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Edinburgh City Hotel
Ranked #17 of 151 Hotels in Edinburgh
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 16 October 2017 via mobile

Absolutely loved this hotel! First, a great location. Able to walk everywhere and when tired, the bus stop was just a few blocks away. The staff and here I give a special shout out to Kirsten and Javier were the best!! Everyone went out of their way to be helpful. The hotel is clean, beds comfortable and their restaurant downstairs was good. Can't say enough about this place!!

Stayed: October 2017, travelled with family
Thank Nanadw
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SunnyV79, General Manager at Edinburgh City Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 18 October 2017

Dear Nanadw

Thank you for your review. We are very pleased that you enjoyed your stay it so much and that you felt comfortable in our hotel and was impressed with a location of the hotel.

I have passed on your lovely comments Kirstain and Javier, they are both fantastic assets to the team and I will be sure to thank them by making your stay wonderful.

It is wonderful to hear you found our rooms to be of excellent standard and cleanliness, this is so important to our housekeeping department and they will be thrilled to hear this.

We would be delighted to welcome you again on your next visit to Edinburgh

Kind Regards
Sunny Verma
General Manager

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Reviewed 15 October 2017

We stayed here for two nights and enjoyed how close this hotel was to the main attractions in Edinburgh. Breakfast was not included in our rate. We parked at the nearby Princes Exchange (access on Riego St.) for £12 per night with the hotel validation. The free wifi was decent and consistent. Grassmarket and Edinburgh castle are a very short walk away. Overall a very nice stay.

  • Stayed: October 2017, travelled as a couple
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SunnyV79, General Manager at Edinburgh City Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 18 October 2017

Dear Hoppy

Thank you for sharing your experience with us.. I am delighted to read that you were impressed with the hotel, finding the central location convenient for all the tourist attraction you wanted to see while visiting the beautiful city of Edinburgh.

Edinburgh is a very compact city and as such parking is limited (however, this is great for getting around the city as a tourist). I am glad to hear that you were able to use fully secure car park nearby that costs £12 per day.The car park itself is just down the road and you get 20% off if staying at City hotel.

We are in a great location to explore everything Edinburgh has to offer 10 minutes to Edinburgh Castle & Royal Mile from our hotel.

We hope to welcome you back to the hotel in the future.

Kind Regards

Sunny Verma
General Manager

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Reviewed 8 October 2017

We stayed here for one night. The room was comfortable and very clean. Be aware that there is no air conditioning so we had to open windows even in the autumn.
Wifi was rather slow, too. The location is walking distance to just about everything - castle, Grassmarket etc. but is in a rather quiet location off the beaten path. There was a small grocery store a block or so away so we could stock up for our drive the next day.

  • Stayed: September 2017, travelled as a couple
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Thank abqcat
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SunnyV79, General Manager at Edinburgh City Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 10 October 2017

Dear Abqcat

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 with us and location was convenient for you for all the tourist attraction you wanted to visit.

Unfortunately, because our hotel is a listed building we are not in a position to make the structural changes necessary to add air conditioning to all our rooms. Due to Safety regulation in UK, windows can only be opened to small degree but we do provide table fans in the room.

Our housekeeping team pride themselves on outstanding cleanliness levels and it is wonderful to hear this was appreciated by you.

We hope to see in near future at Edinburgh City Hotel.

Regards
Sunny Verma
General Manager

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Reviewed 7 October 2017 via mobile

It was nice to finally sleep in a large room and have a large bathroom. The tub was quite high, so someone with a disability would need to ask for an accessible bathroom. We did have trouble with the elevator and had to walk down 3 flights of stairs.

Stayed: October 2017, travelled with friends
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SunnyV79, General Manager at Edinburgh City Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 10 October 2017

Dear Debbie

Thank you very much for taking the time to give your feedback on your stay with us. It was quite pleasing to read that overall you enjoyed your stay, and impressed with the room and the bathroom.

I am sorry to hear to that you had a problem with lift, we do have three accessible rooms, which are provided to the hotel to the guest with disability, if they request it during time of there booking.

We hope to see you in near future

Kind Regards
Sunny verma
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Reviewed 5 October 2017

Found this hotel as rooms were running out all over Edinburgh. We stayed here at the end of a nine day visit to Scotland and wanted a little ‘luxury’ but not super luxe or super priced. The hotel is tucked in a quaint courtyard. Location is great. Right on the edge of the grass market area, and near the university. Easy walk to the castle, High Street etc and a stop on the city sightseeing bus a few blocks away. That said, it was still a quiet area. Staff was great, room was lovely and comfortable. We added the breakfast option. Food was passable but not amazing.

  • Stayed: September 2017, travelled as a couple
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SunnyV79, General Manager at Edinburgh City Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 10 October 2017

Dear Stevefogel

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 for all the tourist attraction, you wanted to visit in the beautiful city of Edinburgh.

It was pleasing to read that our staff was quiet efficient and provided excellent customer service during your stay at the hotel. I will take great pleasure in sharing your compliments with my colleagues throughout the hotel.

We hope to welcome you back to the hotel in the future.

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Sunny Verma

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Additional Information about Edinburgh City Hotel

Address: 79 Lauriston Place | Midlothian, Edinburgh EH3 9HZ, Scotland
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Edinburgh > Southside & Holyrood
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#40 Business Hotel in Edinburgh
#43 Romantic Hotel in Edinburgh
Price Range: €67 - €261 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Edinburgh City Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 52
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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