Travel advisory: Our response to COVID-19 and expanded IHG Way of Clean

Welcome to the Holiday Inn Express Edinburgh Royal Mile

COVID-19 Update 

We are currently open for stays for critical workers, as defined by the UK Government and where the need for accommodation is related to their work, elite athletes, their coaches (and parents if under 18) and those who require by law to self-isolate. 

The safety and security of our guests is our highest priority. In response to COVID-19 and government advice we will not be accepting new reservations before 15th July at this time (unless required as stated above) This date may change as we take guidance from government. 

We thank all our guests for the continued support and look forward to welcoming you back soon.


Enjoy a warm welcome from the team at the Holiday Inn Express Edinburgh Royal Mile conveniently located just off the historic Royal Mile.  This is a succession of streets forming the main thoroughfare of the Old Town.  It runs between two significant locations , namely Edinburgh Castle famous for Edinburgh Military Tattoo,  Hogmanay Celebrations and Holyrood Palace which is the official residence of the British monarch in Scotalnd.

This quiet city centre hotel has excellent transport links and is just a 25 minute drive from Edinburgh Airport, a 10 minute walk to Waverley Train Station and only 15 minute walk to Princess Street.

Guests can prepare for a day exploring Edinburgh with our Express Start Breakfast which is included in your room rate, Free Wi-Fi & 24 hour bar and snacks menu is available in our bar area. 

Business guests benefit from our close vicinity to major local companies, such as Scottish Parliament, Edinburgh University & Local Council Offices.  We also have a meeting room on the ground floor which can accommodate anything from 1:1 interviews to 40 people.

Parking is available at the NCP Holyrood Road multi-story car park 3 minutes' walk from the hotel. Just present their yellow token at checkout for a discounted parking rate.


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