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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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Essex, UK
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

A comfortable 2 nights spent here whilst in Edinburgh for a concert. Great location. Staff extremely helpful and friendly. Rooms very clean and superbly fitted out. I would certainly return if we come back up to Edinburgh.

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Northumberland
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21 reviews 21 reviews
4 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Excellent hotel in a great location in the old town - a short walk in either direction takes you to the castle at one end of the Royal Mile and Holyrood Palace at the other, with lots of lovely old buildings, pubs and restaurants along the way. The room and public rooms were spotless and a great breakfast is provided... More

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

Dear Lizzy, Thank you for taking time to share your opinion about our hotel. Edinburgh is an enchanting city and having all the major attractions, restaurants etc. within walking distance from the hotel is great for all guests of the hotel. We are glad to hear you liked the rooms, enjoyed and appreciated our service from breakfast through to the... More

Dallas, Texas
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83 reviews 83 reviews
30 hotel reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are on a budget and want a decent hotel that's close to the Royal Mile, this hotel is probably hard to beat in Edinburgh. Pros: - Great location, ~2 blocks from Royal Mile - Full breakfast included - Air conditioning! - Front desk staff helpful & very friendly Cons: - Toiletries are not good (combo body wash/shampoo &... More

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

Thank you for your review. We are happy that you enjoyed our central location in the old town and that our breakfast inclusive rates set you up for the day. It is always great to hear that the staff were helpful and friendly and that air conditioning was a welcomed facility. I am sorry to hear you did not like... More

Camberley, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Was very impressed with the location - within a couple of minutes you're on the Royal Mile which is Edinburgh's tourist central. Our room (203) was a reasonable size, or maybe it just seemed that way because the sofa bed referred to in other reviews was absent. The bed is unnecessarily small and was not particularly comfortable. There is plenty... More

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

Thank you for you for taking the time to write a review. It is great to hear that you enjoyed our ideal location in the old town where you can walk to most of the attractions. I was surprised to hear that you found the beds to be uncomfortable as the whole hotel was refitted with brand new mattresses in... More

Meldrum House Hotel
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed for four nights this past week, and for what we needed, was fine. Clean, tidy and central. Staff were great, young chap on reception (black shirt, used to work at macdonald hotels), red haired girl on duty when we checked inn, didnt catch name, sorry. Although, no white wine for a couple of days, and even when we were... More

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

Thank you for taking the time share your personal comments about the central location, cleanliness of the hotel and helpfulness of the front desk team. From your descriptions it is easy to work out who you are referring to. My apologies for the shortage of white wine at the bar and any mix up with glassware while at the bar.... More

Virginia Beach, Virginia
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24 reviews 24 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

One of few hotels that can accommodate 4 people , offer sofa beds . With sofa beds out very little space to walk in room. Price for room reasonable . Close to royal mile and attractions , staff helpful , some more knowledgable .

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

Dear DrJ2020 Thank you for your latest review. As you mentioned we are one of the few hotels in the city that will accommodate 2 adults and 2 children in one room making this a much more affordable family option and breakfast included is a bonus. However, we are sorry to hear you felt that there was not enough space... More

Maidstone, United Kingdom
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225 reviews 225 reviews
58 hotel reviews
100 helpful votes 100 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I love staying in Holiday Inns but this one really let me down. Firstly, it is pretty frustrating not to have phone reception anywhere inside the hotel. Secondly, I woke up at 1.30am all itchy just to find my arms all bitten. I started searching the sheets and found a big bed bug, caught him, and brought his remaining to... More

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

Dear Guest Thank you for your feedback concerning your latest stay with us. I was very sorry to hear that you encountered a pest issue which disrupted your sleep. A matter such as this is taken very seriously by myself and the team and our procedure is always to find another more comfortable room and to call in our specialist... More

Macomb, Michigan
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106 reviews 106 reviews
20 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Service was top-notch: Amanda and Daniel were so very helpful with whatever we needed. Our room for a family of three was clean, but in very close quarters. Nevertheless, it fit our needs. Location was great, just off the Royal Mile/High Street. The hotel is located next to a church, so our room was very quiet. Breakfast was good with... More

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

Dear Macomb What wonderful personal comments about the team that we have, thank you so much. They strive hard to make sure our guests have a great stay and see as much of Edinburgh as they can. We are just next to the royal mile and you can walk to most of the attractions in the city. Breakfast is included... More

Brisbane, Australia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed here for 2 nights prior to leaving for London. This hotel is in a perfect position for central london. It took me 3mins to walk to royal mile which leads to tourist shops, restaurants and edinburgh castle. I was made to feel very welcome on arrival and nothing seemed to be a problem staff were courteous and helpfull. Bar... 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 pleased you enjoyed your visit and we look forward to welcoming you back to our hotel on your next visit to Edinburgh. More

London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We arrived hours before check in, expecting to just leave our luggage in the luggage room so that we could then go and adventure around the city. Nicola who saw to us on arrival informed us that our room was ready and that we were welcome to check in fully, a great unexpected bonus. We asked about how to get... 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 pleased you enjoyed your visit and that we exceeded your expectations. I look forward to welcoming you back to our hotel on your next visit to Edinburgh. More

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Address: 300 Cowgate, Edinburgh EH1 1NA, Scotland
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Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Edinburgh > South Side
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Holiday Inn Express Edinburgh - Royal Mile 3*
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Amenities

Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Wheelchair access
Hotel Style
#24 Family Hotel in Edinburgh #32 Romantic Hotel in Edinburgh #34 Business Hotel in Edinburgh
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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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