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Holiday Inn Express Edinburgh Waterfront
Holiday Inn Express Edinburgh Waterfront
Holiday Inn Express Edinburgh Waterfront
Holiday Inn Express Edinburgh Waterfront
Holiday Inn Express Edinburgh Waterfront
Holiday Inn Express Edinburgh Waterfront
Holiday Inn Express Edinburgh Waterfront

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8.3

Excellent

8,832 reviews

8,832 reviews

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7.8

Very good

Location rating score

Very good location - 2.51 kilometers from city center
Parking
FREE
Popular landmarks
Royal Yacht Britannia 430 m
Calton Hill 2.8 km
Palace of Holyroodhouse 2.9 km
The Real Mary King's Close 3.3 km
Edinburgh Old Town 3.4 km
Royal Mile Street 3.5 km
Camera Obscura and World of Illusions 3.5 km
National Museum of Scotland 3.6 km
Edinburgh Castle 3.6 km
Arthur's Seat 4.0 km
Nearby landmarks
Vitaliteeth Dental Spa 50 m
Red Car Park 140 m
Sir James Young Simpson Monument 160 m
Headhunters Martial Arts Academy 210 m
Clark's Pharmacy 210 m
Tiso Outdoor Experience 230 m
Ocean Terminal 240 m
Car Park D 270 m
Admiralty Street Play Area 280 m
Cruise Liner Terminal 330 m

Holiday Inn Express Edinburgh Waterfront

Britannia Way, Ocean Drive, Leith, Edinburgh, United Kingdom, EH6 6LA - See map

In addition to the standard of IHG Clean Promise, all guests get free Wi-Fi in all rooms and free parking if arriving by car. Conveniently situated in the Leith part of Edinburgh, this property puts you close to attractions and interesting dining options. Don't leave before paying a visit to the famous Edinburgh Castle. This 3-star property is packed with in-house facilities to improve the quality and joy of your stay.

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Highlights

430 meters to Royal Yacht Britannia

Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

Breakfast [free]

Daily housekeeping

Daily housekeeping

IHG Clean Promise

When you’re ready to travel again, we’ll be ready to welcome you

Facilities

Pets allowed

Car park

Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

Front desk [24-hour]

Golf course [on-site]

Luggage storage

Cash withdrawal

Breakfast [free]

Your dates are popular among travelersUsers are booking a place in Edinburgh every 14 minutes on Agoda.com
Value for money8.0
Distance to city center3.0 Km
Location rating7.8
Nearest airportEdinburgh Airport (EDI)
Distance to airport11.8 km

Rooms available at Holiday Inn Express Edinburgh Waterfront

Very good
Room comfort & quality

7.6

1 Double Bed With Sofa Bed Non-smoking
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  • Room size: 25 m²/269 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 sofa bed and 1 double bed
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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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2 Single Beds Non-smoking
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  • Room size: 25 m²/269 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 2 single beds
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1 Double Bed Non-Smoking
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  • Room size: 12 m²/129 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 double bed
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Standard Room Non-Smoking
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  • Room size: 25 m²/269 ft²
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Standard Double Non Smoking
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  • Room size: 25 m²/269 ft²
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  • 1 double bed
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    Quad Superior Room
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        Frequently asked questions

        What time is check-in and check-out at Holiday Inn Express Edinburgh Waterfront?

        Check-in is from 02:00 PM, and check-out is until 11:00 AM. You may request early check-in or late check-out during booking, subject to availability. Guests checking in or out before or after the designated periods may be charged an additional fee.

        How do I get to Holiday Inn Express Edinburgh Waterfront?

        For those who wish to drive their own cars, Holiday Inn Express Edinburgh Waterfront has a car park on site, as well as additional parking nearby if the first car park is full. Parking is available for an additional charge. Self-parking is conveniently available at the hotel.

        Is breakfast offered at Holiday Inn Express Edinburgh Waterfront?

        Start your mornings right, with the continental and buffet breakfast options offered at Holiday Inn Express Edinburgh Waterfront.

        What are my dining options at Holiday Inn Express Edinburgh Waterfront?

        Holiday Inn Express Edinburgh Waterfront features an on-site restaurant for your dining convenience.

        What is the smoking policy at Holiday Inn Express Edinburgh Waterfront?

        Holiday Inn Express Edinburgh Waterfront does not permit smoking in any of its rooms or indoor areas.

        What restaurants are nearby Holiday Inn Express Edinburgh Waterfront?

        Holiday Inn Express Edinburgh Waterfront is located in Leith, famous for good restaurants such as Kitchin, Old Chain Pier and Fishers.

        What popular shopping places are close to Holiday Inn Express Edinburgh Waterfront?

        Holiday Inn Express Edinburgh Waterfront is located in Leith area which features shopping places such as Ocean Terminal, Coburg House Art Studios and Scottish Design Exchange.

        What are popular attractions near Holiday Inn Express Edinburgh Waterfront?

        Guests at Holiday Inn Express Edinburgh Waterfront can easily visit Royal Yacht Britannia, Sir James Young Simpson Monument and Admiralty Street Play Area located in the Leith area.

        What popular natural sightseeing spots are close to Holiday Inn Express Edinburgh Waterfront?

        Holiday Inn Express Edinburgh Waterfront is located in the Leith area, which is famous for natural sightseeing destinations such as Pilrig Park Community Woodland, St Mark's Park Community Woodland and Granton School Community Woodland.

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        What people love about Holiday Inn Express Edinburgh Waterfront

        • 8

          Very good
          Cleanliness

          "Nice and clean ."

          Arthur

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          July 28, 2022

        • 9.6

          Exceptional
          Location

          "This is a good location almost on the river."

          Diane

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          May 8, 2022

        • 8.8

          Excellent
          Location

          "When the tram link is completed, it will be the ideal location for anyone visiting Edinburgh."

          Shaomin

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          April 30, 2021

        Overall rating:

        8.3

        Excellent
        8,832 reviews
        Cleanliness
        8.6
        Facilities
        8.0
        Location
        7.8
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        More about Holiday Inn Express Edinburgh Waterfront

        More about Holiday Inn Express Edinburgh Waterfront

        Holiday Inn Express Edinburgh Waterfront

        Wake up to the wonder of Edinburgh with a stay at Holiday Inn Express Edinburgh Waterfront, located only minutes from the heart of the city. Sampling the authentic culture of Edinburgh is easy with a stay at Holiday Inn Express Edinburgh Waterfront, just 3.5 km from Edinburgh Castle.
        Holiday Inn Express Edinburgh Waterfront provides the best in services and amenities to help make guests feel comfortable. Post your pictures and answer your emails whenever you want, with the hotel's free Wi-Fi internet access. Parking is available and free, provided by the hotel for guests with their own transportation. The helpful staff at the front desk can assist you with services including safety deposit boxes.
        If you want seats to city's best entertainment, you can get help through the hotel's ticket service and tours. In-room conveniences include room service and daily housekeeping, so you can relax and enjoy your stay. The hotel is entirely non-smoking, ensuring a clean air environment.
        Guestrooms are designed to provide an optimal level of comfort with welcoming decor and essential amenities. The hotel provides air conditioning in some rooms for the benefit of guests. The hotel also provides guests with a coffee or tea maker in some rooms. Knowing that bathroom amenities play an important role in increasing guests' satisfaction, the hotel provides a hair dryer in some select rooms.


        Dining and things to do

        Start your vacation days in the best possible way. Your mornings at Holiday Inn Express Edinburgh Waterfront begin with a complimentary breakfast. Wake up bright and energetic in the mornings with a cup of good coffee offered at the cafe right at the hotel.
        Hotel's host of recreational offerings ensures you have plenty to do during your stay. In a competitive mood? Get sporty with your travel group or other guests at the golf course on site in the hotel. Souvenir shopping for yourself or those back home takes no time at all at the souvenir shops.


        Around the property

        Take some time to explore Edinburgh. Engage in the city's best art at Royal Yacht Britannia located 420 m away, where you can learn about the local art scene and buy original works. The most well-known nearby local attraction is Arthur's Seat which is located just about 4.0 km away.

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        Amenities and facilities
        Excellent
        Facilities

        8

        Most talked about facilities

        Breakfast

        8 mentions

        Housekeeping

        7 mentions

        Languages spoken

        • English

        Accessibility

        • Wheelchair accessible

        Internet access

        • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
        • Internet services
        • Wi-Fi in public areas

        Things to do, ways to relax

        • Golf course [on-site]
        • Ticket services
        • Tours

        Cleanliness and safety

        • Anti-viral cleaning products
        • Breakfast takeaway service
        • Cashless payment service
        • Daily disinfection in all rooms
        • Daily disinfection in common areas
        • Face coverings on staff
        • First aid kit
        • Guest rooms seal after sanitization
        • Hand sanitizer
        • Hot water linen and laundry washing
        • Individually-wrapped food options
        • Physical distancing of at least 1 meter
        • Professional-grade sanitizing services
        • Protective screens in common areas
        • Room sanitization opt-out available
        • Rooms sanitized between stays
        • Safe dining setup
        • Sanitized kitchen and tableware items
        • Shared stationery removed
        • Staff trained in safety protocol

        Dining, drinking, and snacking

        • Bar
        • Breakfast [free]
        • Coffee shop
        • Kitchen
        • Restaurants
        • Room service
        • Vending machine

        Services and conveniences

        • Air conditioning in public area
        • Cash withdrawal
        • Contactless check-in/out
        • Daily housekeeping
        • Dry cleaning
        • Elevator
        • Facilities for disabled guests
        • Food delivery
        • Gift/souvenir shop
        • Heating in public area
        • Invoice provided
        • Ironing service
        • Luggage storage
        • Safety deposit boxes
        • Smoke-free property
        • Smoking area

        For the kids

        • Family room

        Access

        • CCTV in common areas
        • CCTV outside property
        • Fire extinguisher
        • Front desk [24-hour]
        • Non-smoking rooms
        • Pets allowed
        • Safety/security feature
        • Security [24-hour]
        • Smoke alarms

        Getting around

        • Car park [charges apply]
        • Car park [free of charge]
        • Car park [nearby]
        • Car park [on-site]

        Available in all rooms

        • Air conditioning
        • Closet
        • Coffee/tea maker
        • Daily housekeeping
        • Desk
        • Free bottled water
        • Hair dryer
        • In-room safe box
        • Ironing facilities
        • Private bathroom
        • Satellite/cable channels
        • Shower
        • Sofa
        • Telephone
        • Toiletries
        • Wi-Fi [free]
        Food and dining
        Breakfast options
        • Continental
        Location
        Britannia Way, Ocean Drive, Leith, Edinburgh, United Kingdom, EH6 6LA
        Very good
        Location

        7.8

        Airports

        • Edinburgh Airport (EDI)
          11.8 km
        • Perth Airport (PSL)
          52.2 km

        Public transportation

        • Edinburgh Train Station
          3.0 km
        • Haymarket Train Station
          4.4 km

        Hospital or clinic

        • Vitaliteeth Dental Spa
          50 m

        Shopping

        • Ocean Terminal
          240 m

        Convenience store

        • Tesco Express
          670 m

        Cash withdrawal

        • ATM on-site
        What's nearby

        Popular landmarks

        • Royal Yacht Britannia
          430 m
        • Calton Hill
          2.8 km
        • Palace of Holyroodhouse
          2.9 km
        • The Real Mary King's Close
          3.3 km
        • Edinburgh Old Town
          3.4 km
        • Royal Mile Street
          3.5 km
        • Camera Obscura and World of Illusions
          3.5 km
        • National Museum of Scotland
          3.6 km
        • Edinburgh Castle
          3.6 km
        • Arthur's Seat
          4.0 km

        Nearby landmarks

        • Vitaliteeth Dental Spa
          50 m
        • Red Car Park
          140 m
        • Sir James Young Simpson Monument
          160 m
        • Headhunters Martial Arts Academy
          210 m
        • Clark's Pharmacy
          210 m
        • Tiso Outdoor Experience
          230 m
        • Ocean Terminal
          240 m
        • Car Park D
          270 m
        • Admiralty Street Play Area
          280 m
        • Cruise Liner Terminal
          330 m
        Distances shown are straight-line distances on the map. Actual travel distances may vary.
        Property policies
        Children and extra beds

        Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose. Please check the individual room capacity for more details.

        All children are welcome.

        Infant 0-5 year(s)
        Stay for free if using existing bedding.
        Baby cot/crib may be requested directly from the property.
        Children 6-17 year(s)
        Stay for free if using existing bedding.
        If you need an extra bed, it will incur an additional charge.
        Guests 18 years and older are considered as adults
        Must use an extra bed which will incur an additional charge.
        Others
        • When booking more than 5 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.
        Some helpful facts

        Check-in/Check-out

        • Check-in from14:00
        • Check-out until11:00

        Getting around

        • Distance from city center3.0 Km
        • Travel time to airport (minutes)40

        The property

        • Non-smoking rooms/floorsYes
        • Number of bars/lounges1
        • Number of floors5
        • Number of restaurants1
        • Number of rooms 169
        • Room voltage240
        • Year property opened1999
        Property announcements

        If booking a Double Room with Sofa Bed and you require the hotel to set up the extra bed, please inform the hotel via the Special Requests box during the booking process.

        Reviews of Holiday Inn Express Edinburgh Waterfront from real guests

        Provided by verified guests of Agoda
        8.1
        /
        10
        Cleanliness8.6
        Facilities8.0
        Location7.8
        Room comfort and quality7.6
        Service8.5
        Value for money8.0
        High score for Edinburgh
        Rating
        9+ Exceptional (15)
        8-9 Excellent (4)
        7-8 Very Good (10)
        6-7 Good (5)
        <6 Below Expectation (6)
        Time of the year
        Mar - May (12)
        Jun - Aug (12)
        Sep - Nov (7)
        Dec - Feb (9)
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        10.0
        Exceptional
        Ian from United Kingdom
        Solo traveler
        1 Double Bed Non-Smoking
        Stayed 1 night in December 2019

        Christmas Markets”

        Have stayed at this Hotel before and found the staff very friendly and helpful. Rooms are up to a good standard and clean . only a short hop on the bus into the city centre. Will be definitely be staying here again in the future. Really good breakfast included.

        Reviewed December 18, 2019

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        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

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        10.0
        Exceptional
        Aaron from Philippines
        Group
        1 Double Bed Wheelchair Accessible Non-Smoking
        Stayed 1 night in December 2019

        Exceptional”

        Hotel lovely area very clean room very clean staff very fRIENDLY, Nice n clean and the staff there are very courteous and kind

        Reviewed January 21, 2020

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        9.6
        Exceptional
        Diane from United Kingdom
        Couple
        1 Double Bed Non-Smoking
        Stayed 1 night in May 2022

        Great Base ”

        This is a good location almost on the river. Due to current roadworks/improvements in the area not that easy to identify immediately. Very clean, welcoming and helpful staff, good breakfast and car parking facilities on site. Unfortunately, a little noisy on the night we stayed with a very very loud snoring person next door - not something the hotel could little or nothing about.

        Reviewed May 09, 2022

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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

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        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

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        8.8
        Excellent
        Shaomin from United Kingdom
        Couple
        1 Double Bed Wheelchair Accessible Non-Smoking
        Stayed 1 night in April 2021

        Excellent”

        This is right next to Ocean Terminal, so good for shopping. When the tram link is completed, it will be the ideal location for anyone visiting Edinburgh. My only problem as someone with reduced mobility was the wet room - the water goes everywhere! But still thoroughly recommended.

        Reviewed April 30, 2021

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        8.4
        Excellent
        YAT from Hong Kong SAR, China
        Family with teens
        2 Single Beds Non-smoking
        Stayed 1 night in October 2020

        High CP value”

        Nice staffs, clean room, free car park

        Reviewed October 25, 2020

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        6.8
        Good
        chris from United Kingdom
        Business traveler
        1 Double Bed Non-Smoking
        Stayed 1 night in December 2020

        Good”

        wanted credit card payment for £1 bag of Crisps!!! no card with me so went hungry, as far as I know £1 coin is legal tender, ridiculous otherwise Ok

        Reviewed December 20, 2020

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        5.2
        Kah from Singapore
        Couple
        1 Double Bed Non-Smoking
        Stayed 4 nights in April 2022

        an unexpected letdown”

        hotel n room are neat n clean. breakfast is also good. construction work nearby makes the neighbourhood dusty. could hea guests next door who talked till 2am. fittings in toilet are of poor quality. toilet holder cannot hold roll. bath soap dispenser dropped off whenever you try to press for soap. Staff were not friendly as what I would expect for this hotel. to top it all, it didn't come cheap.

        Reviewed April 19, 2022

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        9.3
        Exceptional
        Terence from Hong Kong SAR, China
        Group
        Stayed 2 nights in May 2011

        Nice hotel”

        Warm service, clean and tidy room, big breakfast

        The rooms were tidy and clean. The breakfast was big, same holiday inn express standard. The staff was helpful in teaching you where to dine and visit. The bus no. 22 was convenient to get to the city centre and the railway station. The bus no. 35 to Airport takes a long time. Should take 22 then exchange 100 express at the railway station if in a hurry.

        Reviewed June 01, 2011

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        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

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        7.3
        Very good
        Jason from United Kingdom
        Couple
        Stayed 1 night in March 2012

        Ideal location”

        Reasonably priced, clean rooms

        The hotel has a handy location just a few minutes walk from the waterfront at Leith. The rooms are pretty much what you expect from a hotel of this type - clean and comfortable but not particularly spacious or individual. Bathroom was clean, and the shower was good quality. Staff were friendly and efficient, but the breakfast is not that great (though it is thrown in for the price).

        Reviewed March 19, 2012

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        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

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        7.7
        Very good
        Jason from United Kingdom
        Couple
        Stayed 1 night in March 2011

        Fairly typical Holiday Inn Express”

        Location, clean, friendly staff

        The hotel is ideally located next close to the Shore in Leith. The staff were friendly and efficient and the reception area clean and tidy. The room was bigger than we'd expected, and pretty much spotless. The bed was comfortable and the bathroom a decent size with good walk in shower. Free wi-fi was available in the public areas downstairs and the room guide says it is available in some rooms as well - you can buy priority access if required. All in all, a decent hotel in a handy location.

        Reviewed March 12, 2011

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        9.7
        Exceptional
        Jackie from United Kingdom
        Couple
        Stayed 1 night in April 2011

        Great location an great hotel”

        Clean, comfy rooms, great beds and quiet

        Excellent location for shops, restaurants and Edinburgh transport

        Reviewed April 23, 2011

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        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

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        8.7
        Excellent
        SRI from Indonesia
        Family with teens
        Stayed 2 nights in December 2008

        Good stay”

        Location, rooms, services.
        More guest lifts, more quick serving in adding the food/plates/glasses during the breakfast time.

        In particular, everything is excellent, the check-in and check-out is really easy and fast, getting the rooms very quick. The room is clean and quite big enough. The staff are helpful. Very easy to get transportation from/to the hotel. Very close to the such a big mall and other tourists destination. We really enjoy staying in this hotel.

        Reviewed January 07, 2009

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        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

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        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

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