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Holiday Inn Express Edinburgh - Royal Mile

#82 of 147 Hotels in Edinburgh
Certificate of Excellence
04/06/2017 05/06/2017
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Connersville, United States
Reviewed yesterday NEWvia mobile

We had an uneventful stay at the hotel (which is good). Breakfast was very good. Hotel is within walking distance of The Royal Mile and bus/train station in city center. Grassmarket area is also close.

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Reviewed 17 February 2017

We are frequent visitors to Edinburgh and stayed at this hotel for 2 nights. We arrived several hours early but the very friendly receptionist allowed us to check into our room at no extra charge. The room was spotless, modern and fresh with all the facilities you would expect. The bed was very comfortable. The bathroom had an ingenious set...

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

Dear sgstewart10 Thank you for taking the time to review your recent stay at the Holiday Inn Express – Edinburgh Royal Mile. It was great reading your comments that you enjoyed the hotel, found the room clean and received good service during your time with us. The team loved welcoming you to the hotel and hope that you also enjoyed...

Reviewed 2 days ago NEWvia mobile

Rooms clean and comfortable. Easy to find and very close to the sites of Edinburgh. There is a good choice for breakfast with a varied selection of foods for all tastes. Staff were extremely friendly.

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Savannah, Georgia
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The hotel is just a couple blocks from the Royal Mile. Most of the tour bus places are right in a short walking distance. They allowed us to drop our luggage off early so that we could go out and enjoy our day while we waited till it was time to check in. The staff was amazingly helpful and nice....

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Dehradun, India
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My family (wife & kids aged 7 yrs and 3 yrs) stayed here between 16th May 2017 and 19th May 2017. We really loved this hotel. its very well located in old town. Exactly in the centre between Edinburgh Castle and Holyrood Castle, just off the Royal Mile. (The Royal Mile is where all the action is in Edinburgh) Great...

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Reviewed 5 days ago NEWvia mobile

Conveniently located in the "old city" section of Edinburgh, this particular HIE, is relatively new, near the Waverly Train Station and many historic sites and good eating choices. Be warned though, Edinburgh is like San Francisco, hilly. Wear comfortable shoes. The free hot breakfast here rivaled, and was as good as the fee-based breakfasts I've had at other more costly...

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South London
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great placed hotel for a short break with the added bonus of breakfast and Wi-Fi included in the price. Room was spacious, clean and comfy - if I had to fault anything it would be the lack of a closeable wardrobe and/or drawers. The aircon unit in the room also had a mind of its own, turning itself on in...

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

Thank you smiler2802 for staying with us and for your fantastic review. I am so pleased to read that you enjoyed all aspects of the hotel so much. Our team work very hard to ensure that all our guests enjoy their stay with us. We hope to welcome you back on your next visit to Edinburgh.

buckinghamshire,england
Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed here for 2 nights whilst attending a major sporting event at Murrayfield. We were very impressed with location, about a 10 minute walk to Princes street which suited us. Great for local bars and restaurants. The hotel was clean and modern with free wifi. Breakfast was fairly good with more than expected at this type of hotel, hot basic...

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

Dear ade45 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 and the castle, palace and museums are all about a 10/15 minute walk away. On the Royal Mile and South...

Chennai (Madras), India
Reviewed 1 week ago

I always use Holiday Inn Express hotels because they are truly budget standard and convenient. Very few surprises. Some surpass the others due to some flexibility the staff show. This one was good...Very good in fact. Nothing to complain about...The only reason its not excellent is because of the practice of locking the doors at 9 PM (and not telling...

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

Thank you Robert B for staying with us. We were so happy to read that you found is to be a great location for exploring Edinburgh's many sights and that you enjoyed our inclusive Express Start Breakfast. We do have 24h reception available for all our guest, yes we lock the doors around 9-10pm, to make the hotel more secured....

Madison, Wisconsin
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a very late check in at midnight on a Sunday night and the desk clerk was waiting for us and had our 2 rooms across from one another on the same floor. A real plus. You know what you are going to get with a HI Express. Clean safe room, centrally located,and good breakfast. The staff was very...

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

Thank you Dennis M for staying with us. We were so happy to read that you found is to be a great location for exploring Edinburgh's many sights and that you enjoyed our inclusive Express Start Breakfast. It can get very busy for breakfast between 9am and 10am but it is open from 7am for any early birds wishing to...

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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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  • Breakfast included
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Meeting Rooms
  • 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: $216 - $573 (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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