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

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 3-star Holiday Inn Express Edinburgh Royal Mile is set just 1.6 km from St. Giles Cathedral. Since 2008, it has been hosting guests in the center of Edinburgh.

The hotel lies within 5 minutes' walk of Royal Mile, Brass Rubbing Centre and Edinburgh Castle. The venue is set within 1 km from Edinburgh city center.

Placed near bars, a stadium and restaurants, the hotel offers a courtyard and a golf course for on-site relaxation.

Holiday Inn Express Edinburgh Royal Mile is at a short distance from Our Dynamic Earth train station. Turnhouse airport is 15 minutes' drive away.

Rooms

Guests are offered 78 modern rooms featuring TV with satellite channels, a writing table, a private toilet, a laptop-size safe and a dressing room. Some rooms have the city view. Room facilities also include a dishwasher, coffee/tea makers and a kettle for self-catering.

Eat & Drink

Breakfast is served in the dining area each morning. The air-conditioned restaurant provides special meals. The hotel’s large Relaxed bar welcomes guests for hot drinks. Serving an array of dishes, Blackfriars and Wedgwood The Restaurant are just 100 meters away.

Services

A car park, a lift and a news stand together with a meeting room, a copier and computers are offered.

Relax

Holiday Inn Express Edinburgh Royal Mile delights guests with a steam room and a sauna.

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
  • 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

  • Microwave
  • Oven

Bedroom

  • Pillow menu
  • Fluffy 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. 

Pets

  • Pets are allowed on request.

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

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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
Double Room
  • Room size:

    205 sq. feet

  • Max occupancy:

    4 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Double bed, 2 Single beds

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Shower
    • Private bathroom
    • Non-smoking
    • Air conditioning
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  • General:Wi-Fi
  • Facilities for disabled
  • Work desk
  • Ironing facilities
  • Dressing area
  • Carpeted floor
  • Connecting room
  • Telephone
  • Accessible by lift
  • Trash cans
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Roll in shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Guest toiletries
  • Guest toilet
  • Bedding:Non-feather pillows
  • Sofa bed
  • Dining:Coffee/tea maker
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • Universal AC/DC adapters
  • Wake up service
  • Stereo
  • Radio

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What's nearby

Tourist attractions

  • Mercat Tours400 ft
  • Impro Jam400 ft
  • OOR Tours The Musical Tour of Edinburgh700 ft
  • edinburgh festival fringe700 ft
  • Saint Giles' Cathedral700 ft

Places of interest

  • The Palace Of Holyroodhouse400 ft
  • Scottish Storytelling Centre Cafe400 ft
  • Saint Patrick's400 ft
  • Hubbard Academy Of Personal Independance400 ft
  • Saint Anthonys Chapel700 ft
  • The Tron Kirk700 ft
  • David Hume Statue700 ft
  • Canongate Tolbooth700 ft
  • Canongate Kirk700 ft
  • Walk along the Royal Mile700 ft

Shopping areas

  • Scottish Gems400 ft
  • Scottish Gems400 ft

Amusement

  • Greyfrairs Kirk & Churchyard700 ft
  • the GRV700 ft

Museums

  • Scotch Whisky Heritage Tour400 ft
  • Surgeons' Hall Museum, Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh700 ft
  • Brass Rubbing Centre700 ft
  • Museum of Childhood700 ft

Parks

  • Rabbie's Trail Burners Ltd700 ft

Theaters

  • Pleasance Theatre Box Office700 ft

Local attractions

  • St. Giles Cathedral5000 ft
    Royal Mile, Edinburgh
  • Holyrood Abbey5000 ft
    Canongate, Royal Mile, Edinburgh
  • Royal Botanic Garden1.5 mi
    The Garden, Edinburgh
  • Parliament House5000 ft
    Royal Mile, Edinburgh
  • Institut Francais D'Ecosse1.1 mi
    13 Randolph Crescent, Edinburgh

Near the hotel

  • St Cecilia's Hall Museum of Instruments500 ft
    Corner of Cowgate and Niddry Street, Edinburgh
  • John Knox House Museum500 ft
    43-45 High St., Edinburgh
  • Surgeons' Hall1000 ft
    Nicolson Street, Edinburgh
  • The Museum of Edinburgh1000 ft
    142 Canongate, Edinburgh
  • Museum of Childhood500 ft
    42 High Street, Edinburgh
  • Canongate Kirk600 ft
    153 Canongate, Edinburgh
  • Sir Jules Thorn Exhibition of the History of Surgery/Dental Museum1000 ft
    9 Hill Sq., Edinburgh

Restaurants nearby

  • Blackfriars200 ft

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

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

  • Dubh Prais600 ft

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

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

  • Number One1700 ft

    Address: The Balmoral Hotel
    Phone: 01315576727

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

  • Wedgwood The Restaurant600 ft

    Address: 267 Canongate
    Phone: 0131 558 8737

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

  • Gurkha Cafe & Restaurant1300 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