Rated 4.5 out of 5 by 252
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Gaf1 Old Town
Great location in Old Town. Staff most helpful. Room spotless and comfy.
March 7, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by maryb2 great location to see sights
hotel is ten minutes walk from princes street and is in a quiet location away from the main hustle and bustle of the city. Train station only ten minutes walk as well. Staff were very friendly and willing to help with directions. Breakfast was as usual very busy due to half term holiday, but staff were very calm and opened up extra dining room for guests. Nice pubs for food five minutes away especially the advocate, fantastic food for price and friendly staff. whiskii bar 3 minutes away, great traditional music some nights and modern other nights, fantastic variety and atmosphere. Only minus, you have to walk up quite a steep hill to get to these places or walk a different way to the main part which would take at least 20 minutes, also vagrants on the street on what seemed every corner of the main street but not anywhere near hotel.
March 2, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Technogranny Comfortable rooms esp the disabled bedroom
We were in the easy access suite which made me feel very safe. A quiet and very comfortable overnight stay. Great welcome from well-trained and very cheerful staff
February 28, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by NCVW Great service, convenient central location, good facilities
From the moment of welcome (smiling and attentive), everything was good - close to Royal Mile, comfortable bed, breakfast of scrambled egg/sausage/baked beans, all good!
February 27, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by CheshireWalker Good Location
Good location, easy walking distance from Edinburgh Waverley Station. Also east to walk to South Bridge where many buses depart from. Not actually on Royal Mile, but parallel one street apart, which is convenient but makes it nice and quiet, path alongside hotel goes straight through to Royal Mile. Breakfast best we've experienced at Holiday Inn Express. Hotel was clean and smart. Room usual good standard. As an IHG Gold Member I was offered either a voucher for a free drink at the bar or 200 points. I'm not sure why IHG only ever give 1 voucher when you've booked 2 in a room, I had the same in New York, they gave me free breakfast vouchers, but only for me not for my husband! I would certainly use this Holiday Inn Express again if I needed a hotel in the area.
February 15, 2014
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Kaz61 Fine, but nothing special
Location was great, and overall it was fine. However, the room was very small for three people; the breakfast was OK but all very standard, awful coffee, reconstituted scrambled egg, etc, and wiFi never worked. Nowhere, apart from a very small impersonal space in the foyer to 'relax' over a drink. staff were friendly. Room was clean, so all in all depends what you want out of a hotel room. It was overpriced for want we got.
February 12, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by YorkieLad It was was like I'd never been away
Great service from a wonderful hotel situated just off the Royal Mile.
Staff were superb and helpful as always.
To say it must be around 2 years since I stayed here the staff recognised me and made me feel at home.
Eva on the front desk was her typical friendly,cheerful self and is a credit to the hotel.
Great place to stay for business or for exploring the delights of Edinburgh.
February 10, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by MH52 Bacon for breakfast please!
Excellent stay, but please, please, please, bacon for breakfast! Is there such a thing as the "Full Scottish/English" WITHOUT bacon?!
All our American friends travelling with us were so looking forward to it #as you can't get decent bacon over there#, BUT THERE WAS NONE #also a fried instead of scrambled egg occasionally, and the odd mushroom wouldn't have gone amiss#.
Leave it with you. Apart from the "bacon episode", great hotel/location and staff.
Calcutta Cup Trip Organiser.
February 10, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by LizzyB51 ANOTHER FAULTLESS STAY
This is the third time I have stayed at Holiday Inn Express in Cowgate Edinburgh, and on each visit have found all the staff exceptionally nice, polite and professional.
The hotel is in a great situation for both The Festival Theatre and The Playhouse Theatre as well as many other attractions. It is very good for connections with local buses and Waverley station is only about a 10 minute walk away. There is a good choice of bars and restaurants on The Royal Mile and in The Grassmarket only a stroll away.
When coming to the city centre to stay this will always be my choice of hotel.
February 10, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Lilly HL very nice
comfortable room, nice service and nice breakfast !
February 6, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Jimmydoodah Enjoyable Stay
Unfortunately we only had an overnight stay but for the short period of time we had a warm welcome from attentive staff and a welcome back, which we hope to do very soon'.
I would like to highlight the reception staff as examples to your hotel as they showed a high level of customer care.
Thank you again
February 5, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by JosephW7 Great City Hotell
This was not my first stay at The Holiday Inn Express Cowgate, and the service remains as good as ever.
Everything is within walking distance, pubs, bars , clubs and restaurants.
Reception staff helpful, warm and friendly on check in, I was allocated a room away from traffic noise as requested.
I will stay here again on my next trip to Edinburgh.
February 2, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by AUS55 A real welcome!
Stayed at this HI Express for the first time, wow a real customer experience, made very welcome and the staff could not do enough for me during my stay.
February 1, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Sandra158 Great Stay
Just returned from Holiday Inn Express Royal Mile - had a lovely first visit to Edinburgh. The hotel was within easy walk to facilities including the railway station. On arrival the receptionist was helpful, the room was clean and comfortable and we enjoyed the breakfast, just what was needed to start the day.
January 27, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Paulm75 Very comfortable ,staff very helpful .couldnt ask for more
I would recommend this express,as a very near local,it was ideal for my family and me .Staff were great and had a great time as we always do in Edinburgh,you can't go wrong!!
January 10, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Nicola3 Would stay again.
Great location and good price when we booked several months before Check in was quick and informative. Room was very clean and comfy.Location is great, using the 'close's' and alleyways between buildings gets you around and across town quickly. Breakfast was adequate with cereals, yogurt, fruit, cheese, breads, eggs, beans and sausage,teas, coffee, hot chocolate and juices.Suited us just fine. Wi-fi was free but i did not need to use it. Staff were all very helpful, remembering us and conversations we had.
One problem we had was that our room was cold, really cold. Staff, who were very attentive, tried to sort the room air-con but no better. A plug in heater and blanket worked fine though,to warm the place up for our 2 night stay.
Luggage was stored all day for us on our day of departure.
Would defiantly stay again.
January 3, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Kurdistan fantastic and very comfortable bed and very friendly staff
first the location of the hotel is very good. you can go to everywhere easily.
hotel are very clean, room are very clean.
staff are very friendly. it was my first time to Edinburgh, so I asked many questions about places and they answered me very friendly.
January 1, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 Excellent
Very good value. Large rooms, clean and well maintained. Staff was very friendly and great location. Highly recommend this hotel.
January 1, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by arroofing enjoyable
Very near to the royal mile and grassmarket. Rooms had everything you needed . Staff really friendly and helpful. Breakfast was really good. Very security conscious within hotel, We will return.
December 25, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by lilian68 pre christmas visit
Enjoyed staying in our clean comfortable rooms.We stayed 2 nights with our friends , We all enjoyed the breakfast , plenty to choose from.Staff very pleasent and helpful , givimg us directions for places we wanted to visit. Good location. I would recomend this hotel to friends
December 24, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Leeds15 Friendly clean good value
This hotel is a 2 to 5 minutes from the royal mile, very convent hotel easy to get round to castle, museums, galleries and shopping areas.
The hotel was clean and tidy at all times.
The staff was knowledgeable, helpful and friendly..
The hotel room was very clean and just what I wanted for my 4 days.
December 24, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by rye31 good location and helpful staff
Enjoyable stay impressed with the hotel and location staff on reception very professional and friendly. Could do with teaching breakfast staff some tho. Overall experience was very good and will be visiting again
December 23, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by GBDGlasgow Edinburgh
Very comfortable hotel and everywhere extremely clean. I think one of the cleanest we have stayed in. Well done the cleaning staff!
Nice and central for visiting Edinburgh.
All staff very friendly.
December 21, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Manwaring Christmas Shopping & Christmas Market Edinburgh from the Holiday Inn Express Cowgate
Mt wife and I have stayed here before. From the late arrival check in to the check out, our stay at the Holiday Inn Express, Cowgate was fantastic. Rooms very clean and comfortable with all the required facilities for a comfortable and enjoyable experience.
A very well situated place to stay in the heart of Edinburgh, a very short walk to the Royal Mall, a nice walk to Princes Street and thereafter to George Street.
We will be back soon.
Well done the Holiday Inn Express, Cowgate.
December 18, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by gamack Very comfortable Hotel with very efficient and attentive staff
We were confident that we would expwerience the same level of service as we have had in other Holiday Inn Express Hotels. The Edinburgh Hotel exceeded these expectations. From the moment we arrived until we left 3 days later the level of service, especially at reception and room cleaning was excellent. We would like to single out Rafal who seemed to go that extra mile.
December 16, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by William1314 Yes, very comfortable bed and very friendly service from all.
We enjoyed our stay very much, particularly the central location and a bonus was the nearby car park. We also liked the free breakfast which set us up for the day..This hotel is definitely worth another visit
December 14, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Susan190 Recommend this hotel
Friend and I stayed for four days to visit the tourist sites and the German Christmas market. Staff were friendly, efficient and very welcoming. Nice to be met by smiling and helpful reception staff. Brilliant location for doing the tourists sites and shopping. Good value.
December 10, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Ellliemay Good breakfast
We had a great time in Edinburgh at the Holliday Inn, the breakfast was first class, plenty of choices. It was the second visit to this hotel and we will go again.
December 9, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Catsplat Comfortable stay
Came to Edinburgh with friends for the weekend for a party and had a very comfortable stay. Great location, no problems at all. The rooms were cooler than other hotel rooms I had stayed in (you could adjust the heating, but it didn't heat up as much as I though it would), For us this was a big plus as I cannot abide overheated hotel rooms and didn't have to resort to opening the window at night. This was probably why I slept so well.
Basic, but clean, comfortable rooms, enjoyed the breakfast
December 4, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by DBRITT Extremely accommodating.
My friend and I stayed at the Holiday Inn Express for a very short break. Our flight arrived very early and although check in was supposed to be at 14:00, our room was available at about 12:00 so we could settle in a couple of hours earlier. This made so much difference since we were tired after the journey. The staff were extremely accommodating giving advice and ordering cabs for us. The breakfast was second to non with absolutely everything on the buffet menu!
December 3, 2013