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Holiday Inn Express Edinburgh - Royal Mile

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34 reviews
9 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a typical holiday inn express, what sets it apart is the friendly staff and its location. It's not on the Royal mile but only 5 minutes walk. Great pubs and restaurants within short walking distance. We had an overall good experience.

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

Thank you Russell B for reviewing your recent stay with us. It was great to read that you found us the ideal location for exploring the city and your kind words regarding our staff will be past on. We hope to welcome you back to the hotel on your next visit to the city. More 

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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83 reviews
30 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This is an excellent base for going around Edinburgh. The rooms are typical express style and appears to be standard design all over - it was the same as the other express we stayed at during this vacation. The front staff are very friendly and helpful. If you are coming in from the railway station and have some luggage take... More 

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

Thank you Indkan for reviewing your recent stay with us at the Holiday Inn Express Edinburgh Royal Mile. It was lovely to read your comments regarding our front desk team and we are glad that you enjoyed your time with us while exploring Edinburgh. We hope to welcome you back to the hotel on your next visit to the city. More 

London, United Kingdom
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155 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Landed and caught bus to Waverley station. Went straight to tour bus office. It was 9.00 am. We went for the Grand ticket which covered 4 tours. We caught the first one which was closest to our hotel. Got off at the museum of childhood and a 5 minute walk and we were at the hotel. Receptionist Ola was delightful.... More 

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

Thank you mariaalmeida186338 for staying with us and for your fantastic five star review. Your lovely comments regarding Ola and the team will be passed on, they all work very hard to ensure every guest has a great stay with us. The feedback on your room and breakfast is appreciated and we are glad that you found us the ideal... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Just returned from a 3 night stay. The room was great, the location fantastic, just a street away from the Royal Mile. Staff where very helpful and friendly and always happy to help and provide tips on what to visit. Breakfast was as expected, loads of it and freshly cooked. The hotel was very quiet so good night sleep was... More 

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

Thank you Sue H for staying with us and for your lovely 5 star review. It was great to read that you found us an ideal base for your stay in Edinburgh and that our Express Start breakfast set you up for a day of exploring. I will pass your great comments on to the team. We hope to see... More 

Bournemouth
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51 reviews
28 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I stayed here with my daughter for two nights. The room was fine, as you would expect from a Holiday Inn Express. The air conditioning worked well and so the room temperature was good. Beds and pillows comfortable. There is only one lift which was, at times difficult to use. Reception was helpful, especially with the printing out of my... More 

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

Thank you harryh52 for reviewing your recent stay with us. I am glad to read that we met your expectations for a Holiday Inn Express and that you found us an ideal location for exploring Edinburgh with your daughter. You are right it is a hilly city. We look forward to welcoming you back to the hotel on your next... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We took the train to Edinburgh and this was a quick taxi ride from the train station and very near the Old Town. It is also right next to a Catholic Church which you may find nice (as we did). We stayed in a handicapped room which was large but the bathroom flooded as the shower had nothing but a... More 

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

Thank you KAF32082 for reviewing your recent stay with us. I am sorry that you had problems with the shower in the accessible room, however these rooms do give more space for a family staying. It was great to read that you found our location ideal for exploring Edinburgh's Old Town. We do hope to welcome you back on your... More 

Harrogate, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed here for 3 nights during the festival month. The family room was clean and functional, perfect for collapsing in at the end of a busy day. The location on Cowgate off The Royal Mile was perfect as you are situated in the central spine of the City and can easily get to events/attractions on either side. Biggest critique... More 

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

Dear BronteBucket, Thank you for your review and nice comments about the hotel. We are in the old town and you can walk round most of the city and see all the attractions. We are right in the middle of everything when the fringe festival is on every August and a 10 minute walk from the castle for the Military... More 

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

A very nice hotel. The location is great a walking distance to anyplace in the old town, and for the fit and brave of heart a you can even walk to the new town. The staff is helpful and kind. Only remark is that the opening sofa-bed is not comfortable at all.

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

Dear Michal E, 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... More 

Boston, United States
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2016 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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Thank William D
hiexpressrm, Front Office Manager at Holiday Inn Express Edinburgh - Royal Mile, responded to this review

Dear William D, Thank you for taking the time to give us a 5 star TripAdvisor review about your recent stay at the Holiday Inn Express – Edinburgh Royal Mile. The hotel is on the Cowgate and is a couple of hundred yards from the Royal Mile. Centrally located in the Old Town of Edinburgh you can really get sucked... More 

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5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2016

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

Dear Jaime T, Thank you for taking the time to review your recent stay at the Holiday Inn Express – Edinburgh Royal Mile. Our rooms are of a standard size with a double bed and double sofa bed. The location of the hotel is great if you are looking to stay in the Old Town of Edinburgh, close to the... 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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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Bar/Lounge
  • 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: $100 - $271 (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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