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Holiday Inn Express Edinburgh - Waterfront

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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166 reviews
52 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 145 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My chum and I were down in Edinburgh for a girlie weekend again. The Holiday Inn Express in Leith is our first choice hotel. Great staff, comfy beds, helpful and polite staff. Easy access to city centre on the bus and great for going to the super bars and eateries in Leith. Close to a big shopping mall if you... More 

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

Dear CaroleLed, Thank you for this great review of your stay. I am really glad that you and your friend enjoy your stays with us and that we are your first choice. We look forward to welcoming you back for your next stay. Best Regards, Fiona Deputy General Manager More 

Cheshire, UK
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134 reviews
57 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We've stayed here several times in the past but not for a few years. Sad to say, things are not quite as good as they were. We arrived on a very cold afternoon and quickly discovered that the heating in our "refurbished" room wasn't working. The staff were very helpful but couldn't sort it out and we were told that... More 

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

Dear feelymerl, Thank you for taking the time to review your stay with us. I am really disappointed to hear that your stay was not as enjoyable as your previous stays and that the issues you experienced were not dealt with to your satisfaction. I would appreciate if you could contact me directly at hotel at deputy@expressedinburgh.co.uk so that I... More 

North East UK
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20 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stayed here for 4 nights with my mum - room clean and recently refurbished, tea and coffee provided and can ask for more if needed. Fab location that's perfect for getting the bus to Edinburgh or visiting the shopping centre over the road where the royal yacht is. The staff are always amazing, so lovely and friendly. Breakfast is fine... More 

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Thank shewolf77
GMexpressedinburgh, Manager at Holiday Inn Express Edinburgh - Waterfront, responded to this review

Dear shewolf77, Thank you so much for your lovely feedback about our hotel and team. We are delighted with your kind comments. Thank you for visiting us year after year, we look forward to your next vist. Best Regards, Fiona Deputy General Manager More 

Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
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544 reviews
73 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 147 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a comfortable hotel to stay at. Although not central to Edinburgh it has good links to the center and is an easy walk there. The room was clean and tidy and the staff were friendly and helpful. I would be happy to stay here again.

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Thank Mikey_P7
GMexpressedinburgh, Manager at Holiday Inn Express Edinburgh - Waterfront, responded to this review

Dear Mikey_P7, Thank you for this great review of your stay. I am really pleased to read your lovely comments about our hotel and team. It’s great to hear that you would choose to stay with us again and we look forward to having the chance to welcome you back again. Best Regards, Fiona Deputy General Manager More 

Scotland
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36 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

All the good things you would expect at a holiday inn express. Number 11 or 22 bus from right outside hotel takes you to Princess St for £1.60 single or £4.00 all day return ticket. Beds comfortable, breakfast was fine and limited car parking for free.

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

Dear Allensk11, Thank you for taking the time to review your stay. I am delighted to hear that everything was to your satisfaction and that you took advantage of the great bus services that we are fortunate to have on our doorstep. I hope that you will choose to stay with us again. Best Regards, Fiona Deputy General Manager More 

Cowes, United Kingdom
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50 reviews
23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

I have visited this good quality hotel on numerous occasions and the customer service is always fantastic. It has limited free parking and its only a few minutes walk away from both the Ocean Terminal Shopping Centre which is where the very popular world famous Royal Yacht Britannia is also situated and the very popular Shore area too. It is... More 

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

Dear Munro685, Thank you for reviewing your stay with us. It is great to hear that you have chosen to stay with us on many occasions and that you will not only be back but that you would also recommend us to others. We look forward to having the pleasure of welcoming you back again soon. Best Regards, Fiona Deputy... More 

Blyth, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely room, one of the most comfortable beds I have ever slept in. Power shower was excellent. Plenty of sockets, both 3 pin and USB. Small sofa and table, TV, kettle and hairdryer all useful additions. Breakfast included, plenty of choice, cereals, fruit, yogurts, croissant, toast, bread buns, muffins plus sausage, egg and beans. Hot beverages and fruit juce also... More 

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

Dear Jerry H, Thank you for this great review of your stay. We refurbished all of our guest rooms earlier this year and it is great to hear that you liked our new style rooms and comfy new beds. I hope that we will have the opportunity to welcome you back again. Best Regards, Fiona Deputy General Manager More 

Maldon, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

hotel was clean and basic - no thrills here. Slow lifts so if you are on top floor you will have to wait for a lift. Breakfast is provided but hot breakfast is sausage, scrambled egg and baked beans. coffee from the machines does not taste like coffee. Cost was relatively high for a budget hotel!!

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

Dear martingduke, Thank you for reviewing your stay with us. I am pleased to hear that you enjoyed a comfortable stay with us and that you were satisfied with the cleanliness of the hotel. We have some changes coming to our Express Start Breakfast in Spring 2017. I hope that you will choose to stay with us again to try... More 

Albany, New York
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27 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very convenient to Bus line( across the Street) The service was excellent and always willing to help with directions or advice with attractions. Would stay there on my next stay. Very convenient having a small bar to order beer by the glass. Thanks

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

Dear Will W, Thank you for reviewing your stay. I am delighted to hear that you received excellent service from our team and that they were able to assist with all of your enquiries. I hope that we will have the chance to welcome you back again soon. Best Regards, Fiona Deputy General Manager More 

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22 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A lovely hotel, the staff team are very friendly and attentive, room facilities are great with plug sockets and usb sockets by the bed for ease of charging cables. Sofa and tabel combo really conformable and perfect for work! Morning team behind the desk ...customer service second to none! Very impressed as I day observing whilst waiting for my colleague!... More 

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

Dear Amanda P, Thank you for this fantastic review of your stay. I am so pleased to read your lovely comments about our team. They take real pride in looking after our guests and feedback like this certainly keeps us all motivated. I hope that we will have the opportunity to welcome you and your colleague back soon. Best Regards,... More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
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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: ₹ 4,446 - ₹ 14,773 (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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“Room 404 on front had semi-side water view & had very little traffic noise & could not hear lift which was about 5 or 6 yds away.”
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“The hotel is not in a noisy area. We had a room on the first floor front and were not disturbed by traffic noise.”
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