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Holiday Inn Express Edinburgh - Waterfront

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Cairns Region, Australia
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14 reviews
12 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We were greeted by very friendly helpful staff. The rooms have just been renovated and are very nice. The bathroom is very small but the shower pressure is great. The walls are quite thin and we had noisy people in the room next to us for the first two nights. Over all a great place to stay.

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

Dear lynnelg, Thank you so much for reviewing your recent stay with us. I'm so happy hat you felt that overall we are a great place to stay and I hope that we may have the opportunity of welcoming you back in the future. Kind regards, Andrew General Manager More 

Southport, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

It's a typical HI, not pretentious but, clean, neat and in this instance the subject of a complete makeover. The buses stop outside the hotel, literally. There is an all night bus service which means that it is easy to reach the city centre at any time of the day, at 1am the bus was packed. The fare is £3... More 

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

Dear Christopher S, Many thanks for taking the time to post a review of your stay with us. I'm delighted that you enjoyed our newly refurbished guest room and also our location. I'm sorry that you did not enjoy the juice which we serve on our breakfast buffet. It may be that the setting on the machine need to be... More 

Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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174 reviews
41 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 361 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The Holiday Inn Express is a good value hotel the vast majority of the year. The rooms are very comfortable with all the amenities you would really every need with an oh so comfortable bed. The rooms I believe always come with breakfast which has a very good selection. The hotel has great free parking which is great for Edinburgh... More 

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

Dear Michael_Melissa, Many thanks for taking time to review your stay with us. I'm so glad that you found our beds to be oh so comfortable and that our guest rooms provided all of the amenities that you needed during your stay. I'm delighted to hear that you are returning to us in December and we look forward to welcoming... More 

Leeds, United Kingdom
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61 reviews
27 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The Holiday Inn Express Waterfront is perfectly located for access to the Ocean Terminal and HMY Britannia. Staff are extremely helpful and the rooms are large, warm, nicely decorated and very comfortable. Tea and coffee are available free of charge all day in the area used for breakfast. The breakfast was, however, a little disappointing with there being no bacon... More 

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

Dear digitl, Thank you so much for taking the time to review your recent stay with us. I'm delighted that you enjoyed our location, that you found our newly refurbished guestrooms to be comfortable and that you felt that our team were extremely helful throughout your time with us. We do provide bananas and apples on our breakfast buffet and... More 

Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Don't overlook this hotel as an option for a night in Edinburgh because it is not right in the centre. It's a great hotel in a lovely location with good parking and very easy access to transport into the centre. The rooms are a fine size for a night or two and the location at the waterfront means it is... More 

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

Dear Thegiddybiddy, Thank you for taking the time to review your stay with is. I am delighted to hear that you liked the location of our hotel. Your kind comments about our hotel and team are much appreciated. I hope that you will choose to stay with us again. Best Regards, Fiona Deputy General Manager More 

Gwandalan
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89 reviews
65 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed here for a couple of nights last week. It is close to HMY Britannia which is good to visit. It is also an easy bus ride into central Edinburgh. Rooms were clean and a good size and as you would expect from a Holiday Inn Express. Breakfast was ok and free as was WI fi which was a bit... More 

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

Dear Paul V, Thank you for this great review of your stay. I am pleased to hear that you liked our location and that you liked our newly refurbished rooms. I am sorry to hear that you experienced slow Wi-Fi. We upgraded our system towards the end of last year and it has generally been great. If you ever experience... More 

Saint Paul, Minnesota
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25 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our family enjoyed our three night stay in July. We were somewhat unsure about booking away from the city center but we found the busses easy to navigate and the stop was directly outside the hotel. There are a couple busses to choose from, one will take you to the train station, (which is right by the Royal Mile) the... More 

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

Dear Beth S, Thank you for this great review of your stay. I am delighted to hear that you liked our location after feeling unsure about being a little away to begin with. There are so many lovely restaurants in the area and The Shore is lovely for a stroll. Thank you for your feedback and for your kind comments... More 

London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed here for an afternoon in Leith. Plenty of parking and great staff. Ihg level aware and clean new rooms. Felt safe, secure and quiet. We went to mimi's, roseleaf pub then the Kitchin. Ocean terminal a two min walk away.

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

Dear Dave A, Thank you for this great review of your stay. It sounds like you had a lovely time here and you visited some of my favourite places in the area. I hope that you will be back to stay with us again to try out some more of Leith's great restaurants. Best Regards, Fiona Deputy General Manager More 

Scarborough Yorkshire. UK
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31 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed recently for a couple of nights. Rooms have been refurbished and very clean and tidy, although we had a small leak in the bathroom basin this was repaired as soon as we reported it. Good car parking and easy inexpensive bus access to city. Staff very pleasant and helpful.Nice breakfast supplied. Well worth visiting.

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Thank Rips600
GMexpressedinburgh, Manager at Holiday Inn Express Edinburgh - Waterfront, responded to this review

Dear Rips600, Thank your for this great review of your stay. I am delighted to read your comments about your stay and it is great to hear that everything was to your satisfaction. I am particularly pleased to hear that the problem you reported with your bathroom basin was resolved promptly. I hope that you will choose to stay with... More 

Sydney, Australia
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10 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The hotel is placed in an excellent position, across the road from the Royal Yacht Britannia. Hotel is good, clean and inexpensive The staff are friendly and helpful. Great shopping centre and movie theatre. Not too far from the main city of Eninburgh

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Thank corporal1941
GMexpressedinburgh, Manager at Holiday Inn Express Edinburgh - Waterfront, responded to this review

Dear corporal1941, Thank you for this lovely review of your stay with us. I am delighted to read your kind comments about our hotel and team. I hope that we will have the opportunity to welcome you back again soon. Best Regards, Fiona Deputy General Manager More 

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  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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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: $76 - $250 (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 Business Hotel in Edinburgh
#49 Family Hotel in Edinburgh
#56 Romantic Hotel in Edinburgh
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