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In Edinburgh’s New Town, this Georgian building is just a 5 minute walk from bustling Princes Street and Edinburgh Train Station. It offers free Wi-Fi access and serves a free buffet breakfast every morning.

Modern rooms at Holiday Inn Express Edinburgh City Centre each have satellite TV and free tea and coffee. The private tiled bathrooms all feature a shower and a hairdryer.

A free daily buffet breakfast with both hot and cold items is provided in the Great Room. The relaxed lounge bar stocks a wide range of whiskeys. Evening menus are available at restaurants on the hotel's doorstep.

The restaurants, bars and cinema in the Omni Centre are across from this Holiday Inn Express. The impressive Edinburgh Castle is one mile away, while the galleries surrounding Queens Street Gardens are a half-mile walk away.

This is our guests' favorite part of Edinburgh, according to independent reviews.

Couples in particular like the location – they rated it 9.4 for a two-person trip.

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Holiday Inn Express Edinburgh City Centre, an IHG Hotel has been welcoming Booking.com guests since Jun 8, 2009
Hotel chain/brand: Holiday Inn Express

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Located in the best-rated area in Edinburgh, this hotel has an excellent location score of 9.3

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Continental, Vegetarian, Buffet

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About Holiday Inn Express Edinburgh City Centre, an IHG Hotel

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  • HI Is the air sanitized with ultraviolet light technology to remove any covid-19? How much time is allowed between guests in the rooms? Thank you

    Unfortunately, there is no ultraviolet light technology to remove any covid-19. We allow 3 days between guests in the rooms.


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    Answered on July 9, 2020
  • Do the windows open for ventilation? If not, are any precautions taken regarding cleaning the air inside the room for any potential covid-19, such as a sterilizing machine? Thank you

    Dear sender, Please note that our windows do open for letting fresh air to enter the room.


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    Answered on July 6, 2020
  • Do you take guests now? During the Covid-19? I’m looking to book for next week 18th June

    Good afternoon, We are open for key workers only at the moment as per goverment advice. Kind regards Robert Katona Deputy General Manager


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    Answered on June 15, 2020
  • How much is it for pet dog to stay

    Good morning, We are a pet friendly hotel, so it is free!


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    Asked about: Double Room • Answered on November 6, 2019
  • Do u have to be over 18 to stay here without an adult

    Yes. However, there are some brands that would accept bookings from 16 years old.


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    Asked about: Double Room with Sofa Bed • Answered on July 12, 2020
  • i have labrador dog. how much is it additional for them to stay with us here

    Hello. We are a pet friendly hotel, so there will be no additional charge for your dog.


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    Asked about: Double Room with Sofa Bed • Answered on February 3, 2020
  • Is it possible to book double room with wheelchair access although as long as lift to rooms wheelchair user could use that. Would really need disabled parking. Roseanne

    Good morning, Sure, we do have friendly wheelchair users rooms only with double beds and also, we do have parking for blue batch holders. Kind regards


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    Answered on November 5, 2019
  • Are there tea and coffee available in room ? Dies room have kettles

    Sure, Our hotel does have a welcome amenity tray in the rooms with tea and coffee making facilities.


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    Answered on December 27, 2019
  • Is it walk in shower or shower over bath?? Looking for a walk in shower for person I support

    Good afternoon, Our hotel has only walk in showers so it shouldn`t be an issue for you than. Kind regards, Cristian-Stefan Ionel Guest Service Manager


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    Asked about: Room allocated on arrival • Answered on March 1, 2020
  • check in time? we'll be arriving from the station around 1 pm.

    Check-in is guaranteed after 2PM. We cannot promise an early check-in, however you can pop in and check if we have any rooms available at that time. If we do not, we can always store your luggage until your room is ready.


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    Answered on March 7, 2020
  • can i reserve parking

    We do have a car park on site but with a limited number of spaces. It works on first-come first-served basis; therefore it is not possible to reserve a space. Currently we charge £15 per night, however there is a multi-storey car park called Q-park that will cost about £16.50 with the discount we provide


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    Answered on March 9, 2020
  • Car parking facilities

    We do have a car park on site but with a limited number of spaces. It works on first-come first-served basis; therefore it is not possible to reserve a space. Currently we charge £15 per night, however there is a multi-storey car park called Q-park that will cost about £16.50 with the discount we provide.


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    Answered on March 9, 2020
  • Is it possible to leave bags in hotel before check in

    Hello, thank you for your message. We have got luggage store and its free of charge for our guests so indeed it is possible to leave bags before you check in.


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    Answered on August 8, 2019
  • Hi, is there somewhere to store bikes or can we take them into the room? Thank you

    We have a storage room near the reception area that you can store your bicycles in.


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    Answered on September 29, 2020
  • Is this hotel walking distance to royal mile or princes street ?

    Hello. Is a walking distance for both. 5-10 minute for Pricess Street and 15-20 minutes for the Royal Mile/Castle esplanade.


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    Answered on April 18, 2021
  • Is it hot breakfasts??? thanks

    We offer a continental and a hot food buffet for breakfast, served from 06:30-10:00.


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    Asked about: Room allocated on arrival • Answered on October 1, 2021
  • Whats the nearest station?

    The nearest train station is Waverley at roughly 10 minutes walk, the bus station in York Place is also 5 minutes walk from our location.


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    Answered on July 25, 2021
  • Does your hotel discriminate against mental health disorders ?

    Does your hotel discriminate against mental health disorders ? Answer: No. We welcome every guest!


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    Asked about: Double Room - Disability Access • Answered on April 27, 2021
  • When can I park when I stay at your hotel . Are there any pre paid parking facility? Thanks

    There are 2 options for car parking: The hotel has its own limited space car park for £20 per night. The nearby Q-Park has 1000 spaces and is across the road from us, we have a discount with them for £17ish per 24 hours. Hotel Management


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    Answered on April 24, 2021
  • Do you offer free wifi

    Yes, we have fre wi-fi


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    Asked about: Double Room • Answered on August 23, 2020
Hotel surroundings *
Guests loved walking around the neighborhood!
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What's nearby
  • Edinburgh Playhouse
    0.1 miles
  • Omni Center
    0.1 miles
  • Calton Hill
    0.2 miles
  • Waterloo Place
    0.2 miles
  • Multrees Walk
    0.2 miles
  • The City of Edinburgh Council
    0.4 miles
  • Waverley Mall
    0.4 miles
  • Nelson Monument
    0.4 miles
  • Scott Monument
    0.4 miles
Top attractions
  • The Real Mary King's Close
    0.5 miles
  • Royal Mile
    0.6 miles
  • Camera Obscura and World of Illusions
    0.7 miles
  • National Museum of Scotland
    0.7 miles
  • Edinburgh Castle
    0.8 miles
  • University of Edinburgh
    0.9 miles
  • Arthur's Seat
    1.3 miles
  • Royal Yacht Britannia
    1.7 miles
  • Murrayfield Stadium
    2.3 miles
  • Edinburgh Zoo
    3.4 miles
Natural Beauty
  • Mountain Arthur's Seat
    2 miles
Public transit
  • Train Edinburgh Waverley Train Station
    0.4 miles
Closest Airports
  • Edinburgh Airport
    6.9 miles
  • Dundee Airport
    34.8 miles
  • Glasgow Airport
    48.6 miles
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Amenities of Holiday Inn Express Edinburgh City Centre, an IHG Hotel
Pets
Pets are allowed. Charges may apply.
Food & Drink
  • Bar
Internet
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Parking
No parking available.
Services
  • Vending machine (snacks)
  • Vending machine (drinks)
  • Baggage storage
  • Fax/Photocopying Additional charge
  • Express check-in/out
  • Dry cleaning Additional charge
  • Laundry Additional charge
  • 24-hour front desk
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • CCTV outside property
  • CCTV in common areas
  • Smoke alarms
  • Security alarm
  • Safe
General
  • Air conditioning
  • Smoke-free property
  • Heating
  • Elevator
  • Family rooms
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Non-smoking rooms
Accessibility
  • Bathroom emergency cord
  • Lowered sink
  • Toilet with grab rails
Languages Spoken
  • English
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Sustainability initiatives

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From 2:00 PM

Check-out

Until 11:00 AM

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Children & Beds

Child policies

Children of all ages are welcome.

Children 18 and above are considered adults at this property.

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Crib and extra bed policies

There's no capacity for cribs at this property.

This property doesn't offer extra beds.

No age restriction

There's no age requirement for check-in

Pets

Pets are allowed. Charges may apply.

Groups

When booking more than 6 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.

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The fine print

Guests should be aware that August car parking charges are subject to change and may differ to prices shown in the hotel's policy.

The hotel has steps to the front of the building, however, there is wheelchair access to the rear via a cobbled street.

Nearby Q car park is available for parking. Guests can request discount vouchers at reception.

In response to the coronavirus (COVID-19), additional safety and sanitation measures are in effect at this property.

Food and beverage services at this property may be limited or unavailable due to the coronavirus (COVID-19).

Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19), this property is taking steps to protect the safety of guests and staff. Certain services and amenities may be reduced or unavailable as a result.

FAQs about Holiday Inn Express Edinburgh City Centre, an IHG Hotel

  • Guests staying at Holiday Inn Express Edinburgh City Centre, an IHG Hotel can enjoy a highly-rated breakfast during their stay (guest review score: 7.8).

    Breakfast option(s) include:

    • Continental
    • Vegetarian
    • Buffet

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  • Holiday Inn Express Edinburgh City Centre, an IHG Hotel offers the following activities/services (charges may apply):

    • Holiday Inn Express Edinburgh City Centre, an IHG Hotel is 0.7 miles from the center of Edinburgh.

    • Check-in at Holiday Inn Express Edinburgh City Centre, an IHG Hotel is from 2:00 PM, and check-out is until 11:00 AM.

    • Room options at Holiday Inn Express Edinburgh City Centre, an IHG Hotel include:

      • Twin/Double
      • Double
      • Twin

    • From the nearest airport, you can get to Holiday Inn Express Edinburgh City Centre, an IHG Hotel by:

      • Tram 40min