Edinburgh City Hotel

3 Stars

  79 Lauriston Place - EH3 9HZ - Edinburgh, United Kingdom View Map
Area: Old Town - New Town

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The original maternity hospital was dedicated to Sir James Young Simpson, discoverer of Chloroform. This hostorical slant on the property and its extremely homely feel, make it a much sought after property in central Edinburgh.
A couple of minutes' walk from Grassmarket and within easy reach of both the castle and Princes Street, this is an excellent central location.

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Hotel Details


The lobby is bright and lightly furnished and medium-sized. There is a pleasant seating area and a warm and welcoming feel to the hotel. Modern and tastefully decorated.


The hotel was once the Royal Maternity Hospital. Although the hospital has ceased to operate since the 1950s the building still has an imposing grandeur in the traditional Scottish baronial style.


The rooms vary in size from medium to large, but all are spacious and furnished in a traditional and homely style, with pleasant pink and blue colurs prominent. The rooms are in very good condition, as are the bathrooms. There is a very good choice of satellite channels available in each room, as well as modem points.


Simpsons restaurant is located on the ground floor to the right side of the lobby. There is also a pleasant residents bar, which is small, but warm and welcoming. The restaurant serves innovative, stylish and delicious dishes made from Scottish ingredients in pleasant, informal surroundings.

Hotel facilities

  •  Non smoking rooms
  •  Lifts 1
  •  Disabled Facilities
  •  Check-in at From 14:00
  •  Laundry Service
  •  Lightboard available
  •  Projector available
  •  Voltage 240
  •  Single rooms 7
  •  Twin rooms 15
  •  Double rooms 27
  •  Triple rooms 3

The Edinburgh City Hotel offers disabled facilities. The Edinburgh City Hotel offers a laundry service. Guests have access to an overhead projector to better support meetings, etc.. There is a projector available for the use in meetings.

Rooms facilities

  •  Television
  •  Direct Dial Telephone
  •  Hairdryer
  •  Trouser Press
  •  Alarm Clock
  •  Radio

The Edinburgh City Hotel offers the use of a TV in the rooms. Accommodation has direct dial telephone in all rooms. The Edinburgh City Hotel rooms offers the use of an hairdryer. The hotel offers its guests the use of an pants iron (trouser press) . The hotel offers a wake up service for guests. The accommodation offers a radio service for its guests.

 Public transport

  • Airport: EDI
  • Time to the Airport: 20 MIN
  • Distance from the airport: 15 KM
  • Distance from Railway Station: 2 KM
  • Time to the bus stop: 1 MIN

 Guests' Reviews

Long Newton, United Kingdom

Very Good: 3.8/5 More Details

Great stay

We stayed here for 1 night in may.
although quite a dark place everything was fine.
our room was very spacious and the beds were comfortable.
the staff were very friendly and the scottish breakfast was delicious.
the location is in lauriston place which is a 5 minute walk from the grassmarket.
ot was formerly the simpson maternity hospital so it has quite a bit of history.



Cambridge, United Kingdom

Very Good: 4/5 More Details

Winter week-end in edinburgh

We spent 3 nights at the best western hotel in lauriston place, edinburgh. we booked well in advance and got an excellent price (£155 for 2, breakfast included). the place was clean, comfortable and the staff friendly and helpful.
the location was excellent, with easy access to most places of interest. noise was a problem, but was overcome with the use of earplugs; the hotel might think of providing these with the bathroom toiletries.
perhaps a room on another side might have been quieter.

i would stay there again



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