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Holiday Inn Express - Edinburgh City Centre

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Picardy Place | Opposite Edinburgh Playhouse Theatre, 1/4 mile East End Princes Street, Edinburgh EH1 3JT, Scotland (Broughton)
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Ranked #92 of 147 hotels in Edinburgh
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 6 days ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Orlando, Florida
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46 reviews 46 reviews
10 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Pretty simple and to the point hotel, just what you would expect from a HIE. Decent bathroom, good breakfast. Pretty clean had a good modern feel. Some people in the group complained about parts of it but honestly I wsa very content with it.

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

Dear Lisa, Thank you for your review following your recent stay with us, I am pleased you enjoyed your time at the hotel and indeed Edinburgh, we hope to welcome you again one day. Kind regards, Gemma Vincent Sales Manager More

Darlington, United Kingdom
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72 reviews 72 reviews
27 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is one of the more pleasant HIE's I have stayed in on the face of things, after being greeted by one of the squeakiest automatic doors I have ever heard, and then beeped at by teh door buzzer, you enter into a fairly modern, clean and cleverly designed compact lobby/bar/business area. The rooms are up to date, and fairly... More

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

Dear BFG, Thank you for your review, I am pleased to hear that overall you enjoyed your stay at our hotel and thank you for your feedback. We hope to see you again soon! Kind regards, Gemma Vincent Sales Manager More

Cardiff, United Kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
31 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very busy Hotel and completely chaos at breakfast peak times so these times to be avoided Hotel staff were friendly and efficient on reception and I had a quiet room on the second floor Rooms were a good size

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

Dear Kevin, Thank you for your review, I am pleased that overall you enjoyed your stay at our hotel, breakfast can be busy especially during peak times and I apologise if this caused any inconvenience to your stay. We hope to see you again soon, Kind regards, Gemma Vincent Sales Manager More

Troon, Scotland, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed overnight on 11 April 2014. Room 9/10, told on arrival that we would get one of the better room as we are IHG members - I would worry if I was not. Room was ok. Big enough for us. Shower head would not move, very clean and roomy. Breakfast was poor 5/10 - eggs were warm not hot, sausage... More

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

Dear Ross, Thank you for your review. I am very sorry to hear of your experience at breakfast, I will certainly ensure this is followed up with our breakfast team. Kind regards, Gemma Vincent Sales Manager More

County Tyrone, Northern Ireland
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You have to make sure to get a room overlooking Edinburgh Castle!!! Fantastic Great locality, very central, rooms.are warm and clean. Staff are helpful. Breakfasts lovely. Have to.take a lift up to.reception and then another lift to your room, but this is only a minor niggle.. Definitely stay here, great value.

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

Dear DKBurnett, Thank you for your review however I think you may be thinking of the wrong hotel, sadly, as we do not have rooms overlooking the castle unfortunately. Kind regards, Gemma Vincent Sales Manager More

Newcastle Upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Can't complain about the location, so handy for everything! Breakfast was delicious although you need to avoid leaving it too late as they wind down fairly quickly to avoid wastage which is understandable. I accidentally left behind a new white shirt in the room when I checked out. When I realised the next morning I contacted the hotel but apparently... More

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

Thank you for taking the time to complete your review on Trip Advisor. I was disappointed to read about your experience whilst staying at our hotel in Edinburgh. With regards to your shirt, we deal with a lot of guests’ lost property of which many items are returned to their owners. I apologise that we were unable to return your... More

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2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Superb location with fresh,clean good sized rooms. Breakfast selection good and substantial. Member of staff on reception when checking in not overly friendly and a bit robotic but wouldn't put me off booking again, in fact already done so.

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

Dear Windsor55, Thank you for taking the time to write a review following on from your recent stay, I am so pleased you enjoyed your stay and fantastic to hear you have booked again, we look forward to welcoming you, see you soon! Kind regards, Gemma Vincent Sales Manager More

Preston, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great hotel and free breakfast!! Good for sightseeing ,central location, friendly staff. Room very clean, and average size for 3 ( with double bed and double sofa bed ). The night club across the street was busy till after 3am, but not too noisy ( we were on the 4 th floor)!! All in all great value for money.

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

Dear Mary, Thank you for your review, I am pleased to see you enjoyed your stay and indeed your birthday celebrations! We hope to see you again soon! Kind regards, Gemma Vincent Sales Manager More

Middlesbrough, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
13 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a well located City Centre Hotel, convenient for the Centre and a large number of attractions. Close to the theatre and on main bus routes. The rooms are spacious and well appointed with adequate storage for a few days stay. The front access is by a number of steps which are not easy to manage when elderly and... More

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

Dear Andrew, Thank you for your kind review I am very pleased you enjoyed your stay. We certainly hope to welcome you again soon. Kind regards, Gemma Vincent Sales Manager More

Durban, South Africa
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5 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I stayed at this hotel with four other family members on a recent trip to Edinburgh. We had flown in to Edinburgh directly from South Africa and upon arrival, we were allowed to check in earlier than the stated 2 PM. The hotel is within walking distance to Princess Street and Waverley Station. There are also a few restaurants situated... More

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

Thank you for your 4 star review, we are glad you enjoyed your visit and hope we can welcome you back again soon. Kind Regards Gemma Vincent Sales Manager More

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Also Known As:
Holiday Inn Express - Edinburgh City Centre Hotel Edinburgh
Holiday Inn Express - Edinburgh City Centre Hotel
Holiday Inn Express Edinburgh
Holiday Inn Edinburgh
Edinburgh Holiday Inn
Holiday Inn Express - Edinburgh City Centre Scotland
Address: Picardy Place | Opposite Edinburgh Playhouse Theatre, 1/4 mile East End Princes Street, Edinburgh EH1 3JT, Scotland
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Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Edinburgh > Broughton
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Hotel Style:
#58 Romantic Hotel in Edinburgh
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Holiday Inn Express - Edinburgh City Centre 3*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Free Internet Access and Free Hot Breakfast. Simply ask for an internet voucher at check in. The hotel offers continental breakfast buffet plus two daily hot options. Holiday Inn Express Edinburgh City Centre is a 5 minute walk to Princes Street & a 10 minute walk to the Royal Mile. Located near the St James Shopping Centre & Edinburgh Playhouse Theatre. The hotels offers free luggage storage and has designated smoking bedrooms. All bedrooms & public areas have high-speed wired & wireless internet access provided by Swisscom. All rates include complimentary EXPRESS START breakfast for all persons. The hotel is within walking distance of Waverley Railway Station and St Andrews Square Bus Station. The Airlink 100 Bus goes from Waverely Bridge to Edinburgh Airport in 25-minutes. Holiday Inn Express Edinburgh City Centre is located near Broughton Street, George Street & Queen Street. The hotel is across from the Omni Centre with a choice of restaurants & a Vue Cinema. This Edinburgh City Centre hotel is a perfect choice if you are looking for a base near Edinburgh Castle, The Real Mary Kings Close , Edinburgh Dungeons and Holyrood or for events at Murryfield Stadium, Corn Exchange, Hearts Football Club, Hibernian Football Club or Meadowbank Stadium. ... more   less 
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