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Holiday Inn Express Edinburgh City Centre, an IHG hotel

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Picardy Place Opposite Edinburgh Playhouse Theatre, 1/4 mile East End Princes Street, Edinburgh EH1 3JT Scotland
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What you can expect during your stay
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
Updated 11/20/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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#99 of 164 hotels in Edinburgh
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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
Taxi service
Business Center with Internet Access
Meeting rooms
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
24-hour front desk
Wifi
Bar / lounge
Breakfast buffet
Complimentary instant cofffee
Complimentary tea
Express check-in / check-out
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Air conditioning
Desk
Housekeeping
Interconnected rooms available
Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
Hair dryer
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
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Rockeydm wrote a review Jan 3
Somerset, United Kingdom118 contributions76 helpful votes
Stayed here with a friend for our trip to Edinburgh Christmas Market. We caught the tram from the airport, which stopped just a fews yards up the road, so it was perfect! The hotel room was nice, my mattress was not very comfortable, a bit sunken in the middle, but other wise everything was great. Kettle, with tea, coffee & milk, tv & a nice size shower/bathroom. Breakfast was very nice with the usual full English, croissants, cereals, muffins, yogurts, etc…..plenty to fill you up for the day. We were able to store our luggage before check in & after check out, which was ideal. All in all we had a great stay & trip & would certainly return.
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Date of stay: December 2021Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Response from , Owner at Holiday Inn Express Edinburgh City Centre, an IHG hotel
Responded 2 weeks ago
Thank you very much for taking the time to leave a feedback on your recent stay at the Holiday Inn Express - Edinburgh City Centre and thank you for the kind words. I am glad to hear that you have enjoyed our great location. I will most certainly pass your comments onto the staff members and hope that we will have the opportunity to welcome you back in the future. Kind regards, Susan Craig General Manager Holiday Inn Express Edinburgh City Center
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Carolanne M wrote a review Dec 2021
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Just back after four nights . Room was great . Staff were so nice , lovely to feel safe and welcome . 😊 shower was great! For me though I would rate the staff 10/10 so nice to feel welcome and safe . Very approachable. Thank you 😊
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Date of stay: December 2021Trip type: Traveled with family
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Responded 3 weeks ago
Thank you very much for taking the time to leave a feedback on your recent stay at the Holiday Inn Express - Edinburgh City Centre and thank you for the kind words. I am glad to hear that you have enjoyed the helpfulness and efficiency of our staff. I will most certainly pass your comments onto the staff members and hope that we will have the opportunity to welcome you back in the future. Kind regards, Susan Craig General Manager Holiday Inn Express Edinburgh City Center
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Richard wrote a review Dec 2021
Barnoldswick, United Kingdom970 contributions168 helpful votes
Stayed here for a couple of nights, could not fault from friendliness of staff who were very welcoming and able to answer general queries. Room was very clean, quiet and ideal for the two nights. Location good and very close to the centre. Breakfast was fine with suggested times which was helpful in avoiding busy times
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Date of stay: December 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Responded Dec 17, 2021
Thank you very much for your 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, Susan Craig General Manager Holiday Inn Express Edinburgh City Centre
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marion l wrote a review Dec 2021
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Arrived early on our coach party room was ready, unfortunatly in the Basment the room smelt damp, we asked to be move, this was a better room but hotel needs updating, windows running with condensation, and again room and carpet felt damp, we had no housekeeping one day, Staff were all very nice and helpful, and breakfast adequte, good location for city centre bit of a bathroom refrb needed
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Date of stay: December 2021
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Responded Dec 17, 2021
Thank you for your recent feedback. We use any and all feedback to ensure we can always evolve and provide an ever expanding ability to assist guests and an even greater experience of the hotel and of Edinburgh itself. I can understand that not everything you experience went well so your review will go a long way in training and practice to ensure that we can avoid such disappointments in the future. Thank you for taking your time to pass this information to us. These reviews do come to us anonymously so I am unable to thank you more personally but I hope we can welcome you back again in the future with a preferably better stay. Kind regards, Susan Craig General Manager Holiday Inn Express Edinburgh City Centre
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Peter B wrote a review Dec 2021
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We have stayed in Holiday Inn Express hotels many times. Some are ok, some are good but this one is excellent. Our room had been recently renovated; it was small but perfectly formed, with imaginative design making the most of the space. The bathroom was also very well designed. The location is perfect for shopping and exploring, being next to the brand new St James Quarter and a 5 minute walk from Calton Hill. Highly recommended.
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Date of stay: December 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Responded Dec 17, 2021
Thank you very much for taking the time to leave a feedback on your recent stay at the Holiday Inn Express - Edinburgh City Centre and thank you for the kind words. I am glad to hear that you have enjoyed our great location and the helpfulness and efficiency of our staff. I will most certainly pass your comments onto the staff members and hope that we will have the opportunity to welcome you back in the future. Kind regards, Susan Craig General Manager Holiday Inn Express Edinburgh City Center
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PRICE RANGE
$82 - $262 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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United KingdomScotlandEdinburghBroughton & Calton
NUMBER OF ROOMS
161
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Frequently Asked Questions about Holiday Inn Express Edinburgh City Centre, an IHG hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Holiday Inn Express Edinburgh City Centre, an IHG hotel?
Nearby attractions include Calton Hill (0.3 miles), The Stand Comedy Club (0.2 miles), and Nelson Monument (0.2 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Holiday Inn Express Edinburgh City Centre, an IHG hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at Holiday Inn Express Edinburgh City Centre, an IHG hotel?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a desk.
What food & drink options are available at Holiday Inn Express Edinburgh City Centre, an IHG hotel?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, a lounge, and complimentary tea during their stay.
What are some restaurants close to Holiday Inn Express Edinburgh City Centre, an IHG hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Howies Waterloo Place, L'Escargot Bleu Restaurant, and Pera - Turkish Mangal & Meze Bar.
Is Holiday Inn Express Edinburgh City Centre, an IHG hotel located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.2 miles away from the center of Edinburgh.
Are any cleaning services offered at Holiday Inn Express Edinburgh City Centre, an IHG hotel?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Holiday Inn Express Edinburgh City Centre, an IHG hotel offer any business services?
Yes, guests have access to a business center and meeting rooms during their stay.
Are there any historical sites close to Holiday Inn Express Edinburgh City Centre, an IHG hotel?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Palace of Holyroodhouse (0.6 miles), The Real Mary King's Close (0.5 miles), and Edinburgh Vaults (0.5 miles).
Is Holiday Inn Express Edinburgh City Centre, an IHG hotel accessible?
Yes, it offers facilities for disabled guests. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.