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Holiday Inn Express Edinburgh - Royal Mile
Ranked #81 of 147 Hotels in Edinburgh
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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“We enjoyed our stay”
Reviewed November 15, 2012 via mobile

The location is great . It is very close to the main train station ( waverly) and some main attractions as the Castle . The breakfast and internet were included and both were great. The staff was helpful too. I recommend this hotel even if you are on business or leisure.

  • Stayed November 2012
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Reviewed November 15, 2012 via mobile

Although basic (as you would expect from a Holiday Inn) the room was very clean, the staff were friendly and helpful, breakfast was good enough (although the option for bacon and porridge would have been nice!) and the location was great.

  • Stayed November 2012
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Kirkwall, United Kingdom
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Reviewed November 14, 2012 via mobile

Stayed one night at the Express by Holiday Inn and was more than satisfied withe the service and facilities. On arrival the reception staff were very efficient and courteous. My room on the first floor, overlooking the churchyard next door was certainly adequate with its provisions. As Express by Holiday Inns are mostly for overnight or short term stays I would never expect to have all the provisions of a standard hotel. Breakfast room was very busy so I would advise to get breakfast sooner than later in the morning or to take the breakfast tray to your room. Shall definitely return on my next trip to Edinburgh

Stayed November 2012, traveled on business
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Murrieta
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Reviewed November 13, 2012

This hotel is spartan at best. It had no luggage rack - not even a portable one. Our suitcases remained on the floor both days of our stay. A long counter against the wall held the TV, but the room had no table and only one chair. There was no closet; only 6 hangers on a short rack perpendicular to the wall. While you could make tea or coffee in the rooom, one of us had to sit on the bed to drink it. The bathroom was adequate, with hot water and clean towels. The room and the double bed linens were clean. Breakfast was excellent with hot eggs, susage, bacon, etc. And the place was quiet. These are definitely plusses, but do not expect this hotel to equal the Holiday Inn Expresses in the U.S.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed November 10, 2012

The hotel was in a fab location just off Royal Mile and everything was very easy to get to in walking distance. We stayed on a 4 night break (Mon-Fri, 5-9 Nov 2012), the staff were excellent, very friendly and helpful and the rooms were very comfy and warm with nice comfy beds too. I would wholeheartedly recommend this hotel to anyone for its great location and being a great place to stay. I very much look forward to staying there again.

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hiexpressrm, Front Office Manager at Holiday Inn Express Edinburgh - Royal Mile, responded to this review, November 12, 2012
We appreciate you taking the time to give an honest review of your recent stay us. Our front desk team work tirelessly to ensure every guest stay is comfortable and their expectations exceeded – they are always pleased when this is recognised on forums such as this. We look forward to seeing you again on your next visit to Edinburgh.
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Reviewed November 9, 2012

I stayed here for a long weekend. Check-in was effortless and the staff attentive. Breakfast provided a good selection of foods. The hotel is perfectly located to explore Edinburgh on foot. The rooms were comfortable and warm (visited mid-winter). Rooms competitively priced. Would definately stay here again.

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled on business
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hiexpressrm, Front Office Manager at Holiday Inn Express Edinburgh - Royal Mile, responded to this review, November 12, 2012
Thank you for taking the time to review your recent stay with us. I am glad you enjoyed your stay with us – we are very lucky to be situated within such close walking distance to many of Edinburgh’s favourite attractions and our free breakfast provides a great start to a busy day around town. I hope to welcome you back to the hotel on your next trip to Edinburgh.
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Reviewed November 5, 2012

Staff really friendly, phoned for wallking directions from Waverley Station, bit of an up hill (and then donwn) if you can't walk far, get a taxi. Decent sized and clean room, well placed for walking around Edinburgh. Room was quiet, basic breakfast, but if that's all you are after then it's OK. Also no bath, not normally something that would bother me though. Didn't really get to see Edinburgh as a business trip, so must go back for a look around another time.

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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled on business
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Property: Holiday Inn Express Edinburgh - Royal Mile
Address: 300 Cowgate, Edinburgh EH1 1NA, Scotland
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Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Edinburgh > Old Town
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#24 Family Hotel in Edinburgh
#32 Romantic Hotel in Edinburgh
#35 Business Hotel in Edinburgh
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Holiday Inn Express Edinburgh - Royal Mile 3*
Number of rooms: 78
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 
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