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Holiday Inn Express Edinburgh - Royal Mile

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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 4 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...

Reviewed 3 September 2013

Stayed here for two nights at the end of the summer school holidays. Staff very freindly and helpful. Room exactly as expected - quiet for such a central location. Minutes from the Royal Mile, shops, restaurants etc. good selection at breakfast - though I would have scored it higher if food was available in the evening too. This isn't really...

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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 stay with us. I am pleased you enjoyed your visit with us and I look forward to welcoming you back to our hotel on your next visit to Edinburgh.

Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 2 September 2013

Stayed here for 2 nights following a tour and I simply cannot find fault with this hotel. From Check In to Check Out everything was 5 star. Room was quite large and spacious for the 2 of us and the hotel also has a lovely breakfast room. Another great thing about this hotel is it's location, just a small walk...

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

Thank you for posting a review on your recent stay with us. I am delighted you enjoyed your visit and we appreciate you sharing this with the other travellers. I am very proud of the team we have working in the hotel and a review like yours really give the staff a lift and make the hard work worthwhile. I...

Soap Lake, Washington
Reviewed 28 August 2013

Found the Hotel convenient to Edinburgh's Royal MIle and our Sight seeing tours. Room was extremely small by any standard. We had three in the room and really no place to put suit cases, and no closet. Breakfasts every Day was excellent. Staff was friendly and helpful but not very attuned to older customers. Everything was a 10 min. walk;...

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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 current stay with us. Our rooms are the same size and specification of all Holiday Inn Express hotels in the UK – I am sorry if you thought it was small. I am pleased you enjoyed your complimentary breakfast each day – this is a great way to start a busy...

Newcastle upon Tyne
Reviewed 27 August 2013

Hotel is really well situated with a couple of car parks nearby. A discount is available on the NCP one so it's advisable to use that one. We were in a twin room on the ground floor as there were no doubles available but they did offer to put the beds together for us. The beds were extremely comfortable as...

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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 reviw of your recent stay with us. I am pleased you enjoyed your visit to Edinburgh and look forward to welcoming you back to our hotel soon.

Chichester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 27 August 2013

From the moment we arrived, every step was taken to ensure we enjoyed our stay and all of our needs were catered for - marking a map of the town with where we were and what were the best routes for getting to the local attractions, all of which were in easy walking distance - the location of this hotel...

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Thank you for sharing your review of your recent stay with us with other travellers. I am glad you enjoyed your visit to our hotel – We do everything we can to ensure all guests enjoy their stay and our team is available 24 hours a day if required. We appreciate you sharing your views and hope to welcome you...

Perth, United Kingdom
Reviewed 27 August 2013

Stayed over for a couple of nights during this years fringe festival and the hotel was spot on for us, clean, helpful staff, perfect city centre location and good buffet breakfast which set you up for the day. And on top of that it was well priced considering the time of year it was (Festival, Fringe, Book Festival, Tattoo)

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Thank you for taking the time to leave such a positive review of your recent stay with us. I am pleased you enjoyed your visit to Edinburgh and look forward to welcoming you back to our hotel soon.

Malvern, England
Reviewed 26 August 2013 via mobile

We stayed here as we wanted to take in a few shows at the Fringe Festival. The location is very central, located just off the Royal Mile. We were amazed at how little sound from the hustle and bustle of Edinburgh came through. The staff were very helpful and the room was clean and modern. The 24 hour lobby and...

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Thank you for taking the time to review your recent stay with us. I am glad you enjoyed a nice quiet visit to Edinburgh and we hope to welcome you back to our hotel in the future.

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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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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: €124 - €344 (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
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#24 Family Hotel in Edinburgh
#32 Romantic Hotel in Edinburgh
#35 Business Hotel in Edinburgh
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