Edinburgh City Hotel

ex. Best Western Edinburgh City

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

Wi-Fi
Parking
Luggage storage
24-hour

Late check-in/ -out

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

Internet television

Elevator

Overview

Edinburgh City is a 4-story hotel in the financial district around 800 meters from National Museum of Scotland and approximately 300 meters from King's Theatre offering contemporary rooms and excellent services. Built in 1879 and remodeled in 2011, the attractive hotel combines royal architecture and modern facilities.

The center of Edinburgh is 20 minutes walk from the property. Restaurants, pubs and a concert hall are stroll from the hotel.

Fairgrounds, shops and boutiques are also set close by.

Edinburgh City Hotel lies 10 km away from Turnhouse airport.

Rooms

Edinburgh City Hotel features 52 guestrooms with satellite TV, climate control, high-speed internet, a refrigerator and a personal computer. There are private bathrooms with a bathtub, a shower and a hairdryer along with an electric kettle, a dishwasher and coffee/tea makers for self-catering.

Eat & Drink

Passorn and Kanpai Sushi are situated in a historic area, about 200 meters from the venue.

Services

Business travelers can make use of a business centre, a meeting room and a photocopier offered on site.

Relax

The hotel provides cribs and meals for families with children.

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/ -out
  • 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
  • Buffet breakfast

Meeting facilities

  • Business center
  • Fax/Photocopying

Children's facilities

  • Cribs/ Baby cots
  • Children's menu

Leisure facilities

  • Entertainment
  • Television in lobby

Room facilities

  • Air conditioning
  • Central heating
  • In-room safe
  • Mini-bar
  • Living room
  • Dressing area
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Mirror
  • In-room desk
  • Ironing facilities
  • Rollaway beds

Bathroom

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

Self-catering

  • Electric kettle

Media

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Internet television
  • Paid movies/Video
  • Direct dial telephone
  • Radio
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor

Policies

CHECK-IN / CHECK-OUT

Check-in from 2 pm FREE
Check-out until 12 pm FREE

Children and extra beds

All children
0 - 1 year
Crib FREE
Existing bedding FREE
All children
2 - 15 years
Existing bedding FREE
There are no extra beds provided in a room. 
Maximum capacity of cribs and extra beds depends on the room you book. Please check room details before you make a reservation.

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)
    600 ft
  • Indaba
    800 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:

    3 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Double bed, 2 Single beds

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Free Wi-Fi
    • Shower
    • Air conditioning
    • + More
  • General:Work desk
  • Ironing facilities
  • Dressing area
  • Fan
  • Carpeted floor
  • Entire unit wheelchair accessible
  • Telephone
  • Laptop safe box
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Bath or shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels
  • Guest toiletries
  • Toilet
  • Bedding:Linen
  • Sofa bed
  • Foam pillows
  • Dining:Coffee/tea maker
  • Bottled water
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • Socket near the bed
  • Wake up service
Room Description:

A modern, en suite room with free Wi-Fi access, foam pillows, tea and coffee making facilities, a TV and a laptop safe.

Suite
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Double bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Free Wi-Fi
    • Shower
    • Private bathroom
    • Heating
    • + More
  • General:Wi-Fi
  • Safe deposit box
  • Work desk
  • Mirror
  • Housekeeping
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels
  • Toiletries
Room Description:

8-9sqm Double Room with window and en-suite bathroom (Power Shower) and a Double Hypnos bed. Room Facilities: Power Shower, Comfort Cooling & Heating, Full Length Mirror, Four Coat Hangers, Desk & Chair Optional Add-Ons: 32'' Flat Screen TV, Towels & Toiletries, WiFi, Hairdryer, Safe, Daily Housekeeping Suitable for two people

One-Bedroom Apartment
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Free Wi-Fi
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Edinburgh City Hotel photos Exterior Hotel information
Family Room
  • Max occupancy:

    3 persons

  • Bed type:

    Sleeping arrangements for 3 persons

  • Check Prices
  • Room Facilities:
    • Free Wi-Fi
    • Shower
    • Air conditioning
    • + More
  • General:Work desk
  • Ironing facilities
  • Dressing area
  • Fan
  • Carpeted floor
  • Telephone
  • Upper floors accessible by lift
  • Laptop safe box
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Bath or shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels
  • Guest toiletries
  • Toilet
  • Bedding:Linen
  • Sofa bed
  • Foam pillows
  • Dining:Coffee/tea maker
  • Bottled water
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • Socket near the bed
  • Wake up service
Room Description:

This Family Room features free WiFi access, foam pillows, tea/coffee making facilities, a TV and a laptop safe.

Edinburgh City Hotel photos Room
Superior Double Room
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Double bed

  • Check Prices
  • Room Facilities:
    • Free Wi-Fi
    • Shower
    • Air conditioning
    • + More
  • General:Work desk
  • Ironing facilities
  • Dressing area
  • Fan
  • Carpeted floor
  • Entire unit wheelchair accessible
  • Telephone
  • Laptop safe box
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Bath or shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels
  • Guest toiletries
  • Toilet
  • Bedding:Linen
  • Dining:Coffee/tea maker
  • Bottled water
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • Socket near the bed
  • Wake up service
  • Radio
Room Description:

[NON REFUNDABLE] DOUBLE SUPERIOR

Edinburgh City Hotel photos Room
Superior Triple Room
  • Max occupancy:

    3 persons

  • Bed type:

    Sleeping arrangements for 3 persons

  • Check Prices
  • Room Facilities:
    • Free Wi-Fi
    • Shower
    • Air conditioning
    • + More
  • General:Work desk
  • Ironing facilities
  • Dressing area
  • Fan
  • Carpeted floor
  • Telephone
  • Upper floors accessible by lift
  • Laptop safe box
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Bath or shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels
  • Guest toiletries
  • Toilet
  • Bedding:Linen
  • Sofa bed
  • Foam pillows
  • Dining:Coffee/tea maker
  • Bottled water
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • Socket near the bed
  • Wake up service
Room Description:

This room feature en-suite facilities, free WiFi access, foam pillows, tea/coffee making facilities, a TV, a laptop safe and a sofa.

Edinburgh City Hotel photos Room
Superior Suite
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Double bed

  • Check Prices
  • Room Facilities:
    • Free Wi-Fi
    • Shower
    • Air conditioning
    • + More
  • General:Work desk
  • Ironing facilities
  • Dressing area
  • Fan
  • Carpeted floor
  • Entire unit wheelchair accessible
  • Telephone
  • Laptop safe box
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Bath or shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels
  • Guest toiletries
  • Toilet
  • Bedding:Linen
  • Sofa bed
  • Foam pillows
  • Dining:Coffee/tea maker
  • Bottled water
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • Socket near the bed
  • Wake up service
Room Description:

A modern room with en-suite facilities, free WiFi access, foam pillows, tea/coffee making facilities, a TV, a laptop safe and a sofa.

Comfort Double Room
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    2 Single beds or 1 Double bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Free Wi-Fi
    • + More
  • Bathroom:Hair dryer
  • Media:Satellite TV
  • Radio
Room Description:

Standard|comfort double or twin

Comfort Suite
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    2 Single beds

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Free Wi-Fi
    • Shower
    • Private bathroom
    • Heating
    • + More
  • General:Wi-Fi
  • Safe deposit box
  • Work desk
  • Mirror
  • Housekeeping
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels
  • Toiletries
Room Description:

8-9sqm Twin Room with window and en-suite bathroom (Power Shower) and two single beds by Hypnos (90x190cm). Room Facilities: Power Shower, Comfort Cooling & Heating, Full Length Mirror, Four Coat Hangers, Desk & Chair Optional Add-Ons: 32'' Flat Screen TV, Towels & Toiletries, WiFi, Hairdryer, Safe, Daily Housekeeping Suitable for two people

Executive Double Room
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Double bed, 2 Single beds

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Free Wi-Fi
    • + More

Edinburgh City Hotel Location

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What's nearby

Tourist attractions

  • Witchery Tours1700 ft

Places of interest

  • One O'Clock Gun1400 ft
  • Mons Meg1400 ft
  • Old Grassmarket Well1400 ft
  • Saint Margaret's Chapel1400 ft
  • Scottish Widows Bank Plc1400 ft
  • The Cadies & Witchery Tours1700 ft
  • Tollbooth Of St. John's Kirk1700 ft
  • Geoffrey (Tailor) Weaving Mill1700 ft
  • Armstrong's1700 ft
  • Scottish Genealogy Society & Family History Centre1700 ft

Convention centers

Shopping areas

  • Alexander Leven700 ft

Amusement

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

Monuments and Landmarks

  • Geoffrey Kiltmakers and Weavers1400 ft

Museums

  • Scotch Whisky Heritage Center1700 ft

Theaters

  • King's Theatre700 ft
  • Filmhouse Cinema1000 ft
  • Royal Lyceum Theatre1000 ft
  • Traverse Theatre1400 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 Church1.2 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
  • The Scotch Whisky Experience1900 ft
    354 Castlehill, Edinburgh
  • Old Town2000 ft
    EdinburghScotland
  • Camera Obscura and World of Illusions2100 ft
    Castlehill, Edinburgh
  • National Museum of Scotland2400 ft
    Chambers Street, Edinburgh
  • Castle Rock1800 ft
    EdinburghScotland

Restaurants nearby

  • Passorn600 ft

    Address: 23-23a Brougham Place
    Phone: 1312291537

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

  • Castle Terrace1100 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

  • Indaba800 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

Hotel Awards

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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

8.0out of 10
Fabulous
Based on 212 reviews

Rating by category:

Location
10.0
Rooms
9.7
Service
9.0
Value
9.0
Dining
7.0

Guest reviews

  • Couple
    7.4

    Rooms were comfortable and soundproof, experienced no noises from other guests. Friendly staff and the food was great

  • Group of friends
    9.6

    We were a group of six friends and we really enjoyed our stay thank you. I forgot my charger and someone at reception let me charge my phone on theirs which was very useful. We had a great breakfast and a comfortable sleep and the room was nice and clean.

    One of the rooms 407 did not have a mirror on the dressing table so we had to keep taking the lirror off the wall to dry our hair. Although the room was clean it did smell a bit funny - like stale smoke - we were not in it for that long so it didnt bother us that much.

  • Older travelers
    8.2

    Location good Room was large and bed was comfortable Staff very helpful and friendly We paid extra for breakfast £7 each and the choice and quality was very good We would definitely stay again

    No on site parking Shower pressure could have been better

  • Older travelers
    10.0

    If you are looking for a Hotel that is good value,serves good food,provides excellent friendly service and is a great location for the Castle/Royal Mile/Grassmarket/Bus Stops then look no further than the Edinburgh City Hotel! You really will not be disappointed. This was our first visit but if we ever go back to Edinburgh then we would definitely stay here again.

  • Family with children
    7.8

    Smart friendly well placed hotel

    Limited free parking

  • Older travelers
    7.8

    Pleasant and helpful staff. Quiet but convenient location.

    Mediocre quality breakfast for the price.

  • Family with children
    10.0

    Excellent hotel in central Edinburgh. Recently refurbished to a high standard, staff were very friendly, welcoming and helpful. Would definitely stay again.

  • Older travelers
    9.2

    Could have had a bit more recreation space, lounge area etc

  • Single
    8.2

    friendly staff, good breakfast offers

    small room

  • Single
    8.8

    Quiet location but in easy reach of city centre shopping, attractions and night life. The staff were very friendly and attentive and I could not fault the service, cleanliness or the quality of the food on offer. The hotel is only around 1 k from both main rail stations and the Service 35 bus from the Airport, (not the Airlink service) stops are about 150 metres from the hotel. Probably not an ideal hotel for families with young children but would highly reccomend to all other travellers and groups.

  • Couple
    8.8

    the room and bathroom staff decor

    roomservice - had to tidy our own dishes

  • Couple
    8.8

    Clean close to the city center

    Mini bar missing air cond missing

  • Older travelers
    7.0

    Close to Grassmarket and walking distance to Princes Street. Pleasant decor. Clock on bedside table.

    Reception could provide a detail about buses from the hotel to different points in the city.

  • Single
    9.2

    Hotel was close to the site I was visiting, and also close to the Grassmarket where I went for dinner. Would be an ideal location for a weekend stay, close to Castle. Hotel was in a great building, room was very comfortable and clean, with good facilities. Breakfast was great, and good value too.

  • Group of friends
    6.6

    It was centrally located and very cheap! We had a nice big room, which was warm and had a clean bathroom and huge TV.

    The mattresses were appalling - could feel the all springs. The shower dripped constantly and very loudly. The room was quite dusty. The staff were efficient, but not friendly - we hardly had any interaction with them e.g. no acknowledgement when we came in and went out. We booked a twin room, but the bed was made up as a double -this was remedied quickly.

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)
    600 ft
  • Indaba
    800 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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