Rated 4.4 out of 5 by 188
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 Convenient stay
We booked in to the Edinburgh Premier In as we were going to show at the Playhouse. The location is excellent for this purpose - the Playhouse is across the road - and the walk from the train station was short.
We didn't spend a lot of time in the room itself - only really to change and sleep - but it was nicely presented.
The only real disappointment was to breakfast. The buffet and dining areas are very tight and we felt there was very little choice in regards to the food. I wanted a cooked breakfast, but had to make do with sausages and cold scrambled eggs as nothing else was ready.
August 12, 2013
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by saltireblue1 Are you a smoker
If you are a smoker you will like the top floor. I thought this was illegal in Scotland but as soon as I came out of the lift I could smell the disgusting smell of stale smoke. I was never given the opportunity to take a 'non smoking' room.
Complained and was moved to the ground floor. No apology for the inconvenience, just a surly change of room.
No air conditioning either which is an issue in the summer, even in Edinburgh.
Hotel was not a good experience
Other than the hotel, Edinburgh is fantastic.
August 5, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by DaveB176 PICARDY
excellent location. nice room on 4th floor. staff all very focussed on customer service.
August 1, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by carolhyg unusual scottish temperatures
overall a very good overnight stay it was an extremely warm day and during the night it was uncomfortable due to lack of air conditioning in our room. only had a fan guess maybe not usually a problem in scotland but maybe some rooms do so worth enquiring if like a good nights sleep in the heat of summer. helpful staff and able to park car at hotel. great location,
July 29, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by kimbro Usual good "express" experience
Starting to get used to the Holiday Inn Express standard which is a nice all round experience. Comfortable rooms with a really comfortable bed and pillows that you chose from firm to soft. Nothing fussy in the reception area and a really decent spread at breakfast. Well done Holiday Inn this is a brand which offers a good standard in every "Express" l have stayed in.
July 15, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Natter19 Very Good Night's Sleep- Quiet & Comfy.
Best night's sleep I've had in a city hotel. Clean, comfy, roomy, quiet room with great views and very helpful staff. I don't generally do breakfast but like the idea you can collect what you want and take it back to your room. Already re-booked for next trip to Edinburgh.
July 6, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Mags60 Excellent hotel
This is an excellent hotel!! Very central and within walking distance to most attractions. Staff friendly and efficient. Fan provided in room which made it so pleasant. Ice available any time. Bed and pillows so comfortable. Would highly recommend
July 4, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by LEihg CONTINENTAL CHIQUE IN EDINBURGH
A 10/10 stay with not one single 'let-down'. This chic hotel reminded me of Belgian, French, German continental style city centre hotels. It will be my first choice next time.
July 4, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by LynH great spot
we had a busy schedule, location was great to sight see as much as we could while in town. Breakfast was great, bar for supper was good too and nice quiet room for a good rest.
June 26, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Charles66 great staff
as usual great staff friendly and welcoming kudos to them
June 22, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Roshat Location: Price: Free WiFi
Rooms quite small and a little worn! Breakfast was busy and layout bad for self serve concept?? Reception Staff were helpful and pleasant. For the location and price for one or two nights this hotel is adequate to meet your needs.
June 20, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by jpolean Perfect stay
Welcoming staff, excellent room, great location-perfect place to stay when visiting Edinburgh
June 8, 2013
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by AnonymouslyYours Nice location, near train station
The room was clean, but even more limited in space than the previous Holiday Inn Express I stayed at in London. There is essentially no room to maneuver in the room with luggage on the floor when the sofa bed was used as the extra bed. The price supplement for a third person in the room is not justified by what is offered as a room. The dining area was large and well furnished. Instead of offering some chocolates as an arrival gift for Priority Club members, they should consider bottled water instead. When I asked for bottled water none was given, the previous Holiday Inn Express I stayed in did, and was quite generous.
June 4, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Nancee888 Good Location
The staff are approachable, good facilities, excellent location within reach to the city centre, breakfast are just about okay however rooms and parking are a bit smaller.
Overall experience is good. I would stay with them again and would recommend this hotel.
June 2, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by tim89 Perfect choice for an Edinburgh stay
We were a party of twenty having a long weekend break in this fine city. To be able to satisfy such a diverse group from all backgrounds was quite a challenge. Thanks to the help and advice of Gemma, for whom nothing as too much trouble, I heard nothing but praise from them all. This hotel is perfectly placed and the standard and cleanliness left nothing to be desired. Obviously well managed with well trained staff it was, for once, a pleasure to stay in a British hotel which offered such good service and value. Well done all.
June 1, 2013
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 Small rooms, poor breakfast
We were firstly given a room full of smoke smell, even after the reception was informed at check in that I was travelling with 2 children. The alternative room given was so small that there was no place to open our bags, no drawers in the table, no doors in the wardrobe, heater did no work. A complaint was made on the first night, but the heater was not repaired. The breakfast is best avoided. Only cold scrambled eggs, half rotten apples, no bananas, no boiled eggs despite request.
Rooms in New York 5th avenue were much bigger and breakfast much better. No ramp for child strioller at the front entrance.
Have I anything good to say about this hotel, I am still thinking.
May 26, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by John2053 Central for Edinburgh
A really convenient place to stop over for Edinburgh, we were going to the playhouse to see ghost. Staff booked us in quickly, and the facilities for an Express are good. managed to get in the parking bay although this is a £10 fee, still cheaper than the 24hr ones nearby.
May 26, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Isi61 Great value for a great location
I have stayed at this hotel on several occasions and it remains my first choice when I visit Edinburgh.
It is convenient for Waverley station, the shops and most of the tourist attractions.
The staff are friendly and helpful. The rooms comfortable- not luxurious but all that is expected in a budget hotel.
Breakfast sets you up for the day and has as much choice as as you should expect for a budget hotel.
May 22, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 Excellent service
We chose this Holiday Inn because of its location to the Edinburgh Playhouse which is directly across the road from the inn and the St James shopping centre is within five minutes walking distance The service we received from the staff on our arrival at the Holiday Inn was first class.and our room was spotlessly clean and comfortable.We would highly recommend this hotel.
May 21, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Campbell75 excellent room and facilities
Very well looked after again, much better than a much more expensive holiday inn in nice where I stayed recently and would not recommend to anyone
May 21, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by andelma Excellent service, clean and well equiped room.
As usual we had a very good experience in Holiday Inn. This was the first time we stayed in the Picardy Hotel and it is good to be welcomed by staff who smile and are interested in you.
A quiet room was provided as requested.
We were slighly disappointed with the breakfast as the menu on the table listed a large range of breakfast items but when we went to the serving area the only fruit available was grapefruit and the yogurts were in very short supply. The second morning was no better.
Dispite this, we enjoyed our stay and will stay again if the price is right.
May 8, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Des22 Recent stay in Edinburgh
Very much enjoyed the 3-day stay in Holiday Inn, friendly and professional staff, ideally located and good value. Looking forward to returing in the near future. Des
May 8, 2013
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by borntorun aircon
the rooms do not have a/c and they say it is because it is a listed buiding but they can hide the units on the roof
May 6, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by rollomax very comfortable.
this is my first time staying but certainly wont be the last,room quiet, warm and comfortable. We traveled to Edinburgh by bus the hotel is just a few minutes walk away, Princess Street is 2 minutes walk. breakfast was good,but if you want a cooked breakfast the choice was poor.
April 27, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by krishnaman great service
nice hotel close to the city centre.clean and comfortable will definitely stay there when in edinburgh
April 26, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Sandy59 Tourists From India
We are a family from India - parents and two grown up kids. We were visiting Edinburgh for probably the only time in our lives. Had read so much about the beautiful city and the Scottish highlands. We wanted a hotel centrally located, within our budget, clean, comfortable and a joy to come back after a hectic day of sightseeing. We got all that and more. Holiday Inn Express at Picardy Place is perfect. We had a great holiday and brought back lovely memories. Thank you all.
April 24, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by patricia22 Good allround comfortable hotel
Good hotel near to transport facilities and all eating places. Within walking distance to the many sights of Edinburgh.
April 23, 2013
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by studz bad experience
breakfast was by far the worst of any Holiday Inn Express or other similar hotels. Eggs were not fresh as the fruit. No pastry. tables were not clelaned and the TV was as loud as could be.
Also in the room, ;no soap only a dispenser which is not hygenic as one has to squeeze the container to get soal. the next person gets to catch what ever the previous uses has.
April 20, 2013
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