Edinburgh City Hotel

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

Free Wi-Fi

Free Wi-Fi in rooms

Parking

Handicap parking

Luggage storage
24-hour

Late check-in

24-hour reception

24-hour room service

24-hour security

Food/ Drinks

Bar/ Lounge area

A la carte restaurant

Coffee/Tea in lobby

Laundry

Self-service laundry

TV

Flat-screen TV

Elevator

Overview

The excellent 3-star Edinburgh City Hotel is set in a historic area minutes away from Holyrood Park, Nelson Monument and Sherlock Holmes Statue. Operating in Edinburgh since 1879, this hotel features traditional architecture and modern comforts.

The city center is 20 minutes' walk of the property. There are restaurants, cafés and pubs in the area.

Edinburgh City Hotel is set close to boutiques, a market and shops.

Edinburgh Waverley train station is nearby. Edinburgh City Hotel is easily accessible from Turnhouse airport lying within 10 minutes' drive.

Rooms

There are contemporary rooms with a minibar, a laptop safe, climate control, a personal computer and coffee/tea makers provided for travelers staying in Edinburgh. They are outfitted with Victorian decor.

Eat & Drink

The 24-hour restaurant provides fresh meals. Guests can share a meal in Passorn and Kanpai Sushi, located about 200 meters away.

Services

Business facilities at Edinburgh City Hotel include a meeting room and a copier.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for free.

Guest Parking

No parking available.

Year renovated:   2011.  Number of floors:   4.  Number of rooms:   52.

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Facilities

General

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

Services

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

Dining facilities

  • Paid breakfast
  • A la carte restaurant
  • Bar/ Lounge area
  • 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
  • Living room
  • Dressing area
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • In-room desk
  • Ironing facilities
  • Rollaway beds

Bathroom

  • Private bathroom
  • Shared bathroom
  • Steam shower
  • Bathtub
  • Hair dryer
  • Room toiletries

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. 
  • There are no extra beds provided in a room. 

Pets

  • Pets are not allowed.

How to reach hotel

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Hotel Address:

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

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City Center
  • Edinburgh
    3700 ft
Airports
  • Turnhouse (EDI)
    6.2 mi
  • Dundee (DND)
    35.8 mi
Train Stations
  • Edinburgh Waverley station
    4000 ft
  • Bus stop
    1000 ft
Restaurants
  • Passorn (cuisine: Thai)
    700 ft
  • Indaba
    900 ft
Ski areas
  • Midlothian Ski Centre
    3600 ft
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  2 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  12 pm
  • Year renovated:
    2011
  • Number of floors:
    4
  • Number of rooms:
    52

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Rooms and availability

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Modern Double Room
Bed type: Double bed
Size: 155 sq. feet
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    Family Double Room
    Bed type: Double bed
    Size: 165 sq. feet
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      Comfort Double Room
      Bed type: Double bed
      Size: 155 sq. feet
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        How to reach hotel

        hotel Edinburgh City Hotel Edinburgh location
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        Hotel Address:

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

        Get directions
        City Center
        • Edinburgh
          3700 ft
        Airports
        • Turnhouse (EDI)
          6.2 mi
        • Dundee (DND)
          35.8 mi
        Train Stations
        • Edinburgh Waverley station
          4000 ft
        • Bus stop
          1000 ft
        Restaurants
        • Passorn (cuisine: Thai)
          700 ft
        • Indaba
          900 ft
        Ski areas
        • Midlothian Ski Centre
          3600 ft
        Hotel information
        • Check-in:
          from  2 pm
        • Check-out:
          until  12 pm
        • Year renovated:
          2011
        • Number of floors:
          4
        • Number of rooms:
          52

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        What's nearby

        Places of interest

        • National War Museum Of Scotland - 1400 ft
        • Scottish Widows Bank Plc - 1400 ft
        • Mons Meg - 1400 ft
        • One O'Clock Gun - 1400 ft
        • Edinburgh Military Tattoo - 1400 ft
        • Old Grassmarket Well - 1400 ft
        • Geoffrey Kiltmakers and Weavers - 1400 ft
        • Saint Margaret's Chapel - 1400 ft

        Shopping areas

        • Alexander Leven - 700 ft

        Amusement

        • cameo picturehouse - 700 ft
        • Cameo Cinema Plc - 700 ft
        • D B Amusements - 700 ft
        • Gold Rush Amusements - 700 ft
        • Odeon Edinburgh - 1000 ft
        • Filmhouse - 1000 ft
        • Mecca Bingo Ltd - 1700 ft

        Monuments and Landmarks

        • Geoffrey Kiltmakers and Weavers - 1400 ft

        Museums

        • The Scotch Whisky Heritage Centre - 1700 ft

        Theaters

        • The Royal Lyceum Theatre Co - 700 ft
        • Royal Lyceum Theatre - 1000 ft
        • Filmhouse Cinema - 1000 ft
        • King's Theatre - 1000 ft
        • Usher Hall - 1400 ft
        • Traverse Theatre - 1400 ft
        • Usher Hall - 1700 ft

        Local attractions

        • Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art One - 1.0 mi
          75 Belford Road, Edinburgh
        • Our Dynamic Earth - 1.1 mi
          112 Holyrood Road, Edinburgh
        • Mansfield Place Church - 1.1 mi
          East London Street, Edinburgh
        • Calton Hill - 1.1 mi
          off Regent Road, Edinburgh
        • Holyrood Park - 1.1 mi
          Holyrood Park Road, Edinburgh

        Near the hotel

        • George Heriot's School - 500 ft
          8 Lauriston Place, Edinburgh
        • National War Museum of Scotland - 1600 ft
          Edinburgh Castle, Edinburgh
        • Old Town - 2000 ft
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        • Greyfriars Church - 2100 ft
          Old Town, Edinburgh
        • Camera Obscura and World of Illusions - 2000 ft
          Castlehill, Edinburgh
        • National Museum of Scotland - 2400 ft
          Chambers Street, Edinburgh
        • St Cuthbert's Church - 1900 ft
          Lothian Road, Edinburgh

        Restaurants nearby

        • Passorn - 700 ft

          Address: 23-23a Brougham Place
          Phone: 1312291537

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

        • Castle Terrace - 1000 ft

          Address: 33-35 Castle Terrace

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

        • The Meadow Box - 2000 ft

          Address: 100 Melville Drive

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

        • Indaba - 900 ft

          Address: 3 Lochrin Terrace
          Phone: 0131 221 1554

          80% likes this, based on 408 reviews
          Price Range: USD 18 - USD 33

        • Kanpai Sushi - 1100 ft

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

          77% likes this, based on 244 reviews
          Cuisine: Japanese
          Price Range: USD 24 - USD 32

        Hotel information
        • Check-in:
          from  2 pm
        • Check-out:
          until  12 pm
        • Year renovated:
          2011
        • Number of floors:
          4
        • 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
        Fabulous
        Based on 125 reviews

        Rating by category:

        Location
        10.0
        Rooms
        9.7
        Service
        9.0
        Value
        9.0
        Dining
        7.0

        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:

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

        Get directions
        City Center
        • Edinburgh
          3700 ft
        Airports
        • Turnhouse (EDI)
          6.2 mi
        • Dundee (DND)
          35.8 mi
        Train Stations
        • Edinburgh Waverley station
          4000 ft
        • Bus stop
          1000 ft
        Restaurants
        • Passorn (cuisine: Thai)
          700 ft
        • Indaba
          900 ft
        Ski areas
        • Midlothian Ski Centre
          3600 ft
        Hotel information
        • Check-in:
          from  2 pm
        • Check-out:
          until  12 pm
        • Year renovated:
          2011
        • Number of floors:
          4
        • 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