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Leonardo Hotel Edinburgh City

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Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
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Bar / lounge
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24-hour security
Baggage storage
24-hour front desk
Laundry service
Breakfast available
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary tea
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Non-smoking hotel
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Mid-range
Charming
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English, French, Spanish, Dutch and 4 more
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American_In_Cairo wrote a review Mar 2024
Cairo, Egypt19 contributions25 helpful votes
I had a good stay until the last day. I asked to stay 2 hours after check-out and this was approved by Will, front desk worker. A few minutes ago I received a very rude phone call that said I had not checked out. I told them my arrangement with Will. The rude response was, "You have one hour, no more." I tried to explain but was treated horribly. I had problems during the stay but chose to ignore them. Now, I am angry. My room was not serviced during my four-day stay. Fourth floor room was once an attic (typical attic ceilings). Toilet has a very weak flush. Very outdated building. I will say they have a nice breakfast. I was mugged during my stay and Will helped out immensely. Kudos to him.
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Date of stay: March 2024
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Room Tip: Do not expect any bells and whistles.
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Response from LET Reception, Other at Leonardo Hotel Edinburgh City
Responded 4 days ago
Dear Guest, Thank you for leaving you response for us and apologies for what happen during your stay which you went through bad experience due to lack of service from the reception team and housekeeping team. I will forward this message to our concern team. Kind Regards, Leonardo Team
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jellyfished wrote a review Mar 2024
Glasgow, United Kingdom114 contributions63 helpful votes
Really great value for the location. Hotel is comfortable and the room was very generously sized. Highly recommend as walking distance from train stations and right in the city centre. We chose this location due to proximity to Usher Hall. There were lots of great restaurants and coffee shops nearby too.
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Date of stay: March 2024Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from LET Reception, Other at Leonardo Hotel Edinburgh City
Responded 3 days ago
Dear guest, We are glad that you enjoyed your stay and leave a great review for us. We hope that we will see you again in future. Kind regards, Leonardo team
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Aleksandra J wrote a review Mar 2024
Copenhagen, Denmark171 contributions70 helpful votes
The building was in the English style, the room was large, clean and quiet. We had a 3-person room with a large double bed - very comfortable, and a fold-out sofa which, unfortunately, was not comfortable. It had a metal, foldable frame that was not straight and caused discomfort while sleeping. Continental breakfast with the possibility of ordering additional items in English style. A small bar with drinks, beer and other alcoholic beverages. Nice service, hotel located close to tourist attractions.
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Date of stay: March 2024
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Room Tip: The main door is locked - you have to ring the bell. The second entrance is on the right side of...
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Responded 3 days ago
Dear Aleksandra, We are glad that you enjoyed your stay and leave a good review for us. Apologies for the discomfort caused by sofa bed which I will pass to relevant team and try our best to improve on this. We hope that we will see you again in future. Kind regards, Leonardo team
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Lou L wrote a review Mar 2024
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Great stay, lovely room - comfortable, clean and spacious enough. Really helpful and friendly staff - Amy on reception was really great in pointing out areas of interest and how we can locate them (including avoiding all the steps!) as well as good areas for food and drink. Good location, nothing was more than a 20 minute walk away. Free luggage storage for after check out so we could spend our last few hours in Edingburgh without lugging our bags around. Breakfast was great - limited on vegetarian cooked options but plenty of other choices! Prompt service and really friendly wait staff. On arrival go round side of building under archway to access reception - they can buzz you in from the 'front doors' but it's not clear. Would definitely come back here
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Date of stay: March 2024
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Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Dear Guest, We are glad that you enjoyed your stay and leave a good review for us. We hope that we will see you again in future. Kind regards, Leonardo team
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Rosie wrote a review Feb 2024
Turriff, United Kingdom6 contributions
was a lovely hotel, given a prosecco on arrival, so from start to finish we had a great time in hotel. . beds so comfy. was clean, fresh, staff lovely.. we did have a bulb out and told a member of staff to which they said they would get us a bulb and they didnt.. so went 2 days with a dull room. but that didn't ruin anything. breakfast was amazing but very busy. but they top up food quick enough. even a chef making you your eggs however way u like them. staff so friendly and helpful..we ate in hotel the first night, food was amazing alot to choose from.. the alcohol was over priced tho.. as we even went to the dome(expensive restaurant in Edinburgh) where we had a couple of cocktails but fancy cocktails, and hotel have same price for boring cocktails.. plain cocktails.. so over priced in bar. but food reasonable priced.
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Date of stay: February 2024
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Room Tip: alcohol over priced.. so i wouldn't drink here. but food priced well. 1 minute walk from train...
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Dear Rosaleenlevick, Thank you so much for the great review for us and we are glad that you enjoyed your stay with us. We hope you to see again in future.
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Claire B wrote a review Dec 2023
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Lots of positives- the rooms were really big and warm. It was a good location for us to sightsee. The staff were friendly and helpful. Oddly, we booked as a family and had 2 rooms on different floors. No vegetarian alternatives for bacon or sausages, we were happy with beans and eggs. I left my watch charger and plug im the hotel room - I emailed and had no reply. It took a while to find a phone number and then it took quite a few attempts to get an answer. I was promised a phone call to let me know if the watch charger had been kept aside- I offered to pay for the postage, but did not hear back. Aside from that, my family had a lovely time.
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Date of stay: December 2023Trip type: Travelled with family
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Culture45626808897 wrote a review Dec 2023
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Upon arriving not knowing the area, I arrived at the blue double doors on Lauriston Place, as pictured online. There’s no sign pointing out that the main doors are actually around the back. Not a great start when it’s pouring down with rain, in the dark, and nobody initially answered the intercom. Another item to raise was the height of the hot drinks ‘bar’ in my room (211) - the worktop was so unnecessarily high that I struggled to use the coffee machine or safely pour boiling water from the kettle. I gave up using the Nespresso as I could not see the top or the machine where the pod would be inserted. Somebody with mobility problems or wheelchairs user would not be able to use this amenity - mot safe or inclusive. Nice breakfast options, but I would have liked to see pancakes or crumpets as part of the hot breakfast. A warm option without being a cooked breakfast would have been nice. The hotel could also benefit from modernisation or at least a refresh. The shower in my room was ancient! The staff at this hotel are wonderful - very friendly and polite.
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Date of stay: December 2023
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Response from LET Reception, Other at Leonardo Hotel Edinburgh City
Responded Dec 9, 2023
Dear guest, Thank you for staying with us and for taking the time to leave us a review! We appreciate you making us aware of an issue with the hotel, room and breakfast and please be assured that we have passed this onto our relevant departments who will be able to resolve it for future stays. We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your time with us and we hope to see you again for another great visit! Best regards, Reception team
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alison j wrote a review Dec 2023
Gateshead, United Kingdom63 contributions51 helpful votes
Just returned from 2 night stay with pals. Weather was very cold but the hotel was lovely and want.Plenty hot water too. Our room was spotless.. Beds comfortable. Only downside was some of sockets could do with attention in our room.Also couple broken/cracked glass windows could be seen including one of ours. It's things like this that let's hotel down a little.Floor boards creaky and when in bed could feel when one of our party walked around the room. Luckily we ere on top floor so nobody above us Also upon arrival we told by receptionist bar was open 24 / 7 but sadly we came back to find this wasn't the case.. I would return
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Date of stay: December 2023
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Responded Dec 9, 2023
Hello, Thank you for staying with us and for taking the time to leave such positive feedback! We pride ourselves on our hospitality and we strive to create a warm and welcoming environment for all our guests. We hope to see you again at the Leonardo Edinburgh City for another great stay!
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jacey p wrote a review Nov 2023
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My mom and I had a great time at Leonardo City Centre. It’s a really charming, cozy hotel with such a fun history (it’s a historic maternity hospital). The location was perfect—walking distance to many sites and the hop-on-hop-off bus. BUT! We were most impressed by the customer service! Everyone at the desk went out of their way to help make our stay perfect. We want to especially shout William at the front desk who went above and beyond for us. He made out stay truly wonderful with his extraordinary hospitality.
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Date of stay: October 2023
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Responded Dec 9, 2023
Hello, Thank you for staying with us and for taking the time to leave such positive feedback! We pride ourselves on our hospitality and we strive to create a warm and welcoming environment for all our guests. We hope to see you again at the Leonardo Edinburgh City for another great stay!
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Kazi Miad wrote a review Sep 2023
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Leonardo provided us with a wonderful stay for three nights. It was a wonderful breakfast. I would like to give a Special thanks to Zoe from the reception. We were welcomed with warmth by her and she provided assistance whenever we needed it.
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Date of stay: September 2023
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Response from LET Reception, Other at Leonardo Hotel Edinburgh City
Responded Sep 18, 2023
Hello, Thank you for staying with us and for taking the time to leave such positive feedback! We pride ourselves on our hospitality and we strive to create a warm and welcoming environment for all our guests. We hope to see you again at the Leonardo Edinburgh City for another great stay! Best regards, Genevieve Cookman Duty Manager
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United KingdomScotlandEdinburghSouthside & Holyrood
NUMBER OF ROOMS
52
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Frequently Asked Questions about Leonardo Hotel Edinburgh City
Which popular attractions are close to Leonardo Hotel Edinburgh City?
Nearby attractions include Edinburgh Castle (0.5 km), Escape Edinburgh Morrison Street (0.4 km), and Game Of Throwing Edinburgh (0.4 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Leonardo Hotel Edinburgh City?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a lounge, and laundry service.
Which room amenities are available at Leonardo Hotel Edinburgh City?
Top room amenities include a flat screen TV, a desk, and a seating area.
What food & drink options are available at Leonardo Hotel Edinburgh City?
Guests can enjoy a lounge, breakfast, and complimentary tea during their stay.
What are some restaurants close to Leonardo Hotel Edinburgh City?
Conveniently located restaurants include Quinn's Cafe, Gurkha Bar & restaurant, and Dine.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Leonardo Hotel Edinburgh City?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, French, German, Italian, Hindi, and Polish.
Are there any historical sites close to Leonardo Hotel Edinburgh City?
Many travellers enjoy visiting The Real Mary King's Close (0.9 km), Palace of Holyroodhouse (2.0 km), and Gladstone's Land (0.7 km).
Is Leonardo Hotel Edinburgh City accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access, reduced mobility rooms, and facilities for disabled guests. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.