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

Free Wi-Fi

Free Wi-Fi in rooms

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 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 Edinburgh 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

The rooms in Holiday Inn Express Edinburgh City Centre are fitted with coffee/tea makers, an in-room safe, a trouser press, high-speed internet and a personal computer. They are furnished with a warm colored décor.

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 conference room, a business centre and a photocopier.

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
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Paid parking
  • Paid off-site parking
  • Safe deposit box
  • 24-hour reception
  • Late check-in
  • Express check-in/ -out
  • No 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

  • Free Wi-Fi in rooms
  • 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. 

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

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Bed type: 2 Single beds or Double bed
Size: 11 m²
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        How to reach hotel

        hotel Holiday Inn Express Edinburgh City Centre 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 Edinburgh City Centre

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        Best Family Hotels in United Kingdom

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        Holiday Inn Express Edinburgh City Centre Location

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        What's nearby

        Tourist attractions

        • Edinburgh Printmakers - 100 m
        • Doggerfisher Art Gallery - 200 m
        • Arthurs Seat - 600 m

        Popular areas

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

        Places of interest

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

        Train stations

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

        Shopping areas

        • Multrees Walk - 300 m
        • Multrees Walk - 300 m

        Monuments and Landmarks

        • Nelson Monument - 600 m

        Parks

        • Calton Hill - 300 m

        Theaters

        • Walkabout Jongleurs - 100 m
        • Edinburgh Playhouse - 100 m

        Public parking

        • Waterloo Place - 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
          EdinburghScotland
        • 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 115 - CAD 152

        • Bar Frizzante - 670 m

          Address: 95 Lothian Road
          Phone: 01312297788

          82% likes this, based on 199 reviews
          Cuisine: Italian
          Price Range: CAD 2 - CAD 128

        • 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 118 - CAD 387

        • Wedgwood The Restaurant - 730 m

          Address: 267 Canongate
          Phone: 0131 558 8737

          83% likes this, based on 954 reviews
          Price Range: CAD 38 - CAD 110

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

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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
          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 Edinburgh City Centre

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

        Use Badge