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Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by beverley hillbilly Excellent Accommodation
Having always passed the Holiday Inn Express on our way from our twice a year visit to the Edinburgh Playhouse, I always commented on how nice it was when we were going for the bus home to Glasgow. We were going through to see the Jersey boys and decided to stay the night at the Holiday Inn in Picardy Place. It certainly exceeded our expectations and we would not hesitate to return to same or to recommend it to anyone.
Everything was excellent
October 14, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Jan3000 Perfect Location for a Girly weekend
We were two ladies out on our own and felt very safe and relaxed.The location of the hotel was perfect for the Theatre, cinema, lots of restaurants. and shopping of course. Parking was not too far away but quite expensive - next time we'll leave the car behind, and there will be a next time.
Our twin room was small but very comfortable and on the same floor as the restaurant for breakfast. We couldn't believe how quiet it was in the middle of the city. You wouldn't believe this was a budget hotel.
October 9, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by chivo_loco Nice Hotel
Nice Hotel to spend a nice couple days in Edinburgh with the family..... well located just to blocks from one of the main street of a lovely city.
October 7, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Henry41 All you could ask for in a hotel
An excellent hotel in all respects. Friendly and attentive staff. Extremely comfortable Great Room. Well appointed rooms. Ideal location for train, tram, bus and city center.
October 6, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Mizzoneill Lovely hotel situated in a great place
If travelling to Edinburgh, I would recommend this hotel, its situated in an ideal spot. Its practical, clean and the staff are lovely an friendly.
October 1, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 Confortable room but poor breasfast
The hotel is very well located and gave an attractive, comfortable stay. The main downside was the poor range of hot items at breakfast-a much smaller range than at other budget hotels we have stayed at, including some other Holiday Inn Expresses.
September 29, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by jdhunt3 This hotel is in a great location!
If you are visiting Edinburgh on Holiday, it is hard to beat the location of this hotel. It is located a short walk from most of the major tourist and shopping locations in the city. The train station is only blocks away, and if one is lightly packed with a small roll aboard or backpack, it is an easy walk to the train station. There are ample dining experiences right around the hotel, and a nice British pub across the street. The Edinburgh City Centre Enterprise Rent-a-Car facility is right around the corner (less than 1 minute walk). The rooms are typical European small (as compared to much larger American style hotel rooms), but they are clean, comfortable, and quiet. This is a great get away hotel!
September 28, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by lancan Second Express on trip through Scotland
The location was great for visiting the Castle, Royal Mile etc. Spent 3 nights and walked everywhere easily. Super access from the airport via the Tram. One block from the end of the line to the hotel and one block to catch it back to the airport. Can't get easier.
Only knock on the place was the bed! It was very low to the floor and very soft. We both had poor sleeps. The bed at Sterling was much better.
The other beef was the room temp. No AC so they relied on a fan. It was rattling and with the weather humid the room was warm. Under the covers you got warm and sweaty and then off with the duvet and you got cold and damp.
They don't use a top sheet over here so it was the duvet on or off. If there was a top sheet it would have helped. Not sure why they don't use a top sheet but seems like all the HIEX are the same here.
If we had of been staying for a week we would have gone to the Crown Plaza's. But for 2 or 3 nights it was ok but would have been much better if they had a comfortable mattress.
September 22, 2014