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Holiday Inn Express - Edinburgh City Centre

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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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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I stay at this hotel about once a month & the location is ideal, just across from Edinburgh Playhouse & the Omni Centre as well as a short walk from Princes/George Street. The staff are always so friendly & the hotel is always spotless. Ideal :)

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Worcester, United Kingdom
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34 reviews 34 reviews
20 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I have stayed at this hotel twice on business. The first time, I had a not so great experience. My room was right by the breakfast room and I was woken by clinking cups, glasses and plates at about 6am. Not great, when I had a working day to do! The second time, I explained my previous visit to the... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This hotel is in a great place for the new town and is a stone's throw from the last tram stop, making it a very easy 35 minute journey from the airport. It was good value - a group of 6 of us stayed for two nights at a reasonable rate for a city centre hotel and found excellent restaurants... More 

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pune
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4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

i was travelling with my mom and daughters ......... the hotel is centrally located , it is nice but the rooms r very small for 4 people to share . hotel staff is very nice and friendly.Breakfast is average . wifi connectivity is good

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent service and people . Room excellent along with great advise on restarant near by. Hotel staff excellent and could not do enough for you. Advised to eat at mom's Rosa and kushies which where both excellent restaurants remember to get 10%off bill at mom rosas with your express room card.

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Huntingdon, Pennsylvania
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8 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed here two weeks ago for a vacation in Edinburgh. The location is perfect for coming from the airport...you take the Tram for 5 quid and it'll take you right to the hotel as the last stop. The hotel was located right next to a Tesco Express which was perfect for getting snacks and what not. It's also a block... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I booked this hotel because I wanted somewhere close to the trains station for one night for what seemed like a ok price. It certainly delivered on location, being only 7 minute walk. However, my room faced a busy road, had no aircon and as next to the luggage. Average at best.

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Northampton, United Kingdom
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74 reviews 74 reviews
19 hotel reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A very good location for tram from Airport and easy walk from Waverley Station. However much used by tour groups so quite busy in foyer area and the breakfast room is not able to cope, often no tables and far from relaxing experience. Run the gauntlet of smokers on the steps! Staff are good, rooms are good but breakfast not... More 

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Atlanta, GA, USA
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57 hotel reviews
189 helpful votes 189 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The hotel is in an excellent location for touring Edinburgh, just steps away from the John Lewis department store and lots of shops, and a Tesco Express food store is just next to the hotel. Lots of restaurant options in the area. The tram to the airport is a block away. The staff is very helpful, rooms are efficient and... More 

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

Dear Jan, Thank you for your review. I am delighted to see you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you again. Kind regards, Gemma Vincent Sales Manager More 

Abbotsford, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The staff are extremely professional and respectful which makes your stay even better. The rooms are spacious and very tidy. By far the best room service I have ever received at a hotel. There was a range of options for food for breakfast, and the breakfast was decently priced. Two minute walk away from the local grocery store and there... More 

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

Thank you for your kind review however i am not sure you stayed at our hotel as we do not have the amenities you have mentioned. Kind regards, Gemma Vincent More 

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