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Holiday Inn Express Edinburgh - Royal Mile, an IHG Hotel

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300 Cowgate, Edinburgh EH1 1NA Scotland
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  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
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#85 of 164 in Edinburgh
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Paid public parking nearby
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Meeting rooms
Baggage storage
Newspaper
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Wifi
Bar / lounge
Breakfast buffet
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Kid-friendly buffet
Vending machine
Non-smoking hotel
Shared lounge / TV area
Ironing service
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Flatscreen TV
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Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, Spanish, German, Polish
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njaalsivert wrote a review 18 May
Oslo, Norway74 contributions58 helpful votes
I stayed at at the Holiday Inn Royal Mile when visiting Edinburgh with my family for a long-weekend. The hotel is very conveniently located with walking distance most of the sights, but at the same time in a rather quiet area. I also appreciated that it was close to Holyrood park and king Arthur seat, which is a perfect place for morning runs. The hotel is relatively modern, and had everything I expected for this level and price-range. Decent breakfast, although the selection was not the biggest. Using the fold-out couch as a bed for the kid there was limited floor-space left, but it worked out nicely.
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Date of stay: May 2022
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sarah l wrote a review 3 May
Syracuse, New York, United States21 contributions9 helpful votes
It is very overpriced. Rooms were very noisy, you can hear people talking on their phone in room next door, or talking in the halls until midnight, the walls are very thin. Rooms are tiny, and beds uncomfortable. We chose this to be close to the downtown, and save on taking Ubers, because we went with a young child (7 year old). The hotel was not worth it, prefer to stay a bit out of the city center, to pay a reasonable price, and have more comfort. Breakfast was fine, but coffee is not good, tastes like a vending machine. This is not the best family hotel.
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Date of stay: May 2022
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Response from Kirsty Nicol, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Edinburgh - Royal Mile, an IHG Hotel
Responded 2 weeks ago
Dear Sarah l, Thank you for taking the time to review your recent stay at the Holiday Inn Express – Edinburgh Royal Mile. We are very sorry to hear that we were not to your expectations and will certainly feedback your comments to the team. Our prices are continuously checked to ensure that we are offering value for the area. When looking to book the City Centre the hotels are most certainly pricer than those further out, along with limited space, due to most areas in the centre being listed buildings. Again thank you for your feedback and again sorry to hear that we were not to your satisfaction.
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DustinSch308 wrote a review Apr 2022
26 contributions3 helpful votes
This was a great hotel with very friendly staff! They offer a bag drop for those coming in international that are not able to check in until four. I cannot express the helpfulness of the front staff. The rooms were good and clean. Breakfast was normal eggs, sausage, and breads with cereal.
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Traveled
Room Tip: Close to royal mile and easy to get to
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Natalie F wrote a review Apr 2022
Aberdeen, United Kingdom76 contributions44 helpful votes
My two sons and I stayed for two nights at the start of our Easter break. The hotel is close to the train station (10/15 min walk) so easy to get to. We arrived at 1pm and although our room was not ready, the hotel looked after our bags for us to save dragging them around the city with us. Once checked in later, we headed up to our room. It compromised of a double bed and a sofa bed that was made up for us. It’s a decent sized room. My sons loved the bathroom door and the way it hid the toilet when opened ( his favourite part of the room!). We took advantage of the free breakfast each morning and the selection was fine. Boys enjoyed the cereals and muffins and the sausages were decent enough. We went down at 7am (early risers) and it was really quiet at that time. The hotel is a great location for seeing all the attractions we wanted to see and 15/20 minute walk from the restaurants we went to each night. We would definitely stay again! It was less one point as under the bed was quite messy. Nothing a quick Hoover wouldn’t fix.
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Traveled
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Sarah P wrote a review Feb 2022
12 contributions5 helpful votes
My sister and I stayed here for 4 days in February 2022, and really enjoyed our stay! Friendly and helpful staff, breakfast was always great, reception always happy to help out with looking after luggage, extra tea and coffee for the room, etc. Great location for all things Royal Mile and old town Edinburgh, which was wonderful. A great place to stay and pop back to warm up when the snow hits! Highly recommend for those looking for an affordable hotel by all the North Bridge hot spots.
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Date of stay: February 2022
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PRICE RANGE
US$148 - US$372 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
holiday inn express edinburgh - royal mile hotel edinburgh, express edinburgh royal mile, holiday inn edinburgh, edinburgh holiday inn
LOCATION
United KingdomScotlandEdinburghCowgate / Old Town
NUMBER OF ROOMS
78
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Frequently Asked Questions about Holiday Inn Express Edinburgh - Royal Mile, an IHG Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Holiday Inn Express Edinburgh - Royal Mile, an IHG Hotel?
Nearby attractions include National Museum of Scotland (0.4 km), Edinburgh Old Town (0.4 km), and The Real Mary King's Close (0.4 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Holiday Inn Express Edinburgh - Royal Mile, an IHG Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a lounge.
What food & drink options are available at Holiday Inn Express Edinburgh - Royal Mile, an IHG Hotel?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, a lounge, and complimentary tea during their stay.
Is parking available at Holiday Inn Express Edinburgh - Royal Mile, an IHG Hotel?
Yes, paid public parking nearby is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Holiday Inn Express Edinburgh - Royal Mile, an IHG Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Haggis Box, @pizza Royal Mile, and Edinburgh Larder Cafe.
Is Holiday Inn Express Edinburgh - Royal Mile, an IHG Hotel located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.8 km away from the centre of Edinburgh.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Holiday Inn Express Edinburgh - Royal Mile, an IHG Hotel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, German, and Polish.
Are there any historical sites close to Holiday Inn Express Edinburgh - Royal Mile, an IHG Hotel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Palace of Holyroodhouse (0.9 km), The Real Mary King's Close (0.4 km), and Edinburgh Vaults (0.2 km).
Is Holiday Inn Express Edinburgh - Royal Mile, an IHG Hotel accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and facilities for disabled guests. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.