$147 Avg/night
Rate based on Check-in: Aug 28, 2014 Check-out: Aug 29, 2014

Holiday Inn Express EDINBURGH CITY CENTRE

3 stars
Picardy Place, Edinburgh, EH1 3JT
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
3.9
out of 5
20 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; Edinburgh Airport, (EDI), 7.00, MI;
Area description
Downtown, downtown

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Amenities

  • Free breakfast
  • 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
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 (20)

Ratings and reviews for Holiday Inn Express EDINBURGH CITY CENTRE

Overall score

3.9 / 5
5.01.0
20 out of 20
Amenities:
3.9
Room cleanliness:
4.5
Hotel staff:
4.2
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4.5
Value:
4.1

90% would recommend to a friend.

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
Not Provided
Nov 1, 2009

Nice, modern, clean rooms. Excellent

Nice, modern, clean rooms. Excellent location and helpful staff. Parking limited but that's to be expected in a city centre. No street noise heard in room considering the location and current major road works in Edinburgh. Very pleased.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
No rating
Location:
5
Value:
3
Review of Holiday Inn Express EDINBURGH CITY CENTRE

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Charlotte
Not Provided
Feb 4, 2010

Lovely room. Very spacious and

Lovely room. Very spacious and clean. Would definitely stay here again.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
No rating
Location:
5
Value:
5
Review of Holiday Inn Express EDINBURGH CITY CENTRE

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
Scotland, United Kingdom
Nov 14, 2011

Had a great time

room was clean & tidy though personally I thought it was lacking storage space for clothes. Good breakfast - well laid out. Hotel was situated perfectly for our needs. Would definitely go back.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Money-saving tip: In Hotel

Were not told at checking in that there is a charge to use hotel car park only found out when checking out. Does not mention this on this web page!

Review of Holiday Inn Express EDINBURGH CITY CENTRE

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Pompey fan
Bolton le Sands. Lancashire
Jan 14, 2014

Ideal location for city sights

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.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Try the Conan Doyle pub - good food and atmosphere

Review of Holiday Inn Express EDINBURGH CITY CENTRE

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Louisville, KY
Jul 27, 2007

One Night in Edinburgh

We were inarentalcare and driving ourselves-and had quite a time finding this hotel. There were a lot of one way streets around it and really only one way in which to get to the front entrance to the hotel so that we could unload luggage. No parking available, was sent to a parking lot a couple of blocks away. Did get validated for a discount, but it did cost. The room was for three people. There was a nice double bed but an unfolded sofa bed for the third person. This was low to the floor and hard for the older occupant to get in. With the sofa opened there as barely room in the room for our luggage. The room awas pretty and clean, and they did (thank goodness)have working wifi. If in the city again, would probably find a hotel in a less congesting, more convenient area. ****I do have a question for someone! Why do none of the hotels in Scotland or England provide face cloths? Is that too much to ask?****

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
3
Location:
2
Value:
4
Review of Holiday Inn Express EDINBURGH CITY CENTRE

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
neil
Not Provided
Jun 10, 2009

Nice hotel. Had a good feel to

Nice hotel. Had a good feel to it. Rooms were reasonably spacious and modern. Staff very friendly and helpful. Would recommend this hotel.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
No rating
Location:
4
Value:
4
Review of Holiday Inn Express EDINBURGH CITY CENTRE

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Miss Fiona
South Yorkshire, UK
Feb 21, 2012

Fabulous city break

Fab city to visit, hotel in great central location, staff friendly, rooms clean and spacious, Breakfasts really good & more than substantial with no rush. Would recommend and certainly visit again

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

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
JessicaW
Taipei Taiwan
Mar 20, 2012

Great Location and breakfast

Lovely hotel Next time for sure will stay again in this hotel

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

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
mklouis
Park City, Utah
Sep 26, 2012

great location for a single traveler

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!

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

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
calgirl2013
San Francisco, CA
Feb 20, 2013

Good deal

Central location, clean rooms, and the free breakfast made this hotel worhwhile

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
5
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