Rated 4.3 out of 5 by 189
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by eean23 Great and helpful staff with superb local knowledge
An excellent hotel close enough to city centre but far enough away to be quiet and peaceful all in all a lovely break away before Christmas
December 26, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 Generally good all round
Hotel nicely located for our needs. Staff in general very helpful and attentive.
Restaurant food good quality and reasonably priced.
As a rewards club member I was recognised as such and offered a complimentary drink on arrival.
My only real gripe is that the air conditioning in our room was very noisy.
December 21, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Allypal30 stormy outside calm inside
Stayed here on a very stormy night but Inside it was warm and peaceful
We were welcomed by friendly staff,enjoyed a good meal in the restaurant and slept well in comfortable beds.
We would definitely stay here again.Well Done!!
December 20, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by KevandSue Don't hesitate. Go there!
From the moment we booked to the time we checked out we received fantastic, knowledgeable service.
Lee on reception, Sylvia in the restaurant get a special mention.
We had bad weather, but a comfy, welcoming room made up for it.
Have already recommended to friends.
December 18, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 Made to feel genuinly welcome
Its not often you are made to feel welcome, let alone welcomed genuinely at a hotel when you are checking in, but I really was at this hotel. Thank you. This means a great deal when you spend a lot of your time in hotels on a weekly basis.
I only wish I could remember the receptionists name. (female)
December 16, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Navakh Perfect
As a Platinum member, I was upgraded to a mini suite. Room was excellent. Could not have asked for a better room.
December 15, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by 19becks47 very comfortable
We have stayed at this hotel 3 times and have always found it to be clean ,friendly and comfortable .All the staff we have encountered during our stays have been friendly and polite and nothing is to much trouble for them .The rooms are clean and comfortable at a reasonable cost ,What more can you ask .
December 14, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Back22 Staff very friendly and no problems with requests
Nice room and restfully stay.
Good meal in the evening with helpfull staff.
December 13, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by bees23 First class in every way
to be fair it was one of the best stays I have had great customer service from all and the best GM in Holiday Inns UK
The GM was on hand to welcome me as a valued guest and arranges a weekly cocktail drinks meetings to listen to customers on how they can improve the service
Without a shadow of doubt the GM at this hotel is in the wrong job as he should head up the UK business for IHG
A great stay and a team that care you your every need
Yo will not go wrong staying here for sure
December 12, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by bigdoog123 Comfortable beds with excellent breakfast choice
Good hotel with excellent staff and good breakfacst selection. Room could have done with a thorough clean (skirting boards were stained) apart from that it was good, although I have marked it as a con below. Excellent selection of channels of the flat screen TV, helped keep my grand daughter entertained before breakfast.
Poor parking availability! I arrived c20:00 on a Friday night for a weekend break only to find the car park was full. Whilts it is appreciated that there was a Xmas partyu on, I suggest that spaces should be reserved for IHG members (I am Platinum Elite) when they have confirmed reservations.
Location was good, a 15min bus ride to city centre.
December 12, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by MooCoo The staff make the difference between a good and an excellent hotel
I tend to stick to Holiday Inn when travelling because you know what you're getting.
However, the Holiday Inn Edinburgh City West is my favourite because of the attitude of the staff and management at this location. Always a friendly greeting and very courteous and always attempting to make your stay memorable. Particular thanks to Lee who is an excellent ambassador for the hotel.
The bar is nice and the food good also and if you're feeling adventurous, the bus into town stops adjacent to the hotel. The Far Pavilions Indian restaurant is 5 minutes walk down towards Stockbridge and is highly recommended.
Overall, a nice place to stay if you're away from home, or on a weekend break.
December 7, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by OldTownPaddler It was the Guests that spoiled our stay!
Our three night celebration break was excellent - until the last night!
I would like to compliment all the staff - front and back of house - for making this a (mostly) pleasant experience.
The staff cannot be blamed for our last night being ruined by other noisy, ignorant and inconsiderate guests on the fifth floor preventing us from achieving a decent nights sleep.
Unfortunately, the courtesy shown by the staff doesn't rub off on some guests!
We will be back - hopefully the idiots wont!!
December 4, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by 12string Excellent service from staff and excellent menu for dinner and breakfast
Only black point! Was water cistern or tank that kept filling and draining periodically from 4.30 onwards. Possibly Rommel 211 lies above Laundry? Next visit to stay I'll request different room.
December 1, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Lindy27 Good Service
Excellent room, good food. Very helpful staff. Convenient location for city centre. Would recommend.
December 1, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by CatMc Great stay
What a great wee escape!
We arrived and were greeted by Carmen who was fabulously efficient and booked us in very quickly.
Our room, we were upgraded to a mini suite, was beautifully clean and well maintained.
The breakfast was fresh and tasty and all the staff were pleasant and efficient.
I only had two issues:
1. There is limited parking, we had to be creative and park in front of the bins......others were parked in the fire muster point.
2. If you want a drink in the bar later on (we came in at 12.45 am) you need to have your room card verified with your credit card, which none of our party had, they don't take cash or credit cards only validated room cards :-(
All in all an enjoyable stay, we wouldn't hesitate to stay here again.
November 28, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by jm2903 ideal venue for surprise party
thoroughly enjoyed stay|(b & b) for nearby surprise party.fab views from hotel room and nice relaxed atmos.
November 27, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Fergyfistoney Great view and comfy beds
Rounded off a memorable visit to Murrayfield with a short walk and a comfortable stay at the Holiday Inn Edinburgh West.
The bar was a bit pricey but the rooms very nice with a great castle view!
November 27, 2013
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 Awful
Terrible hotel, won't be back. Cold rooms, uncomfortable bed. Unhelpful reception staff - not thanked or asked how my stay was on checkout.
November 25, 2013
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Mmawer Lucky coincidence
I am working in the area for a total of 5 weeks and have booked the hotel for all of those 5 weeks. On departure last Thursday morning I informed the reception that I had a booking for Sunday 24th nov for 5 nights and that unusually I would be checking in around 8am on the Monday morning as I am working nights, the lady on reception made a note on the booking and I went to work. Unfortunately my night shift for that Sunday got cancelled and a colleague of mine who is also staying at the hotel informed the reception on the morning of the 25th that I would be checking in now on the morning of the 26th. On doing this it was realised that my booking had been cancelled as a no show! I can only say that if I had turned up after having worked a nightshift and my booking had been cancelled I would have been furious, especially as I had taken the necessary steps to avoid this situation. I have contacted the hotel to let them know and was not offered much in the way of an apology and any assurances that this won't happen again tomorrow morning, this makes me nervous!
November 25, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Vagrant30 Fabulous views of Castle
Not our most enjoyable stay - couldn't get our preferred room (621) and one of the beds in the room we had was extremely hard - my partner and I had to swap half way through the first night!
Nevertheless, Edinburgh City West still remains our favourite hotel in Edinburgh and the views, particularly of the castle, cannot be bettered.
November 21, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by morrowm1 Great Service
From check-in to check-out this was a great experience. The friendly staff were efficient and couldn't do any more to help us. We enjoyed our stay so much we have already booked a longer stay in this hotel.
November 21, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Ivan05 top breakfast
one of the best breakfasts i have had top quality produce
November 21, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Prathi Excellent!
I really enjoyed my short visit to Edinburgh. The hotel was excellent in all ways. Close to the airport and City centre. Very friendly staff particularly the restaurant and bar staff. Great breakfast! Great view from the room with a fantastic bed. Will definitely visit again.
November 19, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by TRM1 Great hotel and very helpful staff
This hotel is fairly new and it is very nice not to have tired rooms! The staff were very good at looking after the guests and were always attentive. My stay was a real pleasure - thanks to all the staff!
November 10, 2013
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 Restraurant waiting staff
All appeared to be trained like robots, no individuality and no locals. Too pushy and were trying too hard to offer more, more.
No kippers for breakfast, staff did not know had to ask(chef?)
This is Edinburgh the capital of Scotland where kippers are a traditional element of breakfast, really amazing!
Really disappointed to see 10% service charge on meal!
Platinum card holder who will not return.
November 9, 2013
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Louise38 Comfortable bed but avoid restaurant food and service
We stayed here for one night after spending a week at other hotels (budget ones). It was definitely the poorest of the lot despite being the most expensive! The beds were very comfortable and it was quiet and clean. But the tv didn't work properly and even after having an engineer come out to mend it, the same problem still existed even though they said it was fixed. No CBBC or CBeebies for our 2 kids for the entire stay.
The restaurant had a buffet on the night we were there. It was a curry buffet and the beef curry was possibly the worst we've ever eaten. Very tough, cheap meat with some chickpeas thrown in and not much of a sauce. The service was dreadful and there seemed to be a lot of staff standing together without doing much, one of whom couldn't speak English (or Scottish!). It wasn't a particularly relaxing or attractive room and they sat everyone together despite plenty of space. The children had to wait a long time for their meals, and a ridiculously long time just for a bowl of ice cream.
I think this hotel survives on reputation of the Holiday Inn brand. There are much better ones out there. But if you avoid the restaurant it is bearable.
November 4, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by TeeandAre 2 night b & b + 1st night dinner offer
When I rang to inform we would be late checking in, we were advised to get a 44 bus from the train station as taxis are quite expensive. However we couldn't find the bus stop (it was dark and windy and we were tired# so had to pay £10 for a short taxi ride. The evening meal: the maitre d' didn't ask if we were on the 'offer' #he produced a bill for us at the end# and we also had to ask our waitress what on the menu was included in the price - we had to wait an unreasonable amount of time to be served initially and between courses #I did complain and we got a free drink#. We were having a drink inn the bar before retiring and the fire alarm went off - it was freezing outside, they eventually provided some 'silver foil' wraps, but there were lots of children in the hotel #1/2 term hols# so not enough to go around. We got the hang of the bus service #£3.50 all day pass# and found this great - it took about 10 minutes to get to Princes Street. The inclusive breakfast had a varied choice - as much or as little as you wanted and was very good, however dirty pots weren't cleared away to vacate tables.
November 4, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by fatsdp great for family breaks
very pleased with location and staff .Breakfast very good. Would have used the internet and the movie service but it was way too expensive. lots of hotels now offer free wi=fI £3.00 Per day would be ok and a fiver for a movie for the kids would be acceptable. Charge as much as you like for the adult stuff!
November 3, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Lancashirefamily Very clean,comfortable room,quiet at night
Stayed in a mini suite with our 2young children .was spacious and comfortable and very clean.had everything we needed.only improvement would be a curtain or door between lounge and bedroom to make it easier when putting children to bed early.breakfast ok but lots of things had run out at 9am when we got there which was frustrating.staff very welcoming and friendly in hotel and happy to help.free parking a bonus for Edinburgh.hotel near to our friends so suits us but approx 1.5miles to centre so bear this in mind if you want to be centrally located.
October 31, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Maxben74 Mr Keith's stay
Great stay will be back friendly staff and good food
October 30, 2013