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“Lovely stay as always I would recommend this hotel to everyone”

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Edinburgh City Hotel
Ranked #19 of 150 Hotels in Edinburgh
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 8 July 2014

This hotel is in a perfect location and great value for money.
We have stayed on a few occasions and always look forward to it.
The staff are always very helpful and the buffet breakfast has something for everyone.
Great stay as always.

  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank John R
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David C, General Manager at Edinburgh City Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 13 July 2014

Dear John R,

Many thanks for sharing your feedback of our hotel, and also thank you for choosing to stay with us each time you travel to Edinburgh now. We do our very best to look after our guests so that they receive quality service and value for money, with the hope that they will enjoy their stay enough to choose to book with us again if they return to our lovely city. So it was really great to read that we have got it right during each of your previous visits.

Hopefully we can welcome you back again sometime soon!

Kind regards,

David Clancy
General Manager
manager@edinburghcityhotel.com

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Reviewed 4 July 2014

Very clean & relatively quiet considering its city location, good sized room, delicious breakfast and helpful staff.

Would have been good to have a fridge in the room but staff were helpful in supplying ice bucket to keep cartons of juice we had purchased cold.

It's a 15 minute walk to the city centre, but there is a nice old town eating area a 5-10 minute walk from the hotel, and an ice cream from Mary's Milk Bar on the way into the centre is a must!

  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 4 July 2014

On our recent trip to Europe we stayed at this lovely hotel, just a few minutes walk from some of the cities main attractions, the hotel has a distinctive exterior and a modern contemporary interior, the staff were excellent and most helpful when it came to showing us what the best things to do were in the city, we would recommend this hotel to anyone, its stylish and relaxed and at a very reasonable price too!

  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank patrick k
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David C, General Manager at Edinburgh City Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 13 July 2014

Dear patrick k,

Thank you for your kind review of our hotel. It was pleasing to read that you enjoyed your stay with us and that you felt it represented value for money, especially as you were probably staying in a number of hotels during your travels through Europe.

Many thanks for your recommendation and I hope your other destinations proved similarly enjoyable.

Kind regards,

David Clancy
General Manager
manager@edinburghcityhotel.com

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Reviewed 30 June 2014

This Hotel is central located. Our room Nr. 312 was very noisy of traffic. Even when you close the windows. It was clean and furniture and bathroom were
new renovated. I can recommend the Edinburgh City Hotel if you get a quiet room.

  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled as a couple
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3  Thank gpollner
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David C, General Manager at Edinburgh City Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 9 July 2014

Dear gpollner,

Thank you for choosing to stay with us and for leaving a review. I appreciate your balanced feedback and it is pleasing to hear that you enjoyed the standards of our rooms and would recommend our hotel. Obviously it was disappointing to read that you felt your room was noisy. All of our rooms have secondary glazing to try and minimise any noise disruption from the outside world. However, Edinburgh is a very compact city and due to our city centre location a little noise is inevitable no matter which hotel you choose, unless they are located outside the centre of Edinburgh.

I hope you had a pleasant time exploring our lovely city.

Kind regards,

David Clancy
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Reviewed 27 June 2014 via mobile

Good location and decent room except that it has two twin beds shoved together. Never understand why euro hotels don't catch up to the rest of the world and have king or queen beds for couples. Tired of my feet hanging over the end of the bed as well. Real size beds for real people please Breakfast was good nice staff

Stayed: June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 26 June 2014

I always look forward to staying at this hotel. The welcome, staff, rooms and food are excellent. This is probably due to the superb hands on management and their ability to keep well trained staff some of whom have been with the hotel for 8 or 9 nine years which is unusual in the hospitality sector. The freshly cooked breakfasts are a real treat and served by happy staff and dinner was really delicious, their chef really knows how to tempt the palate. I stay here every year with a regular group and their stay is always the best in their tour of the country. When we get to our London hotel they always say 'oh I wish we were back in Edinburgh'.I also stay here for personal use as the hotel is in a great location if you are doing anything in the city. I cannot praise this hotel enough for their standards of care to visitors.Well done David and your excellent hotel team.

Room Tip: All the rooms are very comfortable and they have ground floor rooms for those who have mobility issu...
  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled on business
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1  Thank blackfaceewe
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David C, General Manager at Edinburgh City Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 9 July 2014

Dear blackfaceewe,

Thank you for the top rated review. As a team we take a lot of pride in trying to deliver the best service we can to each of our guests and it is great to hear that you have enjoyed each of your visits to the Edinburgh City Hotel. I will be sure to pass on your kind feedback to our team, and especially or new Head Chef.

We all look forward to being able to welcome you back!

Kind regards,

David Clancy
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Reviewed 16 June 2014

Our family of five stayed in two rooms for two nights in this hotel. It is better than average but not really "very good". The staff members were really helpful and the rooms were relatively clean. The beds were comfortable, but the duvets were too small for two people sharing. We ended up on the first floor in the disabled rooms for some reason so it felt more like staying in a hospital than a hotel. This feeling was underscored by all the historic photos on the walls showing that this property was formerly a maternity ward. The traditional Scottish breakfast was a little too traditional for my taste and the continental buffet did not really have much to make up for it. The hotel was about a 15 minute walk from the castle/Royal Mile area. It wasn't inconvenient but felt a little out of the way. The easiest way to the hotel from the airport is by taxi. This was not expensive and thankfully the taxis in the UK have room for five. This is a fine place to stay for a short visit, however I would like to try someplace else if I were to go back to Edinburgh.

Room Tip: Avoid the first floor.
  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled with family
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Additional Information about 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: £73 - £194 (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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