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Located in Edinburgh (Leith), Holiday Inn Express Edinburgh Waterfront is close to Ocean Terminal Shopping Centre, Royal Yacht Britannia, and Edinburgh Playhouse Theatre. Also nearby are Palace of Holyroodhouse and Easter Road Stadium.
This Edinburgh hotel offers a coffee shop/café and a bar/lounge. Guests are served a complimentary breakfast each morning. Complimentary wireless Internet access is available in public areas. Additional amenities include coffee/tea in the lobby, dry cleaning/laundry services, and a safe deposit box at the front desk. Guest parking is complimentary. This is a smoke-free property.
The 145 air-conditioned guestrooms at Holiday Inn Express Edinburgh Waterfront include coffee/tea makers and hair dryers. Pillow menus are available. Guests can use the in-room complimentary wireless high-speed Internet access. 32-inch LED TVs are equipped with digital channels. All accommodations provide desks and direct-dial phones. Bathrooms offer showers and complimentary toiletries. In addition, housekeeping is offered daily and amenities available on request include irons/ironing boards.
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"Nice hotel, close to shopping center"
It is good choice for family vacation, which the hotel offers good breakfast, comfort room bed and clean room. My family had a great time to stay at this hotel.Genuine Expedia guest review
Response by Holiday Inn Express Edinburgh Waterfront Dear Harrison, Many thanks for posting this review of your recent stay. I'm delighted that you found your room to be comfortable and clean and that you and your family had a great stay with us. I hope that we may have the opportunity to welcome you back the next time that you visit Edinburgh. Kind regards, Andrew General Manager
The staff was fantastic. Very friendly and helpful. I would stay here again.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Enjoyable stay but room in need of some minor repairs and new carpet. Would stay againGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Hotel staff were excellent and always very helpful. Room was cramped with bed and creaky sofa bed. Stayed in other Holiday Inn Express hotels and have not experienced this before. Other than that we could not fault the hotelGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"FIRM BEDS & FIRMER PILLOWS"
Pleasant hotel although breakfast very busy. Room ok apart from firmness of beds and pillows - not comfortable. We joined friends staying at a local B&B for breakfast and it was a sea of traquility and proper full scottish breakfast and cheaper.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Very close to Britannia ship and good bus service to centre of townGenuine Expedia guest review
"Convenient location, good public transport to town"
Efficient check in. Breakfast adequate. Good choice of restaurants Ocean TerminalGenuine Expedia guest review
"Nice location and decent hotel"
Decent hotel and clean room. Breakfast was average. Not a great selection of food.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Good quality at good prices..."
Reasonable hotel at a convenient location if you are going into a cruise. Otherwise, a litle bit far from the city center.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"A good choice, slightly away from all the busyness"
This hotel is a good choice, away from all the busyness of Edinburg. Very clean, good service, good breakfast included, reasonably priced. I would stay here again.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Edinburgh by the sea"
Good location.Enjoyed visiting The Royal Yacht Brittania, literally across the road !!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"good 'budget' hotel."
no sea view - despite it being on the waterfront ! good location. good car park - but not enough spaces !Genuine Expedia guest review
"VERY NICE HOTEL. I COULD RECOMEND AND WOULD."
ROOM PERFECT. BREAKFAST : - NO ORANGE JUICE AS IT HAD RUN OUT . TOOK THE TROPICAL INSTEAD BUT THIS WAS WATERED DOWN. NO SEMI SKIMMED MILK JUST FULL CREAM. AFTER WE HAD OUR BREAKFAST ORANGE JUICE APPEARED AND ALSO SEMI SKIMMED MILK AFTER ONE OF THE STAFF WENT TO A LOCAL SHOP.Genuine Expedia guest review
Nice hotel in a convenient location. Close to Royal Yacht Britannia. Its a BnB, so you can get dinner delivered to the hotel. Staff very helpful with providing us meal options and provided us with cutlery and plates.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Good pleasant staff."
The staff allowed us to eat our own meals in the diner room in the lobby. The room was a little bit too small for three people. Good breakfast.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Great budget hotel"
Really liked this budget hotel and the staff where really friendful and helpful. The free breakfast offered excellent choice of hot and cold food and suited all the family. This hotel is in a great location, close to Leith's waterfront and has bus stops right outside affording easy access to all areas of Edinburgh. I would recommend and will be visiting […] again. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
We arrived before check in time but our room was ready so we got in right away. We found the service very good and everyone very helpful. The location is ideally suited for travelling into the city centre because the buses stop just outside and they are frequent. Breakfast was good, with a small selection of hot dishes as well as cereals, fruit, rolls, […] toast etc. All in all we had an enjoyable stay. Very good budget hotel. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
All we where looking for, clean, good value and excellent staffGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"No I shall not give a title"
Very helpful staff. Sorry - I took the trouble to answer and do not want to be bothered with being asked for more. Wish the central IT staff had the same sense of curtesy as the Hotel staff did. I shall never answer any of your questionairres again. Nor use any of your hotels. Pity, good staff, fine Hotels. Entirely put off by the marketing/IT arrogant […] requests. Goodbye. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Great hotel and location"
Even though the hotel is quite a distance from the city centre it's great for the Ocean Terminal mall with it's shops and cinema and eating places. Also the fantastic Royal Britannia yacht tour - well worth a visit. There is also good bus connections to the city centre. The hotel is clean, decent sized bedrooms, good buffet breakfast and very friendly […] staff. Will be back again. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Great short break Hotel."
The Hotel was very clean,tidy and the staff were first class, the food at breakfast was hot and plenty to eat. The Hotel was not in the centre but there was a bus stop at the front of the Hotel, the bus journey to the centre was about 15 mins. The Hotel; was close to many restaurants and minutes walk from a shopping centre. We have stayed at this Hotel […] before and would certainly stay again. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Good value, close to transit and major attractions"
Overall it was a pleasant enough experience, the staff are very friendly and the atmosphere quite homely. The rooms are a bit on the small side but I expected that to be the case. The breakfast was satisfactory , but the scrambled eggs had way too much milk added to them !Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Had a relaxing stay at the hotel. Room was clean and staff were pleasant. There's a bus stop right in front of the hotel that takes you to the city center, very convenient.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"handy for main attractions"
room was a bit small when the sofa was changed into the childs bed and breakfast was a bit basic but for price paid through travel agent was probably acceptableGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"easy access to all tourist sights"
Very enjoyable and good location, easy bus access to princes street. Very clean and friendly and helpful staffGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Excellent value for money, and unlike other budget hotels, a hot breakfast is included in the price. The location is very good, close to Ocean Terminal, Brittania and the lively Water of Leith area, with a frequent bus service to the city centre on the doorstep. It was ideal for our stay to visit family in the area. The only slight issue was that for […] me, the bed was very hard, as I have joint problems, but this is personal preference. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Great for a short break with or without children"
Staff very friendly and helpful .nic e atmosphere.Genuine Expedia guest review
"A wee break"
Enjoyed our staff. Breakfast was excellent. The room did have a smell as though someone had been heavily smoking in it but other than that it was very good.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Nice and quite surrounding area"
Comfortable, assistant manager was extremely friendly and helpful. would love to go to Edinburgh and stay in Hollliday InnGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Worth going back i suppose"
Basic hotel. Small family room, very cramped. No drawers or storage for anything, so clothes and bags on top of tables and on floor. No toiletries either. Breakfast very basic, no eggs, bacon, fried bread, mushrooms etc. the usual you'd expect from a buffet breakfast. Staff were very miserable. Upon checking out i just got a grunt when handing my keycard […] back. Instead of maybe a 'how was your stay', or even a 'thankyou goodbye, come again sir'. Bit dissapointed really. Good job edinburgh is so fantastic to make up for hotel. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Simple but very comfortable and reliable"
Stayed during the Edinburgh festival so was always going to be expensive but the reception were quick and helpful. The hotel made for an easy going, convenient and very comfortable stay. One bus runs from just outside the hotel and takes you right into the centre of town. Will continue to stay in Holiday Inn's if the service is a reliable is this o […] ne. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Just what I expected for the price I paid. Excellent location for visitors to Leith itself and for Edinburgh if you don't mind a short bus trip. Buses were only £1.40 each way and covered a large area. Journey by bus to/from airport still only £1.40 but takes 1.5 hours. We enjoyed the opportunity to relax and sightsee on the way back to the airport. Hotel […] twin room was adequate but not spacious. Carpets need cleaning but we often find this in many busy hotels. Clever bathroom door also acts as toilet door allowing separate use of shower and sink. Good tea/coffee facilities and extra supplies provided after leaving a 'please' note. Reception staff very helpful and accommodating. Plenty of choice at breakfast and plenty of time during which to visit the restaurant. Some restaurant staff obviously not happy at work. I dare you to ask for something! Overall good value for money and perfect location. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"On the fringe of town"
Pretty good, bus stop right outside hotel and buses every 5 minutes into townGenuine Expedia guest review
"Rest and be thankful"
Somewhere to rest our weary heads and a good breakfast. Clean tidy and well looked after.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Very handy for Ocean Terminal"
We had a short stay in Holiday Inn Express, and found the experience very satisfying. First Class Reception Staff, particularly the Manager on duty on Saturday 30th June. We will certainly use Hotels.com and Holiday Inn Express in the future.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Hotel and staff were of excellent quality. Bus stop right outside very handy for getting around the city.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Kids stay free"
Great hotel kids stay for free, close to Edinburgh CastleGenuine Expedia guest review
close to cruise trminalGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Good location free parking"
Hotel is well located with new shopping centre across the road which has a good selection of resturants and shops. Rooms are a good size but need redecorating, Breakfast was adequate buffet style, no bacon or fried eggs though, reception was friendly and helpfull, Excellent bus service into the city including Majestic bus tours just a 2minute walk away. […] A good experience overall Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"excellent bus service could leave the car"
We had a really good weekend the hotel was comfortable and clean the bed was lovely, the breakfast was good though I would have prefered bacon to sausage but just my preference, the yogurt was delicious.We were able to leave the car in the safety of the car park because the bus service was so good.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Holiday Inn Express at Ocean Terminal"
We spent another two nights in what has become our regular Edinburgh hotel. We use this hotel as we can leave the car for the duration of our stay and use the buses. It is easy to get to any part of Edinburgh from there. The first night the rooms were very cold but reception soon organised fan heaters for us. As always the hotel was clean, the staff […] very freindly and the breakfast was good. We will use the hotel again when next visiting Edinburgh. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Calcutta Cup Weekend!!"
The hotel was very pleasant and under normal circumstances would be good value for money. Unfortuneately, owing to the highly popular weekend, the accomodation was over-priced. My only real criticism.Genuine Expedia guest review
Stayed at this hotel several times before. Good location (Leith) with ample parking. Beds could do with renewing, but everything else is fine. Quick checkin and out. Friendly, helpful staff. Decor renewed last year. Very clean. Good value for money when we stayed, but price varies depending on demand. Beakfast included and is ok with small cooked selection […] (sausage, egg and beans) and other continental self service. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Good Short Stay"
WE had used this hotel on a previous occasion the purpose being similar in that we were visting Edinburgh decided to make a 2 day visit so this hotel for our purposes is ideal.Away from the city but convenient with public transport arelatively good location close to the Ocean Terminal shopping complex which is reasonably attractive it is much quieter […] than the main shoppoing areas of Proncest/st James Centre. The hotel is comfortable, staff were pleasant in our dealings and the breakfast provided in the rate package is quite ample. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Would stay here again"
Friendly efficient staff made us welcome upon arrival after a long journey. We were checked in speedily and made aware of where breakfast would be served. The room was clean and comfortable although i was expecting more products in the bathroom having stayed in this hotel chain before. As we were here on a weekend the hotel was very busy so some noise […] could be heard from other guests. The best thing about this hotel is the location, straight across the road from Ocean Terminal shopping centre and within walking distance of some good reataurants. Public transport runs frequently from Ocean Terminal to the city centre. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Nice location and neat hotel"
Surrounding bars and restaurants were lovely. We got a good deal but don't think it is worth the room rate advertisedGenuine Expedia guest review
A convenient hotel, very close to Ocean Centre and buses into Edinburgh City we literally 2mins away (and only £1.30!!). Staff friendly and helpful. Breakfast was more than adequate. A fair walk from The Shore and Commercial Street the main drags for restaurants, along a cobbled road not particularly well lit, but worth it when you get there.Genuine Expedia guest review
"edinburgh by the water"
enjoyed our one night stay with three children - the staff were very accomodating arranging an extra bed in our room at short notice - thankyou! - the only negatives would be that the sofa bed was really uncomfortable and despite the breakfast being included in the room cost, being a coeliac not much that l could eat on my special diet.Very close to […] restaurants and shops and overall a lovely relaxing stay. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Good hotel with frequent connection to city centre"
This Holiday Inn Express is located at a very convenient location, with frequent buses to various parts of the City. Enjoyed the short stay. Being close to Ocean terminal Shopping Mall allows you to select multiple type of cuisines.Genuine Expedia guest review
Not the greatest neighborhood as there's not a lot going on, but it's £7 in a taxi to the centre of town, the staff are lovely, and the hotel is clean and comfortable.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
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