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Hilton Edinburgh Carlton

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Blending perfectly into the historic surroundings of the Royal Mile, Hilton Edinburgh Carlton is an iconic element of the city. The building dates back to 1900s and is part of the impressive North Bridge which links Edinburgh's Old and New town together, giving you easy access to countless shopping, dining and entertainment. Once one of Edinburgh's top department stores, the building was fully refurbished in 2016 to bring the décor back to its stylish best. Our modern accommodations offer complimentary WiFi access, ergonomic work area and Suite Dreams by Serta(R) beds with luxurious linens. Select an executive room or suite for extra space and amenities including access to the Executive Lounge, with complimentary breakfast and refreshments.
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Property amenities
Paid public parking nearby
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Highchairs available
Taxi service
Business Centre with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Parking
Wifi
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Kid-friendly buffet
Kids' meals
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Concierge
Executive lounge access
Newspaper
Non-smoking hotel
Shared lounge / TV area
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Air conditioning
Desk
Housekeeping
Interconnected rooms available
Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
Walk-in shower
Bath / shower
Room service
Safe
Telephone
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Clothes rack
Iron
Laptop safe
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Smoking rooms available
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HOTEL CLASS
4.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Classic
Quiet
Languages Spoken
English, French, Spanish, German and 2 more
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Rakhi P wrote a review 26 Feb
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Great location, wonderful breakfast and access to premier lounge. One of the best Hilton hotel I stayed in last decade. Great proximity to almost everything in Edinburgh city. Breakfast really good. Staffs very friendly. Clean and spacious rooms.
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Date of stay: February 2024
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805barbaraj wrote a review Jun 2023
United States207 contributions134 helpful votes
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We thoroughly recommend the Hilton! • Hugely successful 5-night stay! Coordinated over email prior to stay with amazingly helpful Floriana and enjoyed meeting her in person, along with the wonderful personable staff throughout the stay. Thank you for the lovely junior suite! The room was so very quiet, and its beds and linens so very comfortable. We enjoyed both the Executive Lounge and the Restaurant. Both had friendly staff and wonderful breakfasts, happy hours and dinners. We also delighted in conversations with other guests – comparing notes and activities. • In addition, thank you for encouraging us to make advance bookings for the Castle, Hollyrood Palace and Tea, Royal Yacht Brittania and Tea, and Parliament – for some sites were sold-out. Plus, we benefitted from the free National Gallery, National Museum and Modern Art Museums 1 and 2. The National Museum has many amazing exhibits to include the Millennium Clock, Dolly the Sheep, Race Cars, Atom Smasher. The National Museum was perfect for us as engineers, but I could see it as wonderful for families too. • The hotel was quite well located – walk uphill to the Castle and national Gallery and downhill to the Palace and Parliament and National Museum. There were many nearby restaurants and whiskey tasting rooms too. We took advantage of the Majestic Hop on Hop off Bus as transportation to the Royal Yacht Britannia and as a lovely tour of the City. Its nearby stop was Waterloo and we bought our tickets at that moment. Uber transported us with the Modern Art. While we didn’t use the trains, Waverly station was in the next block. • Moreover, we seized the opportunity for a private bespoke tour guide Graeme Johncock with “Scotlands-stories” dot com. Graeme listened to our interests and customized one day to the Scottish Highlands and a second day to the Scottish Lowlands. He blended our interests in engineering, history, arts, people and even agriculture. Throughout both days, Graeme had unbounded energy and piqued our interests with vibrant and well-timed Scotland’s Stories. Moreover, he was a safe, smooth and courteous driver.
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Date of stay: June 2023
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Response from Michael Maxwell - Fraser, Other at Hilton Edinburgh Carlton
Responded 22 Jun 2023
Hi there Thanks for your review. We are thrilled to read that you had a wonderful experience with us. Looking forward to welcoming you back very soon
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javier871 wrote a review 23 Feb
Madrid, Spain9 contributions4 helpful votes
The hotel is perfectly located next to everything. The room is excellent, clean, and isolated from any noise, but the most notable thing is the kindness and professionalism of the staff. The reception and concierge team attended to us very kindly, and the breakfast team (Bola, Malek, Dylali, and Junny) were extraordinarily attentive at all times and enormously friendly. Highly recommended.
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Date of stay: February 2024
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npr1uk wrote a review 21 Feb
Mansfield, United Kingdom405 contributions165 helpful votes
Great location just off The Royal Mile. Rooms were fine apart from tap nearly coming away in the bathroom. No recognition as Hilton Diamond which was disappointing. Exec lounge was very disappointing. It’s open from 3pm but no hot drinks available until hunted down staff member who went and got us some. There is a “happy” hour from 6pm, although it was still being set up at 6.10 and there were only two hot choices, no idea what they were, whether they were vegetarian or not or what ingredients they contained. Building work inside and out so usual reception not open, corridors boarded and one of the lifts boarded up and gym closed.
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Date of stay: February 2024Trip type: Travelled with family
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Emma Nikoline V wrote a review 14 Feb
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nice rooms, good service and always smiling faces from Dijali and Corazon! the breakfast had a good variety of foods and catered to personal needs and wishes, like making dishes on request. overall a good experience, i would definitely recomend visiting.
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Date of stay: February 2024
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Passport42186513046 wrote a review 10 Feb
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Great hotel in the middle on the Royal Mike. The staff was exceptional. Breakfast was delicious. The rooms are nice and comfortable. A big thank you to the staff: Bola, Louise Mc, Lou, Nabalia, & Kayla. All the breakfast & dinner staff was excellent
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Date of stay: February 2024Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Ulrik P wrote a review 8 Feb
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Interior of the hotel room is very nice, staying here for a week and have nothing to complain about till now. Breakfast was good, with a good viarity of foods. Also wanna say thank you for the hospitality and kindness of the staff. Specially Gbolahan:)
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Date of stay: February 2024
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lesley wrote a review Jan 2024
Bellshill, United Kingdom28 contributions12 helpful votes
Went here for my partners work night out and the room we had was on the fifth floor and was lovely and spacious the bathroom was gorgeous. The staff were very welcoming and friendly. We had a sit down dinner which was well below average . The soup rolls fell apart,, the chicken was disgusting , the packet mash potatoes , 1 slice of turnip, broccoli and carrot for what we paid was horrendous. We went down for breakfast at 9 this morning and there was a cue to get in I understand it’s a busy period but we counted at least 20 empty tables. There was a great choice of things to eat at the buffet.
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Date of stay: January 2024Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Lisa E wrote a review Jan 2024
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Gbolahan is excellent at his job! Every morning with bright smile is a great way to start the day. Made sure we had everything we needed at all times. And there was never anything used left on our table. Thank you for making our trip so wonderful!
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Date of stay: January 2024
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Dieguete7 wrote a review Jan 2024
Manchester, United Kingdom110 contributions74 helpful votes
Went there from the 23th to the 25th of january (room 427), in order to spend a few days around Edinburgh. I got upgraded as a gold member and could check in around 10 AM, which was great and much appreciated. The hotel is conveniently located just 5 mins. away from the train station, which is fantastic. The hotel is having a big refurbishment with some scaffolding in front of the building but there's not pretty much they can do given the fact that Hilton Hotels have to undergo a big, compulsory refurbishment every x years. Regarding that, we didn't hear any unpleasant noise/drilling whatsoever during our stay, which was great. The room was nice, with a big and comfy bed that was absolutely lovely. The breakfast was good, it didn't have a very wide range of choice (specially when it comes to cheese) but it was enough to get the day started. However, on wednesday I got myself locked in the toilet of my room. It turned out that the door knob didn't work from the inside, but it did from the outside. I had to call my partner to open the door for me. I told someone in reception about it in the morning (so that someone from maintenance could go and fix it) and, when we came back around 14 00, no one sorted it. When we left the hotel to go for a walk (around 16 00 or so) it was my girlfriend who showed a video to a team member of reception so that they could call someone from the Property to fix it...and, when we came back in the evening, it wasn't fixed at all still. Honestly...I think it is a big issue as there was no emergency phone, and our room was on the very end of the corridor. What would have happened if I had been on my own, I didn't have my phone with me, I closed the toilet door just because I'm used to it I and no one could have heard me shouting for help to get out from there? We let the reception team know twice, and it was not sorted at all. In the end, when going to the toilet I had to keep preventing the toilet door from closing by using a slipper as a door wedge. I also noticed that the toilet door looks way older than the rest of the room, I guess maybe that's the reason for that... On the other hand, we visited both the restaurant and the bar once, and the staff was great. Special shout-out goes for Eilidh, Adam and a blonde guy who was kind and caring enough for explaining the GF menu they have for my girlfriend. To sum it up; a good, conveniently located hotel that needs to keep an eye on some maintenance issues.
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Date of stay: January 2024
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PRICE RANGE
£124 - £247 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
barcelo edinburgh, carlton hotel edinburgh
LOCATION
United KingdomScotlandEdinburghOld Town
NUMBER OF ROOMS
211
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hilton Edinburgh Carlton
Which popular attractions are close to Hilton Edinburgh Carlton?
Nearby attractions include National Museum of Scotland (0.3 miles), Edinburgh Old Town (0.2 miles), and The Real Mary King's Close (0.1 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Hilton Edinburgh Carlton?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at Hilton Edinburgh Carlton?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a desk.
What food & drink options are available at Hilton Edinburgh Carlton?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Hilton Edinburgh Carlton?
Yes, paid public parking nearby is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Hilton Edinburgh Carlton?
Conveniently located restaurants include Makars Gourmet Mash Bar, 3 Blind Mice, and Solti.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Hilton Edinburgh Carlton?
Yes, guests have access to a fitness centre during their stay.
Is Hilton Edinburgh Carlton located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.4 miles away from the centre of Edinburgh.
Are any cleaning services offered at Hilton Edinburgh Carlton?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Hilton Edinburgh Carlton offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business centre, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Hilton Edinburgh Carlton?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, French, German, Polish, and Latvian.