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Holiday Inn Express Edinburgh - Royal Mile

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Adelaide, Australia
Reviewed 3 days ago NEWvia mobile

The check in was easy and streamlined. My room was on the 4th floor and accessed via a very slow, tiny lift. The room was quite comfortable but lacked many basic facilities. There were hangers but no wardrobe. There was no power point next to the bed so I had to request and retrieve an extension cord. There were no...

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Paris, France
Reviewed 1 week ago

Hotel close to everything : Royal Mile, castle, Waverley railway station, airport shuttle... Otherwise, no-frills Holiday Inn Express with complimentary breakfast... And a special mention for the responsive and cheerful staff !

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

Dear severus75 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...

Lincoln, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nice hotel, very clean and excellent breakfast Good bathroom with all the basic features Room was fairly small for a high place and beds were a bit squeaky But overall a good stay in Edinburgh nearby to all the local attractions

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

Dear DylFree Thank you for taking the time to review your recent stay at the Holiday Inn Express – Edinburgh Royal Mile. The team loved welcoming you to the hotel and hope that you also enjoyed your time in Edinburgh. Location for us is amazing with being only a couple hundred yards off the Royal Mile on the Cowgate all...

Stevenage, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Rooms are clean, comfortable but try to stay off the first floor even numbers as it can be noisy. Good choice of breakfast but as seating is not too large avoid going down between 9-10am as its busy The castle is about 15 minutes walk, St Giles Cathedral 5 mins, train station and bus stop for airport express only 10-15...

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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. It can get very busy for breakfast between 9am and 10am but it is open from 7am for any early birds wishing to...

England
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Clean room and en suite; good shower; choice of firm or soft pillows (though both were lumpy and uncomfortable); adequate wifi for emails; in room tea/coffee making with good supply of coffee, milk etc;good choice of food at breakfast; the only issue was the broken air conditioning - but the hotel supplied a portable fan heater.

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

Dear AceReviewerEngland 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...

Mumbai (Bombay), India
Reviewed 20 March 2017

Had been there in winter with my family. This hotel had yum food, awesome food quality, clean rooms, standard room size was small compared to other hotels. Was very tired and couldn't browse the complete hotel but my overall experience for what I had seen was ok ok. Only thing I liked about this place was its location.

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

Thank you so much for your review of our hotel. I am pleased to hear you enjoyed your stay with us. It's something our staff takes great pride in, so we value your feedback. We hope you will visit us again. Sincerely, Duty Manager

Reviewed 26 February 2017 via mobile

Hotel as you would expect from a budget chain hotel. Check in polite and efficient, rooms comfortable and clean with complimentary tea and coffee. Down side is that we had a knock on the door at approx. 9am each morning from the maid asking us if we wanted the room cleaned today!! My second annoying point of the hotel was...

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Chester, England, United Kingdom
Reviewed 25 February 2017

Very well located and quiet property on Cow gate close to the Royal Mile. Impressive if smaller rooms with a view over tenement blocks. I am a little disheartened by IHG hotels of late but this property has done much to cause me to review this. 5 mins from Royal Mile, Grass Market and Hollywood with car parking a few...

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

Dear Richard B Thank you for staying with us and for taking the time to review your recent stay at the Holiday Inn Express - Edinburgh Royal Mile. 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. Location is one of our strongest points,...

Sunderland, United Kingdom
Reviewed 22 February 2017 via mobile

2nd time we have stayed here . another great time had .Hotel still spot on nice to see they till have most of the same staff.will definitely be retuning next year.this is a very clean and we'll kept hotel

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

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 regular guests and the team were delighted to hear that you had another enjoyable stay with us. Location for us is amazing with being only a couple hundred yards off the Royal...

London, England
Reviewed 18 February 2017

Our room was clean and well equipped with comfortable beds. The breakfast in the morning was tasty. A complimentary daily newspaper was available to all guests. The staff were all very helpful and friendly. My only criticism is that our room was next to the elevator and at times a little noisy.

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Dear Aura9 Thank you for taking the time to review your recent stay at the Holiday Inn Express – Edinburgh Royal Mile. The feedback on your room and breakfast is appreciated and we are glad that you found us the ideal base for exploring Edinburgh. Your lovely comments regarding the team will be passed on, they all work very hard...

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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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  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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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: $184 - $517 (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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“We had a ground floor room with a "view" of the back of other buildings.”
AceReviewerEngland, 23 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Left side as you look at the hotel is quite with views of tenement blocks.”
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“Choose a room on an upper floor at the back of the hotel”
Aura9, 18 Feb 2017 | Read review
“We had a room at back so was very quite.”
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