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Holiday Inn Express - Edinburgh City Centre

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    4.5 of 5 stars
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

While it was a walkable distance from train station, was not impressed by rooms or staff. Very busy, small hallways, and rooms very small. Tried to eat breakfast at free buffet but overwhelming crowd, loud dining room and rather poor selection of typical "free breakfast" hotel food.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Surely everyone knows what to expect with these hotels chains so there's not much I'll say that'll surprise you. Good size room, decent facilities, pleasant nights sleep. Overall the good thing here is the location for the playhouse and a good selection of bars and restaurants. Ideal to arrive, have a quick change, nip out for some pre theatre drinks... More 

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Bromsgrove, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We stayed in Edinburgh for one night and the hotel was not really too bad. It was well located for all of the things we had planned to do. The hotel room was adequate for a one night stay and the staff were pleasant and helpful. What let the stay down was the breakfast, it was a buffet style but... More 

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Small rooms near Waverly station near James mall, Indian and Italian restraunts near by,theatre near by,sightseeing attractions were close by. free wifi👌 but the only hitch was even though we had kept the tag to clean our room, our room was not made but the lady from the reception came and did it.

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

Dear Sheetal, Thank you for your review, we hope to see you again soon! Kind regards, Gemma Vincent Sales Manager More 

Newbridge, Ireland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great location very close to the tram and very quick walk to Princes St. Quick efficient check in. Delighted our rooms were ready as we were there early. One room was v warm but the fan sorted that out and the other was fine. Vicious AC in bar quickly rectified by very friendly staff. Breakfast was very good but tables... More 

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

Many thanks for your review, we hope to see you again soon! Kind regards, Gemma Vincent Sales Manager More 

Wemyss Bay, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed here last week with a group of 8 friends. We booked three triple rooms. 2 rooms really large and spacious one slightly smaller but fine. Hotel was clean and our request to open window dealt with swiftly. Brilliant for the theatre which is directly across road. We were seeing a matinee and fortunately all rooms were ready even though... More 

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

Thanks for your review Lynne, we hope to see you again soon! Kind regards, Gemma Vincent Sales Manager More 

Leeds, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Well located whether you're in Edinburgh for business or pleasure. Tram stops a stones throw from the hotel so easily accessible if you're travelling by public transport. Onsite parking is available (9 spaces), first come first served, at £13.50 per night which is very reasonable. One let down of this hotel is the efficiency of service. When you get it,... More 

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

Dear Alan, Thank you for your review, my apologies that you were disappointed with some aspects of your stay, our team do work hard to provide a good service however during busy times this can be difficult as many of our guests require help other then checking in/out, I do hope despite your experience you would consider returning again. Kind... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Good location only a 15min walk to the royal mile and tram stop out the front to go straight to airport. The hotel was very cheap compared to others and includes a free breakfast which is pretty good. The hotel is clean and and the rooms are comfortable. The bed is slightly more on the firm side and I think... More 

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

Dear Josh, Thank you for your review, I am pleased to see you enjoyed your stay at our hotel and we hope to see you again soon. Kind regards, Gemma Vincent Sales Manager More 

Kirkwall, Orkney, Scotland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed here for 1 night before flying out to Istanbul. it's got a great connection with the new tram - it literally stops 1 min from the hotel. I just feel that for a holiday inn express to pay £174 for ONE night is just crazy!! especially when they give you toilet paper that you could blow through!! for... More 

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Thank you for your kind review, we hope to see you again soon! Kind regards, Gemma Vincent Sales Manager More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Holiday inn continues to impress me with the standard of cleanliness and comfort of the rooms for the price paid. Excellent room as always and breakfast was excellent. Close to the royal mile and attractions. Staff friendly and secure luggage room. Will stay again.

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Thank you for your kind review, we hope to see you again soon! Kind regards, Gemma Vincent Sales Manager More 

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