Holiday Inn Express EDINBURGH CITY CENTRE ★★★

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$64
avg/night
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Check-in: Feb 23, 2016 Check-out: Feb 24, 2016
4 /5
Overall score
93%
Would recommend
Amenities:
3.9
Cleanliness:
4.5
Hotel staff:
4.2
Comfort:
4
Location:
4.4
Value:
4.1
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Overview

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.

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.

Property 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).

Highlights

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

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)

Transportation

  • Waverley rail station (0.8 mi/1.3 km)
  • Edinburgh Airport (9.7 mi/15.5 km)

Dining

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

Recommendations for you

Guest score 3.9 / 5
$79
Guest score 4.2 / 5
$102

The Place

★★★★
Guest score 4.0 / 5
$56
Guest score 3.9 / 5
$60
Guest score 4.0 / 5
$63

Amenities

Featured

  • Free breakfast
  • High-speed internet
  • No smoking rooms/facilities

General

  • No smoking rooms/facilities
  • Pet friendly

Activities

  • Tennis

Dining

  • Free breakfast
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Coffee maker in room

Services

  • Business center
  • Maid service
  • ATM/Cash machine
  • In-Room Safe
  • Car rental desk
  • Porters
  • FAX
  • Gift shop
  • Overhead projector
  • White board
  • Florist

Internet

  • High-speed internet

Parking

  • Parking

Accessibility

  • Accessible facilities

Room

  • Satellite TV
  • DVD player
  • Desk with lamp
  • Hairdryer in room
  • Outlet adapters
  • Cribs available
  • In room movies
  • Sofa bed
  • Computer in Room

Reviews

4 /5 Overall score

93% Would recommend

  • Amenities: 3.9/5
  • Cleanliness: 4.5/5
  • Hotel staff: 4.2/5
  • Comfort: 4/5
  • Location: 4.4/5
  • Value: 4.1/5

weekend break

Would recommend Wed, Jan 13, 2016
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.

| N/A Couples

4 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 4 /5
  • Cleanliness: 5 /5
  • Hotel staff: 5 /5
  • Comfort: 4 /5
  • Location: 5 /5
  • Value: 4 /5

Few days in Scotland

Would recommend Tue, Oct 27, 2015
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

| N/A Family

5 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 4 /5
  • Cleanliness: 5 /5
  • Hotel staff: 4 /5
  • Comfort: 5 /5
  • Location: 4 /5
  • Value: 4 /5

Good trip

Would recommend Mon, Aug 24, 2015
The staff was really courteous & the hotel location was good..

| Panchkula Couples

4 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 4 /5
  • Cleanliness: 4 /5
  • Hotel staff: 5 /5
  • Comfort: 4 /5
  • Location: 5 /5
  • Value: 5 /5

Easter Trip

Would recommend Fri, Apr 10, 2015
Great value for an Easter Weekend. Staff very friendly. Breakfast always busy just have to get up earlier!

| N/A Family

4 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 4 /5
  • Cleanliness: 4 /5
  • Hotel staff: 4 /5
  • Comfort: 4 /5
  • Location: 5 /5
  • Value: 4 /5

Good Stay!

Would recommend Mon, May 26, 2014
My friend and I only had a few hours to spend sight seeing in the city, so we booked a room at the Holiday Inn Express in the City Centre since it was close to the main streets (Princes Street and the Royal Mile). The staff was very welcoming and understanding! After traveling for two days with no showers or beds, they said they would make the room available to us as soon as possible, which they did. The room itself was small (think quaint dorm), but there was no reason for anything bigger since there is much to do just a few blocks away from the hotel. Additionally, the bus station was right down the street, about a five minute walk, which was perfect for our bus in the morning. Also, this hotel had a free, continental breakfast, which was both tasty and filling. Overall, I would definitely stay in this hotel again!

Attractions

Go to the Edinburgh Castle...the views are amazing!

| Fort Wayne, Indiana Couples

4 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 4 /5
  • Cleanliness: 5 /5
  • Hotel staff: 5 /5
  • Comfort: 4 /5
  • Location: 4 /5
  • Value: 3 /5

Ideal location for city sights

Would recommend Tue, Jan 14, 2014
Had a very enjoyable stay at this hotel. Excellent position for visiting sights in city centre. Handy for Waverley rail station and Princes Street shops. Room very quiet on side of hotel. Would definitely stay again.

Dining

Try the Conan Doyle pub - good food and atmosphere

| Bolton le Sands. Lancashire Couples

4 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 4 /5
  • Cleanliness: 4 /5
  • Hotel staff: 3 /5
  • Comfort: 4 /5
  • Location: 5 /5
  • Value: 4 /5

Good deal

Would recommend Wed, Feb 20, 2013
Central location, clean rooms, and the free breakfast made this hotel worhwhile

| San Francisco, CA Friends

4 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 4 /5
  • Cleanliness: 3 /5
  • Hotel staff: 4 /5
  • Comfort: 3 /5
  • Location: 5 /5
  • Value: 5 /5

Good location, but very noisy

Would not recommend Thu, Dec 6, 2012
The location on Leith Walk is great, as it puts you in easy walking range of the train station, museums, the Royal Mile, and even the castle. My room, however, was exceptionally noisy, as any vehicular traffic noise resonates in the windows. This noise is out of proportion to what would be expected for that road. Additionally, the room was drafty, and overall not conducive to a good sleep. The Internet connection is abysmal. Like it or not, a good Internet connection is now frequently expected in hotels (especially ones costing this much). The verdict: Good location, but otherwise mediocre.

Dining

The Turquoise Thistle restaurant is a couple blocks away, and has excellent food. (It's located in the Indigo Hotel.)

| Baltimore, MD Singles

2 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 3 /5
  • Cleanliness: 3 /5
  • Hotel staff: 3 /5
  • Comfort: 2 /5
  • Location: 4 /5
  • Value: 3 /5

great location for a single traveler

Would recommend Wed, Sep 26, 2012
very centrally located, a bit of construction going on in front, which made for a difficult delivery. Seem to book many tour groups through this hotel, which they handle very well. A plentiful breakfast served daily and nice bar for beverages. Staff was very kind and helpful when needed. I was a single traveler and would definitely return to this hotel in the future. Price was right and location couldn't have been better!

| Park City, Utah Singles

4 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 4 /5
  • Cleanliness: 5 /5
  • Hotel staff: 4 /5
  • Comfort: 4 /5
  • Location: 5 /5
  • Value: 4 /5

Buyer Beware ! !

Would not recommend Sat, Jul 14, 2012
The Holiday Inn marque didnt hold up so well this time. The majoriity of the desk staff needed more training on Customer Service. Basically unconcerned. We found only 1 ice maker on the ground floor. It had what I would call 18 oz cups for your ice. We were seniors and my friend with a knee handicap,and stayed on the 4th floor. Room was small and no closets or dresser drawers. We were there for 6 days.What was there appeared to be a an open Media Center against the wall with nothing but offset shelves!!! (better not be taking your woman !) ...that was absurd. It was an attic room...basically a closet, with one window that appeared non-opening until we had to go down and ask them to open it. We certainly wont stay there again, nor recommend and will review any Holiday Inn very carefully, if at all.

| Washington state Friends

2 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 2 /5
  • Cleanliness: 3 /5
  • Hotel staff: 2 /5
  • Comfort: 2 /5
  • Location: 3 /5
  • Value: 2 /5

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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
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

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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