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Holiday Inn Express - Edinburgh City Centre

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Initial impressions of this hotel are good as it is built into a stunning building facade. Reception, bar and dining area were modern, well maintained and very clean. Our room was to the back with views across the city to the Forth estuary. It was basic but, again, clean and well maintained with a very comfortable bed. Located at the...

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

As other reviewers have said, it's a stone's throw from Edinburgh Playhouse, bars and restaurants. Room 107 was clean, the bed and pillows nice and comfortable. Had a lovely night in Edinburgh. Peace and quiet shattered at 0630 on Sunday morning when a 7.5 tonne laundry truck reversed up alongside my window. I spent the next 30 mins listening to...

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

Dear cbk1006, Thank you very much for taking the time to write your comments and for gracing our hotel. I am happy to read you found the proximity of the hotel good for your travel needs. We make sure all of our guests have a rewarding stay at our property. I am elated to read you appreciated the comfort and...

Coldstream
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We checked in with very little hassle. We had a very nice room on the 4th floor looking towards the River Forth. We had tickets for the Playhouse Theatre so location could not be bettered. We will use this hotel again.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What you see is not quite what you get. On the outside, a Georgian facade with classical columns, swish street signs and glass doors. Going inside, rather indifferent, sometimes absent but efficient staff; a warren of modern corridors; small basic rooms with a clever bathroom door that you might find in a caravan and, in general, what you need, barring...

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

Hello kenis201, Thank you for your recent stay and for taking the time to write a review. While we are pleased to read that you liked the facade of our hotel, it is regrettable that the breakfast area and size of rooms was not to your liking. Please accept our sincere apologies for the inconvenience you had with the noise...

Leeds, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very attentive and helpful staff and generally a very enjoyable weekend. Location is superb and I was particularly impressed with the lovely thick curtains in the rooms that blocked out the early morning light. However, very disappointed with breakfast – in fact two of my friends went out for breakfast on the Sunday morning. The cooked breakfast consisted of scrambled...

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

Dear littlechris20, First of all let me thank you for taking the time to write your review and for sharing your experience about your recent stay with us. I am glad to read your positive feedback on our attentive and helpful staff, and liked the curtains in the room. However, I apologize your breakfast experience did not live up to...

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The staff were wonderful David made our stay helping us with all our needs.The location is perfect for visiting Edinburgh and will return in the furture.The hotel is warm , comfortable and clean would recomend this hotel tto anyone visiting edinburgh or for a drink on the way home.

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Sunderland, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Travelled up to Edinburgh and stayed at the Holiday Inn; perfect location opposite the playhouse and Omni centre. Staff were very keen to please at all times. The family room had a double and a sofa bed, and was cleaned and restocked every day.

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Doolin
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Staff were wonderful, so so friendly, and helpful. the room was lovely and warm.It was modern, and the bathroom/shower was lovely also. I would recommend it and the breakfast was fine too. There was an excellent Indian restaurant beside it, Just fab.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 21 February 2017 via mobile

I visited Edinburgh on business last month and stayed at the holiday inn express. Location wise, it was perfect, although finding the car park was a bit of a challenge. The hotel was clean and my room was particularly spacious. Value for money, the Holiday Inn Express was exceptional

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

Dear Alex C, Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback regarding your recent stay at Holiday Inn Express Edinburgh City Centre. I am pleased to know you were happy with the convenient location of the hotel and found your bedroom clean and spacious. We look forward to hosting you on yet another next business trip to Edinburgh!...

Borders, United Kingdom
Reviewed 19 February 2017

Stayed here 1 night in January, location ideal, right opposite Playhouse Theatre and lots to see and do nearby. Staff were very pleasant, room fairly basic but more than adequate for a short stay. As others have mentioned the TV had very limited channels. Not a major issue as we weren't there to watch TV but unexpected when staying in...

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

Dear pinkziggy, Thank you very much for your review. I appreciate your positive comments about our location, staff and breakfast selection. However, I am sorry for the limited choice of channels in your bedroom. Please accept my sincere apologies for any inconvenience caused. We look forward to your return! Kind regards, Kaisa Alikas Sales Manager

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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
  • 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: $126 - $316 (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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“Would avoid rooms on front of hotel as road is rather busy, we were on 6th floor to the rear so fairly quiet.”
 of 5 bubbles 428grahamj, 27 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Try to ask for rooms not on the top floor. Only one small lift gives access (unless you like stairs)”
 of 5 bubbles Jezrax, 10 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Room to the front and as high up as possible”
 of 5 bubbles Kettlebridge, 10 Mar 2017 | Read review
“no noise on 4th floor at back of hotel”
 of 5 bubbles p3aud, 18 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Room at the back is quiet but without a good view.”
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