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Holiday Inn Express Edinburgh - Royal Mile

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Boston, United States
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This place is the best. It's a minute walk from the Royal Mile, there are tons of tourists here. It's not the cheapest and not the most expensive, breakfast is a huge selection, fresh and delicious, the rooms are spotless, the wifi works perfectly and it's clean and the staff is friendly. Hands down winner. I only wish they had... More 

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3 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Small room, but the place is near the centre and near of the miles The typical English breakfast with sausage but lacked ham and cheese and scrambled eggs The room is small but the people is gentle in your answer.Not speak spanish.Near there are a typical pub is very cool

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Singapore
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22 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A place located near the city center, tourist attractions, train station, cafes and restaurants. The room is decent and clean. The staffs are friendly and accomodating. Will recommend this place to my friends.

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

Dear manoeljava, Thank you for taking the time to review your recent stay at the Holiday Inn Express – Edinburgh Royal Mile. The hotel is found on the Cowgate which is a stones throw from the actual Royal Mile so getting there only takes a couple of minutes. You are very close to all the sights of the old town... More 

Dallas, TX
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61 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This hotel is in a perfect location to walk to all the places along or close to the Royal Mile including both castles. The staff is extremely helpful. We were there several days after arriving in Scotland and again for one night after a bus tour of the Highlands. We needed two rooms and both times they had them right... More 

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

Dear slix1, Thank you for taking the time to review your recent stay at the Holiday Inn Express – Edinburgh Royal Mile. The hotel is located on the Cowgate which is just off the Royal Mile and close to the Castle, Holyrood Palace and the new town of Edinburgh. Everything is in walking distance. The team are always looking to... More 

Napa, CA
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59 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

You pay the price for a newer hotel in a rather good location. In this case it was during the Edinburgh Festival in August with high non-refundable rates. Then the rooms are nice but very small. It seems that they have tried to use the ultimate use of space in the smallest amount of space. For me the room was... More 

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

Dear cuthroat, Thank you for taking the time to review your recent stay at the Holiday Inn Express – Edinburgh Royal Mile. The location of the hotel is brilliant for getting out and around the sights of the old town of Edinburgh. Everything is in walking distance the Castle, Holyrood place, the Royal Mile and the new town. During August... More 

dundee
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16 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I booked rooms for my daughters birthday as I have done since 2014. They loved the friendly staff and the excellent location breakfast was great and set them up for a days festivaling. My daughter was annoyed at the attitude of another guest who was rude and unrealistically demanding she spoke to the employee and encouraged her. If she or... More 

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

Dear Izzzie, Thank you for taking the time to review your recent stay at the Holiday Inn Express – Edinburgh Royal Mile. It is always great to hear from our guests who use us and each time you have found us to at the standard you would expect from the Holiday Inn Express brand. It lets us know that we... More 

Newcastle
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is in a good spot for easy access to the sights. There is a 24 car park a2 minute walk away which is discounted by the hotel to £12 per 24 hours. As a family of 2 adults and 2 kids we booked the family room which is really just a normal room ( the layout plan on the... More 

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

Dear SunnyhurstNewcastle, 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 you chose us for your visit to this year’s Edinburgh Festival. It is good to hear that you enjoyed your stay during this exciting time and that our great team made your visit... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It is ok overall. It is close enough from Waverly station. Everything you need is there. The location is good, the people are nice and helpful, the breakfast was good with gluten free option for my kid.

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Thank Boris M
hiexpressrm, Manager at Holiday Inn Express Edinburgh - Royal Mile, responded to this review

Thank you Boris M for taking the time to review your recent stay with us. We are glad that you found us the ideal location for exploring Edinburgh's many attractions. We hope to welcome you back to the hotel on your next visit to Edinburgh. More 

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11 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed here on my loyalty points on an unscheduled stop. Good location very friendly reception and room clean. Breakfast is a bit weak but to be fair it was high season and the hotel was very full. There is no parking also which wasn't great.

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

Dear Stephen G, Thank you for taking the time to review your recent stay at the Holiday Inn Express – Edinburgh Royal Mile. Location of the hotel in the old town is brilliant. We are on the Cowgate which is just off the Royal Mile where you can be close to the sights, pubs and restaurants and have a quiet... More 

LaPorte, Indiana, United States
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73 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Our family of four stayed here on a Friday night. It was a happening place on the streets around us, for sure. The hotel is decent and conveniently located. The front desk staff were wonderful and courteous. Our room was ready for us and about what we expected. The continental breakfast was nice with a great variety of options from... More 

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

Thank you for taking the time to review your stay with us at the Holiday Inn Express Royal Mile. We are lucky to be in such a perfect central location with all of the main attractions just a few minutes’ walk from the hotel. Thank you for your comments regarding our staff. We as a team pride ourselves on our... More 

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Staying in Old Town

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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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Amenities

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  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
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  • Wheelchair access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Breakfast
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Center with Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
  • Multilingual Staff
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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 

Additional Information about Holiday Inn Express Edinburgh - Royal Mile

Address: 300 Cowgate, Edinburgh EH1 1NA, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Edinburgh > Old Town
Price Range: $113 - $352 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Holiday Inn Express Edinburgh - Royal Mile 3*
Number of rooms: 78
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Also Known As:
Holiday Inn Express Edinburgh - Royal Mile Hotel Edinburgh
Express Edinburgh Royal Mile
Holiday Inn Edinburgh
Edinburgh Holiday Inn
Holiday Inn Express Edinburgh - Royal Mile Scotland
Hotel Style:
#24 Family Hotel in Edinburgh
#32 Romantic Hotel in Edinburgh
#35 Business Hotel in Edinburgh
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