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Holiday Inn Express Edinburgh - Royal Mile

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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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Worthington
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8 reviews
8 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

While is away from the train station but it is still well within walking distance. Exceptional front desk staff. We had very early start to our day, however, the staff made sure we had breakfast available. Nice clean room, no issues with the wifi. A very good place to relax, will stay here again.

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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 sharing a great review of your visit. It is really nice to hear you received excellent service as we work hard to ensure all guests have a great stay. We look forward to welcoming you again next time you come to Edinburgh. More 

Switzerland
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33 reviews
15 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We were here for only one night. We were three people sharing a room, so it was very cramped, but facilities were clean and staff very friendly. Breakfast was okay, there could be a wider selection of warm dishes. The location is ideal for exploring Edinburgh, especially the Royal Mile and Old Town.

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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, it is nice to hear you found the rooms clean and the staff friendly. The breakfast is included for all guests and offers great value with our 3 hot items of scrambled eggs, sausages and beans, alongside a wide section of continental items. We are right in the centre of the old town and... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Victoria at the reception was very attentive and made us feel very welcome. Our room was a reasonable size and bas back facing so it was nice and quiet. It is at a very convenient location as it is halfway between Edinburgh castle and Holyrood park. 5 star rating for this BUT... When we went downstairs for our breakfast, the... More 

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

Dear Ariuna, Thank you very much for your review. Thank you for taking the time to review your recent stay with us. I am pleased that Victoria extended a warm and friendly welcome. I was sorry to read your comments with regard to the breakfast staff and would be keen to receive some more information on what gave you the... More 

Lossiemouth, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Got a bit lost trying to find it as it's not exactly on the Royal Mile it's behind it but perhaps should have looked into that before leaving anyway once found it was a great place to stay, it's very central. Check in was very easy and the assistance was very helpful providing a map which was put to good... More 

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

Thank you for your 5 star review. It is wonderful to read you had a great stay with us and we look forward to your next visit. More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We stayed one night during the festival and were glad to have found an available room in such a greatly located and maintained low cost hotel. Highly recommended especially for those who like to focus on the city rather than the bed they will sleep few hours in. But comfortably and relaxed. The breakfast was rich enough and they even... More 

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

Dear Hameed, Thank you for your lovely 5 star review. We are happy you had a great stay with us and are very much looking forward to welcoming you back again. More 

Hudson, FL
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This hotel is not far from the train station and is also very close to shops and restaurants. We walked five minutes to Wedgwood restaurant and less than that to a pub. Sightseeing buses, which you can board & pay for at any stop, were also a short distance from the hotel . Those things made for a convenient time... More 

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

Dear Barbara, Thank you very much for your lovely review. We are glad you liked our central location which is close to all major attractions as well as many restaurants. Our dedicated staff are available for our guests and always happy to help or answer any questions to ensure the comfort of your stay and time in the hotel and... More 

Leicester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It was my first trip to Edinburgh and we stayed here for three nights. The hotel staff are brilliant. The service is excellent and very friendly. Breakfast is good to keep you going until lunch and location is fantastic.

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

Dear Kiren06 Thank you for your 5 star review, it is nice to hear you had a great stay and you found the hotel staff brilliant. We hope you will come back again next time you visit Edinburgh. Thank you Livia More 

Stewarton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I booked this hotel for our visit to the Edinburgh Festival. The location couldn't have been better. Not far from all the main festival venues. Although the city was very busy and this hotel was busy, the front of house staff were first class. They always had a smile and were willing to help and give advice... More 

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

Dear MaureenStewarton Thank you for staying with us and for your fabulous 5 star review. We are located in the old town and close to lots of attractions in the city to make the most of any visit. Thank you for your praise for the front desk team and their smiling faces. Breakfast is included for all guest and great... More 

Houston, Texas
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49 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This Holiday Inn Express is a nice small boutique hotel. The front desk host was welcoming, and we quickly checked in for six nights. For security, the lift (elevator) moves only when a guest card is inserted. Rooms are small, nicely furnished, well equipped, lots of storage shelves and a modest hanging area. Small bath but a full mirror and... More 

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

Dear Guest, Thank you very much for your taking the time to share an in depth review of your recent stay. We are happy to hear you have enjoyed your stay and the service in our hotel and we look forward to welcoming you again. More 

Stockport, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed here for a third year running to make the most of the hotel's proximity to Fringe events. As before, the hotel didn't disappoint. The price, even at inflated Festival levels, remains relatively reasonable, especially if there are more than two of you to accommodate; in fact, this is probably the best value around for a group of three... More 

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

Thank you for sharing your 5 stay review of your recent visit. We were pleased to welcome you back again - a returning guest is a great compliment for the Hotel and the high level of service we provide. I look forward to seeing you again soon. 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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