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Cityroomz Edinburgh

25-33 Shandwick Place, Edinburgh EH2 4RG Scotland
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
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Updated 10/10/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#95 of 164 hotels in Edinburgh
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Cityroomz Edinburgh is conveniently located just off Princes Street on Shandwick Place only a few minutes walk from Edinburgh Waverley and Edinburgh Haymarket stations and close to all the major attractions this great city has to offer.
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Property amenities
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
24-hour security
Baggage storage
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Complimentary tea
Snack bar
Non-smoking hotel
Express check-in / check-out
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Room features
Clothes rack
Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Laptop safe
Hair dryer
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Room types
Non-smoking rooms
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Centrally Located
Languages Spoken
English, Italian, Polish
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Annmarie Harris wrote a review Dec 2021
10 contributions4 helpful votes
This hotel was a surprise. We didn't pay alot so wasn't expecting great things but the rooms were amazing with all facilities. They were clean tidy and spacious. Sheilagh on reception was friendly and helpful . It was situated in the west end of Edinburgh so really well located Would recommend anyone to stay
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Date of stay: December 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
Jpr wrote a review Dec 2021
3 contributions
My family and I had a 1 night stay at this great hotel on Sunday. Check in was a breeze,the room was clean as a whistle,bathroom spotless and beds were really comfy. We all slept really well,no street noise at all which really surprised me. We will definitely come and stay again next time we venture north. Keep up the good work.
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Date of stay: December 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
Jelli wrote a review Dec 2021
Wales, United Kingdom1 contribution
Fasten your seatbelts intrepid explorer, you’re in for quite the review. Our adventure begins on the 25/11. Myself & my partner embarked upon our journey from Wales to Edinburgh (a plane was involved). After our incredibly long hour flight and bus ride we eagerly arrived at the doors of sh***yroomz (more commonly known as city roomz) on Shandwick place, we rushed in excited to relax and refresh before really beginning our much needed break in Edinburgh. After receiving our room key, we proceeded to the lift (established in 2004 with decor to corroborate this and at one point a sad looking used covid face mask in the corner). After what seemed like an age spent in the lift chugging up to the fourth floor we disembarked and proceed to our room. Upon entering the room the scent of damp and what I can only describe as visual depression represented is what greets you - previous reviews have likened the room to university dorms - that’s probably insulting to universities nationwide but I can see where they were coming from. This was only the start. Upon leaving for food that first night we were so shocked at what we had booked we were scrolling avidly through booking sites trying to find somewhere else - however unless you book Edinburgh the day you come out of the womb in preparation for a long weekend away during your working life then you’re faced with hotel charges in excess of £1000. We decided to put up and shut up (initially) and made our way back to HMP Sh***yroomz (sorry, Cityroomz). Cold and shivering from the harsh Scottish climate we whacked the heating dial in our cell up to a very toasty 30 degrees and nothing, not a sign of heating starting up - basically the radiator and dial on the wall were the only wall art considered (bar that assault on the eyes of a feature wall). It was then we noticed the little tiny plug in radiator tucked away in the corner - was it already known the central heating didn’t work?? Nether the less we plugged that in for it only to give up after a short while. Day 2 came around and quickly showed us that this room was the gift that kept on giving - upon using the bathroom we discovered firstly that the door doesn’t shut (what can only be assumed is due to copious amounts of gloss paint slathered on over the years), the shower tray scuffed and rather dirty looking filled up (which quite frankly I’m surprised the hotel didn’t try sell as a bathtub) and the hot and cold taps are the wrong way around - perfect if you like to live your life without checking what temperature tap you flick on when washing your hands or brushing your teeth, and the toilet seat was so loose if you let slip a gentle fart you were at risk of injury - we had to say something! We went about our day and when we returned we were delighted to see the shower tray was unblocked and the toilet seat was put on properly - still no heating however so we returned and we’re presented with another poxy plug in heater by reception. My partner went to plug his one in on his side of his bed but they must have thought at his adult age he still has the temptation to stick fingers in plug sockets so covered every single one up on his side of the room!! At risk of losing our toes we took some measures and invested in hot water bottles (I’d strongly advise packing one if you STILL insist at this point you’re coming to this place). We believed by this point we’d tackled most our issues and we could see the last 2 nights through and make the most of our long awaited trip still. WRONG. We woke up on day 3 and there was now no power - granted, that is not something the hotel could control (cheers Arwen) but we had no power as well as no heating - I think tucking up in the outdoor Christmas market would’ve been an option by this point and it was then the final straw came for me - I pulled the duvet up to conserve heat and there in front of me not noticed before was cigarette burns on the duvet - now I don’t smoke and it’s not for me but I can appreciate others do however I thought the general consensus these days in hotels was “no smoking???” - which also leads me to question the hotels smoke detectors, there was a big fat one slapped to the ceiling of the room but given the radiators were wall art maybe this was also (health & safety person you got a big job waiting with this one). I simply had enough. I returned to the booking sites and booked another hotel we had seen during our time and knew was good. It was time to end our time in this hovel and have one well deserved night before returning home. Granted at an extra expense I didn’t want but that genuinely says how bad this place was. So there you have it - I hope I have done my part and saved your bank account and sanity. If the words simply weren’t enough please familiarise yourself with the photos attached - I’ve included the sorry looking bathroom, the two tone carpet, a battered bedside table, the safely covered electrical sockets and the water features on the light switches and by the window (complete with dead flies). All the best.
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Date of stay: November 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Frankie L wrote a review Nov 2021
4 contributions2 helpful votes
I’m not one to write reviews but this really needs to be voiced. Going through a tough time and needing somehwere to stay last minute. Chosen cityroomz for the budget friendly option . But wow. Charlene (hope I spelt in right) you are an ANGEL. Not only did you help me get a room, you also made me feel at home when I felt like I was so alone. I needed that. Your service really changed my day. Oh n a positive way. Thankyou for being so incredible. The rooms are amazing for the price. Especially the suite, perfect for me and my lil dog. Thankyou!! You really are a credit to cityroomz. I will be back and telling everyone to go here!!! X
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Date of stay: November 2021Trip type: Travelled solo
Ian Martin wrote a review Nov 2021
London, United Kingdom301 contributions112 helpful votes
Great location, staff and comfort. This hotel is just a few steps from Princes Street and all the facilities of the city centre. The staff are friendly and efficient and keen to do all they can to ensure convenience and comfort. It’s a small hotel and competitive on price. When I next visit Edinburgh I’ll be staying here.
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Date of stay: November 2021Trip type: Travelled on business
Room Tip: Very convenient for the tram
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Frequently Asked Questions about Cityroomz Edinburgh
Which popular attractions are close to Cityroomz Edinburgh?
Nearby attractions include Escape Hunt Edinburgh (0.3 miles), Escape Edinburgh (0.3 miles), and Escape Edinburgh Morrison Street (0.3 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Cityroomz Edinburgh?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, breakfast buffet, and reduced mobility rooms.
What food & drink options are available at Cityroomz Edinburgh?
Guests can enjoy breakfast, complimentary tea, and a snack bar during their stay.
What are some restaurants close to Cityroomz Edinburgh?
Conveniently located restaurants include French Creperie Le Petit Cafe, Dean Banks At The Pompadour, and Dine.
Is Cityroomz Edinburgh located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.8 miles away from the centre of Edinburgh.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Cityroomz Edinburgh?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Italian, and Polish.
Are there any historical sites close to Cityroomz Edinburgh?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Palace of Holyroodhouse (1.4 miles), The Real Mary King's Close (0.7 miles), and Edinburgh Vaults (0.8 miles).
Is Cityroomz Edinburgh accessible?
Yes, it offers reduced mobility rooms. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.