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4.5 out of 5

"The location ws great. so close to the Royal Mile and all the things there. Staff was very helpful, either calling a taxi or giving directions. Rea ... " More

By a verified traveler on Sun 08 Dec 2019

Hotel Description

3-star hotel near Royal Mile

Heart of Edinburgh

A stay at this Old Town hotel places you steps from Royal Mile and within a 5-minute walk of Princes Street. Grassmarket and University of Edinburgh are also within half a mile (1 km).

Free breakfast

This hotel features a bar/lounge, free WiFi in public areas, and express check-in. Business travelers can take advantage of the express check-out. A computer station, dry cleaning, and luggage storage are also on offer.

Free WiFi, sofa beds

Boasting comforts like pillow menus and down comforters, the 78 guestrooms also offer free WiFi and LCD TVs with digital channels. Sofa beds, coffee/tea makers, and free newspapers are also available.

Room, 1 Double Bed, Accessible, Non Smoking (Wheelchair)

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Room, 2 Twin Beds, Non Smoking

Bed Count 2 Twin Beds Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Standard Room

Bed Count 2 Twin Beds Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Room, 1 Double Bed with Sofa bed, Non Smoking

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Holiday Inn Express Edinburgh Royal Mile ratings based on 6 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.5 out of 5 4.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.5 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.5 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Holiday Inn Express Edinburgh Royal Mile

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5 out of 5
The location ws great. so close to the Royal Mile and all the things there. Staff was very helpful, either calling a taxi or giving directions. Really nice to have breakfast available before starting out for the day.

Posted by on Dec 8, 2019

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3 out of 5
Location was okay, not far from the Royal Mile, but very close to the club district, did not feel very safe walking at night. Room was tiny, nowhere to unload our belongings. Staff checking us in was not very helpful and our key cards kept having to be reset. Breakfast was mediocre at best. Staff when we were leaving was very friendly.

Posted by on Aug 21, 2019

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5 out of 5
Looks fresh, clean bright. Nice large eating area for breakfast. Rooms were as advertised.

Posted by , from Moline IL on Jun 24, 2019

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5 out of 5

Great starting point!

Love the location of this place, in the heart of it but just very nice and quiet and always a great night sleep! And I love the staff, as many times as I've stayed here, the staff makes me feel right at home!!

Posted by on Jul 4, 2016

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4 out of 5

Front desk staff = 5 star

Pros: The staff was the best thing about the hotel. The gentleman at the front desk went out of his way to help tired travelers.
Location: Near most tourist attractions. We went on a ghost tour that started off of the same street the hotel is on.
This is a Holiday Inn Express, not a Ritz. With that said, it is a wonderful hotel, much better than some of the more expensive hotels. It is located in central Edinburgh, near pretty much everything. We used this hotel as our stop between destinations, but we could have stayed longer. We were there for one brief night, rolled in late, needed an extra room and had to be out super early. The gentleman working at the front desk treated us with respect and was incredibly helpful. He gave us a good deal on the second room, set up a taxi service for the next morning and had the breakfast room ready for us an hour and a half earlier than the scheduled time. The hotel also held our luggage the night before we checked in because we were on a tour and couldn't bring our large suitcases with us. The rooms were your standard hotel rooms, wifi worked well, continental breakfast was fresh and had an assortment of everything including a sweet coffee machine with a variety of coffees. It was a short, but very positive stay.

Posted by , from Buffalo, NY on Jul 14, 2015

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5 out of 5

A nifty modern hotel nearby the Royal Mile

Pros: Excellent staff
Cons: It's about right as is
Location: Proximity to Royal Mile a big plus
Just about right for American tourists used to breakfast included, non-squeaky floors, real elevators and the things you don't always see in European hotels.

Posted by , from Buffalo NY on Jun 20, 2015

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About the Holiday Inn Express Edinburgh Royal Mile

Location 300 Cowgate, Edinburgh, Scotland EH1 1NA

Property Features

Holiday Inn Express Edinburgh Royal Mile offers its guests tour/ticket assistance, multilingual staff, and complimentary newspapers in the lobby. A computer station is on site and WiFi is free in public spaces. You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. The business-friendly Holiday Inn Express Edinburgh Royal Mile also features laundry facilities, dry cleaning/laundry services, and express check-in. This 3-star Edinburgh hotel is smoke free.

  • 78 guestrooms or units
  • 5 levels
  • Buffet breakfast (free)
  • Bar or lounge
  • 1 conference room
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Express check-in
  • Express check-out
  • Staff is multilingual
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Front-desk safe
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Computer for guest use
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • Television in lobby
  • Elevator
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Laundry facilities
  • Sofa bed

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Offsite parking discounted rates available

Transport

  • Airport: Edinburgh Airport (EDI) (13.1 km / 8.1 mi)
  • Train station: Edinburgh Waverley Station (0.6 km / 0.4 mi)

Room Amenities

Holiday Inn Express Edinburgh Royal Mile offers 78 accommodations with safes and complimentary newspapers. Accommodations are furnished with double sofa beds. Beds feature down comforters. A pillow menu is available. 23-inch LCD televisions come with digital channels and pay movies. Bathrooms include showers and hair dryers. Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and phones. Additionally, rooms include coffee/tea makers and blackout drapes/curtains. Hypo-allergenic bedding and irons/ironing boards can be requested. Housekeeping is provided daily.

  • Pull-out sofa bed
  • LCD television
  • Digital channels
  • Movies for purchase
  • Coffee maker
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding
  • Down blanket
  • Pillow options
  • Shower
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Newspapers (free)
  • Hair dryer
  • Safe
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board available
  • Desk
  • Blackout drapes
  • Climate control (air conditioning)
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Connecting rooms available

Food & Drink

For a fee, guests can enjoy buffet breakfast on weekdays from 7:00 AM to 10:00 AM and on weekends from 7:00 AM to 10:30 AM.

Accessibility

If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

  • Wheelchair accessible path of travel
  • Accessible bathroom
  • Roll-in shower
  • In-room accessibility
  • Assistive listening devices available
  • Braille or raised signage
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time ends at midnight
  • Check-in time starts at 3 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is: 18

Special check-in instructions:

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Check-out

  • Check-out by 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! Up to 2 children 12 years old and younger stay free when using existing bedding.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.

Pet Policy

  • Pets: GBP 20 per pet (varies based on length of stay)
  • Only dogs are allowed
  • Maximum 1 per room
  • Service animals are exempt from fees

Policies

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed

Minimum Spring Break check-in age is 18 years old

The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation

This property accepts credit cards; cash is not accepted

Safety features at this property include a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, a first aid kit, and window guards

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card, or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification may be required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

Minimum Spring Break check-in age is 18 years old. The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation. This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted. For guests' safety, the property includes a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, a first aid kit, and window guards in each accommodation. This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place. Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F; guestroom doors are sealed after cleaning. Personal protective equipment, including masks, will be available to guests. Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; guests are provided with hand sanitizer; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions; contactless room service is available; masks are required in public areas.

  • Staff temperature checks are conducted regularly
  • Temperature checks are not available to guests
  • Bed sheets and towels are washed at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F
  • Commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant
  • Property confirms they are implementing guest safety measures
  • Contactless check-out is available
  • Security system
  • Debit cards not accepted
  • Property does not follow sanitization practices of any association
  • Staffed front desk
  • LGBTQIA friendly
  • Service animals are allowed
  • Service animals are exempt from fees/restrictions
  • Guest accommodation is sealed after cleaning
  • Electrostatic spray is not used for disinfection
  • Cashless transactions are available
  • Masks are compulsory at the property
  • Contactless food service / room service is available
  • Reservation is not required for facilities onsite
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wears personal protective equipment
  • Protective clothing is available to guests
  • Masks are available to guests
  • Mobile key entry is not available
  • Food service has been amended for enhanced safety
  • Shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Contactless check-in is available
  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • Property follows regional sanitization guidelines We're Good To Go (UK)
  • Property follows a brand or regulatory agency's sanitization guidelines Clean Promise (IHG)
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Individually-wrapped food options are available
  • Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast
  • Parking height restrictions apply
  • Number of children who can stay free - 2
  • gap period enforced between guest stays 72 hours

Fees

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Fee for buffet breakfast: GBP 6.00 per person (approximately)
  • Nearby parking fee: GBP 16.00 per day
  • Pet fee: GBP 20 per pet (varies based on length of stay)
  • Service animals are exempt from fees
  • Late check-out fee: GBP 30.00 (subject to availability)

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

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You should know

  • Up to 2 children 12 years old and younger stay free in the same room as the parent or guardian when using existing bedding.
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property at the number on your booking confirmation.
  • This property welcomes guests of all sexual orientations and gender identities (LGBTQ friendly).

National Rating

This establishment has received its official star rating from VisitScotland, the National Tourist Board for Scotland.

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Frequently Asked Questions

*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.