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  Congrex Travel has reserved accommodation in various price categories at a wide range of hotels nearby and within the Edinburgh City Centre area. The rooms can be booked online. If you wish to book additional nights, which are not available via the booking engine, please send an e-mail to .  Please find underneath the relevant hotel booking information.

Individual Bookings

Individual participants can book their hotel room here. A deposit of £150.00 is required to guarantee the room reservation. Each participant will receive a confirmation/ invoice and can settle the deposit by credit card or bank transfer. Hotel reservations without payment 10 days after confirmation sent by Congrex Travel cannot be held and will therefore be released. Final payment of the duration of the stay has to be made before 26th March 2012 to Congrex Travel. Please do not send any payments to the hotel.

Booking Policy

All requests will be handled on a “first-come first-served basis”. Hotel bookings will be guaranteed until the 26th March 2012. On or after this deadline, requests will be accepted, but hotel accommodation is subject to availability and cannot be guaranteed anymore. Furthermore, bookings are only possible against full payment by credit card. An administration fee of £30.00 will be charged.

Change, Cancellation & Refund Policy

Any change of reservations sent to Congrex Travel via e-mail, will be subject to a handling fee of £30.00. Please do not contact the hotel directly. If your reservation is cancelled before 26th March 2012, the deposit will be refunded less a £60.00 administration fee. If your reservation is cancelled on or after this date no refunds can be made.

Group Bookings

For requests of more than 8 rooms, different conditions will be applied and a group contract will be set up. Please contact WFC 2012 Accommodation Department for more information. Direct phone number: +31 20 5040 218 Direct fax number: +31 20 5040 225 E-mail address:


Hotel Single Room Rate Double Room Rate
Sheraton Grand Hotel & Spa £205.00 £225.00
Hilton Caledonian Hotel £200.00 £220.00
Apex City Hotel £125.00 £135.00
Apex International Hotel £125.00 £135.00
Hilton Grosvenor £135.00 in single room or £145.00 in double room for single use £155.00
Novotel Edinburgh Centre £135.00 £145.00
Ibis Edinburgh Centre £100.00 £105.00
Point Hotel Edinburgh £110.00 £125.00
Premier Inn Edinburgh City Centre (Haymarket) £115.00 in single room or £105.00 in double room for single use £125.00
Premier Inn City Lauriston Place £105.00 in single room or £105.00 in double room for single use £125.00
Mercure Edinburgh Princes Street Hotel £115.00 £125.00
Herald House Hotel £65.00 in single room or £70.00 in double room for single use £80.00

Sheraton Grand Hotel & Spa *****

1 Festival Square, Edinburgh, EH3 9SR Category A     Single use: £205.00     Double use: £225.00 Near Edinburgh Castle, this newly refurbished 5-star hotel is located in the heart of the city. The finance district, the Princes Street and the EICC are just a short walk away. All  rooms are equipped with air conditioning, wireless internet access, radio, bathroom amenities, toilet, bathroom, mini bar, shower, bath, safety deposit box, telephone,  satellite TV, tea/coffee maker, bathrobe, work desk, ironing facilities, seating area, slippers, trouser press and hairdryer. Sheraton Grand Hotel and Spa has a superb Italian restaurant and 2 stylish bars. Car parking is also available. Distance to congress venue: 0.1 km/ 5 minutes walk from EICC

Hilton Caledonian Hotel *****

Princes Street, Edinburgh, EH1 2AB Category A    Single use: £200.00    Double use: £220.00 Hilton Caledonian Hotel is located on Princes Street overlooking Edinburgh Castle and is just two blocks from the EICC. All of the guestrooms are equipped with high-speed internet access, TV, telephone, work desk and hair dryer. The hotel offers two restaurants with typical local and international dishes and the Caley Bar. Wi-Fi is available in public areas for extra cost. Distance to congress venue:  0.5 km / 7 minutes walk from EICC

Apex City Hotel ****

61 Grassmarket, Edinburgh, EH1 2JF Category B     Single use: £125.00     Double use: £135.00 Apex City Hotel is situated close to the shops, bars and restaurants of Grassmarket. The Royal Mile, Edinburgh Castle, galleries and Princes Street are also nearby. All room are non smoking rooms with satellite TV, heating, toilet, bathroom amenities, radio, telephone, bath, shower, LCD / plasma, seating area, ironing facilities, work desk, wake up service / alarm clock, hair dryer and tea / coffee maker. Apex has 24-hour room service and the Crustacea Seafood Restaurant and Aqua bar. The hotel also has 3 meeting & events rooms. Wireless Internet Hotspot is available in the entire hotel and is free of charge. Distance to the congress venue: 1.3 km / 15 minutes walk, 19 minutes by bus service 2

Apex International Hotel****

31-35 Grassmarket, Edinburgh, EH1 2HS Category B     Single use: £125.00    Double use: £135.00 Apex International Hotel is right in the core of Edinburgh’s Old Town with views of the Edinburgh Castle. All 169 rooms are spacious and equipped with TV, desk and direct dial phone. There are two restaurants at the Apex International Hotel, both offering high standards of cooking and atmosphere. The hotel offers in addition free wireless internet access and local telephone calls. Distance to congress venue: 1.3 km / 15 minutes walk, 19 minutes by bus service 2

Hilton Grosvenor ****

Grosvenor Street, Edinburgh, EH12 5EF Category Bnbsp;   Single room (suitable for one person only)     £135.00 Single use: £145.00    nbsp;  Double use: £155.00 The Hilton Grosvenor is located in Edinburgh’s West End, just 200 metres from Haymarket train station and a short walk to the EICC. All rooms are equipped with high speed internet access, work desk, TV, direct dial telephone and hairdryer. The Townhouse Restaurant serves Scottish food and the Bar 521 offers a snack menu. Public car park is available 5 minutes walk from the hotel. Distance to the congress venue: 0.5 km / 10 minutes walk from EICC

Novotel Edinburgh Centre ****

80 Lauriston Place, Edinburgh, EH3 9DE Category     Single use: £135.00     Double use: £145.00 The Novotel Edinburgh Centre is comfortable 4 star hotel in the heart of Edinburgh’s old town and close to Edinburgh Castle, the lively Grassmarket Area and a only 15 minutes drive from Edinburgh International Airport. Each room has 24-hour room service equipped with TV, safe, wireless internet access and telephone. Furthermore the hotel features an on-site Bar and Restaurant. The hotel has limited parking facilities Distance to the congress venue: 1 km / 12 minutes walk, 4 minutes drive

Ibis Edinburgh Centre **

6 Hunters Square (Off the Royal Mile), Edinburgh, EH11QW Category C     Single use: £100     Double use: £105.00 Ibis Centre hotel is located in central Edinburgh. The hotel is 500 meters from Waverly railway station away and within walking distance of the Old Town, the Royal Mile and Edinburgh Castle as well as the EICC. The rooms are all equipped with wireless internet access (at a charge), TV, work desk and safe. The hotel bar is open 24 hours for the guests. Distance to the congress venue: 2 km / 21 minutes walk from EICC, 20 minutes by public transport (bus 30)

Point Hotel Edinburgh ***

34 Bread Street, Edinburgh, EH 39AF Category C     Single use: £110     Double use: £125 The Point Hotel is located in Edinburgh city center, a short walk to Edinburgh Castle and the EICC. The hotel has en suite rooms equipped with work desk, telephone and wireless or high speed Internet access. This non smoking hotel also offers 24 hour room service, complimentary tea and coffee, satellite TV, morning newspaper and dry cleaning. The award winning Point Restaurant serves modern and classic dishes as well as the Monboddo bar. Distance to the congress venue: 0.6 km / 8 minutes walk

Premier Inn Edinburgh City Centre (Haymarket) ***

1 Morrison Link , Edinburgh Category C     Single room (suitable for one person only)     £115.00 Single use: £105.00     Double use: £125.00 In Edinburgh city centre, less than 500 metres from Haymarket Rail Station, this hotel offers family-friendly en suite rooms and a restaurant-bar. The Premier Inn Edinburgh City Centre (Haymarket) is a short walk from Edinburgh Castle. Rosslyn Chapel can be reached via a local bus service. The EICC is only 300 metres away. The full all-you-can-eat breakfast has the expected cooked items, including vegetarian sausages, as well as a wide continental selection. Distance to congress venue: 0.3 km / 5 minutes walk

Premier Inn City Lauriston Place ***

82 Lauriston Place , Edinburgh Category C     Single room (suitable for one person only): £105.00 Category C     Single use: £105.00      Double use: £125.00 With a superb Edinburgh city-centre location, this Premier Inn hotel offers en suite rooms and discounted parking, just a few hundred metres from Edinburgh Castle. The Premier Inn Edinburgh City Centre (Lauriston Place) is a short walk from Princes Street Gardens, the Grassmarket, the Royal Mile and the EICC. Each hotel room comes with an en suite bathroom with hairdryer, a direct dial telephone, TV, radio, Internet access and working space. The hotel features a Restaurant and a Cafe. Wi-fi is available in the entire hotel and charges are applicable. Distance to congress venue: 1 km / 12 minutes walk, 4 minutes drive

 Mercure Edinburgh Princes Street Hotel***

1 Morrison Link, Edinburgh, EH2 2DG Category C     Single use: £115.00     Double use: £125.00 The Ramada Edinburgh Mount Royal hotel is central located on Princes Street near Edinburgh Waverley Station, with direct rail services to Glasgow and London. Edinburgh bus station is 500 metres away and the Edinburgh Airport Shuttle bus stops 150 metres from the hotel. All rooms are equipped with TV, direct dial phone, internet access and en-suite bathroom with hairdryer. The hotel features the “Princess Dining Room” and the “Princess Bar”. Distance to congress venue: 1.6 km/ 15 minutes public transport, 17 minutes walk from EICC

Herald House Hotel **

70-72 Grove Street, Fountainbridge, Edinburgh Category C      Single room (suitable for one person only)     £65.00 Single use: £70.00     Double use: £80.00 The Herald is a 2 star hotel situated in Fountainbridge, Edinburgh close to Haymarket Station and only a short walk to the EICC and a 10 minute walk away from Princes Street. All rooms are equipped with en-suite shower facilities, hair dryer, TV, safe, telephone and wireless Internet access. The hotel offers a restaurant for breakfast and the 1864 bar. Distance to congress venue: 1 km / 11 minutes walk