Holiday Inn Express Edinburgh City Centre

16-22 Picardy Place Edinburgh Eh1 3Jt Scotland, 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 13.50 per day

Luggage storage
Late check-in/ -out
Food/ Drinks

Restaurant buffet

Lobby bar

Laundry

Self-service laundry

Elevator
Meeting facilities

Business center

Overview

Holiday Inn Express Edinburgh City Centre is rated 3 stars and is placed about 1.6 km from Parliament House, Lothian & Borders Fire & Rescue Service and Royal Botanic Garden. Behind the Georgian facade of Holiday Inn Express Edinburgh City Centre lies standard interior.

The property boasts great location minutes away from Edinburgh Waverley train station. Thanks to a bus stop nearby, the hotel is well connected with other parts of Edinburgh.

This hotel is placed in Broughton district, known for a gallery, a castle and a theater.

Guests can reach Holiday Inn Express Edinburgh City Centre by car from Turnhouse airport in 15 minutes.

Rooms

The rooms in Holiday Inn Express Edinburgh City Centre are fitted with coffee/tea makers, satellite TV, a dressing area, a sofa and pay TV. They also comprise private bathrooms appointed with a hairdryer and a shower.

Eat & Drink

The dining options include a hot buffet breakfast served daily. Guests can unwind in the Relaxed Lounge bar with a favourite drink. Serving an array of dishes, Number One and The Pompadour by Galvin are just 500 meters away.

Services

The hotel offers laundry, 24-hour reception and dry cleaning together with a safe deposit box, a free car park and an elevator for guests' comfort.

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.

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
  • Individual air conditioning
  • Central heating
  • Free in-room safe
  • 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
  • Radio
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor

Policies

Check-in

  • from  2 pm

Check-out

  • until  11 am

Children and extra beds

  • There are no extra beds provided in a room. 

How to reach hotel

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

16-22 Picardy Place Edinburgh Eh1 3Jt Scotland, 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)
    1600 ft
  • The Pompadour by Galvin (cuisine: French, British)
    1700 ft
Ski areas
  • Midlothian Ski Centre
    3500 ft
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  2 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  11 am
  • Number of rooms:
    161

Rooms and availability

Holiday Inn Express Edinburgh City Centre photos Room
Standard Double or Twin Room
Bed type: Double bed
Size: 130 sq. feet
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Modern rooms each have satellite TV and free tea and coffee. Tiled private bathrooms all feature a power shower and a hairdryer. Request double/twin when booking.

Room facilities
    Holiday Inn Express Edinburgh City Centre photos Room
    Double Room Sofa Bed
    Bed type: Double bed
    Size: 130 sq. feet
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    Modern rooms each have satellite TV and free tea and coffee. Tiled private bathrooms all feature a power shower and a hairdryer.

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      Twin Room
      Bed type: 2 Single beds
      Size: 120 sq. feet
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      Modern rooms each have satellite TV and free tea and coffee. Tiled private bathrooms all feature a power shower and a hairdryer.

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        Holiday Inn Express Edinburgh City Centre photos Room
        Double Room
        Bed type: Double bed
        Size: 130 sq. feet
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        Modern rooms each have satellite TV and free tea and coffee. Tiled private bathrooms all feature a power shower and a hairdryer.

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          Holiday Inn Express Edinburgh City Centre photos Room
          Double Room Disability Access
          Bed type: Double bed
          Size: 130 sq. feet
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          Modern rooms each have satellite TV and free tea and coffee. The accessible tiled bathrooms all feature a power shower and a hairdryer.

          Room facilities

            How to reach hotel

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

            16-22 Picardy Place Edinburgh Eh1 3Jt Scotland, 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)
              1600 ft
            • The Pompadour by Galvin (cuisine: French, British)
              1700 ft
            Ski areas
            • Midlothian Ski Centre
              3500 ft
            Hotel information
            • Check-in:
              from  2 pm
            • Check-out:
              until  11 am
            • Number of rooms:
              161

            Holiday Inn Express Edinburgh City Centre Location

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            What's nearby

            Tourist attractions

            • Edinburgh Playhouse - 400 ft
            • Edinburgh Printmakers - 400 ft
            • Doggerfisher Art Gallery - 400 ft
            • Arthurs Seat - 2000 ft
            • edinburgh festival fringe - 2300 ft

            Popular areas

            • Omni Centre Edinburgh - 400 ft

            Places of interest

            • St Mary's Metropolitan Cathedral - 400 ft
            • Nelson's Monument - 700 ft
            • Saint Mary's Catholic Cathedral House - 700 ft
            • Elm Row Bus Stop - 700 ft
            • Waterloo Place - 1000 ft
            • The City of Edinburgh Council - 1700 ft
            • Edinburgh Dungeons - 2000 ft
            • The Edinburgh Dungeon - 2000 ft
            • Nelson Monument - 2000 ft

            Train stations

            Convention centers

            • Omni Centre - 400 ft
            • Camera Obscura and World of Illusions - 700 ft

            Shopping areas

            • Multrees Walk - 1000 ft

            Museums

            • Calton Hill - 1000 ft

            Theaters

            • Walkabout Jongleurs - 400 ft

            Business areas

            • Multrees Walk - 1000 ft

            Local attractions

            • St Cuthbert's Church - 5000 ft
              Lothian Road, Edinburgh
            • Institut Francais D'Ecosse - 1.0 mi
              13 Randolph Crescent, Edinburgh
            • The Queen's Hall - 1.1 mi
              Clerk Street, Edinburgh
            • Royal Botanic Garden - 1.1 mi
              The Garden, Edinburgh
            • George Heriot's School - 1.0 mi
              8 Lauriston Place, Edinburgh

            Near the hotel

            • New Town - 900 ft
              EdinburghScotland
            • Leith - 1300 ft
              Edinburgh EH6Scotland
            • Calton Hill - 1700 ft
              off Regent Road, Edinburgh
            • ScotlandsPeople Centre - 1500 ft
              3 West Register Street, Edinburgh
            • Mansfield Place Church - 1100 ft
              East London Street, Edinburgh
            • Waterloo Place - 1300 ft
              Eastern extension of Princes St., Edinburgh
            • Scottish National Portrait Gallery - 1500 ft
              1 Queen St., Edinburgh

            Restaurants nearby

            • Number One - 1600 ft

              Address: The Balmoral Hotel
              Phone: 01315576727

              75% likes this, based on 446 reviews
              Cuisine: Scottish
              Price Range: USD 94 - USD 124

            • Bar Frizzante - 2200 ft

              Address: 95 Lothian Road
              Phone: 01312297788

              82% likes this, based on 209 reviews
              Cuisine: Italian
              Price Range: USD 1 - USD 102

            • Gurkha Cafe & Restaurant - 2400 ft

              Address: 25-27 Cockburn Street
              Phone: 01312252832

              83% likes this, based on 425 reviews
              Cuisine: Asian
              Price Range: USD 9 - USD 24

            • The Pompadour by Galvin - 1700 ft

              Address: Princes Street
              Phone: +44 131 222 8975

              72% likes this, based on 105 reviews
              Cuisine: French, British
              Price Range: USD 94 - USD 309

            • Wedgwood The Restaurant - 2400 ft

              Address: 267 Canongate
              Phone: 0131 558 8737

              81% likes this, based on 974 reviews
              Price Range: USD 32 - USD 89

            Hotel information
            • Check-in:
              from  2 pm
            • Check-out:
              until  11 am
            • 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:

            16-22 Picardy Place Edinburgh Eh1 3Jt Scotland, 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)
              1600 ft
            • The Pompadour by Galvin (cuisine: French, British)
              1700 ft
            Ski areas
            • Midlothian Ski Centre
              3500 ft
            Hotel information
            • Check-in:
              from  2 pm
            • Check-out:
              until  11 am
            • Number of rooms:
              161