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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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Ranked #84 of 147 hotels in Edinburgh
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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30 reviews 30 reviews
16 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

a very good hotel there is a bus stop by the hotel so if you want to park car its easy to get around edinburgh. there is a shopping mall across the road and nearby restaurants which are very good especially at the shore which is a short walk away. the bedrooms are clean and spacious. staff are very helpful... More

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Reading, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We stayed in the Hotel for two nights and the location of the Hotel is very good, very near to Sea shore and just in front of Britannia. The ambiance was classic and the bedding was warm and comfortable and so are the bathroom and bath tub. The breakfast does not have vast menu options, but good enough. Being a... More

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Boise, ID
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56 reviews 56 reviews
30 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I stayed at this hotel for the past 2 nights, and it's pretty nice. We took a taxi from EDI (roughly £35), though it looks like you could also take the #35 bus as well. Rooms have been refurbished in the past few years, so they're in decent shape. I couldn't tell a difference between the soft and firm pillows;... More

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

Dear NAUgrad2005, Thank you for your lovely review of your stay. I am pleased that you were satisfied with all aspects of your stay. We are in the process of replacing all the pillows in our guest rooms and I am sorry that we didn't get to your room prior to your stay. You are quite right in thinking that... More

Wollongong
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We stayed here for two nights in April, on our first trip to Edinburgh. Hotel is great location opposite the Ocean Terminal shopping centre and Royal Yacht Britannia. Transport into Edinburgh city centre was easy on the local bus, as the bus stop is right outside the hotel, and takes only 15 minutes into the city. We had a double... More

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

Dear Norpet, Thank you for taking the time to review your stay with us. Our team will be delighted to hear that they helped make your stay enjoyable. I am pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us and it will be a pleasure to welcome you back again. Best Regards, Fiona Deputy General Manager More

carlisle
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32 reviews 32 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Negatives: cleanliness of room awful. Also decor very very tired Put shower on, all bathroom lights went off, told reception, not particularly interested, made nighttime trip,to the loo hazardous. Positives: location, accessibility into city centre by bus fabulous, handy for Britannia. Breakfast very good. Got a good rate through trip adviser therefore didn't feel like complaining too loudly about the... More

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

Dear James W, Thank you for reviewing your stay with us. I am really dismayed to read your comments as customer care and room cleanliness are our two top priorities. Generally we receive a lot of good feedback for these areas and I am disappointed that we let you down on this occasion. I am glad that you enjoyed some... More

Coventry, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed here with our children for 3 nights. The hotel was clean, the staff very friendly and the location great for exploring Edinburgh and surrounding area. Free parking too! First time using a Holiday Inn but would definitely stay here again and recommend for others.

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

Dear Emma T, Thank you for this great review about your recent stay. Quality and service are two of our highest priorities so I am very pleased to hear you compliment the cleanliness of the hotel and the friendliness of our staff. Our team will definitely appreciate your comments. It’s great to hear that you will be back and even... More

Dundee, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed for 2 nights in a family room.The room was very clean but the sofa bed was too small for 2 16 yr olds to share.There were only 2 sockets in the room.Neither close enough to the mirror to use hair straighteners.Ladies take note.The free Wi-Fi for 48hrs was good.Breakfast is buffet style.The breakfast area can get busy at times... More

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

Dear jpc15, Thank you so much for posting a review of your recent stay. I’m delighted that that you found your room to be very clean though I apologise that the double sofa bed provided in our family rooms was too small for your children. I’m glad that you were able to take advantage of our free wi-fi access which... More

Sheffield, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped here for 2 nights for our 1st trip to Edinburgh. This Hotel is in a great location, right opposite the Ocean Terminal (shopping centre), which has a good selection of shops, but is more importantly where the Royal Yacht Britannia is based (worth a trip-v interesting!). The hotel has a free car park-great, as you will not want... More

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

Dear 2011Debs, Thank you so much for reviewing your recent stay with us. I’m delighted that you found your room to be clean and spacious and that it contained everything that you could want for your stay. I’m glad that you found our staff to be friendly, were able to take advantage of our free parking and enjoyed our free... More

derby,uk
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

3 of us stayed one night and were impressed with the quick, friendly and efficient service. Rooms very good and beds comfortable. Hotel only 10 minutes away from the city centre (Princes Street) by bus from right outside the hotel - every 4 minutes - and only £1.50 each single fare. Breakfast was excellent and plentiful. Able to leave our... More

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

Dear guest, Thank you so much for reviewing your recent stay with us.. I’m delighted that you were impressed with the quick, friendly and efficient service offered by our team. I’m also delighted that you enjoyed our free Express Start hot buffet breakfast, found your room to be very good and comfortable and were able to take advantage of the... More

Brisbane, Australia
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16 reviews 16 reviews
12 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This Holiday Inn Express is right on the waterfront near the Oceanside shopping centre and the moored Royal Yacht Brittania. A fairly new hotel so rooms were spotless and beds very comfy. Breakfast the next morning was excellent with a very good choice. Bus stop right out the front took us to Royal Mile and Edinburgh Castle. Great service from... More

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

Dear guest, Many thanks for reviewing your recent stay with us. I’m delighted that you found your room to be spotless and your bed to be comfortable. I’m so glad that you enjoyed our free Express Start hot buffet breakfast and felt that our staff provided great service during your stay. We hope that we may have the opportunity of... More

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Also Known As:
Holiday Inn Express Edinburgh - Waterfront Hotel
Holiday Inn Express Edinburgh - Waterfront Hotel Edinburgh
Holiday Inn Express Leith
Leith Holiday Inn Express
Holiday Inn Edinburgh
Leith Holiday Inn
Holiday Inn Express Edinburgh - Waterfront Scotland
Address: Britannia Way, Ocean Drive | Leith, Edinburgh EH6 6JJ , Scotland
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Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Edinburgh
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
#57 Romantic Hotel in Edinburgh
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Holiday Inn Express Edinburgh - Waterfront 3*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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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