Holiday inn Express Edinburgh City Centre, New Town (Princes Street), Edinburgh

PICARDY PLACE, TOP OF LEITH ST. Edinburgh EH1 3JT
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TripAdvisor Traveller Rating
Based on 2139 Reviews
4.0

Recommended for

  • Central location
  • Good for shopping
  • Good for singles
  • Great service
  • Family friendly

Hotel Info

Overview

FREE INTERNET ACCESS within our Business Centre. We now offer free access of 30 minutes per room per day. Simply ask at Reception for a voucher. Holiday inn Express Edinburgh City Centre is a 5 minute walk to Princes Street and a 10 minute walk to the Royal Mile. Located near the St James Shopping Centre and Edinburgh Playhouse Theatre. The hotels offers free luggage storage and has designated smoking bedrooms. All bedrooms and public areas have high-speed wired and wireless internet access provided by Swisscom. All rates include complimentary continental buffet breakfast for all persons. The hotel is within walking distance of Waverley Railway Station and St Andrews Square Bus Station. The Airlink 100 Bus goes from Waverely Bridge to Edinburgh Airport in 25-minutes. Holiday inn Express Edinburgh City Centre is located near Broughton Street, George Street and Queen Street. The hotel is across from the Omni Centre with a choice of restaurants and a Vue Cinema. This Edinburgh City Centre hotel is a perfect choice if you are looking for a base near Edinburgh Castle, The Real Mary Kings Close , Edinburgh Dungeons and Holyrood or for events at Murryfield Stadium, Corn Exchange, Hearts Football Club, Hibernian Football Club or Meadowbank Stadium.*Blue Badge holders and discounted NCP Car Parking - See below

At a Glance

Board basis explained

Board basis explained

...means that included in the price are all main meals, most drinks, which tend to be local varieties available during bar opening hours.

...means that breakfast, lunch and evening meals, are included in the price.

...means that your breakfast and evening meal is included in the price. In some cases you can choose to receive lunch instead of breakfast - the hotel will confirm this upon arrival.

...means that breakfast is included in the price.

...means that no meals or drinks are included in the price, but you will be provided with catering facilities in your accommodation to cook light meals.

...means that no meals or drinks are included in the price.

  • Nearest airport
  • Time zone UK + 0 Hour
  • Currency £ Pounds Sterling
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Facilities

Hotel facilities

Wifi

  • Internet access - wireless
  • Free Wi-Fi

Food & Drink

  • Bar/lounge
  • Coffee shop or café
  • Restaurant(s) in hotel
  • Free breakfast

Services & Shops

  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Express check-out
  • Luggage storage
  • Laundry facilities
  • Express check-in

General Info

  • Pets accepted
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • One meeting/conference room
  • Elevator/lift
  • Business centre
  • Conference center
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Check-out by 11:00 AM
  • Photocopy machines
  • Number of floors 7
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Total number of rooms 161
  • Air-conditioned public areas
  • Check-in time starts 2:00 PM

Room facilities

Room Amenities

  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Hair dryer
  • Alarm clock
  • Clock radio
  • Hair dryer (on request)
  • In-room safe

Internet, TV & Phone

  • Satellite television service
  • Internet access - wireless
  • Phone
  • Television
  • Cable/satellite television channels
  • Pay movies
  • Direct-dial phone

Rooms & Comfort

  • Rollaway beds available on request
  • Desk
  • Cribs/infant beds available on request
  • Climate control

Bath & Shower

  • Shower only
  • Shower/bathtub combination
  • Private bathroom
  • Nearest airport
  • Time zone UK + 0 Hour
  • Currency £ Pounds Sterling
  • Plug

Why book With AlphaRooms?

  • No booking fees
  • Includes taxes and charges
  • Proudly operating for 18 years
  • 500,000+ travellers away in 2016
  • 'Best Hotel Booking Website' 2016 & 17
TripAdvisor Traveller Rating
Based on 2139 Reviews
4.0

Recommended for

  • Central location
  • Good for shopping
  • Good for singles
  • Great service
  • Family friendly
TripAdvisor Traveller Rating
Based on 2139 Reviews
4.0

Recommended for

  • Central location
  • Good for shopping
  • Good for singles
  • Great service
  • Family friendly

At a Glance

Board basis explained

Board basis explained

...means that included in the price are all main meals, most drinks, which tend to be local varieties available during bar opening hours.

...means that breakfast, lunch and evening meals, are included in the price.

...means that your breakfast and evening meal is included in the price. In some cases you can choose to receive lunch instead of breakfast - the hotel will confirm this upon arrival.

...means that breakfast is included in the price.

...means that no meals or drinks are included in the price, but you will be provided with catering facilities in your accommodation to cook light meals.

...means that no meals or drinks are included in the price.

Location

Attractions Nearby

  • Edinburgh Playhouse Theatre 0.02 miles
  • Omni Centre Edinburgh 0.03 miles
  • Calton Hill 0.20 miles
  • Nelson Monument 0.20 miles
  • Multrees Walk 0.24 miles
  • Waterloo Place 0.24 miles
  • St. Andrew Square 0.28 miles
  • Princes Mall 0.37 miles
  • Princes Street 0.41 miles
  • City Art Centre 0.42 miles
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Resort Info

New Town (Princes Street), Edinburgh

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Reviews

Holiday inn Express Edinburgh City Centre Reviews

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating
Based on 2139 Reviews
4.0

Recommended for

  • Central location
  • Good for shopping
  • Good for singles
  • Great service
  • Family friendly

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8/10 Great

12 September 2016

Nearly as good as previous visit

Having stayed here before we knew what to expect. Room was fine with everything you need. Breakfast was good. Only complaint we had was our room was on the ground floor next to back access door. From 6:30am we were woken with deliveries arriving and the buzzer sounding for access. A small fridge in the room would be handy.

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Location
8/10 Great

14 January 2016

City centre hotel

Enjoyed 2 days with a friend and the hotel was clean comfortable and the staff friendly and helpful. Breakfast was good and we will definitely be back. Well worth the train/coach journey.

The best thing about my stay was...

Edinburgh itself is amazing
10/10 Amazing

29 November 2015

Will stay again

Great location for shops, train station and Play House. Room was a good size, bed very comfy, plenty of pillows. Breakfast as really goods with lots to choose from. Only suggestion I have is that it would be nice to have a small fridge in the room.

The best thing about my stay was...

Location
8/10 Great

18 March 2014

Excellent location

Hotel in excellent location for shops, pubs, restaurants, theatre and bus routes.

The best thing about my stay was...

Free breakfast was a great start to the day. Everything was within waking distance and the room was basic but clean and perfectly functional.
8/10 Great

05 December 2013

Great stay in ideal location, friendly staff

Staff couldn't be more friendly and helpfull by keeping bags etc after check in/out, rooms clean. Only downside is it gets extremely busy at breakfast and had tow ait to get a seat for breakfast but it was Xmas period. Great location

The best thing about my stay was...

Great location and friendly staff
10/10 Amazing

06 May 2013

Amazing stay at the holiday inn express! Highly recommend it for singles and family's!

The holiday inn express was very easy to find once we got of the air-link bus on Waverley bridge. It only took about five minutes to find it. There was however a big hill to go down which was a bit if a mission on the return journey to princes street, Although You did get used to it after a few times of going up and down. The staff were very friendly and polite, the rooms were cleaned every day and fresh towels were left. The breakfast really helped start off your day and was very tasty. It was very central to everything, it was great for two young single ladies as it was close to some good bars and of course the shops would also be ideal for family's as even thou it was close to bars it was quiet and very safe place to stay :)

The best thing about my stay was...

We had two single beds in our twin room. They were extremely comfy the pillows and duvet cover were very cosy great night sleep after a day of sight seeing.
8/10 Great

22 November 2011

convenient location;comfortable room

My 22 year old daughter and myself made a quick trip to Edinburgh. The Holiday Inn Express of an easy walk from the train station. Check in was quick. Room was comfortable. Included breakfast was delicious. Would heartily recommend.

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Location
6/10 Good

09 December 2010

VALUE FOR MONEY

VERY GOOD SERVICE. EXTENDED CHECK-OUT TIME AT NO CHARGE. BREAKFAST OK BUT A BIT CONGESTED. FREEZING TEMPERATURES OUTSIDE AND ROOM HEATER NOT ADEQUATE TO HEAT ROOM SUFFICENTLY. HAD TO REQUEST EXTRA BEDDING. LOCATION VERY GOOD FOR EDINBURGH PLAYHOUSE AND SHOPPING.

The best thing about my stay was...

Location
6/10 Good

03 November 2010

Business trip

Good location, clean, comfortable. Friendly staff.

The best thing about my stay was...

Location
10/10 Amazing

12 April 2010

birthday trip

the best hotel ive stayed in for along time. exellent customer service they cant help you enough. friendly, just brilliant. hotel in superb location central to everything highly reccomend it.