Compared to the shiny new Novotel and Premier Inn nearby the outside view on Google street view looks a bit grim, but go inside and it is different picture. It is well decorated in light colours and the bedroom that we had was spacious, with a comfortable bed. It is a very quiet hotel since the walls were solidly built by the Victorians, although it is on quite a busy street. Excellent breakfast which kept us going for the day without making us feel too bloated.
We were there for my wife's 60th birthday and we found all the staff to be very helpful.
It is only 10 minutes walk down to the Grassmarket where there is a wide range of bars and restaurants as well as some upmarket clothing shops. You have to walk back UP the steps of course, unless you cheat and get a taxi when you get to Princes Street! There is a bus stop just near the hotel which might be useful if you know where you want to go or where the buses comes from in town. One of the buses goes to the Airport, although it is not an express bus so you would need to check the times. There is a free PC in the hotel lobby as well as Wi-Fi in the rooms so you could check all those details at your leisure.
Overall we had an extremely enjoyable stay, with sunny weather every day.
- 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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- Also Known As:
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