Hotel Holiday Inn Express Edinburgh City Centre

4 Stars

  Picardy Place - EH1 3JT - Edinburgh, United Kingdom View Map
Area: Old Town - New Town

Listed Georgian building that has been transformed into a welcoming hotel with modern facilities. It is located only 5 minutes from Princes street and Waverly Railway Station and only 10 minutes from the Royal Mile. It has two conference rooms, a lounge bar and parking facilities.
This hotel has a fantastic location just a few minutes walk from Princes Street and opposite the Playhouse (cinema/bars/reastaurants). It is situated in a great central location. John Lewis is just a 1-minute walk for the Shopoholics!

Hotel Details


The lobby is medium in size, and conists of a reception area, a small seating area in an alcove and the bar to one side.


This is a traditional building with a facade fitting in nicely with the historic surroundings.


All rooms are in very good condition and are medium in size. Decorated in warm colours and equipped to the high standards expected of an international chain, all are modern in style. The modern-styled bathrooms are also in very good condition. Triple rooms consist of a double bed plus a sofa bed, and so are not ideally suited for three adults, although a couple plus one adult is possible.


The breakfast room is located on the 2nd floor and is bright and spacious.

Hotel facilities

  •  Conference rooms 1
  •  Check-in at From 12:00

The Hotel Holiday Inn Express Edinburgh City Centre offers conference facilities.

Rooms facilities

  •  Television
  •  Hairdryer

The Hotel Holiday Inn Express Edinburgh City Centre offers the use of a TV in the rooms. The Hotel Holiday Inn Express Edinburgh City Centre rooms offers the use of an hairdryer.

 Guests' Reviews

Worcester, United Kingdom

Excellent: 4.6/5 More Details

Great place to stay

We stayed here over easter weekend when the hotel was full, but the staff seemed to take it all in their stride. the room was spotlessly clean, the reception helpful and breakfast was fine.
my only niggle was that breakfast was served until 9.30 on weekdays (including bank holidays) and 10.30 at the weekend, which i think is quite rare these days. if you're having a leisurely break, it's a little annoying to have to hurry to get to breakfast in time.
i'd certainly recommend this hotel.



Kyle, United Kingdom

Very Good: 3.9/5 More Details

Everything you'd expect.

Stayed here one night on business - hotel was perfectly adequate.

was a bit concerned about noise as i had a room on the ground floor - room was quiet as it could have been!

probably not the right place for a romantic weekend, but fine for me!



Walsall, United Kingdom

Very Good: 4/5 More Details

Amazing saving

Have stayed at this hotel before and found it useful to be so near to the playhouse theatre (literally across the road!)but festival prices were so sky high that i didn't believe them. however the price i paid was very good for the weekend and would use this site again and again. hotel is very good and staff extremely helpful - good sized room and quiet too!



Glasgow, United Kingdom

Very Good: 4.5/5 More Details

Pleasant hotel

Stayed here for 3 days and found the hotel to be clean, well run, quiet and friendly. our room was at the back of the hotel and we didn't hear a peep, though it was during the week, chances are it might not be as quiet at the weekend. the staff were helpful and friendly. there is an ice machine, a crisp and confectionery machine and 2 drinks machines which are very handy, especially for bottled water, which is a bit pricey (£1 for a 550ml bottle) but you pay more in some shops. the hotel is across from the playhouse, cinema and several restaurants, our favourite being frankie & bennys. the only negative is that there is very little hanging space for clothes, could do with deeper shelves and some drawer space. overall, we liked this hotel and will definitely stay again.



Falkirk, United Kingdom

Good: 3.3/5 More Details


I stayed at this hotel with my mum to see a show in edinburgh. as good as the hotel was, there appears to have been a mix up with the booking, as we were given a double room rather than the twin room as stated in the booking confirmation. this meant that our stay was not as comfortable as it should have been. i did not complain at the time, as the stay was a present for my mum, and didn't want to cause a fuss. additionally, i wanted to be sure of my facts before challanging the booking, and wanted to check it first before complaining. i confirmed that what we were given was wrong. we did not get what we asked and paid for.



St Ives Cambs, United Kingdom

Very Good: 3.8/5 More Details

Holiday inn express edinburgh

#we found the hotel to be of a very high standard, the staff were polite and extremely helpful and nothing seemed too much trouble. the room was nicely decorated and had everything we needed. the continental breakfast was adequate and plenty of choice.



Livingston, United Kingdom

Very Good: 4.5/5 More Details


We had a super overnight stay here. staff very helpful. room comfortable and breakfast great.

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