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Holiday Inn Express Edinburgh - Royal Mile

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300 Cowgate, Edinburgh EH1 1NA, Scotland
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Tampa,Florida
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The use of key cards for everything from the elevator to the doors to get to the ground floor for breakfast seems a little excessive but makes you feel safer. Being one street over from The Royal Mile makes for a quieter stay! The staff was wonderful!!!

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

Thank you for sharing a 5 star review of your recent stay with us. I am pleased you enjoyed your visit and i have passed your kind comments on to the team. We look forward to welcoming you back to Edinburgh again soon. More 

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Staff excellent: Daniel and Matt at front desk. Room comfortable, clean and well appointed, good central location, easily walking distance to attractions, shopping etc. nice selection at breakfast, will choose again. Highly recommend

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

Dear Matt R Thank you for your 5 star review and for choosing to stay with us. I will share your kind words about the team. Matt and Daniel will be delighted to receive your personal feedback. Breakfast is included and it’s nice to hear you enjoyed our selection. We hope you will come back and stay again soon. Thank... More 

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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Our room was small, can't accommodate kids. No A/C. You can open windows for air, but noisy traffic. You can find desk fan on table. Coffee machine in room. Bed was uncomfortable. Complimentary breakfast. Breakfast area was hot. Hotel is near train station.

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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 sorry to read that you did not enjoy your visit. Our family rooms contain a double bed and sofa bed and can comfortably accommodate up to 2 adults and 2 children. The comfort of our beds are often complimented on but we do understand that... More 

Grand Junction, Colorado
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent, helpful and attentive staff. Very nice, clean rooms and breakfast area. Many breakfast choices and well presented. Easily within walking distance to attractions, shopping and nightlife. Highly recommended.

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

Thank you for staying with us and taking the time to review your recent stay. Our team here work hard to ensure all guest's have a pleasant stay and I am glad you found the staff helpful and friendly throughout your visit, We do hope you come back and stay if you are visiting Edinburgh in the future. More 

london
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26 reviews 26 reviews
17 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a nice break at this cosy city centre hotel. The hotel is clean and comfortable and all the staff are very helpful. The hotel is not very big for a holiday inn and hence has a cosy atmosphere. There is a only small lounge and bar area but lots of bars and restaurants just a short walk away. The... More 

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

Thank you for your choosing to stay with us and sharing a 5 star review of your recent visit. We are glad you enjoyed your breakfast , which is included for all guests who stay with us. . We look forward to welcoming you back to our hotel on your next visit to Edinburgh. More 

Tallahassee
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20 reviews 20 reviews
10 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This Holiday Inn Express is in a very good location, within a five minute walk to the Royal mile, The Royal mile is a very busy place with lots of restaurants pubs etc. it was nice to be so close to this area, yet to have a little peace and quiet away from the hustle and bustle. Breakfast area can... More 

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

Thank you for staying with us and taking the time to review your recent visit. I was pleased to read that you enjoyed your visit, and sorry to hear about your wife's accident - hopefully she is on way to a full recovery. We hope to welcome you back on your next visit to Edinburgh. More 

Laval, Canada
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Situated in a great location. In view of both Edinburgh Castle and Holyrood House Palace. FANTASTIC ! Information centre only minutes away on foot and it is quite a set up with helpful and well informed staff. We were greeted with a great big smile from the lovely girl at the desk. I was so jet lagged I barely made... More 

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

Thank you choosing to stay with us and for taking the time to share a review of your experience with fellow travelers. I am pleased you enjoyed your visit and hope to welcome you back on your trip to Edinburgh. More 

Norwich
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed here for a couple of nights last weekend with a group of friends. Hotel is in an ideal location easily within walking distance of Royal Mile, Castle etc. Rooms were just what you would expect and despite the central location they were actually very quiet. One small negative point - the aircon in my room chirped like a bird!... 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 pleased you enjoyed your visit. Did you report the issue with your air conditioning to our team? Our Duty Manager is available 24 hours a day and is happy to help with any issues you may experience. More 

London, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

On arrival on April 13th this year at the above, we where greeted with the double bed you requested was not available we have put 2 single beds together instead. On inspection of the room we discovered that there was on;y one bedside cabinet instead of the normal 2. marks on the carpet , mould in the shower and no... 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 believe you have had discussions directly with our General Manager with regard to the issues you experienced during your stay and this has now been resolved. We would hope to welcome you back to our hotel on your next visit to Edinburgh and to be given... More 

Wombourne, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited for a short break and found the hotel perfect for my needs. The hotel is nothing fancy, but the rooms are spacious and clean, and a basic buffet breakfast is included in the price. The Royal Mile is a short 2 minute walk away, where a plethora of bars, restaurants and local attractions can be found. Would definitely stay... 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 pleased you liked the location of the hotel - we are located within close walking distance to many of Edinburgh's favourite attractions, museums, bars and restaurants. We hope to welcome you back soon. 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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