Holiday Inn Express Edinburgh – Royal Mile
1 Double Bed With Sofa Bed Non-smoking Holiday Inn Express Edinburgh – Royal Mile
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8.3
Excellent
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8.5
Excellent
Location rating score
Excellent location - Inside city center
Parking
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  • St Mary’s St post office80 m
  • e-corner80 m
  • Edinburgh Cycle Hire & Scottish Cycle Safaris120 m
  • Rent A Bike120 m
  • Bannerman’s140 m
  • Caves140 m
  • Forbidden Planet150 m
  • Fudge Kitchen150 m
  • The Netherbow150 m
  • Designs on Cashmere150 m
  • Free Wi-Fi

    Holiday Inn Express Edinburgh – Royal Mile

    300 Cowgate, Edinburgh Old Town, Edinburgh, United Kingdom - See map
    "This is a fairly good place to stay if you are travelling in a small group and just want a nice and cosy place to snooze while you are holidaying a..."
    Dr. M. - September 4, 2018
    Excellent cleanliness
    8.7 rating for cleanliness
    Exceptional reputation
    Recommended by 87% of guests
    • 460 meters to public transportation

    • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

    • Breakfast [free]

    • Air conditioning

    • Daily housekeeping

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    Room comfort score
    8.5/10
    Location score
    8.6/10
    Cleanliness score
    8.7/10
    Review score - United States
    8.3/10
    Better than
    99
    %
    of Edinburgh properties
    Better than
    98
    %
    of Edinburgh properties
    Better than
    98
    %
    of Edinburgh properties
    Better than
    98
    %
    of Edinburgh properties
    Value for money8.0
    Location rating8.5
    Nearest airportEdinburgh Airport (EDI)
    Distance to airport11.2 km

    Rooms available at Holiday Inn Express Edinburgh – Royal Mile

    8.5
    Excellent
    Room comfort & quality
    1 Double Bed Wheelchair Accessible Non-Smoking
    1 Double Bed Wheelchair Accessible Non-Smoking
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    • Room size: 25 m²/269 ft²
    • Non-smoking
    • 1 double bed
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    Standard
    Standard
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    • Room size: 25 m²/269 ft²
    • Non-smoking
    • 2 single beds or 1 double b...
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    1 Double Bed With Sofa Bed Non-smoking
    1 Double Bed With Sofa Bed Non-smoking
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    • Room size: 25 m²/269 ft²
    • Non-smoking
    • 1 double bed and 1 sofa bed
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    2 Single Beds Non-smoking
    2 Single Beds Non-smoking
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    • Room size: 25 m²/269 ft²
    • Non-smoking
    • 2 single beds
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    1 DOUBLE BED WHEELCHAIR ACCESS NONSMOKE
    1 DOUBLE BED WHEELCHAIR ACCESS NONSMOKE
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    • Shower
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    Run of House
    Run of House
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    • Shower
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    1 DOUBLE BED WHEELCHAIR ACCESS NONSMOKE
    1 DOUBLE BED WHEELCHAIR ACCESS NONSMOKE
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    • Shower
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    1 DOUBLE BED WITH SOFA BED
    1 DOUBLE BED WITH SOFA BED
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    • Shower
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    2 Single Beds
    2 Single Beds
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    Double Twin Room
    Double Twin Room
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      What people love about Holiday Inn Express Edinburgh – Royal Mile

      • 9.2
        Exceptional
        Location

        "Location is good, hardly 5mins walk to the Royal Mile."

        wasiq

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        December 21, 2017

      • 10.0
        Exceptional
        Location

        "Ten minute easy walk to the Edinburgh Castle and many more sights including some great restaurants just around the corner"

        Tania

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        October 13, 2018

      • 7.2
        Very good
        Location

        "Nevertheless the breakfast is good and location is convenient."

        Kam C.

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        July 6, 2017

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      10.0
      Exceptional

      "Fantastic location."

      Tania

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      October 13, 2018

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      What they offer

      9.2
      Exceptional

      "Ample options for buffet breakfast."

      wasiq

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      December 21, 2017

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

      Reviews of Holiday Inn Express Edinburgh – Royal Mile from real guests

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      Agoda Reviews (61)Booking.com Reviews (2776)
      8.3
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      10
      Cleanliness8.7
      Facilities8.0
      Location8.5
      Room comfort and quality8.5
      Service8.5
      Value for money8.0
      Rating
      9+ Exceptional (12)
      8-9 Excellent (15)
      7-8 Very Good (14)
      6-7 Good (2)
      <6 Below Expectation (4)
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      Mar - May (14)
      Jun - Aug (13)
      Sep - Nov (11)
      Dec - Feb (9)
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      10.0
      Exceptional
      Bryan from United Kingdom
      Couple
      1 Double Bed With Sofa Bed Non-smoking
      Stayed 2 nights in March 2019

      Terrific value and location ”

      Everything you need for a short trip to Edinburgh is here. A stone’s throw from the Royal Mile and all the main sights. Hotel is spotless and a great choice of breakfast available. Staff are friendly and very efficient in a quiet unfussy way. Can’t think of a real downside to our stay here. We’ll definitely be back!

      Reviewed March 29, 2019
      9.6
      Exceptional
      Lesley from United Kingdom
      Family with teens
      2 Single Beds Non-smoking
      Stayed 2 nights in February 2019

      Exceptional”

      Good location and clean room. Perfect for short stay.

      Reviewed March 05, 2019
      6.0
      Eduardo from United States
      Couple
      1 Double Bed With Sofa Bed Non-smoking
      Stayed 4 nights in October 2018

      Hard Bed, Smoke Smell”

      Sure it’s only a steep hill from the high street but the bed was super stiff which prevented a good nights sleep. Smoking was clearly happening in the stairwell and that smell travelled right into the hallway and room. Bathroom has no fan no problem until you realise it’s so small and the windows open about 4 inches.

      Reviewed November 04, 2018
      10.0
      Exceptional
      Tania from Australia
      Family with teens
      2 Single Beds Non-smoking
      Stayed 2 nights in October 2018

      A lovely experience here with such friendly staff helping you out in any way they can. ”

      Fantastic location. Ten minute easy walk to the Edinburgh Castle and many more sights including some great restaurants just around the corner

      Reviewed October 13, 2018
      7.6
      Very good
      Dr. from Malaysia
      Family with young children
      1 Double Bed With Sofa Bed Non-smoking
      Stayed 4 nights in June 2018

      Cosy and Comfortable Hotel”

      This is a fairly good place to stay if you are travelling in a small group and just want a nice and cosy place to snooze while you are holidaying at Edinburgh. It's situated close to the Old Town and it takes just a little over a 5-minute walk to get to the city centre.

      Reviewed September 04, 2018
      9.2
      Exceptional
      Sharon from Canada
      Couple
      1 Double Bed With Sofa Bed Non-smoking
      Stayed 2 nights in August 2018

      The Fringe Makes Everything Pricey”

      Excellent stay but costly because Edinburgh Fringe is on.

      Reviewed August 13, 2018
      9.2
      Exceptional
      wasiq from Pakistan
      Family with young children
      2 Single Beds Non-smoking
      Stayed 2 nights in December 2017

      Vaue for money”

      Location is good, hardly 5mins walk to the Royal Mile. Has a grocery store right across the entrance which is owned by a cute Pakistani old uncle. Ample options for buffet breakfast. Hot running water with pressure and decent size room/washroom. Strongly recommended.

      Reviewed December 21, 2017
      7.2
      Very good
      Kam from Hong Kong
      Family with teens
      1 Double Bed With Sofa Bed Non-smoking
      Stayed 4 nights in July 2017

      Convenient location but small room”

      This hotel is close to the city centre and railway station. But the road (cow gate) is not easy accessible from city centre. We have to turn to both ends of the road and go down the slope to find the hotels. Besides, the room is very smal. We have 3 people and the sofa bed has to be folded when not using so that we have done space to move. Nevertheless the breakfast is good and location is convenient.

      Reviewed July 06, 2017
      8.0
      Excellent
      Simon from Singapore
      Family with young children
      1 Double Bed With Sofa Bed Non-smoking
      Stayed 2 nights in May 2017

      Very good”

      The location is a bit challenging to get to mainly because of the gradient (slopes) on the streets if pulling the luggage from the train station. Otherwise, we were very impressed with the facilities and help from the staff. There is only one lift which is a bit cranky and sometimes misses the level when called for. So we have to wait quite a while. Breakfast spread is very good and comfortable to be seated. Overall, we would return there again when we come to Edinburgh the next time.

      Reviewed June 05, 2017
      7.6
      Very good
      Yi-ling from Taiwan
      Couple
      Standard
      Stayed 1 night in December 2016

      Simple stay for one night”

      Simple room at a very good location.

      Reviewed January 27, 2017
      8.4
      Excellent
      Tiang from Malaysia
      Couple
      1 Double Bed With Sofa Bed Non-smoking
      Stayed 2 nights in November 2016

      Hospitable and good location”

      Front desk staff especially Paul is very helpful, breakfast is very good, few steps away from shopping , convenient stores , restaurants and sightseeing.

      Reviewed November 07, 2016
      8.4
      Excellent
      albert from Philippines
      Group
      2 Single Beds Non-smoking
      Stayed 3 nights in September 2016

      good location”

      3 min walk to hop.on hop off. stop

      Reviewed October 05, 2016
      10.0
      Exceptional
      ATAUR from United Kingdom
      1 Double Bed With Sofa Bed Non-smoking
      Stayed 1 night in August 2016

      excellent location and staff ”

      Ours was a very pleasant stay. I'd recommend this hotel highly.

      Reviewed August 27, 2016
      9.2
      Exceptional
      Carmela from Philippines
      Group
      1 Double Bed With Sofa Bed Non-smoking
      Stayed 2 nights in March 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.

      Reviewed March 18, 2016
      9.0
      Exceptional
      Donald from United Kingdom
      Couple
      2 Single Beds Non-smoking
      Stayed 2 nights in October 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.

      Reviewed October 25, 2015
      8.7
      Excellent
      Jack from United States
      Business traveler
      Standard
      Stayed 3 nights in November 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.

      Reviewed December 08, 2014
      4.7
      Siu from Hong Kong
      Family with teens
      2 Single Beds Non-smoking
      Stayed 2 nights in July 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.

      Reviewed September 09, 2014
      9.0
      Exceptional
      Ian from Australia
      Couple
      1 Double Bed With Sofa Bed Non-smoking
      Stayed 1 night in May 2014

      most enjoyable - loved the location”

      location staff good room

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      Reviewed June 13, 2014
      9.3
      Exceptional
      Joy from Canada
      Couple
      Standard
      Stayed 3 nights in May 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.

      Reviewed May 30, 2014
      9.7
      Exceptional
      Enda from Ireland
      Business traveler
      1 Double Bed With Sofa Bed Non-smoking
      Stayed 1 night in December 2013

      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.

      Reviewed January 05, 2014
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      • Edinburgh Train Station is within 0.46 km