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Holiday Inn Express - Edinburgh City Centre

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ayrshire
Reviewed 10 December 2016

Stayed at Holiday Inn Express to go and see Billy Elliot at the Playhouse. Hotel location was brilliant...straight across the road and we were able to get a parking space at the back of the hotel (short supply) due to arriving a bit earlier. Our room was ready when we arrived and we were able to get settled before going...

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IHGService, Guest Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Express - Edinburgh City Centre, responded to this review

Dear jacqui c, I appreciate your time to leave us your thoughts and opting to stay with us.Thank you for your kinds words about your visit particularly on our convenient location and the service rendered by our hotel staff members. On the other hand, it is regretful to know that your were not completely happy with the comfort of our...

Scotland
Reviewed 10 December 2016

I have Stayed here on numerous occasions because the standard of service is consistently good and the location is ideal. Check in staff very helpful, rooms very comfortable, bar service is good and breakfast is well presented, has plenty of choice and freshly cooked. My only concern is the car parking - not many spaces at the hotel and it...

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

Dear N_FScotland, Thank you for taking the time to review our hotel. I am happy to know you have stayed with us numerous times and it is great to receive your positive feedback regarding our bedrooms, staff and breakfast. I understand your concerns about car park, but due to us being a City Centre hotel within the capital of Edinburgh...

Elgin, United Kingdom
Reviewed 10 December 2016

Checked in at 2.30, room was ready, spotlessly clean and cosy, I had room 621, which had a wonderful view of the forth in the distance, great location and such friendly staff, we went down for breakfast at 8am, expecting it to busy, but it wasn't, food was well set out and cooked to a high standard, I'm very fussy,...

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

Dear Tracy Y, Thank you for your review Tracy. I am pleased to hear of your positive experience at Holiday Inn Express Edinburgh City Centre. I am happy to know you enjoyed the location of the hotel and found our buffet breakfast well presented and tasty. We look forward to providing you with yet another fantastic stay during your next...

Glasgow, United Kingdom
Reviewed 10 December 2016

Very local for a visit to the theatre, , the staff are very welcoming and go out of their way to make your stay an excellent one. Had a great nights sleep , followed by a fantastic breakfast. The room was very clean, and easy access with lifts close to reception. Although the hotel was busy, it still felt quiet....

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

Dear Duncan M, Thank you so much for your review Duncan. I am very pleased to see you enjoyed the convenient location of the hotel and found our staff welcoming and friendly. We have a great team working here and I know they will be delighted with your feedback. I also appreciate your kind comments about breakfast and bedroom cleanliness....

Sunderland, United Kingdom
Reviewed 8 December 2016

A good place to stay very close to the city centre. Staff friendly at the reception area and in the breakfast area. rooms clean and tidy. Breakfast on a self service basis. Very well laid out plenty to choose from and well cooked.

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

Dear TARTANANNE, Thank you for your kind feedback. I am pleased to see you found our hotel conveniently located. I also appreciate your positive comments about bedrooms, staff and breakfast. I most certainly will pass on your kind words to relevant departments. We look forward to hosting you again in 2017! Kind regards, Kaisa Alikas Sales Manager

Lytham St Anne's, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 December 2016 via mobile

Standard ok hotel. Clean, staff friendly. Room generally ok....wish had a better mattress...sleep was poor because of this...like sleeping on a trampoline. ..soft and springy. Will look forward to a decent night sleep at home. Good location. ..busy area...but quiet and not disturbed by outside noise

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IHGService, Guest Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Express - Edinburgh City Centre, responded to this review

Dear Richard C, Thank you for taking the time to express your thoughts and concerns. We are pleased you liked the location of our hotel and friendliness of our staff. We are sorry for the discomfort you have experienced with your mattress. It is regrettable that we fell below your expectations. We take our guest comments very seriously and always...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 December 2016

The holiday Inn Express was very good for value, we had a ground floor room at the front but you could not hear the cars. It is a great location and when you stand outside and look to the left you can see the sea. Its a 5/10 walk to Princess street. The staff were helpful and friendly and the...

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

Dear ksp1966, Thank you for reviewing our hotel. I am pleased to know you were happy with the convenient location of the hotel and with your bedroom facilities. I am also happy to read your nice comments regarding our staff. I will make sure they receive your positive feedback. On the other hand I am sorry for the discomfort you...

Morecambe, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 December 2016

My husband and I stayed here for 3 nights and really enjoyed our stay. The hotel is in an excellent location, close to plenty of restaurants and an easy walk uphill to Princes Street. The room was large with a lovely comfy bed.The breakfast included was good and kept well stocked. All staff we came into contact were helpful and...

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

Dear 743mitch, Thank you so much for your review. I am delighted to know you enjoyed the convenient location of the hotel and found your bedroom spacious and comfortable. I am also happy to read your positive feedback regarding our breakfast and staff. I will definitely pass on your kind words to relevant departments. We hope to see you again...

Crawley
Reviewed 5 December 2016

This is a Holiday Inn Express, and it's in Edinburgh City Centre. It's not on the Royal Mile, so for Americans thinking that Edinburgh consists of nothing but Castles and Royal Miles, this might not be suitable. However, we got a warm welcome, with practical information about the hotel (which lift to use, where and when is breakfast, etc). Our...

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

Dear Samshltn, Thank you for your kind review. I am pleased to know you received a warm welcome on your arrival and found your bedroom spacious and functional. However, I am sorry to hear about the noise from next door. The sound insulation of the walls and doors are in line with the standards set in place by IHG and...

cork city ireland
Reviewed 5 December 2016

I stayed for i night on Thursday 1st December 2016 in room 316 which has very creaky floorboards but luckily the room above did not have the same problem. Nice clean functional room , very comfy bed with a good selection of pillows . Good location for the Tram service , the York Place stop is about 200 metres from...

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

Dear Kenrickfanily, Thank you for your review. I am pleased to see you enjoyed the location of the hotel and found your bedroom clean and comfortable. It is also great to read such positive feedback regarding our staff and I am sure they will be delighted with your comments. We look forward to hosting you on yet another business trip...

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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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  • 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 - $314 (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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