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Holiday Inn Express Edinburgh City Centre

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Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Taxi service
Business Centre with Internet Access
Meeting rooms
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
24-hour front desk
Wifi
Bar / lounge
Breakfast buffet
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Express check-in / check-out
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Interconnected rooms available
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Flatscreen TV
Hair dryer
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Non-smoking rooms
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Carla P wrote a review Feb 2024
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I booked through Expedia for non refundable stay. I repeated need for room with twin beds. My confirmation arrived stating room type was on request only. They could not alter the booking. So I contacted the Reservation dept at the hotel directly, they listened to my issue and politely and kindly noted my file and guaranteed to me that I would receive the room type I needed. Great customer service. I can’t wait to thank them in person in August 2024
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Date of stay: February 2024Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Dear Carla, 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 your kind words. I will make sure to pass your comments onto the staff members. We hope that you will give us the opportunity to serve you again in the future. Again, thank you for choosing Holiday Inn Express, and if we can be of any further assistance to you, please do not hesitate to contact us. Kind regards, Yanis Kelemouridis Guest Service Manager
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gankor wrote a review May 2023
Selangor, Malaysia167 contributions93 helpful votes
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One of the best things about Holiday Inn Express is the excellent value they provide accommodating a family of four in one room, and with daily breakfast and housekeeping. This was a nice property in a heritage building. Our experience of Holiday Inn Express is that they have been consistently spotlessly clean and well located. Pros 1) Location - Our car rental company was just across the road, mini mart a few steps next to the hotel. Attractions in the New Town and Royal Mile all within walking distance including the railway station and Winter Wonderland. Shopping centre, F&B outlets nearby 2) Housekeeping, toiletries, coffee/tea for four replenished daily (unlike being in an apartment) 3) Daily buffet breakfast included in rate 4) Very kindly provided luggage storage when we went away to the highlands for 3 days Cons Beds could be bigger, more comfortable; pillows could be better; it is pretty much self-service (lugging your luggage up and down the few steps when you arrive and depart; going to reception to collect complimentary toothpaste if you need) - minor nice-to-have's. For the overall value, it is excellent.
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Date of stay: November 2022
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Response from , Owner at Holiday Inn Express Edinburgh City Centre
Responded 17 May 2023
Thank you very much for your recent feedback, I am very happy to see that you have enjoyed your stay with us and that we were a great asset to your experience of Edinburgh. I hope we can welcome you back again in the future for another wonderful time! Kind regards, Susan Craig General Manager Holiday Inn Express Edinburgh City Centre
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MinxiMC wrote a review Feb 2024
Epsom, United Kingdom496 contributions256 helpful votes
We stayed here for 2 nights mid week in February. We flew into Edinburgh airport & caught the tram to the hotel which was fantastic as the tram stops just outside the hotel. Our room was clean, practical & the bed was very comfortable. There is shampoo, body wash & soap in the bathroom & a hairdryer in the bedroom. There is also an AC unit to set the room temperature of your choice. The room rate also includes a buffet breakfast which starts at 6.30am which was great for us. The location of the hotel is a perfect base for exploring Edinburgh. We bought a 3 day tram pass & caught the tram to the Royal yacht Britannia. We also walked the Royal Mile from the hotel. In the evenings we enjoyed a free hot chocolate in the reception area before going to bed. We would not hesitate to return if we visit Edinburgh again
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Date of stay: February 2024Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 1 week ago
Dear Marion, 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 your kind words. The comfort and safety of our guests have always been our top priority and I am extremely pleased that you have enjoyed your time with us. We hope that you will give us the opportunity to serve you again in the future. Again, thank you for choosing Holiday Inn Express, and if we can be of any further assistance to you, please do not hesitate to contact us. Kind regards, Adam Rochowiak Senior Guest Service Manager
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185lizzie789 wrote a review Feb 2024
Dublin, Ireland14 contributions6 helpful votes
Fantastic location, with tram stop right outside the door (trams also brings you straight to the airport terminal for a price of just £7.50 per person). The rooms were clean, beds comfortable and staff very friendly and helpful. I would have liked a little more variety in the breakfast buffet but was advised by hotel that this is decided on Hotel Group level, so not something the hotel can be blamed for. Overall great stay, well recommend and stay again, whenever in Edinburgh.
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Date of stay: February 2024
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Responded 1 week ago
Dear Lizzie, 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 your kind words. The comfort and safety of our guests have always been our top priority and I am extremely pleased that you have enjoyed your time with us. We hope that you will give us the opportunity to serve you again in the future. Again, thank you for choosing Holiday Inn Express, and if we can be of any further assistance to you, please do not hesitate to contact us. Kind regards, Yanis Kelemouridis Guest Service Manager
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paul w wrote a review Feb 2024
4 contributions7 helpful votes
Stayed at this hotel for 2 nights on a Friday and Saturday. Room was at the front of the hotel on the third floor looking across to The Playhouse and The Omni Centre. Although the road was very busy, the triple glazed windows kept the noise out. Our room was very small and quite basic. No wardrobes and no drawers. Just 5 hangers on a rail and a few shelves. The bathroom was also small, with a very high step up to the shower tray. I tripped on it, getting in and out. Some of the sealant around the tray was mouldy and the shower hose was like a hosepipe hose, which kept getting kinks in it. On the positive side, the beds were very comfy and the breakfast was very good. The hotel was very clean although the carpets in the lifts need replacing. All of the hotel staff were lovely friendly and helpful. Location is very good, a short walk from the railway station and also from the start of the open top bus tours.
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Date of stay: February 2024Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 2 weeks ago
Dear Paul, 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 your kind words. The comfort and safety of our guests have always been our top priority and I am extremely pleased that you have enjoyed your time with us. We hope that you will give us the opportunity to serve you again in the future. Again, thank you for choosing Holiday Inn Express, and if we can be of any further assistance to you, please do not hesitate to contact us. Kind regards, Yanis Kelemouridis Guest Service Manager
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Louis C wrote a review Feb 2024
Margate, United Kingdom787 contributions313 helpful votes
Stayed for 3 nights. Very clean hotel and breakfast really good. Superb location to visit Edinburgh. Tram stop directly outside so way to get to from train station or Airport. The staff really helpful and friendly. Had a little issue with my holiday inn points and the staff went above and beyond d beyond to rectify. Thank you.
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Date of stay: February 2024Trip type: Travelled on business
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Dear Louis, 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 your kind words. The comfort and safety of our guests have always been our top priority and I am extremely pleased that you have enjoyed your time with us. We hope that you will give us the opportunity to serve you again in the future. Again, thank you for choosing Holiday Inn Express, and if we can be of any further assistance to you, please do not hesitate to contact us. Kind regards, Yanis Kelemouridis Guest Service Manager
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amanda wrote a review Jan 2024
6 contributions1 helpful vote
Beautiful place, beds are a dream to sleep in. Breakfast tasty and coffee machine in reception is Ideal 🙌🏻 close to center, everything is within walking distance so no need for taxis. tram for airport directly across road. Definitely be back
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Date of stay: January 2024
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Responded 4 weeks ago
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 your kind words. The comfort and safety of our guests have always been our top priority and I am extremely pleased that you have enjoyed your time with us. We hope that you will give us the opportunity to serve you again in the future. Again, thank you for choosing Holiday Inn Express, and if we can be of any further assistance to you, please do not hesitate to contact us. Kind regards, Adam Rochowiak Senior Guest Service Manager
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alan a wrote a review Jan 2024
Kilmarnock, United Kingdom129 contributions105 helpful votes
My wife and I had a wonderful stay here last week . The staff were all very friendly. We arrived last Monday and Yolanda helped us to get a first floor room as she noticed my wife had a stick. She was so helpful I was full of praise for her she went above and beyond. On Friday Emma helped us with our bags when we checked out. The breakfast is brilliant plenty on offer cooked or continental. The plus factor is this hotel is right across from the playhouse theatre. The tram stop is right outside as well . I’d highly recommend this hotel
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Date of stay: January 2024Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 5 weeks ago
Dear Alan, 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 your kind words. The comfort and safety of our guests have always been our top priority and I am extremely pleased that you have enjoyed your time with us. We hope that you will give us the opportunity to serve you again in the future. Again, thank you for choosing Holiday Inn Express, and if we can be of any further assistance to you, please do not hesitate to contact us. Kind regards, Arianna Amorosi Guest Service Manager
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chhowgego wrote a review Jan 2024
Gloucester, United Kingdom23 contributions4 helpful votes
I would recommend staying here 1000% - very reasonably priced and the staff couldn’t be more helpful. Breakfast was included (which is a treat in itself) and the selection was great. Absolutely spotless and very comfortable. Can’t believe how well priced it was!
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Date of stay: January 2024Trip type: Travelled solo
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Responded 22 Jan 2024
Dear Jan, 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 your kind words. The comfort and safety of our guests have always been our top priority and I am extremely pleased that you have enjoyed your time with us. We hope that you will give us the opportunity to serve you again in the future. Again, thank you for choosing Holiday Inn Express, and if we can be of any further assistance to you, please do not hesitate to contact us. Kind regards, Yanis Kelemouridis Guest Service Manager
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Bridget864 wrote a review Jan 2024
Manchester, United Kingdom127 contributions59 helpful votes
Stayed here for 3 nights Hotel very clean Staff friendly and helpful Staff work really hard during the breakfast service Breakfast was plentiful and nice Tea and coffee available throughout the day Tram stop - Picardy Place right outside. Cinema with a Nando’s Wetherspoons and slug and lettuce across the road Bed too soft for me Stayed in a room at the back of the hotel and could hear a constant hum of air conditioning units all the time you’re in the room even during the night
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Date of stay: January 2024Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 15 Jan 2024
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. Please know that your comments are extremely valuable to us. We use feedback, such as yours, to continuously make changes to our brand to improve the guest experience. We hope that you will give us the opportunity to serve you again in the future. Again, thank you for choosing Holiday Inn Express, and if we can be of any further assistance to you, please do not hesitate to contact us. Kind regards, Arianna Amorosi Guest Service Manager
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Frequently Asked Questions about Holiday Inn Express Edinburgh City Centre
Which popular attractions are close to Holiday Inn Express Edinburgh City Centre?
Nearby attractions include Escape Hunt Edinburgh (0.07 miles), Black Bull (0.2 miles), and Calton Hill (0.3 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Holiday Inn Express Edinburgh City Centre?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at Holiday Inn Express Edinburgh City Centre?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a desk.
What food & drink options are available at Holiday Inn Express Edinburgh City Centre?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, a lounge, and complimentary tea during their stay.
What are some restaurants close to Holiday Inn Express Edinburgh City Centre?
Conveniently located restaurants include Howies Waterloo Place, Pickles, and Mamma Roma.
Is Holiday Inn Express Edinburgh City Centre located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.2 miles away from the centre of Edinburgh.
Are any cleaning services offered at Holiday Inn Express Edinburgh City Centre?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Holiday Inn Express Edinburgh City Centre offer any business services?
Yes, guests have access to a business centre and meeting rooms during their stay.
Are there any historical sites close to Holiday Inn Express Edinburgh City Centre?
Many travellers enjoy visiting The Real Mary King's Close (0.5 miles), Palace of Holyroodhouse (0.6 miles), and Gladstone's Land (0.6 miles).
Is Holiday Inn Express Edinburgh City Centre accessible?
Yes, it offers facilities for disabled guests. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.