Holiday Inn Express Edinburgh - Royal Mile

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Average rate: $82 - Hotel class: 3 stars
300 Cowgate, Edinburgh, United Kingdom

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slothtraveller slothtra…
109 reviews
A budget stay in Edinburgh Jan 22, 2017
The Holiday Inn Express was a good choice for us during our stay in February 2012. We were given a room at the rear of the hotel facing a Catholic church so there was very little noise. The twin room was quite spacious and the bathroom included a good, powerful shower. Rooms were cleaned to a high standard and the front of house staff were friendly and did what they could to make our trip a good one. Breakfast was a laid-back affair with a buffet Continental set-up, as well as hot food like beans, scrambled eggs and pork sausages. One minor downside was the location on Cowgate, a rather seedy looking road by Edinburgh standards, but to be fair the hotel is at the better end of the road. It was also a bit of a hike on cobbles to get up to the Royal Mile so pack decent shoes.

The hotel had nothing outstanding, but everything we needed as expected. Recommended for short stays and business trips.

Address: 300 Cowgate, Edinburgh, EH1 1NA, United Kingdom

Directions: Although it's billed as the Royal Mile, it isn't. It's on Cowgate.
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Nory Nory
15 reviews
Central, Friendly and Comfortable Mar 18, 2011
The hotel wasn't very cheap, but all in all considered, you get your money's worth. The rooms are very comfortable and clean, breakfast is good and the staff is friendly and helpful.

It's a second away from the Royal Mile, a walking distance from the University and close to the national museum as well. If you don't mind a short walk, you could even walk there from the bus stop at Waverley Bridge (if you take a bus from the airport), or catch a train at the train station.

We stayed there for my Graduation ceremony during November 2010 and our flight home got cancelled due to heavy snowfall. The staff was very helpful and understanding and didn't mind we were hanging there after we checked out and had to figure out our options regarding what to do next.
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Africancrab says:
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Posted on: Mar 18, 2011
tamtam777 tamtam777
2 reviews
Affordable, Great location, clean rooms, great staff! Mar 20, 2010
Travel Dates were October 10-18, 2009

What can I say? This hotel exceeded my expectations. It was off the beaten track (near the club row), but only a 5 minute walk to the Royal Mile. I could not believe this litte gem was located so close to everything, but was also so much less expensive than the other hotels in and around.

I thought the staff was great, the rooms were so clean and modern, I had a fantastic time.

I wished there was a hotel restaurant, but there were enough nearby to make due. The small restaurant up the street about a half block "Tara's", was a disgusting pit of sloth, don't eat there!

But the continental breakfast at the hotel was superb (way above the norm). Cereal, croissants, muffins, breads, james, fruit salad, yogurts, and multiple beverages. It was perfect!

Well done Holiday Inn Edinburgh
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Holiday Inn Express Edinburgh - Royal Mile Overview

The Holiday Inn Express Edinburgh-Royal Mile hotel boasts stylish décor, 78 fully air conditioned guestrooms, FREE Wi-Fi INTERNET access in our public areas, FREE CABLED INTERNET access in all our bedrooms and a complimentary continental breakfast buffet to help get your day off to a flying start. The hotel has also set up an agreement with a local 4 star hotel that allows our guests access to their leisure facilities for £5.00 per visit. Facilities include pool, sauna, steam room, fully equipped gym etc.As the name suggests Edinburgh's newest superior budget hotel is located in Edinburgh's historic Old Town, just moments from Edinburgh's historic Royal Mile and internationally renowned attractions such as the iconic Edinburgh Castle, Holyrood Palace, Scottish Parliament. The hotel is located close to the EICC, Playhouse Theatre, Fesitval Theatre, Edinburgh University, Pricess Street,Surgeons Hall. The hotel is ideally suite for both Business and LeisureThe hotel has no on site car parking but St Johns Hil NCP car park is located less than 2 minutes walk away. The car park is well sign posted on all appproaches. Hotel users are entitled to a discounted price of approx £12.80 for 24 hours. The normal price is approximately £16.00. Please bring the ticket you receive when you enter the car park to reception at check in and we will validate the ticket. The car park is not run by ther hotel so prices can be subject to change

Holiday Inn Express Edinburgh - Royal Mile Amenities

  • Business Center
  • Room Service
  • High-speed Internet
  • Fitness Room/Gym
  • Parking
  • Swimming pool
  • Pet Friendly
  • Disabled Access
  • Tour Desk
  • Elevator / Lift
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Air Conditioned
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Conference Room(s)
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Safe-Deposit Box
  • Sauna
  • Cable / Satellite TV
  • In Room Movies
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Coffee / Tea Maker
  • Hair Dryer
  • TV
  • Laundry service
  • Excursions
  • Garden
  • Desk
  • Facsimile
  • Audio/Visual Equipment
  • Disabled Accessible Rooms
  • Steam Room
  • Internet Connection (wireless)
  • Shower
  • En suite
  • Private Bathroom
  • Luggage Storage
  • Express Check-In/Check-Out

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