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Holiday Inn Express - Edinburgh City Centre

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Holiday Inn Express is a great location. Small rooms but we booked the standard twin room. It was cheap and all we needed for our 3 night stay in Edinburgh. First impression was the amazing staff who greeted us warmly and were very accommodating to our requests.

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

Dear Dan, Thank you for your feedback Dan. I am pleased to see you enjoyed the location of the hotel and experienced a warm welcome by our fantastic team. I am sure they will be delighted with your kind comments. We hope to have you with us soon again! Kind regards, Kaisa Alikas Sales Manager More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We arrived before our official time and we're hoping to leave our bags before going off to explore the city, so were pleasantly surprised to be told our room was already available. Andrew looked after our check in process and was very welcoming and helpful. Our room was very spacious and clean. Due to the lack of air-con and limiting... More 

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

Dear Sarah J, Thank you for your positive review Sarah. I am delighted to see you were happy with the convenient location of the hotel and found your bedroom spacious and clean. I am also pleased to know that you experienced an efficient check-in process by Andrew. I will definitely pass on him your kind comments. I hope you enjoyed... More 

Dudley u.k
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Had booked a room with a Sofa but on arrival found only one chair in room,went down to reception and was moved into another room straight away with Sofa .Room was on the front of Hotel at first concerned about Traffic noise but windows were well insulated,but found could not open windows for fresh air as room was quite hot,however... More 

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

Dear Pyramid1010, Thank you for your review. I am pleased to see you enjoyed your stay and your front facing bedroom. However, I am sorry to hear that it was too hot in the room. Please be aware that windows can be opened in each room. They do open differently in the front and at the back of the building,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This hotel is amazing! Especially if you are going to see a show at the Edinburgh Playhouse. The location is fab. Rooms are comfortable and spacious. Beds are so comfy, sleep quality was brilliant. If you are wanting a good view ask for a room at the front facing the playhouse but the view I had of the houses behind... More 

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

Dear Sophie A, Thank you for your kind review Sophie. I am delighted to see you had a pleasant stay. I am also pleased to see you were happy with the location of the hotel and found your bedroom spacious and comfortable. We do have some fantastic views and I am glad you enjoyed yours. We hope to have the... More 

Dubai
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Hotel is extremely central and is easily accessible from the airport via tram. All the key attractions are within half an hour walking distance. If you want to see the city and enjoy food, I would definitely recommend this place.

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

Dear Sujit R, Thank you for your feedback regarding your recent stay at Holiday Inn Express-Edinburgh City Centre. I am happy to know you enjoyed your stay. We do have a fantastic location that allows an easy access to all major tourism attractions, transport links and dining sites. We hope to welcome you again soon! Kind regards, Kaisa Alikas Sales... More 

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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We enjoyed our stay at this Holiday Inn Express. You can walk everywhere from this hotel-- I chose it because it was near the Rabbie's cafe where we were taking a tour. Clean room and breakfast included. Very reasonably priced. Hotel staff very helpful. Would definitely stay again.

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

Dear Lorraine G, Thank you for your kind review Lorraine. I am pleased to see you enjoyed the convenience of our hotel as it is within walking distance of all major tourism attractions, shopping and dining sites and transport links. It is also great to hear your positive feedback regarding our breakfast and bedroom cleanliness. We hope to have you... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We selected this hotel because of the location, which is very good, just a few blocks from Princes Street, the Royal Mile, and other landmarks. The room was spacious and clean, but everything else was pretty dismal. The room was decorated in a garish brown-and-orange color scheme from the 1970s--and not in a stylish retro way--and the lobby was drab.... More 

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

Dear Doowjc01, 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 convenient location of the hotel and found your bedroom spacious and clean. On the other hand I am sorry that we fell below your expectations on some aspects of your stay. Due to... More 

Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Excellent location - walking distance to Castle and Palace. Nice staff - friendly and helpful. Breakfast included - eggs, sausages and beans. Only complaint is terrible wifi - almost impossible to Skype or stream (compared to perfect in Glasgow).

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Thank Gned00
Mgtresponse, Manager at Holiday Inn Express - Edinburgh City Centre, responded to this review

Dear Gned00, Thank you for your feedback regarding your recent stay at Holiday Inn Express-Edinburgh City Centre. I am pleased to know you were happy with the convenient location of the hotel that allowed you an easy access to all major tourism attractions. It is also great to read positive comments towards our staff. I will certainly pass on them... More 

pune
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16 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed for two nights. With 3 people in the room it was a bit of a squeeze but the beds were comfortable and the location made up for everything else. Very close to the main Railway Station, tram stop just a stone's throw, and lots of dining choices.

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Thank itty2013
Mgtresponse, Manager at Holiday Inn Express - Edinburgh City Centre, responded to this review

Dear Itty2013, Thank you so much for your feedback. I am happy to know you enjoyed the convenience of our hotel as it is located just across the Playhouse and within walking distance of all major tourism attractions, shopping and dining sites and transport links. We look forward to welcoming you again in the future! Kind regards, Kaisa Alikas Sales... More 

Inverurie, Scotland, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I stayed here for 1 night on a Saturday as we were attending a concert at Edinburgh Castle. We had got the bus to Edinburgh and it was a really short walk from here to the hotel, it isn't far from Waverley train station either. Location wise it was brilliant. It's right across from the Playhouse and... More 

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

Dear Lisa P, Thank you for taking the time to review our property. I am pleased to know you were happy with the convenient location of the hotel and experienced an efficient check-in on your arrival. However, I am sorry to hear you were unhappy with some elements of your stay. I do apologize for any inconvenience caused as it... 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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Amenities

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  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Breakfast
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Center with Internet Access
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Laundry Service
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: $98 - $259 (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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#57 Romantic Hotel in Edinburgh
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