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Holiday Inn Express Edinburgh - Royal Mile
Ranked #75 of 149 Hotels in Edinburgh
York, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
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“Brilliant location”
Reviewed 14 June 2012

This hotel is a 2 minute walk from the Royal Mile and a good 10 minutes to Holyrood House Palace and Edinburgh Castle. Surrounded by some great restaurants and bars that provide an excellent atmosphere for your holiday.
The hotel was very clean, staff were more than friendly and were able to advise on restaurants, bus routes, tourist locations etc, with some discount vouchers, which we found was very helpful. The breakfast was fantastic, especially as it was included with the price, although would have liked a bit more of a hot breakfast range, but the sausages, scrambled egg and beans that were available were top notch!
Would definately book here again if we were in the area.

  • Stayed June 2012, travelled with family
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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Reviewed 12 June 2012

Convenient walk from hotel to Royal Mile but not exactly on Royal Mile.
Very friendly and helpful staff. The reception staff showed us the places we should visit and recommend a few things to do in Edinburgh. We even get some discount vouchers.
The room is relatively small but just enough for two person.
Breakfast was okay with some variety.

  • Stayed May 2012, travelled on business
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, Front Office Manager at Holiday Inn Express Edinburgh - Royal Mile, responded to this review, 13 July 2012
Thank you for reviewing our hotel, as you state our hotel is situated just off the Royal Mile and a short walk to many attractions. All our Front Office staff are happy to help with all questions and enquiries and we are pleased to hear that you found all the staff friendly and helpful.
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Oundle, England, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 12 June 2012

A great rate for a great room and breakfast in a fab location to explore historical Edinburgh. Very professional staff at all levels. Will be back

  • Stayed June 2012, travelled with family
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, Front Office Manager at Holiday Inn Express Edinburgh - Royal Mile, responded to this review, 13 July 2012
Thank you for your review. I would like to thank you for your comments and look forward to welcoming you again on your next stay.
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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 June 2012

We stayed here for one night before going on a bus tour in the Highlands. Location was important as it was around the corner from where our tour started - right on the Royal Mile.

The hotel is small, as are the rooms, but with a bit of pre-planning we got a great rate on the room (for very slightly more than 2 x dorm beds around the corner). Free Wi-Fi access, and a cosy and clean room with a choice of pillows, so we got a great night's sleep.

The breakfast the next morning was ok rather than great (but can't complain as it was free for us!), and the staff were very friendly and helpful.

If you're looking for great value for money in a really central location, then I couldn't recommend staying here more highly.

  • Stayed June 2012, travelled as a couple
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1 Thank Jonny_Jager
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, Front Office Manager at Holiday Inn Express Edinburgh - Royal Mile, responded to this review, 13 July 2012
Thank you for choosing to stay with us, we are pleased you enjoyed your stay. Thank you for taking the time to write a review and we hope you enjoyed your tour to the Highlands.
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Reviewed 10 June 2012

Smaller hotel than others in the chain, but very central location and the reception staff could not have been more helpful. All areas were clean and tidy and the breakfast could not be faulted. We had a room at the back overlooking a churchyard, so were not bothered by the neighbours!
High recommend this hotel.

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  • Stayed May 2012, travelled with friends
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, Front Office Manager at Holiday Inn Express Edinburgh - Royal Mile, responded to this review, 13 July 2012
Thank you for taking the time to review our hotel, we are pleased you enjoyed your stay. It’s always lovely to receive positive comments about our team members and very much appreciate your high recommendation. Thank you!
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 9 June 2012

Great hotel great location great food room was a bit small but really clean a little bit pricey but what do you expect! ! It's the center of Edinburgh. Will diffently come back

  • Stayed June 2012
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1 Thank andyr007
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hiexpressrm, Front Office Manager at Holiday Inn Express Edinburgh - Royal Mile, responded to this review, 10 June 2012
Thank you taking the time to review your recent stay with us. I am glad you enjoyed your visit and I look forward to staying with us again on your next trip.
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Noida
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Reviewed 9 June 2012

Location is quite good is you want to stay near the Royal Mile - which is just perfect for seeing & enjoying Edinburgh as it should be !

Rooms are extremely small with just about basics. Breakfast - not well thought out for vegetarians at all. Bar is well equipped. Lounge area is comfortable.

  • Stayed May 2012, travelled with family
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Property: Holiday Inn Express Edinburgh - Royal Mile
Address: 300 Cowgate, Edinburgh EH1 1NA, Scotland
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Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Edinburgh > Old Town
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#24 Family Hotel in Edinburgh
#32 Romantic Hotel in Edinburgh
#35 Business Hotel in Edinburgh
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — Holiday Inn Express Edinburgh - Royal Mile 3*
Number of rooms: 78
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 
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