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Holiday Inn Express Edinburgh - Royal Mile
Ranked #83 of 150 Hotels in Edinburgh
Certificate of Excellence
Kirkcaldy, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Great value, great location!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 February 2012

Booked for a very short break with my family. Needed 2 rooms which we asked to be adjacent, and they were, although there are interconnecting rooms, which I would have requested had I known.

We arrived VERY early, but the hotel kept our bag in their luggage room so that we could explore Edinburgh. The hotel is very convenient for all the major city sights and we walked to the Castle, Princes Street, Holyrood/Dynamic Earth with ease.

The hotel itself is exactly what you would expect of a HI Express. It is modern and clean, and the rooms had all the necessary facilities, as well as pay-per-view movies which, at £8.50 a time, were as expensive as I anticipated. Saying that, there was a good choice of family films etc. We had 2 rooms where the sofas were converted into beds. There isn't a whole lot of room when there are 2 doubles in there, but it certainly didn't feel cramped. There is very little storage if you want to unpack, but I think these hotels are really designed for shorter stays anyway, so it wasn't a problem for us.

There was a little bar. with a reasonable choice of drinks, and the complimentary breakfast was excellent. It was buffet style, and had both a hot and cold choice, plus it was frequently refreshed. The eating area (I wouldn't call it a restaurant!) was small, but there was a sign warning patrons when the busy times tended to be.

The staff were very friendly and the check in/ out was efficient. Also, they kept our bag for us after we checked out so that, again, we could explore without lugging a hold-all.

All-in-all, it was a very comfortable stay and we will definitely use it again.

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  • Stayed February 2012, travelled with family
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hiexpressrm, Front Office Manager at Holiday Inn Express Edinburgh - Royal Mile, responded to this review, 4 March 2012
I look forward to welcoming you back to our hotel upon your next visit to Edinburgh. Thank you for your kind review and I am glad you enjoyed your stay.
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2012

Having stayed at the Holiday Edinburgh West last week, which was a couple of miles out of town, I wanted somewhere nearer to my client and the city center. The HIE Royal Mile, is set behind the main RM, but is a 30 second walk away. It is set amongst the older building and is a very modern design. The reception area and bar look very nice and the receptionist who checked me in was extremely helpful indeed, letting me know how to get to places, details about the room, breakfast and WIFI. This brings me onto a another point. In the Holiday Inn West, WIFI was £5 an hour, and breakfast not included (usual for my corporate rates), but here both is included, so top marks. Very decent modern rooms, really good service and great location.

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  • Stayed February 2012, travelled on business
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hiexpressrm, Front Office Manager at Holiday Inn Express Edinburgh - Royal Mile, responded to this review, 4 March 2012
Thank you for reviewing your stay with us. Our free Wi-Fi and complimentary breakfast offer great value to guests. Our Guest Service Team are available 24 hours a day and have a great knowledge of Edinburgh. I look forward to welcoming you back to our hotel on your next visit to Edinburgh.
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Blackpool, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2012

Can't fault the place, got a good deal on the rooms and it included a breakfast too. 5 mins walk to castle holyrood and ten to the town centre tho it is a steep climb but the bus stops are very close by and there is an excellent service - £3.20 for an all day ticket covering the whole city on the clean smart and reliable "Lothian" bus company's services until midnight each day.
Looking forward to returning but will be torn between this and the Best Western I stayed at last time which was equally great

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled with friends
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hiexpressrm, Front Office Manager at Holiday Inn Express Edinburgh - Royal Mile, responded to this review, 4 March 2012
Thank you for your great review of the hotel - I hope you choose to stay with us on your next visit to Edinburgh.
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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2012

The hotel is centrally located for the major sights in Edinburgh. As you would expect from Holiday Inn Express, good clean rooms and reception staff very helpful too.

  • Stayed November 2011, travelled with family
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Croydon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2012

Stayed in top hotels all over the world. This hotel is a perfect location. Clean modern and all you really need. Staff are friendly helpful and better than most.

  • Stayed February 2012
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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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