The Carlton Hotel

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Edinburgh, Edinburgh & Lothians
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VisitScotland 4 stars
"It seems a bit unfair to be unhappy with the quality and variety of food offered at dinner..."

Why stay at The Carlton Hotel?

Overlooking the Royal Mile, the Carlton Hotel, part of The Hotel Collection, is ideally located for those looking for a luxurious break in Edinburgh’s city centre. This 4 star hotel has 189 bedrooms, all designed with style and comfort in mind and many with views of Arthur’s Seat.  Nearby attractions include Edinburgh Castle, Palace of Holyrood House, Edinbugh Dungeons and The Real Mary Kings Close. Those looking to relax can take advantage of the hotel’s spa and leisure facilities including a swimming pool, gym, spa bath, sauna as well as a range of beauty treatments on offer. Enjoy superb cuisine in The Bridge Restaurant before relaxing with a couple of cocktails in the Bridge Bar. The Carlton Hotel in Edinburgh offers a variety of breaks and special offers through


  • FREE! Wifi available
  • Leisure facilities
  • Centrally located next to Edinburgh Waverley Station
  • 20% discount on car parking at Waverley Station Car Park

  • Edinburgh Castle
  • A great day out for all the family, discover the rich history of the castle and marvel at the crown jewels!
  • Royal Mile
  • Experience the “Old Town” of Edinburgh and discover some of Edinburgh’s interesting stories and attractions as you walk from the castle to Holyrood Palace.
  • Holyrood Palace
  • Best known as the home of Mary Queen of Scots, explore her chambers before heading to the state residence, where the Queen official resides when in Scotland.
  • Edinburgh Zoo
  • Home to over 1000 different animals including the only giant pandas in the UK!
  • Arthur’s Seat
  • Climb to the to the top and witness panoramic views of the city and the surrounding area.


  • Check in:3pm
  • Check out: 11am
  • Swimming pool
  • Sauna
  • Steam room
  • Squash courts
  • Spa treatments available, must be pre booked
  • Guest lift
  • Guide Dogs only
  • Wheelchair accessible rooms, please call to check availability


  • Bridge restaurant, modern and comfortable restaurant offering a brasserie style menu
  • Bridge bar, enjoy a drink in the relaxing Bridge Bar or have a light snack after a days shopping


  • TV
  • Work desk
  • En suite facilities


  • Adjacent to Edinburgh Waverley railway station
  • 10 min walk from Edinburgh bus station
  • 9 miles from Edinburgh airport

**The hotel is under going a refurbishment programme until the end of 2016, there will be scaffolding erected outside the hotel to allow the renovation of hotel exterior**

Customer Reviews

Rated 2 out of 5.
Lovely hotel with problems. The lift system with only two for the size of the place is a disgrace. Stand around waiting ages for it to come and it is used by the service team of cleaners. The clientele seemed to be in the age group of well over 65s and the bath in our room was so high it was difficult to get into or out of. But the main problem was the restaurant system which was way overpriced and a bit chaotic !!!!! My portion of haggis as a starter consisted of two portions the size of a 1......
Rated 4 out of 5.
It seems a bit unfair to be unhappy with the quality and variety of food offered at dinner considering the brilliant deal we got from Easy-breaks but I feel that comment must be made and the hotel needs to take note. Although we had a good deal pricewise, it was obvious that other guests were paying full price and receiving the same menu. The menu did not really change in the 3 nights we were there (though the addition of the choice of sirloin steak for a supplement was added on the 2nd and 3rd ......
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