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Holiday Inn Express Edinburgh - Waterfront
Ranked #45 of 151 Hotels in Edinburgh
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 12 July 2014

Not luxurious but clean quiet and comfortable with an included breakfast. Plenty of eateries in the area and just opposite the Royal Yacht Britannia and a swish shopping centre. There is a bus service right outside but a very pleasant walk to the city centre is via cycle route 75. This also takes you to the Botanical Gardens leith is an odd mix of run down vs yuppieville but always felt safe.

  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled solo
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GMexpressedinburgh, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Edinburgh - Waterfront, responded to this reviewResponded 14 July 2014

Dear Pam T,
Thank you so much for providing us with s great review of your recent stay with us.
I'm so glad that you found our hotel to be clean,quiet and comfortable and that you enjoyed our location.
I do hope that we will have the opportunity to welcome you back again.
Kind regards,
Andrew
General Manager

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Reviewed 10 July 2014

We were very pleased with this large quiet, clean, affordable hotel next to the Royal Yacht Britannia. The staff is excellent and can't do enough for you. We were on the top floor next to the elevator, which worried us at first, but we never heard a sound from it or other guests. The room was roomy with a settee; the bedding was great and included soft and hard pillows. There was plenty of space to set our things, which we didn't realize was so important until we had place that didn't. Complaints? Not one. We knew we'd have to take the bus, which stops right outside, or take a taxi to Edinburgh's major attractions. We opted for the latter, which ran 8£-14£. This is the perfect location for touring the yacht! Breakfast was very good with lots of selections. We had a car and it was rather painless to head north from here when we checked out, as we could skirt around the busier roads. Would stay here again. Forgot to mention nice bathroom with good shower and a door to seal off the toilet area.

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  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Thank Linda C
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GMexpressedinburgh, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Edinburgh - Waterfront, responded to this reviewResponded 11 July 2014

Dear Linda C,
Many thanks for reviewing your recent stay with us.
I'm delighted that you enjoyed your stay, found our staff to be excellent and found our hotel to be quiet, clean and affordable.
I'm so glad that you enjoyed our location, close to the local amenities and tourist attractions and also the city centre by use of the very frequent public bus service which runs from just outside the hotel entrance.
I do hope that we may have the opportunity to welcome you back to the hotel the next time that you are in Scotland.
Kind regards,
Andrew
General Manager

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Reviewed 6 July 2014 via mobile

Good place to stay for trips into Edinburgh. Bus outside the gate number 20 takes you into city within 20-25 mins. Rooms quiet and a good size. Breakfast was good though I didnt like the sausages. I would stay here again if I had the fortune to visit Edinburgh again.

  • Stayed: April 2014
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Thank MancunianOz
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GMexpressedinburgh, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Edinburgh - Waterfront, responded to this reviewResponded 9 July 2014

Dear MacunianOz,
Thank you so much for reviewing your recent stay.
I'm so glad that you enjoyed our location and found our rooms to be quiet and of a good size.
I do hope that you will have the fortune to be able to visit Edinburgh again and I hope that we may welcome you back to the hotel then.
Kind regards,
Andrew
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Reviewed 24 June 2014

Attending an event in the town, this was fine and easy access to the city centre, with a bus stop right outside. Nice hotel, pleasant staff, all in all a good place to stay.
Only NO BACON AT BREAKFAST!!

  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Thank Tink802
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GMexpressedinburgh, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Edinburgh - Waterfront, responded to this reviewResponded 25 June 2014

Dear Tink802,
Many thanks for reviewing your recent stay with us.
I'm so glad that you found us to be a nice hotel with pleasant staff and that you enjoyed our location with it's easy access to the local tourist attractions and amenities and also the city centre via the very frequent public bus service which runs from just outside the hotel entrance.
I hope that we will have the opportunity to welcome you back in the future.
Kind regards,
Andrew
General Manager

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Reviewed 21 June 2014

Last time we stayed here was not long after it opened, then you got room only.
Things have moved on, now you get a breakfast with the choice of a limited cooked breakfast. No complaints here the cooked breakfast is scrambled eggs, beans and sausages, as much as you want.
Room was small and well maintained
Staff were friendly and were ready to help.
Convenient for Ebinburgh Princes St . Take the number 22 bus, takes about 15 mins to Princes St.
The ideal place to stay in Edinburgh as you don't pay city centre prices.
Would certainly stay again. Phil Joy snr

  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled as a couple
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GMexpressedinburgh, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Edinburgh - Waterfront, responded to this reviewResponded 23 June 2014

Dear Mr Joy,
Welcome back and many thanks for reviewing your recent stay with us.
I’m delighted that you enjoyed the hot choices that we now offer as part of our Express Start buffet breakfast.
I’m so glad that you found your room to be well maintained and found our staff to be friendly and ready to help.
I do hope that we will have the opportunity to welcome you back soon.
Kind regards,
Andrew
General Manager

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Reviewed 17 June 2014

Good hotel with clean comfortable accommodation. Wi-fi (a bit slow!) and really great breakfast included in the price Plenty of excellent restaurants for dinner nearby in attractive location. Easy parking which is a bonus in a city and good public transport links for the quick ride to city centre. Would recommend this hotel to friends and family. Excellent value for money

  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled with friends
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Thank Gaskyns
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GMexpressedinburgh, Manager at Holiday Inn Express Edinburgh - Waterfront, responded to this reviewResponded 19 June 2014

Dear Gaskyns,

Thank you for taking the time to review your stay with us.
I’m pleased to hear that you would recommend us and that your stay was excellent value for money.

I’m sorry to hear that you found the free Wi-Fi connection to be a bit slow however we do have an enhanced connection that you can upgrade to for a small cost.

I hope that you will be back to stay with us again soon.

Best Regards,
Fiona
Deputy General Manager

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Reviewed 15 June 2014

stayed for one night hotel in a great location with plenty of parking spaces, staff in the hotel were friendly and helpful, the room was a good size and spacious also very clean. the wifi in the room was good. the breakfast was quite good (continental) would stay here again.there is a bus stop outside the front doors which is handy if you want to go into town and they are quite regular

  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Thank william57Castleford
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GMexpressedinburgh, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Edinburgh - Waterfront, responded to this reviewResponded 17 June 2014

Dear William57,
Many thanks for reviewing your recent stay with us.
I’m delighted that you enjoyed our location, were able to make use of our free parking and that you found our staff to be friendly and helpful.
I’m so glad that you found your room to be spacious and clean, found our free wi-fi to be good and that you enjoyed our free Express Start hot buffet breakfast.
I’m delighted that you would stay with us again and we look forward to welcoming you bck the next time that you are visiting Edinburgh.
Kind regards,
Andrew
General Manager

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Additional Information about Holiday Inn Express Edinburgh - Waterfront

Address: Ocean Drive | Britannia Way, Edinburgh EH6 6JJ, Scotland
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Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Edinburgh
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#49 Business Hotel in Edinburgh
#56 Romantic Hotel in Edinburgh
Price Range: £50 - £174 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Holiday Inn Express Edinburgh - Waterfront 3*
Number of rooms: 145
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Our Reception, bar and Great Room lounge are undergoing a fabulous transformation from January to early February 2018. During this time, there will be no food available and guests will receive a continental Grab & Go breakfast. We can't wait to unveil our cool new look! Welcome to the Holiday Inn Express Edinburgh Waterfront offering free Wi-Fi, cool and convenient bedrooms and great value rates with an inclusive buffet breakfast. Enjoy free parking (limited spaces) 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. ... more   less 
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