Holiday Inn Edinburgh4.0 out of 5.0
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Super convenient to and from EDI airport. Decent price.
The beds were large and comfortable. The temperature controls were perfect. I slept well. It's close to a bus stop that takes you to city center. Parking is free. Internet is NOT free.
Staff was the best and tried to meet every need. They even provided a no cost upgrade once they found out it was our Honeymoon. Food was GREAT and the Staff was very friendly. The Hotel is a little outside of town but that made it much more quite and the rest was better.
Very friendly staff, great location with bus stop in front of hotel, room was perfectly clean and setup with an extra twin bed for our daughter upon arrival. Great hotel!
After catching a plane 4pm local time, an 13 hour flight, 15 min express train, 2 undergounds, 5 hour train ride, and a 10 minute taxi I was ready to sleep. The Holiday Inn was very welcoming and helpful. I was able to get room service after 9pm and was aided in getting a taxi and with four enormous bags of luggage in the morning. They made a long trip easier so the next day I was refreshed for university. **one negative: Thin walls, but I have found this true of most European hotels I have stayed at.
We really enjoyed our stay at this hotel. They greeted us at the door, and gave our 4 year old daughter a balloon and treat! Check-in was very fast, and were very happy to find the room clean and as described. Great location with city bus stop directly in front of hotel so we were able to hop on and off all day! We would definately stay there again!
This was our final accomodation at the end of an over 2 week vacation. I selected it based on its proximity to the airport and to public transportation. There was a 'zip' bed (king size bed made of two twins) and a hide-a-bed. I have yet to understand why they cannot make the rooms a smidge bigger so one can get in and out of the beds without climbing over the END/FOOT of the bed. The hide-a-bed was much like my parents hide-a-bed which is nicknamed 'the rack' in my family. There was NO support at the foot of the bed - so it is not safe to sit on the end to do anything. This is much like the bed I had in 2006 in England. It must be a UK commonality based on this experience. There is no ice machine. There is NO shuttle to the airport (although I had seen it stated in more than one write-up of this facility.) Taxi service to the Edinburgh (Turnhouse) airport was £14 which I found to be quite reasonable since we had to be at the airport at the very early hour of 3:45 am. If you do not have to leave so early (after 6 am), there is an express bus to the airport from just outside the hotel for £3.50 one-way or £6.00 round-trip. The Holiday Inn food prices were unreasonable in my opinion. We walked across Corstrophine Road to another hotel with pub for dinner both evenings we stayed at the Holiday Inn. I also observed the 'rack rate/tariff' for this hotel. I would have been almighty unhappy had I paid that rate! [...] Bus service to downtown is absolutely the way to go as there are several road construction issues at this time (March, 2010.) I had been advised by a native that public transportation was the way to get around and based on what I observed - I could not agree more. I would stay here again, but I think I would get two rooms next time for my party as it would have made the stay a bit more enjoyable.
Upon check-in, the phone in my room did not work & the room was as cold as an ice box. The friendly staff quickly moved me into a different room where everything worked. Every call (including local calls & to the front desk) included a use charge. In general, the room was comfortable and clean. All staff were tremendously helpful.
The room price was reasonable, but the restaurants were extremely pricey, with slow service, and very few options. The front desk staff was helpful but hard to get a hold of if needed.
- Steps from Edinburgh Zoo
- Free parking
- Onsite dining
- Indoor pool
Holiday Inn Edinburgh places you next to Edinburgh Zoo and a short stroll from other popular sights like Spire Murrayfield Hospital. This 303-room, 4-star hotel has conveniences like an indoor pool, free self parking, and a health club. Near the airport, it's also near Murrayfield Stadium and Tynecastle Stadium.
Sit down for a leisurely bite to eat at the onsite restaurant, or enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. Savor a meal from the privacy of your room with 24-hour room service, or get a pick-me-up at the coffee shop/café. Start each morning off right with full breakfast served for a fee.
All 303 air-conditioned rooms provide sofa beds, coffee makers, and phones. Guests can expect WiFi, wired Internet, and 32-inch LCD TVs with satellite channels and pay movies. Bathrooms offer hair dryers and free toiletries, and beds sport pillow menus. Rooms also include desks.
At Holiday Inn Edinburgh, guests enjoy an indoor pool, a health club, and a spa tub. If you drive, take advantage of free parking. The front desk has multilingual staff on hand 24/7 to help with dry cleaning/laundry, luggage storage, and securing valuables. Other amenities at this family-friendly hotel include a sauna, WiFi in public areas, and 14 meeting rooms.