Holiday Inn Express City
Picardy Place, EH1 3JT, United Kingdom
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom (EDI)

Base yourself at this historic Georgian building in the New Town, near St James Shopping Centre and Omni Centre’s restaurants and bars. A mere five minutes on foot finds Princes Street’s shopping and a leisurely stroll arrives at the Old Town’s charming Royal Mile and impressive Edinburgh Castle. Fill up on a delicious breakfast in the breakfast room, venture out for a day of exploration, and return to slide into a booth in the warm and inviting lounge bar, before retiring to a modern comfortable hotel room for a restful night.

Why we recommend the Holiday Inn Express Edinburgh City Centre

  • Located in New Town near Edinburgh Castle
  • Elegant Georgian facade
  • Daily breakfast and onsite lounge bar
  • Surrounded by dining and shopping
  • Modern and cosy rooms

Attractions near the Holiday Inn Express Edinburgh City Centre

Catch a show

Just a stone's throw from the hotel is the legendary Edinburgh Playhouse. This huge three-tier theatre, which can accommodate around 3000 people, plays host to internationally renowned art performances year-round.

You might want to check out what's playing during your stay. The Playhouse showcases everything from famous West End Shows including Jersey Boys and the Lion King, to much-loved ballets such as Swan Lake. You can also enjoy some chuckle-heavy comedy shows. Regardless of what you see, an unforgettable night of great Scottish entertainment awaits.

History, wildlife and rustic Scottish scenery

History abounds at the picture-perfect 13th-Century abbey on Inchcolm Island, a short ferry ride across the Firth of Forth from Edinburgh. It's easy to become charmed by the windswept ruggedness of this idyllic Scottish island, famed for its seals, seagulls and wildlife, and dominated by the dramatic ruins of Inchcolm Abbey.

The fascinating well-preserved medieval abbey complex was originally established as a priory by David I in 1235, before being abandoned in 1560 after the Scottish Reformation. Inchcolm Island has also played an important defence role throughout history, due to its geographic position in the Firth of Forth, especially during World War II when it was heavily fortified to protect Edinburgh and the Forth Bridge.

Facilities - General

Laundry serviceWheel chair access in hotel
Swimming poolHealth club or gym
Day spaParking cost applicable

Facilities - Room

Air conditioningTelevision
Internet (wireless)Internet (cable)
Cable TVTelephone
Tea and coffee making facilitiesInternet (common wireless)

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