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“Best Best Western!” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Edinburgh City Hotel

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Edinburgh City Hotel
Ranked #25 of 150 Hotels in Edinburgh
Certificate of Excellence
London, United Kingdom
1 review
“Best Best Western!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 March 2011

What a superb find in every sense, the welcoming staff, the boutique style rooms and bathrooms, the excellent value for money and the central location. Frankly it's a little gem and I have already recommended it to several other colleagues visitng Edinburgh on business or for pleasure!

  • Stayed March 2011, travelled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank RCorney
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Dundee, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 March 2011

Just back from an excellent weekend away in edinburgh. We stayed at the edinburgh city hotel which is situated near to the city centre (10 minutes walk). I can thoroughly recommend this hotel to anyone, it is clean and tidy, and is currently being updated and renovated. Our room was very nice, spacious and clean, everything appeared brand new. Staff were helpful, checking in and out was a breeze. Breakfast was tasty and plentiful, service was efficient. All in all we had an excellent stay, and will return. Highly recommended for the price.

  • Stayed March 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank ipsoss66
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Belfast, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 March 2011

we booked directly with hotel and got a very reasonable rate. our room was recently renovated and was very comfortable. ongoing renovation still being carried out although this did not disturb us at all. breakfast very good, great service. staff very helpful. would definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed February 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank mckeeverj
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Hertfordshire, UK
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98 reviews
27 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 February 2011

Stay at the hotel was very good all in all. Both positives and negatives to share with you.

Negatives:
Housekeeping weren't the best I've encountered to be honest.
Breakfast staff were useless.
Breakfasts left A LOT to be desired.

Positives:
Good location to Edinburgh old town and new town (very pretty walk to both).
Reception staff were (generally) incredibly helpful, thoughtful, and were keen to "go the extra mile".
Recently refurbished room - WOW! Never stayed in something so new, and well styled. Very impressed.
General condition of hotel was very good.
Otherwise, very recommendable. Bed was v.comfy, big TV, New & classy bathroom, complimentary Tea/Coffee Tray.

  • Stayed February 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank JimmyP_UK
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ayrshire scotland
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42 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 February 2011

very easy to find coming in from city centre south by-pass, greeted by very friendly receptionist called"Laura", who was very informative and guided us to a very close and cheap multi-storey for weekend parking,discounted by hotel at £12 for 24hrs, hotel was spotless, and money has been spent, and was obvious, room was a good size and fresh fruit and 2 half bottles of wine were part of the deal, close to all tourist areas and only a 10 minute walk to princess street,the French manageress Carolyn took time to talk to us and showed us the new menu that was coming on line,it looked great, also drink prices were very good for a city centre hotel, sleep was great as no traffic noise at this hotel and secondary glazing was fitted,i have no hesitation in recommending the hotel, we had breakfast 2 mornings and this was excellent, and the waitresses were very attentive, look forward to going back as does my wife and not to far in the distant future.

  • Stayed February 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank jimb061
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Norwich, United Kingdom
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289 reviews
46 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 158 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 February 2011

Given a room with disabled facilities which caused more problems than assistance,no explanation given.Bar/ restaurant facilities chaotic lots of products "missing" food of poor quality. Bed extremely hard .Staff seemed to begin every converstaion with "I am sorry but..." 'Head Office' blamed for every fault.Before you book here check out the Novotel across the road.

  • Stayed February 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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7 Thank ROBINONorwich
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Wakefield, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 February 2011

A fantastic hotel to explore Edinburgh from - about a 15 minute walk from Edinburgh Waverley Station which takes you through the heart of Edinburgh. The hotel is a 5 minute walk from the Grassmarket area of Edinburgh (with some trendy restaurants) and 10 minutes from the heart of Edinburgh. A really warm welcome on arrival and a fantastic room, clean with a nice bathroom and a large flat screen television. A fabulous breakfast and staff could not do enough for you. We really enjoyed our stay and will be recommending it to people.

  • Stayed February 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank northerncanary
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Property: 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:
#19 Family Hotel in Edinburgh
#40 Business Hotel in Edinburgh
#43 Romantic Hotel in Edinburgh
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
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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