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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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5 of 5 stars reviewed yesterday
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Stayed here with my wife and grown up daughter as we needed a base for the Commonwealth Games and some sight seeing. This is a well located holiday within easy walking distance of Castle, Scottish Parliament, Palace of Holyroodhouse, and Princes Street. The hotel is very clean with very comfortable beds and a decent buffet breakfast. Does not have on... More

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Chattanooga, Tennessee
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I stayed at this hotel with my sister while visiting Edinburgh and we had a fantastic experience. The location could not have been better and the staff were so kind and helpful. I would most definitely stay here again.

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Sugar Land, Texas
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30 reviews 30 reviews
5 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Location, Location, Location. Very close to the Royal Mile. Can walk to everything. Great WiFi that actually worked great in the room. Super friendly staff. Reasonable price and very clean. Comfy beds,extremely cool air conditioning, decent breakfast, parking 2 blocks away, and room even though a little small was extremely efficient and workable with places to put bath items etc.... More

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Dallas, Texas
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This hotel is close to everything! It's a short walk from Waverley train station so you don't need to hire a taxi. It's also a close walk to the Royal Mile and Princes Street for all of the shopping and sightseeing Old Town Edinburgh has to offer. The staff is nice and friendly and the rooms are comfortable and come... More

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Essex, UK
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5 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A comfortable 2 nights spent here whilst in Edinburgh for a concert. Great location. Staff extremely helpful and friendly. Rooms very clean and superbly fitted out. I would certainly return if we come back up to Edinburgh.

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

Thank you for your review. It is really nice to hear you had such a comfortable stay with us. We always strive to provide excellent service to our guest and are happy to hear you experienced this. We look forward to welcoming you again in the future. More

Northumberland
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21 reviews 21 reviews
4 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent hotel in a great location in the old town - a short walk in either direction takes you to the castle at one end of the Royal Mile and Holyrood Palace at the other, with lots of lovely old buildings, pubs and restaurants along the way. The room and public rooms were spotless and a great breakfast is provided... More

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

Dear Lizzy, Thank you for taking time to share your opinion about our hotel. Edinburgh is an enchanting city and having all the major attractions, restaurants etc. within walking distance from the hotel is great for all guests of the hotel. We are glad to hear you liked the rooms, enjoyed and appreciated our service from breakfast through to the... More

Dallas, Texas
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83 reviews 83 reviews
30 hotel reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you are on a budget and want a decent hotel that's close to the Royal Mile, this hotel is probably hard to beat in Edinburgh. Pros: - Great location, ~2 blocks from Royal Mile - Full breakfast included - Air conditioning! - Front desk staff helpful & very friendly Cons: - Toiletries are not good (combo body wash/shampoo &... More

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

Thank you for your review. We are happy that you enjoyed our central location in the old town and that our breakfast inclusive rates set you up for the day. It is always great to hear that the staff were helpful and friendly and that air conditioning was a welcomed facility. I am sorry to hear you did not like... More

Camberley, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Was very impressed with the location - within a couple of minutes you're on the Royal Mile which is Edinburgh's tourist central. Our room (203) was a reasonable size, or maybe it just seemed that way because the sofa bed referred to in other reviews was absent. The bed is unnecessarily small and was not particularly comfortable. There is plenty... More

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

Thank you for you for taking the time to write a review. It is great to hear that you enjoyed our ideal location in the old town where you can walk to most of the attractions. I was surprised to hear that you found the beds to be uncomfortable as the whole hotel was refitted with brand new mattresses in... More

Meldrum House Hotel
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed for four nights this past week, and for what we needed, was fine. Clean, tidy and central. Staff were great, young chap on reception (black shirt, used to work at macdonald hotels), red haired girl on duty when we checked inn, didnt catch name, sorry. Although, no white wine for a couple of days, and even when we were... More

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

Thank you for taking the time share your personal comments about the central location, cleanliness of the hotel and helpfulness of the front desk team. From your descriptions it is easy to work out who you are referring to. My apologies for the shortage of white wine at the bar and any mix up with glassware while at the bar.... More

Virginia Beach, Virginia
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24 reviews 24 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

One of few hotels that can accommodate 4 people , offer sofa beds . With sofa beds out very little space to walk in room. Price for room reasonable . Close to royal mile and attractions , staff helpful , some more knowledgable .

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

Dear DrJ2020 Thank you for your latest review. As you mentioned we are one of the few hotels in the city that will accommodate 2 adults and 2 children in one room making this a much more affordable family option and breakfast included is a bonus. However, we are sorry to hear you felt that there was not enough space... More

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Address: 300 Cowgate, Edinburgh EH1 1NA, Scotland
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Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Edinburgh > South Side
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Holiday Inn Express Edinburgh - Royal Mile 3*
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Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Wheelchair access
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#24 Family Hotel in Edinburgh #32 Romantic Hotel in Edinburgh #34 Business Hotel in Edinburgh
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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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