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

 24-Hour

24-hour reception

 Check-in/Check-out

Express check-in/-out

 Sports activities

Golf course

 Food/Drinks

Restaurant

Bar/Lounge

 Meeting facilities

Meeting room

 No Smoking

Non-smoking rooms

 Pets

Pets allowed

Overview

Centrally located in the heart of Edinburgh's Old Town, the two-star Express By Holiday Inn Edinburgh Royal Mile hotel is only a short stroll away from Edinburgh Castle and Princes Street Gardens.

Decorated in modern style the property offers a well-equipped business centre with fax and photocopy machines and internet connection.

The hotel’s 78 spacious guestrooms feature comfortable furnishings, climate control, cable television, telephones, coffee-makers, separate bathrooms with complimentary toiletries, hair dryers, working desks and internet access.

The hotel has a restaurant and a bar on site serving Scottish and international cuisine.

Edinburgh International Airport is 11.6km away.

Year renovated:   2008.  Number of rooms:   78.

Rooms

All 78 quiet non-smoking guestrooms come with stylish furniture, air conditioning, working desks, flat-screen TVs, direct-dial phones, voice mail, in-room safes, coffee-makers, private bathrooms with designer toiletries, hair dryers and complimentary high-speed internet access.

Standard room is equipped with a double bed, natural bedding, a clock, a radio, an iron and pay movies.

Double room offers a double bed, heating, a stereo system, a sofa, an iron, a clock and turn-down service.

Twin room has two single beds, blackout drapes, natural bedding, a clock, a stereo system, a sofa, pay movies, satellite television and wake-up calls.

All children under the age of 12 may stay free of charge when using existing bedding. Pets are allowed on request.

Dining options

Free buffet breakfast is served at the on-site restaurant every morning from 7am till 10am.

The Royal Mile restaurant offers traditional Scottish and international specialties daily from 7am till 11pm.

The on-site lounge-bar serves delicious snacks and refreshing drinks every day from noon till midnight.

The hotel Holiday Inn Express Royal Mile provides visitors with a free buffet breakfast. 

Services

The contemporary business centre comes with fax and photocopy machines and internet connection.

Wireless internet access is available in the entire hotel and is free of charge.

Additional features

The guests are provided with car parking, car rental, airline desk, 24-hour front desk, daily newspapers, luggage storage, tour desk, maid service, commercial services, laundry, dry cleaning, breakfast buffet, business facilities, high-speed internet access, meeting and banquet facilities, facilities for people with disabilities, leisure and relaxation facilities.

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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
  • Pets allowed
  • Vending machines
  • ATM/Cash machine
  • Beauty salon
  • Luggage storage
  • Elevator
  • Rooms/Facilities for disabled

Guest Parking

  • Paid public parking is possible at a location nearby.

Sports & Fitness

  • Golf course

Services

  • Room service
  • Car rental
  • Dry cleaning
  • Newspaper service
  • Tours/Ticket assistance

Dining facilities

  • Bed and breakfast
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge

Meeting facilities

  • Meeting room
  • Business corner
  • Meeting/Banquet facilities
  • Fax/Photocopying

Leisure facilities

  • Television in lobby

Room facilities

  • Free Wi-Fi in rooms
  • Individual air conditioning
  • Heating
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Dressing area
  • Sofa bed
  • Ironing facilities
  • In-room desk

Bathroom

  • Private bathroom
  • Steam shower
  • Hair dryer

Bedroom

  • Pillow menu
  • Fluffy down duvets

Media

  • Paid movies/Video
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable/Satellite television
  • Direct dial telephone
  • CD player
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor

Policies

Check-In

  • from  3 pm

Check-Out

  • until  11 am

Children and extra beds

  • All children under the age of 18 may stay free of charge when using existing bedding. 
  • All children under the age of 2 may stay for free in a crib. 
  • Older children/adults may stay at the price of GBP 30 per person per night in an extra bed. 
  • Maximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 
  • 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
    700 ft
Parks
  • The Meadows
    1900 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 rooms:
    78

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Rooms and availability

All 78 quiet non-smoking guestrooms come with stylish furniture, air conditioning, working desks, flat-screen TVs, direct-dial phones, voice mail, in-room safes, coffee-makers, private bathrooms with designer toiletries, hair dryers and complimentary high-speed internet access.

Standard room is equipped with a double bed, natural bedding, a clock, a radio, an iron and pay movies.

Double room offers a double bed, heating, a stereo system, a sofa, an iron, a clock and turn-down service.

Twin room has two single beds, blackout drapes, natural bedding, a clock, a stereo system, a sofa, pay movies, satellite television and wake-up calls.

All children under the age of 12 may stay free of charge when using existing bedding. Pets are allowed on request.

Holiday Inn Express Royal Mile Twin 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 Double Accessible 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 Standard RoomHoliday Inn Express Royal Mile Standard Room
      Standard Room
      Bed type: Double Bed or 2 Single beds or Double 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 Double 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.

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          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
            700 ft
          Parks
          • The Meadows
            1900 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 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

          What's nearby.

          Saint Giles' Cathedral, a popular religious monument is just 200m away from the hotel.

          Scottish Gems, a famous shopping area is less than 100m away.

          Scotch Whisky Heritage Tour, a well-known museum is within 200m from the property.

          The Museum of Childhood is approximately 400m away.

          Edinburgh Festival Theatre, a noted cultural landmark is about 200m away.

          The University of Edinburgh, a popular educational establishment is less than 1.5km away.

          Waterloo Place, a famous historic site is within 400m from the accommodation.

          Edinburgh Castle is distanced about 4.5km away.

          Tourist attractions

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

          Places of interest

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

          Shopping areas

          • Scottish Gems - 400 ft

          Amusement

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

          Museums

          • Scotch Whisky Heritage Tour - 400 ft
          • Museum of Childhood - 700 ft

          Parks

          • Rabbie's Trail Burners Ltd - 700 ft
          • Dunbars close garden - 700 ft

          Theaters

          • Edinburgh Festival Theatre - 700 ft
          • Pleasance Theatre Box Office - 700 ft

          Local Attractions

          • St. Giles Cathedral - 5000 ft
            Royal Mile, Edinburgh
          • Holyrood Abbey - 5100 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 - 400 ft
            Corner of Cowgate and Niddry Street, Edinburgh
          • John Knox House Museum - 600 ft
            43-45 High St., Edinburgh
          • Surgeons' Hall - 900 ft
            Nicolson Street, Edinburgh
          • National Museum of Scotland - 1600 ft
            Chambers Street, Edinburgh
          • Museum of Childhood - 600 ft
            42 High Street, Edinburgh
          • Canongate Kirk - 600 ft
            153 Canongate, Edinburgh
          • Sir Jules Thorn Exhibition of the History of Surgery/Dental Museum - 900 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 - 700 ft

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

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

          • Number One - 1800 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 - 700 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

          Getting there.

          Edinburgh International Airport EDI is within 11.6km from the property.

          Dundee Airport DND is less than 56.1km away.

          Glasgow Airport GLA is about 78.1km away.

          Getting around.

          Edinburgh Waverley Train Station is within 400m from the residence.

          The nearest bus stop is just 300m away.

          Free public parking is possible on site.

          Hotel information
          • Check-In:
            from  3 pm
          • Check-Out:
            until  11 am
          • Year renovated:
            2008
          • 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

          Individual 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
            700 ft
          Parks
          • The Meadows
            1900 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 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