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Edinburgh Carlton Hotel - NON REFUNDABLE ROOM

2,478 reviews
+44 131 472 3000

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The Carlton Hotel – Charming In The City 

About Edinburgh

The Carlton Hotel is in Edinburgh, a historic city that combines historical buildings and monuments with contemporary chic and flair.  This creates a unique experience that travelers have to see to believe.   Edinburgh offers much to the senses.  One of the world’s oldest universities makes its home there.  At the same time, one of the most trendy and relevant festivals the world over calls Edinburgh its home base ever year.  Edinburgh is dynamic and a wonderful destination for those in search of history and culture.

What to Do in Edinburgh

The Carlton Hotel looks over the Royal Mile in the heart of the city.  It is close to Princes Street where travelers can do all the shopping and people watching they want to fully understand Edinburgh style.  The Carlton Hotel is also close to the Edinburgh Castle on Castle Rock, which is one of the earliest inhabited places in the world.  You can ride the tram or walk to the top of Scott’s Monument, which was erected to memorialize Sir Walter Scott.  Visit the Scottish National Galleries or enjoy the city’s active nightlife.  The choice is yours.

When to Go to Edinburgh

Edinburgh enjoys mild temperatures all year long.  Its unique location has earned Edinburgh the nickname ‘the windy city’.  Winter daytime temperatures rarely dip below freezing and summer time temperatures hardly ever exceed 72ºF. 

Staying in the City

The Carlton Hotel has a prime location right in the middle of the city.  Its location on the prestigious Royal Mile places the Carlton Hotel in the middle of the history and culture, making it a part of the landscape.  There are many things to enjoy on the premises such as squash courts, a health club, and a luxurious pool. There are also spa and beauty treatments, a sauna, and a steam room available onsite to help you relax during your stay. The Bridge Restaurant and Game On offer guests a range of authentic Scottish cuisine to choose from.  Free Wi-Fi is also available onsite.  The Carlton Hotel’s proximity to the Waverly train station makes city traveling simple. 

The Bottom Line

The Carlton Hotel is a fantastic home base for your Edinburgh vacation.  Whether you are planning to enjoy days filled with sightseeing, take in a show at The Traverse, or enjoy the amenities of your vacation space, the Carlton Hotel will make your dream a reality.


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North Bridge
Edinburgh, EH1 1SD
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User Highlights
Overall Guest Score
"Hotel location was perfect" "Location was superb"
96% liked the proximity to sightseeing.
98% thought it was easy to get to the train station.
"Front desk staff was terrific" "Bar tenders are attentive and friendly"
93% found the staff to be very friendly.
65% said the reception staff was ok.
"Loved the breakfast buffet" "Breakfast at the hotel was also delicious and worth trying"
63% said the breakfast was too expensive.
"Spa is dark and dingy" "Dingy furnishings"
Only 58% said rooms were clean enough.
51% thought it was rather dirty.
"Tiny toiletries" "Dirty mattress"
82% thought rooms were spacious.
81% thought it was too noisy.
"Premium double room" "There was no toilet paper"
82% thought rooms were spacious.
Only 58% said rooms were clean enough.
Value for money
"Fantastic price" "Complimentary drinks in the bar area"
63% said the breakfast was too expensive.
85% thought it was a great value.
"Gym is well appointed" "Well appointed communal areas"
57% criticized the unstylish hotel.
For 65%, the lobby entrance was sub-standard.
"Noisy building site" "Old carpets"
57% thought the building wasn't nice.
For 65%, the lobby entrance was sub-standard.
"Wi-Fi which was not available" "Poor wi-fi"
69% said the wifi quality was bad.
85% thought it was a great value.

Good to know...

Could be quieter
Hotel could use some updating
Hotel buildings could use some improvement
Rooms need regular maintenance
Expert Reviews
The Carlton Hotel's biggest selling point is its location -- right in the heart of Edinburgh...
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Hotel Information
Bar or Lounge
Business Center
Fitness Center
No Smoking
Spa or Sauna
Handicap Accessible
Wheelchair Accessible