Holiday Inn Express Waterfront

Edinburgh, United Kingdom

2 K reviews
Excellent city hotel. Close to Edinburgh City. Close to parking areas and public transportation. Awesome vibe.
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  • Wi-Fi
  • Parking
  • Restaurant
  • 24h Service
  • TV
  • Fitness
  • Room
    • Double Bed
    • Radio
    • Central Heating
    • Bathroom
    • Heating (individually regulated)
    • Wheelchair access
    • Internet Access
    • Shower
    • Hairdryer
    • Direct dial telephone
    • Tea/coffee maker
    • Carpeting
    • Satellite/cable TV
    • Air conditioning (centrally regulated)
  • Facility
    • Elevators
    • Laundry Service
    • Hotel Room Safe
    • 24-hour check-in
    • WLAN access
    • Bar(s)
    • Restaurant(s) with high-chairs
    • TV Room
    • Conference Room
    • Public Internet Access
    • Coatroom
  • Food
    • Breakfast Served
    • Breakfast Buffet
    • Continental Breakfast
Britannia Way/Ocean Drive Leith EH6 6JJ Edinburgh
0.7 mi to downtown


This popular hotel is located by the historical harbour of Leith near the 'Ocean Terminal', Edinburgh's newest leisure and shopping destination, as well as the 'Scottish Executive', the 'Royal Yacht Britannia' and many trendy restaurants, bars and boutique stores. Guests can explore Edinburgh's city centre attractions which are less than 2 km and can be reached by the frequent bus service that departs from the front of the hotel every 15 minutes. Edinburgh International Airport is only 15.5 km away and the hotel can be reached in 30 minutes by taxi or 45 minutes via a public bus service.


This hotel was built in 1999. Travellers can enjoy a pleasant stay in one of the 145 rooms. Most storeys can be reached by lift. Services such as a cloakroom and a safe ensure a comfortable stay. Wireless internet access in public areas allows guests to stay connected. Among the culinary options available at the establishment are a restaurant, a dining area, a breakfast room and a bar. Additional facilities at the accommodation include a TV room. Those arriving in their own vehicles can leave them in the car park of the hotel. Facilities include a laundry service.


Each of the rooms is appointed with air conditioning, central heating and a bathroom. The carpeted accommodation units feature a double bed. Guests will also find a tea/coffee station included as standard. Little extras, including internet access, a telephone, a TV, a radio and WiFi, contribute to a great stay. Wheelchair-accessible rooms are also bookable. Amenities in the bathrooms include a shower. A hairdryer is also available. Bathrooms with wheelchair access can also be booked. The establishment offers non-smoking rooms.


Bed and breakfast is bookable. Options include breakfast.


The following credit cards are accepted at the accommodation: American Express, VISA, Diners Club, JCB and MasterCard.


  • Service
    "Fantastic service"

    House staff superb. Exceptional staff. Wonderful reception staff.

    "Efficient, friendly service with a nice reception."

  • Location
    "Great location"

    Bus stop on the doorstep. Fantastic location. Parking excellent.

    "Good location, close to public transport." "Central location with great sightseeing, dining out and shopping." "Great accessibility by car with affordable parking."

  • WiFi
    "Good internet service"

    Excellent Wi-Fi. Free WIFI. Free parking and wifi.

    "Good wifi quality." "Free internet."

  • Vibe
    "Awesome vibe"

    Enjoyable overnight stay. Nice atmosphere. Well appointed rooms.

    "Awesome vibe." "Modern Hotel." "Stylish hotel." "Friendly atmosphere." "Luxurious Hotel." "Good choice for a city trip." "Good for business people."

  • Room
    "Great room"

    Excellent air con. Excellent room. Excellent shower.

    "Tidy, modern rooms with great beds and excellent views." "Bathrooms clean enough and adequately sized." "Decently maintained rooms with okay kitchenettes." "Shower was ok." "A/C and TV are subpar."

  • Breakfast
    "Breakfast is average"

    Excellent hot breakfast. Burnt toast. Dirty mugs.

    "Affordable, fairly tasty breakfasts."

  • Food
    "Food could be better"

    No evening meals. No in-house restaurant. No biscuits.

    "Bad overall dining experience with a bad menu." "Pork dishes are not good." "Side dishes and vegetables are not well rated." "Great snacks and desserts."