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Holiday Inn Express Edinburgh - Royal Mile

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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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58 reviews 58 reviews
28 hotel reviews
96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

we stayed here on a mini break in January we were warmly greeted by the staff on reception and quickly got to our room the room was extremely clean and had excellent amenities. we used this hotel as a base to explore Edinburgh and it was ideal and never to far away to get back and out of the horrible... More 

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Willowick, Ohio
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

My husband frequently stays at HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS in the USA when traveling for work . This hotel met his/our expectations for our brief two night stay in Edinburgh. The location was good and not difficult to find. We were traveling with our adult daughter, and she slept on the pull out couch and found it to be comfortable. Loved... More 

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

An impromptu stay having missed the last train, but came away feeling I had been ripped off. The room was clean if a little jaded. Comfy bed. The wifi was very slow, heating was overpowering and aircon didn't work - the room was so hot I had the windows open all night. The shower looked like it was going to... 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. Throughout the year prices for accommodation within Edinburgh fluctuate greatly, and we ensure we are always competitively priced within a busy city boasting over 600 accommodation providers. Regardless of price we always aim to offer everything you would expect from the Holiday Inn Express Brand and great... More 

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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed here for 1 night to see a live band at a venue 2 mins walk away. Chose this hotel for that very reason. Very typical of all other HI Express hotels and was fine for 1 night. Great location for anyone visiting Edinburgh and only 10 min walk from Waverley Station. Room had 2 single beds but the beds... More 

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

Dear Guest Thank you for your review. We are sorry to hear your stay had been interrupted during the night. We have staff members available 24 hours a day to help with any issues that may arise. It is nice to hear you enjoyed the location of the hotel and the friendly staff. We hope you will be able to... More 

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49 reviews 49 reviews
10 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I wanted a clean room, comfy bed, a good shower, in a prime location and all value for money. This was spot on! They are not trying to be something are not. They do basic mid-range hotel and they do it very well. Its just off the Royal mile so location couldn't be any better.

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

Thank you very much for lovely 5 star review. We hope to welcome you again in the future. More 

Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
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76 reviews 76 reviews
66 hotel reviews
107 helpful votes 107 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You know what you are going to get in a HI Express and this is typical of the brand. I have stayed here three times before, which must say something about the hotel. It is not somewhere that I would want to stay if I was intending to spend time in my hotel room, but why would you want to... 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 that you have now stayed with us a few times. We look forward to welcoming you back soon. More 

Oxford, United Kingdom
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120 reviews 120 reviews
117 hotel reviews
96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We booked here because it is only five minutes walk from the Festival Theatre but all the main sights are also within walking distance. Standard HIE, rooms basic but clean. Ours (307) had a sofa & overlooked a church, both bonuses. Reception staff very pleasant & helpful.

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

Thank you for your lovely comments and for taking the time to review your recent stay with us. It was really nice to hear you enjoyed your stay with us and we hope to welcome you again soon. More 

Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
10 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We really were not expecting much from this hotel, we booked it as we knew we would be out all day for the two days we were in Edinburgh, we just needed beds and showers. The first thing that pleased me at the time of booking was that our children could both share our room, they are 11 & 16... More 

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

Thank you for a lovely honest review and for choosing to stay with us. If you become an IHG rewards member (which is free to join) we will guarantee the lowest rate available if you book direct. We hope to welcome you back again soon. More 

Rochester, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I would recommend this hotel. It was very reasonably priced with quick access to the Royal Mile (about 1 block away). The staff were all friendly and accommodating. They also had a nice breakfast included with your stay. Would stay here again!

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

Dear Melissa Thank you for your lovely comments and 5 star review. Really nice to hear you enjoyed your stay with us and we hope to welcome you again soon. More 

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

such a handy small hotel backing on to the Royal Mile so all attractions were on the door step, it couldn't have been more convenient. Despite its proximity to the Royal Mile, it was lovely and quiet. Staff were polite and helpful, room small but clean with well stocked coffee and tea, replenished daily. Couldn't have wished for any more.

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

Many thanks for taking the time to post an awesome five star review of your recent stay at the Holiday Inn Express Edinburgh Royal Mile. Thank you for recognizing our wonderful team and we’re all glad that you enjoyed your city-break with us and we look forward to welcoming you back! More 

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