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1 room, 2 adults

City Retreat Edinburgh

4-star4 stars
Various Addresses, Edinburgh, Scotland, EH7 5DD, United Kingdom

Upscale guesthouse within walking distance of Palace of Holyroodhouse
  • Free WiFi
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Very good8.2
Great location
Fantastic service
Great room
Could use a good cleaning
16See all 16 reviews
From 10 reviews

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City Retreat Edinburgh

  • Apartment, 3 Bedrooms (26 Dublin Street Lane South)
  • Luxury Quadruple Room (26 Dublin Street Lane South)
  • Classic Double or Twin Room (26 Dublin Street Lane South)
  • Apartment, 3 Bedrooms (12A Carlton Terrace)
  • Comfort Double or Twin Room (12A Carlton Terrace)
  • Superior Double or Twin Room (12A Carlton Terrace)

What’s around City Retreat Edinburgh


  • In New Town
  • Palace of Holyroodhouse (7-minute walk)
  • Royal Mile (7-minute walk)
  • Scottish Parliament (8-minute walk)
  • Arthur's Seat (10-minute walk)
  • Calton Hill (10-minute walk)
  • Edinburgh Playhouse Theatre (10-minute walk)
  • Princes Street (11-minute walk)

Getting around

  • Edinburgh (EDI) 20-min drive
  • Edinburgh Waverley Station 16-min walk
  • Edinburgh Brunstane Station 7-min drive
  • Edinburgh Haymarket Station 8-min drive

At a glance

Key facts


  • 6 rooms


  • Check-in time 3 PM-7 PM
  • Check-out time is 10 AM
  • Express check-in/out
There is no front desk at this property. To make arrangements for check-in, please contact the property at least 24 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card or cash deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Travelling with others


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • No parking

Payment types at the property

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
  • No alcohol served onsite
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

At the property

Languages Spoken
  • English
  • Spanish

In the room

Home comforts
  • Iron/ironing board
Things to enjoy
  • Separate dining area
  • Separate living room
  • Separate sitting area
Freshen up
  • Shower only
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • Digital TV channels
  • DVD player
Stay connected
  • Desk
  • Free WiFi

City Retreat Edinburgh’s small print

Also known as

  • City Retreat Edinburgh House
  • City Retreat Edinburgh
  • City Retreat Edinburgh Guesthouse
  • City Retreat Guesthouse


This property's policy is to refuse certain bookings for the purpose of group events or parties, including pre-wedding stag and hen parties.

This property does not have lifts.

Mandatory fees

You’ll be asked to pay the following charges at check in or check out:

    A city tax will be collected at the property upon arrival. The city tax ranges from JPY 100-200 per person, per night based on the nightly room rate. The tax does not apply to nightly rates under JPY 10,000. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

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Recent reviews

Very good 8.2 From 16 reviews

Very good 8.0
City Retreat, Edinburgh
As City Retreat uses a self check in system (it worked very well) and doesn't give an overnight make up service, it is difficult to give a rating on service, but the rest of the stay was great. There is a comfortable communal area next to the kitchen. It is in an excellent, quiet location, within a 25 minute walk of most of the main sights and less to the train station. There is also a superb Michelin starred restaurant a few minutes away, too. We would be more than happy to stay there again in the future
Chris, gb2 night romance trip
Exceptional 10.0
The mews
The area was very close to town the room was very comfortable couldn't fault it I stayed at the mews we locked are keys in the bathroom was sorted at once no problem
Paul, gb2 night business trip
Fair 4.0
The room looked nice, but it was a basement room and was damp - including that the bed felt damp. There was a slug trail across the carpet in the morning. Great location, very quiet, but I wont stay there agin
gb1 night business trip
Very good 8.0
Nice, except
Nice location near St. Andrew Square. Nice enough room, except the showy desperately needed an application of bleach.
Adam, usFamily trip
Exceptional 10.0
Clean, simple, accommodation in a gorgeous area
Don't be fooled by the gorgeous exterior. The interior is very down to earth. It's self service; you won't be getting your bed made or the place straightened every morning. There's a nice common area and shared kitchen and laundry facilities (less backpackers and more like a small bed and breakfast). The area is very beautiful with some local monuments and a few decent cafes heading away from the tourist area. It's a short walk to the Royal Mile however the walk can be a little spooky through the Old Tolboth Wynd late at night of you're by yourself.
au3 night trip

City Retreat Edinburgh

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