Holiday Inn Edinburgh Hotel

, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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Rooms: 298

Corstorphine Road - Edinburgh - Scotland - EH12 6UA - United Kingdom Hotel Website | | (0 31)3147027
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Great Hotel

from JRW7
We stayed at this hotel, last week for 2 nights and it was excellent value for money. The rooms were neat and fresh, the staff were friendly, the breakfast was swift and efficient. It lies in an ideal situation right next to the zoo, and the main bus route is just outside, you can travel allday per person for little more than £2, that is your fare anywhere as often as you please. After reading reviews after booking, I was most worried, but as usual I think some people have nothing better to do with their time!!! So we were pleasantly surprised. The only thing that I could fault is the price of wine £15.95, for a bottle of E & J, or £5.95 for a large glass, now that is a rip off. But other than that we had a most pleasant stay and would gladly return.

£130 credit card deposit?!!

from neilyork
I stayed at this hotel for a second time this very week. Since the last time I stayed I have stopped using credit cards as such and instead now use a pre-paid 'cashplus' card. This has been fine as I normally leave £50 on it to cover the deposit - never a problem at Marriott Hotels. However, this hotel wanted to take a £130 deposit, despite my room, dinner and breakfast being covered by my company travel agent who made the booking!
Anyway, apart from that I'd say previous comments regarding quality are un-founded. Like I say, this is my second visit and I found the room to be modern, clean and quiet and in fact the hotel was full on this occasion. If you've got a credit card and happy with the £130 dep., then I'd recommend this hotel but I'll probably go to the Marriott on Glasgow Road in future.


from cb054
It's not in a bad location and a taxi to town will cost about £5. The rooms are clean - but I could have done without the sofa being made up as a bed - there was only me and a sofa would have been nice.

No conditioner in the shower is annoying. All you get is an all-in-one wash thing.

On the plus side it's nice to have a pillow menu and the food and breakfasts are nice.

Rip off

from WaltR
My wife has always wanted to see the Edinburgh Tattoo so when we saw a 3 night package in the press that included tickets for the tattoo and a trip around Britannia we went ahead and booked.
After checking in and collecting the tickets and vouchers we soon worked out that the hotel room (albeit including a cooked breakfast) was costing us over £180 per night!!!
The room was very small and overlooked the service area so there was a lot of noise of bins being emptied etc etc. Breakfast was fine until the last morning when there were no yoghurts, no orange juice and very limited seating. It advertises itself as a "full service hotel" so perhaps half the cost is paying for the leisure facilities!
Purely out of interest I rang up Travel Inn central reservations who could offer us a room at a fraction of the price and which also would have been far larger.
You can understand why people holiday abroad rather than in the UK.

s Worst Hotel?

from mckaykarenj
I stayed here for 5 nights on business and am relieved I wasn't paying the bill at the end. The original room was in dire need of upgrading - the paint was peeling off the radiator, the carpet was threadbare and stained. As well as this it was on the second floor and the generators below us were loud enough to disrupt our much needed slumber. The bar as with most hotels is extortionate (a double and mixer and a bottle of beer was over £11.00) and the breakfast was like cattle herding. The leisure facilities were very small and also in need of upgrading. Our room was discounted at Government rate but I have stayed in other 4* Hotels in Scotland with a much improved service and facilities. I would not choose to stay at this hotel again in the future; very disappointing stay.

REALLY good hotel

from laurann2
I read a review on this hotel before going there and i was very surprised. they said it was a bad hotel but i found it EXTREMELY good. it`s about 40 minutes walk from the centre but a taxi costs only about £5.00. it is on a lovely hill making it look very well presented and appealing. the reception is classy and modern . the rooms are average and clean. the leisure centre is quite good but the pool is a bit small. the breakfast is brilliant but you should make sure it is included in your price as it can be expensive ... i would definetly reccommend this hotel....

Uncomfortable and Disappointing Sat

from ICplatinumcardholder
This Holiday Inn is a very substandard property. The room we stayed in was tirerd with stains on the bedding. The airconditioning did not work and made for the most unpleasant evening ever spent in a hotel. This must be an ongoing problen as there was a fan and two heaters hidden beside the sofa ( implying the room must be very cold in winter!) I am a platinum card holder and normally find Holiday Inns in the UK of a good standard. The following week we stayed at the Holiday Inn Edinburgh North - this hotel is actually considerably nearer to the centre and of a much higher standard.

The worst hotel in Edinburgh

from A TripAdvisor Member
This hotel is simply awful.

The rooms are in bad shape and in real need of some work. The bar is dark and dingey and the staff in the bar are slow and often ignore you to chat to each other. the front line reception staff are ok however.
Try the Marriot on glasgow rd, the apex international, the Marriott Damahoy or even the poor Hilton Airport before this dump.

The only redeeming factor is ok staff and a nice enough restaurant

Otherwise just keep away.

Bog-standard chain hotel

from Graham2109
I was taken to Edinburgh for the weekend by my daughter as a father's day present, so I would have enjoyed the stay, whatever the hotel. Holiday Inn is situated half way between the airport and the city centre, close to Edinburgh Zoo. The excellent bus service (every few minutes from right outside the hotel) makes the location quite convenient. If you are looking for anything out of the ordinary you will not find it at the Holiday Inn - everything is packaged - everything that is except the wake-up call by the monkeys in the zoo, which happens around 5 a.m! The bedroom was comfortable although the bathroom needed a paint - the view over the rear car park could have been better! Breakfast was a bit chaotic - there was a huge contingent of Japanese tourists who seemed to pile everthing on their plate at once - from tomatoes to strawberries and from bacon to pecan pastries!
To be frank, there are much nicer hotels in Edinburgh, but perhaps for a night near the airport you could do worse!

Loved it

from Seraphym13
This hotel is worth the money just to sleep in the beds! I don't know what kind of mattresses they are but they are amazing! My room was clean, and although I didn't have the best view, it had the best air conditioning out of any hotel I've staying in in the UK, the food in the restaurant was great and the breakfast was substantial and very varied. While not near the main attractions except the Zoo, I'd stay here again just for the comfort. It was my favorite hotel on my entire 10 day escorted bus tour!

Top Local Tips for Edinburgh

Public Transport to the west of the city (i.e.zoo) If travelling by train to visit the zoo then use Haymarket Station rather than Waverley is it is much closer and therfore the taxi/bus fare is much less. Quite a lot of trains call at Haymarket.

Buses don't give change The local buses are excellent, £1 a journey, or all day for £2.50 ($5). However the buses don't carry change, so you'll need pound coins before you try to board.

City tours Consider a night time tour - city of the dead or Mark Kings close for some history of the city.


Other names for Holiday Inn Edinburgh Hotel

  • holiday inn edinburgh
  • edinburgh holiday inn
  • Address: Corstorphine Road - Edinburgh - Scotland - EH12 6UA - United Kingdom
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