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Holiday Inn Express Edinburgh - Royal Mile, an IHG Hotel

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Paid public parking nearby
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Baggage storage
Newspaper
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Ironing service
Wifi
Bar / lounge
Breakfast buffet
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Kid-friendly buffet
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Non-smoking hotel
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Blackout curtains
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Private bathrooms
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MancFi wrote a review 19 Feb
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Clean bedroom but way too small - we had a room that was meant for 2 adults and one teenage child; it was woefully too small! Falling over sofa beds to get to the window! But as I said earlier the room was clean with new bathroom fittings and bed linen. I also had birthday card, wrappings and gifts stolen from reception area - this was reported to multiple receptionist but all refused to check cameras to see whom had stolen these items. Car park and hotel offering 25% off not correct we paid full price for 2 nights stay today - no discount! The staff did try to be helpful but maybe a language breakdown at times as many were not from the local area. Would I stay here again? No as uphill to main town centre area but if you are fitter - maybe not an issue. There appears to be a subscription club too (we were never made aware of this when booking) that allows you earlier check in and later check outs - guests in our party had this but as I said when we booked - never made aware!
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Date of stay: February 2024
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Responded 3 days ago
Thanks for the review and feedback, fiz73. We're pleased to hear that you found your bedroom clean. It's unfortunate to hear that you encountered issues during your stay! Please contact us through the email provided so we can discuss these issues. Our membership is available for free and you can request this for free at our locations. All the best, Kirsty - Hotel Operations Manager gm@hiexpressedinburgh.co.uk
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mygrls03 wrote a review Jun 2023
Burleson, Texas143 contributions65 helpful votes
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My daughter and I visited for just one night. We walked from Edinburgh Waverly to the hotel, we had a carry on bag and a backpack and we did just fine. It was a bit hilly and it was late at night but we did not feel unsafe at all. This location was perfect to see everything there is in the Royal Mile. Easy walk to most attractions. The beds were very comfortable, the room temperature was great and the breakfast was the perfect touch to start our day. I would stay again!
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Date of stay: March 2023
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Response from General Manager, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Edinburgh - Royal Mile, an IHG Hotel
Responded 13 Jun 2023
mygrls03, thanks for reviewing your recent stay. We're glad to see your trip was worthy of 5-stars. We hope to welcome you back soon and All the best, Agnes - Hotel Operations Manager.
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Helen G wrote a review 18 Feb
Halifax, United Kingdom17 contributions18 helpful votes
very well located hotel with exceptional staff, nothing was too much trouble and rooms and dining room kept cleared and spotless constantly. Comfy beds, smallish rooms but fine for myself with two children. Good showers with shampoo/handwash/body lotion, quiet. Only criticism room a bit too hot and only one lift for everyone to use. But staff and cleanliness and breakfast super, thank you for a lovely stay.
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Date of stay: February 2024
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Responded 4 days ago
Helen, thanks so much for your top marks! See you next time. Take care, Kirsty - Hotel Operations Manager
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DizzyChickKimmy wrote a review 2 Feb
Andover, United Kingdom360 contributions144 helpful votes
We loved our stay 2 nights here, the location was perfect for us - easy to get to from the tram/airport and only a short walk from the Royal Mile making it much quieter outside. Reception staff could not have been more helpful, gave us a map and directions/suggestions. We dropped our luggage off around 10:00 as room not ready but good to have this as an option. Room was a reasonable size, had all that you need including an iron and ironing board. We did report that the window seal was broken so did allow a bit more noise and a breeze but receptionist did note this down so hopefully will get fixed. Breakfast was plentiful - selection of cooked items plus cereals and pastries, enough to set you up for the day. Ideally would like breakfast at the weekend to be open a little longer as closes at 10:00 (the local parkrun doesn't start until 9:30 so no option to run and then eat) Would happily stay here again
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Date of stay: January 2024
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Responded 2 weeks ago
Thanks for the review. We're over the moon to see you had a fab stay! It's rewarding to see the service you received stood out. All the best, Kirsty - Hotel Operations Manager
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Irishnorth32 wrote a review Jan 2024
Ireland52 contributions23 helpful votes
Excellent location, exceptional staff. Myself, husband and daughter stayed for two night. Although the room was small we put the bed seatee up when we didn’t use it which gave us more room to get about. The rooms are clean and plenty of amenities for our stay. The biggest asset to this hotel is its staff. Everyone we spoke to was polite, helpful and went above and beyond. Credit where credit is due!
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Date of stay: January 2024Trip type: Travelled with family
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Responded 4 weeks ago
Thank you for the review and feedback! We appreciate it and are so glad to hear that you thoroughly enjoyed your stay with us! Our team do their very best to ensure that you have an amazing time here at the Holiday Inn Express Edinburgh - Royal Mile and we're pleased to see that you found their service, exceptional! We're very proud of our hotel's location and we're glad to see that you found it, excellent! All the very best, Kirsty - Hotel Operations Manager
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Suneet M wrote a review Oct 2023
London, United Kingdom27 contributions35 helpful votes
Great location, around few mtrs hill walk to Royal mile, rooms are very average and extremely small especially if you have a child. Breakfast, though the spread was very basic/standard was unexpectedly delicious. Staff was courteous. Bed was average. For the price we paid, I was expecting something better, but it was a complete budget hotel
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Date of stay: October 2023Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: Breakfast included in all bookings, ask for a room overlooking the hill. Space outside to unload...
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Responded 30 Oct 2023
suneetmak, thanks for sharing your experience at our hotel. It's lovely to see that our location was a highlight of your trip. We're happy to see you enjoyed the inclusive breakfast. It's rewarding to see the service you received stood out. Thanks for the feedback and we hope to welcome you back soon. All the best, Kirsty - Hotel Operations Manager.
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Beth P wrote a review Oct 2023
Canton, United States6 contributions
We spent three nights here and the location is fantastic. Close to the Royal Mile, bus stops and the train station, in a safe neighborhood we felt comfortable walking around at night. The room was small but their creative uses of space gave us plenty of storage. The staff were fabulous, helpful with our luggage storage, electrical connections, and extra towel requests. They even let us use the breakfast room for the takeaway lunch we had with us. Breakfast was convenient and well stocked, even when busy. We had a lovely view from our room. The hotel is located near the Royal Mile but the street it's on is relatively quiet and peaceful. There are lovely coffee shops nearby, the Edinburgh Larder and Cowgate Coffee House especially. I can't imagine a better place to stay on a trip to Edinburgh.
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Date of stay: October 2023
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Responded 20 Oct 2023
Wow, Wow! Thank you so much for the amazing review and feedback! We really appreciate it and we can't wait to be able to welcome you back with us again soon.
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Caroline wrote a review Oct 2023
13 contributions3 helpful votes
The location of the hotel is just one street over from the Royal Mile/downtown Edinburgh. Not a far walk at all! The hotel provides a nice Scottish buffet breakfast. The room itself is average and clean. The outlets did not work well for my electronics and the wifi can be spotty. The bathroom had a separate area for the toilet which was a nice surprise.
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Date of stay: September 2023
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Responded 11 Oct 2023
Hello there! Thank you for the lovely review and feedback, we really appreciate it and hope to be able to welcome you back soon :)
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GrandTour43506441809 wrote a review Oct 2023
3 contributions2 helpful votes
We really enjoyed our stay the room was clean and comfortable. The staff were very friendly and efficient. The meals were good, the location of the hotel is excellent for sightseeing in Edinburgh. We would recommend the hotel to family and friends.
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Date of stay: September 2023
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Responded 6 Oct 2023
Hello there, Thank you for the fantastic review paired with amazing feedback! Our teams work their very best to ensure our guests have an amazing stay when here with us :) We hope to be able to welcome you back with us again soon!
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daniel_travel2011 wrote a review Sept 2023
Meitar, Israel303 contributions178 helpful votes
I love HIE hotels, they always maintain good standards of rooms and service. This one is no exception. The hotel is perfectly situated, just a 2 minute walk from the Royal Mile, surrounded by bars and restaurants all within a minute or 2 walking distance. It takes about 8 minutes walking to get from and to Waverly train station. The check-in was fast and the desk agent was really nice and helpful, the lobby was clean and fresh. The rooms were clean, well furnished and all the fittings were in good working order. We got 2 rooms with connecting doors as requested. Breakfast was just right with something for everyone, and if you want a night cap just before bed, there is a little bar that has just what you need. All in all this is a great, reasonably priced and perfectly located hotel. Thank you everyone at the hotel for a wonderful stay
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Date of stay: September 2023
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Responded 2 Oct 2023
daniel_travel2011, thanks for your review of our hotel. We're glad to see your trip was worthy of 5-stars. We are chuffed to see our hotel ticked all your boxes! We highly appreciate the positive feedback and hope to welcome you back soon. All the best, Kirsty - Hotel Operations Manager.
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£89 - £303 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
holiday inn express edinburgh - royal mile hotel edinburgh, express edinburgh royal mile, holiday inn edinburgh, edinburgh holiday inn
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United KingdomScotlandEdinburghCowgate / Old Town
NUMBER OF ROOMS
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Frequently Asked Questions about Holiday Inn Express Edinburgh - Royal Mile, an IHG Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Holiday Inn Express Edinburgh - Royal Mile, an IHG Hotel?
Nearby attractions include National Museum of Scotland (0.2 miles), Edinburgh Old Town (0.2 miles), and The Real Mary King's Close (0.2 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Holiday Inn Express Edinburgh - Royal Mile, an IHG Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at Holiday Inn Express Edinburgh - Royal Mile, an IHG Hotel?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and blackout curtains.
What food & drink options are available at Holiday Inn Express Edinburgh - Royal Mile, an IHG Hotel?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, a lounge, and complimentary tea during their stay.
Is parking available at Holiday Inn Express Edinburgh - Royal Mile, an IHG Hotel?
Yes, paid public parking nearby is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Holiday Inn Express Edinburgh - Royal Mile, an IHG Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include 3 Blind Mice, Solti, and The Pakora Bar.
Is Holiday Inn Express Edinburgh - Royal Mile, an IHG Hotel located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.5 miles away from the centre of Edinburgh.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Holiday Inn Express Edinburgh - Royal Mile, an IHG Hotel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, German, and Polish.
Are there any historical sites close to Holiday Inn Express Edinburgh - Royal Mile, an IHG Hotel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting The Real Mary King's Close (0.2 miles), Palace of Holyroodhouse (0.5 miles), and Gladstone's Land (0.4 miles).
Is Holiday Inn Express Edinburgh - Royal Mile, an IHG Hotel accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and facilities for disabled guests. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.