Holiday inn Express Edinburgh-Waterfront, Leith, Edinburgh

Britannia Way, Ocean Drive Leith EH6 6JJ
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  • 500,000+ travellers away in 2016
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TripAdvisor Traveller Rating
Based on 1491 Reviews
4.0

Recommended for

  • Good for shopping
  • Great service
  • No frills
  • Quiet
  • Family friendly

Hotel Info

Overview

Welcome to the Holiday inn Express Edinburgh Waterfront ® offering complimentary breakfast, air conditioning, great value rates, free parking (see Parking Information below) & a superb location for exploring this charming and fascinating city.The Express by Holiday Inn 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 fromm the city centre.The Express By Holiday Inn Edinburgh Waterfront has good parking (see Parking Information below) & 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 & galleries. Features of the Holiday inn Express Edinburgh Waterfront include free parking (see Parking Information below), licensed bar, air conditioning and high speed wi-fi internet access in public areas & guestrooms, meeting space, excellent transport links & a warm welcome for our guestsAnnouncementsWe're now fully air conditioned! Our public areas are being refurbished in 2009. Check back soon for the latest information. We look forward to unveiling our contemporary new look!

At a Glance

Board basis explained

Board basis explained

...means that included in the price are all main meals, most drinks, which tend to be local varieties available during bar opening hours.

...means that breakfast, lunch and evening meals, are included in the price.

...means that your breakfast and evening meal is included in the price. In some cases you can choose to receive lunch instead of breakfast - the hotel will confirm this upon arrival.

...means that breakfast is included in the price.

...means that no meals or drinks are included in the price, but you will be provided with catering facilities in your accommodation to cook light meals.

...means that no meals or drinks are included in the price.

  • Nearest airport
  • Time zone UK + 0 Hour
  • Currency £ Pounds Sterling
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Facilities

Hotel facilities

Wifi

  • Internet access - wireless
  • Free WiFi - Public Areas

Food & Drink

  • Bar / Lounge
  • Free breakfast
  • Restaurant

Services & Shops

  • Business services
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Currency exchange
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service

General Info

  • Photocopy machines
  • Number of floors 5
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Total number of rooms 145
  • Check-in time starts 2:00 PM
  • Conference center
  • Check-out by 11:00 AM
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Number of buildings/towers 1
  • Pets accepted
  • Elevator/lift

Parking

  • Parking

Room facilities

Room Amenities

  • In-room safe
  • Clock radio
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Hair dryer

Internet, TV & Phone

  • Satellite television service

Rooms & Comfort

  • Sofa bed
  • Desk
  • Air conditioning

Bath & Shower

  • Private bathroom
  • Nearest airport
  • Time zone UK + 0 Hour
  • Currency £ Pounds Sterling
  • Plug

Why book With AlphaRooms?

  • No booking fees
  • Includes taxes and charges
  • Proudly operating for 18 years
  • 500,000+ travellers away in 2016
  • 'Best Hotel Booking Website' 2016 & 17
TripAdvisor Traveller Rating
Based on 1491 Reviews
4.0

Recommended for

  • Good for shopping
  • Great service
  • No frills
  • Quiet
  • Family friendly
TripAdvisor Traveller Rating
Based on 1491 Reviews
4.0

Recommended for

  • Good for shopping
  • Great service
  • No frills
  • Quiet
  • Family friendly

At a Glance

Board basis explained

Board basis explained

...means that included in the price are all main meals, most drinks, which tend to be local varieties available during bar opening hours.

...means that breakfast, lunch and evening meals, are included in the price.

...means that your breakfast and evening meal is included in the price. In some cases you can choose to receive lunch instead of breakfast - the hotel will confirm this upon arrival.

...means that breakfast is included in the price.

...means that no meals or drinks are included in the price, but you will be provided with catering facilities in your accommodation to cook light meals.

...means that no meals or drinks are included in the price.

Location

Attractions Nearby

  • Ocean Terminal Shopping Centre 0.26 miles
  • Royal Yacht Britannia 0.28 miles
  • Edinburgh Port 0.47 miles
  • Newhaven Heritage Museum 0.60 miles
  • Easter Road Stadium 1.24 miles
  • Inverleith House 1.47 miles
  • Edinburgh Playhouse Theatre 1.51 miles
  • Omni Centre Edinburgh 1.52 miles
  • Royal Botanic Garden 1.57 miles
  • Calton Hill 1.60 miles
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Resort Info

Leith, Edinburgh

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Reviews

Holiday inn Express Edinburgh-Waterfront Reviews

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating
Based on 1491 Reviews
4.0

Recommended for

  • Good for shopping
  • Great service
  • No frills
  • Quiet
  • Family friendly

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8/10 Great

14 December 2015

Good hotel

Good hotel and easy enough to get to on the bus. Staff were friendly and helpful.

The best thing about my stay was...

Helpful staff
6/10 Good

16 November 2015

Hotel

Great hotel very easy to get to

The best thing about my stay was...

Bus stop outside the hotel
8/10 Great

23 April 2014

short stay

stayed for two nights in feb perfect for what we wanted

The best thing about my stay was...

location
8/10 Great

22 February 2014

short stay

stayed here in feb 14 found the room a bit cold as there was only air-con in the rooms. I went to reception and was instantly given an electric rad- happy days -breakfast was basic but sufficient (could do with a bit of bacon on the menu!) All in all would recommend.

The best thing about my stay was...

the staff.
10/10 Amazing

03 September 2013

Brilliant experience

We found the staff to be very friendly and helpful, could not do enough to help us with directions or finding a place to eat. Room was very clean again staff lovely. Great location for visiting Edinburgh and family we were given help to hire a car.

The best thing about my stay was...

Friendly people great location
8/10 Great

22 November 2011

our prefered hotel when staying in Edinburgh

This hotel is in a convenient location for North Edinburgh with good transport links to the city centre. Staff are very friendly and helpful. The rooms are of a good standard which is what you would expect from Holiday Inn Express. At busy times car parking can be tight although there is parking nearby the hotel. This is our prefered hotel during our frequent visits to Edinburgh.

The best thing about my stay was...

Good value for money for Edinburgh
8/10 Great

17 November 2011

Marathon stay over

Nice clean rooms good choice of breakfast

The best thing about my stay was...

Shops n restaurants close by
10/10 Amazing

26 August 2011

excellent

Visiting the Edinburgh Festival and the tattoo my friend and I booked this hotel as it was considerably cheaper than staying in the town centre. The Holiday Inn is situated opposite an excellent new shopping mall and the Royal Yacht Britannia - a must visit. The 22 bus runs every 5 minutes from outside the hotel to Princes Street, single journey £1.30, all day ticket £3.20. Buses run 24/7. The hotel staff could not have been more helpful and pleasant. The whole place is spotless. Rooms are modern, functional and look newly decorated. I was surprised the room had an old style tv as opposed to flat screen. Tea and coffee facilities are in each room as is a hairdryer. Bedding spotless, beds very comfortable, pillows hard. Excellent en suite shower room, towels old and tatty. Buffet breakfast included in room rate, adequate but not amazing. Free parking at hotel. A very good stay. I would certainly recommend this hotel and will use it again if I am in Edinburgh.

The best thing about my stay was...

Pleasant staff and transport links
8/10 Great

20 July 2011

Great room, breakfast adequate

We were allocated one of the disability-friendly rooms, although we hadn't requested one. The room was much bigger than the one we had stayed in on a previous visit to the same hotel, and basically in a better condition too. Breakfast was ok, but the arrangement of the buffet does not make it easy to negotiate your way round carrying a tray.

The best thing about my stay was...

Size and location of the room
6/10 Good

02 March 2011

good 3 star hotel in good location

have stayed at this hotel many times. location great. freindly staff. its a well run hotel

The best thing about my stay was...

the location