Holiday Inn Express Edinburgh Royal Mile

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

Free Wi-Fi
Parking

Paid parking

Luggage storage
24-hour

Late check-in

24-hour reception

Food/ Drinks

Bar/ Lounge area

Restaurant buffet

Cafe

Laundry
TV

Flat-screen TV

Elevator

Overview

The stylish 3-star Holiday Inn Express Edinburgh Royal Mile offers a modern accommodation in a beach area of Edinburgh. Since 2008, it has been hosting guests in the center of Edinburgh.

A short walk will take you to St. Giles Cathedral, St George's West Church and Inverleith Park in 20 minutes. The property is set a 10-minute stroll from Edinburgh center.

The hotel is surrounded by bars, a stadium and restaurants.

Our Dynamic Earth train station is nearby. Guests can reach Turnhouse airport within 15 minutes' drive.

Rooms

At Holiday Inn Express Edinburgh Royal Mile, guests are offered rooms with a laptop safe, ironing facilities, a private toilet, a personal computer and a dining area. These rooms have carpet floor and antique furniture.

Eat & Drink

Start your day with an extensive breakfast served at the café. The air-conditioned restaurant provides special meals. There is an onsite Relaxed bar to relax in. Blackfriars and Wedgwood The Restaurant serve a selection of meals within 100 meters from the venue.

Services

The hotel provides guests with car rental services.

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

  • Non-smoking property
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Paid parking
  • Safe deposit box
  • 24-hour reception
  • Late check-in
  • Express check-in/ -out
  • Pets allowed
  • Rooms/ Facilities for disabled
  • Wheelchair access
  • Luggage storage
  • Allergy-free rooms
  • Elevator
  • ATM/Cash machine
  • Gift/Newsstand
  • Beauty salon
  • Vending machines
  • Multilingual staff

Sports & Fitness

  • Golf course

Services

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

Dining facilities

  • Continental breakfast
  • Restaurant buffet
  • Cafe
  • Bar/ Lounge area

Meeting facilities

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

Leisure facilities

  • Leisure/ TV room

Room facilities

  • Individual air conditioning
  • Individual heating
  • Adjoining rooms
  • Dressing area
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Recliner
  • In-room desk
  • Ironing facilities
  • Sofa bed

Bathroom

  • Private bathroom
  • Steam shower
  • Hair dryer

Self-catering

  • Electric kettle
  • Microwave
  • Oven

Bedroom

  • Pillow menu
  • Fluffy down duvets
  • Down duvets

Media

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable/ Satellite television
  • Paid movies/Video
  • Multi-line phone
  • 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. 

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Hotel Address:

300 Cowgate, 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 Edinburgh Royal Mile photos Room Double
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Bed type: Double bed or 2 Single beds
Size: 205 sq. feet
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    How to reach hotel

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

    300 Cowgate, 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 Edinburgh 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
    • Scottish Gems - 400 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
    • Brass Rubbing Centre - 700 ft
    • Museum of Childhood - 700 ft

    Parks

    • Rabbie's Trail Burners Ltd - 700 ft

    Theaters

    • Pleasance Theatre Box Office - 700 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

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    Holiday Inn Express Edinburgh Royal Mile Reviews

    Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Holiday Inn Express Edinburgh 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 Edinburgh Royal Mile Edinburgh location
    Show big map »

    Hotel Address:

    300 Cowgate, 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 Edinburgh Royal Mile

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

    Use Badge