We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Holiday Inn Express Edinburgh - Waterfront

Show Prices
#49 of 150 Hotels in Edinburgh
Certificate of Excellence
Book on TripAdvisor
Trusted partner. We work with to make your booking as easy as possible.
Secure payments. We use industry-leading practices to keep your information secure.
Enter dates for best prices
powered by PriceFinder
Best prices for:1 room
Check In Check Out
Please enter your travel dates to continue
Check Availability
Book on
or compare prices from up to 200 sites including:
Professional photos
Holiday Inn Express Edinburgh - Waterfront
View Map
{"widget":{"template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"},"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","moduleList":["handlers"],"js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))"},"name":"ibex_photo_carousel"},"scriptFlags":null,"containerClass":null}
Add Photo Write a Review

1,258 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 1,109: English reviews
London UK
Reviewed yesterday NEW

The hotel is only two minuets from the ocean terminal shopping mall and royal yacht Britannia. It has free car parking and the bus stops to and from the center of Edinburgh are right out side the front door . The fare is £1.60 each way and the service is frequent ( bus numbers 11 & 22 are the best...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank BrettLondonUK
Eyemouth, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Holiday Inn Express – Edinburgh Waterfront It has been many years since we have stayed at this hotel and have to say it met most of our requirements. Both the room and the bathroom were very spacious, with lots of room for the wheelchair. In the room, there was a small table that one could use for reading the paper,...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank neilmcmurdo
GMexpressedinburgh, Manager at Holiday Inn Express Edinburgh - Waterfront, responded to this review

Dear neilmcmurdo, Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback about your stay with us. I am pleased to hear that you liked your room. The rooms were all refurbished at the beginning of this year and as part of the upgrade we had secondary double glazing installed in any rooms on the road side of the hotel....

Ayr, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We'd stayed here before, almost 2 years ago. The hotel from outside is the same as is reception, could almost be any Holiday Inn Express. Parking at the hotel is limited, but has a reasonable amount of spaces. The rooms in the hotel have had a makeover, literature in the hotel showed this happened late winter-spring 15/16. What a surprise,...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Alan1507
GMexpressedinburgh, Manager at Holiday Inn Express Edinburgh - Waterfront, responded to this review

Dear Alan1507, Thank you for this great review of your stay. I am delighted to hear that you liked our refurbished rooms as much as we do. Our buffet breakfast is very popular and at times it can get very busy. We are scheduled to have the reception and breakfast area refurbished in the next year or so and we...

Helensburgh, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Lovely hotel, very clean and food excellent We stayed 2nights whilst over in the Capital for a Reunion The hotel is extremely handy for the Royal Yacht, not much more than a couple of hundred yards from the Ocean Dr Shopping Centre you need to access the Yacht The breakfasts are purely self service, with an excellent choice of hot...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank jane2063
GMexpressedinburgh, Manager at Holiday Inn Express Edinburgh - Waterfront, responded to this review

Dear jane2063, Thank you for reviewing your stay with us. I hope that you had a great time at your reunion. I am pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us and I hope that you will choose to stay with us again in the future. Best Regards, Fiona Deputy General Manager

Staithes, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The hotel is excellent for a short visit, rooms are warm and well designed, the bed is very comfortable and breakfast is limited but good. Buses run to the city centre just outside the hotel and a shopping centre with the Britannia royal yacht just across the road. This is our second visit and the Xmas market is incredible.

 Report
Helpful?
Thank alanrussellyoung
GMexpressedinburgh, Manager at Holiday Inn Express Edinburgh - Waterfront, responded to this review

Dear alanrussellyoung, Thank you for this great review of your stay with us. I am really pleased to read your feedback about our rooms which were refurbished earlier this year. I hope that you will visit us again. Best Regards, Fiona Deputy General Manager

Portsmouth, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago NEWvia mobile

Stayed 2 nights for business. Hotel had been recently refurbished, was very clean and tidy and the staff were very helpful. It's a short 5 minute walk from the Ocean Terminal shopping centre where plenty of restaurants, cafes and shops can be found. Plenty of Uber taxis to be found, a trip to the city centre is ~20 minute drive,...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Wade U
GMexpressedinburgh, Manager at Holiday Inn Express Edinburgh - Waterfront, responded to this review

Dear Wade U, Thank you for reviewing your stay and for your kind comments about our hotel and team. I am delighted to hear that you found the staff to be helpful. I hope that we will have the opportunity to welcome you back again soon. Best Regards, Fiona Deputy General Manager

Aberdeen, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

My chum and I were down in Edinburgh for a girlie weekend again. The Holiday Inn Express in Leith is our first choice hotel. Great staff, comfy beds, helpful and polite staff. Easy access to city centre on the bus and great for going to the super bars and eateries in Leith. Close to a big shopping mall if you...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank CaroleLed
GMexpressedinburgh, Manager at Holiday Inn Express Edinburgh - Waterfront, responded to this review

Dear CaroleLed, Thank you for this great review of your stay. I am really glad that you and your friend enjoy your stays with us and that we are your first choice. We look forward to welcoming you back for your next stay. Best Regards, Fiona Deputy General Manager

Cheshire, UK
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We've stayed here several times in the past but not for a few years. Sad to say, things are not quite as good as they were. We arrived on a very cold afternoon and quickly discovered that the heating in our "refurbished" room wasn't working. The staff were very helpful but couldn't sort it out and we were told that...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank feelymerl
GMexpressedinburgh, Manager at Holiday Inn Express Edinburgh - Waterfront, responded to this review

Dear feelymerl, Thank you for taking the time to review your stay with us. I am really disappointed to hear that your stay was not as enjoyable as your previous stays and that the issues you experienced were not dealt with to your satisfaction. I would appreciate if you could contact me directly at hotel at deputy@expressedinburgh.co.uk so that I...

North East UK
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed here for 4 nights with my mum - room clean and recently refurbished, tea and coffee provided and can ask for more if needed. Fab location that's perfect for getting the bus to Edinburgh or visiting the shopping centre over the road where the royal yacht is. The staff are always amazing, so lovely and friendly. Breakfast is fine...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank shewolf77
GMexpressedinburgh, Manager at Holiday Inn Express Edinburgh - Waterfront, responded to this review

Dear shewolf77, Thank you so much for your lovely feedback about our hotel and team. We are delighted with your kind comments. Thank you for visiting us year after year, we look forward to your next vist. Best Regards, Fiona Deputy General Manager

Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a comfortable hotel to stay at. Although not central to Edinburgh it has good links to the center and is an easy walk there. The room was clean and tidy and the staff were friendly and helpful. I would be happy to stay here again.

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Mikey_P7
GMexpressedinburgh, Manager at Holiday Inn Express Edinburgh - Waterfront, responded to this review

Dear Mikey_P7, Thank you for this great review of your stay. I am really pleased to read your lovely comments about our hotel and team. It’s great to hear that you would choose to stay with us again and we look forward to having the chance to welcome you back again. Best Regards, Fiona Deputy General Manager

254 photos of this hotel

Traveller photos: See what travellers like you saw

Viewed
All Traveller Photos (145)
Viewed
View from Room (5)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (31)
Viewed
Bathroom (12)
Viewed
Room/Suite (29)
Viewed
Dining (1)
Viewed
Pool/Beach Area (2)
Viewed
Other (65)

TripAdvisor Photos: Professional photos exclusively commissioned by TripAdvisor

Viewed
All TripAdvisor Photos (61)
Viewed
Dining (10)
Viewed
Standard Room (24)
Viewed
The Hotel (27)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All Management Photos (48)
Viewed
Bathroom (2)
Viewed
Room/Suite (16)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (11)
Viewed
Dining (7)
Viewed
Other (12)
Check In Check Out
Hotels you might also like...
Travellers also viewed these Edinburgh hotels
Broughton & Calton
Holiday Inn Express - Edinburgh City Centre
Murrayfield
Murrayfield Hotel and House
Murrayfield Hotel and House
#39 of 150 in Edinburgh
1,679 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
Old Town
Holiday Inn Express Edinburgh - Royal Mile
New Town
Ibis Styles Edinburgh Centre St Andrew Square
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Amenities

Highlights
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
About the property
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Wheelchair access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Things to do
  • Bar/Lounge
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Laundry Service
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: £51 - £172 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Holiday Inn Express Edinburgh - Waterfront 3*
Number of rooms: 145
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Hotels.com, Booking.com, Travelocity, IHG, Odigeo, HotelTravel.com and Priceline so you can book your Holiday Inn Express Edinburgh - Waterfront reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
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
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what travellers have asked, with answers from Holiday Inn Express Edinburgh - Waterfront staff and other travellers.
20 questions
Ask a question
Strathaven, United Kingdom
over a year ago
over a year ago
2 days ago
Pasco
Whithorn

See all questions (20)

Questions? Get answers from Holiday Inn Express Edinburgh - Waterfront staff and past guests.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

See which rooms travellers prefer

“All rooms the same”
 of 5 bubbles alanrussellyoung, 4 Dec 2016 | Read review
“come when no rugby is on at murray field”
 of 5 bubbles martingduke, 18 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Note that in spite of the name.. the rooms do NOT overlook the water!”
 of 5 bubbles richardtG3046LI, 4 Nov 2016 | Read review
“The rooms high up and at the back were quiet”
  • Hot shower
  • Small seating and table area
  • Down-lit mirrors
  • Tea, coffee and TV
  • Modern decor but small
 of 5 bubbles TonyB218, 12 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Room 404 on front had semi-side water view & had very little traffic noise & could not hear lift which was about 5 or 6 yds away.”
 of 5 bubbles Stephanie820, 6 Oct 2016 | Read review
5 of 5
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Price Your Stay