$65 Avg/night
Rate based on Check-in: Nov 16, 2014 Check-out: Nov 17, 2014

Holiday Inn Express EDINBURGH CITY CENTRE

3 stars
Picardy Place, Edinburgh, EH1 3JT
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
3.7
out of 5
15 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 (15)

Ratings and reviews for Holiday Inn Express EDINBURGH CITY CENTRE

Overall score

3.3 / 5
5.01.0
3 out of 15
Amenities:
3.3
Room cleanliness:
3.3
Hotel staff:
3.7
Room comfort:
3
Location:
4.3
Value:
3.7
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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
calgirl2013
Business
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
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
2 ex Veterans
Business
Washington state
Jul 14, 2012

Buyer Beware ! !

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.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
2
Room comfort:
2
Location:
3
Value:
2
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
JessicaW
Business
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
Trip purpose:

Business

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