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

  • 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. 
  • There are no extra beds provided in a room. 

How to reach hotel

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Hotel Address:

300 Cowgate, Edinburgh, United Kingdom, EH1 1NA

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City Center
  • Edinburgh
    300 m
Airports
  • Turnhouse (EDI)
    10.9 km
  • Dundee (DND)
    56.9 km
Train Stations
  • Edinburgh Waverley station
    500 m
  • Bus stop
    400 m
Restaurants
  • Blackfriars (cuisine: British)
    60 m
  • Wedgwood The Restaurant
    180 m
Parks
  • The Meadows
    590 m
Ski areas
  • Midlothian Ski Centre
    1.3 km
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:

    19 m²

  • 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 Tours100 m
  • Impro Jam100 m
  • OOR Tours The Musical Tour of Edinburgh200 m
  • edinburgh festival fringe200 m
  • Saint Giles' Cathedral200 m

Places of interest

  • The Palace Of Holyroodhouse100 m
  • Scottish Storytelling Centre Cafe100 m
  • Saint Patrick's100 m
  • Hubbard Academy Of Personal Independance100 m
  • Saint Anthonys Chapel200 m
  • The Tron Kirk200 m
  • David Hume Statue200 m
  • Canongate Tolbooth200 m
  • Canongate Kirk200 m
  • Walk along the Royal Mile200 m

Shopping areas

  • Scottish Gems100 m
  • Scottish Gems100 m

Amusement

  • Greyfrairs Kirk & Churchyard200 m
  • the GRV200 m

Museums

  • Scotch Whisky Heritage Tour100 m
  • Surgeons' Hall Museum, Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh200 m
  • Brass Rubbing Centre200 m
  • Museum of Childhood200 m

Parks

  • Rabbie's Trail Burners Ltd200 m

Theaters

  • Pleasance Theatre Box Office200 m

Local attractions

  • St. Giles Cathedral1.5 km
    Royal Mile, Edinburgh
  • Holyrood Abbey1.5 km
    Canongate, Royal Mile, Edinburgh
  • Royal Botanic Garden2.4 km
    The Garden, Edinburgh
  • Parliament House1.5 km
    Royal Mile, Edinburgh
  • Institut Francais D'Ecosse1.8 km
    13 Randolph Crescent, Edinburgh

Near the hotel

  • St Cecilia's Hall Museum of Instruments130 m
    Corner of Cowgate and Niddry Street, Edinburgh
  • John Knox House Museum150 m
    43-45 High St., Edinburgh
  • Surgeons' Hall290 m
    Nicolson Street, Edinburgh
  • The Museum of Edinburgh290 m
    142 Canongate, Edinburgh
  • Museum of Childhood150 m
    42 High Street, Edinburgh
  • Canongate Kirk160 m
    153 Canongate, Edinburgh
  • Sir Jules Thorn Exhibition of the History of Surgery/Dental Museum290 m
    9 Hill Sq., Edinburgh

Restaurants nearby

  • Blackfriars60 m

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

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

  • Dubh Prais180 m

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

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

  • Number One510 m

    Address: The Balmoral Hotel
    Phone: 01315576727

    76% likes this, based on 464 reviews
    Cuisine: Scottish
    Price Range: GBP 69 - GBP 91

  • Wedgwood The Restaurant180 m

    Address: 267 Canongate
    Phone: 0131 558 8737

    86% likes this, based on 974 reviews
    Price Range: GBP 22 - GBP 64

  • Gurkha Cafe & Restaurant380 m

    Address: 25-27 Cockburn Street
    Phone: 01312252832

    82% likes this, based on 403 reviews
    Cuisine: Asian
    Price Range: GBP 6 - GBP 17

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
    300 m
Airports
  • Turnhouse (EDI)
    10.9 km
  • Dundee (DND)
    56.9 km
Train Stations
  • Edinburgh Waverley station
    500 m
  • Bus stop
    400 m
Restaurants
  • Blackfriars (cuisine: British)
    60 m
  • Wedgwood The Restaurant
    180 m
Parks
  • The Meadows
    590 m
Ski areas
  • Midlothian Ski Centre
    1.3 km
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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