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Review of Holiday Inn Express Edinburgh - Royal Mile

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Holiday Inn Express Edinburgh - Royal Mile
Ranked #84 of 150 Hotels in Edinburgh
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6 reviews
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“Would definitely return”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 29, 2014

Just had a 2night stay and could not fault it. The room was nice and bright and the bed was extremely comfortable. Everywhere was clean and well maintained. All the staff were cheerful and friendly and nothing was too much trouble for them. It is situated in a good position for everything and there are many restaurants and bars just a short walk away. I would definitely stay there again when visiting Edinburgh.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
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Wexford, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 28, 2014 via mobile

We really enjoyed our stay at the Holiday Inn Express Edinburgh. We arrived at the hotel at 9am on the Sat morn & although check in wasnt ment to be until 2:30pm they let us check in right away. The staff were really friendly & helpful. Our room was small but modern and the beds were very comfortable. Rooms were cleaned & towels changed everyday. The free Wifi was excellent throughout our stay. After we checked out at 11am on Mon, as we had a late evening flight, they let us put our bags in behind the counter for the day free of charge while we went sightseeing. Fantastic hotel. Within walking distance of all the main attractions. Would highly recommend it.

Stayed January 2014, traveled with friends
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 27, 2014 via mobile

Just back from a two night stay what can i say hotel is just a couple mins walk away from all the main attractions room was very clean and the staff r very helpfull and friendly will def be back soon for another stay would recomend this hotel to everyone

Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 26, 2014

The hotel is actually situated on Cowgate, but is only a few minutes walk from the Royal Mile and about 1km from the castle so convenient to walk to the bars and the restaurants in the old part of the town.
The rooms are the usual modern standard with nice bathrooms with showers. The breakfast is mainly continental style but also includes "instant" scrambled eggs and sausages.
Good value and friendly helpful staff.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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moray scotland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 24, 2014

A friend and I were attending festival theatre and wanted central location, reasonably priced. Hotel was clean, friendly, has free wi fi. Rooms were spacious, minimalistic but included tea and coffee making facilities and hair dryer. Our room was a twin for one night including breakfast at £49. Cannot complain. Breakfast was very good albeit the cooked is a bit odd as it only includes sausages, baked beans and scrambled egg. But there are croissants, muffins, toast, rolls, fresh fruit, several branded cereals, yoghurt, juices, jams, grapefruit and peaches in syrup. Could not complain. Small bar area, tourist info, an area selling water, soft drinks, tea and coffee just off reception. Hotel had no parking as such but there is NCP car park just short walk away costing £15 for 24 hrs. Location is a bit dingy, but just one block away from the royal mile, about twelve minute walk from castle, ten mins walk from Holyrood palace, parliament, our dynamic earth. Ten mins walk away from festival theatre, Scottish museum.

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  • Stayed January 2014, traveled with friends
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Norwich, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 24, 2014

This hotel is on Cowgate 1 road down from the royal mile. However it is clean, is an excellent base for seeing the city and the staff when we where there were so helpful.
Breakfast buffet served in a clean light area, good selection and rooms clean,

Room Tip: Don't get the room directly opposite the lift apart from the usual traffic, the "tick, tick...
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  • Stayed January 2014, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Prestwick, United Kingdom
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253 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 22, 2014

Having stayed at this property before as it's location to the Grassmaket and the Royal mile is good, however this time disappointed. The hotel only has one lift, this is a pain if you have a room on the fourth floor, you get used to the climb up and down the stairs. you can leave your car parked outside on a Sunday , using the John Street car park during the week. Hotel will validate your parking tix for reduced fee.
breakfast lacks bacon, there may be a reason, we stayed two nights, non forthcoming, otherwise bog standard breakie. The staff at the hotel are extremely helpful, however we were glad that we did not have to spend time in the property as there is plenty to do in Edinburgh.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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IHGCare, Guest Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Express Edinburgh - Royal Mile, responded to this review, February 6, 2014
Dear snei,

Thank you for your stay and leaving us a review. It is lovely to hear that you are a regular visitor to the hotel. We take all feedback from our guests seriously. It helps us gauge what we are doing right and what we need to improve on. Please accept our apologies for falling short of your expectations this particular day. We are working hard to improve our product and would love for you to give us an opportunity to make up for your poor experience. Thank you again for your comments.

Sincerely,

Connie D
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IHGCare
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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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