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Image of Holiday Inn Express - Edinburgh City Centre, an IHG Hotel
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91 out of 100

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Safe area

Business

Eco-certified

Pet-friendly

Holiday Inn Express - Edinburgh City Centre, an IHG Hotel

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8.2

Good (11,061 ratings)

City of Edinburgh, United Kingdom - 

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Nearby Edinburgh Playhouse Theatre

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420 m Princes Street

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840 m Royal Mile

Hotel Overview

Holiday Inn Express - Edinburgh City Centre is a well-regarded accommodation option located in the heart of the City of Edinburgh. Based on user reviews, this hotel provides a satisfactory experience for tourists and business travelers alike, offering comfort and convenience in a prime location. Here are some of the highlighted pros and cons from guests who have stayed at the property:

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Hotel highlights

Location

Service

Property

  1. Excellent Location: Situated in the bustling city center, making it easy to explore major attractions and amenities on foot.
  2. Friendly Staff: Hotel personnel are often commended for their warm, welcoming, and helpful demeanor.
  3. Comfortable Rooms: Guests have noted that the rooms are clean, well-maintained, and offer a good level of comfort.
  4. Good Value: Many find the hotel to offer a good balance between quality and price, making it a cost-effective choice for travelers.
  5. Breakfast Variety: The complimentary breakfast is appreciated for its variety and quality, starting the day off on a positive note.
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Area for improvement

Accessibility

Kitchen

  1. Noise Levels: Being in the city center, some guests have reported issues with noise from the street affecting their sleep quality.
  2. Room Size: A few reviewers have mentioned that the rooms, particularly the bathrooms, can feel somewhat cramped.
  3. Parking Challenges: Finding nearby parking can be difficult, and when available, it may be considered somewhat expensive.
  4. Wi-Fi Connectivity: There have been occasional reports of unreliable Wi-Fi, which can be a frustration for guests needing internet access.
  5. Room Temperature: Some guests have experienced difficulties with the room heating/cooling system, finding it hard to maintain a comfortable temperature.

Amenities

Breakfast included

Parking available

Parking available

Pet friendly

Pet friendly

Free WiFi

Air conditioning

Air conditioning

Laundry

Laundry

Housekeeping

Bar

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RateScore

Total 11,061 Reviews

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RateScore is average rating from most popular providers

Blended Web Rating

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8.1

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8.6

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4.1/5

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booking

8,150 Reviews

8.1 / 10

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expedia

1,002 Reviews

8.6 / 10

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google

1,909 Reviews

4.1 / 5

Reviews

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Words are aggregated from hotel reviews across the web and listed by the most mentions.

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1,909+ People Are Talking

Location

Breakfast

Service

Property

Cleanliness

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Sleep

Transit

Amenities

Bathroom

Accessibility

Atmosphere

Food

Bar

Parking

Nightlife

Wi-Fi

Family

Air Conditioning

Kitchen

Entertainment

Safety

Business

Location was mentioned 471 times

3% Negative89% Positive

Reviews based on Location

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Down Under traveller 20232 months ago

Hotel’s location was great, most major tourist attractions accessible by foot. Close to shops, restaurants, cinema and other social locations. Breakfast had a great variety and very helpful staff made the dining experience quite enjoyable. The rewards system is a bonus. The price of drinks at the onsite bar were a bit excessive considering the prices of other places near by.

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Pauline McRae2 months ago
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perfect location for the playhouse. Hotel warm , friendly and clean. room comfortable and facing onto the street, but minimal noise noted. We had a twin room, and only fault I could find was lack of plugpoints on the side t he beds were on. I had to use medical equipment and there was one plug point at head of one of the beds, but no where to place anything . i had medical equipment, so to solve the problem i upturned the waste paper basket ,slide it down side of bed and put equipment on to it to be able to use it., but other than that no faults, , and it wouldn't stop me staying here again, as all the benefits far outweigh this small detail.

Hotel Quality

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General Info

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Total number of rooms 186

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Number of floors 7

WiFi Quality

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Ping, ms

Idle

28

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88

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20

Wifi Speed Is Good For

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web browsing

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HD online movies

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group video calls

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online streaming

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4K online movies

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online gaming

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What's nearby

Edinburgh Playhouse Theatre

Nearby

Princes Street

420 m

Royal Mile

840 m

University of Edinburgh

1.19 km

Edinburgh Castle

1.33 km

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Getting around

Edinburgh (ZXE-Edinburgh Waverly Train Station)

560 m

St Andrew Square Tram Stop

560 m

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Airports Nearby

Edinburgh Airport (EDI)

15.5 km

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Restaurants

The Playfair (Wetherspoon)

280 m

The Street

Nearby

The Conan Doyle

140 m

Theatre Royal Bar

Nearby

Cosmo

Nearby

Street View

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Daytime safety

83 out of 100

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Nighttime safety

62 out of 100

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City of Edinburgh safety index

Safety

Crime

91

Overall Safety Index

Very Safe

An average rating of the six safety categories

91 out of 100

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Women safety

Safe

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Likelihood of inappropriate behavior against women.

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76

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Physical safety

Very Safe

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Likelihood of injury due to harmful intent.

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100

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Property safety

Safe

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Likelihood of theft.

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71

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Political safety

Very Safe

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Potential for infringement of political rights or political unrest.

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96

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LGBTQ safety

Very Safe

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Likelihood of harm or discrimination against LGBTQ persons or groups and level of caution required at location.

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100

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Medical safety

Very Safe

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Likelihood of illness or disease, assessment of water and air quality, and access to reliable medical care.

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100

31

Overall Crime index

Low

An average rating of the crime categories

31 out of 100

Property crime severity

Moderate

43

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Mugging or robbery  24/100

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Car theft  21/100

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Car break-ins  28/100

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Home break-ins  28/100

Violent crime severity

Low

29

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Physical attacks  28/100

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Racism or religion motivated attacks  20/100

Other crime severity

Low

30

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Insult or harassment in public  37/100

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Corruption or bribery  25/100

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Drug problem  49/100

Prices Around Property

Average Daily Costs Per Person

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Bottle of water 1.5L

$0.6 - $1.9

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Coffee

$2.9 - $5.2

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Beer 0.5L

$1.5 - $2.3

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Meal, inexpensive restaurant

$14 - $29.2

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Public transport, one-way ticket

$2.3 - $2.3

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Taxi 1km (normal tariff)

$1.4 - $1.7

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Meal for 2 people, mid-range restaurant, three-course

$58.3 - $134.1

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Bottle of mid-range wine

$7 - $12.8

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McMeal at McDonalds

$7 - $11.7

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Coke/Pepsi 0.33L

$1.2 - $3.3

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Public transport, monthly pass

$65.3 - $81.6

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Gasoline (1 liter)

$1.7 - $2.2

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Mobile phone monthly plan

$11.7 - $35

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Fitness club, monthly fee

$23.3 - $87.5

Weather In City of Edinburgh

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Precipitation In City of Edinburgh

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Air Quality

Moderate

PM2.56

PM109

26

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Slight concern for sensitive groups. Most can continue outdoor activities.

Drinkable Water Quality

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Poor

Water quality is very low. Consider alternative water drinking options.

Traffic around property

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Light

Few vehicles on the road, relaxed and stress-free driving experience.

House Rules

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Check in after 15:00

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Check out until 11:00

Children welcome

Pets welcome (restrictions apply)

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