Finding an affordable hotel right in the heart of Edinburgh city centre is about to get a whole lot easier.
About eight months ago the Sleeperz team heard about a city centre hotel in Edinburgh that was closing its doors.
Amazingly, the hotel was just off Prince’s Street – in Shandwick Place – right in the city centre and about 10 minutes walk from Edinburgh Waverley Station and the Haymarket station
Makeover for Edinburgh budget hotel
It was too good an opportunity to pass over and so we took over the building, a former Travelodge, and set about giving it a Sleeperz Hotels makeover.
It won’t be called Sleeperz Hotel Edinburgh. Why?
Well, we aren’t creating a striking and beautiful building from scratch – which is a Sleeperz hallmark – we are transforming an existing hotel into stylish, comfortable and convenient budget accommodation.
A new kind of budget hotel
We had another idea – why not launch a brand-new rooms-based sister brand?
We had a think about all of the great value hotels (some might even say cheap hotels) and budget brands and came up with Cityroomz, a new form of comfortable and conveniently located accommodation at great value prices.
There are 72 rooms in the building we’ve bought and we have already gone to work turning it into something special.
In fact, we’ve completed our master room already and here’s what you can expect when you stay at CityRoomz Edinburgh.
Convenience, comfort, great value prices and excellent facilities at the new Cityroomz Edinburgh
Bespoke beds and pillows for hotel guests
What you can’t see in the photo is that we ordered the mattresses to be custom made for CityRoomz and we have invested in the finest microfiber pillows.
Plus, how many other budget hotels have a safe in the room big enough for a laptop, free wi-fi and tea and coffee making facilities?
Free tea and coffee in all Cityroomz Edinburgh
There’s a whole host of free TV channels to watch on a flat screen and like Sleeperz Hotels, CityRoomz will be bright, cheerful and welcoming.
Best city break in the UK
Edinburgh has always been thought of as one of the best city breaks in the UK and Sleeperz is so excited to be opening up a hotel right in the Scottish capital.
It’s a place of history and culture, famous for the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and the Military Tattoo, and watched over by the impressive Edinburgh Castle.
Edinburgh Castle – one of Scotland’s must-see tourist attractions
One of the best times of year to visit Edinburgh is New Year or Hogmanay, as the locals call it, when Prince’s Street is packed with crowds watching one of the biggest fireworks displays anywhere in the world.
We are set to open our new hotel in early May 2013 and you can find out more at www.cityroomz.com
Cityroomz Hotel Edinburgh will operate 72 rooms and offer a fresh continental breakfast (£4.95) with rates starting at £49 per night, including free and fast wi-fi.