About Us

The City room rentals story

City Room Rentals started in 2014, and we’ve been on an exciting journey ever since! From our beginnings as Edinburgh Room Rentals to launching City Room Rentals nationwide in March 2016, we’ve tried to stay true to our core beliefs of providing an informative, user-friendly website and booking consultancy service that guarantees the best available prices to our customers and provides expert advice to our clients. We owe a huge thanks to our community for joining us on this incredible journey, and we hope that you’ll continue to be part of our story.

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    Our Beginning - September 2014

    Edinburgh Room Rentals is founded in Edinburgh, Scotland. A simple idea of providing a user friendly booking platform offering affordable accommodation options in the Capital!

  • November 2014

    The company launches its  Festival Accommodation  platform with a core focus on providing affordable student accommodation  during the Edinburgh Fringe!

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    December 2014

    Edinburgh Room Rentals  partners with the leading  student provider in the UK, UNITE students, matching eager festival goers to affordable accommodation!

  • January 2015

    Edinburgh Room Rentals receives financial backing from student investment specialist, the Mansion Group!

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    February 2015

    Edinburgh Room Rentals signs an agreement to provide the booking management for all Mansion Student accommodation, breaking all revenue records!

  • March 2015

    Edinburgh Room Rentals partners with Heriot Watt and Napier University, matching students to available private accommodation beds in the city!

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    April 2015

    Edinburgh Room Rentals  partners with Bowfonds Investment Management and Collegiate to provide booking management services, breaking all revenue records!

  • May 2015

    The company partners with one of the largest student  providers in the UK, CRM Student!

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    June 2015

    The company delivers in excess of 45,000 bed nights to the Capital in time for the Edinburgh International Festival!

  • August 2015

    Edinburgh Room Rentals  partners with The Guardian TV Festival to create a brand new Festival Campus offering the heart of Edinburgh!

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    September 2015

    Edinburgh Room Rentals is recognized by its peers at  the inaugural STEP business awards, scooping the runner up prize!

  • October 2015

    The business wins Young Scottish Edge funding, with the fund supported by serial entrepreneur Sir Tom Hunter!

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    November 2015

    The company partners with City Heart Living to provide consultancy expertise on the new University of the Highlands and Islands accommodation development to build two brand student residences valued at £44m.

  • December 2015

    The company rebrands under City Room Rentals! New web platform goes into development.

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    February 2016

    City Room Rentals is accepted onto the Entrepreneurial Spark programme, the world’s largest free business accelerator based at the new RBS HQ Tech hub, Gogarburn (pop, bubble and cheers!)

  • March 2016

    The new City Room Rentals  booking  platform is launched to the world! Platform city coverage for Edinburgh, Glasgow, Aberdeen, Stirling, St Andrew’s and London!

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    April 2016

    City Room Rentals signs an exclusive agreement with Stirling Venues, the commercial wing of University of Stirling to provide the booking management services for Stirling Court Hotel (all year round) and 2000 student accommodation beds to operate as commercial hotels during summer vacation.

  • May 2016

    City Room Rentals scoops the ‘Spirit of EIE’ award in front of leading global investor audience! Companies pitching at EIE have raised over £350 million in funding since the event began. The event, which is supported by Informatics Ventures- University of Edinburgh, brings over 200 international investors to the event and is now the largest event of its kind in the UK. Catch up HERE

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    July 2016

    City Room Rentals launches a brand new Campus Accommodation in Fort William in partnership with the University of the Highlands and Islands (UHI) and City Heart Living. Running as a commercial hostel through the summer months of July and August, City Room Rentals provides the Booking Management and revenue services for the property and has consulted on operational set up for the academic year.

  • September 2016

    City Room Rentals helps many eager students into the purpose built student accommodation market across the UK trusted by leading Universities to support academic year students navigate the private market.

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    February 2017

    City Room Rentals announces its renewed partnership as the Official Accommodation Partner of the Edinburgh International Television Festival (EITF). Check out here for more information

  • May 2017

    City Room Rentals announces its expansion into IrelandIdentified as a key growth market for the company, the business has an exciting pipeline of sites to announce throughout 2017!

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