Edinburgh City Hotel

Lauriston Place 79, Edinburgh, United Kingdom, EH3 9HZ  show map
 3 stars
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Edinburgh City Hotel

 Free Wi-Fi

Free Wi-Fi in rooms

 24-Hour

24-hour reception

 Check-in/Check-out

Express check-in/-out

 Breakfast

In-room breakfast

Continental breakfast

 Food/Drinks

Restaurant

Bar/Lounge

 Meeting facilities

Meeting room

 No Smoking

Non-smoking rooms

 Child-friendly

Cribs available

Children's menu

Overview

Adjacent to the city center, the three-star Edinburgh City Hotel is near the famous shopping, entertainment and financial venues of Princess street, the Royal Mile and below Edinburgh Castle.

This historic property provides free Wi-Fi.

All 52 air-conditioned rooms offer flat-screen TVs.

Its on-site restaurant treats the visitors with local dishes prepared of the seasonal ingredients.

Edinburgh Airport (EDI) is in 10km.

Year renovated:   2011.  Number of rooms:   52.

Rooms

General information

All the rooms feature traditional design and en-suite bathrooms, work desks, free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TV with satellite channels, telephone, king, queen or twin beds

Room types:

Standard double room offers double bed.

Twin room comes with two single beds.

Standard twin room provides king or twin beds.

Superior double room has double bed

Family room offers double or twin bed and a single bed.

Dining options

The hotel has an on-site restaurant serving breakfasts, lunches and dinners

Services

The hotel renders fax and photocopying services.

Free Wi-Fi internet is available in the hotel.

Leisure

Skiing is available nearby.

Additional features

The hotel offers child care services.

There are rooms and facilities for the people with disabilities in the hotel.

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Facilities

General

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Handicap parking
  • Paid off-site parking
  • Express check-in/-out
  • 24-hour reception
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Children are welcome
  • 24-hour security
  • Safe deposit box
  • No pets allowed
  • Gift/Newsstand
  • Currency exchange
  • Beauty salon
  • Luggage storage
  • Elevator
  • Rooms/Facilities for disabled

Guest Parking

  • No parking available.

Services

  • 24-hour room service
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Newspaper service
  • Tours/Ticket assistance
  • Wake up service

Dining facilities

  • Paid breakfast
  • Continental breakfast
  • In-room breakfast
  • Restaurant buffet
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Coffee/Tea in lobby

Meeting facilities

  • Meeting room
  • Fax/Photocopying

Children's facilities

  • Cribs available
  • Children's menu

Leisure facilities

  • Television in lobby

Room facilities

  • Free Wi-Fi in rooms
  • Air conditioning
  • Central heating
  • Paid in-room safe
  • Mini-Bar
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Living room
  • Dressing area
  • Rollaway/Extra bed
  • Ironing facilities
  • In-room desk

Bathroom

  • Shared bathroom
  • Bath/Shower
  • Room toiletries
  • Hair dryer

Media

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable/Satellite television
  • Direct dial telephone
  • Radio
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor

Policies

Check-In

  • from  2 pm

Check-Out

  • until  12 pm

Children and extra beds

  • All children under the age of 2 may stay for free in a crib. 
  • All children under the age of 15 may stay free of charge when using existing bedding. 
  • Maximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 

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Hotel Address:

Lauriston Place 79, Edinburgh, United Kingdom, EH3 9HZ

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City Center
  • Edinburgh
    1.1km
Airports
Train Stations
  • Edinburgh Waverley station
    1.2km
  • Bus stop
    300 m
Restaurants
  • Passorn (cuisine: Thai)
    190 m
  • Indaba (cuisine: Tapas)
    250 m
Ski areas
  • Midlothian Ski Centre
    1.1km
Hotel information
  • Check-In:
    from  2 pm
  • Check-Out:
    until  12 pm
  • Year renovated:
    2011
  • Number of rooms:
    52

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Rooms and availability

General information

All the rooms feature traditional design and en-suite bathrooms, work desks, free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TV with satellite channels, telephone, king, queen or twin beds

Room types:

Standard double room offers double bed.

Twin room comes with two single beds.

Standard twin room provides king or twin beds.

Superior double room has double bed

Family room offers double or twin bed and a single bed.

Edinburgh City Hotel Standard Double RoomEdinburgh City Hotel Standard Double Room
Standard Double Room
Bed type: Double Bed or Double or Twin beds or 1 Single bed
Size: 15m2
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  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Private bathroom
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Tastefully furnished room with private bathroom offers a comfortable Double bed, desk space.

Room facilities
    Edinburgh City Hotel Standard Twin RoomEdinburgh City Hotel Standard Twin Room
    Standard Twin Room
    Bed type: Double Bed or Double or Twin beds or 1 Single bed
    Size: 15m2
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    • Free Wi-Fi
    • Private bathroom
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    Tastefully furnished room with private bathroom offers two comfortable Single beds, desk space.

    Room facilities
      Edinburgh City Hotel Superior Double RoomEdinburgh City Hotel Superior Double Room
      Superior Double Room
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      Tastefully furnished spacious room with private bathroom offers a comfortable Double bed, well-appointed work and rest zones.

      Edinburgh City Hotel Family RoomEdinburgh City Hotel Family Room
      Family Room
      Bed type: 1 Double bed and 1 Sofa bed or 1 Single bed
      Size: 15m2
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      • Free Wi-Fi
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      Tastefully furnished room with private bathroom offers a Double or Twin bed and a Single bed, also the room includes work space.

      Room facilities

        How to reach hotel

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        Hotel Address:

        Lauriston Place 79, Edinburgh, United Kingdom, EH3 9HZ

        Get directions
        City Center
        • Edinburgh
          1.1km
        Airports
        Train Stations
        • Edinburgh Waverley station
          1.2km
        • Bus stop
          300 m
        Restaurants
        • Passorn (cuisine: Thai)
          190 m
        • Indaba (cuisine: Tapas)
          250 m
        Ski areas
        • Midlothian Ski Centre
          1.1km
        Hotel information
        • Check-In:
          from  2 pm
        • Check-Out:
          until  12 pm
        • Year renovated:
          2011
        • Number of rooms:
          52

        Hotel Awards

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        What's nearby

        What's nearby.

        City center is in 1km.

        Royal Lyceum Theatre is in 360m.

        King's Theatre is in 360m.

        Usher Hall, a famous music venue of the city, is in 360m.

        Edinburgh International Conference Centre is in 450m.

        HMV Picture House is in 450m.

        Royal Scots Regimental Museum is in 540m.

        National War Museum is in 540m.

        Edinburgh Castle is in 540m.

        Scotch Whisky Heritage Centre is in 630m.

        Bruntsfield Links Golf Course is in 5.6km.

        Tourist attractions

        • Witchery Tours - 500 m
        • camera obscura and world of illusions - 500 m

        Places of interest

        • Geoffrey Kiltmakers and Weavers - 400 m
        • Saint Margaret's Chapel - 400 m
        • National War Museum Of Scotland - 400 m
        • Mons Meg - 400 m
        • Old Grassmarket Well - 400 m
        • Edinburgh Military Tattoo - 400 m
        • One O'Clock Gun - 400 m
        • Scottish Genealogy Society & Family History Centre - 500 m
        • The Cadies & Witchery Tours - 500 m

        Shopping areas

        • Alexander Leven - 200 m

        Amusement

        • Cameo Cinema Plc - 200 m
        • cameo picturehouse - 200 m
        • Gold Rush Amusements - 200 m
        • D B Amusements - 200 m
        • Filmhouse - 300 m
        • Odeon Edinburgh - 300 m
        • Mecca Bingo Ltd - 500 m

        Parks

        • The Meadows - 500 m

        Theaters

        • The Royal Lyceum Theatre Co - 200 m
        • Royal Lyceum Theatre - 300 m
        • King's Theatre - 300 m
        • Usher Hall - 400 m
        • Usher Hall - 500 m

        Local Attractions

        • Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art One - 1.7km
          75 Belford Road, Edinburgh
        • Our Dynamic Earth - 1.8km
          112 Holyrood Road, Edinburgh
        • Mansfield Place Church - 1.9km
          East London Street, Edinburgh
        • Calton Hill - 1.8km
          off Regent Road, Edinburgh
        • Holyrood Park - 1.8km
          Holyrood Park Road, Edinburgh

        Near the hotelNear the hotel

        • George Heriot's School - 130 m
          8 Lauriston Place, Edinburgh
        • National War Museum of Scotland - 460 m
          Edinburgh Castle, Edinburgh
        • Old Town - 590 m
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        • Greyfriars Church - 640 m
          Old Town, Edinburgh
        • Camera Obscura and World of Illusions - 600 m
          Castlehill, Edinburgh
        • National Museum of Scotland - 710 m
          Chambers Street, Edinburgh
        • St Cuthbert's Church - 550 m
          Lothian Road, Edinburgh

        Restaurants Nearby

        • Passorn - 190 m

          Address: 23-23a Brougham Place
          Phone: 1312291537

          77% likes this, based on 419 reviews
          Cuisine: Thai

        • Castle Terrace - 300 m

          Address: 33-35 Castle Terrace

          94% likes this, based on 906 reviews
          Cuisine: Scottish

        • The Meadow Box - 590 m

          Address: 100 Melville Drive

          83% likes this, based on 32 reviews
          Cuisine: Scottish

        • Indaba - 250 m

          Address: 3 Lochrin Terrace
          Phone: 0131 221 1554

          80% likes this, based on 408 reviews
          Cuisine: Tapas
          Price Range: GBP 13 - GBP 25

        • Kanpai Sushi - 330 m

          Address: 8-10 Grindlay Street
          Phone: 0131 228 1602

          77% likes this, based on 244 reviews
          Cuisine: Japanese
          Price Range: GBP 18 - GBP 24

        Getting there.

        Edinburgh Airport (EDI) is in 10km.

        Turnhouse airport is in 10.7km.

        Dundee Airport (DND) is in 57km.

        Glasgow International Airport (GLA) is in 76km.

        Getting around.

        The nearest bus station is in 200m.

        Edinburgh Waverley train station is in 1.1km.

        No parking is available on site.

        Hotel information
        • Check-In:
          from  2 pm
        • Check-Out:
          until  12 pm
        • Year renovated:
          2011
        • Number of rooms:
          52

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        Edinburgh City Hotel Reviews

        Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Edinburgh City Hotel

        Average guest rating

        7.8out of 10
        Excellent
        Based on 124 reviews

        Rating by category:

        Location
        10.0
        Rooms
        9.7
        Service
        9.0
        Value
        9.0
        Dining
        7.0

        Individual guest reviews

        • Older travelers
          6.6

          We felt our room and room facilities were very good and clean and comfortable room 316

          We were grossly unhappy about the breakfast The juices were water down noticably the croisants were very stale days old. The basic quality of the cooked items was low and clearly they had been placed under a heat lamp for a long time as all items were singed. It destroyed our view of the hotel

        • Group of friends
          10.0

          We were treated beautifully by the reception staff, upgraded to a suite, I don't know why but it was lovely. The room was tastefully decorated and very clean with no outside or internal noise and we spent only a short time at the bar we had a very relaxed but entertaining barmaid that looked after us and chatted without being overly attentive. We had only one night at that particular time to attend a concert but we will definatly be returning.

        • Single
          4.2

          Location is good for Edinburgh city centre. If you arrive on a Saturday afternoon, you can park on the lane beside the hotel and provided you pay up until 6.30pm on the Saturday, you don't have to pay for Sunday

          No toiletries apart from a wall mounted partially filled hand wash. Very uncomfortable beds in a very dated room. Would never stay here again.

        • Family with children
          6.6

          Location

          Staff a bit grumpy and not really helpful. Did put a bit of sordin on stays at other hotels in Scottland having excellent staff and service.

        • Single
          7.8

          great hotel, can't wait to come back, really enjoyed my stay, room was very nice

          only complaint was menu said 24 hr room service but it wasn't available when requested at 10pm

        • Older travelers
          10.0

          Extremely friendly & helpful staff especially Marianne on the main desk. Great location

        • Older travelers
          9.2

          Friendly and helpful staff. Very clean and comfortable room. £7 breakfast voucher if booked day before offered great value. 10 minute walk to the castle if you use all the steps between streets! Would definitely stay there again.

        • Older travelers
          6.2

          Liked the room, very comfortable altho there was no remote for the tv Location was fairly good but not as central as lead to believe in the advertising write up.

          Did not find the staff very helpful.

        • Couple
          10.0

          Lovely clean room, very comfortable, staff enthusiastic and polite. Enjoyed our stay and will return.

        • Older travelers
          9.6

          it is not a luxury hotel but it is located in the city center in old part of town. it is very quaint and quiet. very clean and staff very friendly. breakfast was very inexpensive compared to other places. would stay again when in the city. it is a 15 minute walk to the golden mile.

          tv stations were very limited. did not have many facilities.

        • Group of friends
          9.6

          The room was clean, nice decor and comfortably furnished. The breakfasts were lovely. The staff were very friendly and helpful. The whole stay was very good value for money.

          This really is 'nit picking' but the mirror could have done with being over the dressing table where the tv was and the hairdryer was secured to the back of the drawer in the dressing table which made it difficult to use.

        • Older travelers
          10.0

          Quiet, comfortable and convenient location to the castle and city sights. Interesting history as the old Simpson Memorial Maternity Hospital...fascinating pictures and regulations framed on the hallway walls.

        • Older travelers
          9.6

          It was a clean, well presented and friendly hotel. The room was more than I expected, with a big tv and a lovely en-suite bathroom. The staff were helpful and the location was close enough to walk to all the sites in Edinburgh.

        • Older travelers
          9.6

          We stayed only one night at the Edinburgh City Hotel when we attended a gig at the nearby Usher Hall. We chose the hotel because of its proximity to the Usher Hall and because of the price. To be honest, because the price was so good our expectations weren't very high.We are suitably ashamed! The rooms were clean and fresh, the service was excellent and the staff were very pleasant and helpful. A delicious breakfast was served in our room at exactly the time we requested. Thank you for making our short stay in Edinburgh a pleasant one!

          The double bed, though very comfortable, seemed much shorter than the average length of bed.

        • Couple
          9.2

          really nice hotel and good location to visit Edinburgh

        How to reach hotel

        hotel Edinburgh City Hotel Edinburgh location
        Show big map »

        Hotel Address:

        Lauriston Place 79, Edinburgh, United Kingdom, EH3 9HZ

        Get directions
        City Center
        • Edinburgh
          1.1km
        Airports
        Train Stations
        • Edinburgh Waverley station
          1.2km
        • Bus stop
          300 m
        Restaurants
        • Passorn (cuisine: Thai)
          190 m
        • Indaba (cuisine: Tapas)
          250 m
        Ski areas
        • Midlothian Ski Centre
          1.1km
        Hotel information
        • Check-In:
          from  2 pm
        • Check-Out:
          until  12 pm
        • Year renovated:
          2011
        • Number of rooms:
          52

        Hotel Awards

        UKHOTEL AWARDSRecommendedEdinburghEdinburgh City Hotel

        According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as
        Best Family Hotels in United Kingdom

        Use Badge