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7.8
Very good
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7.6
Very good
Location rating score
Very good location - 2.51 kilometers from city center
Parking
FREE
  • Ocean Terminal190 m
  • Tiso Outdoor Experience230 m
  • Coburg House Art Studios420 m
  • Scottish Design Exchange430 m
  • The Ceramic Experience430 m
  • Kinloch Anderson450 m
  • SS Explorer520 m
  • Old Dock Bar530 m
  • Leith Market550 m
  • The Shore650 m
  • Free Wi-Fi

    Holiday Inn Express Edinburgh Waterfront

    Britannia Way, Ocean Drive, Leith, Edinburgh, United Kingdom, EH6 6LA - See map
    "Hotel lovely area very clean room very clean staff very friendly and a great selection for breakfast defo book this hotel again great price to"
    Mary - January 8, 2019
    Exceptional reputation
    Recommended by 90% of guests
    Excellent cleanliness
    8.3 rating for cleanliness
    Excellent service
    8.3 rating for service
    Very good facilities on premise
    7.8 facilities on premise
    • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

    • Breakfast [free]

    • Daily housekeeping

    • Safety deposit boxes

    • Coffee shop

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    Room comfort score
    7.6/10
    Review score - United States
    8.0/10
    Value for money score
    7.8/10
    Service score
    8.3/10
    Better than
    98
    %
    of Edinburgh properties
    Better than
    98
    %
    of Edinburgh properties
    Better than
    97
    %
    of Edinburgh properties
    Better than
    97
    %
    of Edinburgh properties
    Value for money7.8
    Distance to city center3.0 Km
    Location rating7.6
    Nearest airportEdinburgh Airport (EDI)
    Distance to airport12.0 km

    Rooms available at Holiday Inn Express Edinburgh Waterfront

    7.6
    Very good
    Room comfort & quality
    1 Double Bed Wheelchair Accessible Non-Smoking
    1 Double Bed Wheelchair Accessible Non-Smoking
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    • Room size: 25 m²/269 ft²
    • Non-smoking
    • 1 double bed
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    1 Double Bed With Sofa Bed Non-smoking
    1 Double Bed With Sofa Bed Non-smoking
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    • Room size: 25 m²/269 ft²
    • Non-smoking
    • 1 double bed and 1 sofa bed
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    2 Single Beds Non-smoking
    2 Single Beds Non-smoking
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    • Room size: 25 m²/269 ft²
    • Non-smoking
    • 2 single beds
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    Standard Double Non Smoking
    Standard Double Non Smoking
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    • Room size: 25 m²/269 ft²
    • Shower
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    Guest Room
    Guest Room
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    • Room size: 11 m²/118 ft²
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    Double Bed Room (Sofabed)
    Double Bed Room (Sofabed)
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    • Room size: 12 m²/129 ft²
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    One Bed Room (Sofabed)
    One Bed Room (Sofabed)
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    • Room size: 12 m²/129 ft²
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    Standard Room Non-Smoking
    Standard Room Non-Smoking
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    • Room size: 25 m²/269 ft²
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    1 Double Bed Non-Smoking
    1 Double Bed Non-Smoking
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    • Non-smoking
    • Shower
    • 1 double bed
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    2 single Beds
    2 single Beds
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    What people love about Holiday Inn Express Edinburgh Waterfront

    • 9.6
      Exceptional

      "It's a value for money hotel."

      Sarfaraz

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      September 13, 2016

    • 9.6
      Exceptional
      Breakfast

      "The breakfast is good."

      Chun

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      July 4, 2016

    • 10.0
      Exceptional
      Staff 

      "Very helpful staff"

      Colin

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      November 14, 2018

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    6.4
    Good

    "TV was okay with plenty to watch and good reception."

    A

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    October 2, 2016

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    8 mentions
    Housekeeping
    7 mentions

    What they offer

    9.6
    Exceptional

    "Thank you for your hospitality!"

    Sarfaraz

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    September 13, 2016

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    Reviews of Holiday Inn Express Edinburgh Waterfront from real guests

    Overall rating
    8.6
    Excellent
    From 3203 reviews
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    Agoda Reviews (43)Booking.com Reviews (3159)
    Rating via Agoda7.8
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    Cleanliness8.3
    Facilities7.8
    Location7.6
    Room comfort and quality7.6
    Service8.3
    Value for money7.8
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    9+ Exceptional (12)
    8-9 Excellent (2)
    7-8 Very Good (8)
    6-7 Good (4)
    <6 Below Expectation (5)
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    Mar - May (9)
    Jun - Aug (11)
    Sep - Nov (5)
    Dec - Feb (6)
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    9.2
    Exceptional
    Mrs from United Kingdom
    Couple
    2 Single Beds Non-smoking
    Stayed 2 nights in August 2019

    Family meeting”

    Well appointed hotel, near very interesting area of Edinburgh (Leith), away from the bustle of tourists in the ciy centre. The Festival crowds can be daunting. The bus services were very frequent to the city centre and could take you to any of the attractions easily. If a family wished to travel around the city I would recommend a day ticket which would save finding change everytime you caught a bus. The bus services donot give change. My only criticism of the hotel is the bedrooms are very hot, very comfy beds and cosy, but too hot for us.

    Reviewed August 20, 2019
    9.2
    Exceptional
    Maggie from United Kingdom
    Couple
    1 Double Bed Non-Smoking
    Stayed 3 nights in July 2019

    Great Leith hotel”

    Out of hustle and bustle hotel Great hotel on the outskirts with regular bus services into centre Comfortable airy rooms Great breakfast Loved being close to Ocean terminal

    Reviewed July 13, 2019
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Mary from United Kingdom
    Couple
    1 Double Bed With Sofa Bed Non-smoking
    Stayed 1 night in January 2019

    Lovely clean hotel great location .lovely staff and great selection breakfast”

    Hotel lovely area very clean room very clean staff very friendly and a great selection for breakfast defo book this hotel again great price to

    Reviewed January 08, 2019
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Colin from United Kingdom
    Business traveler
    1 Double Bed Wheelchair Accessible Non-Smoking
    Stayed 1 night in November 2018

    Great little place with fantastic staff”

    Good location if your heading to VFS visa services. Very helpful staff

    Reviewed November 14, 2018
    6.0
    Chee from Singapore
    Family with teens
    1 Double Bed With Sofa Bed Non-smoking
    Stayed 1 night in June 2017

    Above average”

    Hotel is located outskirt of Edinburgh city which is very quiet and we like it that way. There is a harbor nearby if you are interested to look at. Many big cruises and ships.

    Reviewed June 25, 2017
    8.0
    Excellent
    Michael from United Kingdom
    Solo traveler
    1 Double Bed Non-Smoking
    Stayed 1 night in January 2017

    Did the job”

    My stay at Holiday Inn Wxpress Waterfront was ideal: clean, quiet,convenient and with a good breakfast. I'd stay there again.

    Reviewed January 16, 2017
    6.4
    Good
    A from United Kingdom
    Couple
    1 Double Bed Non-Smoking
    Stayed 2 nights in September 2016

    Not a lot for the money”

    One thing to be clear about, the name implies it is on the waterfront. It isn't. It's on the Edinburgh Waterfront complex that consists of a shopping mall and apartments. There are old dock basins close by which can be seen from the upper floors but not immediately adjacent. However, as an Express type hotel, it is okay, nothing special. Good reception staff and a quick check in and a clean room. The bathroom could have done with very minor touching up but it was fine with a decent hot shower. The down-lighting for the surround mirrors wasn't very good for ladies who like to have a bright light for make-up, but the entrance had a big mirror which had better lighting. The room itself was small but adequate, having quiet air-conditioning and a kettle with tea and coffee. However, there was only two tea bags, enough for one drink each, so I phoned reception for room service but was told there wasn't any. I'd have to go down to get more teabags, which I did. The staff were apologetic but it was hotel policy, not their unwillingness. The bed was fine, a small double but comfortable. TV was okay with plenty to watch and good reception. One thing that could have been better was luggage storage. It was woefully inadequate. We had to use the two seater settee to put our bags on. There was also a tiny open cupboard with a few hangers. Breakfast was average. However with only three items on the menu, scrambled egg, sausages and beans, it could have been much better. No bacon, no mushrooms, no tomatoes etc. There were cereals, toast, tea and coffee and fruit juice, so it was just about okay. Finally, car parking. Okay if you get there early but it appeared to get very busy at times with only one space when we arrived on night. So, final verdict. With a shopping mall and the Royal Yacht Brittania attraction across the road and a quiet location, this hotel is fine for a short stay. Nothing special and very overpriced for what you get. But so is the rest of Edinburgh.

    Reviewed October 02, 2016
    9.6
    Exceptional
    Sarfaraz from India
    Business traveler
    2 Single Beds Non-smoking
    Stayed 2 nights in September 2016

    Good trip! ”

    It's a value for money hotel. Nice n clean and the staff there are very courteous and kind. Thank you for your hospitality!

    Reviewed September 13, 2016
    9.6
    Exceptional
    Chun from Canada
    Couple
    2 Single Beds Non-smoking
    Stayed 2 nights in June 2016

    A good hotel with spacious room and affordable price”

    The hotel is located in an area that is a bit far from the city centre. It is close to a bus terminal and a shopping mall. The breakfast is good. the room is large.

    Reviewed July 04, 2016
    7.6
    Very good
    Tan from Vietnam
    Business traveler
    2 Single Beds Non-smoking
    Stayed 2 nights in June 2016

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    Reviewed June 25, 2016
    9.3
    Exceptional
    Gail from United Kingdom
    Couple
    1 Double Bed With Sofa Bed Non-smoking
    Stayed 2 nights in November 2015

    Fab stay nice place”

    Clean relaxed close to city center

    Most injoyable

    Reviewed November 09, 2015
    6.7
    Good
    emad from Kuwait
    Family with young children
    2 Single Beds Non-smoking
    Stayed 3 nights in August 2015

    Hotel is a convenient location near the unclean ac”

    Hotel is a convenient location near the unclean acceptable from shopping complex

    Hotel is a convenient location near the unclean acceptable from shopping complex

    Reviewed August 08, 2015
    4.7
    Willem from Netherlands
    Family with teens
    1 Double Bed With Sofa Bed Non-smoking
    Stayed 2 nights in June 2015

    standard and bit old hotel”

    express formula, no-nonsense

    decent hotel, but a bit old, still clean. Rooms are rather small and price was still pretty high. Enough to do in the neighbourhood, nice shopping mall, restaurants etc.

    Reviewed June 22, 2015
    6.0
    Kay from Hong Kong
    Family with young children
    2 Single Beds Non-smoking
    Stayed 2 nights in April 2014

    Good location friendly staff”

    Good location friendly staff

    Comfortable room clean and spacious Friendly staff

    Reviewed May 07, 2014
    8.0
    Excellent
    Oranuj from Thailand
    Group
    2 Single Beds Non-smoking
    Stayed 1 night in December 2013

    Good hotel”

    Friendly staffs

    It is very convenience for traveling by car. The staffs are quite friendly and very helpful. The room is fine and comfortable. It's clean.

    Reviewed January 21, 2014
    8.0
    Excellent
    Ronnie from United Kingdom
    Couple
    1 Double Bed Wheelchair Accessible Non-Smoking
    Stayed 3 nights in August 2013

    value and comfort”

    transport links, large comfortable quiet room, friendly helpful staff.

    Excellent value for money hotel; the buffet breakfast was adequate and better than some of the more expensive hotels breakfasts.good transport links which was good for us as we were here for the fringe festival;the hotel had a bus stop outside hotel with busses running every 5 mins to centre.

    Reviewed August 30, 2013
    7.0
    Very good
    Dean from United Kingdom
    Group
    1 Double Bed Wheelchair Accessible Non-Smoking
    Stayed 2 nights in August 2013

    Good location for Britannia”

    Location and free carparking

    No major issues, the hotel preformed as expected for a Holiday Inn Express

    Reviewed August 13, 2013
    7.0
    Very good
    Knuth from Germany
    Couple
    1 Double Bed With Sofa Bed Non-smoking
    Stayed 2 nights in May 2013

    decent, no frills”

    acceptable rate and value
    Reviewed May 15, 2013
    9.3
    Exceptional
    Donald from United Kingdom
    Business traveler
    1 Double Bed Wheelchair Accessible Non-Smoking
    Stayed 1 night in January 2013

    One of the best i've staye in”

    Everything, especially the staff, receptionist was a delight - 'can do' type, bedroom great, breakfast great.

    This was the highlight of my year so far. A receptionist who made me feel welcome immediately and proud to be Scottish! For travellers from other countries this is extremely important. I had the best nights sleep for a long time and the breakfast was very tasty. Wifi available in the foyer area with comfortable chairs. Other staff were also helpful. Need I say more, lovely location and for my purpose very close to my business meeting and all booked through agoda .Will certainly stay there again, and expect to be back soon. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed January 20, 2013
    2.0
    Suan from Malaysia
    Couple
    Stayed 1 night in October 2012

    Terrible”

    Terrible

    Pillow sheets were stained , there was a napkin crumpled which fell out when we unravelled one of the towels. Room is well worn. Staff were cold. Been traveling around Scotland for past three weeks staying in various hotels , a couple of holiday inns and I have to say this is a joke. Worst by far.

    Reviewed October 19, 2012
    12
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