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Holiday Inn Express Edinburgh - Royal Mile

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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

On a recent visit to Edinburgh, I had two separate bookings with the Holiday Inn Express Edinburgh Royal Mile. Our first stay for two nights on the third floor was fantastic room was spacious with queen size bed and lounge in our room. We were travelling with a group with five rooms booked on arrival. Originally was a little mix... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We stayed here in July 2015. We were two adults and two kids (ages 5 and 8). I was pleasantly surprised by many aspects of this hotel. The staff is very friendly and helpful. It is very close to old downtown - many restaurants, great British Pubs and the amazing Edinburgh Castle. There is no parking at the property but... 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 share a 5 star review of your recent visit. I was delighted to read your comments - it is great to hear that our breakfast team were not only able to fulfill your request but also offered extra options as well. Our family rooms do offer fantastic value - To ensure our guests... More 

Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Stayed here with a friend to attend a concert at Edinburgh Castle. The location was perfect, just a few minutes walk from the Castle. Just off the Royal Mile it is ideal to explore all that the old town has to offer, and is a short walk to Waverley station and Princes Street & George St for shopping. The staff... 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 and for choosing to stay with us. Our quiet hotel is located in the old town and close to many shops, restaurants and bars and most of Edinburgh’s attractions you can walk to. It is really lovely to read your comments about the staff and the hotel, they are greatly appreciated and i... More 

Emirate of Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Stayed in this small and nice hotel for almost 4 nights while on business trip to Scotland. Location is very good , near to a shopping center and couple of restaurants in them. The center is in walking distance and not far from the hotel. Rooms are decently sized suited for Business traveller's . Wi Fi is fast and connectivity... More 

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

Thank you for sharing a review of your recent stay with us here at the Holiday Inn Express Edinburgh Royal Mile. I am glad you enjoyed your visit and found the staff helpful. We are lucky to be located within close walking distance to many of Edinburgh's great attractions. I was pleased to read your positive comments with regard to... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Situated round the corner from the Royal Mile and close to the Grassmarket area. The room was a decent size with a large comfy bed, clean and tidy with a good bathroom. Breakfast was ok, could have a better selection of hot food though. Would return.

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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 was pleased to read that you enjoyed your visit and we hope to welcome you back soon. More 

Billings
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My family and I stayed here in June and had a good experience. The rooms and nice but quite small. The rooms were fairly clean. There were still crumbs on the floor from the last guests. The breakfast was quite large and diverse, something for everyone and plenty of seating.

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

Dear Mamie W Thank you for your review and for choosing to stay with us. My apologies that there were some crumbs found on the floor. This is valuable feedback for me to share with the housekeeping team and to ensure our usual high standards are kept. Great to hear you enjoyed the Express start breakfast as this is included... More 

Portland, Oregon
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I were planning to meet in Edinburgh for a get away. She was in London, I was to join her from the states and I was very much looking forward to a clean basic place to stay my first night in to get over jet lag and then meet her the next day. My experience with Holiday... More 

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

Dear Northx Thank you sharing your feedback. I am really sorry to hear about your poor experience and it is very disappointing. The cancellation of prepaid reservations or amendments would come to myself directly to support the customer as best as possible and we have no record of this and cannot identify your booking in our system from the details... More 

Kingscliff, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed here for 2 nights while visiting Edinburgh. While it is close to the Royal Mile we found it to be a very basic hotel, basic breakfast & our bed wasn't very comfortable & they gave us the disabled room on the 1st floor which a good size but we felt a strange choice.

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

Dear CathyofKingy 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 the experience is all about being Simple Smart and Spot on. We are in a fantastic location with breakfast included and free Wi-Fi. We also offer great value for money throughout... More 

Panama City, Panama
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice little hotel located within walking distance of most attractions. Rooms are smallish but comfortable. Staff is super friendly. Breakfast was complete, offering something for everyone. No onsite parking or gym. They offer a special discount at a parking facility about two blocks away and a leisure club nearby. Recommended if you're spending a couple of days visiting Edinburgh.

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

Dear Julio507 Thank you for your review and for staying with us. Our quiet hotel is located in the old town and close to many shops, restaurants and bars and most of Edinburgh’s attractions you can walk to As you mentioned, we do not have a car park but we offer a discount at the NCP St Johns Hill car... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent location - just a few minutes walk from the Royal Mile. The room and the bathrooms were clean. The staff were super friendly and efficient. Made our 2 night stay in Edinburgh a lot of fun, I would go back to this hotel again. Breakfast was good and wifi works well. The bar in the lobby is decent. The... More 

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

Dear Rajesh M Thank you for your lovely review and feedback. Your comments are valuable to us and appreciate your request to have a safe in the room. We do provide safety deposit boxes free of charge at reception but understand the importance of convenience. Our brand is always evolving and does so because of the honest feedback we receive.... 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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