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Holiday Inn Express Edinburgh - Royal Mile

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Louisville, Kentucky
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183 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

The hotel was certainly well located for our long weekend in Edinburgh. The royal mile is directly up a case (alley) from the hotel. Breakfast wasn't particularly good. The a/c unit in our room was particularly noisy.

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Concord, North Carolina
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10 reviews
10 hotel reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very, very nice hotel in the heart of Edinburgh. Very convenient to everything in the city. Very nice, clean modern room. Nice little bar in the reception area. Staff are very professional, friendly and funny.

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

Thank you Roscoe1967 for reviewing your recent stay with us. It is great to read that you enjoyed your stay with us and that you experienced the Holiday Inn Express standards. We do hope you will return to us on your next visit to the city. More 

Derby, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Myself and my partner enjoyed a weekend in Edinburgh which involved sight seeing and chilling out. The Hotel is ideally located , the rooms of a good standard and the staff were very helpful and friendly. Unfortunately the breakfast was inadequate and disappointing because of the lack of choice which included sausages only and No Bacon !! The bar was... More 

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

Thank you terrano22 for reviewing you recent stay with us. It was great to read that you found us the ideal location for exploring in Edinburgh and that you found our team helpful and friendly. Thank you for your feedback regarding our breakfast, as your research showed there has been issues raised about the lack of bacon before and you... More 

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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135 reviews
28 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This Holiday Inn Express is misleading named. It is NOT on Royal Mile but instead on Cowpath a very steep hill walk from Main Street or The Royal Mile. It is a pleasant property and offers a nice free breakfast buffet but customers should be aware of the steep clime up and down to reach it

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

Thank you for your review and staying with us, we are just down from the royal mile on the cowgate. Edinburgh has many hills and stairs all over the city and it can be tiring walking around all day. Breakfast is included for all guests to start there day off and give you lots of energy for walking around these... More 

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37 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed as family of three with my wife and daughter, 13 years. Hotel has excellent location only a short walk from the Royal Mile. Hotel relatively small and of a standard you would expect for a Holiday, clean and tidy, a little small. Breakfast can be busy, with a first come first served seating arrangement, food was ok. Overall very... More 

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

Thank you for your review and for staying with us. We are in the heart of the Old Town with many attractions, shops, bars and restaruants on your door step. We hope you will come back again next time you come to Edinburgh. More 

Ontario
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15 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Good location, one block away from the High Street (Royal Mile). The staff were pleasant and helpful. Breakfast is included and was satisfactory. The first room we were offered had a connecting door to the next room. Although were assured there was sufficient soundproofing we haver never had a good experience with this set-up. We were given a room on... More 

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

Thank you WallaceGrommit for reviewing your recent stay with us. We are sorry to read that you struggled for storage space in the room but we are pleased that this would not deter you from visiting us again. We look forward to welcoming you back. More 

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32 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stayed here for 2 nights. Great staff friendly and helpful. We arrived about 10.00am expecting to leave our bags but were told our room was ready. My daughter had booked and said they ask for rough time of arrival to try and make sure rooms is available. Room was not overly large but sdequate, lovely beds. Bathroom and toilet together... More 

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

Dear suekingsley852, Thank you for taking the time to review your recent stay at the Holiday Inn Express – Edinburgh Royal Mile. It is great to see that you enjoyed your time with us. The team here a brilliant and understand that our guests want to get here early and get out and about in Edinburgh. If we have a... More 

Utah
2 reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed at the Holiday Inn Express on 300 Cowgate in Edinburgh last month. It was our first visit to Scotland so we went with a hotel that we have had good luck with in the States. We were not disappointed! The room was small but very clean and comfortable. The bathroom was in suite which included a nice shower... More 

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

Dear Krisby56, Thank you for taking the time to give us a 5 star review about your recent stay at the Holiday Inn Express – Edinburgh Royal Mile. We are so glad that you had an enjoyable time with us with it being your 1st visit to Scotland. With the Holiday Inn Express brand you can be assured that you... More 

Northallerton, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We arrived really early, 11.45am, expecting to only be able to leave our luggage, but we were able to check into our room, the staff were really friendly and helpful. The hotel is quiet and close to the station and Royal Mile. Breakfast was more than we expected . We were able to leave our luggage until we left later... More 

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

Dear shirleym57, many thanks for taking the time to post a review of your recent stay with us here at the Holiday Inn Express Edinburgh Royal Mile. We are delighted to hear of your great experience with our team and that our ever popular Express Start breakfast set you up for a busy day expoloring the sights of the Old... More 

Pullman, Washington
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11 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Clean comfortable room -we had a twin room. Beds were comfortable, room had tea kettle with coffee & tea supplies. Location is excellent for Royal Mile. About 1 block to the middle of the Royal Mile. Walk 10 min to get to waverly train station & New Town. Quiet area, next to a church courtyard. Felt safe & quiet. Windows... More 

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

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 to stay with us in the heart of the Old Town of Edinburgh near all the essential attractions the city has to offer. Thank you for your feedback about the breakfast. We do... 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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  • 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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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Breakfast
  • Dry Cleaning
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  • 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: $80 - $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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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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“Avoid a room with a door connecting to the next room”
 of 5 bubbles WallaceGrommit, 3 weeks ago | Read review
“As above opt gor non connecting room”
 of 5 bubbles suekingsley852, 4 weeks ago | Read review
“We overlooked the church garden , really quiet.”
 of 5 bubbles shirleym57, 4 weeks ago | Read review
“Stayed on the first floor which I liked as it was so convenient. Stairs more efficient than the slow elevator (breakfast is downstairs).”
 of 5 bubbles Mary-Outlander, Oct 26, 2016 | Read review
“The room Had air conditioning, temperature control not work , we found and used a heater in the room.”
 of 5 bubbles 258pauliney, Oct 26, 2016 | Read review
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