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Holiday Inn Express Edinburgh - Royal Mile

3.0 of 5 300 Cowgate, Edinburgh EH1 1NA, Scotland
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Torquay, United Kingdom
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78 reviews 78 reviews
12 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

very friendly staff, nice clean and quiet rooms. Excellent location - just a 10 minute walk to the castle. Nice breakfast - check the sign by the lift which gives you an idea of busy periods. NCP Car park located within a few minutes walk (get your parking token validated for a 25%) discount.

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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 not only offers great value but also a perfect start to the day! I am pleased you enjoyed your visit and we look forward to welcoming you back again soon. More

Hyderabad, India
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35 reviews 35 reviews
25 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Stayed here for 5 days. Very nice Hotel with excellent breakfast. Staff were extremely friendly and helpful. The hotel is just a 12-15 minutes walk from the Edinburgh Waverly Station. The Royal Mile road which is the popular old prt of Edinburgh is just a 4-5 minutes walk round the corner. The famous Princess Street is also at a comfortable... 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 again soon. More

Dublin, Ireland
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142 reviews 142 reviews
81 hotel reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This Hotel is in the Middle of all the Edinburgh action - a great location - nice friendly staff - did an early check in prior to going to a meeting - the rooms small but very functional - the breakfast very good both hot and cold - would be happy to come back - a great base from a... 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 glad we were able to check you in early, prior to your meeting. Our breakfast is included for all guests and not only offers great value but also a perfect start to the day! I am pleased you enjoyed your visit and we look forward... More

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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Good location, a short walk from the train station. It was a easy walk to all the sights and restruarants. We had 3 adults and there was plenty of room. Our room was very quiet. This is much nicer than any HI Express i have stayed in in the US. The staff was excellent.

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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 again soon. More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great hotel right in the heart of the city, only 20 minutes walk from all the shops and inbetween Holyrood Palace and Edinburgh Castle, staff were helpful, friendly and welcoming. Would reccomend to everyone.

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

Thank you for leaving a review of your recent stay with us. I am glad you enjoyed your visit and we appreciate you taking the time to recommend our hotel to other travellers, We hope to welcome you back soon. More

Berkeley Heights, New Jersey
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We picked this hotel for the location and it was indeed excellent. 5-10 minutes walks to all major attractions, 2 min from the Royal Mile, though the street is quiet and not very touristy. The room for two was spacious, very clean and also quiet, the modern design is somewhat thoughtful - nice and convenient features like local bedside lights... 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 glad you enjoyed your visit and found our staff helpful. We hope to welcome you back again soon! More

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

My first time in Scotland and had done a lot of research into where to go and stay. Edinburgh is a relatively small city, and very walkable. What looks like a long walk is usually very short. This hotel looked a little out of the way compared to all of the hotels near Waverley station so I was pleasantly surprised... More

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

Dear BC Many thanks for taking the time to post a review of your recent stay at the Holiday Inn Express Edinburgh Royal Mile. You're absolutely right to note that Edinburgh is fairly easy to navigate on foot and we are but a few minutes walk from the Waverley and well located right in the heart of the Old Town... More

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

I stayed at the Holiday Inn near the Royal Mile October 2014 and I was very satisfied with the proximity to popular neighbourhoods, while also being quiet and out of the way of the crowds. The staff at the front desk were friendly and helpful. Breakfast selection was better than expected. The room was clean and housekeeping was great. Easy... More

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

Dear DVY91 Thank you for taking the time to post a review of your recent stay at the Holiday Inn Express Edinburgh Royal Mile. We have an excellent location right in the heart of the old town and I'm glad to hear it was spot on for your trip to Edinburgh. Many thanks for your kind words about our staff... More

Chester, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed 3 nights in half term to see sights of the city. Hotel in a really good and close location to the royal mile and plenty of places of interest. Room was clean and free hotel breakfast was really nice touch with plenty of choice for adults and kids. Staff really helpful and polite.

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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 leave a review of your recent stay with us. I am glad you enjoyed your visit and we hope to welcome you back soon. More

chepstow
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81 reviews 81 reviews
57 hotel reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Located just off the Royal Mile. Staff at the hotel were excellent & really helpful during our visit. Good breakfast choice (hot and cold), very clean hotel, room also very quiet. Nice modern hotel. Wi- fi connections were available though signal a bit weak where our room was.

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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 leave your 5 star review of your recent visit to our hotel. I am pleased you enjoyed the visit and we hope to welcome you back again soon. 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*
Number of rooms: 78
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