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Holiday Inn Express Edinburgh - Waterfront

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A large group of friends stayed one night here. It was fab, the rooms were very clean and comfortable, nice quiet hotel good choice for breakfast, which was self service. All of the staff we dealt with were very friendly and helpful. What more could you want.

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

Dear cubajamaica, Thank you for taking the time to review of your stay with us. I am delighted to hear that you were well looked after by our team and your kind comments are much appreciated. I hope that you and your friends will choose to stay with us again. Best Regards, Fiona Deputy General Manager

Wooler, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

First experience of a Holiday Inn and I was very pleasantly surprised. Facilities very good , service excellent. I stayed as part of a dance trip for a group from Orkney for 4 days and cannot speak too highly of the quality of the rooms, very clean with little extras such as tissues, iron and board and very comfortable beds.....

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

Dear Ginnysnooks, Thank you for this great review of our stay. I am delighted to hear that you liked our hotel so much that you would like to visit other hotels in our brand. I hope that you will visit us here in Edinburgh again too. Best Regards, Fiona Deputy General Manager

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed here for 2 nights (17th/18th Jan) found it very welcoming. Room was spotless. Breakfast was good. Abit of a walk into the centre, was tired of walking after the stay, but hotel still in a good location. Perfect for parking. Would stay in this hotel again.

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

Dear Sarahkken, Thank you for reviewing your stay with us. I hope that you had a lovely Birthday. I am pleased to hear that you received a great welcome and that your room was spotless. It's great to hear that you would choose to stay with us again and if you do we will be happy to share information on...

Newcastle, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife & I stayed here for a short weekend break ( 21st - 23rd Jan ) We requested a high floor, & we were allocated a top floor room -room 410, so we were happy with that. We arrived at the hotel at 11 30 a.m., however, we were pleasantly surprised to be informed that we could check into...

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

Dear flipper42, Thank you for taking the time to write this review following your recent stay with us. I am pleased that you enjoyed our stay and it is great to hear that you would choose to make a return visit. I am sorry that you experienced some problems with your heating but I am pleased that our team were...

Ayr
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Edinburgh can be an expensive place to stay but this low cost hotel was just what four friends needed for overnight accommodation after a whisky tasting experience. Two twin rooms including breakfast for under £100. Rooms were clean, well furnished and had all the facilities required including ensuite shower room and air conditioning (essential in Leith in January!!!). Staff were...

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

Dear pippin33, Thank you for taking the time to review your stay with us. I am pleased to hear that you liked your room and that you found the staff to be friendly and helpful. We are introducing some changes to our breakfast in the Spring and I hope that you will visit again to try out the new breakfast....

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I realised this hotel was out of the city, but the regular bus service (£1.60 per trip or £4 day ticket) made it a good place to stay. Also it is just across the street from the Royal Yacht Britannia so we had a head start for one attraction! It takes about 20 minutes to get into the city and...

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

Dear polyanthus, Thank you for taking the time to review your stay with us. I am delighted to hear that you found our staff helpful and friendly and that you liked your room and breakfast. I hope you do visit us again and we can help you with directions to The Shore which is a lovely area just 10 minutes...

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The rooms at this holiday inn express have been refurbished to a very standard. Modern decor and well laid out. We had a very comfortable king size bed and room very tastefully decorated. Breakfast is standard holiday inn express fare...nothing to write home about..just what you expect. At Ocean Terminal for shopping and the Royal Yacht Brittania. Frequent buses into...

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

Dear Ann D I am glad to see you like the bedrooms following our recent refurbishment and note your comments about breakfast – we are currently reviewing the content and hope to introduce a new menu later this year. Thank you for taking time to review your stay and hopefully you will return again soon. Kind regards Douglas, Guest Service...

Gateshead, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visited here for 1 night then moved on to another b&b but wished we had stayed here for both nights. Although this hotel is not in Edinburgh city Centre, it has a bus stop right outside which has a great bus service running into centre regularly. Located next to a small shopping mall and Royal Yacht Britannia. A 10 minute...

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

Dear Alexzt, Thank you for taking the time to review of your stay with us. I am pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay and that you found our location convenient. I hope that we will have the opportunity to welcome you back if you are visiting Edinburgh again. Best Regards, Fiona Deputy General Manager

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Really can't rate this hotel high enough. Rooms were immaculate, even with messy children we came back to a pristine room. Would have liked bacon at breakfast but otherwise food was lovely. Generally all round great service, with helpful friendly staff. Close to local amenities and a lovely walk around the docks. Kids and parents relaxed and happy 😊

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

Dear Terisays. Thank you for this fantastic review of your stay with us. Your kind comments about our hotel and team are very much appreciated and really motivate us to keep up the good work. I hope that you and your family will visit us again for another relaxing stay. Best Regards, Fiona Deputy General Manager

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stayed here as part of a Christmas present with my wife and what a delightful experience it was too, with perfect access to the city via the bus, on the doorstep of the royal yacht Brittania but the true luxury is the hotel itself, clean, welcoming and wifi available throughout for convenience, breakfast did not disappoint either and the hotel...

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

Dear Dean_taylor1978, Thank you for this great review of your stay. I am really pleased to hear that we were able to make your Christmas present a 'delightful experience'. I hope that you will choose to stay with us again if you decide to make a return visit to our beautiful city. Best Regards, Fiona Deputy General Manager

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
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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: $90 - $290 (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 Business Hotel in Edinburgh
#49 Family Hotel in Edinburgh
#56 Romantic Hotel in Edinburgh
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“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
“higher floors in some rooms may have harbour views”
 of 5 bubbles flipper42, 24 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Generally a quiet location with good sound proof glazing, any floor is suitable.”
 of 5 bubbles ihammie, 13 Dec 2016 | Read review
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