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Holiday Inn Express - Edinburgh City Centre

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

My stay was booked and paid for by the people I was visiting Edinburgh to see but I really couldn't fault their choice. To begin with, the hotel is easy to find. I walked from the main railway station in under ten minutes. It is positioned just off a busy junction and across the road from the Playhouse but, inside,... More 

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

Firstly this place cannot be faulted for its location. It is ideal for getting to all the attractions, they are not so far away from you. With location, you obviously have to pay for that alone. The rooms our group stopped in was on the highest floor- basically the attic. The room was rather tiny and rather stuffy (due to... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Looking for somewhere to stay in Edinburgh as we were going to the Military Tattoo, hotel is in a fabulous location straight across form the Playhouse. Hotel receptionist was very welcoming and extremely polite, room was at the back of the hotel so quite quiet, added bonus was a car parking space at the back of the hotel which cost... More 

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New York City, New York
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Staff is exceptionally friendly and goes out of the way to help. Really close to Waverley train station (5 min walk), near the New Town (about 5 min walk) and Old Town/ Royal Mile (10 min walk). Breakfast is eh but it's included, so can't complain. Room is clean, pretty nice space.

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California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

For location this place cannot be faulted. Three minutes from York Place tram terminus, 10 minutes from Waverley Station, Edinburgh Playhouse and Calton Hill are across the road. We could see the unfinished "Parthenon" from our room. Room itself was clean, staff was helpful and all that. Breakfast is adequate, nothing to comment one way or the other. This is... More 

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Yarm, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

very good location, and staff very friendly, we were expecting to pay a little more with us staying during the festival period, breakfast was okay could do with a little more choice of hot food but good value and great location for where we wanted to visit

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We booked this hotel as we have stopped at other Holiday inns and found them value for money. We arrived by train expecting to be in the city centre not 800 yards away down a steep hill. The hotel and room were clean and as expected. There is no air conditioning in rooms or corridors which we found oppressive at... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Great value. The location is perfect and centrally located for the city whether for business or pleasure. Clean and comfortable room, hotel is easy to navigate. The breakfast has more than one could want. Not a 5 star restaurant but quite good for standard fare.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We are regular visitors to Edinburgh as our daughter is studying there. This is the seventh different hotel we have stayed in there. Reception staff were really friendly and helpful and work very hard. Breakfast was included and was adequate (only three hot items, scrambled, eggs, baked beans and sausages) given the limited space limitations (they do helpfully warn about... More 

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A comfortable hotel very conveniently placed for all the tourist attractions in Edinburgh. The hotel room was very clean, a little on the small side but this didn't bother us too much as we only stayed one night. The staff were all very polite and friendly. We did think it might be a little noisy as it was in the... More 

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

Dear Lynne, Thank you for your review, we are pleased you enjoyed your stay. Kind regards, Gemma Vincent Sales Manager More 

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Broughton & Calton
Lying where grandiose New Town townhouses give way to malls and utilitarian housing, Broughton and Calton have long been transitional neighborhoods with a mixed identity. It’s here that Edinburgh’s gay village found a home in the 1980s. But gay culture is anything but overt along bustling epicenter Broughton Street; even if polished pubs, hip bistros, smart delis and art galleries all speak of affluent good taste. The top of Leith Walk is more ragged. This major thoroughfare boasts a famously gritty gay club, as well as a strip of good Indian restaurants. Regal Georgian and Victorian townhouses preside over largely deserted streets in Calton, where only the occasional restaurant or hotel brings much life. Even so, a steady trickle of idlers and picnickers pass by to climb Calton Hill for its wide-open lawns, wonderful city views, and curious monuments – an Athenian-style temple among them.
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