Holiday Inn Express Edinburgh – Royal Mile

300 Cowgate, Edinburgh Old Town, Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Excellent 8.2
Based on 29 reviews

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About Holiday Inn Express Edinburgh – Royal Mile


This city centre Holiday Inn Express is just a few minutes’ walk from the Royal Mile, and 0.6 miles from Holyrood House. This IHG Quality Excellence Award-winning hotel offers free Wi-Fi and air-conditioned rooms with a flat-screen TV. The bright and airy rooms are well-equipped with pay movies, free tea/coffee facilities and a private shower room with a hairdryer. Children under 18 stay free when using existing bedding. Guests can prepare for a day exploring Edinburgh with a breakfast buffet that includes both continental and traditional hot items. The relaxed bar has a large-screen TV, and the hotel also has free baggage storage. The Express Edinburgh - Royal Mile is located in the charming Old Town, 0.8 miles from Edinburgh Castle. Princes Street’s shops are 10 minutes’ walk away. The University of Edinburgh campus is just across the road. Within 10 minutes' walk of Edinburgh Waverley Railway Station, guests are also surrounded by bars, shops and restaurants. Discounted parking is available at a nearby private car park.
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  • free Wi-Fi in all rooms

Land sports

  • golf course (within 3 km)

Food & beverage

  • bar
  • vending machine


  • pets allowed

Cleaning services

  • dry cleaning

Guest services

  • express check-in/check-out
  • luggage storage
  • newspapers

On-site facilities

  • facilities for disabled guests
  • elevator
  • smoking area

Health and security

  • 24-hour front desk
  • safety deposit boxes

Business & money services

  • ATM
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Please note that dogs are not allowed in the Great Room or public lounge. Assistance dogs are allowed in these areas. Pet fees are 15 GBP per night.

  • Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose, please check the individual room policy for more details.
When booking more than 5 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.
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Important notice

The hotel offers a 25% discount for car parking at the nearby NCP St Johns Hill secure car park.
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Recent customer comments

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  • Hotel Condition/Cleanliness 8.7
  • Facilities 10.0
  • Location 8.3
  • Room Comfort/Standard 8.5
  • Service 8.4
  • Value for Money 7.7
  • Food/Dining 7.3

Carmela D.
March 18, 2016
Superb staff tretament
We arrived early morning from our London trip overnight. Manager on duty arranged an early check in which was splendid!. We have not waited for long or go back to the hotel just for the ontime checkin.

Donald N.
United Kingdom
October 25, 2015
Capital Vacation
The location, staff friendliness, nice atmosphere.
Half-way between Edinburgh Castle and Holyrood Palace, this hotel couldn't be in a better location. A short walk from the train station and close to 100's of shops, bars and restaurants. Staff were friendly and able to tell us of many tours and events. Recommended.

Jack C.
United States
December 08, 2014
Good place to stay
Friendly staffs, clean room, stable and fast internet access
Easy access location, friendly and helpful staffs with smiles on the faces always; rooms are cleaned, quiet and safe. Breakfast buffet (hot and cold) has all i want; with free WiFi internet access, it is fast and stable -- overall is value for the money, definitely will stay over again next time.

Siu O.
Hong Kong
September 09, 2014
Staff Attitude need improvement
Location b
The hotel policy says 1 child under 18 years old stay free with using existing bed but the hotel staff didn't let us check in when we came with our 12 years old child. The attitude of the female staff with pony tail is bad who treated us like criminals.

Ian M.
June 13, 2014
most enjoyable - loved the location
location staff good room

Joy P.
May 30, 2014
We loved the location of this hotel.
Location, Staff & cost
We enjoyed our time here & would stay again. Nice to see good value for money hotel in an expensive city. Clean. Friendly, helpful staff.

Enda L.
January 05, 2014
A cosy, yet modern hotel in the heart of the city
Centrally located, fast internet, helpful staff
The room was comfortable and clean with all extras: TV, air con, large modern shower. Very pleased with fast internet because I needed to do some late-night research. Perfect for someone who wants to stay in the city centre.

Pooja S.
United Kingdom
December 09, 2013
Weekend away
Clean room, central location, free wifi
Had a good stay at the Holiday Inn. Clean, neat room, nothing fancy. Free wifi and breakfast was appreciated!

September 01, 2013
cosy and comfortable stay
Location, cleanliness, breakfast
Comfortable stay. Room and breakfast are basic but good. The location was convenient for walking to main sights, such as the castle.

Nicholas K.
July 02, 2013
Great place to stay
Clean room


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