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Holiday Inn Express Edinburgh - Royal Mile

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   300 Cowgate, Edinburgh EH1 1NA, Scotland (South Side)
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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42 reviews 42 reviews
28 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We stayed one night during the tattoo. Location perfect. Rooms very good and clean - room 211 is to be recommended as an especially quiet one. The best thing of all was one member of staff we had most contact with: Anna-Karin. She greeted us on arrival with a nice, genuine smile. It was no one's fault but we needed... More

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Perth, Australia
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

just got back from nine nights in edinburgh staying at this hotel. the location was excellent, the staff were friendly and very obliging, the rooms were clean and well serviced. this was a great place to stay. if we are lucky enough to return to edinburgh i will definitely stay there again. highly recommended

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

Thank you for staying with us and taking the time to write a review. The location is in the old town and at this time of year you are right in the middle of the festival with lots of things to do and see right on your door step. We hope you can return to Edinburgh again in the future... More

Stockport, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
10 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We used this hotel last year as our base during a brief visit to the Fringe and for a one-night stay this July. This August, we returned once again for the Fringe. Although the prices had risen noticeably, the hotel remained good value for a family compared to others in similarly central positions and the staff were as friendly and... 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 coming back to stay with us again. This is a busy time of year and room rates do change daily and are competitively priced with other hotels in the area. We are glad you enjoyed your breakfast , and we do have a new snack menu available 24 hours with choices of pizza, chicken... More

Instow, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

What a gem in the IHG portfolio. This is probably the best holiday inn I have experienced in the past 30 years. The staff couldn't be more friendly or helpful. Never saw any of the staff without a broad genuine smile in the 3days we were there. They even printed our return journey tickets at no extra charge and looked... More

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

Thank you for taking time to write this honest and detailed review. I have shared your review with the entire team here and we are all thankful for your truly kind words and appreciate you taking the time share your experiences with fellow travellers. Guest safety is of the upmost importance to us and it rare that the fire alarm... More

Cardiff, United Kingdom
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103 reviews 103 reviews
93 hotel reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Very much a flying visit but found the hotel to be clean and comfortable with good staff. There are many hotels in Edinburgh but, given the cost and location, I would consider staying here again in future.

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

Dear Guest. Thank you for staying with us on your flying visit. Its great you had a good stay and we look forward to welcoming you on your next visit to Edinburgh. More

High Wycombe, United Kingdom
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3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A visit to the Tattoo was on the bucket list. Having booked tickets and flights this hotel was chosen for its central location and breakfast was supplied. It came in cheap at approx.£200. (Two hundred) pounds a night!!!compared with other budget range hotels at this particular time. The Tattoo and Fringe festivals are on and it's school holidays. Our requests... More

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

Dear Guest Thank you for your comments. It is great to know you have enjoyed your 4 night stay and have found our service and requirements spot on. We hope you will choose to stay with us again. More

Manchester, United Kingdom
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53 reviews 53 reviews
11 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed in the hotel during our recent visit to the Commonwealth Games. The hotel was centrally located and the staff were very friendly. We arrived early and expected to have to wait for our room to be ready, but we were able to check in straight away. Parking is down the road in a multi-storey. You do get a... More

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

Dear Guest, Thank you for your review. We are glad to hear you enjoyed your stay and hope it was one of many visits to come. More

Carlisle, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed here whilst attending Commonwealth Games. Staff were unhelpful and service was poor, breakfast was very basic with very little choice. Bedroom was very small, and airless, I would definitely not recommend this hotel.

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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. Our breakfast is included for all guests and includes a selection of breads, rolls, croissants, tinned fruit, fresh fruit, flavoured and natural yoghurts, a wide selection of jams, marmalades and spreads, 6 different cereals, cheeses as well as sausages, scrambled eggs and beans accompanied by a selection... More

Usti nad Labem, Czech Republic
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4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The hotel is in the centre, on the Royal mile. From bus station it is just 10 minutes of slow walk. The stuff was very friendly and always helpful, they were able to answer all our questions, managed the trip for us within 5 minutes. We were lifted directly in front of the hotel. These one day trip worth trying... More

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

Dear Radana F, We thank you for time and effort to write this lovely review and hope you will visit us again in the future. More

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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This hotel is very nice and clean and with perfect location. However the breakfast is not very good at all. No bacon and the scrabled eggs seems like they are coming from some kind of powder. Would however stay there again.

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

Dear Guest, We are pleased to hear you liked our location and appreciated the cleanliness of the hotel. We are sorry to hear you did not enjoy the breakfast and even though bacon is not available we assure you that eggs are made fresh and not powdered. We hope it has not put you off from re visiting should come... More

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Address: 300 Cowgate, Edinburgh EH1 1NA, Scotland
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Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Edinburgh > South Side
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Hotel Class:3 star — Holiday Inn Express Edinburgh - Royal Mile 3*
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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 
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