Holiday Inn Express City Centre - Edinburgh

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

 Free Wi-Fi

Free Wi-Fi in rooms

 Parking

Paid parking

 24-hour

24-hour reception

 Check-in/Check-out

Express check-in/-out

 Sports activities

Tennis court

Golf course

 Food/Drinks

Bar/Lounge area

 Meeting facilities

Business center

 No Smoking

Non-smoking rooms

Overview

Holiday Inn Express City Centre is a 3-star property in New Town district of Edinburgh close to a zoo, restaurants and pubs. Since 2004 the hotel has been offering accommodation in a 6-story building with traditional architecture and furnishings.

Due to ideal location in the center of the city, Holiday Inn Express City Centre guests will find St Cuthbert's Church, St. Giles Cathedral and Lothian & Borders Fire & Rescue Service nearby. Guests can get to Edinburgh city center, which is 1 km away.

The venue is a short walk to shops and a mall.

15 minutes' drive from Turnhouse airport and 10 minutes' walk to Edinburgh Waverley train station.

Rooms

There are 161 guestrooms featuring Family Double Room and Twin Room equipped with TV, free Wi-Fi, a writing desk, heating and a personal computer. The rooms feature warm colored décor and private bathrooms with a hairdryer, a bathtub and a power shower.

Eat & Drink

A breakfast is served in the bar. Hot drinks are offered in the lounge bar. The Pompadour by Galvin and Number One are located within 500 meters away.

Services

Business facilities feature a photocopier, a business center and an internet terminal.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for free.

Guest Parking

private parking is possible on site at GBP 13.50 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

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Paid parking
  • Express check-in/-out
  • 24-hour reception
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Safe deposit box
  • No pets allowed
  • Lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Elevator
  • Rooms/Facilities for disabled

Sports & Fitness

  • Tennis court
  • Golf course

Services

  • Car rental
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry

Dining facilities

  • Bed and breakfast
  • Restaurant buffet
  • Lobby bar

Meeting facilities

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

Children's facilities

  • Cribs available

Room facilities

  • Free Wi-Fi in rooms
  • Air conditioning
  • Heating
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Connecting rooms
  • Dressing area

Bathroom

  • Private bathroom
  • Hair dryer

Media

  • Paid movies/Video
  • Cable/Satellite television
  • In-room computer
  • Direct dial telephone
  • 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. 

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
    800 m
Airports
  • Turnhouse (EDI)
    10.9 km
  • Dundee (DND)
    56.0 km
Train Stations
  • Edinburgh Waverley station
    600 m
  • Bus stop
    200 m
Restaurants
  • Number One (cuisine: Scottish)
    490 m
  • The Pompadour by Galvin (cuisine: French, British)
    520 m
Ski areas
  • Midlothian Ski Centre
    1.1 km
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

Holiday Inn Express City Centre photos Room Twin Room Smoking
Twin Room
Bed type: 2 Single beds or Double bed
Size: 12 m²
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  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Private bathroom
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The room with private bathroom offers two Single beds, desk space. The room is for smokers.

Room facilities
    Holiday Inn Express City Centre photos Room Twin Room Non-Smoking
    Twin Room
    Bed type: 2 Single beds or Double bed
    Size: 12 m²
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    • Free Wi-Fi
    • Private bathroom
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    The room with private bathroom offers two Single beds, desk space. The room is non-smoking.

    Room facilities
      Holiday Inn Express City Centre photos Room Double Room
      Double Room
      Bed type: 2 Single beds or Double bed
      Size: 12 m²
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      • Free Wi-Fi
      • Private bathroom
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      The room with private bathroom offers a Double bed, desk space. The room is non-smoking.

      Room facilities
        Holiday Inn Express City Centre photos Room Family Room
        Family Room
        Bed type: Double bed
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        • Free Wi-Fi
        • Private bathroom
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        The room with private bathroom offers a Double bed, a sofa-bed, desk space. The room is non-smoking.

        Room facilities
          Holiday Inn Express City Centre photos Room Double Accessible Non-Smoking
          Double Accessible Room
          Bed type: 2 Single beds or Double bed
          Size: 12 m²
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          • Free Wi-Fi
          • Private bathroom
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          The room with private accessible bathroom offers a Double bed, desk space. The room is non-smoking.

          Room facilities
            Holiday Inn Express City Centre photos Room Double Accessible Smoking
            Double Accessible Room
            Bed type: 2 Single beds or Double bed
            Size: 12 m²
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            • Free Wi-Fi
            • Private bathroom
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            The room with private accessible bathroom offers a Double bed, desk space. The room is for smokers.

            Room facilities
              Holiday Inn Express City Centre photos Room Standard Room
              Standard Room
              Bed type: 2 Single beds or Double bed
              Size: 12 m²
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              • Free Wi-Fi
              • Private bathroom
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              This is the best meeting guests requirements room available on arrival.

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                How to reach hotel

                hotel Holiday Inn Express City Centre - Edinburgh Edinburgh location
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                Hotel Address:

                Picardy Place, Edinburgh, United Kingdom, EH1 3JT

                Get directions
                City Center
                • Edinburgh
                  800 m
                Airports
                • Turnhouse (EDI)
                  10.9 km
                • Dundee (DND)
                  56.0 km
                Train Stations
                • Edinburgh Waverley station
                  600 m
                • Bus stop
                  200 m
                Restaurants
                • Number One (cuisine: Scottish)
                  490 m
                • The Pompadour by Galvin (cuisine: French, British)
                  520 m
                Ski areas
                • Midlothian Ski Centre
                  1.1 km
                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 City Centre

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

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                Holiday Inn Express City Centre Location

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                What's nearby

                Tourist attractions

                • Edinburgh Playhouse - 100 m
                • Edinburgh Printmakers - 100 m
                • Doggerfisher Art Gallery - 200 m
                • Arthurs Seat - 600 m
                • edinburgh festival fringe - 700 m

                Popular areas

                • Omni Centre Edinburgh - 100 m

                Places of interest

                • St Mary's Metropolitan Cathedral - 100 m
                • Nelson's Monument - 200 m
                • Saint Mary's Catholic Cathedral House - 200 m
                • Elm Row Bus Stop - 200 m
                • Waterloo Place - 300 m
                • The City of Edinburgh Council - 500 m
                • Edinburgh Dungeons - 600 m
                • Nelson Monument - 600 m

                Train stations

                • Edinburgh Waverley station - 500 m
                • Edinburgh Waverley station - 500 m

                Convention centers

                • Omni Centre - 100 m
                • Camera Obscura and World of Illusions - 200 m

                Shopping areas

                • Multrees Walk - 300 m

                Museums

                • Calton Hill - 300 m

                Theaters

                • Walkabout Jongleurs - 100 m

                Business areas

                • Multrees Walk - 300 m

                Local attractions

                • St Cuthbert's Church - 1.5 km
                  Lothian Road, Edinburgh
                • George Heriot's School - 1.7 km
                  8 Lauriston Place, Edinburgh
                • The Queen's Hall - 1.7 km
                  Clerk Street, Edinburgh
                • Royal Botanic Garden - 1.7 km
                  The Garden, Edinburgh
                • Institut Francais D'Ecosse - 1.7 km
                  13 Randolph Crescent, Edinburgh

                Near the hotel

                • New Town - 220 m
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                • Leith - 360 m
                  Edinburgh EH6Scotland
                • Waterloo Place - 400 m
                  Eastern extension of Princes St., Edinburgh
                • ScotlandsPeople Centre - 450 m
                  3 West Register Street, Edinburgh
                • Mansfield Place Church - 330 m
                  East London Street, Edinburgh
                • Calton Hill - 470 m
                  off Regent Road, Edinburgh
                • Scottish National Portrait Gallery - 480 m
                  1 Queen St., Edinburgh

                Restaurants nearby

                • Number One - 490 m

                  Address: The Balmoral Hotel
                  Phone: 01315576727

                  79% likes this, based on 460 reviews
                  Cuisine: Scottish
                  Price Range: CAD 124 - CAD 165

                • Bar Frizzante - 670 m

                  Address: 95 Lothian Road
                  Phone: 01312297788

                  82% likes this, based on 199 reviews
                  Cuisine: Italian
                  Price Range: CAD 2 - CAD 139

                • Dubh Prais - 750 m

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

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

                • The Pompadour by Galvin - 520 m

                  Address: Princes Street
                  Phone: +44 131 222 8975

                  76% likes this, based on 125 reviews
                  Cuisine: French, British
                  Price Range: CAD 128 - CAD 420

                • Wedgwood The Restaurant - 730 m

                  Address: 267 Canongate
                  Phone: 0131 558 8737

                  83% likes this, based on 954 reviews
                  Price Range: CAD 42 - CAD 119

                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 City Centre

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

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                Holiday Inn Express City Centre Reviews

                Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Holiday Inn Express 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 City Centre - Edinburgh Edinburgh location
                Show big map »

                Hotel Address:

                Picardy Place, Edinburgh, United Kingdom, EH1 3JT

                Get directions
                City Center
                • Edinburgh
                  800 m
                Airports
                • Turnhouse (EDI)
                  10.9 km
                • Dundee (DND)
                  56.0 km
                Train Stations
                • Edinburgh Waverley station
                  600 m
                • Bus stop
                  200 m
                Restaurants
                • Number One (cuisine: Scottish)
                  490 m
                • The Pompadour by Galvin (cuisine: French, British)
                  520 m
                Ski areas
                • Midlothian Ski Centre
                  1.1 km
                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 City Centre

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

                Use Badge