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Holiday Inn Express Edinburgh - Royal Mile

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Reviewed yesterday NEW

Our room was clean and well equipped with comfortable beds. The breakfast in the morning was tasty. A complimentary daily newspaper was available to all guests. The staff were all very helpful and friendly. My only criticism is that our room was next to the elevator and at times a little noisy.

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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We are frequent visitors to Edinburgh and stayed at this hotel for 2 nights. We arrived several hours early but the very friendly receptionist allowed us to check into our room at no extra charge. The room was spotless, modern and fresh with all the facilities you would expect. The bed was very comfortable. The bathroom had an ingenious set...

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Clean and well appointed rooms and we were allowed to check in early at no extra charge so that we didn't have to drag our bags around the city all afternoon. Heating system was being replaced but we got free standing heaters to use and they were just fine. Friendly and helpful staff. Good location within a short walking distance...

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Gosport, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

Holiday Inn Express, we choose this hotel as it was slightly cheaper and slightly out of the city centre, but only by a 10 minute walk. We visited in November 2016 and it was during the Christmas Market, absolutely amazing. Hotel was clean and comfortable, and offered an breakfast, but not much variation. Sausage, Bacon Scrambled egg and beans. which...

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hiexpressrm, Front Office Manager at Holiday Inn Express Edinburgh - Royal Mile, responded to this review

Dear Cheryl D, Thank you for staying with us and for taking the time to review your recent stay at the Holiday Inn Express - Edinburgh Royal Mile. Your lovely comments regarding the team will be passed on, they all work very hard to ensure every guest has a great stay with us. Location is one of our strongest points,...

Detroit, Michigan
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nice clean room with a good breakfast in a great location at a great price! What else can you ask for in a 3-star property? Front desk staff were friendly, helpful and courteous. Bed was ok. Found climate control to be unreliable, but they were doing service during my stay. They provided portable heater automatically. Booked early morning taxi. If...

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hiexpressrm, Front Office Manager at Holiday Inn Express Edinburgh - Royal Mile, responded to this review

Dear 13travellingmike, Thank you for taking the time to review your recent stay at the Holiday Inn Express – Edinburgh Royal Mile. It was great reading your comments that you enjoyed the hotel, found the room clean and received good service during your time with us. The team loved welcoming you to the hotel and hope that you also enjoyed...

Luton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The thing about Holiday Inn Express is you know what you are going to get and this one didn't disappoint. Just off the Royal Mile, it was a good location in the old town and I stayed for two nights on business. The reception staff were both welcoming and accommodating. The room was a good size - clean and functional,...

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hiexpressrm, Front Office Manager at Holiday Inn Express Edinburgh - Royal Mile, responded to this review

Dear LutonHatter88, Thank you for staying with us and for your fantastic review. Your lovely comments regarding the team will be passed on, they all work very hard to ensure every guest has a great stay with us. The feedback on your room and breakfast is appreciated and we are glad that you found us the ideal base for exploring...

Bristol, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lovely hotel, perfect location ! In the heart of old town with a short 10 minute walk from Princes Street a stones through away from The royal mile. Clean comfortable rooms with a self service buffet style hot/cold breakfast. The breakfast room was small however fit for purpose. Staff was friendly and helpful. Would recommend !

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hiexpressrm, Front Office Manager at Holiday Inn Express Edinburgh - Royal Mile, responded to this review

Dear kjlloyd1976, Thank you for taking the time to review your recent stay at the Holiday Inn Express – Edinburgh Royal Mile. Our location is very hard to beat to see the sights of Edinburgh. Conveniently located in the Old Town where we are slightly off beaten track on the Cowgate. The Royal Mile is about a couple hundred yards...

Alnwick, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed for 2 nights , hotel is very central only 2 minutes from the Royal Mile . Rooms are great very comfortable lots of space comfrey beds. Staff were very friendly and helpful. Read a few people moaning about breakfast. Don't know what they wanted , but the buffet breakfast was good, a wide choice enough for anyone's taste ,and...

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hiexpressrm, Front Office Manager at Holiday Inn Express Edinburgh - Royal Mile, responded to this review

Dear William A, Thank you for taking the time to review your recent stay at the Holiday Inn Express - Edinburgh Royal Mile. It is great to see that you had an enjoyable time in Edinburgh and the team had the pleasure to welcome you to the Auld Reekie. The hotel is certainly ideally located in the Old town and...

Auchtermuchty, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lovely welcome from reception staff who were also very helpful when I enquired about easiest walking route to a theatre and they kindly gave me a little street map with route marked. Also enjoyed immaculately clean room/facilities, great sleep and lots of choices at breakfast.. would definitely stay again and recommend to others.

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hiexpressrm, Front Office Manager at Holiday Inn Express Edinburgh - Royal Mile, responded to this review

Dear Olive39, Thank you for staying with us and for your fantastic five star review. Your lovely comments regarding the team will be passed on, they all work very hard to ensure every guest has a great stay with us. The feedback on your room and breakfast is appreciated and we are glad that you found us the ideal base...

Akureyri, Iceland
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stayed there for one week. The room was great, extremely comfy beds. The staff was very friendly. The location is good. Royal mile the high street with all the great pubs and restaurants just 5 minutes walk. Prince street just few minutes walk. Would definitely stay again. 👍

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hiexpressrm, Front Office Manager at Holiday Inn Express Edinburgh - Royal Mile, responded to this review

Dear OttoH, Thank you for taking the time to review your recent stay at the Holiday Inn Express – Edinburgh Royal Mile. It is always great to hear from our guests who use us and each time you have found us to at the standard you would expect from the Holiday Inn Express brand. It lets us know that we...

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Old Town
Few Edinburghers live in the Old Town, but its labyrinth of dank alleys and steep streets suggests this was not always the case. Today, it’s mostly visitors, tartan-flavoured souvenir shops, and pipers that you’ll find on its cobbled streets. This is the place to get a feel for Auld Reekie (Old Smelly), as the town was once nicknamed, and stroll the Royal Mile, the thoroughfare that links the castle with the royal palace – two of Edinburgh’s great set-piece attractions. But there’s lots more exploring to do here down dozens of little alleys, or wynds, while at night the city’s busiest clubs erupt along the Cowgate which is closed to traffic for this purpose.
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
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  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Multilingual Staff
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Edinburgh city centre budget hotels don't come any better than the Holiday Inn Express Edinburgh-Royal Mile hotel, Edinburgh's only Express hotel with air conditioned guestrooms. There's FREE Wi-Fi internet access in the public areas and cabled access in the guestrooms plus an extensive complimentary hot breakfast buffet too - this Edinburgh budget hotel is sure to be a popular choice! As the name suggests Edinburgh's newest superior budget hotel is located in Edinburgh's quaint Old Town, just moments from the historic Royal Mile, Waverley Train Station and internationally renowned attractions such as Edinburgh Castle, Holyrood Palace, Scottish Parliament Building, Princes Street and more. For sports fans the Holiday Inn Express Edinburgh-Royal Mile hotel is within easy reach of Murrayfield Stadium, home of Scottish Rugby, as well as Hearts Football Club & Hibernian Football Club. For meetings in Edinburgh our fully equipped, air conditioned meeting room can accommodate up to 40 delegates. Thanks to our FREE Wi-Fi internet access delegates meeting in Edinburgh can keep in touch while on the go! Our location is perfect for delegates attending the Edinburgh International Conference Centre. NCP Car park 3 mins walk. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Holiday Inn Express Edinburgh - Royal Mile

Address: 300 Cowgate, Edinburgh EH1 1NA, Scotland
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Edinburgh > Old Town
Price Range: $120 - $388 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Holiday Inn Express Edinburgh - Royal Mile 3*
Number of rooms: 78
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Also Known As:
Holiday Inn Express Edinburgh - Royal Mile Hotel Edinburgh
Express Edinburgh Royal Mile
Holiday Inn Edinburgh
Edinburgh Holiday Inn
Holiday Inn Express Edinburgh - Royal Mile Scotland
Hotel Style:
#24 Family Hotel in Edinburgh
#32 Romantic Hotel in Edinburgh
#35 Business Hotel in Edinburgh
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