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Rated 4.4 out of 5 by 262 reviewers.
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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
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