently and I have to say that this is definitely one of my favourites! The decor is nice, location was perfect for us and the staff was SO friendly! Such a great customer service! Also the...

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

Dear Jenni N, Thank you for your lovely review of your recent stay at the Edinburgh City Hotel. I am delighted that you have enjoyed your time with us so much and that the staff was fantastic. Hopefully we can welcome you again in the future. Kind Regards Sunny Verma General Manager

Cardiff, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had an amzing stay at this hotel over Chirstmas. All the staff were incredibly helpful and welcoming and the room was very confortable and spotlessly clean. The breakfasts were great and are cheaper if you book the night before.

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

Dear Anna C, Thank you following your review of your recent stay at the Edinburgh City Hotel. It is lovely to read that you found the hotel and rooms clean and comfortable and the breakfast food great. I am delighted that the staff were helpful and welcoming. Hopefully we can welcome you again in the future. Kind Regards Sunny Verma...

Edgewater, Florida
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

WE took our first trip to Edinburgh last month for a friend's wedding, and stayed at Edinburgh City Hotel for 10 days. It was the perfect choice! Our daughter had been there previously and recommended it, and she was not wrong. The staff could not have been any more accommodating, everyone so friendly and warm, eager to help. The rooms...

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

Dear mshyflyer, Thank you for your lovely review of your recent stay at the Edinburgh City Hotel. I am delighted to read that the staff was friendly, helpful and welcoming and that you have enjoyed your time with us. Hopefully we can welcome you again in the future. Kind Regards Sunny Verma General Manager

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The hotel staff were excellent, hotel rooms were spacious and warm. The location was good it took around 10 to 15 minutes walk to all of attractions. There were quite a few shops 3 minutes from the hotel.Taxis to the main shops were around £7

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Dear Gary B, Thank you following your review of your recent stay at the Edinburgh City Hotel. It is lovely to read that you found the rooms spacious and warm and the location central and in walking distance to the attractions. I am delighted that all the staff were excellent and that you have enjoyed your time with us. Hopefully...

Portsmouth, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Close enough to the central attractions but in a quieter location. Very clean, comfortable and modern. The food was very good and the waiting staff was very attentive. We couldn't fault this hotel. Great nights sleep and hotel was very quiet. Rooms are spacious not too small. Loved the location as everything was easy to get to. Would recommend this...

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Dear 756zoez, Thank you following your 5star review of your recent stay at the Edinburgh City Hotel. I am delighted to read that you found the rooms clean, comfortable, spacious and modern and that the location was great for you. It is lovely to see that the restaurant staff was attentive and the food was very good. I will certainly...

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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: $97 - $330 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Edinburgh City Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 52
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Hotel Style:
#19 Family Hotel in Edinburgh
#40 Business Hotel in Edinburgh
#43 Romantic Hotel in Edinburgh
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“Could be hot in the summer months if you require a quiet room choose the back!”
 of 5 bubbles sharonmA5480HB, 3 Jan 2017 | Read review
“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.”
 of 5 bubbles , 30 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Ask for a room facing away from the main road for a quieter sleep. "Family" rooms have extra space.”
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