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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Location is excellent , staff very helpful , rooms adequate ,only down sides are the house keeping and the breakfast experience . On the house keeping there seemed to be a total reluctance to re stock items such as toilet rolls, shower gel , tissues , coffee and I think with the hotel appearing to be full constantly , the... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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39 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Booked with friends for one over night stay at bargain price of £70 for twin BB to visit German Market and Christmas shopping. Great location opposite Playhouse and Omni Centre. Approx 10 minute walk from Waverley train station and less to Princess Street, gardens and shops. Room was quite large, although friend's twin room was smaller. Beds very clean and... More 

Thank Carolyn K
Poulton Le Fylde, United Kingdom
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56 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

we stayed here for two nights this week and found the hotel ok for a short break and is about a ten minute walk from Waverley train station.The room was small but clean and the beds were very comfy.One thing we do think there should be is a shower mat in the shower as the base of the shower unit... More 

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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Had a great time in Edinburgh visiting the Xmas market and this hotel was the icing on the cake. So clean, comfortable and in a perfect location for all the city centre attractions. Very reasonably priced (£69 for a family room)and a lovely breakfast thrown in too. Staff were really helpful especially David on reception. Would definately stay again!

Thank Kay S
Derbyshire, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This hotel is fab if you want somewhere central and easy to use . It is very busy but was very quiet at night . Rooms are basic but clean nothing extra and small . We were on ground floor overlooking car park!!!! Ooo before I forget car park around back is very small only12 places I believe with 3/4... More 

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Thornhill, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Stayed here overnight when going to see Billy Elliot at Playhouse, on checking in were given the wrong room were moved after speaking to reception staff who implied the error was down to us,perhaps they should improve their website to ensure you get the correct information. Room was clean and adequate for our needs,breakfast was average & we had difficulty... More 

Thank Ruth W
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stayed here for the weekend for my husbands 40th. And we loved the hotel, the location was perfect, less than 10 minutes walk from Waverley station , just off the shopping district and walking distance to everywhere we wanted to go. Check in for us was earlier than the 2pm stated by a couple hours, but we were greeted warmly... More 

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Paris, France
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

On our arrival we had been allocated a ground floor room with courtyard view, when we had specifically requested a high floor, overlooking the street. When we asked for a change, they put us in a room specially adapted for the disabled (we are not disabled). All the fittings and furniture were at wheelchair height. We now know how the... More 

Thank M M
Craigavon, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I stayed at the Holiday Inn Picardy Place and had to ask a passer-by to carry my luggage up the front steps so I could actually get into the hotel to check in. There was no ramp nor facility to call staff to request assistance. Not impressed and won't be staying again.

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

Dear Jillian P, Thank you for your review. I am very sorry to hear about the shortfalls you experienced during your stay. Unfortunately due to us being an old Georgian style listed building we are not allowed to build a ramp or modify the existing structure. Please accept my sincere apologies for any inconvenience caused. Despite the feedback raised we... More 

Portrush, United Kingdom
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4 hotel reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The hotel looks great and is in a really great location. We got the tram from Edinburgh airport and this took us within feet of the hotel door. Check in was smooth enough. Our room was room 8 and it was in the basement so our window was actually lower than the road outside! We didn't worry too much but... 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 neighbourhoods 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 epicentre 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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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Breakfast
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
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  • Business Centre with Internet Access
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  • 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
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Edinburgh > Broughton & Calton
Price Range: $99 - $311 (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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“Beware of basement rooms: if you twitch the curtains, you become visible to passers-by.”
 of 5 bubbles 499MM, 26 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Perhaps ask for a room high up.....or choose a different hotel!”
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“Our room was at the back of the hotel and very quiet. The hotel though is on a busy road, so caution might be required.”
 of 5 bubbles GingeCat04, 1 Nov 2016 | Read review
“ask for a room facing the street not the back.”
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“Ask for one of the lower floors.”
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