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Rated 4.3 out of 5 by 341 reviewers.
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Room was excellent. Room was very comfortable and the choice for Breakfast was excellent. 18 August 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by excellent service 4th time staying here and did not disappoint ,we arrived over 2 hours before check in time and our room was ready ,receptionist behind the desk couldn't be anymore helpful ,as was the kitchen staff next morning at breakfast time ,overall a great stay already booked here for December (Xmas markets) ,wouldn't stay anywhere else 18 August 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Excellent location The location of this hotel in Leith means that prices are reasonable while the city centre is easily accessed by the number 22 bus which runs approximately every ten minutes. Add to this the high standards of the hotel and you have an excellent combination. 13 August 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Fabulous hotel! As Priority club members we use a lot of different hotels in the IHG. The Express chain is simple and hotels vary alot around the country. We stayed here two nights recently and had a great time! This hotel is very convieniently situated, there is a very good shopping centre just over the road, plenty of restaurants and the new Royal yacht Britannia exhibition. If you want to go into the city use public transport as driving is horrendous! We were welcomed as Priority club members and offered the choice of a free drink and snack at the bar or points. We opted for the drink. We were upgraded to a slightly larger room and had a reasonable view of the Scottish government buildings. The room was clean and comfortable. Breakfast was busy, staff were hard pushed to keep up with demand, but did admirably. The breakfast selection was very good, plenty of choice including hot bacon, sausages, eggs, etc. The staff on the front desk were very welcoming, friendly and helpful, this was in stark contrast to our previous nights stay at a Holiday Inn in Nottingham. 06 August 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Excellent Accommodations The property is at a convenient location on the waterfront - adjacent to the Royal Yacht Brittania. Although it takes a few minutes to get into the city center, it is not bad and the price break for being a few minutes out of the city is well worth it. Room was comfortable and well-appointed. Breakfast was not quite as complete as one might expect at an HIE property in the US, but not bad. Staff was attentive and courteous. The only issues I had with the room were internet and electrical outlets. Internet was a bit erratic and not as fast as would be expected or desired - but it worked. There was a real shortage of electrical outlets available in the room - only one or two and it was inadequate to even get mobile phones charged overnight. Otherwise, a very good place to stay. 06 August 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Location. A great place to stay for my needs. Very friendly and relaxing. First choice of place to stay in Leith. 31 July 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Edinbrugh Yachtie Reception Great service. Spoilt by too soft bed and external street noise. Unable to close window as very hot/warm, but a/c roo noisy. Overall good weekend. 30 July 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 Features outwith the control of the hotel VERY NOISY party at the blocks of flats opposite the hotel till at least 3 a m. hotel cannot control this but a point to consider. 24 July 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by lazy days Very comfortable hotel and great location for exploring Leith and Edinburgh. Staff were very helpful with recommendations for eating places, lots of choice - found a great pub.which used only local produce - fantastic. Free parking (a bonus these days) and express check out. Visited Britannia which was amazing. Only had one night here but this would also be a great base for visiting Edinburgh city centre. 23 July 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Great Staff Had a great visit to Edinburgh and this hotel staff make it very pleasant and all were most helpful. 21 July 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Just what you'd expect Good Location, comfortable and meets all my requirements at a good price. That is why I keep coming back 20 July 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Relaxing Stay Well situated hotel with helpful staff who ensure your stay is the best that it can be. A good large clean breakfast area with adequate seating and a good choice of foodstuff. Good air conditioning in the clean, well maintained rooms. 20 July 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by All that I ask is for you to give us a few choices of whisky all else good We stay here often and like it very much, great for parking and good bus service close by, good staff The one downside with all Holiday Inn Express's that we have stayed in recently is no choice of blended whisky available in the bars, only one blend Bells which is absalutly dreadfull whisky, what a let down for all your travellers from all over the world, good job there is other bars nearby that stock good whisky blends like grouse, whyte and Mackay and loads of others. You do have a few Malt Whisky but that is not what I drink. I do hope you can change this and have some good whisky for sale on our next stay and improve your otherwise good image 19 July 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Great location great stay. The main room was very clean. The hotel has great parking and main transport links run outside the hotel into the center. The breakfast provide was very enjoyable with lots of options to choose from. I would defiantly recommend this hotel to anyone travelling to Edinburgh, especially those travelling by car. 16 July 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by bucket list the hotel location in an area under regeneration ,good shopping mall and lots of local bars and resteraunts. only ten minutes on public transport from edinburgh city center 16 July 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Why stay anywhere else? we once again stayed at the holiday inn for 2 nights and we're not disappointed.The staff were once again first class,the room spotless and quiet,great breakfast,good links to the city center,as the title says,"why stay anywhere else". 15 July 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by family support venue Already written about in earlier comments. Overall a good experience;would use HI Express again based on this experience. 12 July 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Alles I.O. Alles war zu unserer vollsten Zufriedenheit, auch das OCEAN-Center war sehr interresant. Gute Busverbindungen in die Stadt. 12 July 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Hotels & Passports This hotel is a bit concerning. The request for my passport information and I believe there is no data protection. You are already presenting to UK/England upon arrival into the country - 11 July 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Guter Startpunkt für Edinburgh Gute Lage etwas außerhalb der City. Direkte Busanbindung ans Zentrum. Sauber und ordentlich. Etwas viel Trubel beim Frühstück, wenn man die Zeit erwischt an den alle starten. Internetnutzung konnte nicht überprüft werden, da die Seite nach der Registrierung immer wieder den Browser geschlossen hat. Nach 10 Versuchen aufgegeben. Geht in anderen Hotels unkomplizierter. 08 July 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Superb Service The Manager, Charlene, immediately sorted out a small hiccup with the room we were originally allocated and, without being asked, explained that we would not have to pay the full price. This has definitely encouraged us to use this hotel again. 05 July 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 Very comfortable We found this to be an excellent place to stay for our purposes, it is clean and warm and the staff are all friendly and helpful. 03 July 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Express Review The hotel was good with no problems. My only complaint was the standard of the breakfast, but it was as expected hence not a real complaint. 30 June 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Comfortable room, onsite parking and public transport Our room was very comfortable and recently renovated. The room had a window allowing for fresh air rather than needing air-conditioning. The location suited us as we did not want to drive into Edinburgh city. There was onsite parking and a very good local bus service right outside the hotel gate. Although the staff were not discourteous they were not overly welcoming or forthcoming with any advice to first time visitors to Edinburgh. We figured that the majority of guests may have been staying on business rather than leisure thus the generally cool reception. 30 June 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by excellent customer care and facilities stayed at this hotel to visit royal yacht Britannia and Edinburgh we really enjoyed the hotel and experience r 29 June 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Great location for Royal Yacht and Shopping Mall A very pleasant overnight stay. Comfortable room will all the necessary facilities. Reasonable breakfast. Very polite and helpful staff. 28 June 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Pleasant stay Overall a generally pleasant last minute 2 night stay stay, spoilt only by a faulty air conditioning unit which insisted on shutting down whenever it felt like it causing us to have two hot nights with the window open which of course increased the noise levels despite an attempt having been made to fix it. The foreign tour parties getting up on our floor from 5.00am knocking on each others doors and talking loudly, letting their doors slam shut and children crying, did disturb me the first night but not at all the second night and in view of this I would recommend the fitting of quiet closing doors if short stay tour parties is to be the norm for this hotel. Otherwise a great hotel in a good location with excellent staff. 22 June 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Comfort in familiar surroundings. We have stayed at this hotel many times over several years and always there is a warm welcome. It has become a home from home when in Edinburgh. 20 June 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Great Location This was our first visit to Scotland and we just doing a few days in this location. The young girl that check us in was very helpful in getting us a tour ticket and explaining where the buses where and how to get around. We had a rental car but with the city center as busy as it is the public transport worked out far better. Our only issue was just the breakfast.. not a well cooked egg. I know all hotels seem to use the powdered eggs but these were runny every morning. Other than that, it was fine. 17 June 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Top stay We stayed three nights it was clean and staff were brill only downside No Bacon.!!! But well done ! 16 June 2014
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