As the last stay of our Scottish tour, I'd plumped for the Edinburgh City. For some reason I thought it was nearer to Waverley - as we arrived in the evening and had a relatively early train out in the morning. On checking the map we found that it was (for us) probably a good 20 minutes away, so taxis it was!
The hotel entrance is round the back and a little courtyard harbouring several foreign cars. Check-in was painless and the receptionists were helpful - particularly in recommending some nearby pubs to eat in. Didn't fancy the hotel menu - anyone for pig's cheek?
Our room was pleasant, tidy and clean. The bed served its purpose and the bathroom was, again, clean and tidy. After venturing out for bangers and mash followed by a Fringe comedy event at the "Beehive", we returned to the little bar. Only Caledonian smooth and Stella 4 available on draught - neither of which is my preferred tipple - but, hey - when in Rome...
A pleasant night's sleep ensued, Breakfast was excellent, freshly prepared to our requirements. There is something about good bacon & eggs that sets you up for the day!
There was absolutely nothing wrong with this hotel as far as I could find (apart from limited bar), so why do I find myself being a little non-committal about it? I honestly don't know. Maybe it was just the end-of-break blues, or maybe there was just no real atmosphere about it. However I can happily recommend it to anyone and I am sure we will return when we have a little more time for walking!
- 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:
- Edinburgh City Hotel Scotland