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Holiday Inn Express Edinburgh - Royal Mile

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300 Cowgate, Edinburgh EH1 1NA Scotland
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  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
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#83 of 161 hotels in Edinburgh
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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.
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Paid public parking nearby
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
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24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
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Breakfast buffet
Complimentary instant cofffee
Complimentary tea
Kid-friendly buffet
Vending machine
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Non-smoking rooms
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English, Spanish, German, Polish
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Luana wrote a review Nov 2020
7 contributions21 helpful votes
We had a 3-night stay at the Holiday Inn Express - Royal Mile and the experience definitely exceeded our expectations! Our 4th floor room had a wonderful view and the room was spotless clean! The staff was so friendly and helpful! A decent breakfast served daily, pre-packed but we could request hot drinks and hot breakfast (bacon/sausage/vegan option) from the reception area downstairs. The hotel's location is very central, a 10 min walk to the train station, airport shuttle and to Edinburgh Castle.
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kiwisteveandali wrote a review Oct 2020
spain82 contributions66 helpful votes
We wanted something close to the Royal Mile that could have the four of us at a reasonable price and this met all the above criteria. The rooms are on the small side which is normal for a city centre location but clean. The service was friendly and prompt and the price excellent. It fulfilled everything we required.
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Date of stay: October 2020
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vixen1980 wrote a review Oct 2020
Burnley, United Kingdom87 contributions70 helpful votes
Stayed here for 2 nights at the end of September. Having never been to Edinburgh before, I had no idea which areas were the best to stay in but our one stipulation was available parking nearby with enough clearance for a truck! Sorted - they use NCP Holyrood with clearance up to 2.15m! (Just in case anyone has the same issue!). Parking there is discounted to £12 per night. Turned out to be in a perfect location with everything within walking distance, a pub next door and an excellent restaurant down the road - what more could we need or want? Due to C-19, breakfast was of the continental variety and included in the price. This was also a must as we were unsure as to what the situation would be gaining entry to places to eat. Turns out we needed have been as it was stress free throughout. Staff were pleasant, polite and knowledgeable. The hotel was clean with gel and sanitizer available throughout. I'd definitely stay here again next time in Edinburgh
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Date of stay: September 2020
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junew2016 wrote a review Oct 2020
Bracknell13 contributions15 helpful votes
We visit Edinburgh regularly but this was our first time using this hotel. We had a quiet room overlooking the church and a view across to the hills. The staff were very welcoming and helpful and coping with all the Covid restrictions very well. It's a great location for anyone visiting the city being only a few minutes walk from some of the main attractions and bus routes. Highly recommended.
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Date of stay: September 2020
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lizzie111961 wrote a review Sep 2020
Huddersfield, United Kingdom142 contributions133 helpful votes
Just returned from a three night stay. Booked on line and paid approx 60 a night including breakfast. This was a grab and go breakfast but still pretty good. Room was very clean .. noisy outside at night but fine once windows closed! Parking at NCP car park across the road. Hotel in a great location, five mins walk to the old town. Staff pleasant and efficient
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Date of stay: September 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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PRICE RANGE
USD 103 - USD 257 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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holiday inn express edinburgh - royal mile hotel edinburgh, express edinburgh royal mile, holiday inn edinburgh, edinburgh holiday inn
LOCATION
United KingdomScotlandEdinburghCowgate / Old Town
NUMBER OF ROOMS
78
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Frequently Asked Questions about Holiday Inn Express Edinburgh - Royal Mile
Which popular attractions are close to Holiday Inn Express Edinburgh - Royal Mile?
Nearby attractions include National Museum of Scotland (0.4 km), Edinburgh Old Town (0.4 km), and The Real Mary King's Close (0.4 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Holiday Inn Express Edinburgh - Royal Mile?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a lounge.
What food & drink options are available at Holiday Inn Express Edinburgh - Royal Mile?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, a lounge, and complimentary tea during their stay.
Is parking available at Holiday Inn Express Edinburgh - Royal Mile?
Yes, paid public parking nearby is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Holiday Inn Express Edinburgh - Royal Mile?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Piper's Rest Public House, Smoov Gelato Coffee, and Em's Kitchen.
Is Holiday Inn Express Edinburgh - Royal Mile located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.8 km away from the centre of Edinburgh.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Holiday Inn Express Edinburgh - Royal Mile?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, German, and Polish.
Are there any historical sites close to Holiday Inn Express Edinburgh - Royal Mile?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Palace of Holyroodhouse (0.9 km), The Real Mary King's Close (0.4 km), and Gilmerton Cove (5.8 km).
Is Holiday Inn Express Edinburgh - Royal Mile accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and facilities for disabled guests. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.