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Holiday Inn Express Edinburgh - Waterfront

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Falkirk, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Stayed one night, staff pleasant and helpful, bed comfortable however........ mattress protector but no pillow protectors and a fabric headboard not good from hygiene/infection control. Very noisy, large air conditioning unit, outside room window was a powerful security light, Kitchen smells drifted up, not pleasant. Breakfast was average and self service area cramped, nowhere to put tray when getting tea...

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Clydebank, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 days ago NEWvia mobile

Stayed in a twin room with my daughter. Staff very welcoming, room and all areas very clean. Bedroom perfect with all you would need - breakfast perfect, continental or hot choices. Coffee/tea machine on all day/night and free to residents (as well as refreshments in room) - a real bonus. Really appreciated that a) they let us keep our car...

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

Dear dizzyg13 Thank you taking time to review your recent stay with easy to the city and the other facilities in the area. It is very encouraging to see that you found the staff welcoming and your room was clean and provided everything you needed with the added bonus of hot beverages throughout your stay. I hope you will stay...

Reviewed 5 days ago NEWvia mobile

My dad and I stayed here on our road trip around Scotland. Super nice staff, very friendly and helpful. Easy bus access to Edinburgh castle and the main shopping street. Fantastic free parking, free wifi and delicious breakfast which is included in the price. Highly recommend anyone to stay here!

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

Dear Zoe C I am glad to note that you found the staff welcoming and helpful, and enjoyed our location with parking and easy access to the city and main attractions. Thank you for your kind recommendation and I hope you will consider staying again when you are next in Edinburgh. Best regards Douglas, Guest Service Manager

Auchterarder, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Booked two rooms for last Thursday evening, (One for our son) As this was to be a surprise for my wife I relied upon Fiona and Liz (reception) to help keep the booking a secret. Well done ladies, your help was much appreciated. It is nice to see plenty of free parking, also free wi-fi Both rooms were very clean...

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

Dear ferrett55 I am delighted to see that Fiona and Liz managed to keep the surprise element of your booking and you then went on to enjoy a pleasant stay in our recently refurbished rooms and enjoyed our breakfast selection. I apologise the wine selection was not to your liking and will pass on your comments to our purchasing department....

Abergavenny, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 days ago NEWvia mobile

I had a business trip to Edinburgh and decided to stay at this hotel. I must say that the staff are very friendly and the room was ideal for me, being very clean with lots of space to work and relax. I didn't eat at the restaurant but I had breakfast which was very good with a great choice. Well...

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

Dear David R Many thanks for taking time to review your recent stay. I am delighted to see you enjoyed our recently refurbished rooms and found the staff to be friendly. I hope we will see you again on your next visit to Edinburgh Best regards Douglas, Guest Service Manager

Eastbourne, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I tried to book the city centre HIE Picardy place....didn't get a good vibe at all...so chose the Ocean Terminal HIE...what a wonderful reception.We asked for an early check in to get rid of our bags...Magda the duty manager could not be more helpful...she helped our party settle in well, so much so I booked an extra room...the location is...

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

Dear Coinneach1957 Thank you for taking time to review your recent stay. I am delighted that Magda’s warm welcome helped enhance your experience. You seem to have packed a lot in to your weekend stay and I hope we will see you again on your next trip to Edinburgh. Best regards Douglas, Guest Service Manager

South Lanarkshire, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Was in Edinburgh for another show at the weekend so stayed here again , great base ! A 10 mins busy ride from door to princess street ( bus £1.60 per trip ) terrific value ! The rooms are spotless , modern & had everything you need hot & cold air con , ironing board , hair dryer, tv ,...

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

Dear R3632DGnicolac Thank you for taking time to review your recent stay. I am delighted to see you enjoyed our recently refurbished rooms and you found all our staff, particularly Raul, to be very attentive. It is a great encouragement for them to read such kind comments. We look forward to welcoming you on your next trip to Edinburgh. Best...

Gatley, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent value for money. We stayed here as a base for our sightseeing visit of Edinburgh. The rooms were a good size perfectly suitable for 2, lovely comfy bed and seating area. Breakfast included with hot options (sausage,egg,beans) which we didn't expect. Lovely friendly staff always offering a smile in the morning and evening. Great location for access to the...

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

Dear Gemma210483, Thank you for this great review of your stay. I am pleased to hear that you found our team to be lovely and that they made you feel welcome throughout your stay. Thank you for letting us know about the shower, I will make sure that your Maintenance Engineer checks this. I hope that you will choose to...

Cellardyke, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Clean, well designed room with basic but more than sufficient choice for buffet breakfast. Friendly, cheerful staff. Parking is a bonus. Very convenient for Ocean Terminal and Royal Yacht Britannia. Modern feel to rooms.

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

Dear lornanan, Thank you for taking the time to review your stay with us. I am delighted to hear that you liked our new style room and that you found the team to be friendly and cheerful. I hope that you will visit us again soon. Best Regards, Fiona Deputy General Manager

leicestershire
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Recently had to make an unexpected trip to Edinburgh and stayed at the Holiday Inn Express Waterfront. Had stayed there previously and as expected all the staff were wonderful in looking after me and assisted me in locating where I needed to go and offered their help in making sure I was comfortable and had everything I needed, especially Raul,...

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

Dear kemcho123, Thank you for this great review of your stay. It is always lovely to hear from someone who has chosen to make a return visit to our hotel. Your kind comments about our team are very much appreciated and I know Rahul is delighted to receive a personal mention. Thank you for your recommendations and I hope that...

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  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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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
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Edinburgh
Price Range: $114 - $294 (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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“Not above kitchen or near security lights”
 of 5 bubbles 961lee, 28 Mar 2017 | Read review
“The higher floors should be quieter”
 of 5 bubbles ferrett55, 25 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Don't get rooms 144 or adjacent!!”
 of 5 bubbles NickW906, 1 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Front of hotel is all double glazed and is very quiet.”
 of 5 bubbles 343christinej, 22 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Ask for a room at the back and upper floor if you want quiet”
 of 5 bubbles fiby101, 15 Feb 2017 | Read review
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