$140 Avg/night
Rate based on Check-in: Jul 25, 2014 Check-out: Jul 26, 2014

Holiday Inn Express EDINBURGH CITY CENTRE

3 stars
PICARDY PLACE, EDINBURGH, EH1 3JT
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
3.8
out of 5
21 reviews
Good Stay!

My friend and I only had a few hours to spend sight seeing in the city, so we booked a room at the... See full review

  • MEO1
  • May 26, 2014
Ideal location for city sights

Had a very enjoyable stay at this hotel. Excellent position for visiting sights in city centre.... See full review

  • Pompey fan
  • Jan 14, 2014
All the modern comforts in a striking historic building

Holiday Inn Express Edinburgh City Centre is in a striking historic building in the Georgian New Town. The location is convenient for exploring the heart of the Scottish capital. Guests can shop on nearby Princes Street or watch big-name stars at the Edinburgh Playhouse, just across the road. The hotel provides a complimentary buffet breakfast and a stylish and comfortable lounge bar. Free wired and wireless Internet. Children under 18 stay free with parents.

Highlights
  • On-site lounge bar
  • Omni Centre across the street
  • Free Wi-Fi and high-speed Internet access
  • Children stay free
Rooms

The striking Georgian façade of the Holiday Inn Express Edinburgh City Centre is the historical face of a contemporary hotel. The 161 rooms have private bathrooms with bathtub and hairdryer, complimentary tea- and coffee-making equipment, cable/satellite television, pay-per-view movies, high-speed Internet, and fax connections. Rooms have work desks with desk-level electrical sockets. Buffet breakfast is complimentary. Some rooms have views of the historic city center or scenic Firth of Forth. Executive rooms and suites offer more space to relax.

Features

The Holiday Express Edinburgh City Centre has free breakfast and a lounge bar with an impressive choice of fine Scotch whiskies. The Omni Centre, with a cinema complex and a wide selection of restaurants and bars, is across the street. Princes Street shops and the business district are a short walk from the hotel. New Town's elegant streets and fine architecture are equally close. Edinburgh Castle and all the venues for the world-famous festival are within a short taxi ride.

 

Business guests can take advantage of the unstaffed business center and two well-equipped meeting rooms (maximum capacity 30).

Transportation
  • Waverley rail station (0.8 mi/1.3 km)
  • Edinburgh Airport (9.7 mi/15.5 km)
Nearby attractions
  • Edinburgh Playhouse (0.2 mi/0.3 km)
  • Edinburgh Zoo (0.6 mi/1.0 km)
  • The Royal Mile (0.7 mi/1.1 km)
  • Princes Street (0.8 mi/1.3 km)
  • Festival Theatre (0.9 mi/1.4 km)
  • Edinburgh Castle (1.8 mi/2.9 km)
Business
  • Two meeting rooms
  • Maximum capacity 30
  • Business center (unstaffed)
  • EICC (2.4 mi/3.8 km)

Hotel Map

55.9568 -3.1873
Nearby airports
Glasgow Airport, (GLW), 55.00, MI, E; Edinburgh Airport, (EDI), 7.00, MI, E;
Area description
Downtown, downtown

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Amenities

  • Free breakfast
  • High-speed internet
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
No smoking rooms/facilities
Pet friendly
Ice machine
Activities
Tennis
Dining
Free breakfast
Bar/Lounge
Services
Business center
Maid service
In-Room Safe
Car rental desk
FAX
Overhead projector
White board
Internet
High-speed internet
Parking
Parking
Accessibility
Accessible facilities
Room
Satellite TV
DVD player
Cribs available

Nearby points of interest

  • National Portrait Gallery: 0.3 mi
  • Calton Hill: 0.3 mi
  • Princes Mall: 0.3 mi
  • Edinburgh Playhouse: 0.4 mi
  • Royal Mile: 0.4 mi
  • Jim Garrahy's Fudge Kitchen: 0.5 mi
  • People's Story: 0.5 mi
  • The Canongate: 0.5 mi
  • St Giles Cathedral: 0.5 mi
  • Underground City: 0.5 mi
  • Princes Street: 0.5 mi
  • National Gallery of Scotland: 0.5 mi
  • Parliament House: 0.5 mi
  • Gladstone's Land: 0.5 mi
  • Cowgate: 0.6 mi
  • National Portrait Gallery: 0.3 mi
  • Calton Hill: 0.3 mi
  • Princes Mall: 0.3 mi
  • Edinburgh Playhouse: 0.4 mi
  • Royal Mile: 0.4 mi
  • Jim Garrahy's Fudge Kitchen: 0.5 mi
  • People's Story: 0.5 mi
  • The Canongate: 0.5 mi
  • St Giles Cathedral: 0.5 mi
  • Underground City: 0.5 mi
  • Princes Street: 0.5 mi
  • National Gallery of Scotland: 0.5 mi
  • Parliament House: 0.5 mi
  • Gladstone's Land: 0.5 mi
  • Cowgate: 0.6 mi
  • Writer's Museum: 0.6 mi
  • Canonmills: 0.6 mi
  • Holyroodhouse Palace: 0.6 mi
  • Scottish Parliament: 0.6 mi
  • Museum of Scotland: 0.6 mi
  • Pilrig: 0.6 mi
  • Outlook Tower: 0.6 mi
  • Holyrood: 0.6 mi
  • Scotch Whisky Heritage Centre: 0.6 mi
  • Dumbiedykes: 0.7 mi
  • Scott Monument: 0.7 mi
  • Royal Museum: 0.7 mi
  • Abbeyhill: 0.7 mi
  • Powderhall: 0.7 mi
  • Grassmarket: 0.7 mi
  • Edinburgh Castle: 0.7 mi
  • Easter Road: 0.8 mi
  • Trinity House: 0.8 mi
  • Georgian House: 0.9 mi
  • Stockbridge: 0.9 mi
  • Holyrood Abbey Church of Scotland: 0.9 mi
  • Lauriston: 0.9 mi
  • Warriston: 0.9 mi
  • Leith Waterworld: 0.9 mi
  • Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh: 1 mi
  • The Grange: 1.1 mi
  • Meadowbank: 1.1 mi
  • Meadow park: 1.1 mi
  • Dean Village: 1.2 mi
  • Fountainbridge: 1.2 mi

Dining

Lounge Bar
Our bar is a warm and friendly bar with booths aswell as chairs, you will find a wide selection of drinks aswell as whiskys, please ask our staff and they are happy to advise the strength and tastes of whiskys of your choice.

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
02:00 PM
Check-out:
11:00 AM

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use.

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Guest Reviews (21)

Ratings and reviews for Holiday Inn Express EDINBURGH CITY CENTRE

Overall score

3.8 / 5
5.01.0
21 out of 21
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4.5
Hotel staff:
4.2
Room comfort:
4.1
Location:
4.5
Value:
4.1

90% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Holiday Inn Express EDINBURGH CITY CENTRE

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
JP60084
Chicago
Aug 2, 2011

Two Nights

Pleasant stay.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Review of Holiday Inn Express EDINBURGH CITY CENTRE

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
JP60084
Chicago
Aug 2, 2011

Two Nights

Pleasant stay.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Review of Holiday Inn Express EDINBURGH CITY CENTRE

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Europe
Apr 21, 2011

Vacation Finally

The hotel was excellent. It was withing 10 minutes walking distance from the Royal Mile, shopping centers, and Edinburgh Castle. The staff was helpful in every way and we were never put out by them. We will be going back.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Review of Holiday Inn Express EDINBURGH CITY CENTRE

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Europe
Apr 21, 2011

Vacation Finally

The hotel was excellent. It was withing 10 minutes walking distance from the Royal Mile, shopping centers, and Edinburgh Castle. The staff was helpful in every way and we were never put out by them. We will be going back.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Review of Holiday Inn Express EDINBURGH CITY CENTRE

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Orange County, California
Feb 27, 2011

Great location

Great location - close to Princess street, bus station and rail station. Breakfast is included in the price - it was great, but it closes at 9:30 AM on week day, so missed it once. Rooms are spacious, there is TV, hair dryer and most importantly FREE Internet

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Review of Holiday Inn Express EDINBURGH CITY CENTRE

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Orange County, California
Feb 27, 2011

Great location

Great location - close to Princess street, bus station and rail station. Breakfast is included in the price - it was great, but it closes at 9:30 AM on week day, so missed it once. Rooms are spacious, there is TV, hair dryer and most importantly FREE Internet

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Review of Holiday Inn Express EDINBURGH CITY CENTRE

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Canada
Nov 28, 2010

Unbeatable location for the price!!!

Hotel location was unbeatable malls restaurants movies and sight seeing were all within walking distance of the hotel! The contential breakfast was amazing! Satff was very friendly and always willing to help!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Review of Holiday Inn Express EDINBURGH CITY CENTRE

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Canada
Nov 28, 2010

Unbeatable location for the price!!!

Hotel location was unbeatable malls restaurants movies and sight seeing were all within walking distance of the hotel! The contential breakfast was amazing! Satff was very friendly and always willing to help!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Review of Holiday Inn Express EDINBURGH CITY CENTRE

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
First Timer To Edinborough
Chicago, IL
Apr 6, 2010

PERFECT CHOICE - VERY PLEASED

This was a terrific location for us, close to the center of everything, very reasonable prices, well-appointed modern rooms, great front-desk staff and housekeeping. The first place I'll check for availability when I go back to Edinborough.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Review of Holiday Inn Express EDINBURGH CITY CENTRE

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
First Timer To Edinborough
Chicago, IL
Apr 6, 2010

PERFECT CHOICE - VERY PLEASED

This was a terrific location for us, close to the center of everything, very reasonable prices, well-appointed modern rooms, great front-desk staff and housekeeping. The first place I'll check for availability when I go back to Edinborough.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
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