Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Ilango Good short stay
Happened to stay at this hotel for one night on my business visit. Location of the hotel was good, in walking distance to the most places
April 16, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by rosered Great Hotel
This was my first visit to Edinburgh and this hotel was a good choice. It's in a good location and easily accessible to the train station and restaurants and bars. For a budget hotel it really does offer excellent service. I found everything I needed, the staff were friendly and helpful. The room was clean, tidy and pleasant. Great value - I had a really comfortable and enjoyable stay.
April 15, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 Basic but very comfortable at a good price
The hotel is very clean and though the rooms are basic everything you need is there. Would thoroughly recommend it for short stay visits or long stays on a budget. It's our hotel of choice from now on.
April 15, 2013
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Burlesque room condition- maintenance
There was obvious water damage to one wall close by my side of the bed and some to the ceiling.
There was a musty, damp smell which, although not overpowering was unpleasant.
I should have requested a change of rooms, but the ground floor was convenient for my wife.
April 12, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by kirstye 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 FrequentTraveler0814 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 Randyrandall 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 Gran4 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 Anneke good value
great location. friendly and helpful staff. comfortable rooms .
April 6, 2013
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Shelly99 Good vacation
Great location, close proximity to popular areas. Great value
April 5, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Ali84 If I just could have opened the windows...
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 patricia55 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 Isijon 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 Imliooper 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 Cjl29 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 ASF22 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 ukdave 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 Charby 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 eurigj 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 DavidM2013 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 jamesb40 Great location
Exellent service, great location and a good price.
March 11, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by TheBigJ 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 SheetlessNChicago 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 Mrsmc 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 jw79 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 Jeaniesgirl 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 MB77 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 yesmiss 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