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Pewsey, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Stayed for one night, well located hotel and good service and staff, standard HI layout and formula for the rooms althogh the bar and restaurant areas are a bit more interesting than usual due to the age of the building.

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Reviewed 5 days ago NEWvia mobile

Great location, walking distance to Edinburgh Castle, the royal mile and lots of shopping/restaurants. If you are driving there, you probably want to call ahead and make sure there is a place to park since there are limited spaces at the hotel. Otherwise you have to pay to park somewhere like a metered spot or a parking garage. Pretty nice...

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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We have used this hotel on numerous occasions as it is in a perfect location for the Edinburgh Playhouse and very close to the city centre. Rooms are comfortable and if you are on the front of the hotel it is surprisingly quiet considering the amount of traffic using the roads adjacent to it. Breakfast is excellent and there have...

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st. louis, mo
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great location, close to Tram and Train Station. Good facilities and within walking distance of major sights. Be warned, though they advertise laundry services on their site, it is sent out service and you should allow at least 2 days for return even if you turn it in the morning as they advise. The staff are wonderful!

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glasgow, Scotland
Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed at the hotel for a night with friends in December. The location is great, near the theatre and main shopping area, also the castle etc. Walking distance from the railway station. It is spotless and the rooms are usual holiday inn but the reception and bar are a bit more upmarket. Breakfast is fine. Planning to go back in...

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Wickford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

We went to Edinburgh for the New Year, staying at the Holiday Inn was a very good anchor point. Lovely friendly and helpful staff nothing was any bother. We were near to local all amenities, buses trains,shops, places for eating. If you don't mind walking there's lots to do lots to see the old town is exceptional and worth a...

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Been to this hotel twice now and have booked my next stay for jan 2017. Me and my friend stay here when we go to theatre which is accross the road. Location is fantastic,hotel offers parking its great value for money and breakfast inc which was lovely. Staff very friendly and helpful.

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

Dear Michelle S, Thank you for your kind review Michelle. I am pleased to hear of your positive feedback regarding your visits. Location is one the key features of this hotel and I am glad you found it convenient. I also appreciate your kind words about breakfast and staff. I am sure they will be delighted by your comments. We...

Rockcliffe, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lovely hotel.Nice room and close enough to the centre for me to walk to.Nice clean room.Friendly staff.Very small car park where we were asked to pay £13 a night for,still probably cheaper than a local car park.Nice bar where we saw a trainee have a crash course in bar tending.Was quite bizarre.The breakfast area was heaving in the morning so...

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

Dear Alan b, Thank you for reviewing our hotel Alan. I appreciate your kind comments about our location, staff and the bedroom. On the other hand I am sorry to see that busy breakfast environment made you to choose alternative place, however should you stay with us again, you are more than welcome to enjoy your food in the comforts...

Hemel Hempstead, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a few hiccups with the room but these were quickly sorted out. Room was clean and tidy. Breakfast was good, but very busy. Location of the hotel is good with it being about 5 minutes walk from the main city centre. All in all yet again another positive experience from this chain of hotels.

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

Dear Mike W, Thank you for your review Mike. I am pleased to know you enjoyed your experience with us. Location is one the key features of this hotel and I am glad you found it convenient. I am sorry to see you experienced some shortfalls with you bedroom, but I am happy to hear these were efficiently sorted out...

Sutton in Craven
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Booked 2 rooms for a family visit to the Christmas Markets. I'd emailed at the time of booking and asked for the rooms to be close together as one was for our 14 year old daughter and her friend. No response to the email but we had been allocated adjacent rooms. Check in was the usual professional, polite and efficient...

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

Dear OldGrumps, Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback regarding your recent stay at our hotel. I am pleased to see you enjoyed the location of the hotel and found your bedrooms spacious and clean. I also appreciate your positive comments regarding our staff members. We have a great team working here and I know they will...

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Staying in Broughton & Calton

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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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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Breakfast included
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Center with Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
  • Multilingual Staff
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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 

Additional Information about Holiday Inn Express - Edinburgh City Centre

Address: Picardy Place | Opposite Edinburgh Playhouse Theatre, 1/4 mile East End Princes Street, Edinburgh EH1 3JT, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Edinburgh > Broughton & Calton
Price Range: $72 - $235 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Holiday Inn Express - Edinburgh City Centre 3*
Number of rooms: 161
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“if you don't mind heights go to 6th floor to see the views”
 of 5 bubbles neece52, 1 week ago | Read review
“Front facing rooms offer view of the busy city centre”
 of 5 bubbles jacquic899, Dec 10, 2016 | Read review
“For a quiet night - best to be at the back of the hotel. City facing rooms can suffer from street noise.”
 of 5 bubbles N_FScotland, Dec 10, 2016 | Read review
“A high floor will offer good views”
 of 5 bubbles cuteangel33, Dec 9, 2016 | Read review
“second floor handy for breafast room in morning.”
 of 5 bubbles DuncanM324, Dec 9, 2016 | Read review
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