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Holiday Inn Express Edinburgh - Royal Mile

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New Delhi, India
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75 reviews 75 reviews
36 hotel reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Holiday inn Express is fast becoming the McDonalds of hotels...you know what to expect, standards are uniform and maintained and there are little surprises, all of them almost look the same, and they are efficient, central, modern and comfortable! So while you won't get a local/botique experience, and inside you can't make out whether you are in Marseilles or Edinburgh... More 

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

Thank you for choosing to stay with us and for sharing a review of your recent visit with your fellow travelers I am pleased you enjoyed your vist and we hope to welcome you back soon.. More 

Worksop, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
4 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We were invited to a wedding and looked for a hotel close to the venue this fitted the bill only 300 yards from the the caves. Our room was on the 3rd floor really nice looking over the church garden and towards arthurs seat. The staff were helpful throughout our 2 day visit. The hotel is in an excellent position... More 

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

Dear Madscotsman12 Many thanks for taking the time to post review of your recent stay at the Holiday Inn Express Edinburgh Royal Mile. We value your lovely feedback about the hotel and the service you received. We are lucky to be located within close walking distance to many of Edinburgh's great attractions and ideal on this occasion for the Caves... More 

New Delhi, India
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10 reviews 10 reviews
10 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Stayed in this hotel for 3 nights with my wife and 2 kids in the first week of June. The location is absolutely fantastic....just 5 minutes drive from the Railway station ( we had taken a train from London to Edinburgh). It's at walking distance from many tourist attractions and also the main shopping area of Princess street. Though it's... More 

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

Dear Guest, many thanks for taking the time to post a 5 start review of your recent stay at the Holiday Inn Express Edinburgh Royal Mile. We are lucky to be located within close walking distance to many of Edinburgh's favourite bars, restaurants and attractions as well as many of the main business locations of the city. Our family rooms... More 

Issaquah, Washington
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Very close to the main attractions but on a generally quiet street, considering where it is located. Clean rooms. Very friendly staff. It is a modern hotel so may not be your cup of tea if you are looking for the charm of a older building. But I would stay here again given the opportunity.

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

Dear Guest, many thanks for taking the time to post a 5 star review of your recent stay at the Holiday Inn Express Edinburgh Royal Mile. As a Holiday Inn Express Hotel we aim to be Simple Smart and Spot on - We are in a fantastic location, and aim to offer everything you need, and nothing you don't. With... More 

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20 reviews 20 reviews
4 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The best thing about this hotel is of course it's central position very close to the royal mile. The personnel was very kind and they really helped me out when I was not able to print my boarding passes. They did all the can to allow me to do it. Breakfast is not the perfect but the choice is wide... More 

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

Dear Andrea P Many thanks for taking the time to post review of your recent stay at the Holiday Inn Express Edinburgh Royal Mile. We are lucky to be located within close walking distance to many of Edinburgh's favourite bars, restaurants and attractions as well as many of the main business locations of the city. Our guest service team are... More 

Melbourne, Australia
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42 reviews 42 reviews
18 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I was attending a conference at the University of Edinburgh which is only about 12mins walk away. The hotel is not really on the Royal Mile but on Cowgate, the next street over. However, it is only a 5min walk to the Royal Mile (around the corner, downhill and there you are). I wasn't a tourist this time but if... More 

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

Dear Guest, many thanks for taking the time to post review of your recent stay at the Holiday Inn Express Edinburgh Royal Mile. We are lucky to be located within close walking distance to many of Edinburgh's favourite bars, restaurants and attractions as well as many of the main business locations of the city. I apologise if the accessible facilities... More 

Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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9 reviews 9 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was an excellent Hotel perfect for family stay and the most valuable factor for choosing this hotel was the location in the old town which is at a prefect walking distance to many of Edinburgh's favorite bars, restaurants and historical attractions. We enjoyed our stay except the thing that my wife and children hurt themselves because of a faulty... More 

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

Dear Guest, many thanks for taking the time to post a review of your recent stay at the Holiday Inn Express Edinburgh Royal Mile. I’m glad to hear that you found our location ideal for your city-break and that all the major attractions were on your doorstep. I am sorry to hear about the issue you experienced in the room... More 

Toronto, Canada
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3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed on vacation with my husband and 9 yr old. As others have mentioned, Holiday Inns are basic but good. Rooms are clean, well organized. Yes, they are small (especially by north American standard) but we didn't feel too cramped. 5-15 min walk to pretty much everything you want to see in the city. 10 min walk to Waverly bus... 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 delighted you enjoyed your visit and we hope to welcome you back again soon. More 

Australia
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35 reviews 35 reviews
25 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's a Holliday Inn, so you know it will be basic but good. We had three sharing a room with a double and pull out sofa bed. Be prepared to climb over furniture as there is no room left once the sofa bed is down. You can't access window or desk. For one night we could live with this. 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 review your recent visit to Edinburgh. Our family rooms contain a double bed and sofa bed and with children staying free of charge this offers great value. Breakfast is also included and we offer free Wi-Fi also. I am pleased you enjoyed your visit and we hope to welcome you back soon. More 

London, United Kingdom
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96 reviews 96 reviews
13 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a place that is not bad but just not very exciting . It's clean and fairly comfortable but quite forgettable . The location is good and you will go away with a good nights sleep but I do not think any special memories . However I think you will have no complaints .

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

Dear Guest, many thanks for taking the time to post a review of your recent stay at the Holiday Inn Express Edinburgh Royal Mile. As a Holiday Inn Express Hotel we aim to be Simple Smart and Spot on - We are in a fantastic location, and aim to offer everything you need, and nothing you don't. With breakfast included... More 

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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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