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Holiday Inn Express - Edinburgh City Centre
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Reviewed May 28, 2014

This hotel is in a great location, close to the Royal Mile, Hollyrood Palace and the Edinburgh Castle all within walking distance. The hotel is beautiful and the staff very efficient. The only draw back was that we had room that faced the Picardy Place which was very entertaining to watch the people, but also very busy and loud, I'm not sure if there is a hospital close by but a lot of ambulances going by, at least 4 or 5 in one night, so if you would like a little quiet time, I would recommend you ask for a room in the back. Also, the beds were not very comfortable, very soft and lumpy.

Room Tip: Choose a room in then back if you want a quiet evening, or choose a room in the front if you would like to see all the action.
  • Stayed: May 2014, traveled as a couple
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Thank Peggy B
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Mgtresponse, Manager at Holiday Inn Express - Edinburgh City Centre, responded to this reviewResponded May 29, 2014

Dear Peggy,

Thank you for your review, I am very pleased you enjoyed your stay at our hotel and we certainly appreciate your kind words, we hope to see you again soon!

Kind regards,

Gemma Vincent
Sales Manager

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Reviewed May 28, 2014

This was by far the best Holiday Inn Express I've stayed in. The free breakfast was brilliant (the only Holiday Inn Express I've found that does bacon instead of sausages) and everywhere clean and well kept.

I especially like the way the hotel has been sympathetic in design maintaining the old façade so it doesn't stand out.

  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled on business
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Thank YorkshireCol
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Mgtresponse, Manager at Holiday Inn Express - Edinburgh City Centre, responded to this reviewResponded May 29, 2014

Dear YorkshireCol,

Thank you for your review however I am not sure whether you have the correct hotel as we do not serve bacon, only sausages.

Kind regards,

Gemma Vincent
Sales Manager

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Reviewed May 28, 2014

I am a regular business traveller and use Holiday Inns quite a lot. This trip was for pleasure and this hotel could not have suited us more. We travelled to Edinburgh by train (a journey I would also recommend). The hotel is only a short walk (downhill) from the station. We found the hotel clean and tidy and the staff friendly and helpful. Almost everything is within walking distance and if you want to go further afield there is a bus stop close by and Hertz car rental is right next door. If you're planning a trip to the Scottish capital you could not do better than to stay here.

  • Stayed: May 2014, traveled as a couple
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Thank Scott C
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Mgtresponse, Manager at Holiday Inn Express - Edinburgh City Centre, responded to this reviewResponded May 29, 2014

Dear Scott,

Thank you so much for such a wonderful review we are pleased you enjoyed your stay and certainly hope to welcome you again soon!

Kind regards,

Gemma Vincent
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Reviewed May 27, 2014

Decided to have a midweek break in Edinburgh which is not the cheapest place to stay, but got a good deal on this one. Staff were lovely, rooms good and clean as you would expect with a holiday inn. Breakfast loads of it and very fresh. The hotel is only a couple of minutes walk from all the attractions and there are a couple of really nice pubs on the street. All in all a very pleasant trip.

  • Stayed: March 2014, traveled as a couple
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Thank kefaloskid
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Mgtresponse, Manager at Holiday Inn Express - Edinburgh City Centre, responded to this reviewResponded May 28, 2014

Dear Kefaloskid,

Thank you very much for your kind review, good to hear you enjoyed your time in Edinburgh and indeed our hotel, we hope to see you again soon!

Kind regards,

Gemma Vincent
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Reviewed May 26, 2014 via mobile

We found this establishment to be clean, tidy, comfortable and helpful. We enjoyed breakfasts. They were not too busy and everything they offered on the menu was there. (Perhaps a tad warm up there though.) Rooms quite roomy and very comfortable and clean. Was close to walk to the Royal Mile and many other attractions. Would have been nice to have a mini fridge but at the end of the day we were there to be a tourist not hang out in the room. Close to tesco which was also great. We would stay again no question.

Stayed: May 2014, traveled as a couple
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Mgtresponse, Manager at Holiday Inn Express - Edinburgh City Centre, responded to this reviewResponded May 28, 2014

Dear Jo-anne,

Thank you for such a lovely review, we are very pleased you enjoyed your stay at our hotel, all feedback is shared with our team and I know they will be delighted with your comments.

Kind regards,

Gemma Vincent
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