Rated 4.3 out of 5 by 231
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Freddy10 Very friendly staff
This hotel is in a great location opposite Ocean Terminal, close to the restaurants etc of the Shore and very well served by public transport. Our room was comfortable and a problem with the shower was dealt with very promptly. We were very impressed, as on a previous occasion, with the staff who were very friendly, welcoming and helpful.
April 6, 2013
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by imcf A most uncomfortable night
I was apprehensive when I left my room on the fourth floor at 8.30pm.
Adjacent room doors were ajar and guests were moving about.
On returning at 11.00 pm form the Kitchin, a fantastic experience, the people next door spent the evening singing, whistling playing the TV loudly and other unmentionable activities.
We did not contact reception as we did not want a confrontation and left the next mornong.
This was around the fifth time that we have visited Holday Inn Edinburgh Waterfront and it is highly unlikely that we will return.
April 2, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Aguilajal Brand new hotel, very confortable and well located.
Brand new hotel: All spaces and rooms in perfect condition.
Very confortable: Room, bathroom, bed and pillows.
Well located: Near the ocean port, close to shopping center and restarurants. Bus stop to go to historic places in front of the hotel.
March 31, 2013
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by LadyD18 Book here as a last resort.
Overall, disappointing. Cramped room. Family room had one double sofa bed, thus children had to share. Considering the breakfast was poor with limited choice of hot/cold foods to select from counter, we have enjoyed much better quality elsewhere.
No we would not recommend.
March 31, 2013
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Tigger3 Helpful staff
Room was clean but we couldn't get the window shut but a very helpful member of staff came and shut it "the best she could"
Returned at night ready for a cup of tea but the kettle wasn't working : (
March 29, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Scottishborderer Excellent value
Very convenient for the great nearby restaurants in Leith also right beside Ocean Terminal mall
March 26, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by ee2jay A real comfort zone
This is one of the favourite Holiday Inns Express for my wife and me It is literally at the end of a journey-through various Scottish scenes, then Edinburgh city and at last into Leith. Great surrounding amenities just across the road, including shopping and bus terminus
We always receive a friendly welcome, the rooms are compact and very comfortable, everything to hand. Breakfast is a very welcome inclusion , not by any means gourmet standard but quite sufficient to start the day and no limits! In winter months all rooms and public spaces are quite cosy..
March 25, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by snook every thing was great
well pleased with location, room and comfort. staff were pleasant and always there to help
March 24, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Lynny Excellent stay perfect location, reception staff brilliant
Exceptional reception staff very friendly room was great warm and comfortable. Breakfast ok but a little mass produced but excellent value for money as we weren't expecting breakfast so was a welcome surprise and we didn,t have to go and buy any. Great location for the royal yacht.
March 22, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by WeeBabs Service first class and good location
We had a great time at Holiday Inn Express, made very welcome.
Room 240 good, only complaint noise from lift when trying to sleep.
Can definately recommend hotel for value and friendliness, will use
anytime in Edinburgh as buses are frequent to Princes Street from
March 22, 2013
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by NH1950 Comfortable and welcoming: one or two glitches
Very welcoming after a long journey with friendly and helpful staff - advice on local eateries and vouchers most welcome.
One or two things to improve:
Temperature control in bedroom - warmth from the heater/AC unit was hard to maintain and warmth associated with blower noise and draught annoying
My room had floodlights outside but the curtains allowed light around the edges. Never dark!
Breakfast is limited choice - fine if all the elements are there. Fresh fruit limited to apples when no bananas!
Wifi rather expensive for use in rooms
March 13, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Whynow Weekend
Excellent location for a weekend in Edinburgh. While not being able to walk out of Reception onto the Royal Mile or Princess Street the availability of parking at no extra cost and a simple bus ride to and from the front door main it ideal.
The fact Ocean Terminal is next door with it's shops and restaurants plus the Royal Yacht Britannia (if not already seen) and great restaurants a short walk away in Leith
March 11, 2013
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Anson Anson
The hotel quality is not worth that price and also it is not close to city center
March 11, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Patsyuk Edinburgh
Excellent value with an easy bus ride to city centre.
March 10, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Islaynut Friendly hotel great place to stay.
We love to come to Edinburgh and stay here.The hotel is in a good location and near quite a busy road ,but once inside is very quiet with no traffic noise.There are regular buses into Edinburgh from right outside the hotel..The staff on reception are very helpful and friendly,the room was very clean and the breakfast was very acceptable.We are already planning our next stay here.
March 9, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Juney Excellent service and facilities
My partner, pet dog and I have recently stayed at the Edinburgh Waterfront Holiday Inn. I have stayed at many hotels throughout my life and have to say this was by far the best experience that I have had in terms of comfort and quality of service delivery. Hopefully I will have the opportunity to return to this venue and will certainly recommend it to friends and family.
March 8, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by HighPeak50 Nice hotel, great service
Nice hotel, good location. Had a small problem with the first room allocated to us but the staff dealt with it immediately, put us in another room and gave us a round of complimentary drinks. Couldn't fault there response, would definately stay there again.
March 6, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by karen333 Regular
I stay here alot and the team are always friendly, helpfull and make you feel at home.
March 2, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Simon72 Good location in Edinburgh
Located next to ocean terminal, typical standard of the holiday inn chain.
February 27, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Schuey Weekend stay
I recently had a double room for one night on the ground floor on a Saturday night. Even though there was a fair old crowd in the foyer area the check in staff were attentive, willing to help and able to think for themselves.
A quick check in and we also received a special offer because even though they're an IHG property they generally don't align with standard IHG Priority Club service. Comfortable bed and room was what you'd expect for that price rang. clean, neat and warm. Good central location near the port. Easy check out in the morning.
Breakfast quality was a bit ordinary, variety was fine though.
Good value and I'd stay again if in that part of town.
February 27, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Highlander Hotel of choice in Edinburgh
Always given a warm welcome by staff who seem genuinely pleased to see you. Rooms are comfortable and breakfast is very good. Happy to recommend this HIE.
February 25, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Killieken Comfortable & convenient hotel
Well situated hotel with easy access to Edinburgh City Centre and good eateries in the area. Good car parking, nice comfortable rooms and friendly staff.
February 21, 2013
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by OBG27 Sadly will not be returning
We have stayed at this hotel many times over the years but sadly we won't be returning. On the positive side we were made most welcome by the staff. The free parking and the easy access to public transport is another plus. When we arrived at our room it was obvious it was made up for one. One bath towel, one hand towel and one teabag! The other towels in the room were in a plastic bag and were supposed to be white but instead were many shades of grey. The pillows were labelled as an option of "soft" and "firm". It should have been "hard" and "harder". I eventually ended up using no pillow at all as the quality was so poor. The bed linen was obviously clean but the brown stain marks on the underside of the cover on one side was extremely off putting and we had to turn the duvet. In the morning there was as much water coming out of the shower connection and running down the tiles as there was coming out of the showerhead. At breakfast the juice machine was turned off and jugs were placed at the side. Had to ask for water, no mugs for coffee, cornflake bowl empty, no hot food and when they did bring out hot sausages there were only enough for four people. No warm rolls and then again when they were replenished they only brought out six. A very poor breakfast service, they would be better doing room only. The staff had cleaned the room but everything appeared to be tired and past its best. A posh television and a hairdryer does not make up for quality linen and a good nights sleep.
February 20, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by avpreacher Great Time
We had a great time at this HIE. Staff were very helpful and friendly. The room was comfortable. We would recommend othrs to stay. The Wifi is still a let down for me. The 6 hrs a day free connection was soooo sloooow. I still find it strange that they do not have free quality Wifi. All the hotels in the USA have it.
February 19, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Dunchurch Great location
Thoroughly enjoyed our overnight stay (family of 4). Chose this hotel because there was parking. Right beside big shopping mall which also has a number of restaurants. Used Public transport to reach Edinburgh castle and very easy as buses plentiful and information from hotel accurate - buses stop right outside hotel. Breakfast was great in the morning with all the basics. Would not hesitate to say again.
February 18, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Quinag Top Class Experience
Front Desk Staff especially welcoming, excellent, and helpful.
February 17, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by MCG1 Excellent staff
I have stayed in many Holiday Inns and without a doubt the staff I came into contact with at this hotel were the best I have encountered, very helpfull, very efficient and best of all truly friendly.
The hotel is well placed to visit Edinburgh, just a short bus ride from right outside the hotel.
The hotel is quiet at night, the rooms are reasonably spacious and very clean as is the hotel.
Plenty of free parking which is a bonus.
February 15, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Ianhen1 Another happy stay
We have stayed at this hotel several times and as usual everything was spot on. The staff are very professional and friendly from the chambermaids to the management. A bonus is the free parking either in the hotel or in the shopping centre opposite, we would certainly recommend a stay here.
February 10, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Wallies Good hotel good price and free parking
Good hotel with free parking. Bus stop at entrance to hotel with very frequent service in to Edinburgh city centre as parking impossible in the city centre. Good choice of breakfast and room clean and comfortable.
February 4, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Shintywidow Very helpful staff, clean and comfortable hotel
This is one of the best holiday inn express hotels we have stayed in. Without exception the staff were effecient and courteous at all times. I would definately recommend this hotel.
February 2, 2013