Rated 4.4 out of 5 by 196
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by WM123D Poor
As an IHG card holder I received the usual quick check-in because my details were all filed. I was handed a letter (unsigned) telling me the wonderful advantages of Gold membership then found ALL were available to anyone. The free newspaper was actually "i", a 20p cheapo I would never consider, a pile of these were lying around available to all. So much for the benefits of Gold Membership.
On to the room. My stay was in the middle of the miraculous heatwave so the absence of air con was not welcome. The only cooling in the room was a fan set in an enclosed shelf and hard wired so it was impossible to move to a position where it might actually cool something.
Breakfast - what a farce! Far too small area with too few seats/tables and a tiny self service area for collecting food which was always mobbed. Having to put bread through the toaster 3 times to make it slightly brown did not speed things up.
Altogether a most painful stay at an inflated price.
November 4, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by weekend123 Great Location
Could not have been better located for the theatre, train station, shops and pubs. Would highly recommend and definitely stay here again
November 3, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Staffih Nice place to stay
Hotel is in a good position for looking round Edinburgh. Room was comfortable & staff were polite & helpful. I will be going back
November 3, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Buddie115 Great Central Location
Great stay at this central hotel , we were staying to go to the Lion King which is in the theatre opposite the hotel. Lots of bars and restaurants close by and rooms were very clean and comfortable .
November 1, 2013
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by harvey10 edinburgh stay
Ideal location for theatre which is why we chose this hotel. Bar service and prices what you would expect for city centre hotel. Breakfast was shambolic. Ran out of sausages knives cups eggs .One drinks machine not working. Could have done with more staff and some organisation. Assume no manager present that day
October 31, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Janrae Great venue for going to playhouse
Great venue, comfortable rooms, the only complaint is that it is a bit chaotic on a Sunday morning, not enough mugs, glasses or cutlery. I think everyone goes down at the same time. Other than that, the choice is ample.
October 30, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by overnyter Forget Breakfast
Great location comfortable and clean room.
Breakfast a free for all. Extremely bad layout and poor quality food.
Better to have breakfast elsewhere
October 30, 2013
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by DM2108 Good location
This hotel has a good location but the rooms are far too small! No space at all. I booked a room for 3 adults and we were extremely cramped. Breakfast is an absolute fiasco and they would be as well dropping the price and offering room only. You cannot get anywhere near any of the food for people queueing in front of all the dishes and no available tables! No coffee in the flasks.no restaurant in hotel either.Far better value to be had in Edinburgh.
October 28, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by bogle Great Value
From the moment we entered the hotel we were well taken care of
and the location was excellent, only a few minutes walk to all Edinburgh's attractions.
October 27, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Juliew5678 Ideal hotel
Great location, staff helpful and friendly
Surrounded by restaurants and a short walk from train station
My only negative was the room I was in wasn't great for an undisturbed night, room 1 on the ground floor, next to the car park and communal entrance doors to the floor, it was noisy at times but that is the fault of other guests not the hotel
Would stay again and would recommend
October 27, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by LindaR52 Short break
Excellent value for money, compares well with other budget hotels. Great location. Despite being near a main road , couldn't hear any outside noise. Would definitely stay here when next in Edinburgh. Although the hot breakfast is limited, there is an ample choice of other items available. Some reviewers have mentioned tbe breakfast room can be busy but we chose our breakfast then took it down to the bar where there was plenty of space!
October 26, 2013
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Jimmy17q B&B
Breakfast the worse I have ever had.
October 25, 2013
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by LRSparkle Doubt I'll be back!
I arrived at the hotel with my mum for an overnight stay to visit the Edinburgh Playhouse. The staff at reception were courteous and we were looking forward to our stay based on the lovely reception area but unfortunately our room stank of stale smoke. As soon as we opened the door the smell hit us! Being non smokers we found it disgusting but as it was only for one night we thought opening the window may help.
On returning to our room that night it still stunk which gave us an uncomfortable nights sleep as I kept waking up sneezing and coughing. You could also hear every creak and noise from people walking through the corridor and in their rooms.
Breakfast was a disaster! Far too small a room for the amount of guests staying there! There were no seats available at 8.30am & again when we tried at 9am and we overheard a staff member say that they were going to extend the breakfast hours to 10.30 as it was busy but that didn't suit us and we were really unimpressed with the whole thing. Very disorganised! We grabbed croissants (which we threw away as they were too hard to eat!) and coffee to go and left.
I was dissapointed in the stay as it was part of the whole experience as a treat for my mum. Going to see a show and relaxing in the hotel before sightseeing in Edinburgh but unfortunately we didn't relax, didn't get a good breakfast which left us both a bit grumpy. Due to the excellent location for the Edinburgh Playhouse I may consider staying here again if we are going to see a show but if there are any other hotels near I would choose them before here unfortunately.
October 24, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Janienem Excellent
We were in Edinburgh to see the Lion King which was playing at the Playhouse. The hotel is across the road from the theatre and next to numerous eating establishment. The location is excellent, the staff were very friendly and knowledgeable. Whilst waiting to check-in the gentleman who subsequently dealt with us had to deal with a particularly "challenging" foreign guest with patience and politeness which I could not have done.
Our rooms were ready early and were spotless, the breakfast was very good.
We would have no hesitation in recommending this hotel whilst visiting the city
October 23, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by LizzyQ Lovely hotel with friendly staff.
Thoroughly recommend this hotel. It's the 2nd time I've stayed here and I wasn't disappointed. The hotel was clean and comfortable. Even at a busy breakfast time everything ran smoothly and efficiently. The staff are all extremely helpful and friendly. Can't wait to enjoy another stay!
October 23, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 Great Place To Stay
The staff greeted me with smiles. They were able to answer all the questions I had about the area. My only complaint would be that the room was too hot, but after opening the window and leaving it open- I was very comfortable. It had a great bar and wifi worked well.
October 22, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by lainey45 spotlessly clean lovely room
Lovely hotel. Breakfast was a bit chaotic. Staff very nice. Very clean and comfortable. Would definately go back.
October 21, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Ian817 Great location but poor breakfast facilities for size.
Hotel is in great location and own car park (extra cost but worth it). Staff friendly although only one when checking in and guests queuing. Room was good size and clean. Bed comfy and good nights sleep. Inadequate breakfast facities. So queued felt pressured so didn't see exactly all the choices. No seats upstairs or down. First time I've stood at a bar to eat breakfast. Although we were lucky some people with young families just stood there not knowing what to do. Really need to extend dining area or dining times. I have read similar reviews so can't say didn't know. If you're not bothered about breakfast I would still book.
October 19, 2013
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by WMD2013 Ideal location
Pleasant stay, nice and clean room.
Unfortunately pull out bed wasn't made up and when member of staff came to do it and pulled it out it was horribly stained, nobody wanted to sleep on it. When mentioned staff member shrugged it off and said that 90% of their beds are stained by drinks. It did not look like a drinks stain to me! Have to admit, it has put me off staying again and would suggest they use some form of mattrass protection. Other than that it was very good value for money.
October 18, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Windsor01 Great Location
Hotel is in a great location. Friendly staff and the room was basic, but clean.
October 15, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by azenor01 Good Location and Helpful Staff
Our 3 night stay at the hotel was very comfortable and as advertised, the location is a short walk from Princes Street, the railway station and the Royal Mile. A beautiful building from the outside, clean and modern inside.
The reception staff were friendly and very helpful in providing an additional supply of tea bags when we returned in the evening after a long day out exploring Edinburgh, thank you for that.
The breakfast options offered a good variety to suit all tastes and set us up well for the days out.
Thank you for a very pleasant stay.
October 9, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by garethm very good holiday inn express
This is one of the best Holiday Inn Express Hotels i've stayed in, great location, very good rooms, excellent staff. Downside is the tiny carpark, be prepared to walk quite a way if you need to park and there are no spaces...
October 5, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Drumhumulator Comfortable bed
Comfortable and quiet.Services fine. Close to restaurants and bus and rail services.
September 30, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by MrCalton Little pricey, but great room and great service
I don't really have anything too complain. The room was nice and well-provided with everything, service and reception were as good as they can be. Free internet worked flawlessly, though video streaming like YouTube was unfortunately blocked.
The view out of my room wasn't the greatest, but the location itself was nearly perfect.
Overall, I can recommend this location, at least if you're ready to pay a little more.
September 25, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Arniston Express Edinburgh
Was very impressed with the efficiency of the liaison between central booking service and the hotel. My booking was made very last minute indeed.
Everything worked well in respect of the room and staff- practical fixtures and fittings and comfortable bed.
Worth getting to breaksfat early as the bacon appeared to run out but i would recommend any visitor stay.
September 25, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by abbicat Comfortable One night stay
Hotel is in a good location about 10 mins walk from Waverley station, we required a room for 4 persons (3adults&1child) the room was a good size, and more comfortable than expected. The sofa bed was ok for 1 night and 1 person and the amenities were sufficient. Our only bother was due to each floor having steps from the elevator, not easy for ladies with heavy prams.
September 24, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Southgoesnorth Value for money
Great location, this hotel is less than a 10 minute walk from Waverley Station. Opposite the hotel, in the Omni Centre is a range of chain restaurants perfect for refueling after a days sightseeing or shopping. Main tourist attractions are just a few minutes walk from this hotel.
Rooms are spacious, clean and comfortable.
What really makes the Holiday Inn Express, Edinburgh City Centre excellent value for money is the complimentary breakfast. The wide range of items, a three hour breakfast window and the ease of buffet selection is a great way to start your day.
September 15, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by ewan highly recommend
Planning my trip in australia was challenging and not knowing the area or distances i was extremely happy i chose this hotel.. the location was just right a comfotable walk to the royal mile and castleand central edinburgh. I found the premises clean and if a high standard. There is a nice quet lounge bar to relax after a big day walking. Breakfast was just right with.more than enough selection. My few inyeractions with staff were good i found them.polite and helpful. Would glady revisit.
September 3, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Pauline30 Close to centre but rather expensive.
Perfect location in the centre of Edinburgh. Only real complaint was the fact there was no air conditioning. Room was very hot and there was a wall mounted fan supplied to cool us down but this was rather inadequate.
Room very clean and spacious.
Don't know if i'd pay that price again, however.
August 28, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by GopiCinthy2013 Value for money hotel which has all the necessary good amenities
Me and my family would like to personally thank your hotel for the excellent service that was provided. We sincerely felt this hotel is truly value for money spent. With its close proximity to the Waverley station and Princess street, tourist will have an enjoyable time. Keep it up
August 23, 2013