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Holiday Inn Express Edinburgh - Royal Mile

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300 Cowgate, Edinburgh EH1 1NA, Scotland
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Dundee, United Kingdom
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7 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Nice mini break I would personally not stay here. It was clean and comfortable the breakfast was a disaster area.it was self service,too small an area where the breakfast was.every thing felt cheap .it was close to the amenities and eating out.I find Edinburgh is getting expensive and there's very little for free to visitors.its very money orientated.the Xmas markets... More 

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

Thank you for taking the time to share a review of your recent stay with us. I am sorry that you did not enjoy your breakfast. Our breakfast area can become very busy during peak times and to combat this we use our meeting room to offer extra seating for guests and ensure the breakfast team are on hand to... More 

Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed here for one night with my partner for a short break to Edinburgh and it was lovely and clean, quiet with very helpful and friendly staff! Would definitely recommend to anyone just wanting somewhere easy to stay within walking distance to the centre.

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

Thank you for taking the time to share a lovely 5 star review of your recent visit with us. It was great to read that you enjoyed your short stay, and we hope to welcoem you back again soon. More 

Youngtown, Australia
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20 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Location was good, but on slight slope. Room was good, but lift was slow. Welcome upon checking in was great. Only downside was limited evening meals. Yes it was January when we went, but to have only 4 choices 2 types of pizza and 2 curries, not a lot. The one night that we were going to order pizza we... 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 sorry to hear that the item you wanted was not available on our 24 hour snack menu. Altough our menu is limited, should you want to order something we do not sell our front desk team will be happy to recommend a... More 

Cornwall
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23 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great welcome from receptionist, quick check in, clean and well equipped room, superb breakfast with lots of choice, all kept well topped up. Best thing though is location one road back from the Royal Mile. Highly recommend

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1 Thank KayWillis
hiexpressrm, Manager at Holiday Inn Express Edinburgh - Royal Mile, responded to this review

Many thanks for taking the time to post a fantastic five star review of your recent stay at the Holiday Inn Express Edinburgh Royal Mile. We are so happy you enjoyed your stay with us and found our hotel a great base for exploring Edinburgh. We look forward to welcoming you back soon. More 

Leicester, United Kingdom
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59 reviews
25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a lovely welcome. The member of staff on duty didn't have to try so hard, but she did and I felt welcomed. the rooms are modern and warm. Very clean of course. And it's not too far from the city centre. A good find.

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Thank Ralph T
hiexpressrm, Manager at Holiday Inn Express Edinburgh - Royal Mile, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely review. Wonderful to hear you had a comfortable and enjoyable stay with us. I was delighted to hear that our team made your visit memorable and I’ll be certain to pass your kind comments along. We look forward to welcoming you in the future. More 

UK
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31 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Comfortable large room with sofa, open face wardrobe but adequate shelving. Good bathroom, large shower but not power shower. Very helpful and friendly staff - nothing too much trouble. Buffet breakfast in basement worked well with great choice for all tastes. Only minutes to shops and restaurants of Old Town and 10 mins walk to station. Be prepared for steep... More 

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

Thank you mikeyBirmingham for your fantastic review. We are so happy you enjoyed your stay with us and found our hotel a great base for exploring Edinburgh. We look forward to welcoming you back soon. More 

London, United Kingdom
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48 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This has to be the worst HI Express I have stayed in - Tiny narrow tired looking rooms My IHG membership requests for upper floor and DOBLE beds were totally ignored and We were given dark dinghy rooms with small SINGLE beds on the ground floor with no mobile phone reception !! Despite arriving at 1030 am and not expecting... More 

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

Dear pAKL, many thanks for taking the time to post a review of your recent stay at the Holiday Inn Express Edinburgh Royal Mile. I was disappointed to read of your experience concerning room allocation. When a request is made for a specific room type which it is unavailable during booking, under these circumstances, it is strictly subject to availability... More 

Bellevue, Washington
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34 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2016

Travelling for business, we had a good stay. The staff were friendly and helpful. Clean and comfortable rooms, conveniently located a stone's throw from the Royal Mile. Although it was close to the Royal Mile, the location was pretty quiet.

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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 share a review of your recent stay with us. It is great to hear that you found our location great and that our team made your stay a happy one. What could we have done to improve your 3 star rating? We look forward to welcoming you back again soon. More 

Northampton, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015

I had not visited Edinburgh before and was looking for a hotel that was in the central part of the city so thought I would give the Holiday Inn Express in Cowgate a try. I arrived at the hotel around 20 minutes before check in so was unsure if my room would be available, luckily the hotel was well prepared... More 

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

Dear Haydn D, Many thanks for taking the time to post a fantastic five star review of your recent stay at the Holiday Inn Express Edinburgh Royal Mile. I was delighted to hear that our team made your visit memorable and I’ll be certain to pass your kind comments along. It is great that you enjoyed your stay with us... More 

Leeds, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2015

We have stayed at this hotel twice before when up in Edinburgh visiting friends,and never had a problem. This time we had a bit of a slow check in as there was only one receptionist and she seemed more interested in serving people at the bar first, even though we had been waiting longer. The room was the usual holiday... 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, and thank you again for choosing to return to our hotel. Please accept my apologies that check in was not as efficient as it had been previously and for the issue you experienced with the AC unit in your room. We do our best to assure everyone... 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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