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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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1 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW 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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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed two nights from Saturday to Monday. First night our room was front facing, to a busy street with the sun roasting all day. The room was at least 30 degrees and we had a choice between opening the window and not being able to sleep because of the noise (and still heat...) or to keep the window closed and... More

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

Dear Mariussum, Thank you for taking the time to write a review. Edinburgh as well as the rest of the UK has been experiencing very hot weather, our hotel does not have air conditioning this is due to us being a listed building, we do however have fans within our rooms, I am pleased that our front desk team were... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The hotel is in a very convenient location. It's a few yards from the new tram that goes to/from the airport (NOTE: to buy a tram ticket you need coins or a credit card with a chip). It is surrounded by restaurants, a few blocks from the Waverley Train Station, and walkable to the Royal Mile. Limited on-site parking (~12... More

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

Dear NS, Thank you for your informative review, I am pleased to see for the most part you enjoyed your stay, We do understand the rooms can become hot during the summer months so hope that you were not inconvenienced to much by this. Kind regards, Gemma Vincent Sales Manager More

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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My review is based on the fact that is a three star property. This hotel checked all of our boxes for a great price. Parking available, Breakfast included, free wifi in the room, rooms and property very clean, actually gave us 4 towels for 4 people, excellent location, friendly, helpful staff. This was our first stay in Edinburgh and the... More

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

Dear JP, Thank you for such a lovely 5 star review, I know the team will be delighted with your feedback and we look forward to welcoming you again soon. Kind regards, Gemma Vincent Sales Manager More

Peterhead, United Kingdom
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have stayed at a lot of these hotels over the years as they are always in the centre of town with easy access to the main amenities and a car park is usually not far away. We were pleasantly surprised to find that parking was onsite and there were spaces available. The rooms have everything you need but if... More

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

Dear Mr and Mrs D, Thank you for your review, I am pleased to see you enjoyed your stay at our hotel, we do have a fantastic location and are close to all amenities, we hope to welcome you back someday. Kind regards, Gemma Vincent Sales Manager More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Excellent location, great for Edinburgh Playhouse, Princes Street, The Castle, The Dungeons and the Royal Mile. Very comfortable accommodation for a night or two, I went with a friend as we were at the Playhouse for a show. Breakfast was good, had better option in other hotels but good for overall price. Reasonable price for a cheap overnight stay with... More

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

Dear Johanne, Thank you for your kind review, we are very pleased that you enjoyed your stay and look forward to welcoming you again soon. Kind regards, Gemma Vincent Sales Manager More

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30 hotel reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I stayed here 1 night and probably would go elsewhere for a longer stay in Edinburgh as a tourist. Pros: - good, full breakfast included - pretty good location (5-10 min walk to Royal Mile) - clean rooms - tram stop from airport is very close Cons: - room was very small - hotel staff not helpful with tour bookings,... More

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

Dear Aw151, Thank you for your e-mail, we appreciate your positive comments, with regards to the other points raised, we offer shower gel and shampoo (lux) as well as hand soap (dove) within our rooms, free of charge. We are a listed building therefore unable to offer air conditioning we do however have fans in all of our rooms. We... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Such a joke of a place! Firstly booked a smoking room and then when we showed up they told us they didn't do them! I had made a reservation for two nights and when booking online it took my credit card details, so presume it had been paid. When I got there they asked for the money which was a... More

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

Dear Maz, Firstly I apologise regarding any misunderstanding with our hotel regarding smoking rooms, our hotel is a fully non smoking property. With regards to your feedback concerning advance purchase rates my colleague was correct in stating that they can be charged anytime from time of booking to time of arrival, our team work hard to provide a consistent and... 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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Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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#59 Romantic Hotel in Edinburgh
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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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