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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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Ranked #61 of 147 hotels in Edinburgh
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 2 days ago
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I took a group to Edinburgh in April, 2014. The hotel is one block off of the Royal Mile, with a "close" just next door that takes you right to the mile at the mid point. SO VERY CONVENIENT to everything! The hotel itself is small. If you are looking for lush and roomy digs, this is NOT the place... More

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Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Though not awful, it was close. Let's go with "poor". The breakfast is not good and I kept asking myself why I would travel overseas to stay here. The location is the plus out of it but the internet (which they kept spotlighting) would only work for us in the lobby. Stay somewhere else.

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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 you felt your visit was poor. Please accept my apologies for the issue you experienced with the free Wi-Fi. The system experienced a fault during your stay and while this was repaired we ensured guest could access the Wi-Fi in the lounge and our... More

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

We stayed in this hotel for two nights. It is a good location near all the tourist attractions but it was not in a really family friendly area with hostels and pubs close by which gave the impression that you should keep your wits about you! The Hotel was quite expensive considering it was a holiday inn express, the room... More

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Fairbanks, Alaska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Just a 1 min walk up the close next to the hotel and your on the Royal Mile! Very quite, no road noise. Our room was very neat and clean and was a good size. I was surprised the bathroom and even the shower were of good size. The staff are wonderful and cheery! There's a small bar in the... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have stayed in Holiday Inn in Mar 14 for 3 nights. Price V/s Room : quite expensive considering i paid close to 94 pounds per night. It is an budget hotel small rooms without much amenities. Toiletries were basic.. TV channels availability was poor. Internet in room was average speed. Good breakfast :Good variety of hot and cold breakfast... 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 post a review following your recent stay at The Holiday Inn Express Edinburgh Royal Mile. I am glad to hear that you had enjoyed your free breakfast. I am however sorry to hear that you didn’t find your stay good value. We offer a best price guarantee for all bookings and ensure we... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We chose this hotel because of the great central location. When we arrived, we were greeted right away, and check-in was fast and easy. We did feel our room was small compared to what we are used to but it was very clean, nicely designed, and the beds were really comfortable. The entire staff was friendly and helpful, however one... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I travel a lot with work, away 4 nights a week in hotels on average, so I get a fair idea of differing hotels and what they have to offer. It's actually very rare that I feel compelled to write a review, but today I do... purely and simply because of the wi-fi access. Now to some of you, that... More

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IHGCare, Guest Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Express Edinburgh - Royal Mile, responded to this review

Dear AdamEssexStoke, Thank you for taking the time to express your thoughts and concerns. Please allow us to apologize for the issues you had with our WiFi services and any inconvenience you may have encountered that fell below your expectations. We take our guest comments very seriously and always strive to provide comfortable and friendly accommodations. Your review will be... More

Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Beds were amazing and clean Rooms were big and light Maids were quick and clean Breakfast was well stocked Overall the place looked modern and fresh Would recommend for everybody to stay here Right next to the royal mile what was less than 3 mins walk Well stocked vending machines Also I forgot my razor and they offered me a... 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 hear how much you enjoyed your visit and i have passed your kind comments onto the entire team within the hotel. As we offer free breakfast, free WiFi and our forgotten something promise we offer great value all year round. We look forward... More

Ames, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This hotel was awesome! It's in a good location close to the Royal Mile, Princes Street/Waverley Station, Grassmarket, and Calton Hill. I went with a group of students from my university and the hotel was right down the street from bars and a hostel that were easy to get to at night. The staff is so nice- a big shout... More

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

Dear Anne, Thank you for your great feedback. We are delighted to hear you have enjoyed your stay so much and it will be a great pleasure to welcome you again. More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Booked here for 2 night stay in the city. Got a taxi from Waverley station and then realised how close it is! Ideal location to all city sights- within 15 minutes you are in Princes Street. Rooms functional as any holiday inn express is, though nice toiletries. Breakfast as expected but they have made good use of a basement room... 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. We are located just off the famous Royal Mile, within close walking distance to many of Edinburgh’s favourite attractions, bars and restaurants. Our Free breakfast is a great way to start the day in Edinburgh. Thank you for your recommendation and we look forward to welcoming you... More

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Additional Information about Holiday Inn Express Edinburgh - Royal Mile

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