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4.2 out of 5

"When we first checked in there were an unpleasant smell in our room but we were moved to another one. The reception staff did ask if we were ok with a ... " More

By a verified traveller on Mon 30 Sep 2019

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Hotel Description

Our customers tell us that they can't get enough of the comfortable rooms at Holiday Inn Express - Edinburgh City Centre. During your stay, you're just a quick walk from Princes Street. Free breakfast, free WiFi in public areas and a bar are available. This 3-star hotel has 186 rooms over 7 floors. Each room includes amenities such as free WiFi and a flat-screen TV.

  • Air-conditioned rooms with flat-screen TVs, coffee/tea makers and pillow menu
  • Free self-service breakfast served daily
  • Free WiFi
  • Enjoy drinks at the bar/lounge
  • Self-parking available for a fee
  • Amenities include free newspapers in reception, a front-desk safe and a business centre
  • Guests really like the accommodation for the overall comfort and cleanliness
  • Steps from Princes Street and Edinburgh Playhouse Theatre
  • Dogs welcome for a fee (restrictions apply)

Room, 1 Double Bed, Non Smoking

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
€43* Per night/room 15 Feb - 16 Feb

Room, 1 Double Bed with Sofa bed, Non Smoking

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Standard Room

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Room, 1 Double Bed, Accessible, Non Smoking (Mobility)

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Room, 2 Single Beds, Non Smoking

Bed Count 2 Twin Beds Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Holiday Inn Express - Edinburgh City Centre ratings based on 14 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.2 out of 5 4.0 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.0 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.0 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Holiday Inn Express - Edinburgh City Centre

Everyone (9) Students (1) Family (1)
5 out of 5

Posted by on 2 Feb 2020

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Comment from Hotel Management

3 Feb 2020 by gsm

Dear guest, Thank you for scoring us with a 5. We hope that you have enjoyed your stay, and also we hope to see you again soon, so we will get another opportunity to serve you again in the future. Kind regards, Susan Craig General Manager

5 out of 5

Posted by on 1 Nov 2019

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5 Nov 2019 by Susan

Dear guest, Thank you for scoring us with a 5. We hope that you have enjoyed your stay, and also we hope to see you again soon, so we will get another opportunity to serve you again in the future. Kind regards, Susan Craig General Manager

4 out of 5
When we first checked in there were an unpleasant smell in our room but we were moved to another one. The reception staff did ask if we were ok with a room at the front because of the potential noise, but we didn’t find it a problem.

Posted by on 30 Sep 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

1 Oct 2019 by Susan Craig General Manager

Thank you for taking the time to review our hotel. I am pleased to hear that the staff moved you rooms as the first room was not up to standard and that you were happy with the room at the front of the hotel. I do hope that you enjoyed your stay with us while visiting Edinburgh.

5 out of 5
Hotel very central. Were at my daughter's for Christmas it's only 5 mins from her

Posted by on 27 Dec 2018

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4 out of 5
Good hotel in good location .only problem all the building work going on at the back .

Posted by on 13 Dec 2018

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5 out of 5

Good Hotel near to facilities needed

Pros: What we like about the Hotel is the family feel i.e. guests talking to each whether they have met before or not. We thoroughly exjoyed the breakfasts
Cons: Difficult to say because the hotel was carrying out upgrades prior to and during our stay.
Location: As mentioned early, there were lots to do locally such as visit Edinburgh Castle, shopping, choices of restuarants and public houses.
My Son and I had a very plesant stay at Holiday Day Inn Express. We found the accommodation comfortable and the staff very helpful. When requested that booked our tours as well as advise us on places of interest locally. I will definitely stay at Holiday Day Inn Express hotels on other visits to Scotland.

Posted by , from Essex on 22 Oct 2017

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4 out of 5

Good hotel in a great location

Pros: Mainly location, clean & comfortable
Cons: Potentially you could be put in a room beside the lifts & noisy passageway
Location: Good selection of restaurants & Pavilion Theatre across the road
A standard holiday inn, the rooms are very clean & comfortable. We were initially allocated a nom beside the lifts & busy passageway but complained it was too noisy, they moved us to a quieter room with no issue. The location of the hotel is a short walk from the station, beside an Italian restaurant we like & across the road from the Pavilion Theatre so well located.

Posted by on 13 Oct 2016

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3 out of 5
Sehr nettes Personal, aber das Frühstück viel zu einseitig, immer dasselbe.

Posted by on 26 Nov 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

27 Nov 2019 by gsm

Thank you for taking the time to tell us about your experience in our hotel. Please know that your feedback is extremely valuable to us and we use feedback, such as yours, to continuously make changes to our brand and to improve the guest experience. We hope that you will give us the opportunity to serve you again in the future. Kind regards, Susan Craig General Manager Holiday Inn Express Edinburgh City Centre

4 out of 5
Nice room, hotel near the city center, windows could not open thats sad. Breakfast is nice but not extraordinary. All in all we like to stay in this hotel!

Posted by on 10 Nov 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

13 Nov 2019 by gsm

Thank you for taking the time to tell us about your experience in our hotel. Please know that your feedback is extremely valuable to us and we use feedback, such as yours, to continuously make changes to our brand and to improve the guest experience. We hope that you will give us the opportunity to serve you again in the future. Kind regards, Susan Craig General Manager Holiday Inn Express Edinburgh City Centre

5 out of 5
Petit Hôtel à 2 pas du centre ville. Facilité d'accès depuis l'aéroport avec le tram direct quasiment au pied de l'hôtel. Petit déjeuner agréable. Bon petit week-end

Posted by on 28 Oct 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

28 Oct 2019 by Susan

Dear Guest, Thank you very much for taking the time to leave a feedback on your recent stay at the Holiday Inn Express – Edinburgh City Centre and thank you for the kind words. I will most definitely pass your comments onto the staff members. I would like to thank you once again for your feedback and hope to see you staying with us again. Kind regards, Susan Craig General Manager

About the Holiday Inn Express - Edinburgh City Centre

Location Picardy Place Top Of Leith Street, Edinburgh, Scotland EH1 3JT

Renovations + Closures

The following facilities or services will be unavailable from January 8 2021 to January 31 2021 (dates subject to change):

  • Breakfast

The property is closed between 8 January and 31 January.

Property Features

You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. Free breakfast is served daily. WiFi is free in public spaces. There's an onsite business centre. The business-friendly Holiday Inn Express - Edinburgh City Centre also features multilingual staff, complimentary newspapers in the lobby, and laundry facilities. Limited parking is available for a fee and is offered on a first-come, first-served basis. This 3-star Edinburgh hotel is smoke free.

  • 186 guestrooms or units
  • 7 levels
  • Breakfast available (free)
  • Bar or lounge
  • Business facilities
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Express check-in
  • Express check-out
  • Staff members are multilingual
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Front desk safe
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • Television in lobby
  • Lift
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Laundry facilities

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Self parking (surcharge) , Parking (limited spaces) , Offsite parking discounted rates available

Transport

  • Airport: Edinburgh (EDI) (13.8 km / 8.6 mi)
  • Train station: Edinburgh Waverley Station (1.6 km / 1 mi)
  • Parking: Self parking available for a surcharge

Room Amenities

Holiday Inn Express - Edinburgh City Centre offers 186 forms of air-conditioned accommodation with a safe and free newspapers. A pillow menu is available. 32-inch Flat-screen televisions come with premium digital channels. Bathrooms include a shower, complimentary toiletries and hairdryers. Guests can surf the web using complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and telephones. Additionally, rooms include coffee/tea makers and an iron/ironing board. Housekeeping is offered on a daily basis and hypo-allergenic bedding can be requested.

  • Separate bedroom
  • Flat-screen television
  • Digital channels
  • Premium channels
  • Coffee maker
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding
  • Pillow options
  • Shower
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Newspapers (free)
  • Hairdryer
  • Safe
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Blackout drapes
  • Air conditioning
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Connecting rooms available

Food & Drink

Guests are served a free self-service breakfast on weekdays from 6:30 AM to 10:00 AM and at the weekend from 6:30 AM to 10:30 AM.

Accessibility

If you have any requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

  • Accessible bathroom
  • Roll-in shower
  • In-room accessibility
  • Assistive listening devices available
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 2 PM
  • Check-in time ends at 11:00 AM
  • Minimum check-in age is: 18

Special check-in instructions:

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Check-out

  • Check-out by 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! Up to 2 children stay free when using existing bedding.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.

Pet Policy

  • Pets: GBP 20 per pet, per stay
  • Only dogs are allowed
  • Maximum 1 per room
  • Restrictions apply
  • For more information, you can reach out to the property at the number on the booking confirmationService animals are exempt from fees.

Policies

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed

Tax ID - 244942395

This property accepts credit cards; cash is not accepted

Noise-free guestrooms cannot be guaranteed

Safety features at this property include a smoke detector and window guards

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification may be required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

The tax ID number is 244942395. This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted. Noise-free guestrooms cannot be guaranteed. For guests' safety, the property includes a smoke detector and window guards in all accommodation. This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place. Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F. Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitiser. Contactless check-in and contactless checkout are available. Individually wrapped food options are available for breakfast. The property affirms that it follows the sanitisation practices of the Clean Promise (IHG) guidelines.

  • Noise-free rooms not guaranteed
  • Service animals are allowed
  • Service animals are exempt from fees/restrictions
  • Staff temperature checks are not conducted regularly
  • Temperature checks are available to guests
  • Bed sheets and towels are washed at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F
  • Commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant
  • Property confirms they are implementing guest safety measures
  • Contactless check-out is available
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wear personal protective equipment
  • Debit cards not accepted
  • Protective clothing is not available for guests
  • Shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitiser
  • Property does not follow sanitisation practices of any association
  • Staffed front desk
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Contactless check-in is available
  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • Property follows a brand or regulatory agency's sanitisation guidelines Clean Promise (IHG)
  • LGBTQIA friendly
  • Property Registry Number – 10232579
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Individually wrapped food options are available
  • State tax ID - 244942395
  • Individually wrapped food options are available for breakfast
  • Number of children who can stay for free – 2
  • No gap period between guests' stays

Fees

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Self-parking fee: GBP 20.0 per night
  • Nearby parking fee: GBP 16.50 per night
  • Pet fee: GBP 20 per pet, per stay
  • Service animals are exempt from fees

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

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You should know

  • Connecting/adjoining rooms are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property at the number on your booking confirmation.
  • To make arrangements to bring your pet, contact the property directly at the number on your booking confirmation (please see the Fees section for related charges).
  • This property welcomes guests of all sexual orientations and gender identities (LGBTQ friendly).

National Rating

This establishment has received its official star rating from VisitScotland, the National Tourist Board for Scotland.

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