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Holiday Inn Express - Edinburgh City Centre

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Surrey
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4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

A warm welcome by friendly staff greeted us, Situated opposite the Playhouse, cinema and a lot of restaurants, with Tesco express a few doors away, very convenient location. Tram to town and airport is less than 2 minutes away, so excellent for commute to and from attractions and main shopping areas, Castle and Royal Mile. Hotel was lovely and warm,... More 

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Mgtresponse, Manager at Holiday Inn Express - Edinburgh City Centre, responded to this review

Dear TwinkleSurrey, Thank you for your review and indeed your kind feedback. I am pleased to see you found our hotel convenient to stay and enjoyed the amenities of the hotel at the fullest. We look forward to seeing you soon! Kind regards, Kaisa Alikas Sales Manager More 

Glasgow, United Kingdom
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I have just spent an overnight (Sat/Sun) at this hotel with an elderly couple and I was very impressed. When we checked in the small hotel car park at the rear of the hotel was full as expected. My elderly companion is disabled and I was annoyed to see 2 cars taking up disabled spaces in the car park(no blue... More 

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Mgtresponse, Manager at Holiday Inn Express - Edinburgh City Centre, responded to this review

Dear Alanfaehamilton, Thank you for your recent stay with us and reviewing our property. I am very pleased to hear of your positive experience. I am also happy to see that Gordon helped you out and offered you the backup option. I will certainly pass on him your kind feedback. Once again, I am glad to read we could exceed... More 

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25 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This hotel is in a perfect location being within a 5-10 minute walk from shops and tourist sights and there are loads of restaurants right across the road as well as a cinema. The hotel itself is OK. No major issues other than breakfast does get a bit over crowded at peak time so I would recommend coming down earlier.... More 

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Thank Heather Q
Mgtresponse, Manager at Holiday Inn Express - Edinburgh City Centre, responded to this review

Dear Heather Q, Thank you for taking the time to review our property. I am sorry to hear you were unhappy with the breakfast. I do agree our breakfast area can become busy at peak times. We have tried to introduce a traffic light system in order to reduce busy periods, however sadly this does not always work. I am... More 

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12 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Arrived at the hotel around 9:30am to be advised our room as ready for us and we could check in early which was great!! The room was fab perfect size and just what we needed the staff where great and so helpful and very friendly. The hotel was in the centre of Edinburgh only a short walk to the shops... More 

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Mgtresponse, Manager at Holiday Inn Express - Edinburgh City Centre, responded to this review

Dear Shaunaaa91, Thank you for your review and positive comments. It seems despite the bad weather you enjoyed your time in this stunning city that has so much to offer. I am so sorry to hear you were unhappy with breakfast, but all what we can offer is inline with the standards set in place by IHG for all Holiday... More 

stonehaven
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20 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed 2 nights down for a 50th birthday celebration.The staff were all great,even supplying me with an extention lead for my sleep machine. We had a twin room at the back 410 which was very spacious and clean. The breakfast set us up for a day of activities. The only critisism was the squeaky floor boards.10 out of 10 for... More 

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Mgtresponse, Manager at Holiday Inn Express - Edinburgh City Centre, responded to this review

Dear Kathleen g, Thank you for taking the time to review our property. I am pleased to see your positive feedback regarding your visit, however I am sorry to hear about the floorboards. Due to us being an old and a part of the Grade II listed building, the floorboards can be squeaky at the higher levels of the hotel.... More 

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4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I stayed there for a weekend trip to Edinburgh and I would say it was the best hotel. The staff was so helpful and courteous. The breakfast buffet was yummy. The hospitality was great and I truly recommend to everyone. It was at the centre location. Walkable to the castle and the princess street market. If you are looking for... More 

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Thank Nupur M
Mgtresponse, Manager at Holiday Inn Express - Edinburgh City Centre, responded to this review

Dear Nupur M, Thank you for your review and indeed your positive feedback. I am delighted to see you enjoyed your stay. I will certainly pass on your nice comments to our team. We want to thank you for your visit and your kind recommendations. We look forward to welcoming you again soon! Kind regards, Kaisa Alikas Sales Manager More 

Lancashire, UK
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10 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed here a couple of times in January. On one time the reception were great at sorting out a mistake that had been made at my end. Rooms are more than acceptable for a central city hotel. Floorboards are a bit squeeky - I never heard from anywhere else but wondered if the creak from my floorboards could be heard.... More 

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Mgtresponse, Manager at Holiday Inn Express - Edinburgh City Centre, responded to this review

Dear bassetdog, Thank you for your recent stay with us and reviewing our property. I am happy to see our staff helped you to solve the problem. It seems that overall you have enjoyed your stays with us, however I do apologise for the floorboards. Due to us being an old and a part of the Grade II listed buildings,... More 

Warrington, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stayed here in early January with my hubby and 2 pals. Was very very pleased with this hotel. It's approx 5 -10 mins walk from Waverly station. It's a stones throw away from the Playhouse. Also across the road from a complex full of bars and restaurants. Lots to do around about you. Didn't know at the time of booking... More 

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Thank Kelly B
Mgtresponse, Manager at Holiday Inn Express - Edinburgh City Centre, responded to this review

Dear Kelly B, Thank you for taking the time to review our property. It sounds you enjoyed your stay at the fullest. We do have an fantastic location in the middle of Edinburgh City Centre. The hotel is within walking distance of all major tourism attractions, transport links, and shopping and dining sites. I am also pleased to see you... More 

Lancaster, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stayed for only 2 nights but would highly recommend The rooms have everything you need & the bed is very comfortable Breakfast was very good with a wide variety of cereals, juices, croissants, yogurts & can get as much as you want, only thing i would have liked is some bacon as well as the sausage, beans & scrambled... More 

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Mgtresponse, Manager at Holiday Inn Express - Edinburgh City Centre, responded to this review

Dear Gillian Hill, Thank you for your review Gillian. I am pleased to see that overall you enjoyed our breakfast buffet. We do offer hot items in our breakfast selection (scrambled eggs, sausages and beans), however we are unable to provide bacon due to brand standards set in place by IHG for all Holiday Inn Express hotels. It is great... More 

Blackpool, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed here Friday the 22nd January for 2 nights. The check in was quick and efficient. The room was small but clean and comfortable and the bed was really comfortable. The hotel is in a good location with plenty of pubs and eatery's about and walking distance from Waverley Railway Station.The staff were pleasant and very helpful. Would recommend for... More 

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Thank Patsy T
Mgtresponse, Manager at Holiday Inn Express - Edinburgh City Centre, responded to this review

Dear Patsy T, Thank your for your review and kind comments. I am pleased to see you enjoyed your stay and the city itself. I will definitely pass your kind feedback to our staff. We look forward to welcoming you again soon! Kind regards, Kaisa Alikas Sales Manager More 

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Lying where grandiose New Town townhouses give way to malls and utilitarian housing, Broughton and Calton have long been transitional neighborhoods with a mixed identity. It’s here that Edinburgh’s gay village found a home in the 1980s. But gay culture is anything but overt along bustling epicenter Broughton Street; even if polished pubs, hip bistros, smart delis and art galleries all speak of affluent good taste. The top of Leith Walk is more ragged. This major thoroughfare boasts a famously gritty gay club, as well as a strip of good Indian restaurants. Regal Georgian and Victorian townhouses preside over largely deserted streets in Calton, where only the occasional restaurant or hotel brings much life. Even so, a steady trickle of idlers and picnickers pass by to climb Calton Hill for its wide-open lawns, wonderful city views, and curious monuments – an Athenian-style temple among them.
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