Express Holiday Inn Scotland, Picardy Place Accommodation, Rooms, Address

Express by Holiday Inn Edinburgh

Edinburgh City Centre Hotel, Picardy Place, South East Scotland, UK

post updated 30 December 2021

Express by Holiday Inn Hotel Edinburgh

Location: Picardy Place, Edinburgh, Scotland

Bookings: Contact the Express By Holiday Inn Edinburgh on +44 (0)131 558 2300 fax: +44 (0)131 558 2323

Express by Holiday Inn Edinburgh
picture © Adrian Welch

Origial building architect: Robert Burn

Description: This Express By Holiday Inn is a 3 star hotel. Based at the east end of the New Town, in Picardy Place, the Express By Holiday Inn is opposite the Edinburgh Playhouse (theatre) and the Omni Edinburgh (cinema and restaurants).

Express Holiday Inn Scotland Scottish Accommodation
photos © Adrian Welch

Directions: The hotel is within a listed Georgian building.

The Express By Holiday Inn Edinburgh is 5 minutes walk from the east end of Princes Street. This Edinburgh hotel has 161 bedrooms.

The hotel is much more impressive than the other Edinburgh Holiday Inn down in Leith with seductive evening external lighting and great position for the Theatre, Cinema and Shops.

Contact the Express By Holiday Inn Edinburgh: e-mal them on info@hieedinburgh.co.uk

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There is also a Express By Holiday Inn in Leith, to the east of Edinburgh:
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Edinburgh Playhouse Theatre
image © Adrian Welch

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omni edinburgh
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The tiny hamlet of Picardy was apparently begun in 1730 when a group of refugee silk-weavers arrived from Picardy in northern France. The south side was demolished in 1969 to create the Picardy Place Roundabout.

The surviving north side is designed by Robert Burn (1752–1815). The palace-fronted block has lost much of its original symmetry, especially with numerous ground floor alterations. The east side was “restored” around 1980 as a tax office, recreating the ground floor and basement but removing most of the chimneys.

This section was converted into a Holiday Inn hotel around 2010. The property changed hands in 2017 for £18 million.

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