Holiday Inn Express Edinburgh City Centre

Picardy Place, Edinburgh, United Kingdom, EH1 3JT  show map
 3 stars
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Holiday Inn Express Edinburgh City Centre

Wi-Fi
Parking

GBP 15 per day

Luggage storage
24-hour

Late check-in

24-hour reception

Food/ Drinks

Restaurant buffet

Lobby bar

Laundry

Self-service laundry

Elevator
Meeting facilities

Business center

Overview

Holiday Inn Express Edinburgh City Centre is a 3-star attractive hotel offering a comfortable accommodation within easy reach of Edinburgh Castle, St. Giles Cathedral and Scott Monument. Featuring traditional architecture, the hotel occupies a 6-story building opened in 2004.

The hotel is conveniently situated in an entertainment area, close to a botanical garden and hills. The property is set a 10-minute stroll from Edinburgh center.

A theater, monuments and ramparts are set within walking distance.

Holiday Inn Express Edinburgh City Centre lies within 15 minutes’ drive to Turnhouse airport.

Rooms

Holiday Inn Express Edinburgh City Centre provides 161 guestrooms appointed with a dressing area, individual climate control, television with satellite channels, a sofa and Wi-Fi for a pleasant stay in Edinburgh. They are equipped with coffee/tea makers and a dishwasher.

Eat & Drink

A breakfast is served in the bar. Hot drinks are offered in the lounge bar. The Pompadour by Galvin treats guests with French, British and Scottish meals and is about 550 meters away.

Services

Residents will benefit from dry cleaning, 24-hour front desk and laundry.

Relax

Holiday Inn Express Edinburgh City Centre offers such leisure options as a golf course and a tennis court.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for free.

Guest Parking

private parking is possible on site at GBP 15 per day.

The personnel at the hotel speaks English, German, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Hungarian, Afrikaans, Estonian, Slovak, Slovenian.

Number of floors:   6.  Number of rooms:   161.

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Facilities

General

  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Wi-Fi
  • Paid parking
  • Safe deposit box
  • 24-hour reception
  • Late check-in
  • Express check-in/ -out
  • Pets allowed
  • Rooms/ Facilities for disabled
  • Public areas with access for disabled
  • Wheelchair access
  • Luggage storage
  • Elevator
  • Lobby

Sports & Fitness

  • Tennis court
  • Golf course

Services

  • Car rental
  • Self-service laundry
  • Dry cleaning

Dining facilities

  • Bed and breakfast
  • Restaurant buffet
  • Lobby bar

Meeting facilities

  • Business center
  • Meeting/ Banquet facilities
  • Business services
  • Fax/Photocopying

Children's facilities

  • Cribs available

Room facilities

  • Air conditioning
  • Central heating
  • Connecting rooms
  • Dressing area
  • Tea and coffee facilities

Bathroom

  • Private bathroom
  • Hair dryer

Media

  • Cable/ Satellite television
  • In-room computer
  • Paid movies/Video
  • Direct dial telephone
  • Radio
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor

Policies

Check-in

  • from  2 pm

Check-out

  • until  11 am

Children and extra beds

  • One child under the age of 18 may stay free of charge when using existing bedding. 
  • There are no extra beds provided in a room. 

Pets

  • Pets are allowed on request.

How to reach hotel

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Hotel Address:

Picardy Place, Edinburgh, United Kingdom, EH1 3JT

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City Center
  • Edinburgh
    2700 ft
Airports
  • Turnhouse (EDI)
    6.8 mi
  • Dundee (DND)
    34.8 mi
Train Stations
  • Edinburgh Waverley station
    2000 ft
  • Bus stop
    700 ft
Restaurants
  • Number One (cuisine: Scottish)
    1700 ft
  • The Pompadour by Galvin (cuisine: French, British)
    1800 ft
Ski areas
  • Midlothian Ski Centre
    3600 ft
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  2 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  11 am
  • Number of floors:
    6
  • Number of rooms:
    161

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Rooms and availability

Small Double Room
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Double bed

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Holiday Inn Express Edinburgh City Centre photos Exterior Hotel information
Standard Single Room
  • Room size:

    120 sq. feet

  • Max occupancy:

    3 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Single bed, 2 Single beds, 1 Double bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Free Wi-Fi
    • Shower
    • Private bathroom
    • Non-smoking
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  • General:Wi-Fi
  • Facilities for disabled
  • Work desk
  • Dressing area
  • Carpeted floor
  • Computer
  • Connecting room
  • Telephone
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Hair dryer
  • Toilet
  • Bedding:Sofa bed
  • Dining:Coffee/tea maker
  • Media:Satellite TV
  • Universal AC/DC adapters
  • Wake up service
  • Radio
Standard Triple Room
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    Sleeping arrangements for 3 persons

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Standard Quadruple Room
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    Sleeping arrangements for 4 persons

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Holiday Inn Express Edinburgh City Centre Location

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What's nearby

Tourist attractions

  • Edinburgh Printmakers400 ft
  • Doggerfisher Art Gallery700 ft
  • Arthurs Seat2000 ft

Popular areas

  • Omni Centre400 ft
  • Omni Centre Edinburgh400 ft
  • Camera Obscura and World of Illusions700 ft

Places of interest

  • St Mary's Metropolitan Cathedral400 ft
  • Elm Row Bus Stop700 ft
  • Nelson's Monument700 ft
  • Saint Mary's Catholic Cathedral House700 ft
  • The City of Edinburgh Council1700 ft
  • Edinburgh Dungeons2000 ft

Train stations

  • Edinburgh Waverley station1700 ft
  • Edinburgh Waverley station1700 ft

Shopping areas

  • Multrees Walk1000 ft
  • Multrees Walk1000 ft

Monuments and Landmarks

  • Nelson Monument2000 ft

Parks

  • Calton Hill1000 ft

Theaters

  • Walkabout Jongleurs400 ft
  • Edinburgh Playhouse400 ft

Public parking

  • Waterloo Place1000 ft

Local attractions

  • St Cuthbert's Church5100 ft
    Lothian Road, Edinburgh
  • George Heriot's School1.0 mi
    8 Lauriston Place, Edinburgh
  • The Queen's Hall1.1 mi
    Clerk Street, Edinburgh
  • Royal Botanic Garden1.1 mi
    The Garden, Edinburgh
  • Institut Francais D'Ecosse1.1 mi
    13 Randolph Crescent, Edinburgh

Near the hotel

  • New Town800 ft
    EdinburghScotland
  • Leith1200 ft
    Edinburgh EH6Scotland
  • Waterloo Place1400 ft
    Eastern extension of Princes St., Edinburgh
  • ScotlandsPeople Centre1500 ft
    3 West Register Street, Edinburgh
  • Mansfield Place Church1100 ft
    East London Street, Edinburgh
  • Calton Hill1600 ft
    off Regent Road, Edinburgh
  • Scottish National Portrait Gallery1600 ft
    1 Queen St., Edinburgh

Restaurants nearby

  • Number One1700 ft

    Address: The Balmoral Hotel
    Phone: 01315576727

    79% likes this, based on 460 reviews
    Cuisine: Scottish
    Price Range: USD 92 - USD 122

  • Bar Frizzante2200 ft

    Address: 95 Lothian Road
    Phone: 01312297788

    82% likes this, based on 199 reviews
    Cuisine: Italian
    Price Range: USD 2 - USD 103

  • Dubh Prais2500 ft

    Address: 123B High Street
    Phone: 0-131 557 5732

    73% likes this, based on 436 reviews
    Cuisine: Scottish

  • The Pompadour by Galvin1800 ft

    Address: Princes Street
    Phone: +44 131 222 8975

    76% likes this, based on 125 reviews
    Cuisine: French, British
    Price Range: USD 95 - USD 310

  • Wedgwood The Restaurant2400 ft

    Address: 267 Canongate
    Phone: 0131 558 8737

    83% likes this, based on 954 reviews
    Price Range: USD 31 - USD 88

Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  2 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  11 am
  • Number of floors:
    6
  • Number of rooms:
    161

Hotel Awards

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Holiday Inn Express Edinburgh City Centre Reviews

Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Holiday Inn Express Edinburgh City Centre

Average guest rating

7.8out of 10
Fabulous
Based on 142 reviews

Guest reviews

  • Older travelers
    9.6

    Staff on reception were very pleasant and helpful. The room had everything we required and were clean and comfortable. No complaints!

  • Older travelers
    7.4

    Staff were very pleasant and professional. Hotel served all our needs.

    The only thing "wrong" with our dtay was that the room was very hot even through the night.

  • Group of friends
    7.4

    Handy location, pleasant staff

    The breakfast room was exceptionally busy with a holiday tour so having a quick breakfast was an ordeal.

  • Older travelers
    7.4

    This hotel is in an excellent location in Edinburgh close to shopping,restaurants,public transport and touristic sites. The staff are friendly and pretty knowledgable about almost everything that tourists usually ask about.The rooms are pretty basic but comfortable. The showers are amazing! The breakfast served in the morning is very substantial and a really nice way to start the day. I have stayed at this hotel several times and would definitely reccomend it to others.

    This time I had a really nice room but there are rooms that are somewhat inferior especially the ones in the basement. I found them to be noisier,colder(I came once in the winter) and claustrophobic especially when you look out the window.

  • Older travelers
    9.2

    The left Luggage facility, which mean't we had the morning before catching our train without our luggage.

    The sausages at breakfast. Sorry - no taste

  • Group of friends
    7.0

    Good location, beds are very comfort and clean, hot water pressure is very good. Breakfast would be better to have some cheese and ham for people that do not like sweet or fried breakfast. For me was too much to have bacon and egg in the morning and some fruit salad would help otherwise everything was good. If I had to go again I will stay there.

  • Couple
    8.2

    great location,very near station and all attractions

  • Family with children
    9.2

    it was central to where we needed to be, very comfortable and had a breakfast facillity.

  • Couple
    8.8

    The hotel was a 5 minute walk from the train station and whilst we arrived prior to the 2.00pm check in - they kindly stored our bags allowing us to maximise our time in Edinburgh. The hotel is across the road from the theatre, cinema and many eating establishments. Tesco is also next door. The rooms were practical and had all you need a nice shower, clean and tidy bedroom and large tv. Free breakfast was included in our excellent price. The continental breakfast now includes 2 hot options (saus and bacon on alternate days along with scrambled).

    The organisation of the tables and busy food areas was the only small downside at breakfast time. We were also awoken at 2.00pm from a group of people who had clearly taken advantage of a Wednesday night drinks promotions night nearby

  • Family with children
    6.6

    The location was great, 10 minutes walk from the train station and surrounded by restaurants, pubs, etc. Room was also very clean.

    Breakfast was shambolic for a variety of reasons. Firstly, the food on offer was poor. Secondly, the size of the service area (very small) meant that you were forced to go round in a queue, meaning it would take 10 minutes minimum to get your food. Thirdly, old people were struggling with coffee and drink machines and there were no staff on hand to help, and last but not least, the dining area was far far too small to cater for the amount of people staying in the hotel, meaning that people had to eat their breakfast on tables with other families. I also saw two instances of people hitting each other and spilling their food and drink whilst trying to navigate the extremely cramped dining area. Unrelated to the breakfast, whilst the room was cosy, it was far too hot with no ventilation, although i don't think it was anticipated to be as hot as it actually was when i stayed at the hotel.

  • Older travelers
    10.0

    The room was warm and very comfortable with excellent en suite shower, good lighting, flat screen TV, plenty space, tea /coffee making facilities and in fact everything you would need for a short break

  • Group of friends
    8.8

    Great location walking distance from all shopping areas and close to a wide range of pub and resturants

    The breakfast was not up good and I chose to go else where and pay for breakfast even through it was included in the price

  • Group of friends
    9.6

    The location of the hotel was ideal, didn't realise how close it was to the theatre which was our main reason for staying at the hotel. The hotel was excellent and would definately stay again.

  • Family with children
    8.8

    My son who is 15 could stay with me. Place to keep luggage upon check-out.

    Almost did not get the room I booked which is Double with sofa bed. Fortunately, the reception staff tried her best to give me the room. Even though it was a smoking room but it was ok.

  • Group of friends
    10.0

    the room is perfect and is not far from the railway station. love the fruits and yoghurt offered in buffet breakfast. nice

How to reach hotel

hotel Holiday Inn Express Edinburgh City Centre Edinburgh location
Show big map »

Hotel Address:

Picardy Place, Edinburgh, United Kingdom, EH1 3JT

Get directions
City Center
  • Edinburgh
    2700 ft
Airports
  • Turnhouse (EDI)
    6.8 mi
  • Dundee (DND)
    34.8 mi
Train Stations
  • Edinburgh Waverley station
    2000 ft
  • Bus stop
    700 ft
Restaurants
  • Number One (cuisine: Scottish)
    1700 ft
  • The Pompadour by Galvin (cuisine: French, British)
    1800 ft
Ski areas
  • Midlothian Ski Centre
    3600 ft
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  2 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  11 am
  • Number of floors:
    6
  • Number of rooms:
    161

Hotel Awards

UKHOTEL AWARDSRecommendedEdinburghHoliday Inn Express Edinburgh City Centre

According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as
Best Family Hotels in United Kingdom

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