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Edinburgh City Hotel
Ranked #19 of 150 Hotels in Edinburgh
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 14 February 2012

This was a great hotel which has recently been refurbished. The room was spotlessly clean, a great size and the hotel staff were very friendly, welcoming and helpful. We had breakfast included in our price and there was a good selection of fruit and cereal and the option of a cooked breakfast (full Scottish) which was delicious.

All in all we had a great night and would recommend this hotel to anyone looking for a hotel in the centre of Edinburgh (Princess street is only a 5 minute walk away).

  • Stayed: February 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 13 February 2012

Friendly and helpful staff. Excellent breakfast. Recomended

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Reviewed 12 February 2012

This was a nice hotel. It has clearly been recently refurbished and the rooms are clean, comfortable and a good size. Location is pretty good for the city centre. Staff were friendly and welcoming. The only real downside - and the reason for this average rating - was the price. It cost £143 a night, room only - which for a 3 star hotel, with no real facilities, was excessive. Worth a go if you can get it for a decent price.

  • Stayed: January 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 31 January 2012

I was looking to spend a relaxed evening in Edinburgh between business trips; Edinburgh City Hotel proved to be a great find. The exterior resembled the historic nature of the city while inside it was clear that the place was clean, tidy and oozed Scottish charm. Bedroom was more than adequate with comfortable bedding, a flat screen television and modern bathroom. Some healthy fruit mixed with a Scottish fry in the morning meant that Sunday started well!

*Management had some excellent suggestions for local bars and restaurants.

  • Stayed: January 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 25 January 2012

A lovely welcome from reception when we arrived and in the short time we were at the hotel, whoever was on duty, gave us first class attention and help.

Although all staff were extremely helpful, we had most contact with staff serving breakfast and dinner, both of whom were exceptionally professional in the service they offered but at the same time "human" in their approach. They remembered who were were and what we liked. Brilliant!

Our room was lovely and spacious and if we ran out of anything e.g. tea bags, milk etc., we only had to ask. A lovely short break and we would definitely return.

Room Tip: Ask if there are any rooms with a view if this is what you would like and ensure that if you have di...
  • Stayed: January 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 23 January 2012

Myself and partner were needing a place to stay for just one night in Edinburgh as we were going to see a band in the HMV Picture House and found this hotel on the Best Western site. While it was only a very short break we found it very comfortable and suitable for all our needs. It is situated just off Lothian Road so is in an ideal location for wandering in and around Edinburgh as it is only a ten minute walk from Princes street. The room was modern and stylish although a little small but again this was of little importance due to the length of our stay. Staff were helpful when it came to asking about directions and we were made to feel welcome on arrival. All in all a good place to stay for a short break in the capital at reasonable value.

  • Stayed: November 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 22 January 2012

Went to Edinburgh with my wife & stayed here for 3 nights. Nice staff, good food & very clean. Location was good so no complaints. Will stay again next trip.

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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: £72 - £191 (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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