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Holiday Inn Express Edinburgh - Waterfront

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Eastbourne, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 days ago NEWvia mobile

I tried to book the city centre HIE Picardy place....didn't get a good vibe at all...so chose the Ocean Terminal HIE...what a wonderful reception.We asked for an early check in to get rid of our bags...Magda the duty manager could not be more helpful...she helped our party settle in well, so much so I booked an extra room...the location is...

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GMexpressedinburgh, Manager at Holiday Inn Express Edinburgh - Waterfront, responded to this review

Dear Coinneach1957 Thank you for taking time to review your recent stay. I am delighted that Magda’s warm welcome helped enhance your experience. You seem to have packed a lot in to your weekend stay and I hope we will see you again on your next trip to Edinburgh. Best regards Douglas, Guest Service Manager

South Lanarkshire, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Was in Edinburgh for another show at the weekend so stayed here again , great base ! A 10 mins busy ride from door to princess street ( bus £1.60 per trip ) terrific value ! The rooms are spotless , modern & had everything you need hot & cold air con , ironing board , hair dryer, tv ,...

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GMexpressedinburgh, Manager at Holiday Inn Express Edinburgh - Waterfront, responded to this review

Dear R3632DGnicolac Thank you for taking time to review your recent stay. I am delighted to see you enjoyed our recently refurbished rooms and you found all our staff, particularly Raul, to be very attentive. It is a great encouragement for them to read such kind comments. We look forward to welcoming you on your next trip to Edinburgh. Best...

Gatley, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent value for money. We stayed here as a base for our sightseeing visit of Edinburgh. The rooms were a good size perfectly suitable for 2, lovely comfy bed and seating area. Breakfast included with hot options (sausage,egg,beans) which we didn't expect. Lovely friendly staff always offering a smile in the morning and evening. Great location for access to the...

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GMexpressedinburgh, Manager at Holiday Inn Express Edinburgh - Waterfront, responded to this review

Dear Gemma210483, Thank you for this great review of your stay. I am pleased to hear that you found our team to be lovely and that they made you feel welcome throughout your stay. Thank you for letting us know about the shower, I will make sure that your Maintenance Engineer checks this. I hope that you will choose to...

Cellardyke, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Clean, well designed room with basic but more than sufficient choice for buffet breakfast. Friendly, cheerful staff. Parking is a bonus. Very convenient for Ocean Terminal and Royal Yacht Britannia. Modern feel to rooms.

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GMexpressedinburgh, Manager at Holiday Inn Express Edinburgh - Waterfront, responded to this review

Dear lornanan, Thank you for taking the time to review your stay with us. I am delighted to hear that you liked our new style room and that you found the team to be friendly and cheerful. I hope that you will visit us again soon. Best Regards, Fiona Deputy General Manager

leicestershire
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Recently had to make an unexpected trip to Edinburgh and stayed at the Holiday Inn Express Waterfront. Had stayed there previously and as expected all the staff were wonderful in looking after me and assisted me in locating where I needed to go and offered their help in making sure I was comfortable and had everything I needed, especially Raul,...

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GMexpressedinburgh, Manager at Holiday Inn Express Edinburgh - Waterfront, responded to this review

Dear kemcho123, Thank you for this great review of your stay. It is always lovely to hear from someone who has chosen to make a return visit to our hotel. Your kind comments about our team are very much appreciated and I know Rahul is delighted to receive a personal mention. Thank you for your recommendations and I hope that...

Staffin, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

On arriving at the hotel you get a really nice feeling - it is clean, staff are friendly and efficient. The rooms are spacious and clean. However, it starts to go downhill a bit. The room I was in (Room 144) had an air conditioning unit that sounded as if it was about to take off. It rattled and rumbled...

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GMexpressedinburgh, Manager at Holiday Inn Express Edinburgh - Waterfront, responded to this review

Dear Nick W, Thank you for taking the time to review your stay with us. I am really pleased to hear that you found our team to be friendly but I am sorry that you felt let down by other aspects of your stay. Your feedback is much appreciated and we will look into all of the points that you...

Clackmannan, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Chose here due to the fact it was close to The Kitchin where we had booked Saturday lunch. Accommodation was excellent, our room looked like it had been recently refurbished. Very friendly, helpful staff and a generous breakfast included in the price both mornings. The hotel is very handy for Ocean Terminal which has several eateries, as well as a...

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GMexpressedinburgh, Manager at Holiday Inn Express Edinburgh - Waterfront, responded to this review

Dear HClacks, Thank you for this fantastic review of your stay. I hope that you enjoyed your special lunch! We refurbished all of our rooms at the beginning of last year and it is great to hear that you like the new style of décor. I am pleased that you would like to return here and I hope that we...

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I stay in Edinburgh 2 to 3 times a month and have tried various places, hoping that I get somewhere I can keep going back to and I think I've found it. The staff are great and turn a standard hotel into a pleasurable experience. I would recommend definitely

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GMexpressedinburgh, Manager at Holiday Inn Express Edinburgh - Waterfront, responded to this review

Dear Tracy W, Thank you for this lovely review of your stay. I am delighted to here that you have chosen our hotel as your regular home from home in Edinburgh. I will make sure all of the team read your lovely comments too. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Best Regards, Fiona Deputy General Manager

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited before and after the refurbishment. Still a great hotel. Location superb and will stay again should I return to Edinburgh. Lovely staff, decent breakfast and nice rooms for a good price. Bus stop outside for the city centre, nice walk around the port and a smallish shopping centre across the road

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GMexpressedinburgh, Manager at Holiday Inn Express Edinburgh - Waterfront, responded to this review

Dear Luke W, Thank you for choosing to return to our hotel. I am delighted to read your lovely comments about your stay and especially about our team. I hope that we will have the opportunity to welcome you back for a third visit. Best Regards, Fiona Deputy General Manager

Aberdeen, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I have stayed before but for a maximum of 2 nights in a row and always found it to be good. I have been here for 3 working weeks straight now and it has not let me down. The room is cleaned and towelling changed everyday. The breakfast is always good, hot and wholesome, although the hot food is always...

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GMexpressedinburgh, Manager at Holiday Inn Express Edinburgh - Waterfront, responded to this review

Dear Tersam S Thank you for taking time to review your recent stay. I am glad you appreciated our breakfast and the facilities for eating in the evening. Our Breakfast menu is currently being reviewed and there will be some changes later in the spring. We look forward to seeing you on your next trip to Edinburgh. Kind regards Douglas,...

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  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Welcome to the Holiday Inn Express Edinburgh Waterfront offering free Wi-Fi, air conditioning, great value rates with an inclusive buffet breakfast. Enjoy free parking at the hotel and its superb location, which is ideal for exploring this charming and fascinating city. The Holiday Inn Express Edinburgh Waterfront is located next to Ocean Terminal, Edinburgh's newest leisure and shopping destination, the Scottish Executive, the Royal Yacht Britannia & close to all major business areas. The old port area of Edinburgh-Leith has many atmospheric bars, bistros and boutiques & is only 1.5 miles from the city centre. Alternatively you can relax and unwind in our cosy lounge bar. The Holiday Inn Express Edinburgh Waterfront has good parking with 60 spaces available at the hotel on a first-come-first-served basis and there is also ample additional parking available at Ocean Terminal, opposite. There is a frequent public bus service from the front door making it an ideal location for visiting all of Edinburgh's famous attractions such as Edinburgh Castle, Holyrood Palace, The Royal Mile, Princes Street, national museums and galleries. We are delighted to unveil our brand new bedrooms which feature a whole new look. You can enjoy modern décor, irons and ironing boards and brand new hairdryers so that you look your best. Additionally our bedrooms are now packed with even more facilities including a comfy sofa (in family rooms) with a movable table, a wall-mounted TV, USB ports and power sockets next to your bed, nifty reading lights and full-width curtains which will make the rooms even cosier. The en suite shower rooms have also been spruced up with cool, fresh decor. We can't wait for your to experience our cool new look! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Holiday Inn Express Edinburgh - Waterfront

Address: Britannia Way, Ocean Drive | Leith, Edinburgh EH6 6JJ, Scotland
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Edinburgh
Price Range: $102 - $286 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Holiday Inn Express Edinburgh - Waterfront 3*
Number of rooms: 145
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Also Known As:
Holiday Inn Express Edinburgh - Waterfront Hotel Edinburgh
Holiday Inn Express Leith
Leith Holiday Inn Express
Holiday Inn Edinburgh
Holiday Inn Express Edinburgh - Waterfront Scotland
Hotel Style:
#49 Family Hotel in Edinburgh
#49 Business Hotel in Edinburgh
#56 Romantic Hotel in Edinburgh
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“Don't get rooms 144 or adjacent!!”
 of 5 bubbles NickW906, 1 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Front of hotel is all double glazed and is very quiet.”
 of 5 bubbles 343christinej, 22 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Ask for a room at the back and upper floor if you want quiet”
 of 5 bubbles fiby101, 15 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Lovely Leith, can see the water and the address is Ocean Drive!”
 of 5 bubbles hastobeverygood, 30 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Possibly request a room away from the main car park as there is a light illuminating the park”
 of 5 bubbles ginnysnooks, 29 Jan 2017 | Read review
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