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Holiday Inn Express Edinburgh - Waterfront

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Britannia Way, Ocean Drive | Leith, Edinburgh EH6 6JJ , Scotland
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Moorpark, California
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271 reviews 271 reviews
26 hotel reviews
99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

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;... More

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London, United Kingdom
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3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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.

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

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.... More

Perth, United Kingdom
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39 reviews 39 reviews
19 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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!!

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

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... More

Monifieth
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20 reviews 20 reviews
6 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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... More

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

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... More

West Sussex
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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... More

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

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... More

castleford
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18 reviews 18 reviews
18 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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... More

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

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... More

Solingen, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Comfortable room, helpful and friendly staff. Gave us some very usefull tips for sightseeing Edinburgh and how to manage the publik transport. We had some problems with our MGB and they did some phone calls for us.

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

Dear Thomas B, Many thanks for reviewing your recent stay with us. I'm delighted that you found your room to be comfortable and found our staff to be friendly and helpful. I do hope that we may have the opportunity to welcome you back in the future. Kind regards, Andrew General Manager More

Stocksbridge, United Kingdom
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39 reviews 39 reviews
3 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It was very nice to be able to park the car (and we were even able to see our car from our window) and not have to drive in Edinburgh. The bus stop was right outside the entrance of the hotel and made for very easy and cheap travel while in the city (even if you just take the bus... More

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

Dear Spacescoob, Thank you so much for posting a very positive review of your recent stay with us.. I’m so glad that you found our team to be friendly and helpful and enjoyed our free Express Start hot buffet breakfast. I’m delighted that you found your rooms to be clean and comfortable and that you were able to take advantage... More

Valdosta, Georgia
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49 reviews 49 reviews
5 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed here for 2 nights while on vacation. The man at the reception desk was not overly friendly to say the least. However, during the rest of the stay the other desk workers were much kinder and willing to be of help. The location was not in city center bus buses stop just in front of the hotel often... More

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

Dear BLH31605, Many thanks for reviewing your recent stay with us. I’m delighted that you enjoyed our location within easy reach of both the local amenities and tourist attractions and also the city centre using the very frequent public bus service which runs from just outside the hotel entrance. I’m so glad that you enjoyed your pizza and also ur... More

bramhall
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52 reviews 52 reviews
36 hotel reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

Just had 3 nights here. When we first saw the room we thought it was minimalist in the extreme. However as we unpacked we realised that it was well designed and there was room for everything after all. Mind you, we are the tidy sort! No wardrobe or drawers, just open shelves and 6 coathangers.If you had a familybooking to... More

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

Dear mfeakin, Thank you so much for reviewing your recent stay with us. I’m so glad that you found that you room was well designed and you were able to find room for all of your luggage and belongings and we would have been more than happy to provide extra coat hangers had you requested them. Our free Express Start... More

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Address: Britannia Way, Ocean Drive | Leith, Edinburgh EH6 6JJ , Scotland
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Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Edinburgh
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Holiday Inn Express Edinburgh - Waterfront 3*
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Amenities

Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Wheelchair access
Hotel Style
#47 Business Hotel in Edinburgh #50 Family Hotel in Edinburgh #58 Romantic Hotel in Edinburgh
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Welcome to the Holiday Inn Express Edinburgh Waterfront offering free breakfast, free Wifi, air conditioning, great value rates, free parking (see Parking Information below) & a superb location 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. The Holiday Inn Express Edinburgh Waterfront has good parking (see Parking Information below) & 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 & galleries. Features of the Holiday Inn Express Edinburgh Waterfront include free parking (see Parking Information below), licensed bar, air conditioning and free WiFi, meeting space, excellent transport links & a warm welcome for our guests. Parking Info: 60 spaces available at the hotel on a first-come-first-served basis. Ample additional parking available at Ocean Terminal, opposite. Wi-Fi is free for guests who book directly with the hotel. ... more   less 
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