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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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Manchester, United Kingdom
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184 reviews 184 reviews
33 hotel reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is our second stay at this hotel as a family and my husband has been here 3/4 times. This hotel is on the outskirts of the city, but it benefits from free parking and shops, attractions etc in the vicinity. The room was large, clean and adequate. Breakfast was again not the ritz, but tea, toast and a basic... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

stayed here for 4 nights, staff very friendly, room was just what we needed somewhere to sleep as we were out all day. Bus stop right outside hotel to take you in to town, for a family of 4 it cost 4.40 it means you dont have to worry finding car park. Just across the road from hotel is a... More

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

Dear Teresa H, Many thanks for posting such a lovely and comprehensive review of your recent stay with us. I'm delighted that you enjoyed our hotel and it's location and that you found our staff to be friendly and helpful. I do hope that we will have the opportunity to welcome you back to our hotel in the future. Kind... More

Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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55 reviews 55 reviews
40 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Stayed here as a reasonably priced alternative as usual hotel priced vastly over inflated due to festival As far as express's go this one is fine, decent room with large TV, air con and decent wifi Average breakfast and all in all ok for price, discount voucher for Britannia Spice nearby

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

Dear Trigger131186487, Thank you so much for reviewing your recent stay. I'm so glad that you found us to be reasonable priced during the Edinburgh Festival. I'm delighted that you found your room to be decent, enjoyed the air-conditioning in your room and that you were able to rake advantage of the free wi-fi access available throughout the hotel. I... More

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53 reviews 53 reviews
12 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This area is about 20 minutes from city centre, but we found it pretty good to get away from the crowds. Lots of good restaurants around and very handy bus service. The hotel room was small and quite spendy (festival week) but it met our needs and we had no complaints. Clean and safe area.

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

Dear AustraliaBoo, Many thanks for reviewing your recent stay. I'm so glad that you enjoyed our location and that you were able to make use of the very frequent bus service which runs to the city centre from just outside the hotel. I hope that we will be able to welcome you back the next time that you are visiting... More

Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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20 reviews 20 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Smart, tidy and good value. Stayed here several times for work. Breakfast good and available early. Rooms well set out. Overall value for money. Expect to pay more during the Fringe. The hotel is on the No 22 bus route that goes along Princes Street.

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

Dear Daniel P, Welcome back and many thanks for reviewing your recent stay with us. I'm so glad that you find us to be smart and tidy and that we offer good value. We look forward to welcoming you back soon. Kind regards, Andrew General Manager More

dundee
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42 reviews 42 reviews
18 hotel reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed overnight to allow us to visit a number of shows during the festival. The price was about half of what similar hotels were charging elsewhere. Left the car in the free car park and jumped on one of the frequent buses to get into the centre of Edinburgh. Room a reasonable size, bathroom/shower does as required. Breakfast now has... More

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

Dear george_d45, Thank you for your lovely review of your recent stay with us. It is great to hear that you found the hotel a handy base for the August festivals and that everything was to your satisfaction. I hope that we will have the opportunity to welcome you back to the hotel soon. Best Regards, Fiona Deputy General Manager More

Scotland
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41 reviews 41 reviews
40 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Booked this hotel again, only because it was at a convenient place for us. The staff are the best thing about this hotel, friendly, patient and very helpful. Room was good and clean but the noise from the air conditioning unit on the wall prevented a good night's sleep. It made a similar noise that a piece of paper would... More

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

Dear gaeltraveller, Many thanks for reviewing your recent stay with us. I'm so glad that you enjoyed our location and that you found our staff to be friendly, patient and very helpful. I'm sorry that you encountered issues with the air conditioning in your room. I am sure that had you brought this matter to the attention of or team... More

Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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55 reviews 55 reviews
8 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The good points, nice location, bus stop on doorstep, close to shops. Bad points, very overpriced bar prices, clean room but overpowering smell of bleach which caught your breath, taps on sink were loose and were hard to go off, very small "double" bed, and our room was at the front of the building and was very noisy with traffic... More

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

Dear Christine T, Thank you so much for reviewing your recent stay with us. I'm so glad that you enjoyed our location and found your room to be clean. I'm sorry that you were disturbed by external noises during your stay though I am sure that had you brought your concerns to our attention our team would have tried their... More

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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We recently spent 3 nights here and found it was in a great location, close to a shopping centre and restaurants. The frequent and regular bus service meant it was easy to get into the city centre or it was a 40 minute walk full of interesting sights. Just remember to have the correct amount of money for the bus-... More

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

Dear Lib M, Many thanks for reviewing your recent stay with us. I'm delighted that you enjoyed our location and that you found our staff to be helpful and that they went out of their way to provide information for you. We keep a supply of change at the hotel so that guests are able to offer the correct change... More

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83 reviews 83 reviews
10 hotel reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stopped just for one night here. Ticked all the boxes for location and ease of access. Room was adequate but looking a little tired! Black mould around bottom of shower was uninviting! Bedroom had a slopped floor half way across which has been like it since it was built and it's amazing that they appcepted that from the builder/ contractor?... More

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

Dear Westham64, Many thanks for reviewing your recent stay with us. I'm delighted that our hotel met your needs and I do hope that we may have the opportunity to welcome you back in the future. Kind regards, Andrew General Manager More

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Address: Britannia Way, Ocean Drive | Leith, Edinburgh EH6 6JJ , Scotland
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Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Edinburgh
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Hotel Class:3 star — Holiday Inn Express Edinburgh - Waterfront 3*
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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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