Rated 4.4 out of 5 by 305
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Hubbc Great easy base when visiting Edinburgh
I have stayed here 3 times now with my partner and we have always found the hotel to be consistent in overall comfort and the level of service from staff. It is great value, rooms are very comfortable, the breakfast is lovely ad the location is great, not too far to walk into the city or buses run every few minutes from right outside. Free parking on site is a great bonus too.
06 January 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Katbeno great location,good value
Stayed for three nights in this comfortable good value hotel. The location was great with a bus stop right outside to get into the city centre. Also plenty of bars, restaurants and an indoor shopping centre within walking distance.The room was clean,comfortable and cosy. Breakfast was good catering for all tastes. Staff friendly and helpful. Overall a pleasant experience. We will Definitely use holiday Inn again and recommend to our friends.
05 January 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by creevy Excellent location to explore Edinburgh
Stayed at the Holiday Inn for my first visit to Edinburgh. We found the hotel to be clean, comfortable and the breakfast was hot and plentiful all three mornings we were there. The location was great as there is a bus stop just outside the front door with 5 different routes connecting the hotel with the city center, The Leith harbour area - 5 minute walk from the hotel has some wonderful restaurants and bars.
The staff were helpful and friendly but not very knowledgeable as they were unable to answer some fairly basic tourist type questions.
Will recommend this hotel to anyone who asks and would stay here again if i return to Edinburgh.
05 January 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by JohnWWWW Great
A great hotel in a great location with great staff.
05 January 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by barryjacki brilliant staff
we stayed at this hotel for 2 nights on sunday 29 and mon 30 dec. i unfortuantly lost my suitcase on route ( long story) but the staff and in particular Douglas ( he lent me his belt to keep me trousers up) could not have made us feel any more welcomed than they did, this included staff from all shifts. The quality of the rooms, cleanliness and breakfast was 1st class, and if anyone has a bad word to say about this hotel, well think again cos for us this is up there as one of the best. Thanks to all at Waterfront Leigh.
03 January 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by sccotttie as usual spot on
good attentive staff good quiet room breakfast best yet
02 January 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by gillmg Perfect for a night away, near the city
This was the perfect place for a night away and I would definitely return. A much better sleep than any of the city centre hotels we usually stay in - this (and the price) makes the added trip into town worth it. There is limited parking if you bring the car, and buses to town can be caught right outside the hotel. Shopping, restaurants, cinema etc. only a couple of minutes walk away. Very friendly and helpful reception staff. Rooms are compact but everything you need. Easy to control the temperature, so a lovely cosy room on a windy December night. Loved the hot powerful shower too (no bath). Breakfast is very basic, but as a lot of hotels in this price range don't include breakfast I suppose this is a bonus. However I've never known a cooked breakfast not to include bacon. So a 'cooked breakfast' is actually only sausages and scrambled eggs #and baked beans for those who consider this a breakfast food#.
31 December 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 A Good Experience
We have stayed here before, and came back because it is, for us , ideal for a visit to the capital city. The rooms, while not huge, are spotless and there is free Wi-Fi. The staff are always very welcoming, very knowledgeable about what's going on in Edinburgh and how to get there, and always interested to find out how you've spent your time. The free breakfast is a good start to the day, and is very welcome. If you wish to go uptown, there is a bus stop right outside the hotel door and you can leave your car in the free car park. Buses are very frequent. All in all, a good experience, which we will certainly repeat.
31 December 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Rfelix The heating failed this hotel
Great property. Excellent location and access to transportation for tourism.
The problem lies in the heating. During one of the worst storms to ever hit the U.K. The heating never really worked.
28 December 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by ZRon A great little hotel
I have just enjoyed a three night visit to this hotel. It must be said that it punches way above it's weight. The hotel is a credit to the chain the rooms are clean and comfortable and the beds are so comfortable I had a lay in every morning. The staff are very polite and helpful and treat you as a returning friend not as just another guest. It's location is excellent away from the city but within easy access so after a day out you are met with quiet surroundings. I look forward to my next visit.
26 December 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by tessaII Matresses due for replacement
Holiday Inn Express is our favourite Edinburgh resting place as it is convenient for parking and shopping and is excellent value for money. The breakfast is particularly good for this budget of hotel. We have stayed here over a few years now and the mattresses are due for replacement as they feel past their sell by now but otherwise is still a good choice for a visit to Edinburgh.
24 December 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Jonesy17 Great staff and location
Lovely family feel to this hotel , friendly staff , great location would recommend this hotel and shall be returning when in the area .
21 December 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 Ideal for Edinburgh stay
Clean,comfortable and next to the Ocean Terminal. Breakfast is a good start to the day after a comfy nights sleep. Pleasant cheerful staff and there is a terrific bus service into Edinburgh every few minutes. Could not be better for your stay in Edinburgh.
20 December 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by PomPom13 Good value stay in a pleasant location
My stay was pleasant and apart from 2 minor maintenance issues in the room which meant the room was slightly noisy everything else was to the usual high standard.
I would be more than happy to stay here again as it represents good value in a location I like with easy access to all areas I would want to visit. Though it is not a problem as the hotel is more than willing to hold luggage in a secure area it would be handy if all Holiday Inn express hotels had the same check out time.
19 December 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Davie65 Great nights sleep
Staff were very helpfull at this location, rooms were clean and tidy. Shower room also very clean with a more than adequate shower. We had a very comfortable nights sleep, before coming down to a good choice of breakfast. Many thanks to all
18 December 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Iveadaftname Excellent staff
Staff very helpful. Done everything to help.
Would use this hotel again
17 December 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by charlie0o5andhalf brill
1st class for everything in edinburgh, will stay again 1st chance i get
17 December 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Cumbria Great Location
Great price for a weekend of shopping and seeing the city.
16 December 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Chedlite Comfortable & reasonably convenient
The room was clean, a decent size and the bed was comfortable. It was relatively easy to get into the city centre, the bus service (No 22) ran every few minutes and took around 20 minutes to get to Princess Street in the centre, for £1.50. A day ticket cost only £3.50 enabling as many journeys, on different routes, as necessary. Unlike city centre hotels, there was plenty of free parking within the bounds of the hotel. The staff were polite and friendly and I would certainly stay here again. My only word of criticism is reserved for the hot breakfast, this wasn't great, ok perhaps, but a little basic in many respects, i.e. cheap sausage, no bacon or fried eggs, very thin runny beans and scrambled egg you coud stand a fork up in.
14 December 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by MARGO47 EXCELLENT VENUE FOR EXPLORING EDINBURGH
WE ALWAYS TRY TO STAY ATH THE hOLIDAY INN EXPRESS (IF WE CAN GET BOOKED IN) WHEN VISITING EDINBURGH, USUALLTY TWICE A YEAR. IeXCELLENT FOR PARKING AND BUSES RUN REGULARLY INTO THE CITY. STAFF ARE ALWAYS SO ACCOMMODATING - WE HAVE NEVER HAD A BAD EXPERIENCE YET.
11 December 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by bees23 great hotel great service
great hotel great service and staff who understand good customer service
10 December 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Madgescotland Good location, great staff but beds could be bigger!
My wife and I enjoyed our stay, great location and friendly staff. On a down side the beds are only double and possibly due for a refresh given the softness of the mattress ?
However, as noted above the staff are great and so very helpful without doubt this alone made our stay enjoyable.
09 December 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by BJKx2 Great as always
Veery much enjoy staying here, but this time the carpet in the room really needed cleaning.
09 December 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Wendy1123 Good accommodation
Second time staying first time room was very cold second time it was fine only complaint I would have was the price the second time and the lift needs to be replaced very slow and makes a lot of noise
08 December 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Toffeelady1 Would go back!
Staff were probably the friendliest hotel staff we have encounted.
Breakfast excellent value, easy to navigate!
Good location especially as you can park for free.
One tiny negative, shower was not very powerful took ages to rinse conditioner out of hair!
08 December 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Zoe39 Fantastic stay, lovely surroundings, comfortable room
I would recommend this hotel to anyone visiting Edinburgh for a shopping / pub & club weekend. It was clean, comfortable, light and airy rooms. The staff were friendly and helpful, the food was good quality and well cooked. The beds were very comfortable and cosy.
04 December 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Bopo72 Good Location
Good location (5 minutes walk) for Royal Yacht Britannia and Ocean Terminal Shopping Centre (shopping and restaurants). Bus number 22 outside hotel will take you to Princes Street in 15 mins, everything to a good standard for the price, room service not provided but you can collect an iron and ironing board from reception and they even have an ice machine next to reception to chill that romantic bottle of wine in the room !
04 December 2013
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Emmie123 Room far too cold.
Because of the room temperature our stay was unsatisfactory . The heating is completely inadequate as it is unable to cope with the freezing winter temperatures in Scotland. In future, if the hotel heating doesn't improve we'll only visit when the outside temperatures are more clement.
In addition, I am disabled and found that we had to park at some distance from the entrance, in the rear car park as the disabled spaces were all occupied by cars which were not displaying a Disabled Blue or Green badge. Needs to be monitored.
25 November 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Kaz89 Well looked after
The room was exactly as expected and the sofa bed was fully made up for our son, this hasn't been the case in a number of other hotels. The staff could not have been more helpful and the Manager at the front desk was excellent. Great advice on local amenities and he even checked if we needed any food discount vouchers as we were on our way out for the evening. Excellent.
21 November 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Soozet Quietest room ever!
Had a great night yet again at the Holiday Inn Express, Leith. Speedy check in and out, great breakfast and lovely comfortable room - the quietest room we have ever had. Excellent location for visiting the city. :))
20 November 2013