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Holiday Inn Express Edinburgh - Royal Mile

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04/06/2017 05/06/2017
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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 28 September 2013

came back a couple of weeks ago from a weekend break in edinburgh stayed at the holiday inn at cowgate could not recomend the place highly enougheven though the festival had just finished the area was still very busy the hotel is idealy placed with everything in walking distance hotel is very clean and well organised food is good with...

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

Thank you for taking the time to review your recent stay with us. I am glad you enjoyed your visit and we look forward to welcoming you back on your next break in Edinburgh.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Reviewed 23 September 2013 via mobile

This is a great option for an affordable short stay.... Decent breakfast (though option are very limited), clean room and bed and bathroom(better maintenance could help). The hotel is basic, a little away from the main streets where all the activity is. The staff - reception & restaurant (for BF) are courteous and helpful. Our 3 nights stay was comfortable...

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

Thank you for taking the time to review your recent stay with us. Our Duty manager is available 24 hours a day to resolve any issues you may have – did you report any maintenance issues during your stay? If you were to contact the hotel directly I would be pleased to discuss what maintenance improvements you feel were required....

New York City, New York
Reviewed 20 September 2013

When I travel, I ask for three things: a comfortable bed, decent wi-fi, and a good breakfast. The Holiday Inn Express earns top marks in all of these. I arrived terribly early (at about 10am), but they were still able to get me into a room right away. The bed was comfortable, and I was able to connect to their...

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

Thank you for taking the time to review your recent stay with us. I am glad we were able to get you access to your room earlier than the standard 3pm check in time – we do our best to ensure guests arriving early can check in early but if we are unable to accommodate this we can hold their...

Faridabad, India
Reviewed 18 September 2013

This hotel is located within the city center known as New Town. We were six including a child, and we got three rooms in the same floor near to each other. We felt so homely after coming here. Our rooms had TV, telephone, tea & coffee making facilities, hair dryer etc. We came here on 3rd June, 2013 from Kings...

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

Thank you for your 5 star review, we are glad you enjoyed your stay with us. We are in a great location within easy walking distance to many great attractions. The free breakfast offers a great selection and sets you up for a busy day in Edinburgh. Thank you again for talking the time to write a review and we...

Northampton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 16 September 2013

I recently stayed at this hotel on a girly (we're age 50) weekend. The hotel as mentioned before is very well placed for all the sites and close to plenty of pubs and eateries. It is clean and tidy and the staff from the chambermaids to reception are extremely pleasant and helpful. The complimentary breakfast is an extremely welcome addition....

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

Thank you for the 5 star review of your recent stay with us. I am pleased you found the staff helpful and enjoyed our plentiful free breakfast. We hope to welcome you and you friends back to our hotel on your next visit to Edinburgh.

Sheffield, United Kingdom
Reviewed 12 September 2013

We arrived very early at the hotel but were told our room was ready even though it was at least one hour before check in time. The receptionist was very friendly and efficient but unfortunately I cannot remember her name. Unloaded our luggage right outside and then had to drive to a car park which was very close by so...

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

Thank you for taking the time to review your recent stay with us. It is a shame you missed our great free breakfast – If you are leaving early the next time you stay with us please let us know – we will be happy to arrange an early breakfast for you before you leave. I look forward to welcoming...

Saratoga Springs, New York
Reviewed 9 September 2013

It was difficult finding a hotel in Edinburgh that would accommodate three adults. Ordinarily we would just get two rooms, but the prices during the summer are understandably higher so that wasn't feasible. We were glad to find a place that could accommodate three. That being said, the room was really too small for three people. It would have been...

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

Thank you for taking the time to review your recent stay with us. We do pride ourselves on the high level of cleanliness we provide and I am sorry you felt their were issues within your room – Regardless of the hotel being full our guest service team would have of course taken action to resolve any problems. I am...

Tel Aviv
Reviewed 9 September 2013

The Location was great- we walked almost to any site we wanted to visit in town. The Hotel itself was OK- good breakfast, room was sufficiently clean and roomy. The only lift was a bit slow, which meant stairs or waiting.

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

Thank you for taking the time to review your recent stay with us. I am glad you liked the location of the hotel and that you enjoyed your stay with us. We look forward to welcoming you back to our hotel on your next trip to Edinburgh.

Seneca, South Carolina
Reviewed 6 September 2013

If you can walk (some of it up somewhat steep little hills) then you won't have any trouble. We are 63 and 65 years of age, and not what you would consider athletic, but we were able to do the walk to the castle. The hotel is in a good location. The lovely front desk clerk Amy will tell you...

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

Thank you for taking the time to leave such a great and in depth review of your recent stay with us. We are very proud of the service we provide to all guests who choose to stay with us and appreciate when a guest takes the time publicly acknowledge this. I will pass your thanks on to Amy who will...

Titusville, Florida
Reviewed 5 September 2013

Just around the corner from the Royal Mile. Walking distance to everything. Friendly staff and good internet access. They even have a good whiskey selection at their lobby bar. Only downside is the lack of onsite parking though discounted parking is available at a city garage a couple of blocks away. I would stay here again.

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

Thank you for taking the time to review your stay with us. We are very lucky to be located right in the heart of the city centre within such close walking distance to many of Edinburgh’s favourite attractions, bars and restaurants. Due to this city centre location we do not have our own car park but can offer guests a...

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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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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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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: $217 - $571 (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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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
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#24 Family Hotel in Edinburgh
#32 Romantic Hotel in Edinburgh
#35 Business Hotel in Edinburgh
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