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Hertford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We were delighted to find that the hotel was only minutes away from where the tram from the airport stopped. You can get a return ticket for £8.50 . The staff at the hotel were so helpful and made our stay very enjoyable. The breakfasts were good , certainly very filling. Its location made it easy to access all the...

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

Dear MDHERTS, Thank you for your very generous review of our hotel. As you have stated, with the current tram line ending within a minute walking distance of our hotel has been a blessing for many guests and has made transport so much easier especially being in the city centre. I am glad to see that our location and staff...

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Terrible hotel. Unhelpful staff, extremely small rooms, bed was the most uncomfortable experience I've had would have been better out on the pavement. Draught coming through the window which made the room freezing!! And not to mention the overwhelming smell of CHEAP bleach that seemed to stem from our TINY bathroom! Oh and breakfast... Apple juice tastes like water.. Eggs...

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

Dear Emma O, I am sorry to read that you have found your recent stay with us as a terrible experience, it is never our intention or aim to have guests leaving this hotel feeling they have wasted not only their time, but their funds. Sadly this is a personal experience on your own stay, this is not reflected in...

Pewsey, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed for one night, well located hotel and good service and staff, standard HI layout and formula for the rooms althogh the bar and restaurant areas are a bit more interesting than usual due to the age of the building.

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

Dear Charlie L, Thank you for your very kind review, we appreciate the feedback and hope that we can welcome you back some time again in the future. Gordon Gibson Guest Service Manager

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great location, walking distance to Edinburgh Castle, the royal mile and lots of shopping/restaurants. If you are driving there, you probably want to call ahead and make sure there is a place to park since there are limited spaces at the hotel. Otherwise you have to pay to park somewhere like a metered spot or a parking garage. Pretty nice...

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

Dear Amber W, Thank you for your kind review, you have mentioned all the great things of this hotel and im sure many readers will appreciate it. I can confirm it has been some time since our last refurbishment, but thankfully we are due one and with some luck it will be completed prior to 2018. I hope we can...

Reviewed 1 week ago

We have used this hotel on numerous occasions as it is in a perfect location for the Edinburgh Playhouse and very close to the city centre. Rooms are comfortable and if you are on the front of the hotel it is surprisingly quiet considering the amount of traffic using the roads adjacent to it. Breakfast is excellent and there have...

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

Dear Richard S I am happy to read that our hotel has been, not just once, but on numerous occasions a wonderful experience for you. I am sorry about the smoking zone at the front of the hotel, this is unlikely to change, due to the removal of smoking room several years ago. With only 2 potential locations for smokers...

st. louis, mo
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great location, close to Tram and Train Station. Good facilities and within walking distance of major sights. Be warned, though they advertise laundry services on their site, it is sent out service and you should allow at least 2 days for return even if you turn it in the morning as they advise. The staff are wonderful!

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

Thank you Jawsk, for your kind feedback. Being so close to the city centre, our location is perfect for our guests, and im glad it was so for you too. I am sorry about the time delay with the laundry, due to being an Express limited hotel, we do not have the facilities to manage this on site, but thankfully...

glasgow, Scotland
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed at the hotel for a night with friends in December. The location is great, near the theatre and main shopping area, also the castle etc. Walking distance from the railway station. It is spotless and the rooms are usual holiday inn but the reception and bar are a bit more upmarket. Breakfast is fine. Planning to go back in...

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

Dear MagsB I am happy to read that you and your friends enjoyed your stay with us. We are glad to welcome you back with us in April, and hope that your experience then is even better. Gordon Gibson Guest Service Manager

Wickford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went to Edinburgh for the New Year, staying at the Holiday Inn was a very good anchor point. Lovely friendly and helpful staff nothing was any bother. We were near to local all amenities, buses trains,shops, places for eating. If you don't mind walking there's lots to do lots to see the old town is exceptional and worth a...

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

Dear Neece52 Thank you for your kind review, i am glad our location was so beneficial for you. I will pass on your generous feedback to my colleagues. Gordon Gibson Guest Service Manager

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Been to this hotel twice now and have booked my next stay for jan 2017. Me and my friend stay here when we go to theatre which is accross the road. Location is fantastic,hotel offers parking its great value for money and breakfast inc which was lovely. Staff very friendly and helpful.

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

Dear Michelle S, Thank you for your kind review Michelle. I am pleased to hear of your positive feedback regarding your visits. Location is one the key features of this hotel and I am glad you found it convenient. I also appreciate your kind words about breakfast and staff. I am sure they will be delighted by your comments. We...

Rockcliffe, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lovely hotel.Nice room and close enough to the centre for me to walk to.Nice clean room.Friendly staff.Very small car park where we were asked to pay £13 a night for,still probably cheaper than a local car park.Nice bar where we saw a trainee have a crash course in bar tending.Was quite bizarre.The breakfast area was heaving in the morning so...

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

Dear Alan b, Thank you for reviewing our hotel Alan. I appreciate your kind comments about our location, staff and the bedroom. On the other hand I am sorry to see that busy breakfast environment made you to choose alternative place, however should you stay with us again, you are more than welcome to enjoy your food in the comforts...

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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
  • Breakfast included
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Breakfast included
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
  • 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: $95 - $310 (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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“if you don't mind heights go to 6th floor to see the views”
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“For a quiet night - best to be at the back of the hotel. City facing rooms can suffer from street noise.”
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