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“Handy for visiting Edinburgh” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Premier Inn Edinburgh Leith Waterfront Hotel

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Premier Inn Edinburgh Leith Waterfront Hotel
Ranked #35 of 150 Hotels in Edinburgh
Certificate of Excellence
Leicester, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
“Handy for visiting Edinburgh”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 March 2014

Stayed at Leith Waterfront for 2 nights last week. The hotel is clean and friendly. A typical Premier Inn.

Buses run every 10 minutes to Edinburgh and the stop is just outside the Hotel. The journey takes about 20 minutes and drops you off right in the City Centre.

Disappointed in the Brewers Inn next door. The food not brilliant. Would recommend that if a decent meal is required travel further afield than next door.

Overall if you are looking for a budget stay to Edinburgh this Premier Inn does the job.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Rtraveller186334
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Bronagh F, Manager at Premier Inn Edinburgh Leith Waterfront Hotel, responded to this review, 17 March 2014
Thank you Rtraveller186334 for reviewing your stay with us. Please accept my apologies for the poor quality of food you received in the restaurant. Your comments regarding this have been duly noted and will be followed up at our next management meeting. The team and I are delighted you found the hotel clean, friendly, and in a convenient location for visiting Edinburgh’s many tourist attractions. Your feedback is very much appreciated and we hope to welcome you back to Premier Inn in the future.
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 March 2014 via mobile

Having stayed in a few Premier Inn's I did not hesitate to book this one at the Leith waterfront for a 2 night stay in Edinburgh to celebrate my Husband's birthday.
We were welcomed promptly and courteously at the front desk and were checked in without problem. We were given room 246 (only 249 rooms in hotel) so we were in a very quiet location. Suited us fine. On 2 occasions the lift was broken so it meant a bit of a trek for us to get through the hotel but that is only a very minor point.
Getting into Edinburgh is easy as there is a bus stop right outside the hotel (number 10) which takes you right into the centre or you can walk a little but further and get bus numbers 11 or 16. The buses are great and the drivers are very informative. They go directly to princes street, the mound etc.
Next to the premier inn there is a brewers fayre which looked busy but we never ventured in (lots of kids). We ate out everywhere for our meals including breakfast but the breakfast selection in the hotel sounded good.
All in all I would encourage people to use the premier inn as I know they will have an enjoyable stay like we had.

Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Middlesbrough, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 March 2014

I am a regular at this hotel which is one of the few hotels that is run as if it is a family run institution, friendly staff and cleanrooms and public places, nothing too much trouble for the manager and his excellent staff and now with free wi-Fi in all rooms with a lovely breakfast to start the day. This hotel is a credit to its brand.

Room Tip: All rooms are good but if you are a light sleeper ask for one on the back of the hotel
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  • Stayed March 2014, travelled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank YottieSyd
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Bronagh F, Manager at Premier Inn Edinburgh Leith Waterfront Hotel, responded to this review, 12 March 2014
Thank you YottieSyd for your wonderful 5 star review of Edinburgh Leith Waterfront Premier Inn! The team and I are absolutely delighted that you enjoy staying with us, and we have made our hotel feel like a home away from home. We are thrilled our cleanliness standards meet your expectations, and are pleased that the free 30 minutes wifi is an added bonus. Thank you again for your kind comments, and we look forward to welcoming you back to Premier Inn soon.
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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 March 2014

Quiet location overlooking the water with fantastic restaurants close by, Loch Fyne, best seafood!

Royal Yacht Britannia and Ocean Terminal Shopping Mall close by.

Hotel Breakfast good but eating at adjoining Brewers Fayre in evening best avoided if you don't like noisy children as it has one of those ballpond areas!

Regular bus service to Princes Street from across the road and took about 20 mins. You can get a day ticket for £3.60 which gives you unlimited journeys that day

Hotel staff very helpful, room clean but slightly tired? Could do with a new carpet.

Ask for a room overlooking the water

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank gill75ian
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Bronagh F, Manager at Premier Inn Edinburgh Leith Waterfront Hotel, responded to this review, 11 March 2014
Thank you gill75ain for taking the time to review your stay with us. The team and I are delighted you enjoyed our location. We are very lucky to have fantastic views of the Firth of Forth and a variety of restaurants nearby. I will pass your nice comments about breakfast onto the team at the Brewer’s Fayre. If you let me know which room you stayed in I will investigate your comments about the carpet needing replacement. I can be reached on opsmgr.edinburghleith@premierinn.com The team are thrilled you found them helpful and the room clean. Thank you for your review and we hope to welcome you back to Premier Inn soon.
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 March 2014

Stayed over the busy rugby weekend and couldn't get central accommodation in Edinburgh. This Premier Inn saved the day. Staff were lovely, very efficient check in despite being busy.
A bus ride from the centre, Leith has lots of pubs and restaurants and the hotel was clean and quiet. Ocean terminal has shops and a cinema if we had needed them. Would definitely use again

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Tonbridge, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 March 2014

I have seen the adverts on TV about the Premier Inn & always wanted to try it out for myself. I'm so glad I did as I really liked the room as it was very modern, Clean with a very comfortable bed!! What they say on there adverts is very true. "A Great Night's Sleep Guaranteed"

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled with family
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Trina O
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Bronagh F, Manager at Premier Inn Edinburgh Leith Waterfront Hotel, responded to this review, 7 March 2014
Thank you Trina O for your 5 star review of Edinburgh Leith Waterfront Premier Inn! The team and I are delighted that on your first visit to Premier Inn we managed to live up to the expectations set by our adverts! It really matters to us that our guests enjoy every aspect of their stay and we are thrilled that we met our Guarantee of a Great Night’s Sleep. After all it’s what we are here for! Our large beds definitely play an important part in this, and we are pleased you found the room clean and modern. We are touched that you chose Leith Waterfront as your first port of call within Premier Inn, and we look forward to welcoming you back soon.
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North Shields, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 March 2014

Free parking , easy booking in , very modern and clean . The room was likewise clean and well equipped with large flat screen Tv and comfortable double bed. About 10 mins walk to the Ocean center and the Royal Yacht Britannia . Bus stop located outside the hotel for a trip into Edinburgh £1.50p per single fare BUT you must have the correct coinage.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Carrera2Y5
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Bronagh F, Manager at Premier Inn Edinburgh Leith Waterfront Hotel, responded to this review, 6 March 2014
Thank you Carrera2Y5 for your 5 star review of Edinburgh Leith Waterfront Premier Inn! The bus stop outside the hotel is very convenient for getting into the city centre. You do need the correct change, however, the reception team are always happy to assist with this to ensure you have everything you need. The team are delighted you found our bedrooms clean and comfortable, and enjoyed the benefits of a large flat screen TV! We are pleased the free parking suited your needs and you found the check in process very easy. We look forward to welcoming you back to Premier Inn in the future, and thank you again for your review.
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Property: Premier Inn Edinburgh Leith Waterfront Hotel
Address: 51-53 Newhaven Place, Edinburgh EH6 4TX, Scotland
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Edinburgh
Amenities:
Free Parking Restaurant Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#9 Best Value Hotel in Edinburgh
#25 Family Hotel in Edinburgh
#34 Business Hotel in Edinburgh
#38 Romantic Hotel in Edinburgh
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Premier Inn Edinburgh Leith Waterfront Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 138
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Wake up to sweeping harbourside views before hopping in a bus or taxi straight into town ... more   less 
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