Holiday Inn Express Edinburgh - Royal Mile

300 CowgateEdinburghEH1 1NAUnited Kingdom
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About Holiday Inn Express Edinburgh - Royal Mile

The Holiday Inn Express Edinburgh - Royal Mile is centrally-located in the Old Town area and is a family-friendly hotel featuring free Wi-Fi, a restaurant, a lounge and air-conditioned rooms.

Modern and bright guest rooms feature satellite television, pay movies, coffee facilities and a hair dryer.

The hotel itself features a wide range of services and amenities including complimentary newspapers in the lobby, dry cleaning and laundry service and tour assistance.

The on-site restaurant serves complimentary, hot breakfast every morning and the relaxing Express Bar serves a wide range of alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks along with Mackays Ice Cream, pizza and other popular favourites.

The Holiday Inn Express Edinburgh - Royal Mile is located within walking distance of Edinburgh Castle, Holyrood Palace, the Scottish Parliament Building and the shops on Princes Street. Edinburgh Waverley Railway Station is a ten-minute walk away.


300 Cowgate, Edinburgh, EH1 1NA, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44(131)5248400 | Fax: +44(131)5248401 | Official Homepage

Top amenities

  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Parking
  • Pets
  • A/C
  • Restaurant
  • Hotel bar
  • Gym

All amenities

Hotel facilities

  • 24-hour reception
  • Business centre
  • Car park
  • Conference rooms
  • Express check-in / out
  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Hotel bar
  • Hotel safe
  • Lift
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • PC with internet
  • Pets allowed
  • Restaurant
  • WiFi in lobby

Room facilities

  • Air conditioning
  • Bathroom with shower
  • Central heating
  • Desk
  • Electric kettle
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Hairdryer
  • Internet
  • Room safe
  • Satellite TV
  • Telephone
  • Television
  • WiFi in rooms

Wellness / Spa

  • Sauna
  • Steam room


  • Wheelchair accessible

Arrival / Departure

  • Check-in: 15:00
  • Check-out: 11:00

Positive Reviews

The Breakfast is a Great Way to Start the Morning

The hot, cooked breakfast is filling and delicious with tons of variety, including scrambled eggs, toast and sausage and a number of beverages choices including coffee and a variety of juices.

Staff Members at this Hotel are Genuine

Staff members go the extra mile to ensure you are enjoying every aspect of your stay. From the warm welcome you will receive upon arrival to the periodical check-ins to make sure everything is ok, the friendly staff go about their duties in a professional, friendly manner.

Guest Rooms are Very Tidy and Cosy

The guest rooms at the Holiday Inn Express Edinburgh - Royal Mile are very well-kept, quiet and comfortable The beds are super comfortable and toiletries are always well-stocked.

Negative Reviews

The Breakfast Room is small and the Food is bad

The breakfast room is very small and uncomfortable Some guests have reported that there are not many things to choose from and the food is bland and of bad quality.

Small Rooms with Uncomfortable Beds and Thin Walls

Guest rooms at the Holiday Inn Express Edinburgh - Royal Mile are very small with little room to move about. Some guests have reported that the beds are so old and uncomfortable that the springs can be felt through the mattress. Also reported were stains on the carpet, malfunctioning showerheads and air conditioning units and thin walls that do not filter outside noise.

Some Staff Members are Rude and Unprofessional

Some staff members at this hotel do not seem interested in their jobs. Some of them are rude and uncaring while others just simply do not want to do anything extra to help guests.

Rating Overview

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    7.9 /10
8.2 out of 10 based on 1787 reviews