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Holiday Inn Express Edinburgh - Royal Mile

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

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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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 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 27 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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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 a nice quiet visit to Edinburgh and we hope to welcome you back to our hotel in the future.

Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 27 August 2013

We stayed in August, during the Fringe Festival and Tattoo. Great central location on Cowgate (1 block off the Royal Mile) for both these major tourist events (and for pubs, shopping and dining). Hotel itself is new looking, and well built (no noise from the street or from adjacent rooms). We had 2 rooms - both very well-appointed and modern....

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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 design of the hotel, we are just over 5 years old and our housekeeping and maintenance teams work tirelessly to ensure it continues to feel fresh and new. We are very luck to be located within such close walking distance to...

california
Reviewed 23 August 2013

Nice hotel that is a short walk to the Royal Mile. Rooms are basic and a touch small with three of us, with one teenager using the sleeper sofa, but no complaints. Clean rooms. Breakfast is included and was good with a nice selection. The wifi is good for only about two hours then times out but that was enough...

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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 write a review of your recent stay with us, I am glad you enjoyed your visit to Edinburgh. Our free breakfast is a great way to start the day and our free Wi-Fi is available 24 hours a day and should you have any issues our guest service team are available 24 hours...

Belfast, United Kingdom
Reviewed 21 August 2013

We have just returned from a great weekend in Edinburgh. We stayed at the Holiday Inn Express Royal Mile -from the time of my enquiry till the time we left I have nothing but praise for the staff. Most my dealings were with Nicola who made my booking. She is a cheerful, friendly girl who must be an asset to...

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

Thank you taking the time to review your recent stay with us. We pride ourselves on the high level of service we provide to all guests who choose to stay with – I am glad you were pleased with both Nicola and Amy during your stay who we also agree are a great asset to the hotel.

Reviewed 21 August 2013

My sister and i stayed here for a few days in August for our birthday. We've stayed in a few other hotels over the years for the Edinburgh Festival as this hotel always seems to fill up quicky and i can see why. This is a wonerful wee place to stay. The staff are very friendly and more than helpful....

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Thank you taking the time to review your recent stay with us and I am glad you enjoyed your birthday during your visit. Our guest service team work tirelessly to ensure all guests enjoy their visit with us and they appreciate when a guest takes the time to thank them on sites such as TripAdvisor. We are very lucky to...

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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 )
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
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  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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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 

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: RM499 - RM1,452 (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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