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Holiday Inn Express Edinburgh - Royal Mile

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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
8 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Plenty of positives, such as : i) very conveniently located for the Old Town ii) welcoming staff thoughout stay iii) more spacious bathroom than most chains of this rating and iv) a good shower. We did have a few quibbles, although nothing sufficient to make us regret having made our booking. The breakfast was good value. However, the serving area... More 

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

Thank you for taking the time to review your recent stay with us. Please accept my apologies for any mis-communication or confusion with regard to the room types booked. We do our best to honor all guests requests, regardless of their status as an IHG rewards club member. I am pleased you enjoyed your stay overall and we hope to... More 

Tarporley, United Kingdom
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79 reviews 79 reviews
14 hotel reviews
132 helpful votes 132 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Can't really fault it.. other than for parking hence knocking it down to a 4. Clean, rooms basic but had a table to work at with plugs handy for the lap top.. Great location.. Staff helpful, pleasant and friendly. No free parking though. They have a deal with ncp that gives you 25percent off.. but is 5 min slog on... More 

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

Thank you for leaving a great review of your recent stay with us. With regard to parking unfortunately it is not unusual for city centre hotels to be unable to offer onsite free parking. The discounted daily rate of £11.32 we offer at a nearby car park offers great value when compared to similar parking sites within the city centre.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Chose to stay here w'e 28th/29th March as part of larger party . Great location well within walking distance from the Grassmarket area, pubs, clubs etc. Excellent service & attentive staff. We were always greeted promptly,with a smile & nothing was too much trouble. Rooms were a reasonable size & well turned out, breakfast choice more than adequate. For the... More 

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

Thank you for taking the time to leave a fantastic 5 star review of your recent stay with us. I have shared your thoughts with the team and we are all pleased you enjoyed your visit and we hope to welcome you back again soon. More 

northumberland
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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Arrived on the Sunday lunchtime just after 11am after a short 10 / 15 min walk from Waverley railway station. On arrival the hotel manager who was really friendly and polite informed us the room would not be ready till 3pm but she said we could drop off our bag until our return after exploring the city. We were told... More 

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

Thank you for taking the time leave a 5 star review of your recent visit with us. We pride ourselves on the high level of customer service we provide and we hope to welcome you back on your next trip to Edinburgh. More 

Ellicott City, Maryland
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55 reviews 55 reviews
8 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed here two nights. It is very clean and the hotel staff were very, very nice! Our room was very small, but comfortable! The hotel is within a ten minute walk of the "New Town" or "Old Town" areas of Edinburgh. Very nice area. We ate at an Italian restaurant and it was delightful. If you come outta the hotel... More 

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

Thank you for posting this review to share your thoughts with other travelers on your recent stay with us. I am pleased you enjoyed your visit and we hope to welcome you back soon. More 

St. Andrews, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
9 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I spent 3 nights here a few weeks ago and were very impressed with the hotel & its location, rooms and management. Located just near the "Royal Mile" (although not on it), the hotel benefits from a central location and proximity to a range of local attractions and restaurants BUT is tucked away in a very quiet... More 

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

Thank you for taking the time to review your recent stay with us. I was delighted to read your 5 star review and hope to welcome you back soon. More 

Arlington, Virginia
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58 reviews 58 reviews
15 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

While I think the hotel is perfectly situated I ran into several issues during my one night stay. 1) After I had laid down for a quick nap upon arriving, house keeping started banging on the door insisting that they forgot to hang the shower curtain. I asked them nicely to come back but they continued to just bang on... More 

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

Thank you for taking the time to review your recent stay with us. I am sorry to hear that you had to wait to check in - i can only assume that you arrived prior to our 3 pm check in time and our team were arranging a room to allow you to check in earlier. Had you not wished... More 

New York, NY
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61 reviews 61 reviews
55 hotel reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I stayed here with friends in January and got an amazing rate on hotels.com. This hotel is literally steps away from the Royal Mile and right on the Cowgate. This is a great place to stay if you want to be within walking distance of the castle, Princes Street, bars, restaurants, etc. The room itself was TINY but we really... More 

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

Thank you for your lovely comments and for taking the time to review your recent stay with us. We are very lucky to be located in the old town of Edinburgh and within close walking distance to many of Edinburgh favourite attractions, bars and restaurants. It was really nice to hear you enjoyed your stay with us and we hope... More 

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59 reviews 59 reviews
29 hotel reviews
98 helpful votes 98 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

we stayed here on a mini break in January we were warmly greeted by the staff on reception and quickly got to our room the room was extremely clean and had excellent amenities. we used this hotel as a base to explore Edinburgh and it was ideal and never to far away to get back and out of the horrible... More 

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

Thank you for taking the time to review your recent stay with us. It was great to read another 5 star review and we hope to welcome you back soon. More 

Willowick, Ohio
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3 reviews 3 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

My husband frequently stays at HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS in the USA when traveling for work . This hotel met his/our expectations for our brief two night stay in Edinburgh. The location was good and not difficult to find. We were traveling with our adult daughter, and she slept on the pull out couch and found it to be comfortable. Loved... More 

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

Thank you for your review and staying with us, we are glad that the hotel met your expectations and you found the hotel staff helpful. We hope you will come back and stay again next time you visit Edinburgh. More 

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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-flavored 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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