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Holiday Inn Express Edinburgh - Waterfront

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Reviewed 2 days ago NEWvia 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 2 days ago NEW

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

Lincoln, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Third Time In 2 yrs at this Hotel. Easy to find by car (with free carpark) or Bus Number 11,34 Or BEST 22, to Princes Street & Train Station £1.60 each journey or £4 For the day. Modern Hotel,Friendly Staff & refurbed rooms, Lovely Quality Big beds & Tv's. Everything Clean.Lots to eat at the Buffet Breakfast, though hot offerings...

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

Dear John S Thank you for your kind comments following your recent stay. I am glad you found your January stay great value with our friendly staff and you appreciate our refurbished rooms. Later this year we hope to complete the refurbishment of reception and breakfast area and sooner we will be reviewing the breakfast menu. I hope we may...

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Just had a 2 night stay at the holiday Inn express Britannia way. On arrival had a warm welcome from the reception staff, the room was clean and comfortable with ample on site parking. Ideal position with the Ocean Shopping centre a 2 minute walk away and a visit to the Royal Yacht. The bus stop in right on the...

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

Dear tunedtothemoon Thank you for taking time to review your recent stay. It is a great encouragement for the staff to hear such positive feedback and I am glad you enjoyed the facilities and the excellent location allowing you to explore the city without having to worry about parking. We look forward to seeing you when you are next in...

Inverness, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

I stayed overnight with my family.. The staff were friendly and welcoming and the room very clean and comfortable. There is an excellent bus service from jst outside the door so you don't have the worry about parking in the city. Would definitely stay again.

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

Dear jeanniemccoll Thank you for taking time to review your recent stay. We appreciate the positive comments about the staff and the facilities and are glad you found the location ideal for exploring the city. We look forward to seeing you when you are next in Edinburgh. Kind regards Douglas, Guest Service Manager

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I stayed here for an overnight with my husband. The room was spotless and had all you would need for your stay ie iron, ironing board, hairdryer etc. The bed was the most comfortable bed I have slept in ! Shame I had to get out it to leave ! A buffer breakfast was included which included cereal, toast, yoghurt,...

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

Dear Lorna68 It is good to see you enjoyed our recently refurbished rooms and comfortable beds. We are currently reviewing breakfast content and some changes should be made in the next few months. Thank you for taking time to review your recent stay so positively. We look forward to seeing you when you are next in Edinburgh. Kind regards Douglas,...

Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

fantastic all round,friendliness,hotel room,breakfast,and very convenient bus stop right outside to take you to Edinburgh center every 10 minutes ,so we did not use the car at all,we will certainly be returning here

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

Dear 3mitch Thank you for positive review, following your recent stay. I am glad to note that our staff and facilities were to your satisfaction and the convenience of access to the city centre. We look forward to welcoming you when you return to Edinburgh. Best regards Douglas, Guest Service Manager

Manchester, New Hampshire
Reviewed 1 week ago

Welcoming staff, efficient service. Room clean modern and comfortable. Very pleasantt surprise given price of room. Breakfast was fairly standard but perfectly fine. Cooked breakfast which was unexpected. Great location outside of Edinburgh but no shortage of buses into city. Within walking distance of nice bars and restaurants in harbour at Leith.

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

Dear Angela O Thank you for your kind comments following your recent stay. I am glad to note that our staff and facilities met or exceeded your expectations. Hopefully we will have the opportunity to welcome you again when you return to Edinburgh. Best regards Douglas, Guest Service Manager

Dundee, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

Third time visiting this hotel in recent years and happy to say that it has been upgraded. Now more a trendy boutique like hotel which makes great use of the space available. Great location with plenty of places to eat and drink within walking distance. A stones throw away from Ocean Terminal shopping centre. Use the busses as it is...

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

Dear Cheryl C Thank you for taking time to review your recent stay. I note your positive comments following our recent refurbishment. I am sorry you found our bar prices excessive and also for your unwanted early morning call. I have passed your comments to our Housekeeper. I trust we may be given the opportunity to welcome you back next...

Cork, Ireland
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed here for 3 nights from 02/01/2017. We arrived a little early but our room was ready so we were booked in immediately. The room was big and had a very comfortable bed, tea/coffee making facilities,a hairdryer, iron & iron board. The breakfast offered 6 cereals, scrambled eggs, sausage, beans, croissants, bread,toast,fruits, yogurt, cheese, tea & coffees so plenty...

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

Dear Joeclong64 Thank you for taking time to review your recent stay. I am glad you were happy with the facilities and found our staff helpful. I trust we may be given the opportunity to welcome you back next time you are in Edinburgh. Kind regards Douglas, Guest Service Manager

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
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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: £48 - £176 (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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“Generally a quiet location with good sound proof glazing, any floor is suitable.”
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