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This Holiday Inn Express in the center of the city is just a short walk from the Royal Mile, and half a mile from Holyrood House. This IHG Quality Excellence Award-winning hotel offers free Wi-Fi and air-conditioned rooms with a flat-screen TV.

The bright and airy rooms are well-equipped with pay movies, free tea/coffee facilities and a private bathroom with shower with a hairdryer. Children under 18 stay free when using existing beds.

Guests can prepare for a day exploring Edinburgh with a breakfast buffet that includes both continental and traditional hot items. The relaxed bar has a large-screen TV, and the hotel also has free baggage storage.

The Express Edinburgh - Royal Mile is in the charming Old Town, less than a mile from Edinburgh Castle. Princes Street’s shops are a 10 minute walk away. The University of Edinburgh campus is just across the road.

Within a 10 minute walk of Edinburgh Waverley Train Station, guests are also surrounded by bars, shops and restaurants. Discounted parking is available at a nearby private parking lot.

This is our guests' favorite part of Edinburgh, according to independent reviews.

Couples in particular like the location – they rated it 9.1 for a two-person trip.

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  • how mcuh is car parking and how far away is it from hotel

    The parking is the NCP Holyrood which is approximately 200 yards from the hotel


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    Answered on July 29, 2020
  • Hi what is the prices for car parking for long stay of 3 nights

    We recommend the NCP Holyrood which is approximately 200 metres from the hotel, we can validate your ticket which will give you 25% discount & works out around £16 for each 24 hour period.


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    Answered on September 3, 2020
  • How far are you from the Castle please? Thank you

    The castle is approximately half a mile from the hotel so roughly 10 minutes walk. Kind Regards Front Desk Team


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    Asked about: Double Room with Sofa Bed • Answered on April 29, 2021
  • You seem to offer at a public parking location nearby. could you please provide details of distance from the public parking to the hotel and the sort of costs one may expect for May. Thank you

    Hi - we offer a 25% discount at the NCP Holyrood, which is about a minutes walk from the hotel. This works out to be approximately £16.00 per day.


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    Answered on April 28, 2021
  • We are family of four my kids don’t like to sleep together it is any chance you hotel have room with too single beds ? Thanks Ivana

    Unfortunately our family rooms consist of 1 double bed and 1 sofa bed for the children. We do not have a option for 2 separate beds in a family room.


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    Answered on December 1, 2019
  • Do you have extra duvet for the bed

    Subject to availability, extra bedding items can sometimes be made available.


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    Asked about: Double Room with Sofa Bed • Answered on February 20, 2020
  • Is there a safe in the room

    No there isn't a safe in the room however there are safety deposit boxes available at reception


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    Asked about: Double Room with Sofa Bed • Answered on September 4, 2020
  • Hi is your hot buffet breakfast available now

    Not at the moment. Breakfast is a continental breakfast delivered and placed outside bedroom door with hot breakfast baps, cereal, porridge and tea & coffee available to collect from reception.


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    Answered on May 11, 2021
  • Hi Just to double check Are pets allowed? Travelling with little dog Kind regards Luk

    Pets are welcome. There is a £20 fee per night per dog to be settled on arrival.


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    Asked about: Double Room with Sofa Bed • Answered on April 18, 2021
  • Good morning, How do I use the parking discount, is there a code? Thank you! Regards, Andrei Costin

    Hello, Just bring your parking ticket to reception to be validated for the discount.


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    Answered on October 10, 2021
  • What if I need to check in earlier than your listed check in time

    We will be happy to store your luggage for you. Please speak to our Reception Team on arrival to arrange this.


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    Asked about: Double Room with Sofa Bed • Answered on January 3, 2020
  • does the hotel have guest lift

    Yes we do have a guest lift


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    Answered on June 9, 2021
  • How far to train station

    The Waverley station is about 5/10 minutes walk away from the hotel.


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    Answered on July 26, 2021
  • Hi, Do you do evening food and breakfasts here now please?

    We don't do evening food at the moment, but we are doing breakfast with continental bag at your room door and hot bap, cereals, teas and coffees at reception.


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    Answered on June 26, 2021
  • Hi, Do you have any vegan breakfast options? Thanks

    If we are aware of dietary requirements prior to arrival we will do our utmost best to ensure that you are only supplied breakfast items that are vegan.


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    Answered on May 8, 2021
  • Are you taking bookings 5th dec from glasgow

    The hotel is open for guests who have a reasonable excuse to travel, such as work, education, or welfare reasons as per the Scottish Governments guidelines for Tier 3 and 4 areas. If you are travelling for essential reasons we can take your booking.


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    Answered on November 29, 2020
  • Hello, How much do you charge per day for 2 dogs? Thank you!

    It is £20 per dog per night.


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    Answered on April 16, 2021
  • hi I would like to know if there is an iron available in the rooms

    Hi - there is an iron an board available in all our rooms


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    Answered on September 1, 2021
  • Hi are there irons available in the room?

    Hi - Yes there is an iron and board in all our rooms.


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    Answered on May 16, 2021
  • Hi. Can I check out a few hours later with additional charge?

    Late Check-Out is strictly subject to availability on the day of departure. Best regards Front Desk.


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Hotel surroundings *
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Located in the historic old town

Stay in the oldest part of Scotland's capital, where gas lamps light up elegant buildings and cobblestone streets. Nearby, the impressive Edinburgh Castle looks over the city.

What's nearby
  • Museum of Childhood
    0.1 miles
  • Geoffrey Kiltmakers and Weavers
    0.1 miles
  • Edinburgh Law School
    0.2 miles
  • Edinburgh Festival Theatre
    0.2 miles
  • The City of Edinburgh Council
    0.2 miles
  • City Art Center
    0.2 miles
  • National Museum of Scotland
    0.2 miles
  • The Real Mary King's Close
    0.2 miles
  • St. Giles Cathedral
    0.2 miles
  • Edinburgh Sheriff Court
    0.3 miles
Top attractions
  • Royal Mile
    0.4 miles
  • University of Edinburgh
    0.4 miles
  • Camera Obscura and World of Illusions
    0.4 miles
  • Edinburgh Playhouse
    0.5 miles
  • Edinburgh Castle
    0.6 miles
  • Arthur's Seat
    0.9 miles
  • Murrayfield Stadium
    2.2 miles
  • Royal Yacht Britannia
    2.2 miles
  • Edinburgh Zoo
    3.3 miles
  • Dalhousie Castle
    7.3 miles
Closest Airports
  • Edinburgh Airport
    6.9 miles
  • Dundee Airport
    35.4 miles
  • Glasgow Airport
    48.6 miles
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Amenities of Holiday Inn Express Edinburgh – Royal Mile, an IHG Hotel
Pets
Pets are allowed. Charges may apply.
Activities
  • Golf course (within 2 miles) Additional charge
Food & Drink
  • Bar
Internet
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Parking
Public parking is available at a location nearby (reservation is not needed) and charges may apply.
Front Desk Services
  • Express check-in/out
  • 24-hour front desk
Cleaning Services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Ironing service Additional charge
  • Dry cleaning Additional charge
  • Laundry Additional charge
Business Facilities
  • Fax/Photocopying Additional charge
  • Meeting/Banquet facilities Additional charge
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • CCTV outside property
  • CCTV in common areas
  • Smoke alarms
  • 24-hour security
  • Safe
General
  • Vending machine (snacks)
  • Vending machine (drinks)
  • Designated smoking area
  • Air conditioning
  • Smoke-free property
  • Heating
  • Elevator
  • Family rooms
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Non-smoking rooms
Languages Spoken
  • English
  • Polish
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Sustainability initiatives

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Check-in

From 3:00 PM

Check-out

Until 11:00 AM

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Children & Beds

Child policies

Children of all ages are welcome.

Children 18 and above are considered adults at this property.

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Crib and extra bed policies

0 - 2 years
Crib by request
Free

Additional fees are not calculated automatically in the total cost and will have to be paid for separately during your stay.

This property doesn't offer extra beds.

The maximum number of cribs allowed depends on the room you choose. Double-check the maximum capacity for the room you selected.

All cribs and extra beds are subject to availability.

No age restriction

There's no age requirement for check-in

Pets

Pets are allowed. Charges may apply.

Groups

When booking more than 6 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.

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The fine print

The hotel provides a 25% discount for parking at the nearby NCP St Johns Hill secure parking lot.

In response to the coronavirus (COVID-19), additional safety and sanitation measures are in effect at this property.

Food and beverage services at this property may be limited or unavailable due to the coronavirus (COVID-19).

Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19), this property is taking steps to protect the safety of guests and staff. Certain services and amenities may be reduced or unavailable as a result.

Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19), this property has reduced reception and service hours.

Please inform Holiday Inn Express Edinburgh – Royal Mile, an IHG Hotel of your expected arrival time in advance. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property directly using the contact details in your confirmation.

FAQs about Holiday Inn Express Edinburgh – Royal Mile, an IHG Hotel

  • Holiday Inn Express Edinburgh – Royal Mile, an IHG Hotel is 1,800 feet from the center of Edinburgh.

  • Check-in at Holiday Inn Express Edinburgh – Royal Mile, an IHG Hotel is from 3:00 PM, and check-out is until 11:00 AM.

  • Holiday Inn Express Edinburgh – Royal Mile, an IHG Hotel offers the following activities/services (charges may apply):

    • Golf course (within 2 miles)

  • Guests staying at Holiday Inn Express Edinburgh – Royal Mile, an IHG Hotel can enjoy a highly-rated breakfast during their stay (guest review score: 7.9).

    Breakfast option(s) include:

    • Continental

  • Room options at Holiday Inn Express Edinburgh – Royal Mile, an IHG Hotel include:

    • Twin
    • Twin/Double
    • Double

  • The following parking options are available to guests staying at Holiday Inn Express Edinburgh – Royal Mile, an IHG Hotel (subject to availability):

    • Parking

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