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Holiday Inn Express Edinburgh - Royal Mile

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Hudson, FL
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265 reviews
29 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 171 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This hotel is not far from the train station and is also very close to shops and restaurants. We walked five minutes to Wedgwood restaurant and less than that to a pub. Sightseeing buses, which you can board & pay for at any stop, were also a short distance from the hotel . Those things made for a convenient time... More 

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

It was my first trip to Edinburgh and we stayed here for three nights. The hotel staff are brilliant. The service is excellent and very friendly. Breakfast is good to keep you going until lunch and location is fantastic.

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Stewarton, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My husband and I booked this hotel for our visit to the Edinburgh Festival. The location couldn't have been better. Not far from all the main festival venues. Although the city was very busy and this hotel was busy, the front of house staff were first class. They always had a smile and were willing to help and give advice... More 

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Houston, Texas
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This Holiday Inn Express is a nice small boutique hotel. The front desk host was welcoming, and we quickly checked in for six nights. For security, the lift (elevator) moves only when a guest card is inserted. Rooms are small, nicely furnished, well equipped, lots of storage shelves and a modest hanging area. Small bath but a full mirror and... More 

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

Dear Guest, Thank you very much for your taking the time to share an in depth review of your recent stay. We are happy to hear you have enjoyed your stay and the service in our hotel and we look forward to welcoming you again. More 

Stockport, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed here for a third year running to make the most of the hotel's proximity to Fringe events. As before, the hotel didn't disappoint. The price, even at inflated Festival levels, remains relatively reasonable, especially if there are more than two of you to accommodate; in fact, this is probably the best value around for a group of three... More 

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

Thank you for sharing your 5 stay review of your recent visit. We were pleased to welcome you back again - a returning guest is a great compliment for the Hotel and the high level of service we provide. I look forward to seeing you again soon. More 

Southport, North Carolina
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22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed here for 4 nights recently and loved the location. The Royal Mile with all its shops and restaurants is just a couple of blocks away. The staff was always friendly and willing to help with questions. They had no problem with selling us a glass of wine and bottle of beer and allowing us to take them back... 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 review your recent stay with us. I was sorry to read you felt the bed was uncomfortable as all our mattresses have been replaced within the last 18 months, although we do appreciate that some people prefer softer or firmer mattresses. I am pleased that overall you enjoyed your visit and i hope on... More 

Scarborough, Maine
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27 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The staff was lovely, room was clean and had all of the essentials, though the bathroom was tiny. The weaknesses were the distance to the car park-a couple of blocks from the hotel and the distance from the major sites. It's not the easiest walk as everything important is a long uphill walk away. Also the neighborhood is not 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 recent review. Many travellers and reviewers praise our location - We are in the old town within close walking distance to many shops, bars, restaurants and attractions.. We are also within close walking distance to may of the transport links, 10 minutes from Waverley station and only 2 minutes form thew Hop on Hop off Bus.... More 

Workington
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10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed for one night fot the Tattoo and the Festival and returned to this hotel following a visit a few years ago. From our arrival in to checking out the service was excellent and the staff superb. We were advised on arrival that due to the hotel being full they may be a delay in the morning for breakfast... 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 great review of your stay with us. Our front desk team know when breakfast is busiest so will advise guests on check in of the peak times so they can plan their morning accordingly. I am glad you enjoyed your visit and hope you choose to stay with us again on your next visit to... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

All of the normal Holiday Inn Express virtues of good value, clean room, free wifi. Management and Desk staff were very helpful and went the extra bit to make our stay great. Fantastic location for the Edinburgh festival, a couple of minutes walk from the main areas, quiet at night, yet near to all night venues.

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

Dear Paulrr1, Thank you very much for staying with us and for taking the time to share a review of your visit. It is wonderful that you have enjoyed your time so much and that management and front desk team were helpful throughout your stay. We hope to welcome you back soon. More 

Liverpool
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100 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed here for 2 nights for The Fringe Festival and a visit to The Tattoo. The location of the hotel to everything that matters is superb, ideal. Hotel was comfortable, quiet and breakfast was reasonable despite the hotel being full it wasn't too busy. A great choice for a reasonably priced stay in Scotland's Capital.

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

Dear PIW1965, many thanks for taking the time to post a review of your recent stay at the Holiday Inn Express Edinburgh Royal Mile. We are glad to hear that you found our location in the heart of the Old Town ideally suited for seeing the main attractions Edinburgh has to offer during the exciting annual Festival. Our breakfast offers... 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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