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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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5 of 5 stars reviewed 2 days ago
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    4 of 5 stars
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Oxford, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

As a base for exploring Edinburgh, this hotel is ideally situated in the Old Town. The room was very comfortable, clean and well maintained throughout our three day stay. The bathroom had a couple of ingenious features – a two way door and an integral night light (worth a stay to find out what we mean!). The breakfast was plentiful... More

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7 hotel reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

All the staff were really friendly and helpful at all times. The hotel was really quiet considering it was half term. It was only the breakfast arrangements which prevents me from giving 5 stars. The area is not large enough for the number of guests and there needs to be more than one hot water boiler for tea & coffee... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I stayed in the Holiday Inn Royal Mile with a friend during a recent trip to Edinburgh. We only stayed for one night after an overnight trip around Scotland. The hotel is very new. The rooms are a little small, but its ok for a short stay. The beds were comfortable and the bathroom was very clean. The name of... More

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

Dear Imari V Many thanks for taking the time to post a review of your recent stay at the Holiday Inn Express Edinburgh Royal Mile. It is a pleasure to read that you had an enjoyable visit and we hope that your time with us was a nice ending to your holiday. I'm glad to hear that our free Wi-Fi... More

Bottesford, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Stayed here last October half term - just off the Royal Mile - easy walking distance to Castle and attractions - a short bus ride from Leith and the QE2 (Well worth a visit) Friendly and helpful staff and a lovely location. Breakfast was excellent and tyhe room was lovely and very clean and modern

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

Dear Paul D Many thanks for taking the time to post a five star review of your stay at the Holiday Inn Express Edinburgh Royal Mile. It's great to hear that you had an excellent stay in Edinburgh and that our facilities and quick-start breakfast along with our epic location in the heart of the attractions made your visit memorable. More

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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed for one night at this hotel and were very happy with the service and the room. We were on the 4th floor and it was quiet. Nicola on Reception was very helpful and friendly. We asked for extra pillows and these were provided without any problem. I know the breakfast is standard for all Holiday Inn Express hotels,... 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 for recommending our hotel to other travellers. I am pleased you enjoy your visit, even without bacon our breakfast is a great way to start the day and offers great value as it is included for all guests at no extra cost. We hope to welcome... More

Fife
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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed for 4 nights in a very clean twin-bedded room. It is very close to the Royal Mile and the Grassmarket, two of my favourite parts of Edinburgh. The reception staff are very friendly and helpful with excellent customer service. The breakfast was disappointing for me personally as there was no skimmed milk for my cereal and coffee and the... 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. Our breakfast is included for all guests and offers a wide range of items. Thank you for your kind words on the service provided and for your recommendation to other traveller. We hope to welcome you back soon. More

Netherlands
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28 reviews 28 reviews
24 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Just home after a weekend away at this hotel and it tops my list as the Best Customer Service I’ve ever come across at a hotel. The front-line reception staff were just amazing and it deserves a call-out. They checked us in with a warm welcome and a smile and gave us plenty of information about the area. Whenever 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 review your recent stay with us. I was delighted to read your wonderful comments and the whole team appreciate you taking the time to share your views with other travellers. Our guest service team are available 24 hours a day and are always happy to assist in any way they can. We hope... More

West Yorkshire
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Visiting Edinburgh for a wedding. The location is within walking distance of Waverley station and the Royal Mile. The hotel is spotlessly clean with very well fitted rooms and a good selection for breakfast. The staff are very professional, helpful and pleasant. Cannot fault the hotel in any way!

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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. Thank you for your comments on how clean the hotel is and about the staff. Breakfast is included for all guests and is a great start to a busy day in Edinburgh. We look forward to seeing you again soon. More

Tulsa, OK
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed here for 4 nights, and had a very good experience. Nice clean room, very friendly and helpful staff, varied selection of items for breakfast. Only one slight negative was that the "free wi-fi" which is heavily promoted was poor - slow load times and sometimes unable to connect at all. However, I would recommend the hotel and would choose... More

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

Thank you for your review. I was sorry to hear that the Wi-Fi was slow and some times you could not connect, our guest service team are available 24 hours a day and are always on hand to help. Its nice to hear you would come back and stay with us and we look forward to welcoming you again. More

Southampton, United Kingdom
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74 reviews 74 reviews
30 hotel reviews
190 helpful votes 190 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great reception from the Staff there. very Helpful with guiding me around the City. Room was spotlessly clean (thank you) and very spacious. Bathroom was excellent. Breakfast was self service but plenty to choose from. Great location. Hope to go back again and will defiantly use this hotel.

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

Thank you for your review, We are glad you enjoyed your stay with us, the team do work hard regarding cleanliness and customer service. We hope to see you again next time you come Edinburgh. More

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Address: 300 Cowgate, Edinburgh EH1 1NA, Scotland
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Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Edinburgh > South Side
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Hotel Class:3 star — Holiday Inn Express Edinburgh - Royal Mile 3*
Number of rooms: 78
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