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Holiday Inn Express Edinburgh - Royal Mile

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Puerto del Rosario, Spain
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

Just great. Clean, very well located and correct breakfast. I would give the five starts if the wifi would have worked correctly. But that was not the case. And I needed to work, so it was a little stressful. Would I come back? Absolutely. Just being aware that internet is not a thing you can count on.

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 134 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My mum and i stayed here for three nights last week (mid July) and were really impressed. The rooms were lovely, a decent size, clean, comfy beds, good air conditioning, quiet and the man at reception who checked us in was very helpful and incredibly handsome (can you pass that on to him please?!). The breakfast was excellent and there... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

From the beginning to end all perfect. Very friendly staff; Daniel, Matt, Aggie, so nice, just can not be better. Will be back for sure next year to see Military Tattoo. Nice breakfast, nice bedroom, free Wi-Fi .

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Thank Maciej M
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Name is misleading, it's NOT on the Royal Mile but located in the Cowgate. Colgate is a good location for bars and restaurants. Hotel is new. Room was comfortable. Place is nice inside. One drawback is the area where you get breakfast. It's tiny, possibly about 100, hotel could be 400+, so there would be congestion if everyone decided to... More 

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VA
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It was just what I expected, no frills but everything you need. The room was warm and when we mentioned it we were immediately issued an oscillating fan. Bed was okay, nothing special, and the breakfast had plenty to get the day started.

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

Dear Robin B, Thank you for taking the time to review your recent stay at the Holiday Inn Express – Edinburgh Royal Mile. It was great reading your comments and that you had an enjoyable time with us. The team are always looking to help our guests to the best we can and it was a pleasure resolve your issue... More 

Inverness, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stayed two nights for wedding next door at the chapel. excellent location with eateries close by . can't fault and would recommend . Wife and friend used boosh hairdressers directly across road for hair pin up . ate at Holyrood 7a , just 150mfrom hotel , great choices .

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

Dear KillieNess, many thanks for your review of your stay at the Holiday Inn Express Edinburgh Royal Mile. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us and also enjoyed the wedding next door. We hope you’ll come back soon to see the sights you might have missed for a city break? More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was our stop before and after our bus tour of Isle of Sky. The hotel was decent the service was nothing to rave about but at least the locations was not fare of the royal mile about 200 m downhill of the royal mile so every time you want to go shopping you have to climb that hill. If... More 

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

Dear Daniel L, Thank you for taking the time to review your recent stay at the Holiday Inn Express - Edinburgh Royal Mile. We hope you enjoyed your time on the Isle of Skye and your tour of Scotland. The hotels location in the old town is brilliant and we just adjacent the Royal Mile. Unfortunately with the old town... More 

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

Stayed here for a day as city centre was fully booked. 15 mins from princess street and right within old city, so great location for holidays. Reception and bar area is small, but works out ok. Standard holiday in experience and affordable rates.

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Thank pkartik2015
hiexpressrm, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Edinburgh - Royal Mile, responded to this review

Dear pkartik2015, Thank you for the wonderful 5 star TripAdvisor review about your recent stay at the Holiday Inn Express – Royal Mile. We are about a 10/15 minute walk from Princes Street and are located in the Old Town of Edinburgh just off the Royal Mile and the Castle. All the sights are within walking distance and the Hop... More 

Visalia, California
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4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We came here for a family stop off after a visit to London. Easy access from Waverley Station 10 min walk and walking distance to Royal Mile where it's all happening. Great visit by using the hop on hop off bus and saw a lot in 2 days. Rooms were recently renovated. Some areas like breakfast room and lobby going... More 

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

Dear Samantha R, many thanks for sharing a review of your recent City Break here with us at the Holiday Inn Express Edinburgh Royal Mile. It’s great to hear that you made the most of our excellent location here in the heart of Edinburgh’s old town for exploration and sight-seeing and that our newly refreshed rooms met with your approval.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Used the hotel as a base for the Moonwalk on Saturday night. breakfast self service but plenty available. Room and bed clean and comfortable. Staff helpful. Good location for Holyrood Park where moonwalk taking place so easy to walk back to from City. Downside had to use room key to get the lift to move.

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Thank GirlGuides100years
hiexpressrm, Front Office Manager at Holiday Inn Express Edinburgh - Royal Mile, responded to this review

Dear GirlGuides100years, Thank you for taking the time to review your recent stay at the Holiday Inn Express – Edinburgh Royal Mile. Please let me congratulate you on your participation of the Edinburgh the Moonwalk. I hope you enjoyed yourself and the rain didn’t dampen your spirts for such a worthy cause. Location is great as we are so close... 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: $121 - $339 (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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