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Holiday Inn Express - Edinburgh City Centre

Picardy Place Opposite Edinburgh Playhouse Theatre, 1/4 mile East End Princes Street, Edinburgh EH1 3JT Scotland
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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.
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Property amenities
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Nightclub / DJ
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Business Center with Internet Access
Meeting rooms
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Free internet
Bar / lounge
Breakfast buffet
Complimentary instant cofffee
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
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Non-smoking rooms
Air conditioning
Interconnected rooms available
Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
Hair dryer
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Grade: 100 out of 100
134Restaurantswithin 0.3 miles
57Attractionswithin 0.3 miles
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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Let's get the good bit done first, the location was lovely. It was by the sea and a little walk away, you can see the Royal Britannia. Right now to the other bit. We arrived only to be told we had a disabled accessible room. Not what we asked for. Anyhoo the bed was uncomfortable and I had a bad night sleep. The car park was about 5 minutes walk away. I wouldn't go back here again. Sorry
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An express accommodation. Very good localization, easy to walk to mais attractions in the city.. Good place for sleeping and showering. Very comfortable beds end good shower. Misses space for your toilet items in the bathroom. Almost no service and poor (express) and crowded breakfast.
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We can not complain. Great location- staff very friendly - comfortable, clean, cosy room. My husband was in town for work- I tagged along. The room had all the amenities that are needed for a short stay - free wifi, coffee and tea set up (kettle), hair dryer and more. The beds are comfortable the rooms are quiet (our room was in the back so we did not hear the main street noise) the breakfast is basic but fine. Great location - close to the city centre, shops, pubs, and a park.
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Response from Mgtresponse, Guest Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Express - Edinburgh City Centre
Responded 6 days ago
Thank you very much for your kind review. I am glad to see that you enjoyed your stay with us and that the hotel location and staff were such a great asset to your experience with us. I hope we can welcome you back again in the future and give you another wonderful time in our hotel. Best Regards, Cristian-Stefan Ionel Guest Service Manager
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Clean room with hairdryer, flat screen t.v., hospitality tray, iron and ironing board. Good buffet breakfast is included. Very well situated for buses and tram system to airport. Helpful, friendly front desk staff. Quite a few restaurants/cafes nearby. About 7 mins walk from central Edinburgh shopping, museums, galleries etc.
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Response from Mgtresponse, Guest Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Express - Edinburgh City Centre
Responded 6 days ago
Dear guest, Thank you so much for your kind review. I hope that you will give us another chance to serve you again in the future. Kind regards, Cristian-Stefan Ionel Guest Service Manager
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We booked 2 nights very last minute. Room was quite spacious. Was concerned about noise from construction works right next to hotel. However, although were on the ground floor and in close proximity to works, we were not disturbed at all. I knew in advance that parking might be a problem due to the construction work. However,I received an email from the hotel prior to arrival with instructions for free local parking if full. Travel to the city centre was easy on local buses. Again, the hotel provide details of bus numbers, routes etc. The bus stop is on the hotel’s doorstep. A good stay.
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Response from Mgtresponse, Guest Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Express - Edinburgh City Centre
Responded 2 weeks ago
Dear guest, Thank you for taking the time in writing a review about your recent stay in our hotel. We hope that we will have another chance to serve you again in the future so we can make it for a 5 out of 5. Kind regards, Cristian-Stefan Ionel Guest Service Manager
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