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Holiday Inn Express Edinburgh - Waterfront

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 22 July 2015

Perfect for a short trip to Edinburgh. Receptionist on arrival was friendly and informative. Our room was clean and comfortable. The bar downstairs is well priced. Wifi and breakfast included. The breakfast each morning was a buffet style, very well stocked and enjoyable. Location is good as there is a bus stop outside the hotel making it very easy to...

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

Dear Joby M, Thank you for reviewing your stay with us. I am pleased to hear that you received a great welcome and that everything was to your satisfaction. I hope that you will choose to stay with us again if you are ever in the area. Best Regards, Fiona Deputy General Manager

oldham UK
Reviewed 21 July 2015

Booked for one night on a trip to Edinburgh Receptionist on arrival was brilliant and very informative about local places to visit and eat and how to get into town by bus. Room excellent and Wifi very good Breakfast was more that adequate

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

Dear stevekathybithell, Thank you for reviewing your recent stay. I’m pleased to hear that you received a great welcome and that the receptionist was able to provide you with all the information you needed. I hope that you will choose to stay with us again if you are in Edinburgh. Best Regards, Fiona Deputy General Manager

Reviewed 19 July 2015 via mobile

Excellent, so good we are going back 😀 comfortable and clean hotel. Staff were very pleasant. Breakfast was good. Location was really good. A fan base for exploring Edinburgh. I can not wait to return. Bus stop right outside,Very reasonable price for a 3 night stay- no grumbles at all.

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

Dear Trudi R, Thank you for this lovely review and your kind comments about our hotel and team. I ‘m really pleased to hear that you have already booked to stay with us again. We look forward to welcoming you back soon. Best Regards, Fiona Deputy General Manager

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Reviewed 19 July 2015

This Hotel is a basic one for a short trip to Edinburgh. True to its image, it is economical to stay with free Wifi and Breakfast included. Also parking is free. The rooms and toilets are of small size but very practical in its design. The room has plenty of natural light. The safe deposit lockers are not available in...

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

Dear VargheseKU, Thank you for reviewing your recent stay with us. I am pleased to hear everything was to your satisfaction and that you found your stay to be good value. I’m glad that our team were able to help you out with information for getting to all the main attractions in Edinburgh. I hope that you will choose to...

Oxenhope, United Kingdom
Reviewed 18 July 2015

Straightforward value for money hotel in great location adjacent to Leith town and Ocean Terminal shopping Mall with Royal Yacht Britannia Bus stop outside door for £1.50 fare to centre of Edinburgh ,better that taking the car.

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

Dear Birdy305, Thank you for taking the time to review your stay. I’m pleased to hear that you were able to take full advantage of our convenient location and excellent transport connections. I hope that we will have the opportunity to welcome you back to the hotel soon. Best Regards, Fiona Deputy General Manager

North Carolina
Reviewed 15 July 2015

I travel frequently and it is pretty rare that I run into a hotel that has WIFI that is so slow that you are unable to stream a news story but that is exactly what happened here. I am actually writing this in the hotel lobby because the wifi in my room is pretty much non-existent. The wifi in the...

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

Dear Benfbrown, Thank you for taking the time to review your stay with us. I am sorry to hear that you have been disappointed by the Wi-Fi. At present we do have the possibility to upgrade to an enhanced connection that is better suited to streaming than our current free system. I will arrange for you to receive a voucher...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 12 July 2015 via mobile

Booked a family room - 2 adults 2 children during a holiday tour in Scotland. We were very satisfied by this hotel - Easy access + carpark - Free Wifi - Frendly Staff - 50m away from a bus stop giving an easy access to the city center - Excellent breakfast - Nice bar for a beer or a whisky,...

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

Dear Rami52, Thank you for reviewing your recent stay with us. I am pleased to hear that everything was to the satisfaction of you and your family. Your kind comments about our staff and services are very much appreciated. I hope that you will choose to stay with us again if you are in Scotland again. Best Regards, Fiona Deputy...

Newport, United Kingdom
Reviewed 9 July 2015

A perfectly fine example of a holiday inn express. Expect to find all the corporate bits and bobs here, and as such is a clean, simple and very conveniently located hotel. There is a good selection of local restaurants to try and it is just across the road from the the ocean terminal housing the cinema and another selection of...

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

Dear Jim R, Thank you for reviewing your recent stay with us. I am pleased to hear that you found the hotel to be clean and our location convenient for your work. If you do choose to stay with us for a leisure visit please ask one of our team to help you out with information on taking the bus...

Canterbury, United Kingdom
Reviewed 7 July 2015

Excellent inexpensive basic room with no frills. View over the "Ocean Terminal" therefore close to the cruise berth and the Royal Yacht Britannia, shops and restaurants. Pleasant and helpful staff. Comfortable double bed with choice of firm or soft pillows. No extras like shampoo etc in the bathroom and no bath but a superb shower and huge fluffy towels. Clever...

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

Dear Artjo, Thank you for reviewing your recent stay at our hotel. I’m pleased to hear that everything was to your satisfaction and I hope that we will have the opportunity to welcome you back to the hotel again soon. Best Regards, Fiona Deputy General Manager

Reviewed 7 July 2015 via mobile

Big hotel in the north of Edinburgh. District Leith has been redecorated so there are many eateries near the hotel. Tip: in Ocean Terminal Frank&Benny's or Zizzi. With bus 22 in 15 minutes downtown. Rooms adequately spacious, clean but simply furnished. Airconditioning does not work enough and is too noisy. Staff is focused on her job and not on the...

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Dear GJ P, Thank you for taking the time to review your recent stay with us. I am pleased to hear that you were able to take advantage of our convenient location and transport connections. I am really disappointed that you felt our team is not customer focused. Providing great welcome and high standards of customer service are two of...

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  • 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: $112 - $296 (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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