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Holiday Inn Express - Edinburgh City Centre

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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Swansea, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

Thank you holiday inn for looking after our group during our stay for our son's wedding in the glass house, your staff are friendly accommodating and nothing was too much trouble, just one little request, bacon would be lovely at breakfast 😊

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St. Andrews, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We stayed there for a night while going to see Wicked and it was the perfect choice. The hotel is to a good standard and the staff were excellent. It's an easy walk to the castle or shops and is literally across the road from the theatre. The parking onsite was a bit limited, but you can park in a... More 

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Ballymena, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The hotel rooms are comfy and the hotel it self is located in a quiet section. It is also a short distance to Princes Street, and the new Tram system starts just outside the hotel, which provides a direct link to the Airport. It is also adjacent to the Playhouse and cinema. I liked it, and would definitely return, but... More 

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

Thank you very much for your review. Kind regards, Gemma Vincent Sales Manager More 

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19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Over all hotel is good and location is also convenient for shopping. Indian restaurant is very near and serving good quality of food. The worst point is breakfast of hotel. I stayed in Thistle in London and craig manor in Windermere but never experinced such worst breakfast. The serving staff were very rude.

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

Thank you for you review. Kind regards, Gemma Vincent. Sales Manager More 

Alsace, France
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84 reviews
44 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I stayed here for two nights, having chosen it for its proximity to the airport and the 24H/24 shuttle service. The bed was very comfortable, the room clean and the bathroom had plenty of hot water and good shower pressure. My only regret was that the walls seemed very thin and noise from the corridor woke me up earlier than... More 

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

Thank you for your review however I feel you may have stayed at the HIEX Edinburgh Airport as opposed to our city centre hotel. Kind regards, Gemma Vincent Sales Manager More 

Grand Cayman
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34 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The hotel rooms provided everything you needed and were very clean. The staff were always friendly. Breakfast is included - nothing special other than what you would expect but the breakfast space was rather cramped. The only negative I have was that our TV kept randomly turning on in the night, even when we turned it off at the main... More 

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

Thank you for your review. Kind regards, Gemma Vincent Sales Manager More 

Christchurch, New Zealand
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4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Looking at hotels from home before travelling, this was not our first choice except for price and location. We were not expecting a quality hotel and were very pleasantly surprised. The place is modern, inside at least, with the room high standard. An easy 4 star place. The breakfast area is a little odd and on a mezzanine floor, feels... More 

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

Dear VJpaul, Thank you for your review, delighted to see you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you again soon! Kind regards, Gemma Vincent Sales Manager More 

Stockholm, Sweden
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19 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I feel that we paid too much for our stay, maybe because we booked pretty late. Our room was on the lower ground floor (-1) right next to the parking spaces, they looked in/down on us which was not very nice. The room was really nice and big with a great bathroom. The breakfast was ok but I really missed... More 

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

Thank you so much for your review. We very much appreciate your feedback. we do not provide bacon within our breakfast selection, our prices do indeed vary and increase during the summer months, we hope despite this you will return to our hotel. Kind regards, Gemma Vincent Sales Manager More 

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12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The hotel isn't too bad, it's very close to the tram, has a Tesco express out front and a shopping centre over the road. Rooms are quite large, with small but clean bathroom and tea / coffee facilities (no fridge or ice bucket). However our room was insanely warm, meaning a poor night sleep. Outside temperatures of min 11 to... More 

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

Thank you so much for your review. Kind regards, Gemma Vincent Sales Manager More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Every thing you need from a hotel when visiting Edinburgh. Rooms very clean and good size. Bed was very comfortable. Reception staff very efficient and friendly. Vending machines and ice machine on first floor which was handy, also tesco express next door. Perfect hotel for the playhouse theatre as it is straight across the road. Bus station is also just... More 

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Thank you so much for your review. We very much appreciate your feedback and are delighted to see you enjoyed your stay with us. Kind regards, Gemma Vincent Sales Manager More 

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Broughton & Calton
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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