Holiday Inn Express Royal Mile - Edinburgh

300 Cowgate, Royal Mile, Edinburgh, United Kingdom, EH1 1NA  show map
 3 stars
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Holiday Inn Express Royal Mile - Edinburgh

 Free Wi-Fi

Free Wi-Fi in rooms

 Parking
 24-hour

24-hour reception

 Check-in/Check-out

Express check-in/-out

 Sports activities

Golf course

 Breakfast

Continental breakfast

 Food/Drinks

Restaurant

Bar/Lounge area

 Meeting facilities

Conference room

Overview

The intimate 3-star Holiday Inn Express Royal Mile offers a comfortable accommodation in a beach area of Edinburgh. Featuring antique architecture, the hotel is opened since 2008.

The hotel is about 300 meters from Brass Rubbing Centre, Holyrood House and Edinburgh Military Tattoo. The property is located within a 10-minute walk to the center of Edinburgh.

Nearby points of interest include a castle, a parliament building and a palace.

The hotel lies within a 5-minute walk of Our Dynamic Earth train station. A few minutes' drive from Turnhouse airport.

Rooms

The 5-story Holiday Inn Express Royal Mile offers 78 rooms that come with high-speed internet, a dressing area, a telephone, climate control and coffee/tea makers as well as spacious bathrooms. Bathrooms are fitted with a hairdryer, a walk-in shower and free toiletries.

Eat & Drink

Start your day with an extensive breakfast served at the dining area. The air-conditioned restaurant provides special meals. The hotel invites guests to the Relaxed bar to relax with a drink. Guests will enjoy dishes of british cuisine served in Blackfriars, which is about 100 meters away.

Services

The property offers a business center, computer rental and a copier for business needs.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for free.

Guest Parking

Paid public parking is possible at a location nearby.

Year renovated:   2008.  Number of floors:   5.  Number of rooms:   78.

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Facilities

General

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Parking on request
  • Express check-in/-out
  • 24-hour reception
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Allergy-free rooms
  • Safe deposit box
  • Multilingual staff
  • No pets allowed
  • Vending machines
  • Gift/Newsstand
  • ATM/Cash machine
  • Beauty salon
  • Luggage storage
  • Elevator
  • Rooms/Facilities for disabled

Sports & Fitness

  • Golf course

Services

  • Housekeeping
  • Car rental
  • Dry cleaning
  • Laundry
  • Newspaper service
  • Tours/Ticket assistance

Dining facilities

  • Bed and breakfast
  • Continental breakfast
  • Breakfast room
  • Restaurant buffet
  • Bar/Lounge area
  • Cafe

Meeting facilities

  • Business center
  • Conference room
  • Meeting/Banquet facilities
  • Computer rental
  • Fax/Photocopying

Leisure facilities

  • Leisure/TV room
  • Television in lobby

Room facilities

  • Free Wi-Fi in rooms
  • Individual air conditioning
  • Individual heating
  • Free in-room safe
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Adjoining rooms
  • Dressing area
  • Sofa bed
  • Recliner
  • Wardrobe
  • Ironing facilities
  • In-room desk

Bathroom

  • Private bathroom
  • Steam shower
  • Hair dryer

Kitchen facilities

  • Microwave
  • Oven

Bedroom

  • Pillow menu
  • Fluffy down duvets

Media

  • Paid movies/Video
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable/Satellite television
  • Multi-line phone
  • CD player
  • Radio
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor

Policies

Check-in

  • from  3 pm

Check-out

  • until  11 am

Children and extra beds

  • Older children/adults may stay at the price of GBP 30 per person per night in an extra bed. 
  • All children under the age of 2 may stay for free in a crib. 
  • All children under the age of 18 may stay free of charge when using existing bedding. 
  • There are no extra beds provided in a room. 

Pets

  • Pets are allowed on request.

How to reach hotel

hotel Holiday Inn Express Royal Mile - Edinburgh Edinburgh location
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Hotel Address:

300 Cowgate, Royal Mile, Edinburgh, United Kingdom, EH1 1NA

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City Center
  • Edinburgh
    1000 ft
Airports
  • Turnhouse (EDI)
    6.8 mi
  • Dundee (DND)
    35.4 mi
Train Stations
  • Edinburgh Waverley station
    1700 ft
  • Bus stop
    1400 ft
Restaurants
  • Blackfriars (cuisine: British)
    200 ft
  • Wedgwood The Restaurant
    600 ft
Parks
  • The Meadows
    2000 ft
Ski areas
  • Midlothian Ski Centre
    4200 ft
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  3 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  11 am
  • Year renovated:
    2008
  • Number of floors:
    5
  • Number of rooms:
    78

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Rooms and availability

Holiday Inn Express Royal Mile photos Room Twin
Twin Room
Bed type: Twin beds
Size: 205 sq. feet
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  • Air conditioning
  • Private bathroom
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The room with private bathroom offers two Single beds, desk space. The room is non-smoking.

Room facilities
    Holiday Inn Express Royal Mile photos Room Accessible
    Double Accessible Room
    Bed type: Twin beds
    Size: 205 sq. feet
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    • Air conditioning
    • Private bathroom
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    Modern en suite bedroom with the same facilities as a standard room plus bed accessible from both sides, vibrating pillow, alarm and visual alarm. Very spacious bathroom with walk-in shower, grab rails throughout. Safety alarm cords are in the bedroom and bathroom. The room has a double sofa bed suitable for 2 children or one adult.

    Room facilities
      Holiday Inn Express Royal Mile photos Room Standard Room
      Standard Room
      Bed type: Double bed or 2 Single beds or Double bed or Twin beds
      Size: 205 sq. feet
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      • Air conditioning
      • Private bathroom
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      This is the best meeting guests requirements room available on arrival.

      Room facilities
        Holiday Inn Express Royal Mile photos Room Double
        Double Room
        Bed type: Double bed
        Size: 205 sq. feet
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        • Air conditioning
        • Private bathroom
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        The room with private bathroom offers a Double bed, a sofa-bed, desk space. The room is non-smoking.

        Room facilities

          How to reach hotel

          hotel Holiday Inn Express Royal Mile - Edinburgh Edinburgh location
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          Hotel Address:

          300 Cowgate, Royal Mile, Edinburgh, United Kingdom, EH1 1NA

          Get directions
          City Center
          • Edinburgh
            1000 ft
          Airports
          • Turnhouse (EDI)
            6.8 mi
          • Dundee (DND)
            35.4 mi
          Train Stations
          • Edinburgh Waverley station
            1700 ft
          • Bus stop
            1400 ft
          Restaurants
          • Blackfriars (cuisine: British)
            200 ft
          • Wedgwood The Restaurant
            600 ft
          Parks
          • The Meadows
            2000 ft
          Ski areas
          • Midlothian Ski Centre
            4200 ft
          Hotel information
          • Check-in:
            from  3 pm
          • Check-out:
            until  11 am
          • Year renovated:
            2008
          • Number of floors:
            5
          • Number of rooms:
            78

          Hotel Awards

          UKHOTEL AWARDSHighly RecommendedEdinburghHoliday Inn Express Royal Mile

          According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as
          Best Family Hotels in United Kingdom

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          What's nearby

          Tourist attractions

          • Mercat Tours - 400 ft
          • Impro Jam - 400 ft
          • OOR Tours The Musical Tour of Edinburgh - 700 ft
          • edinburgh festival fringe - 700 ft
          • Saint Giles' Cathedral - 700 ft

          Places of interest

          • The Palace Of Holyroodhouse - 400 ft
          • Scottish Storytelling Centre Cafe - 400 ft
          • Saint Patrick's - 400 ft
          • Hubbard Academy Of Personal Independance - 400 ft
          • Saint Anthonys Chapel - 700 ft
          • The Tron Kirk - 700 ft
          • David Hume Statue - 700 ft
          • Canongate Tolbooth - 700 ft
          • Canongate Kirk - 700 ft
          • Walk along the Royal Mile - 700 ft

          Shopping areas

          • Scottish Gems - 400 ft
          • Brass Rubbing Centre - 700 ft

          Amusement

          • Greyfrairs Kirk & Churchyard - 700 ft
          • the GRV - 700 ft

          Museums

          • Scotch Whisky Heritage Tour - 400 ft
          • Surgeons' Hall Museum, Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh - 700 ft
          • Museum of Childhood - 700 ft

          Parks

          • Rabbie's Trail Burners Ltd - 700 ft

          Theaters

          • Pleasance Theatre Box Office - 700 ft

          Business areas

          • Scottish Gems - 400 ft

          Local attractions

          • St. Giles Cathedral - 5000 ft
            Royal Mile, Edinburgh
          • Holyrood Abbey - 5000 ft
            Canongate, Royal Mile, Edinburgh
          • Royal Botanic Garden - 1.5 mi
            The Garden, Edinburgh
          • Parliament House - 5000 ft
            Royal Mile, Edinburgh
          • Institut Francais D'Ecosse - 1.1 mi
            13 Randolph Crescent, Edinburgh

          Near the hotel

          • St Cecilia's Hall Museum of Instruments - 500 ft
            Corner of Cowgate and Niddry Street, Edinburgh
          • John Knox House Museum - 500 ft
            43-45 High St., Edinburgh
          • Surgeons' Hall - 1000 ft
            Nicolson Street, Edinburgh
          • The Museum of Edinburgh - 1000 ft
            142 Canongate, Edinburgh
          • Museum of Childhood - 500 ft
            42 High Street, Edinburgh
          • Canongate Kirk - 600 ft
            153 Canongate, Edinburgh
          • Sir Jules Thorn Exhibition of the History of Surgery/Dental Museum - 1000 ft
            9 Hill Sq., Edinburgh

          Restaurants nearby

          • Blackfriars - 200 ft

            Address: 57-61 Blackfriars St
            Phone: +(44)0131 558 8684

            79% likes this, based on 80 reviews
            Cuisine: British

          • Dubh Prais - 600 ft

            Address: 123B High Street
            Phone: 0-131 557 5732

            82% likes this, based on 442 reviews
            Cuisine: Scottish

          • Number One - 1700 ft

            Address: The Balmoral Hotel
            Phone: 01315576727

            76% likes this, based on 464 reviews
            Cuisine: Scottish
            Price Range: USD 94 - USD 124

          • Wedgwood The Restaurant - 600 ft

            Address: 267 Canongate
            Phone: 0131 558 8737

            86% likes this, based on 974 reviews
            Price Range: USD 30 - USD 87

          • Gurkha Cafe & Restaurant - 1300 ft

            Address: 25-27 Cockburn Street
            Phone: 01312252832

            82% likes this, based on 403 reviews
            Cuisine: Asian
            Price Range: USD 9 - USD 24

          Hotel information
          • Check-in:
            from  3 pm
          • Check-out:
            until  11 am
          • Year renovated:
            2008
          • Number of floors:
            5
          • Number of rooms:
            78

          Hotel Awards

          UKHOTEL AWARDSHighly RecommendedEdinburghHoliday Inn Express Royal Mile

          According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as
          Best Family Hotels in United Kingdom

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          Holiday Inn Express Royal Mile Reviews

          Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Holiday Inn Express Royal Mile

          Average guest rating

          8.2out of 10
          Fabulous
          Based on 345 reviews

          Guest reviews

          • Couple
            7.0

            We stayed there as my husband was taking part in the marathon and it was comfortable for him after the race.

          • Couple
            8.2

            Convienient location. Friendly staff.

            The bed could have been more confortable. Mattress was a bit lumpy. Breakfast was nice but having porridge on the menu would have been a great addition (with it being Scotland).

          • Group of friends
            9.2

            Excellent location close to everything (even the nightlife) and yet surprisingly quiet. Friendly staff, no nonsense modern hotel with all you need for a successful city trip.

          • Group of friends
            8.2

            Reception staff were very helpful. It was quiet inside the hotel at night.

            Cheap yoghurts at breakfast, but that's all.

          • Single
            7.8

            Good location near Royal Mile and Holyrood Palace. Comfortable, clean and quiet.

          • Group of friends
            7.8

            Modern up to date decor and a great shower. Continental breakfast was great. The hotel was close to the amenities/historical features.

            The first night the people above us were noisy and the room on the ground floor had no view. However they moved us to a nice room with a view on the first floor for the second night which was quieter.

          • Group of friends
            10.0

            The hotel is perfect for sightseeing; its right in the centre and you can reach nearly everything on foot in very short time. The hotel stuff is friendly and helpful.

          • Group of friends
            10.0

            Very good location for all attractions very quiet plus free breakfast

            Standard room lower than road public pathway beside could not leave window open

          • Older travelers
            7.0

            Location, and with included breakfast

            No in-room safe , but no problem using safety deposit box at reception. No in-room refrigerator eg for milk , or water

          • Single
            6.6

            Did not feel the staff was as friendly and informative as the staff in Glasgow. They were out of the brochures for the City Sightseeing Tours. That was irritating. You'd think since the majority of the people staying in the hotel are tourists someone would be in charge of making sure they didn't run out of brochures. I had narrowed my choice between Jury's Inn & this hotel based on rate & location. Wish I had selected Jury's as their location was much better.

          • Older travelers
            6.6

            Being near to the Royal Mile made all the main attractions readily accessible with not too much walking involved.

            Breakfasts were very much the same each of the 4 days we were there. Surely, it wouldnt have been too much trouble to vary the 2 tinned fruits put out each morning, especially as grapefruit can not be eaten by people on some common medications. The sausages were uck! And the scrambled egg was dry. Otherwise breakfast was adequate.

          • Group of friends
            7.8

            Excellant location for the Royal Mile. Very friendly helpful staff. Had such a good evening in a local pub slept in and missed breakfast.

          • Older travelers
            6.6

            we were temporarily transferred to another hotel. but was arranged for a more luxurious hotel. the room is clean and comfortable. wifi is fast.

            the location is more far than expected.

          • Single
            10.0

            Everything was most efficient and convenient.

          • Older travelers
            8.8

            It was clean, warm and comfortable

            The breakfast was only so so and the duvet on the bed was very thin

          How to reach hotel

          hotel Holiday Inn Express Royal Mile - Edinburgh Edinburgh location
          Show big map »

          Hotel Address:

          300 Cowgate, Royal Mile, Edinburgh, United Kingdom, EH1 1NA

          Get directions
          City Center
          • Edinburgh
            1000 ft
          Airports
          • Turnhouse (EDI)
            6.8 mi
          • Dundee (DND)
            35.4 mi
          Train Stations
          • Edinburgh Waverley station
            1700 ft
          • Bus stop
            1400 ft
          Restaurants
          • Blackfriars (cuisine: British)
            200 ft
          • Wedgwood The Restaurant
            600 ft
          Parks
          • The Meadows
            2000 ft
          Ski areas
          • Midlothian Ski Centre
            4200 ft
          Hotel information
          • Check-in:
            from  3 pm
          • Check-out:
            until  11 am
          • Year renovated:
            2008
          • Number of floors:
            5
          • Number of rooms:
            78

          Hotel Awards

          UKHOTEL AWARDSHighly RecommendedEdinburghHoliday Inn Express Royal Mile

          According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as
          Best Family Hotels in United Kingdom

          Use Badge