Edinburgh City

79 Lauriston Place Edinburgh EH3 9HZ United Kingdom
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    Edinburgh City

    Edinburgh City

    Edinburgh, 0.4 miles to City center

    85 / 100 (3082 reviews)

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About Edinburgh City

The modern Edinburgh City Hotel, housed in an old-fashioned stone building, is just minutes from a number of the city’s most famous attractions, offering guests a stay that is functional and fun.

Each of the Edinburgh City Hotel’s 52 guestrooms features an en-suite bathroom, a tea tray, digital TV, free Wi-Fi, a telephone, hairdryer and safe for a laptop.

In addition to the free Wi-Fi offered throughout the hotel, discounted parking is available at a nearby lot. Moreover, this hotel’s environmental consciousness has won it a VS SILVER Green Tourism Award.

Simpsons Restaurant boasts locally sourced ingredients in its Scottish and international dishes. Furthermore, the bar has an extensive wine list, making it a perfect place to grab a drink and unwind.

Located just ten minutes from Edinburgh Castle, the Royal Mile and Holyrood Palace, guests are in close proximity to much of what this historic city has to offer.


79 Lauriston Place, Edinburgh, EH3 9HZ, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44(131)6227979 | Fax: +44(131)6227900 | Official Homepage

Top amenities

  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Free WiFi in the rooms
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Parking
  • Pets
  • A/C
  • Restaurant
  • Hotel bar
  • Gym

All amenities

Hotel facilities
  • 24-hour reception
  • 24-hour room service
  • Concierge
  • Elevator
  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Hotel bar
  • Laundry service
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • PC with internet
  • Restaurant
  • Room service
  • WiFi in Lobby
Room facilities
  • Bathroom with bathtub
  • Bathroom with shower
  • Central heating
  • Desk
  • Electric kettle
  • Free WiFi in the rooms
  • Hairdryer
  • Internet
  • Ironing board
  • Room safe
  • Satellite TV
  • Telephone
  • Television
  • WiFi in the rooms
  • Accessible bathroom facilities
  • Accessible parking
  • Accessible paths / corridors
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair accessible
For Children
  • Child / Baby cot

Arrival / Departure

  • Check-in: 14:00
  • Check-out: 11:00

Review Highlights
Positive Reviews
  • Hidden Gem
    It isn’t often that in the midst of a city trip for business or pleasure, one would consider a stay at what is ostensibly a budget hotel This is one whose budget designation is ...
  • Super Staff
    While it should go without saying that those working in the service industry are supposed to make your experience a pleasant one, there is nevertheless a difference between a ...
  • A Touch of Old and New
    While the hotel has stylish, modern furnishings, it is in fact housed in a nineteenth century stone building which served as a maternity hospital once upon a time With its ...
Negative Reviews
  • Housekeeping Hang-Ups
    Although you’re always looking to safe on the inevitable cost of essentials when travelling, no one wants to be short on things such as toiletries, coat hangers or working channels...
  • Stuffed Into Small Rooms
    One negative aspect of staying in an older building tends to be its room sizes. A onetime maternity hospital was, in all likelihood, not ergonomically designed for comfort and ...
  • Too Close for Comfort
    Whatever your reason for staying near the city centre, you may be disappointed to find out that your ten minute walk is not enough of a buffer against hearing street and traffic ...
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Military Tattoo

Military Tattoo

The Edinburgh Military Tattoo is a pageant held annually over three weeks in August. The display takes place on the Esplanade of Edinburgh Castle and is part of the wider Edinburgh festival which runs at the same time. First established in 1950, the show has grown to become a major event: tickets are a sell-out and it is televised internationally. The show is a military presentation in which massed piped bands and precision marching are a major part, but also includes other displays such as dancers, gymnasts, singers and motorbikes. Each year one of the arms of the forces takes the lead role. A consistent feature since it began is the lone piper high on the castle battlements picked out by a spotlight while all else is in darkness. In recent years the piper has played on the top of the Scottish National War Memorial. The participants are not always Scottish or even from the UK. The first overseas regiment took part in 1952 and since then more than 30 countries have been represented. There is a nightly performance Monday to Friday and two on Saturday. It is the Tattoo’s boast that no show has ever been cancelled because of the weather.



This venue is located in the centre of Edinburgh opposite the Usher Hall and close to the main tourist attractions. The Atrium restaurant was opened in 1993 and is owned by Andrew and Lisa Radford. Local produce is used to prepare the menu which includes meat, fish and vegetarian dishes. The wine menu has been voted 'The Best in Scotland' by the AA guide on two different occasions. Corporate events and private functions for up to 200 people can be organised including your choice of entertainment. The Atrium is also available for weddings, from the ceremony right through to the evening reception. The normal opening hours are: Monday - Friday 12pm - 2pm and 6pm - 10pm. Saturday 6pm - 10pm

Camera Obscura and World of Illusions

Camera Obscura and World of Illusions

The Outlook Tower on Edinburghs Royal Mile contains a Camera Obscura which has been in operation for over 150 years. The Camera projects a live moving image of the city onto a table in a dimmed room in front of the audience. The Tower also contains an exhibition of photographs of Edinburgh past and present and a collection of 3D holograms. There are views across the city and Edinburgh Castle from the rooftop terrace.