The Carlton - The Hotel Collection

19 North Bridge Edinburgh EH1 1SD United Kingdom
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Hotel The Carlton - The Hotel Collection


The Carlton Hotel - The Hotel Collection in Edinburgh is a modern destination with the amenities to match. An impressive and statuesque Victorian building, the hotel is close to the heart of the city’s tourist locations.

The 189 guest rooms at the The Carlton Hotel - The Hotel Collection come in twin and double room varieties. Amenities include televisions, free Wi-Fi, and work stations.

The hotel includes a health club with indoor pool, sauna, and dedicated fitness area. A meeting space accommodates as many as 240 people. Also, the hotel is pet-friendly.

The on-site restaurant is open 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. and features an eclectic combination of classic and international cuisine. Additionally, there’s a bar/lounge area, and the Bridge Restaurant specializes in brasserie-style dinners.

Guests can make an easy three minute walk to Edinburgh Waverley Station and a nine minute walk to Edinburgh Castle.

Price range

from ‎$105 to ‎$143


The Carlton - The Hotel Collection


19 North Bridge, EH1 1SD, Edinburgh United Kingdom | 0.3 miles from city center | Show on map
Telephone: +44(131)4723000 | Fax:+44(131)5562691 | Official Homepage


  • EC/ Maestro/ Debit card
  • American Express
  • Mastercard
  • Visa

Suitable for

  • Business People
  • Large Groups

Top 9 Features

  • WiFi
  • Parking
  • TV
  • A/C
  • Terrace
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Hotel bar
  • Safe

Room features

  • Bathroom with bathtub,
  • Bathroom with shower,
  • Windows that open,
  • Television,
  • Hairdryer,
  • Central heating,
  • Electric kettle,
  • Radio,
  • Satellite TV,
  • Desk,
  • Telephone,
  • Room safe,
  • Internet,
  • WiFi in the rooms,
  • Refrigerator,
  • Cost of wireless internet in rooms,
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Hotel features

  • Business center,
  • Entrance hall/ lobby,
  • Express check-in / out,
  • Elevator,
  • Gym,
  • Pets allowed,
  • Hotel bar,
  • Indoor swimming pool,
  • Hotel safe,
  • Conference rooms,
  • Non-smoking rooms,
  • PC with internet,
  • Restaurant,
  • 24-hour reception,
  • Laundry service,
  • Wellness Center / Spa,
  • WiFi in lobby,
  • Room service,
  • Concierge,
  • Number of restaurants,
  • Number of floors,
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Sports Facilities

  • Boats to Rent,
  • Golf Course,
  • Sailing,
  • Surfing,
  • Diving,
  • Fitness / Aerobics,
  • Squash,
  • Yoga

Review Highlights
Positive Reviews
  • Superb location
    Guests rave that The Carlton Hotel - The Hotel Collection’s location allows them to easily access nearly everything Edinburgh has to offer It’s a quick jaunt to Royal Street Mall...
  • Kindly staff
    A common refrain from guests is that the staff at the hotel met all their requirements and then some You shouldn’t have any problem receiving prompt service during your stay, and ...
  • Breakfast hits the spot
    Guests indicate the hotel’s breakfast, while not complimentary, is more than satisfactory Food is described as tasty and there is a sufficient amount of diversity among options...
Negative Reviews
  • No air conditioning
    The lack of air conditioning is a big negative for guests In fact, guests report that it can become downright hot within the guest rooms at The Carlton Hotel - The Hotel ...
  • Slow lifts
    A few guests complained that the lifts within the hotel don’t travel at a satisfactory speed and don’t arrive promptly Don’t expect to go zooming around levels quickly within the ...
  • Rowdy revelers bring noise
    The hotel frequently suffers from boisterous bar-goers late at night This noise can often travel up from the street and disturb those sleeping on the lower levels of the hotel If...
Rating Overview
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Test Score

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Very Good Result from 20 Quality Tests
82% recommend this hotel (16 out of 20 testers)
88% say the hotel is suitable for business travellers
79% say the hotel is suitable for couples

Good To Know

  • The area surrounding the hotel is idyllic
  • There are lots of museums and attractions in the area
  • Windows are not well-insulated (no draughts)
  • The furniture is in poor condition

Results in detail (Data is based on the average of all hotels on trivago)

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Sleep quality
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Food options
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Hotel extras
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75 out of 100 reviews
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