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Holiday Inn Express - Edinburgh City Centre

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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

It's a Holiday Inn so you know what to expect. However there is no air conditioning and the windows are locked so it can get very hot in the rooms when the sun shines in Edinburgh. Just be warned that the free breakfast is a mad scramble of disorganised people elbowing each other to get the offered items. Also watch...

Thank Uel T
Arbroath, United Kingdom
Reviewed 28 January 2017 via mobile

Stayed last night for the first time. Check in was fast, friendly and efficient. Public areas in hotel all clean, tidy and well maintained. Reasonably priced well stocked vending machines and free ice machine near reception. Two lifts to all floors. Room very similar to Premier Inn rooms - great quality- plus added extras such as telephone, larger TV, free...

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

Thank you very much for such wonderful feedback. I am glad to see that your experience with us has been so positive and that the hotel as a whole has been beyond your expectations. I will pass on your feedback to my colleagues and Managers to show them that what we are doing, we are clearly doing it right. I...

Shanghai, China
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Standard Holiday Inn experience and a distance away from the crowded tourist hot spots. The front desk stuff is really helpful and follow through after check into the room. Simple breakfast but sufficient to start a day. Bed is soft and would advice you request for a hard bed if you do have issue.

Thank Septimuslow
North West England, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 days ago NEWvia mobile

Very conveniently located, close to the New Town, John Lewis and Princess Street, we had a very pleasant and quite room (205) overlooking the Hotel's car park. Spotlessly clean, comfortable bed, very good breakfasts and very helpful staff, what more could you ask for? Many good small restaurants within 200m for evening dining. We shall make a beeline for this...

Thank Jeff F
Thebes, Illinois
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We booked to rooms, a single and a double. Our son was in the single, which was at the lowest level, with a street-level window looking onto the parking lot. The room was typical of UK hotels - small and efficient. Our room was on the second floor. It was roomier, but still tight. The room faced the street but...

Thank Shapley_Hunter
Sioux City, Iowa
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I stay at the Holiday Inn Express City Center every time I visited Edinburgh, (about five times now). And I will stay there again the next time as well. Its a simple and clean place with a very friendly and helpful staff. I think its a good value for the money. The price is lower the other comparable hotels in...

Thank Jerri C
Reviewed 6 days ago NEWvia mobile

We had a pleasant 4 days stay at Holiday Inn Express, City Centre Edinburgh. Its well located with most attractions short-to-medium walk away. Rooms are spacious, clean & well maintained. Free Wifi worked very well. Breakfast buffet is elaborate. Front office service was good. The ice-machine wasn't working but reception promptly supplied ice from the bar. We liked such responsiveness....

Thank Ranjeet K
Tutbury, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Quick internet, car park close proximity to good food and drink good breakfast and very friendly staff. The bed was awesome !! My only criticism was general corridor noise but all in all a great stay.

Thank WBAH
Reviewed 1 week ago

The hotel is in a good location within walking distance to some fine pubs, restaurants, plus train and bus stations. The hotel staff was very helpful on all requests, and we enjoyed some drinks in the nice hotel bar with some engaging conversation with all of the bartenders. The complimentary breakfast was typical and met expectations. However, there were some...

1Thank Gary S
Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The hotel is located near the palace threatre and is down a one way street which can be tricky To find if driving . Note parking spaces is Limited in numbers . Bedroom was clean and adequate. Reception was easy

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

Thank you Pamela for the kind review, I am happy to see that you were happy with the hotel and its location. Sadly yes, parking and roads can be difficult, especially with any road works nearby making it even more confusing, but hopefully should you come back, the roads will have cleared up by then... in 2020 at this rate....

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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 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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  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Laundry Service
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
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: $167 - $460 (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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“Go to breakfast early to avoid manic humanity or go elsewhere.”
UelT, 19 May 2017 | Read review
“The sixth floor has the best views of the river Forth. Other floors have views of other buildings on the block.”
314jerric, 17 May 2017 | Read review
“Try to get a room away from squeaking floors and be careful with unsecured wifi.”
garysC3118SE, 10 May 2017 | Read review
“room 011 has very sqeaky and noisy floorboards.”
ekcouple2014, 29 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Quieter rooms to rear otherwise you get what you pay for. I chose it because of its proximity to the theatre.”
dopey45, 11 Apr 2017 | Read review
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