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4.2 out of 5

"When we first checked in there were an unpleasant smell in our room but we were moved to another one. The reception staff did ask if we were ok with a ... " More

By a verified traveller on Mon 30 Sep 2019

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Hotel Description

Our customers tell us that they can't get enough of the comfortable rooms at Holiday Inn Express - Edinburgh City Centre. During your stay, you're just a quick walk from Princes Street. Free breakfast, free WiFi in public areas and a bar are available. This 3-star hotel has 161 rooms over 7 floors. Each room includes amenities such as free WiFi and a sofa bed.

  • Air-conditioned rooms with sofa beds, flat-screen TVs and coffee/tea makers
  • Free self-service breakfast served daily
  • Free WiFi
  • Enjoy drinks at the bar/lounge
  • Self-parking available for a fee
  • Amenities include free newspapers in reception, a front-desk safe and a business centre
  • Guests have great things to say about the comfortable guestrooms and the local sightseeing
  • Steps from Princes Street and Edinburgh Playhouse Theatre
  • Dogs welcome free of charge (restrictions apply)

Room, 1 Double Bed with Sofa bed, Non Smoking (With Sofa Bed)

Bed Count 1 Double Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Standard Room

Bed Count 2 Double Beds Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Room, 1 Double Bed, Non Smoking

Bed Count 1 Double Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Room, 1 Double Bed, Accessible, Non Smoking (Mobility)

Bed Count 1 Double Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Room, 2 Single Beds, Non Smoking

Bed Count 2 Single Beds Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Holiday Inn Express - Edinburgh City Centre ratings based on 21 verified reviews

Review Summary
4.2 out of 5 4.0 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.5 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.0 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Holiday Inn Express - Edinburgh City Centre

Everyone (9) Couples (3) Students (1) Family (5)
5 out of 5

Posted by on 2 Feb 2020

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Comment from Hotel Management

3 Feb 2020 by gsm

Dear guest, Thank you for scoring us with a 5. We hope that you have enjoyed your stay, and also we hope to see you again soon, so we will get another opportunity to serve you again in the future. Kind regards, Susan Craig General Manager

5 out of 5

Posted by on 1 Nov 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

5 Nov 2019 by Susan

Dear guest, Thank you for scoring us with a 5. We hope that you have enjoyed your stay, and also we hope to see you again soon, so we will get another opportunity to serve you again in the future. Kind regards, Susan Craig General Manager

4 out of 5
When we first checked in there were an unpleasant smell in our room but we were moved to another one. The reception staff did ask if we were ok with a room at the front because of the potential noise, but we didn’t find it a problem.

Posted by on 30 Sep 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

1 Oct 2019 by Susan Craig General Manager

Thank you for taking the time to review our hotel. I am pleased to hear that the staff moved you rooms as the first room was not up to standard and that you were happy with the room at the front of the hotel. I do hope that you enjoyed your stay with us while visiting Edinburgh.

5 out of 5
Hotel very central. Were at my daughter's for Christmas it's only 5 mins from her

Posted by on 27 Dec 2018

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4 out of 5
Good hotel in good location .only problem all the building work going on at the back .

Posted by on 13 Dec 2018

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5 out of 5

Good Hotel near to facilities needed

Pros: What we like about the Hotel is the family feel i.e. guests talking to each whether they have met before or not. We thoroughly exjoyed the breakfasts
Cons: Difficult to say because the hotel was carrying out upgrades prior to and during our stay.
Location: As mentioned early, there were lots to do locally such as visit Edinburgh Castle, shopping, choices of restuarants and public houses.
My Son and I had a very plesant stay at Holiday Day Inn Express. We found the accommodation comfortable and the staff very helpful. When requested that booked our tours as well as advise us on places of interest locally. I will definitely stay at Holiday Day Inn Express hotels on other visits to Scotland.

Posted by , from Essex on 22 Oct 2017

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4 out of 5

Good hotel in a great location

Pros: Mainly location, clean & comfortable
Cons: Potentially you could be put in a room beside the lifts & noisy passageway
Location: Good selection of restaurants & Pavilion Theatre across the road
A standard holiday inn, the rooms are very clean & comfortable. We were initially allocated a nom beside the lifts & busy passageway but complained it was too noisy, they moved us to a quieter room with no issue. The location of the hotel is a short walk from the station, beside an Italian restaurant we like & across the road from the Pavilion Theatre so well located.

Posted by on 13 Oct 2016

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4 out of 5

weekend break

Booked this hotel because it was close to the playhouse theatre. It was a very good experience and we would definitely book again. Only minus I could say would be that there was only one chair so not very comfortable for us auld yins. Staff were very helpful.

Posted by on 13 Jan 2016

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5 out of 5

Few days in Scotland

Hotel was nice and easy near Tram and bus, walk to shopping and etc... Some pubs was nice But bit disappointed no view at hotel

Posted by on 27 Oct 2015

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4 out of 5

Easter Trip

Great value for an Easter Weekend. Staff very friendly. Breakfast always busy just have to get up earlier!

Posted by on 10 Apr 2015

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About the Holiday Inn Express - Edinburgh City Centre

Location Picardy Place Top Of Leith Street, Edinburgh, Scotland EH1 3JT

Renovations + Closures

This property is closed from 31 March 2020 to 4 July 2020 (dates subject to change).

Property Features

You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. Free breakfast is served daily. WiFi is free in public spaces. There's an onsite business centre. The business-friendly Holiday Inn Express - Edinburgh City Centre also features multilingual staff, complimentary newspapers in the lobby, and laundry facilities. Limited parking is available for a fee and is offered on a first-come, first-served basis. This 3-star Edinburgh hotel is smoke free.

  • 161 guestrooms or units
  • 7 levels
  • Breakfast available (free)
  • Bar or lounge
  • Business facilities
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Express check-in
  • Express check-out
  • Staff members are multilingual
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Front desk safe
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • Television in lobby
  • Lift
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Laundry facilities
  • Sofa bed

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Self parking (surcharge) , Parking (limited spaces) , Offsite parking discounted rates available

Transport

  • Airport: Edinburgh (EDI) (13.8 km / 8.6 mi)
  • Train station: Edinburgh Waverley Station (1.6 km / 1 mi)
  • Parking: Self parking available for a surcharge

Room Amenities

Holiday Inn Express - Edinburgh City Centre offers 161 forms of air-conditioned accommodation with a safe and free newspapers. A pillow menu is available. 32-inch Flat-screen televisions come with premium digital channels. Bathrooms include a shower, complimentary toiletries and hairdryers. Guests can surf the web using complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and telephones. Additionally, rooms include coffee/tea makers and an iron/ironing board. Housekeeping is offered on a daily basis and hypo-allergenic bedding can be requested.

  • Separate bedroom
  • Pull-out sofa bed
  • Flat-screen television
  • Digital channels
  • Premium channels
  • Coffee maker
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding
  • Pillow options
  • Shower
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Newspapers (free)
  • Hairdryer
  • Safe
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Blackout drapes
  • Air conditioning
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Connecting rooms available

Food & Drink

Guests are served a free self-service breakfast on weekdays from 6:30 AM to 10:00 AM and at the weekend from 6:30 AM to 10:30 AM.

Accessibility

If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them in the special requests field on the booking page after selecting your room.

  • Accessible bathroom
  • Roll-in shower
  • In-room accessibility
  • Assistive listening devices available
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 2 PM
  • Check-in time ends at 11:00 AM
  • Minimum check-in age is: 18

Special check-in instructions:

Due to COVID-19 travel restrictions, this property can only accept bookings for essential travel or stays. You may be asked to provide evidence of this on arrival.

Check-out

  • Check-out by 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! Up to 2 children stay free when using existing bedding.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.

Pet Policy

  • Pets are welcome and stay free
  • Only dogs are allowed
  • Maximum 1 per room
  • Restrictions apply
  • For more information, you can reach out to the property at the number on the booking confirmation

Policies

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed. Tax ID - 244942395. Noise-free guestrooms cannot be guaranteed. Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification may be required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges. The tax ID number is 244942395. Noise-free guestrooms cannot be guaranteed.

  • Only service animals are allowed
  • Noise-free rooms not guaranteed
  • Service animals are exempt from fees/restrictions
  • Debit cards not accepted
  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • Property Registry Number – 10232579
  • Pets allowed (no fees)
  • Tax ID – 244942395
  • Number of children who can stay for free – 2

Fees

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Self-parking fee: GBP 13.50 per night

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

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You should know

  • Connecting/adjoining rooms are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property at the number on your booking confirmation.
  • To make arrangements for your pet, contact the property directly using the information on your booking confirmation.

National Rating

This establishment has received its official star rating from VisitScotland, the National Tourist Board for Scotland.

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