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Holiday Inn Express Edinburgh - Royal Mile

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Luton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 February 2017

The thing about Holiday Inn Express is you know what you are going to get and this one didn't disappoint. Just off the Royal Mile, it was a good location in the old town and I stayed for two nights on business. The reception staff were both welcoming and accommodating. The room was a good size - clean and functional,...

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

Dear LutonHatter88, Thank you for staying with us and for your fantastic review. Your lovely comments regarding the team will be passed on, they all work very hard to ensure every guest has a great stay with us. The feedback on your room and breakfast is appreciated and we are glad that you found us the ideal base for exploring...

Bristol, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 February 2017

Lovely hotel, perfect location ! In the heart of old town with a short 10 minute walk from Princes Street a stones through away from The royal mile. Clean comfortable rooms with a self service buffet style hot/cold breakfast. The breakfast room was small however fit for purpose. Staff was friendly and helpful. Would recommend !

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

Dear kjlloyd1976, Thank you for taking the time to review your recent stay at the Holiday Inn Express – Edinburgh Royal Mile. Our location is very hard to beat to see the sights of Edinburgh. Conveniently located in the Old Town where we are slightly off beaten track on the Cowgate. The Royal Mile is about a couple hundred yards...

Alnwick, United Kingdom
Reviewed 25 January 2017

Stayed for 2 nights , hotel is very central only 2 minutes from the Royal Mile . Rooms are great very comfortable lots of space comfrey beds. Staff were very friendly and helpful. Read a few people moaning about breakfast. Don't know what they wanted , but the buffet breakfast was good, a wide choice enough for anyone's taste ,and...

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

Dear William A, 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 had an enjoyable time in Edinburgh and the team had the pleasure to welcome you to the Auld Reekie. The hotel is certainly ideally located in the Old town and...

Auchtermuchty, United Kingdom
Reviewed 22 January 2017

Lovely welcome from reception staff who were also very helpful when I enquired about easiest walking route to a theatre and they kindly gave me a little street map with route marked. Also enjoyed immaculately clean room/facilities, great sleep and lots of choices at breakfast.. would definitely stay again and recommend to others.

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

Dear Olive39, Thank you for staying with us and for your fantastic five star review. Your lovely comments regarding the team will be passed on, they all work very hard to ensure every guest has a great stay with us. The feedback on your room and breakfast is appreciated and we are glad that you found us the ideal base...

Akureyri, Iceland
Reviewed 20 January 2017

Stayed there for one week. The room was great, extremely comfy beds. The staff was very friendly. The location is good. Royal mile the high street with all the great pubs and restaurants just 5 minutes walk. Prince street just few minutes walk. Would definitely stay again. 👍

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

Dear OttoH, Thank you for taking the time to review your recent stay at the Holiday Inn Express – Edinburgh Royal Mile. It is always great to hear from our guests who use us and each time you have found us to at the standard you would expect from the Holiday Inn Express brand. It lets us know that we...

Corringham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 20 January 2017

Best price wise for our stay in Edinburgh. Staff extremely friendly,and helpful. Good situation less than 400 metres from the High street (Royal Mile) Breakfast was ok,with a good variety of hot choices (only scrambled egg,no fried or boiled!!) and cold choices,yogurts fruit etc,but enough to give a good start to the day. Rooms comfortable. Slight noise in the morning...

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

Dear taurean_traveller122, Thank you for reviewing your recent stay with us. It was great to read of your appreciation of the staff and rooms here, I will pass it on to the team. I am sorry that you did not find enough variety in our inclusive Express Start breakfast, you will be pleased to know, that this is being revised...

San Salvador, El Salvador
Reviewed 14 January 2017

This hotel has good location, close to downtown to apreciate the monuments, central parks , restaurants and more. But the staff was cold and nothing service oriented. The food was typical diches and very plenty.

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

Dear cristalesavila, many thanks for taking the time to share a review of your recent stay with us at the Holiday Inn Express Edinburgh Royal Mile. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us and that our location was ideal for your sight-seeing. I was surprised to read of your experience with our team which our guests usually...

Santa Monica, California
Reviewed 9 January 2017 via mobile

Hotel is at the bottom of the royal mile, not the worst location but not that great. It was suppose to be free wifi in room, but my room had no wifi connection or cell service. They said I can make my calls in the lobby where there is service.. oh thanks. beds were very uncomfortable and rooms were tiny....

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

Dear Hannah Ruby, Thank you for taking the time to review your recent stay at the Holiday Inn Express – Edinburgh Royal Mile. I am very sorry to hear that we were not to what you expected from the Holiday Inn Express brand and sincerely apologise for this. As you can see from previous reviews that majority of the time...

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

As always - guaranteed a great room and warm welcome!!! Room a great size, bathroom lovely. Extremely comfy beds. Breakfast in the mornings are a good size with lots to choose from. Best part -- great location. Just 4mins walk from the castle and just off the main High street/ Royal mile. Surrounded by great pubs, bars and restaurants. Would...

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

Dear GeeAliThrone, Thank you for such an amazing review on TripAdvisor. I have passed on your comments to the team who were delighted that you had such an enjoyable stay with us. They wanted me to pass on their thanks and say that it was a delight to welcome you to Edinburgh. Our location is brilliant and we are just...

Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

Great stay with 3 young children. Friendly staff who were very helpful. Rooms standard for HI Express -- clean and spacious. Good central location. Close for restaurants, bars and attractions. Parking close by.

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Dear StueyH73, Thank you for taking the time to review your recent stay at the Holiday Inn Express - Edinburgh Royal Mile. It is great to hear that you and your family had an enjoyable time with us. The team are always looking to see how they can help our guests and love to give our guests a warm welcome....

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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-flavoured 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
  • Breakfast included
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  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Breakfast included
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  • 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
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Edinburgh > Old Town
Price Range: $142 - $409 (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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