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Hotel Description

Edinburgh City Hotel puts you in the heart of Edinburgh, within just a 10-minute stroll of popular attractions like Edinburgh International Conference Centre and King's Theatre. Highlights at this Victorian hotel include a restaurant and in-room free WiFi.

All 52 rooms feature LED TVs with digital channels, and you can enjoy coffee/tea makers, safes, and hairdryers. Additionally, room service, desks, and free toiletries are available.

The restaurant, Simpson, is open for breakfast and dinner. For a drink, you can stop by the hotel's own bar/lounge. Additionally, you'll find free WiFi in public areas, coffee/tea in a common area, and laundry facilities. Each morning buffet breakfast is served between 7 AM and 10:30 AM.

Attractions within a 10-minute walk of this 3-star Tollcross hotel include Royal Lyceum Theatre and Usher Hall.

Standard Double Room

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
£118 per night

Standard Double Room Single Use

Bed Count 1 Twin Bed Maximum Occupancy 1 Max

Standard Double or Twin Room, 1 Double or 2 Single Beds

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Family Room

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Edinburgh City Hotel ratings based on 71 Verified Reviews

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

Nice hotel - good position

Pros: Position and comfort.
Cons: Early evening dinner menu could have a wider selection
Hotel was in good position - in the city but not too close to catch the noise. Room was comfortable and clean. Staff were attentive. Evening dinner menu covered all tastes and ws cooked and presented well.

Posted by on 25 Nov 2016

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Comment from Hotel Management

28 Nov 2016 by Sunny Verma

Dear Guest, Thank you for your recent stay with us and for taking the time to leave some feedback. I am delighted to read that you found the rooms comfortable and clean and the location quiet yet convenient to the city centre. It is lovely to see that the staff were attentive and that you have enjoyed the dinner with us as well. Hopefully we can welcome you again in the future. Kind Regards Sunny Verma General Manager

5 out of 5

Couples break away

Amazing hotel within walking distance of everything! Room was lovely and clean and spacious very modern nice and quiet even though our room was right at main road , definetly would stay there again great value for money , even though certain floors were being re painted while we stayed caused no inconvenience to us, staff were lovely and friendly , only downfall was shortage of towels when our first night ones were replaced and not a huge selection of beers at the 24 hour bar but these are tiny details overall would def recommend this hotel !

Posted by on 31 Oct 2015

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4 out of 5


great staff glad to be of help, spotless rooms, very central. one small gripe! the bed was too small to be truey comfortable

Posted by on 17 Feb 2015

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5 out of 5

Ideal hotel for a weekend break

Great hotel well situated near all the Edinburgh attractions with a fantastic restaurant with amazing food. Only gripe was the small double bed.

Posted by on 17 Sep 2014

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2 out of 5

Not as upmarket as they think they are

The hotel is in a cheap nasty part of Edinburgh and has delusions of being much more upmarket than it is. The room was described as having a double bed, but the room was too small for a double bed so they just squeezed in a 4 foot bed (double is 4 foot six) which made it cramped. The restaurant was clean enough but had very limited menu. For example the hotel special was a beef burger. For desert I chose the "Selection of Scottish Cheese" which turned out to be Red Leicester, Cheddar and Brie, none of which can remotely be described as "Scottish". Overall I'd say the hotel is mediocre at best and I was glad we only stayed one night.

Posted by on 27 Aug 2014

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4 out of 5

Great Location, Amazing Staff!

Our room was comfortable and clean. Our flight left too early for the complimentary breakfast, but every member of staff we encountered was friendly, informative and extremely helpful. That, plus the charming hotel and central location would be enough to bring me back. My one and only complaint (and it's a minor one) is that there was no mini fridge in the room. I understand why, because the rooms are equipped with a conservation feature that turns everything off when you leave the room, so it would compromise those efforts. The staff was great about getting us an ice bucket for our water bottles, so it's all good.

Posted by on 1 Aug 2014

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4 out of 5

Every thing is good except location

room is large and comfortable, but the location is a little far from the city center .

Posted by on 5 Jul 2014

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4 out of 5

Good for short stay

Nice hotel in a good location for Edinburgh castle and old town. About 10 mins walk to the castle. Recommend the full breakfast which is good value when ordered through e bookers. Staff proved very helpful. All in all good value.

Posted by on 8 Jun 2014

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3 out of 5

Good location

Good location in the old town. But sadly noisy due to the number of busses in the street. We could not sleep nor hear the television with the window open....

Posted by on 19 May 2014

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4 out of 5

Great hotel in the city center

The staff is very friendly and they give great service. We also really liked the breakfasts the hotel offers. Our room was very comfortable.

Posted by on 14 May 2014

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Property Features

There's a restaurant on site. You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. Public spaces have free WiFi. The eco-friendly Edinburgh City Hotel also features coffee/tea in a common area, laundry facilities, and dry cleaning/laundry services. This Victorian Edinburgh hotel is smoke free.

  • 1 building
  • 52 guestrooms or units
  • 4 levels
  • Dining venue
  • Bar or lounge
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Coffee in lobby
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Television in lobby
  • Lift
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family Property
  • Free WiFi
  • Laundry facilities
  • Free cribs/infant beds


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Offsite parking discounted rates available


  • Airport: Edinburgh (EDI) (13.7 km / 8.5 mi)
  • Train station: Edinburgh Haymarket Station (1.6 km / 1 mi)

Room Amenities

Edinburgh City Hotel offers 52 accommodations with safes and coffee/tea makers. LED televisions come with digital channels. Bathrooms include shower/tub combinations, complimentary toiletries, and hairdryers. Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless Internet access. Housekeeping is offered daily and irons/ironing boards can be requested.

  • In-room dining (limited hours)
  • LED television
  • Digital channels
  • Coffee maker
  • Shower and tub combination
  • Cribs (free)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Hairdryer
  • Safe
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Iron and ironing board available
  • Desk
  • Blackout drapes
  • Ensuite bathroom

Food & Drink

For a fee, guests can enjoy buffet breakfast daily from 7 AM to 10:30 AM.

Simpson – This restaurant serves breakfast and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. A children's menu is available.

Room service (during limited hours) is available.

Nearby Activities

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.


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

  • Roll-in shower

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


Optional extras

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

  • Fee for buffet breakfast: GBP 9 per person (approximately)

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

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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.