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Holiday Inn Express Edinburgh - Waterfront

Booking.com$138*
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#47 of 147 Hotels in Edinburgh
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06/04/2017 06/05/2017
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEWvia mobile

Needed to stay for a night in Edinburgh to attent a meeting. The good thing about HI Express you know more or less what your going to get as far as room and breakfast are concerned. Here no different. Hotel offered parking (free) which is easy. Good restaurant(s) on walking distance. Hotel staff friendly and efficient.

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Huntly, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We took a short break to visit the City and in particular see The Royal Yacht, Britannia. This hotel is the obvious location for Britannia but turned out also to be the perfect destination to explore the city as a whole. Parking in Edinburgh is pretty much impossible so we wanted somewhere close to public transport and the bus stop...

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

Dear Johnfaeaberdeenshire, Thank you for this great review of your stay. I am pleased to hear that the location was perfect for your needs and that you received great service from our team. All of your feedback is much appreciated as a are your recommendations. I hope that we will have the opportunity to welcome you back again soon. Best...

Surrey
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Have stayed in this comfortable hotel before. Rooms are nice and clean although slightly on the small side. Breakfast is good and free. The bar does not open until 4pm but it stays open late, breakfast is the only food served but you can buy snacks(expensive) and use the microwave. Staff are all very friendly and efficient. Very expensive some...

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Reviewed 4 days ago NEWvia mobile

I asked for 'the highest possible floor', I got 'ground floor'. I asked for 'away from elevator', I got a room 'opposite the elevator'. Room is tiny, but clean. It has a good shower. The breakfast was very simple, but ok. It is close to a big shopping mall and a bus station, which is practical.

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

Dear Peter W, Thank you for taking the time to review your stay with us. I am sorry that we were unable to accommodate your requests during your stay. If you are ever booking to stay with us again please email us in advance and we can do everything we can to assign an appropriate room. Unfortunately we do not...

New Delhi, India
Reviewed 4 days ago NEWvia mobile

I stayed with my family in Leith property of Holiday Inn Express Hotel in Edinburgh. The hotel is just 2 min by walking from Ocean Bus Terminal, around 20 min from queensferry railway station. Connectivity from hotel till city centre, princess street etc is quite good. The hotel and its rooms are pretty decent. The only disadvantage is it's little...

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

Dear GauravBargujar, Thank you for taking the time to review your stay with us. I hope that you and your family enjoyed your visit to Edinburgh. I am pleased that you liked the hotel and rooms and that you made good use of the handy local transport connections. I hope that we will have the opportunity to welcome you back...

Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

Only stayed for one night but was very impressed with the staff and the hotel itself. The staff were very helpful from check in to check out. Very clean and comfortable room. Also, everybody gets a breakfast.

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

Dear Ian R, Thank you for taking the time to write this great review of your stay. I am delighted to hear that our team made sure that you were well looked after for the duration of your stay. I hope that you will visit us again if you are in Edinburgh again. Best Regards, Fiona Deputy General Manager

Larbert, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

This Holiday Inn Express is in Leith a couple of miles outside of Edinburgh centre. It has plenty of parking, the rooms are modern, well decorated and clean. Showers only in bathroom. Bar is open from 4pm to 2am with seating area. Breakfast area a good size with a variety of menu. Free Wi-Fi also. A vending machine is located...

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

Dear Kevin b, Thank you for this fantastic feedback about your stay. It is great to hear that everything was to your satisfactions. Your kind comments about our team are much appreciated by all of us. I hope that we will have the chance to welcome you back again soon. Best Regards, Fiona Deputy General Manager

Reviewed 1 week ago

Why stay anywhere else when here you get free parking, free breakfast with newspaper and a good night sleep in really comfortable beds + a choice of pillows. The hotel is very convenient for the Royal Yacht Britannia Experience and only a bus ride into the city centre. Great staff, really helpful.

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

Dear ExploreGB, Thank you for this great review of your stay with us. I am delighted to hear that you enjoyed everything about your stay. I hope that we will have the chance to welcome you back again soon. Best Regards, Fiona Deputy General Manager

Brattleboro, Vermont
Reviewed 1 week ago

Located in Leith, a short walk to the Ocean Terminal shopping center where the Royal Yacht Britannia is located. There's a bus stop right in front of the hotel--take line 35 to get to the Royal Mile attractions and line 22 goes to Georgian House and the new town area. (Fares 1.60 per segment or a 4 pound day pass--exact...

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

Dear 2CAtravelers, Thank you for this great feedback about your stay with us and I know Douglas will be delighted to have received a personal mention. I am pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay and that you made good use of the fantastic local transport connections. It is really a shame that you didn't discover The Shore area...

Wigan
Reviewed 1 week ago

Situated close to the Royal Yacht Britannia(well worth a visit) and Ocean Mall. Very friendly and helpful staff, ask for their recommendations for eating out nearby and you get discounts! The rooms are a good size with free wifi, tea/coffee, hairdryrer, iron and board, better than some very expensive hotels! First class for the price. Breakfast is self serve buffet...

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

Dear Saabaero, Thank you for this great review of your stay with us. I am delighted to hear that you liked our recently refurbished rooms and that you appreciated the advice and recommendations that our team were able to offer. I hope that you enjoyed your tour of our beautiful country and that we will have the opportunity to welcome...

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Amenities

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  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Wheelchair access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Breakfast included
  • Multilingual Staff
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  • Business Center with Internet Access
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Welcome to the Holiday Inn Express Edinburgh Waterfront offering free Wi-Fi, air conditioning, great value rates with an inclusive buffet breakfast. Enjoy free parking 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. The Holiday Inn Express Edinburgh Waterfront has good parking with 60 spaces available at the hotel on a first-come-first-served basis and there is also ample additional parking available at Ocean Terminal, opposite. There is 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 and galleries. We are delighted to unveil our brand new bedrooms which feature a whole new look. You can enjoy modern décor, irons and ironing boards and brand new hairdryers so that you look your best. Additionally our bedrooms are now packed with even more facilities including a comfy sofa (in family rooms) with a movable table, a wall-mounted TV, USB ports and power sockets next to your bed, nifty reading lights and full-width curtains which will make the rooms even cosier. The en suite shower rooms have also been spruced up with cool, fresh decor. We can't wait for your to experience our cool new look! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Holiday Inn Express Edinburgh - Waterfront

Address: Britannia Way, Ocean Drive | Leith, Edinburgh EH6 6JJ, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Edinburgh
Price Range: $112 - $248 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Holiday Inn Express Edinburgh - Waterfront 3*
Number of rooms: 145
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Also Known As:
Holiday Inn Express Edinburgh - Waterfront Hotel Edinburgh
Holiday Inn Express Leith
Leith Holiday Inn Express
Holiday Inn Edinburgh
Holiday Inn Express Edinburgh - Waterfront Scotland
Hotel Style:
#49 Family Hotel in Edinburgh
#49 Business Hotel in Edinburgh
#56 Romantic Hotel in Edinburgh
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“If using the public buses have lots of change ready”
DandRSurrey, 2 days ago | Read review
“we were in room 430 which was quiet even with the windows open”
2CAtravelers, 1 week ago | Read review
“Not above kitchen or near security lights”
961lee, Mar 28, 2017 | Read review
“The higher floors should be quieter”
ferrett55, Mar 25, 2017 | Read review
“Don't get rooms 144 or adjacent!!”
NickW906, Mar 1, 2017 | Read review
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