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Holiday Inn Express - Edinburgh City Centre

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Picardy Place Opposite Edinburgh Playhouse Theatre, 1/4 mile East End Princes Street, Edinburgh EH1 3JT Scotland See on map
Free Wifi
Breakfast included
Air Conditioning
Non-Smoking Hotel
Multilingual Staff
3 Star accommodation
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We chose this hotel for its location, being just minutes from Waverley Station and Princes Street. Whilst you won’t get amazing views from this hotel you are centrally situated and despite being in the City at night we heard no traffic noise which was a...More

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Response from Mgtresponse, Front Office Manager at Holiday Inn Express - Edinburgh City CentreResponded 1 week ago

Thank you very much for such a kind review, I am glad to see that you enjoyed your stay with us and that the location was such a great asset to your exploration of Edinburgh. I hope that the next time you visit the area,...More

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Reviewed 6 July 2018

First there were no biscuits in the room but this is often the case these days so it's not a grumble. Secondly if you are coming to Edinburgh via EDI airport this is ideally located. Use the tram, it's a short walk from the airport...More

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Response from Mgtresponse, Front Office Manager at Holiday Inn Express - Edinburgh City CentreResponded 8 July 2018

Thank you for your recent feedback, I am glad to see that you enjoyed your stay and that the hotels location was such a great asset to your experience in Edinburgh. The Tram construction was plagued with delays, budgetary problems and lots of opposition but...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed here for 3 nights .I can't say anything bad about it because the room we stayed in was big, everything was tidy and clean, personnel very friendly etc. The only thing I could not really enjoyed was the breakfast. Considering the number of...More

Thank Carlo F
Response from Mgtresponse, Front Office Manager at Holiday Inn Express - Edinburgh City CentreResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your recent feedback, Sadly i can completely understand where you come from with the breakfast room size. Annoyingly this building was originally designed for office space, and the conversion to a hotel was not particularly easy. As it is a listed building,...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was our 2nd visit in just a few months. We like the location, welcoming staff, lovely clean recently decorated rooms and public areas, a great buffet breakfast included which has loads of hot and cold choices.More

Thank Gaye N
Response from Mgtresponse, Front Office Manager at Holiday Inn Express - Edinburgh City CentreResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you very much for such a wonderful review, I am glad to see that we have given you another lovely experience of the hotel and Edinburgh! The hotel's location has always been such an amazing aspect for our guests, more so since the addition...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Describe the service you experienced The hotel was easy to find and staff was helpful and friendly at check-in. The room was small - pretty tight quarters for us (2 adults). But was comfortable enough for a one night stay. I don't think I would've...More

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Response from Mgtresponse, Front Office Manager at Holiday Inn Express - Edinburgh City CentreResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your recent feedback, I am glad to see that you enjoyed your stay with us, albeit with a smaller room. Sadly as this building was originally constructed with office space in mind, the hotel has had to make due with the space...More

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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 ...More 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. Less
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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
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19 July 2018|
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Response from Edmonso | Reviewed this property |
Yes there is a hairdryer
Geoff L
29 April 2018|
Response from David F | Reviewed this property |
yes about a 10 minute walk
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29 April 2018|
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Response from Gaye N | Reviewed this property |
Yes it is about 10/15 min walk probably the best way to do it anyway as lots of construction work closing roads around hotel but ok for pedestrians
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"There were a few stairs but did have disabled lifts which were handy to send suitcases in. We were on 6th..."
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"Until some time in 2019 there's a construction site across the road so better make sure you get a room..."
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