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Holiday Inn Express Edinburgh - Royal Mile

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Austin, Texas
Reviewed 9 June 2013

Great place to stay for our weekend visit to Edinburgh. Located right on the Royal Mile so walking to attractions or buses was quick. Room was clean and comfortable. Staff were extremely friendly and knowledgeable. Breakfast was plentiful and varied. Room key access to lift left us feeling more secure. Definitely enjoyed our stay, heartily recommended!!

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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 are very lucky to be located within close walking distance to many of Edinburgh’s favourite attractions. We aim to offer all guests a safe and comfortable stay and I am glad on this occasion you agree we did...

Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 8 June 2013

This is a formulaic, almost kit-form property, but it really works! The rooms are modular but contain comfortable and user-friendly spaces. This is a secure property where you need to use your room key card to operate the lift/elevator and to access the premises after hours. The included self-service breakfast is more than adequate and includes a small range of...

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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 our free Wi-Fi and complimentary breakfast offer great value to all guests. We are very lucky to be located within close walking distance to many of Edinburgh’s favourite attractions and our front desk team have a great knowledge of...

Davao City, Philippines
Reviewed 6 June 2013

I am impressed with how Holiday Inn serves its guest, as always. The little things like electric kettle in the room and the the message/note that informs guest that in case we forget some travel kits from vanity items like cotton, toothbrush or sanitary napkin- they'd be happy to provide with compliments. I liked that very much especially travelers really...

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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 have shared your feedback with the team who are all delighted. I hope to welcome you back to our hotel on your next trip to Edinburgh.

Clarenville, Canada
Reviewed 3 June 2013

This hotel was very clean, very safe, staff were polite and helpful. I usually try and avoid larger chain hotels, but this fit the bill - it's located on the Cowgate, a very short walk from the main historical district of Edinburgh. There's a hostel nearby where you can get a cheap supper if you're really on a budget, and...

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

Dear Catherine Thank you for taking the time to write a review. The team work hard to make your stay great and its lovely to pass on your appreciation. Our location is perfect to see the brilliant attractions in Edinburgh and we are glad you enjoyed it. We hope you will stay with us again. Thank you

Reviewed 3 June 2013

we had pleasant stay at holiday inn at cowgate. the hotel was on a road parallel to the royal mile, and walkable distance from most of the attractions. the rooms were nicely maintained, like new. housekeeping was excellent. hardly took 2 minutes to check in. reception staff were very friendly. breakfast was good with a lot of variety. we would...

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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 I have passed your kind comments onto all departments in the hotel. I hope to welcome you back to our hotel on your next visit to Edinburgh.

Durham, North Carolina
Reviewed 1 June 2013

My family and I stayed here last year, and for our trip this year we booked again because the location is great and the staff, especially Ewa, are absolutely amazing. The rooms are spacious, quiet, and clean. We stayed here 4 nights...and while it is pricey (albeit average for the other hotels in the central area), it is worth it...

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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. The whole team is pleased with your comments, especially Ewa! We ensure we are competitively priced all year round and we look forward to welcoming you back for your third visit in the future.

Oslo, Norway
Reviewed 30 May 2013

Pro: Nice and clean hotel, practically situated for tourist-activities in the city. The bathroom was excellent and we appreciated the breakfast. Pleasant staff. Cons: The WiFi-capacity was limited. If the LAN is accessible, might be better to bring your own LAN-cable. We found the bed not suitable for two persons. Too small for two, just one linen and somewhat "unstable"...

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

Thank you for your kind words. Our Wi-Fi system has recently been upgraded and has improved the service we offer – We do have a selection of internet cables if guest do prefer to use a cabled access connection. All our beds are standard UK double beds – I am sorry you found this too small. I hope to welcome...

Gillingham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 29 May 2013

Well located to explore Edinburgh, Just a few hundred yards from the Royal Mile. Extremely courteous and helpful staff always willing to advise on local attractions and directions. Good breakfast facilities and comfortable bed. Only negative comment was that the floor could be more thoroughly vacuumed in the room corners and there were coffee splashes on one wall of the...

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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 to visit to our hotel. We appreciate your kind comments and I will pass details on to our housekeeping manager to investigate the issues you experienced. I hope to welcome you back to our hotel soon.

Hannover, Germany
Reviewed 28 May 2013

Stayed here for one night great location usual high standard of the Holiday Inn Express very friendly and helpful staff with a very good breakfast buffet and of course free wi fi the real bonus. Rooms are generous well appointed and very quite no traffic noise and within walking distance of Waverley Station.

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

Thanks you for taking the time to review your recent stay with us – our free breakfast and Wi-Fi add great value to any stay with us. I hope to welcome you back to Edinburgh soon.

Perth
Reviewed 27 May 2013

We stayed for 5 nights after arriving at 1am. Very helpful understanding staff from reception to room maids Breakfast was adequate and plentiful and free Every where was scrupulously clean However non availability of bar snacks a problem for disabled guests Although for the more able numerous good takeaways and restaurants abound Personalised courteous service much appreciated The lift activation...

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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 pleased you found all staff understanding and helpful. Our housekeeping team work especially hard to keep the hotel looking and feeling clean and are always delighted when guests recognise this. We have 24 hour vending facilities available with a limited selection of snacks –...

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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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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Breakfast included
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  • Wheelchair Access
  • 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: €71 - €250 (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
Hotel Style:
#24 Family Hotel in Edinburgh
#32 Romantic Hotel in Edinburgh
#35 Business Hotel in Edinburgh
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