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Rated 4.3 out of 5 by 336 reviewers.
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Excellent location and service Excellent location and service would therefore highly recommend. The views from our rooms were fantastic, the staff were always welcoming and helpful and we would all be happy to stay again. Only criticism that needs to be highlighted is the breakfast, the area is chaotic and disorganised whatever time you turn up. We varied the times throughout our 3 day stay but it was always the same. A suggestion if possible would be for a member of staff to coordinate the seating to help. Having said that it did not ruin our stay and other aspects of excellence made up for it. April 12, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Great service. All of the staff at this Holiday Inn were kind and helpful. I'd make a point to stay here on my next trip. April 11, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 fantastic location - value for money ! we were very happy overall. This is the best location for shopping. Moreover we were driving around Scotland and always needed a hotel with proper parking. Here the parking was safe - so we could leave a lot of stuff in the car . All in all a very good comfortable stay - everything within walking distance. A very good Indian Restaurant "Khushi" is just a 3 min walk. Unfortunately there was no show going on at Playhouse while we were staying there. The bar downstairs is also great. The sofa bed is a let down. You should do something about it. It is not at all comfortable. April 10, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by A couple of cold spring days in Edinburgh! Great hotel and great location! We had a front facing room which was massive and well appointed. Staff were excellent and very accommodating when my wife was ill on the last morning and we wanted the room 'till after lunch so we could straight form the hotel to our train at Waverley. Only gripe was was the breakfast. The venue was very crowded (we sampled it at different times and it was the same) and VERY hot! The menu was the same as all other Holiday Inns - a bit limited and not as good as rivals. Overall - good, thanks for a pleasant stay! April 9, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Pleasurable stay, great location. Friendly welcome, clean and comfortable, very good breakfast. Great location for family short break in Edinburgh, we will look forward to staying here again. April 8, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by good value great location. friendly and helpful staff. comfortable rooms . April 6, 2013
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Good vacation Great location, close proximity to popular areas. Great value April 5, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by If I just could have opened the windows... Hi, I booked my room by the last minute, so unfortunately I didn't have the chance to book a non smokers room... If I could just had been able to open the window to air the room a little bit it would have been much better... Of course it was smelly, a bit disgusting that. Other than that and crowded breakfast everything was fine, and it's not my first time in the hotel. April 4, 2013
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by breakfast Breakfast was very limited in choice, whether it was first thing in the morning or later, was not one bit impressed. April 1, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Ideal Location Warm welcome extended check out time Ideal location for theatre visit also close to station. March 31, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by A great place to stay I have stayed several times a year at the Holiday Inn Express Picardy Place. My experience has been uniformly superb. The staff are attentive and the service is excellent. It does represent unbeatable value for money. March 30, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Great location Great location for The Playhouse and restaurants etc. good value for money. March 29, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Convenient and comfortable My wife and I stayed here for only one night to attend a ballet performance and were very impressed with all aspects. Accommodation was clean and comfortable, breakfast was excellent and the location was ideal. March 27, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by A good base for enjoying Edinburgh We stayed at this hotel for it's convenience in seeing Edinburgh for our first time. It is conveniently placed for all the main sights, the main railway station (Waverley) and is surrounded by some good value restaurants and bars. It is right opposite the Playhouse Theatre, and the Omni Centre so is therefore well capable of satisfying most entertainment needs. As to the hotel itself:- It is a pleasant looking building, the staff are in the main welcoming & friendly, the rooms are quite nice but certainly qualify as small, they are not especially well heated (and it was extremely cold whilst we were there) and they are not well sound-proofed. On our first night there we heard almost everything that went on in the next room, and they were certainly enjoying themselves keeping warm in the time-honoured fashion! We had breakfast there each morning, and it was tasty but was certainly a little on the crowded side with little room between the tables, which meant that you could not have a peaceful breakfast as someone was almost always pushing past your chair. Would we stay there again - Yes but I would compare it a little more carefully. March 25, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Great City Centre location We did have a lovely time, the staff were welcoming too. We felt the space was used well and a great location. However thought there was a limited choice at breakfast of hot food, although there was alternatives of cold cereal, yoghurts and some pastries. The room was comfortable, however the sound proofing was terrible. We were located at the first room, so could hear the partian doors banging throughout the evening and night of other guests going to their rooms. There was also discusssions outside our room that we could quite clearly hear through the walls/door. I would have also thought it was not appropirate to have to pay if you had driven in order to use the car park, the hotel was expensive enough without the cost of car parking. March 21, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by All Very good Many thanks for your first class service and your generosity and also a thankyou card.. Every thing was great we also had a win in the rugby and a very much better one yesterday wining against England with a thrashing. March 17, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by A good choice of Edinburgh hotel Close to the city centre, convenient for my office, comfortable room. Could do with a little less illumination in the room, ended up switching off all the electric items ( radiator, TV etc. ) and shoving a towel under the door. Sadly this seems to be the norm in British hotels - it's almost as if they don't want you to sleep :-) The floorboards are very squeaky; must be fun for the person in the room below. Choice of food for dinner is limited, but there're plenty of great restaurants within striking distance. All in all, 8/10 March 12, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Great location Exellent service, great location and a good price. March 11, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Theatre Stay We loved the experiance of the Hotel being situated so close to the theatre. Very clean and adequate facilities. The only slight flaw was no Scotish Breakfast offered, but the choice was still fantastic. Keep up the great work. March 9, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Great Location I love where this hotel is located within walking distance to all the sites. We stayed on the 6th floor and the floors were a little noisy but it is a really old building. The only down side was parking. But I truly enjoyed staying at this hotel March 9, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Great service What a great stay. Staff were so so helpfull. Breakfast was plentifull and such a wide choice. 5 star. Definitely be re visiting. March 8, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by GREAT Great value for money,everything within easy reach of the hotel. clean and tidy with very pleasant staff, would stay again. March 6, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Good location and comfortable. I stayed for one night , the hotel is compact, clean and ideally located. My room was a bit careworn, curtain coming off the rail and the walls were scuffed but it was comfortable, quiet and clean - in need of a refurb. March 1, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Great location We had booked for a 1 night break as we were going to the theatre. The location couldn't have been better as the hotel is right across the road from The Playhouse. We arrived a couple of hours before check in time but our room was ready so we got to check in early. Room was fine as was breakfast. Overall a great stay, v nice staff, I'd definitely recommend this hotel. February 28, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 Great Hotel in Edinburgh A great hotel within walking distance of the majority of edinburghs main tourist attractions. Warm & friendly staff, good size rooms that were clean & well presented. Would certainly stop again. Very good variety of complimentary breakfast items. February 27, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Enjoyable stay in central Edinburgh! Really enjoyed our stay here - booked in advance, we got an excellent rate for a very central hotel. Breakfast time was busy but hotel had arranged for extra seating downstairs with most of the breakfast choices close to hand. Bedroom a little on small side for 3 of us but nevertheless, clean and comfortable with no street noise as we were at the back. Really good parking spaces (if they are available) and reasonably priced too for city centre. Loved being so close to the Edinburgh Playhouse and only a short walk to shops. Would definately stay again. Have tried to book during Fringe Festival but prices rocket (like all the other hotels we have tried). Perhaps we will return again some other time. February 25, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Ideal for the station. A nice clean place with good service in a great location. Says it all really. February 24, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Value for money My wife and I were impressed with the spacious room which was to the rear of the building, with consequently no noise disturbance. It was beautifully clean, if a little cold, but that was soon remedied by turning up the heater. The staff seemed to be genuinely welcoming and keen to help in any way possible. We will certainly return. The cost was very good value . February 21, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by good size room, comfortable bed, quiet, nice bar area. Most of the staff were excellent, very helpful & pleasant. good room, good shower, good facilities, very clean. probably the best holiday inn we have stayed at. would certainly recommend it. February 21, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 Well situated and good value We liked it here very much. A short walk from Waverley Station without the price tag. Good restaurants around both corners and lot's of decent entertainment, the theatre is opposite. Our room was business basic and we were just out of wifi range, but that it was far bigger and better than a more expensive room we had in London prior to flying up. Friendly and helpful reception and bar staff were always willing to help and answer our queries. February 19, 2013
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