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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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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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166 helpful votes 166 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Couple of nights while fringe and tattoo was on and the price was reasonable, in fact a friend of ours was paying more for a back packer. Room was quiet and clean and had fantastic water pressure in shower and the cleaners did an excellent job of keeping rooms and hotel perfectly clean Couple of issues was the breakfast area... More

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40 hotel reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This hotel is two hundred yards from the end of the Edinburgh Tramline at York Place and opposite the Edinburgh Play House. It is within walking distance of all the main attractions such as Edinburgh Castle, the Royal Mile and Holyrood Palace. Our check-in time was 2pm and we arrived on a very busy morning because of the crowds in... More

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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Last minute decision to stay a night during the fringe. Excellent location, really convenient for so many things. Hotel has some parking but it was all taken when we got there. Multi storey close by which is fine. Much better to leave your car outside the city and use public transport if you can. Room was very clean and comfortable,... More

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Zagreb
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

If you need just a place to sleep (with reasonable prices) while enjoying beautiful city of Edinburgh this hotel is a good choice. Its location is really great, almost on walking distance from all important sites in the city. The hotel is quiet and very clean. They even offer different types of pillows. However, if you expect very comfortable accommodation... More

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

Dear Mz, Thank you for your review. I am pleased that overall you enjoyed your stay at our hotel, we are an express property and as you have mentioned have few amenity's, breakfast and free Wi-Fi is included in our room rates and you are quite right we do have a fantastic location. I hope we can welcome you again... More

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37 reviews 37 reviews
18 hotel reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This hotel was so nice and my brother and I couldn't believe how close it was to everything in this fair city of Edinburgh. We were near St. Mary's Catholic Cathedral, pubs, restaurants, (including a Nepalese/Tibetan restaurant !!), and the walk up and down the street was fun and invigorating.The façade of the hotel is built just like the old... More

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

Dear Joedigrazia, Thank you very much for such a lovely review Joe, we are so pleased to see how much you enjoyed your stay with us! We are lucky to have such a fantastic building and central location and are pleased that our guests recognise this! We hope to see you again soon! Kind regards, Gemma Vincent Sales Manager More

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13 reviews 13 reviews
12 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

well revisited again this year and found it still the same hospitable and clean place to say handy to all transport and eateries i would stay again without a doubt my wife and i were welcomed by staff and as we arrived after 2 in the afternoon were quickly allocated our room we had a room overlooking picardy place and... More

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

Dear Fisherman, How lovely of you to return to our hotel, we are so pleased you decided to do so! Thank you once again for leaving such a kind review we very much appreciate it, I will be sure to share your comments with the team. We look forward to seeing you again soon! Kind regards, Gemma Vincent Sales Manager More

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19 reviews 19 reviews
5 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

An excellent hotel. Amazing rooms, great service, comfortable beds, not much noise, fantastic condition, quick service, helpful reception, great location, and what it provides is great. This is a one of a kind, hotel of what a hotel should be! From the included breakfast, to the bar, and the free unlimited WiFi, this hotel is above an beyond, and has... More

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

Dear Connor, Thank you very much for your kind review. We are delighted to see how much you enjoyed your stay and very much appreciate your feedback and positive comments. We hope to welcome you back again soon! Kind regards, Gemma Vincent Sales Manager More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I'm not sure if every hotel receptionist in Edinburgh is trained to be rude and unaccommodating, but these ones must be. After an extremely long international trip, my young son and I came to the hotel and were told check-in isn't until 2. I watched dozens of people check out of the hotel, and so I asked if I could... 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 leave a review following on from your recent stay. I apologise for the welcome you received and for the inconvenience of not being able to check into your room early. I have spoken to the staff concerned and discussed how this situation can be handled with more consideration in the future. Kind Regards... More

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25 reviews 25 reviews
5 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were booked into this hotel by our travel agent and were not warned about the fact it was not only very basic accomodation in the heart of Edinburgh, it also lacked user-friendly car parking facilities. We had a hire car that we had to leave in the car park throughout our stay, for fear of losing one of the... More

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

Thank you for taking the time to leave a review following on from your recent stay. Due to our location in the centre of Edinburgh parking is limited at the hotel, however we do offer two other discounted car parking options within a few minutes walk of the hotel which may have been more suitable to you. Kind Regards Gemma... More

Vienna, Austria
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8 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

First of all the whole hotel is very hot, even if its has normal temperatures outside. We had an room right with an Ventilation System directly under it. The breakfast is very simple and has no real variety. All in all, the staff is very helpful and friendly and the location is great but the rest is just average, but... More

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

Thank you for taking the time to leave a review following on from your recent stay. I am glad that overall you enjoyed your stay and found our staff friendly and helpful. Kind Regards Gemma Vincent Sales Manager More

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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
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Hotel Class:3 star — Holiday Inn Express - Edinburgh City Centre 3*
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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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