Edinburgh City Hotel

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

Wi-Fi
Parking

No 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 contemporary Edinburgh City Hotel is a 3-star property within proximity of King's Theatre, National Museum of Scotland and Royal Mile. Edinburgh City Hotel has been welcoming guests to its modern rooms since 1879.

The hotel is right in the center of Edinburgh. The center of Edinburgh is 2 km away from the venue.

This hotel is placed in Haymarket district, known for a museum, a castle and a palace.

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

Rooms

For a comfortable stay Edinburgh City Hotel offers 52 rooms on 4 floors featuring a minibar, a laptop safe, climate control, coffee/tea makers and ironing facilities. The rooms come with en suite bathrooms featuring a bathtub, a hairdryer and a shower.

Eat & Drink

Every morning starts with a hearty continental breakfast. The 24-hour restaurant provides fresh meals. Offering Thai and Japanese dishes, Passorn is a 5-minute walk away.

Services

The property offers a meeting room and a copier for business needs.

Relax

Parents will find cribs and meals for their children on-site.

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
  • Wi-Fi
  • No 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
  • Wake up service
  • 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/ Baby cots
  • Children's menu

Leisure facilities

  • Television in lobby

Room facilities

  • 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

Edinburgh City Hotel photos Room
Modern Double Room
  • Room size:

    155 sq. feet

  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Double bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Free Wi-Fi
    • Shower
    • Air conditioning
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  • General:Work desk
  • Ironing facilities
  • Dressing area
  • Fan
  • Carpeted floor
  • Entire unit wheelchair accessible
  • Telephone
  • Accessible by lift
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Bath or shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathrobe
  • Towels
  • Guest toiletries
  • Toilet
  • Bedding:Linen
  • Sofa bed
  • Dining:Coffee/tea maker
  • Media:Satellite TV
  • Wake up service
Room Description:

Standard|DOUBLE STANDARD

Edinburgh City Hotel photos Room
Family Room
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Double bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Free Wi-Fi
    • Air conditioning
    • + More
  • General:Safe deposit box
  • Work desk
  • Ironing facilities
  • Dressing area
  • Fan
  • Carpeted floor
  • Entire unit wheelchair accessible
  • Telephone
  • Accessible by lift
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Bath or shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels
  • Guest toiletries
  • Toilet
  • Bedding:Linen
  • Sofa bed
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • Wake up service
Room Description:

Shared Facility|Family Room Shared Bed

Comfort Double Room
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Double bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Free Wi-Fi
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Edinburgh City Hotel Location

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What's nearby

Places of interest

  • National War Museum Of Scotland1400 ft
  • Scottish Widows Bank Plc1400 ft
  • Mons Meg1400 ft
  • One O'Clock Gun1400 ft
  • Edinburgh Military Tattoo1400 ft
  • Old Grassmarket Well1400 ft
  • Geoffrey Kiltmakers and Weavers1400 ft
  • Saint Margaret's Chapel1400 ft

Shopping areas

  • Alexander Leven700 ft

Amusement

  • cameo picturehouse700 ft
  • Cameo Cinema Plc700 ft
  • D B Amusements700 ft
  • Gold Rush Amusements700 ft
  • Odeon Edinburgh1000 ft
  • Filmhouse1000 ft
  • Mecca Bingo Ltd1700 ft

Monuments and Landmarks

  • Geoffrey Kiltmakers and Weavers1400 ft

Museums

  • The Scotch Whisky Heritage Centre1700 ft

Theaters

  • The Royal Lyceum Theatre Co700 ft
  • Royal Lyceum Theatre1000 ft
  • Filmhouse Cinema1000 ft
  • King's Theatre1000 ft
  • Usher Hall1400 ft
  • Traverse Theatre1400 ft
  • Usher Hall1700 ft

Local attractions

  • Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art One1.0 mi
    75 Belford Road, Edinburgh
  • Our Dynamic Earth1.1 mi
    112 Holyrood Road, Edinburgh
  • Mansfield Place Church1.1 mi
    East London Street, Edinburgh
  • Calton Hill1.1 mi
    off Regent Road, Edinburgh
  • Holyrood Park1.1 mi
    Holyrood Park Road, Edinburgh

Near the hotel

  • George Heriot's School500 ft
    8 Lauriston Place, Edinburgh
  • National War Museum of Scotland1600 ft
    Edinburgh Castle, Edinburgh
  • Old Town2000 ft
    EdinburghScotland
  • Greyfriars Church2100 ft
    Old Town, Edinburgh
  • Camera Obscura and World of Illusions2000 ft
    Castlehill, Edinburgh
  • National Museum of Scotland2400 ft
    Chambers Street, Edinburgh
  • St Cuthbert's Church1900 ft
    Lothian Road, Edinburgh

Restaurants nearby

  • Passorn700 ft

    Address: 23-23a Brougham Place
    Phone: 1312291537

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

  • Castle Terrace1000 ft

    Address: 33-35 Castle Terrace

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

  • The Meadow Box2000 ft

    Address: 100 Melville Drive

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

  • Indaba900 ft

    Address: 3 Lochrin Terrace
    Phone: 0131 221 1554

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

  • Kanpai Sushi1100 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

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