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Holiday Inn Express Edinburgh Royal Mile

3.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Hotel was very clean and the breakfast buffet have a nice choice of food. Nice location close to everything; I would highly recommend this hotel to anyone; couples and those with children.

Room was adequate,quiet,and comforatable. Good location.

Scottish gentleman at desk was so nice. Always smiling and ready to help with any questions. Best Holiday in Express we have ever stayed at. From Chicago.

Had to call many times re more toilet paper and towels-- shower is way too small

Everything was excellent at the hotel, though the bed could have been a little more comfortable - still it was by no means uncomfortable.

The receptionists were great. Rooms were clean. One block to the Royal Mile.

Very Clean, Pleasant staff, Great location, Nice perk to have breakfast for free

I find this a tricky review to write. The good parts are it was superbly located and a full breakfast was included. the WIFI always worked albeit a hassle to get a we code each day. But it seemed immensely expensive for what we received:very small rooms, 1 elevator for a hotel that had 4 floors and approximately 80+ rooms; AC that was not cold enough; room key cards that didn't always work. If it had not been August during the "fringe festival" I would have walked out.....but it was and after immense searching or over 2 months, it was the best I could find. I only recommend it when everything of similar or better quality is already booked.

Check-in was very smooth and efficient. The hotel while being closer to Holyrood is still very centrally located. We could see Salisbury Crag from our window. The palace and the Royal Mile only a few minutes stroll from the hotel. The hotel staff were extremely personable helpful and knowledgeable. Rooms were very clean and the included buffet breakfast hearty enough to get you through until dinner. Our stay was a very positive experience. Only one sour note plenty of bath towels but no wash cloths. That aside our stay was delightful!

This hotel filled its role perfectly. Location was excellent. Included breakfast was great. Staff was helpful and stored our bags after check out until we left on a late flight. While the bed was not that comfortable and the room seemed to not be vacuumed when we checked in, everything else was great. Exactly what you should get for the money and this type of hotel.

This Holiday Inn Express is perfectly located for visiting old town and the Royal Mile, Edinburgh Castle and everything else within walking distance. It was very secure, quite, had room air conditioning and I found the bed very comfortable. The mattress was firm and not the overly soft pillow top mattresses found in the U.S. the breakfast in the morning was fine. I would stay here again and liked it better than the other HI Express in newtown. That one was okay, but this one was better.

The HI Express chain is consistent. In Edinburgh the hotel was a bit expensive but breakfast is included. Wifi was also included but it was so slow as to be worthless

Only problem we had was with the meaning of a standard room. A standard room in this hotel means two twin beds not a single double bed.

The room was clean, the staff pleasant, and the location superb for seeing the sights in Edinburgh.

Staff member, Michelle was lovely and patient. She offered great tips around the area. The room size was very disappointing. 3 adults with a small double bed and pull out futon type couch that took up the entire room. The mattresses were really flimsy too. They didn't have a safe to lock up valuables and the alarm was on the tv. But the room was clean and short walk around town.

The room and the hotel is very basic (tiny lobby, and in the room no closets or drawers; no luggage stands; no shampoo or lotion; tiny end tables, no wakeup calls, etc.). But what is there is functional, clean, and comfortable. The location is extremely convenient, being 5 minutes walk to the intersection of Royal Mile and South Bridge St., and so close to Edinburgh University, restaurants, sightseeing, tourist attractions, shopping, transportation, and bars. A taxi trip to Waverly (train) station was 4 pounds, and to airport was 22 pounds. Reasonable breakfast -- all cold items except scrambled eggs and sausages. Staff is helpful. I will happily select it again.

The room wasn't very large, but it was very clean, and the surfaces were new and well cared for. The breakfast (in June 2011) was a continental-British hybrid: scrambled eggs, sausages, cereal, toast and other bread-y items, fruit, yoghurt, tea/coffee, juice. Everything tasted good and was fresh. The breakfast room was on the small side, which meant that if you hit the rush, it was at times difficult to find a table. Also, we had an unhappy experience getting directions from one of the receptionists who seemed unable to differentiate between left and right even when looking at a map. Everyone else, however, performed exceptionally. This hotel isn't pretentious, but offers a nice, neat, and straightforward experience. I would recommend it for people who expect reasonable quality out of their accommodation but who don't want to spend too much to get it. We definitely would go back.

A well located hotel, minutes (minute?) from the Royal Mile - very helpful staff - clean, comfortable and highly recommended.

Great location! Steps away from Edinburgh University with plenty of restaurants and pubs. Edinburgh Castle was a 7 minute walk from the hotel. The wi-fi access did not work which was frustrating. The pull-out sofa bed is not suitable for an adult but could be for a small child. Staff was helpful and accommodating.

Good location, clean rooms and very polite staff. Continental breakfast was very good.

Room options

Room, 1 Double Bed, Accessible

Full 1 | Sleeps 3

Room, 2 Twin Beds, Non Smoking

Twin 2 | Sleeps 2

Standard Room

Full 1 | Sleeps 2

Guest reviews for Holiday Inn Express Edinburgh Royal Mile

Everyone (5) Couples (14) Business (1) Family (3) Friends (2) Other (3)
5

great spot.

Everyone

Hotel was very clean and the breakfast buffet have a nice choice of food. Nice location close to everything; I would highly recommend this hotel to anyone; couples and those with children.

By , from New Berlin, WI on Aug 27, 2017

5

very good hotel

Everyone

Room was adequate,quiet,and comforatable. Good location.

By , from S.C. on Aug 24, 2017

5

close to everything.

Everyone

Scottish gentleman at desk was so nice. Always smiling and ready to help with any questions. Best Holiday in Express we have ever stayed at. From Chicago.

By , from Chicago,Illinois on Aug 1, 2017

4
Everyone

Had to call many times re more toilet paper and towels-- shower is way too small

By on Sep 27, 2016

5

great hotel, perfectly situated by the royal mile

Everyone

Everything was excellent at the hotel, though the bed could have been a little more comfortable - still it was by no means uncomfortable.

By , from Spartanburg, SC on Apr 24, 2016

3

weekend break

GetawayWithFriends

The receptionists were great. Rooms were clean. One block to the Royal Mile.

By on Nov 3, 2014

4

friendly, clean, great location

Families

Very Clean, Pleasant staff, Great location, Nice perk to have breakfast for free

By on Mar 11, 2014

3

tricky to review

Families

I find this a tricky review to write. The good parts are it was superbly located and a full breakfast was included. the WIFI always worked albeit a hassle to get a we code each day. But it seemed immensely expensive for what we received:very small rooms, 1 elevator for a hotel that had 4 floors and approximately 80+ rooms; AC that was not cold enough; room key cards that didn't always work. If it had not been August during the "fringe festival" I would have walked out.....but it was and after immense searching or over 2 months, it was the best I could find. I only recommend it when everything of similar or better quality is already booked.

By on Aug 13, 2013

4

fantastic fun in edinburgh

Couples

Check-in was very smooth and efficient. The hotel while being closer to Holyrood is still very centrally located. We could see Salisbury Crag from our window. The palace and the Royal Mile only a few minutes stroll from the hotel. The hotel staff were extremely personable helpful and knowledgeable. Rooms were very clean and the included buffet breakfast hearty enough to get you through until dinner. Our stay was a very positive experience. Only one sour note plenty of bath towels but no wash cloths. That aside our stay was delightful!

By on Sep 23, 2012

4

holiday inn express

Couples

This hotel filled its role perfectly. Location was excellent. Included breakfast was great. Staff was helpful and stored our bags after check out until we left on a late flight. While the bed was not that comfortable and the room seemed to not be vacuumed when we checked in, everything else was great. Exactly what you should get for the money and this type of hotel.

By on Sep 10, 2012