4.2 out of 5

"Lovely large room and very modern. Bathroom is a bit dated but can't have it always As for the food in the restaurant, the chefs let the hotel dow ... " More

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Hotel Description

At Edinburgh Capital Hotel you'll be within a 30-minute stroll of Bruntsfield Links Golf Course and Lauriston Castle. Highlights at this hotel include a restaurant, an indoor swimming pool, and free self parking.

You can enjoy LCD TVs with digital channels, and all 111 rooms feature free WiFi, coffee/tea makers, and safes. 24-hour room service, hairdryers, and desks are also available.

The restaurant, Westview, serves local cuisine and is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. The hotel's own bar/lounge is a nice place to enjoy a drink. Enjoy the fitness centre and sauna as well as access to aerobics classes. Other amenities include free WiFi in public areas, a 24-hour front desk, and dry cleaning/laundry services. There's also the convenience of extended parking.

Places within a 30-minute walk of this 3-star Edinburgh hotel include Edinburgh Zoo and Royal Burgess Golf Course.

Edinburgh Capital Hotel ratings based on 45 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
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Room cleanliness 4.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.0 out of 5.0
4 out of 5

Great hotel, shame about the food

Lovely large room and very modern. Bathroom is a bit dated but can't have it always As for the food in the restaurant, the chefs let the hotel down and the staff on front of house I chose risotto it was hard and cold. But staff couldn't apologise enough, fortunately there is a sainsburys 5 mins drive away life saver ha

Posted by , from huddersfield on 21 Oct 2016

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5 out of 5

Great hotel and awesome staff

Hotel is a very good value for money and really exceeded expectations to what we paid for. Very quiet at night, we left our car in the free carpark and used the bus which is few minutes walk nearby. Staff was lovely and helpful. Breakfast was alright, maybe not many choices for other people but was enough for me.

Posted by on 7 Dec 2015

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5 out of 5

A perfect one nights stay

Efficient and friendly check in. The room was spotlessly clean and a pretty good size. Flat screen TV and good hanging and drawer space. The bathroom had a great powerful shower, white fluffy towels and quality toiletries. Breakfast was completely self service which I don't really like but the breakfast items were all plentiful and hot. I would definitely stay again.

Posted by on 12 Jul 2015

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5 out of 5

Great Hotel

The main thing I always want in a hotel is cleanliness and this hotel certainly had it. Super clean room and cleaned every day with fresh towels. All the staff were very pleasant and helpful. The location is a bit out from the city centre but we knew this when booking it. It meant the hotel was cheaper than the others closer to the city. There is a bus stop just outside the hotel with buses running into the centre regularly. Food was also great here too. Really enjoyed my stay here.

Posted by on 7 May 2015

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4 out of 5

Comfortable clean hotel

Three nights stay, ate at hotel every night, all very pleasant except for last night. Must have been a different chef as food bad and what were sold as premium sausages with haggis were definitely not. They were not to temperature and when the young barman was asked his reply was simply not sure.

Posted by on 19 Apr 2015

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4 out of 5

Decent hotel, good value

Decent hotel, good value. Had booked a room for myself and decided to take partner and kid and when I phoned up hotel to change room it was no problem at all. Staff friendly, leisure club nice. Would stay again.

Posted by on 10 Mar 2015

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5 out of 5

Excellent pre flight stopover

Made welcome from the first minute we arrived. Reception staff were excellent and extremely friendly, polite and knowledgeable. 5 star, will definitely use again.

Posted by on 29 Nov 2014

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5 out of 5

A gem outside the city!

We arrived very early before check in and went and had a coffee in the breakfast area, then within a couple of hours we were told we could check in early. Which after a long trek up we needed our bed! The bed was enormous. Two singles attached well together. Very comfy as well. Great size rooms, big bathroom and it was all in great condition and very clean. Breakfast was discounted to £10 each but had plenty of choice. My partner being a vegetarian still had plenty to choose from as well. Cooked and continental. The staff were all fantastic and couldn't do enough to help. They were chatty and friendly and so polite. The pool, sauna and steam room are lovely. Shame there isn't a jacuzzi/ spa. We didn't use the gym but looked good. Yes it is a fair way from the city. Took about 15-20 minutes on the bus. But there is a huge car park if you have a car. Plus I think its free. All in all a lovely place, great staff and we can't wait to return soon. Thank you everyone!

Posted by on 21 Feb 2014

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4 out of 5

Great Location

It was a great location, away from the city centre but with great bus links it was great for me. The staff were very helpful which was good. The only downside was the cleaning staff, I wanted to keep my towels but they changed them everyday which was very annoying. Also there was no soap in the room.

Posted by on 8 Feb 2014

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4 out of 5

chill out

We stayed room only fir two nights. Loved the peace & relaxing by pool. Location great for touring around the area. Friendly & helpful staff all round. Woulx recommend anyone to stay here.buses 1 & 26 take you into city centre.

Posted by on 3 Feb 2014

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Property Features

Edinburgh Capital Hotel offers its guests an indoor pool, a sauna, and a fitness centre. There's a restaurant on site. You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. Public spaces have free WiFi. Event space at this hotel measures 3606 square feet (335 square metres) and includes meeting rooms. The eco-friendly Edinburgh Capital Hotel also features dry cleaning/laundry services, 24-hour room service, and a television in common area. Limited free parking is available on a first-come, first-served basis.

  • 111 guestrooms or units
  • 4 levels
  • 7 conference rooms
  • 3606 sq ft of conference space
  • 335 sq. m of conference space
  • Dining venue
  • Bar or lounge
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Dry cleaning
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Wedding services available
  • Television in lobby
  • Lift

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family Property
  • Free WiFi
  • Indoor pool
  • Free cots/infant beds


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Long-term parking (surcharge) , Free self parking , Parking (limited spaces)


  • Airport: Edinburgh (EDI) (8.4 km / 5.2 mi)
  • Train station: Kingsknowe Station (5.2 km / 3.2 mi)
  • Parking: Free self parking; extended parking available for a surcharge

Room Amenities

Edinburgh Capital Hotel offers 111 forms of accommodation with a safe and coffee/tea makers. 37-inch LCD televisions come with digital channels. Bathrooms include a bath and shower, complimentary toiletries and a hairdryer. Edinburgh's hotel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Housekeeping is offered on a daily basis and an iron/ironing board can be requested.

  • In-room dining (24 hours)
  • LCD television
  • Digital channels
  • Coffee maker
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Cribs (free)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Hairdryer
  • Safe
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Iron and ironing board available
  • Desk
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Connecting rooms available

Food & Drink

For a fee, guests can enjoy full breakfast on weekdays from 7 AM to 10 AM and at the weekend from 8 AM to 10:30 AM.

Westview – This restaurant specialises in local cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. A children's menu is available. Open daily.

24-hour room service is available.

Nearby Activities

Recreational amenities at the hotel include an indoor pool, a sauna and a fitness centre. The recreational activities listed below are available either on-site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Golfing nearby
  • Fitness classes on site
  • Rock climbing nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby


If you need to make special requests for accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when booking your stay.

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time starts at 2 PM


  • Check-out by 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!


  • No pets allowed


Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

  • No rollaway/extra beds available


Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Fee for full breakfast: GBP11.50 per person (approximately)
  • Extended parking fee: GBP 1.5 per night

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

You should know

  • Connecting/adjoining rooms are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property at the number on your booking confirmation.

Awards & Affiliations

Green/Sustainable Property
This property participates in Green Tourism Programme, a programme that measures the property's impact on one or more of the following: The Environment, the community, the cultural heritage and the local economy.

National Rating

This establishment has received its official star rating from VisitScotland, the National Tourist Board for Scotland.