Holiday Inn Express Edinburgh Waterfront

Britannia Way, Ocean Drive, Edinburgh, United Kingdom, EH6 6JJ  show map
 3 stars
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Holiday Inn Express Edinburgh Waterfront

Free Wi-Fi

Free Wi-Fi in rooms

Parking

Paid parking

Luggage storage
Late check-in/ -out
Food/ Drinks

Bar/ Lounge area

Restaurant buffet

Cafe

Coffee shop

Laundry
TV

Flat-screen TV

Elevator

Overview

Holiday Inn Express Edinburgh Waterfront is a 3-star property situated about 2.8 km from Hanover Fine Arts, Palace of Holyroodhouse and National Museum of Scotland. Offering accommodation in a 5-story contemporary building, the hotel was remodeled in 2003.

The ideal location makes ramparts, monuments and a castle easily reachable. It is about 4 km away from the center of Edinburgh.

The vicinity of hills and a harbour as well as quick access to a zoo, bars and a stadium set the hotel apart.

Holiday Inn Express Edinburgh Waterfront can be reached in 15 minutes by car from Turnhouse airport.

Rooms

With a sweeping view over the garden, 145 rooms offer television, climate control, central heating, wireless internet and double glazed windows along with a private bathroom featuring a hairdryer, a shower and complimentary toiletries. Some rooms feature views over Holyrood Park. In-room self-catering facilities include coffee/tea makers and an electric kettle.

Eat & Drink

A hot cold buffet breakfast is served daily. The relaxing bar serves a selection of spirits, wines and ales. Serving both food and drinks, Water of Leith Cafe Bistro and The Kitchin are situated around 450 meters from the property.

Services

Dry cleaning, 24-hour reception and laundry as well as a storage room, free parking and currency exchange are available for guests' use.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for free.

Guest Parking

Free public parking is possible on site.

The staff at the hotel speaks English, Czech, Hungarian, Polish.

Number of floors:   5.  Number of rooms:   145.

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Facilities

General

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Paid parking
  • Late check-in/ -out
  • 24-hour reception
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Air conditioning in public areas
  • Safe deposit box
  • Smoke detectors
  • No pets allowed
  • Lobby
  • Coffee shop
  • Currency exchange
  • Luggage storage
  • Elevator
  • Rooms/ Facilities for disabled

Services

  • Dry cleaning
  • Laundry
  • Newspaper service
  • Tours/Ticket assistance

Dining facilities

  • Bed and breakfast
  • Continental breakfast
  • Restaurant buffet
  • Lobby bar
  • Cafe
  • Coffee/ Tea in lobby

Meeting facilities

  • Business center
  • Meeting room
  • Business services
  • Fax/Photocopying

Children's facilities

  • Cribs available

Leisure facilities

  • Leisure/ TV room
  • Television in lobby

Room facilities

  • Free Wi-Fi in rooms
  • In-room air conditioning
  • Individual heating
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Dressing area
  • Sofa bed
  • Wardrobe
  • Ironing facilities
  • In-room desk

Bathroom

  • Shared bathroom
  • Steam shower
  • Room toiletries
  • Hair dryer

Bedroom

  • Pillow menu

Media

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable/ Satellite television
  • Direct dial telephone
  • CD player
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor

Policies

Check-in

  • from  2 pm

Check-out

  • until  11 am

Children and extra beds

  • All children under the age of 18 may stay free of charge when using existing bedding. 
  • All children under the age of 2 may stay for free in a crib. 
  • There are no extra beds provided in a room. 

How to reach hotel

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Hotel Address:

Britannia Way, Ocean Drive, Edinburgh, United Kingdom, EH6 6JJ

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City Center
  • Edinburgh
    3.3 km
Airports
  • Turnhouse (EDI)
    11.8 km
  • Dundee (DND)
    53.5 km
Train Stations
  • Edinburgh Waverley station
    3.1 km
  • Bus stop
    700 m
Restaurants
  • Water of Leith Cafe Bistro (cuisine: French, British)
    400 m
  • The Kitchin
    460 m
Ski areas
  • Midlothian Ski Centre
    3.2 km
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  2 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  11 am
  • Number of floors:
    5
  • Number of rooms:
    145

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Rooms and availability

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Twin Room
Bed type: 2 Single beds or Double bed or Double bed or Twin beds
Size: 12 m²
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    How to reach hotel

    hotel Holiday Inn Express Edinburgh Waterfront Edinburgh location
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    Hotel Address:

    Britannia Way, Ocean Drive, Edinburgh, United Kingdom, EH6 6JJ

    Get directions
    City Center
    • Edinburgh
      3.3 km
    Airports
    • Turnhouse (EDI)
      11.8 km
    • Dundee (DND)
      53.5 km
    Train Stations
    • Edinburgh Waverley station
      3.1 km
    • Bus stop
      700 m
    Restaurants
    • Water of Leith Cafe Bistro (cuisine: French, British)
      400 m
    • The Kitchin
      460 m
    Ski areas
    • Midlothian Ski Centre
      3.2 km
    Hotel information
    • Check-in:
      from  2 pm
    • Check-out:
      until  11 am
    • Number of floors:
      5
    • Number of rooms:
      145

    Hotel Awards

    UKHOTEL AWARDSRecommendedEdinburghHoliday Inn Express Edinburgh Waterfront

    According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as
    Hotels Recommended by Guests in United Kingdom

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    What's nearby

    Tourist attractions

    • Wasps Artists Studios - 2.2 km
    • Doggerfisher Art Gallery - 2.3 km
    • Edinburgh Printmakers - 2.4 km
    • Edinburgh Playhouse - 2.5 km

    Places of interest

    • Royal Yacht Britannia - 200 m
    • The Royal Yacht Britannia Shop - 200 m
    • The Scotch Malt Whiskey Society - 700 m
    • Lothian Border Fire Brigade Club - 1.7 km
    • Elm Row Bus Stop - 2.3 km
    • St Mary's Metropolitan Cathedral - 2.4 km
    • Walkabout Inn - 2.4 km

    Shopping areas

    • Ocean Terminal - 100 m
    • Newhaven Heritage Museum - 1.1 km

    Amusement

    • Brewsters Inns - 900 m
    • Mecca Bingo - 1.2 km
    • Johnny's Amusements - 1.3 km

    Monuments and Landmarks

    • Royal Yacht Britannia - 200 m
    • Royal Botanic Garden - 2.5 km

    Museums

    • Britannia, The Royal Yacht - 300 m
    • Newhaven Heritage Museum - 1.1 km
    • Inverleith House - 2.1 km
    • Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh - 2.2 km

    Parks

    • Victoria Park - 1.0 km
    • Inverleith House - 2.0 km
    • Lochend Park - 2.5 km

    Theaters

    • Northern Light Stage & Technical Services Ltd - 900 m

    Local attractions

    • Leith - 2.2 km
      Edinburgh EH6Scotland
    • New Town - 2.3 km
      EdinburghScotland
    • Calton Hill - 2.7 km
      off Regent Road, Edinburgh
    • Mansfield Place Church - 2.3 km
      East London Street, Edinburgh
    • Royal Botanic Garden - 2.5 km
      The Garden, Edinburgh

    Near the hotel

    • Ocean Terminal - 130 m
      Ocean Drive, Edinburgh

      Restaurants nearby

      • Water of Leith Cafe Bistro - 400 m

        Address: 52 Coburg St
        Phone: 0131 555 2613

        77% likes this, based on 355 reviews
        Cuisine: French, British

      • Mithas - 510 m

        Address: 7 Dock Place
        Phone: 0131 554 0008

        81% likes this, based on 312 reviews
        Cuisine: Indian
        Price Range: CAD 50 - CAD 164

      • The Kitchin - 460 m

        Address: 78 Commercial Quay
        Phone: 0131 555 1755

        78% likes this, based on 961 reviews
        Price Range: CAD 69 - CAD 269

      • Martin Wishart - 660 m

        Address: 54 The Shore
        Phone: 013-1553-3557

        81% likes this, based on 475 reviews
        Cuisine: French

      Hotel information
      • Check-in:
        from  2 pm
      • Check-out:
        until  11 am
      • Number of floors:
        5
      • Number of rooms:
        145

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      Holiday Inn Express Edinburgh Waterfront Reviews

      Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Holiday Inn Express Edinburgh Waterfront

      Average guest rating

      7.4out of 10
      Very good
      Based on 138 reviews

      Guest reviews

      • Family with children
        7.8

        the hotel was very handy for buses into the city and very good for shopping

      • Older travelers
        10.0

        location, comfort, nice people, and a wonderful breakfast eaten in an unhurried manner

      • Group of friends
        9.6

        Good location for the price, close to city bus routes

      • Older travelers
        6.6

        Great Location - very close to the Ocean Terminal, shops, restaurants; bus stop right at the door to get into Edinburgh. Room was a good size with a large comfortable bed.

        Very expensive "cheap" hotel - we paid £230+ for two nights for a room with a plastic shower curtain in a tiny bathroom and a basic (really basic!) breakfast

      • Older travelers
        6.2

        comfortable bed and pillows, large powerful shower

        walls very thin. Could hear man next door snoring all night long and very loudly!!. Breakfast poor choice compared to Premier Inn. Value poor compared to Premier Inn. would not normally pay £100 for a night given a choice. You only got the business because all the other budget chain hotels were booked up. Asked for double room and was given twin

      • Group of friends
        5.8

        Staff was very friendly and helpful.

        I had expected a higher standard for the money I paid. The variety at breakfast was a bit poor and guests are required to clean the table after breakfast themselves, so they were not really clean but disgusting.

      • Older travelers
        6.6

        Location was very good for local restaraunts and bars plus shopping centre and Royal Yacht Brittania. Used bus into town, easy and cost effective.

        Needs a refit, very tired and tatty in a lot of places. Good overall so still happy with choice.

      • Older travelers
        7.8

        Only there for one night but found it pleasant and relaxing.Very good value for money and the breakfast was very good,especially the sausages!

      • Older travelers
        10.0

        Ease of getting into city center from hotel by bus, being able to leave the car once checked in

      • Older travelers
        10.0

        Location,functionality of hotel.Clean & handy

      • Single
        7.0

        Staff were very friendly

        Bit grubby, lifts were dirty and grubby

      • Group of friends
        10.0

        Great location for shopping in Leith and a short bus ride to Princess Street.

      • Older travelers
        7.8

        Proximity to Royal Yacht Brittania and good public transport to City

        Breakfast was average but ok for the price.

      • Older travelers
        7.8

        Thought that the breakfast was quite limited in what was available. Addition of bread rolls, ham and cheese would have helped.

      • Couple
        8.2

        price very good. quick check-in & check-out, room always perfect, simpaty of the staff.

        parking in the hotel isn't enough for all clients, but they have other park on the other side of the road

      How to reach hotel

      hotel Holiday Inn Express Edinburgh Waterfront Edinburgh location
      Show big map »

      Hotel Address:

      Britannia Way, Ocean Drive, Edinburgh, United Kingdom, EH6 6JJ

      Get directions
      City Center
      • Edinburgh
        3.3 km
      Airports
      • Turnhouse (EDI)
        11.8 km
      • Dundee (DND)
        53.5 km
      Train Stations
      • Edinburgh Waverley station
        3.1 km
      • Bus stop
        700 m
      Restaurants
      • Water of Leith Cafe Bistro (cuisine: French, British)
        400 m
      • The Kitchin
        460 m
      Ski areas
      • Midlothian Ski Centre
        3.2 km
      Hotel information
      • Check-in:
        from  2 pm
      • Check-out:
        until  11 am
      • Number of floors:
        5
      • Number of rooms:
        145

      Hotel Awards

      UKHOTEL AWARDSRecommendedEdinburghHoliday Inn Express Edinburgh Waterfront

      According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as
      Hotels Recommended by Guests in United Kingdom

      Use Badge