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Holiday Inn Express Edinburgh - Waterfront

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Andover, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 days ago NEWvia mobile

Was staying in Edinburgh for 1 night on the way from Leeds to Wick and decided to book in here as I have stayed in holiday inns before and have enjoyed them. If we had been staying more than the 1 night it would of been too small a room but on this trip it was ideal. Really friendly staff...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Clean, well presented rooms, friendly staff. Have stayed there a few times now for Six Nations Rugby and happily go back. Good car parking, across the road from a decent shopping centre with lots of restaurants and a cinema also good bus services into the city centre

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

Dear LOG122, Thank you for this great review of your stay. It is great to hear that you frequently choose to stay with us when you are attending Rugby Internationals in Edinburgh. With many rugby events happening in the city this year I hope that we will have the opportunity to welcome you back again soon. Best Regards, Fiona Deputy...

Glasgow
Reviewed 1 week ago

Disabled room on the ground floor, size wise OK (but smaller than the first floor room we'd been in last year) with wet room style shower. This room had a door to the adjoining room which wasn't so great as it let in noise from next door. Fortunately for us they were fairly quiet and didnt get up any earlier...

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

Dear fiby101, Thank you for taking the time to review your stay with us. I am pleased to hear that you enjoyed a comfortable stay with us. We have two styles of accessible room in the hotel. The two in our extension are of a slightly different design to those in the original part of the building. If you are...

Isle of Lewis, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Excellent check in staff. Sorted a change without question. Room was on 3rd floor at front. Bit noisy but clean and tidy. Good breakfast. Free wifi is good and very central for all facilities and entertainment.

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

Dear Highdad, Thank you for this great review. I am delighted to hear that our team were able to help out with any requests. I hope that we will have the opportunity to welcome you back again soon. Best Regards, Fiona Deputy General Manager

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

Went to Scotland for the 1st time and decided on a short stay here (4 nights). This place is on the Ocean Port area and is served by a very good 24 hr bus service to get to the city center. There is a small shopping mall very close by with some good places to eat open to the late...

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

Dear Redbus59 Thank you for taking time to review your recent stay. I am delighted to note you enjoyed the location of the hotel and apologise that the storage facilities did not meet your requirements. We are currently reviewing the breakfast menu and it is likely bacon will be introduced later this year. I hope you had a safe journey...

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Could not fault this hotel at all! Stayed 8th-11th with my boyfriend and it was perfect for a short break. About 20 mins drive into the centre of Edinburgh, but the bus services are very regular and cheap! The town leith is also very nice and within walking distance. Rooms were very modern and kept very clean! Room had everything...

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

Dear Cubk Thank you for taking time to review your recent stay. I am delighted to note you enjoyed our recently refurbished rooms and value your positive comments about our staff. We are currently reviewing the breakfast menu and it is likely bacon will be introduced later this year. I hope you will consider staying here again when you are...

cramlington northumberland
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We have just spent 2 nights here and once again were not disappointed. The room had everything we needed and we always choose one with a sofa bed to give us a bit more space. You get breakfast included and there is a mixture of hot and cold. My only gripe is the coffee machine as it is not proper...

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

Dear thomasbird Thank you for taking time to review your recent stay. I am delighted to see you enjoyed our recently refurbished rooms and note your comments about breakfast – we are currently reviewing the content of our breakfast menu and hopefully the coffee and juice dispensers will be improved with the refurbishment of the Breakfast area. I hope we...

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was my first time stayin in a Holiday Inn hotel and i wasn't disappointed. The room was of a high standard and includes a hairdryer, iron and iron board. The bed was extremely comfortable. The breakfast was very good but some bacon would have gone down well with the egg, beans and sausages. The staff were extremely friendly and...

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

Dear Toddinator100 It is greatly encouraging to read such excellent feedback about the hotel, our staff, Leith and the convenience of travel to the city centre. We are currently reviewing the content of our Breakfast menu and it is likely bacon will be introduced later this year. Thank you for such a positive review and I hope we will see...

Sheffield, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Room was very good with a large comfy bed it had everything you might need, iron, hairdryer etc. All staff very good and helpful. Ideal location with some excellent pubs and eateries. Only gripe for me was the cooked breakfast, Beans/Scrambled Egg and Sausage with no variation over our three day stay. Ample choice for those not wanting a cooked...

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

Dear esh1066 Thank you for your kind review following your recent stay. I am delighted to read that you liked the facilities the room offered and that our staff were helpful. We are currently reviewing the content of our Breakfast menu and there will be a few changes introduced later this year. I hope we will see you back soon....

Leeds, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It was a last minute booking for a four day break in Edinburgh, we've stayed before and are happy with the Leith location. The bedrooms has been refurbished since our last visit and ours was spotlessly clean. Whenever we encountered the staff , they could not do enough for us. The 22 bus stops right outside and runs early until...

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

Dear hastobeverygood Thank you for taking time to review your recent stay. It is greatly encouraging to see that you liked our recently refurbished rooms and that the staff responded positively to you. I do hope we will have the opportunity to welcome you back soon. Best regards Douglas, Guest Service Manager

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • 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
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Edinburgh
Price Range: ₹ 4,697 - ₹ 14,962 (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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“Ask for a room at the back and upper floor if you want quiet”
 of 5 bubbles fiby101, 15 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Lovely Leith, can see the water and the address is Ocean Drive!”
 of 5 bubbles hastobeverygood, 30 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Possibly request a room away from the main car park as there is a light illuminating the park”
 of 5 bubbles ginnysnooks, 29 Jan 2017 | Read review
“higher floors in some rooms may have harbour views”
 of 5 bubbles flipper42, 24 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Generally a quiet location with good sound proof glazing, any floor is suitable.”
 of 5 bubbles ihammie, 13 Dec 2016 | Read review
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