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Cityroomz Edinburgh
Ranked #93 of 151 Hotels in Edinburgh
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 9 April 2014

We stayed at Cityroomz when visiting Edinburgh for a theatre trip. I had read that it was 5 mins from Waverley Station but would say at walking speed (and I'm not that slow) was more like 25 mins.
That said its a great central location just off Princes Street. I thought it would be noisy on such a busy street but found that wasn't an issue. we were on the fourth floor but did have the window open all night. The reception isn't inspirational but is sufficient. There is a locked door (opened with your room key) into lift/stair area. The room was a fair size clean and warm. It had a safe which was useful. Didn't use the wifi so couldn't comment. The bathroom too, was clean and reasonable size (certainly had smaller at much more expensive hotels). the only issue we had was the positioning of the toilet behind the door and very close to the shower. To sit on the toilet you had to more or less, have your feet in the shower -which wasn't ideal.

Cityroomz does offer buffet breakfast for £4.99 -which we found surprisingly good. Plenty of choice of fresh fruit, cereal, croissants etc.

We were also impressed with the friendliness and helpfulness of the staff. All in all we were impressed by the value for money at Cityrromz and wouldn't hesitate to recommend as good quality budget hotel in the city.

  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled as a couple
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GeneralManager1969, Manager at Cityroomz Edinburgh, responded to this reviewResponded 30 May 2014

Thank you so much for leaving a review and recommending us to others. Kind regards Javeed Anwar

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Reviewed 9 April 2014

My wife and I found Cityroomz /Edinburgh to be a good alternative to a higher-priced four or five-star hotel. After staying in such hotels during our previous week's tour of the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland, walking into the lobby area of Cityroomz Edinburgh for the first time was a disappointment. But we soon found the front-desk attendant Shelagh to be so very helpful, and the location to be ideal. We grew to really enjoy the accommodations and to call it home for our five-day stay. The free Wi-Fi service required obtaining passwords for each device at the front desk, but this was no problem at all.

We try to be green in our travels, so we didn't require any maid service throughout our stay, and that worked out just fine. Our room on the second floor was spartan but very clean, the bed was spacious enough for two and quite comfortable, and the temperature of the room was just right. The high ceiling created an illusion of narrowness to which we adjusted after the first day.

The bath was small and lacked a tub, and we found the water temperature in the sink and the shower to be difficult to adjust, but we managed just fine. We visited at the end of March and the room was quiet and restful. The hotel serves a breakfast for 4.95 pounds, but we never availed ourselves of this opportunity, preferring to eat along Princes Street. Because we were on the go so much, we didn't spend much time in the room, so that should be factored into this review of the facility.

Some comments on the location of this hotel are appropriate. The property is located just a block or so from the beginning of Princes Street, the main business street at the south side of New Town. Across the street are a couple of ATM's and a Pound Stretcher store where we bought low-price "necessaries." Princes Street Gardens are readily accessible as are many opportunities to shop for things that we needed for our walking adventures throughout New Town and Old Town. Many restaurants in New Town, especially along George street and Rose Street are easily accessible on foot. Many historic sites are also within an easy walk, and Edinburgh Castle is continually in view.

The location also provides easy access to the Grassmarket in Old Town by taking King's Stables Road around the "back side" of the castle. A lovely walk through Princes Street Gardens takes one to the Princes Street Mall, the tourist information center, and the staging area for the AirLink bus system. It should be mentioned that Airlink Buses run every 10 minutes and stop right in front of the hotel.

We routinely walked into Old Town and downhill along the Royal Mile to Holyrood Park, which does require quite an uphill trek once leaving the gardens of adjacent Princes Street. However, on the plus side we did so much walking that we actually lost weight on our trip in spite of eating well. If you are not up for walking, the bus system is amazingly efficient and for 3.50 pounds a day you get unlimited service. Taxis are also readily available, although we didn't need to call upon them.

All in all, we would recommend a stay at Cityroomz Edinburgh if you are looking for a great value and clean and comfortable lodging, whose location couldn't be much better for sightseeing in New Town and Old Town.

  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled as a couple
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GeneralManager1969, Manager at Cityroomz Edinburgh, responded to this reviewResponded 30 May 2014

Thank you so much for leaving such a detailed and informative review of your stay with us at Cityroomz. Is sounds like you had a great time exploring all that Edinburgh has to offer. Thanks also for recommending us to others. Kind regards Javeed Anwar

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Reviewed 31 March 2014

Stayed for two nights over the weekend. Was moved room pretty much instantly as the toilet flusher in our first room broke. We were moved from the 4th floor to the 1st floor. The 1st floor was significantly more noisy.. (due to the breakfast area being on same floor), although this was only an issue in the early morning. Room was clean, and pleasant. Not huge, but big enough for the two of us. Bed was really comfortable. Very central, within walking distance to everything. Would stay again if price was similar to what we paid the first time.

Room Tip: If you like a lie in and are a light sleeper, avoid the 1st floor.
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  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled as a couple
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GeneralManager1969, Manager at Cityroomz Edinburgh, responded to this reviewResponded 4 April 2014

Apologies for the room move, but it looks like you enjoyed your stay with us. Thanks for leaving a review. Kind regards Javeed Anwar

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Reviewed 30 March 2014 via mobile

Loved this hotel
Great value for money on a great location as all the sights are within walking distance.
Everything you need in the hotel.
Huge family room was excellent
Continental breakfast was good too,
Highly recommend

  • Stayed: March 2014
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GeneralManager1969, Manager at Cityroomz Edinburgh, responded to this reviewResponded 4 April 2014

Thanks for the review, I think you summed up the hotel beautifully. Kind regards Javeed Anwar

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Reviewed 29 March 2014

Haven't got anything bad to say about this hotel, it's everything you need for a city break where you will be out sight seeing in the day and trying out the bars and restaurants at night - the location is brilliant. Close to everything, walked to all the sights and bars and restaurants. Room was clean, bed comfy, it is a simple room with everything you need, no noise. Definitely stay there if go back to Edinburgh and it is so much cheaper than any other hotel.

  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled as a couple
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GeneralManager1969, Manager at Cityroomz Edinburgh, responded to this reviewResponded 4 April 2014

Thank you so much for leaving such a lovely review. Kind regards Javeed Anwar

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Reviewed 26 March 2014

Arrived sat room was not ready but no problem they stored our cases, Rooms were clean everything you needed, secure place as you need a card key to get in and out, staff pleasant, location fantastic, top of the main strip and has all you need round you pub`s cafe`s etc nothing to complain about bus stop out side bus to airport every 10 mins, will go back

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  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled as a couple
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GeneralManager1969, Manager at Cityroomz Edinburgh, responded to this reviewResponded 4 April 2014

Happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay. Thanks for the review. Kind regards Javeed Anwar

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Reviewed 25 March 2014

Stayed here for two nights on the weekend as a young couple. Fantastic location right on the edge of Princes St, all the main attractions are in walking distance. Plenty of nice pubs, bars and restraunts on the doorstep too. Rooms are quite small, but fine for a short break. Everything is clean, modern and working order - shower was powerful. Happy there was a space to store luggage after checkout. Staff were friendly. Didn't have breakfast in the hotel so can't comment on that unfortunately. Would definitely stay again and recommend to others visiting Edinburgh - considerably cheaper than many of the other neighbouring hotels!

Room Tip: Stayed on third floor, room at the front of the hotel was fine, couldn't hear any noise from the...
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  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled as a couple
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GeneralManager1969, Manager at Cityroomz Edinburgh, responded to this reviewResponded 4 April 2014

Glad to hear that you had a good time at the hotel, the breakfast is also really good, hope you get a chance to try it on your next visit. Kind regards Javeed Anwar

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Address: 25-33 Shandwick Place, Edinburgh EH2 4RG, Scotland
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Edinburgh > West End
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Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #93 of 151 Hotels in Edinburgh
Price Range: £48 - £160 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Cityroomz Edinburgh 3*
Number of rooms: 72
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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. ... more   less 
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