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Holiday Inn Express Edinburgh - Waterfront

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Clackmannan, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Chose here due to the fact it was close to The Kitchin where we had booked Saturday lunch. Accommodation was excellent, our room looked like it had been recently refurbished. Very friendly, helpful staff and a generous breakfast included in the price both mornings. The hotel is very handy for Ocean Terminal which has several eateries, as well as a...

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

Dear HClacks, Thank you for this fantastic review of your stay. I hope that you enjoyed your special lunch! We refurbished all of our rooms at the beginning of last year and it is great to hear that you like the new style of décor. I am pleased that you would like to return here and I hope that we...

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I stay in Edinburgh 2 to 3 times a month and have tried various places, hoping that I get somewhere I can keep going back to and I think I've found it. The staff are great and turn a standard hotel into a pleasurable experience. I would recommend definitely

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

Dear Tracy W, Thank you for this lovely review of your stay. I am delighted to here that you have chosen our hotel as your regular home from home in Edinburgh. I will make sure all of the team read your lovely comments too. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Best Regards, Fiona Deputy General Manager

chester
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visited before and after the refurbishment. Still a great hotel. Location superb and will stay again should I return to Edinburgh. Lovely staff, decent breakfast and nice rooms for a good price. Bus stop outside for the city centre, nice walk around the port and a smallish shopping centre across the road

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

Dear Luke W, Thank you for choosing to return to our hotel. I am delighted to read your lovely comments about your stay and especially about our team. I hope that we will have the opportunity to welcome you back for a third visit. Best Regards, Fiona Deputy General Manager

Aberdeen, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I have stayed before but for a maximum of 2 nights in a row and always found it to be good. I have been here for 3 working weeks straight now and it has not let me down. The room is cleaned and towelling changed everyday. The breakfast is always good, hot and wholesome, although the hot food is always...

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

Dear Tersam S Thank you for taking time to review your recent stay. I am glad you appreciated our breakfast and the facilities for eating in the evening. Our Breakfast menu is currently being reviewed and there will be some changes later in the spring. We look forward to seeing you on your next trip to Edinburgh. Kind regards Douglas,...

Yorkshire Dales National Park, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have stayed here many times, the last one being as the rooms were in the process of being upgraded, this two night visit saw a great new look room, fresh clean and modern although slightly lacking in 'flat surface space' apart from the table. As ever the staff were friendly, welcoming and polite and the complimentary breakfast is exceptional...

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

Dear Lakesholly Thank you for your positive review. I am delighted to see you appreciated the refurbished rooms, despite the lack of surface space. It is greatly encouraging for all staff to read such positive comments about the hotel and the city. We look forward to seeing you on your next trip to Edinburgh. Kind regards Douglas, Guest Service Manager

Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This hotel has been totally refurbished. All the facilities in the rooms are excellent. Staff put themselves out to ensure our stay was perfect. The breakfast is complimentary and has everything you need for your day ahead. The bus to Edinburgh City is on the doorstep. It costs £4 for a day ticket and we travelled to different places. Well...

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

Dear Christine j Thank you for taking time to review your recent stay, it is greatly encouraging for all staff to read such positive comments about the hotel and the city. We look forward to seeing you next year, if not sooner. Kind regards Douglas, Guest Service Manager

Andover, United Kingdom
Reviewed 19 February 2017 via 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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GMexpressedinburgh, Manager at Holiday Inn Express Edinburgh - Waterfront, responded to this review

Dear Craig R, Thank you for taking the time to review your stay. I am pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stopover on a very long journey. Thank you for your kind comments about our team, feedback like this really motivates us to keep up the good work. I am sorry to hear that we didn't have the toaster...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 15 February 2017 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 15 February 2017

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 13 February 2017 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

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  • Breakfast included
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Wheelchair Access
  • 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: $107 - $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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“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
“Lovely Leith, can see the water and the address is Ocean Drive!”
 of 5 bubbles hastobeverygood, 30 Jan 2017 | Read review
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