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Holiday Inn Express Edinburgh - Royal Mile
Ranked #77 of 148 Hotels in Edinburgh
Sun City, Arizona
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“Wonderful Experience”
Reviewed 2 June 2014

My wife and I were delighted with the quality of this property. It had a great location, a full English Breakfast with as much as one wanted to eat. The staff was very helpful and we would return again to this property.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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hiexpressrm, Front Office Manager at Holiday Inn Express Edinburgh - Royal Mile, responded to this review, 6 June 2014
Thank you for taking the time to review your recent stay with us.

I am pleased you enjoyed your visit and that you would recommend the hotel.

I look forward to welcoming you back to our hotel on your next visit to Edinburgh.
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Fredrikstad, Norway
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Reviewed 1 June 2014

Nice location, clean, friendly staff and reasonable prices. Located just a walk away from Thre Royal Mile, but in a quiet area. Recommended! Breakfast was good, it was ATM in hotel and very good beds. Would choose this hotel again.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with family
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hiexpressrm, Front Office Manager at Holiday Inn Express Edinburgh - Royal Mile, responded to this review, 6 June 2014
Thank you for taking the time to write a review of your recent stay with us.

As we are located right in the centre of the old town you can walk to most of Edinburgh’s favourite attractions.

The breakfast is free and has a lot of choice to start your day off. We hope to welcome you again the next time you visit Edinburgh.
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Reviewed 28 May 2014

We stayed 3 days in last December 2013. It was very nice and economical. Location is good and easy access to the castle. Room size is average but they didn't have wardrobe.that was the only issue we face. Internet is free and they have very friendly staff.

  • Stayed December 2013
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hiexpressrm, Front Office Manager at Holiday Inn Express Edinburgh - Royal Mile, responded to this review, 6 June 2014
Thank you for taking the time to review your recent stay with us.

I am pleased you enjoyed your visit and I look forward to welcoming you back to our hotel on your next visit to Edinburgh.
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Reviewed 27 May 2014 via mobile

Having stayed in a few expresses they are much the same.
This hotel is in an excellent location for exploring Edinburgh with most attractions within walking distance.
Breakfast was Ok, gives just enough choice for the price you pay.
Rooms are clean and staff helpful.

Stayed April 2014, travelled on business
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Thank rsb2005
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hiexpressrm, Front Office Manager at Holiday Inn Express Edinburgh - Royal Mile, responded to this review, 6 June 2014
Thank you for taking the time to review your recent stay with us.

I am pleased you enjoyed your visit.

I hope to welcome you back to our hotel on your next visit to Edinburgh.
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Hong Kong
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Reviewed 26 May 2014

Perhaps it's just me - a 3-star hotel with none of those like a swimming pool, laundry service or even a lounge would make it still so likable and recommendable. Because it focuses on all the basics and done it so right - reliable Wifi everywhere including in my own room, a standard breakfast buffet with all the usual items plus good coffee, clean and comfortable interior and a friendly and helpful staff. Of course its central location takes it all to another level - a 3-minute walk to High Street, along which you can navigate to all the must-sees in Edinburgh. That's all I ever want from a hotel.

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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled solo
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hiexpressrm, Front Office Manager at Holiday Inn Express Edinburgh - Royal Mile, responded to this review, 15 June 2014
Thank you for taking the time to review your recent stay with us and we are glad you had a great time.

The location is great for getting around the whole city with many of Edinburgh’s favourite attractions in close walking distance of the hotel.

The free breakfast has a lot of choice to start your day off.

We pride ourselves on the level of service we provide and I am glad you found the staff helpful.

We hope to see you again on your next trip.
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Frankenmuth, Michigan
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Reviewed 25 May 2014 via mobile

Stayed for 4 days in September, 2013; just a short walk to the Royal Mile, very well located in Cowgate. Walked to many sites, able to catch buses close by. Free breakfast was great, as were the friendly, helpful staff. Will gladly stay again if lucky enough to get back to my Edinburgh!

Stayed September 2013, travelled with family
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Thank highlander1227
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hiexpressrm, Front Office Manager at Holiday Inn Express Edinburgh - Royal Mile, responded to this review, 6 June 2014
Thank you for taking the time to leave a review of your stay with us.

Our free breakfast has a great selection to start your day off and with our central location we are right in the old town and within close walking distance of many of Edinburgh’s favourite attractions.

We hope you can come back soon and stay.
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Panjim, India
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Reviewed 24 May 2014

Edinburgh was our second stop in the tour of UK. I chose this hotel since it is located off the Royal Mile and since I am a Intercontinental loyalty member. It is 3 star property located on a stretch of road called Cowgate. If you are getting from the Edinburgh airport by the Airlink Express coach (7 pounds return ticket), its final stop is Waverly bridge. From the stop, this hotel is just a small 3 minute walk on Cockburn Street and Blackfriar's street.

Reception area is small and check-in was quick. We were on the third floor - rooms were alright with the bed and a sofa-cum-bed so there was not much space to move around. Window is small and the view was of other buildings - so nothing much. This being a budget hotel, all amenities are either paid or are on request. Wi-Fi is free though.

The restaurant is located at -1 level and has the English breakfast spread to start your day. Since most of the attractions or tour start points are just a walk away, you begin to realize the value of this location. For laundry, walk right to Cowgatehead (about 800 meters), you will see Kleen Care (run by a helpful Patsy) which is self service laundromat or laundrette as it is called in UK. Opposite the hotel is a store run by an Indian family stocked with food and beverages -we got an electrical adapter from them. All restaurants are a hop away.

Edinburgh is small, but lovely, and this hotel is good enough because of the location and the Holiday Inn brand. Moreover, you will mostly be touring outside so some of the small things may not matter. Go ahead.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with family
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hiexpressrm, Front Office Manager at Holiday Inn Express Edinburgh - Royal Mile, responded to this review, 6 June 2014
Thank you for taking the time to review your recent stay with us.

I am pleased you enjoyed your visit with us - we are very lucky to be located within such close walking distance of many of Edinburgh’s favourite attractions and we pride ourselves on the high level of service provided by our guest service team who are available 24 hours a day to assist guests.
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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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