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Holiday Inn Express Edinburgh - Waterfront

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#46 of 150 Hotels in Edinburgh
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07/05/2017 08/05/2017
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Dumfries, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed here for one night with two young children, using it as a base for seeing tourist Edinburgh. We felt welcomed throughout our visit - family parking, welcoming, helpful and friendly staff. Clean and well presented facilities with a well equipped bedroom. On regular bus routes - ideal out of centre base for visiting Edinburgh. And free wifi was...

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

Dear U778DUalisonh, Thank you for this lovely feedback about your stay. I am delighted to hear that you enjoyed all aspects of your stay. I hope that we will have the pleasure of welcoming you and your gamily back again. Best Regards, Fiona Deputy General Manager

London UK
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed here for 2 nights in early March. It was chosen primarily due to its proximity to The Kitchin restaurant that we had booked for our 2nd night as it was only a few minute walk away. To be honest I was quite surprised how good the hotel was for the price we paid. On check in the staff were...

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

Dear TMCLondonUK, Thank you for taking the time to write this comprehensive review of your stay. I am pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay and that you would definitely choose to stay here again. We are going to be introducing some changes to our breakfast buffet this month and this will include changing the scrambled egg that we...

Leeds, England, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I really don't have anything negative to say about this hotel! Location is just outside near royal yacht Brittania there is a bus stop right outside the hotel very regular service cost 1.60 make sure you have correct change. We drove to Edinburgh and this hotel has a free car park. Lovely clean room with everything you could need big...

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

Dear Hazel M, Thank you for taking the time to review your stay with us. I am pleased to hear that you liked everything about your stay and our team were able to help out with a blanket. Thank you for recommending us and I hope that we will have the chance to welcome you back again. Best Regards, Fiona...

Sainte-Marthe-sur-le-lac, Canada
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed here just one night in April 2017. The hotel was very clean and modern with the latest IHG room decor and layout. No complaints whatsoever, and we would recommend it. The Ocean Terminal is close by with plenty of shops and a food court, plus the dockyards and the Royal Yacht Britannia.

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

Dear Sandra C, Thank you for this fantastic review of your stay with us. It is great to hear that you liked our new style guest rooms. Your kind comments and recommendations are much appreciated. I hope that we will have the chance to welcome you back to our hotel. Best Regards, Fiona Deputy General Manager

Peterhead, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lovely newly refurbished room. Staff very friendly and helpful. Breakfast was very good with plenty selection. We have stayed here many times and will certainly return. Would recommend to others. Bus right at hotel door to Princes Street.

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

Dear Buchanl Thank you for your kind review following your recent stay. It is greatly encouraging to read your positive comments about the staff and our recently refurbished rooms. I hope we will see you back again soon. Best regards Douglas, Guest Service Manager

Falkirk, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

Dear 961lee Thank you for taking time to review your recent stay. I am pleased that you found our staff to be accommodating. I have noted your negative comments and have passed on your comments to Housekeeping regarding the lack of pillow protectors and the design team regarding the new headboards. Later this year our breakfast and bar area will...

Clydebank, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via 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 4 weeks ago via 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 4 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago via 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

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  • Breakfast included
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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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: $143 - $318 (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”
961lee, 28 Mar 2017 | Read review
“The higher floors should be quieter”
ferrett55, 25 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Don't get rooms 144 or adjacent!!”
NickW906, 1 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Front of hotel is all double glazed and is very quiet.”
343christinej, 22 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Ask for a room at the back and upper floor if you want quiet”
fiby101, 15 Feb 2017 | Read review
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