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Holiday Inn Express Edinburgh - Waterfront

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Reviewed yesterday NEW

Clean, comfortable, pleasant helpful staff, quiet, parking, free breakfast,on frequent bus routes to the city centre, near Ocean Terminal. Ideal place to stay on a visit to Edinburgh and I will certainly go there again.

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Reviewed 2 days ago NEWvia mobile

I've stayed at this hotel a few times, but my last stay was by far the best. The staff were amazingly helpful and friendly, when I needed to extend my stay through the busy holiday weekend, they managed to find me a room, even though the hotel was fully booked, also kept me in the same room. The location was...

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Thank Martin P
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The location of the hotel is really just perfect - we walked everywhere we wanted to go, and it is surrounded by great places to eat - try Omni right across the street for a wide variety. The tram to the airport also stops there which is a huge plus.

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Huntly, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week 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...

Doncaster, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A nice clean modern place. Good breakfast included in room rate (basic cooked food but good continental selection). Staff helpful and friendly. Note they don't do evening meals but there are lots of places to eat within just 50 yards or so of the place - the spice Britannia is next door and the food is fab

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

Dear DandE2014 Thank you for taking time to review your recent stay. It is greatly encouraging to read such kind comments about the facilities and our staff. I am glad you found somewhere convenient for an evening meal and the staff would have offered you lots of other suggestions if you were staying longer. I hope we may be given...

Stirling
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a two night break here even though we only live 40 miles away, and we're very pleased with the hotel, breakfast,cleanliness and for us excellent public transport links especially buses which stop right outside. We used these exclusively to get about the city using our passes. A lot of overseas visitors were staying and for them it would...

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

Dear golfer37 Thank you for reviewing your recent stay. I am pleased to note that found our location ideal for accessing the city and enjoyed the comfort and cleanliness of our rooms. I apologise again for the noise you experienced from the other guests and look forward to welcoming you again when you are next in Edinburgh. Best regards Douglas,...

United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Friendly welcome, staff very accomodating. Wonderful location with bus stop outside the hotel gate. Number 35 goes to the airport every 10 mins or so, and the 22 into the city. Good choice for breakfast and plenty of it, also papers to read. Noise from the lift is not pleasant.... You must bring earplugs if you are in room 321,...

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

Dear jewelledflipflop I am pleased to note that found the staff accommodating during your recent stay. I apologise that the noise of the lift disturbed you on occasions – I will have the noise investigated as it may be that some of the mechanism requires a bit more lubrication. You appear to have made the most of our ideal location...

Dundee, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We've just stayed here for 2 nights in a family room which included a double bed and a double sofa bed. Not the biggest room in the world but fine for a short break. Free parking and bus stop right outside the front door with plenty of buses into the city centre. Only £8.50 for a family day ticket that...

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

Dear Alex K Thank you for taking time to complete a review following your recent stay. I am pleased to note that you found the room satisfactory and the hotel ideal for exploring the city. Since your stay we have introduced a new Breakfast menu which I hope you will be able to enjoy on your next trip to Edinburgh....

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Me and hubby went for a night away and loved the location of this hotel.. room was nice and cosy had tea and coffee facilities, iron and board also a hairdryer was provided! Was impressed! Bed was comfy and had enough pillows provided.. had a lovely breakfast the next morning which was included in the price! Had a lot of...

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

Dear Aisha W, Thank you for this lovely review of your stay. We refurbished all of our rooms at the beginning of last year and it is great to hear that you found them comfortable with all of the necessary facilities. Thank you for recommending us and I am delighted that you would like to visit again too. Best Regards,...

Bideford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Ideally located away from the hustle and bustle of the city centre, this hotel has a bus stop immediately outside connecting it to all Edinburgh has to offer (and the airport) by impressively regular buses. The hotel itself is very comfortable and friendly and good VFM.

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

Dear Netsmith, Thank you for this great review of your stay. I am pleased that you enjoyed our convenient location which offers a quieter alternative to city centre hotels. I hope that you will visit us again soon. Best Regards, Fiona Deputy General Manager

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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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
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Edinburgh
Price Range: €95 - €210 (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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“Not above kitchen or near security lights”
961lee, 28 Mar 2017 | Read review
“The higher floors should be quieter”
ferrett55, 25 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Don't get rooms 144 or adjacent!!”
NickW906, 1 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Front of hotel is all double glazed and is very quiet.”
343christinej, 22 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Ask for a room at the back and upper floor if you want quiet”
fiby101, 15 Feb 2017 | Read review
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