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Holiday Inn Express Edinburgh - Waterfront

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04/09/2017 04/10/2017
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Kent, United Kingdom
Reviewed August 5, 2014

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?...

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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

Sugar Land, Texas
Reviewed August 5, 2014

This Holiday Inn Express does not even compare to the Holiday Inn Express on the Royal Mile. The air conditioner was not very cool and the free WiFi was spotty at best. Lobby needed updating and smelled like smoke. Staff was very friendly and when we had four things in our room not work they sent the nicest man up...

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

Dear Debbie w, Many thanks for reviewing your recent stay with us. I'm delighted that you found our staff to be very friendly and that they were able to deal with the issues that you found in your room in an efficient manner. I believe that there are plans for a major refurbishment of the hotel either at the end...

Glasgow, United Kingdom
Reviewed August 5, 2014

Great hotel if you want to visit Britannia attraction and shop till you drop. Expensive as Edinburgh is for drinks and food but otherwise a nice hotel. Great for buses into Edinburgh or if you are feeling healthy you can also walk. Breakfast not so good - no bacon and sausages were hard.

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

Dear Lindyl0u57, Many thanks for reviewing your recent stay with us. I'm delighted that you enjoyed our location with it's easy access to the local attractions. I do hope that we may have the opportunity to welcome you back to the hotel in the future. Kind regards, Andrew General Manager

Stoney Creek
Reviewed August 5, 2014

Some people may complain, but this hotel, express inn was by far one of the best. We have been to Edinburgh many times, and have stayed in many a hotel or bed and breakfast. This was super for us, very clean, very helpful as we were here to attend our nieces wedding. They arranged a cab for us to the...

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

Dear Donna B, Thank you so much for posting a wonderful review following your recent stay with us. I'm delighted that you enjoyed all aspects of your stay and we look forward to welcoming you back the next time that you are visiting Edinburgh. Kind regards, Andrew General Manager

Reviewed August 4, 2014 via mobile

I have just spent the last 2 nights at this hotel. Like other reviews I found that the staff were friendly and helpful. I also enjoyed the room located on the ground floor, no stairs or lift is a bonus at my age. The transport by bus was fun, staff explained about the night rider which I caught back to...

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

Dear Mauveen M, Thank you so much for reviewing your recent stay with us. I'm so glad that you fund our team to be friendly and helpful, and found your room located on the ground floor suitable for your needs. I'm sorry that we were unable to locate your camera following your departure from the hotel. As I explained in...

Reviewed August 4, 2014 via mobile

We were pleased to see a larger room and so clean and tidy .. Well catered. Situated on the waterfront and out of the city bustle. Staff were always helpful and courteous. Breakfast was just ordinary. Pretty limited and basic in choice. Overall we were happy.

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

Dear Judith S, Thank you so much for reviewing your stay with us. I'm delighted that you enjoyed your room and found it to be clean and tidy. I'm so glad that you found that you enjoyed our location and found our staff to be always helpful and courteous. I do hope that will have the opportunity to welcome you...

Chester, United Kingdom
Reviewed August 4, 2014

Foe a group of four the room was barely big enough. The sofa bed was satisfactory but left no space to move around the room.It is also disappointing to find that the hotel does not have any rooms with a bath. The breakfast, whilst okay did not change at all so if you didn't like 'scrambled egg', and hard sausage...

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

Dear S G, Thank you so much for reviewing your recent stay with us. I'm glad that you found our hotel to be clean and that you enjoyed our location. I do hope that we will have the opportunity to welcome you back to our hotel in the future. Kind regards, Andrew General Manager

Tamworth, England, United Kingdom
Reviewed August 3, 2014

We enjoyed our stay the staff were very friendly and helpfull rooms nice and clean Good location for a visit to the royal yacht which is just across the road from the hotel Transport into city is just outside hotel very good bus service plus there is a night service for anyone wanting to stay in the city

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

Dear Doug B, Many thanks for reviewing your recent stay with us. I'm delighted that you enjoyed your stay, found our team to be very friendly and helpful and your room to be nice and clean. I'm so glad that you enjoyed our location with its easy access to the local amenities and also the city centre via the very...

Reviewed August 1, 2014 via mobile

The hotel is the usual product from HIX with free parking, internet and breakfast. The rooms were small but well layed out and quiet. The hotel is a 10 minute bus trip from Edinburgh centre and a 5 minute walk from the Royal Yacht and shopping centre.

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

Dear J L, Many thanks for reviewing your recent stay. I'm so glad that you found your room to be well laid out and quiet and that you were able to take advantage of of our free parking and wi-fi. I'm delighted that you enjoyed our location and I do hope that we may have the opportunity to welcome you...

Reviewed July 28, 2014

We enjoyed our stay here. Nice, clean rooms, good temperature control, great breakfast, and convenient bus stop right outside the door. Close walking distance to Britannia, and some great restaurants nearby in the canal area.

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

Dear Mike K, Many thanks for reviewing your recent stay with us. I'm so glad that you enjoyed all aspects of your stay and I hope that we will have the opportunity to welcome you back in the future. Kind regards, Andrew General Manager

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  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Wheelchair access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Breakfast included
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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: $80 - $220 (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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“The higher floors should be quieter”
 of 5 bubbles ferrett55, yesterday | Read review
“Don't get rooms 144 or adjacent!!”
 of 5 bubbles NickW906, 3 weeks ago | Read review
“Front of hotel is all double glazed and is very quiet.”
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“Ask for a room at the back and upper floor if you want quiet”
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“Lovely Leith, can see the water and the address is Ocean Drive!”
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