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Holiday Inn Express Edinburgh - Leith Waterfront

Britannia Way Ocean Drive Leith, Edinburgh, EH6 6JJ

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EXPRESS Start™ Breakfast
The real breakfast of champions? The kind that's complimentary and waiting for you every morning. We've got our free Express Start Breakfast with Grab 'n' Go options to help kick start your day.
We’re big on the little things. Like Wi-Fi, coffee and tea, and all the in-room conveniences that make you feel right at home, even when you’re away.
Power up while you power down. Bedside outlets, a plush duvet, your pick of pillows, and a quiet place to settle in means you’ll get some solid shut-eye.

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Chic Edinburgh hotel close to Leith Waterfront with free Wi-Fi and breakfast included

Holiday Inn Express® Edinburgh – Leith Waterfront is only two miles from the city centre, in Leith, a short stroll from the Royal Yacht Britannia. Edinburgh Waverley train station is within easy reach, and Edinburgh Airport (EDI) is a 25-minute drive away. On-site parking is free (limited spaces). Public buses run into the city centre from outside the hotel, so you can explore Edinburgh Castle, tour the Palace of Holyroodhouse or shop ‘til you drop on Royal Mile. Edinburgh International Conference Centre (EICC) and numerous company headquarters are close by.

Visiting in August? Catch a show at the infamous Edinburgh Fringe or attend the spectacular Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo Festival.

Put your feet up in our Express Café & Bar after an action-packed day in Edinburgh. Quench your thirst with a drink from the hotel’s bar – we’ve got craft beers, world wines, premium spirits and soft drinks. Light bites, including pizza and nachos can be ordered throughout the day if you’re feeling hungry and you can look forward to an inclusive buffet breakfast with hot items when you wake up.

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Guest Rooms
Guest Rooms
The hotel's 169 stylish, modern rooms all have air conditioning. Kick back and relax with a movie on the TV. Handy desks and free WiFi mean you can catch up with work and surf online. Travelling with children? Family rooms have sofa beds that are ideal for the little ones.
Room Features


  • Black-out Shades
  • Pillow Menu
  • Crib Available
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Separate Hanging Closet
  • In-Room Heating and A/C Controls
  • Sofa Bed/Sleeper Couch

Bathroom/Personal Care

  • Private Bathroom
  • Hair Dryer
  • Separate/Walk-in Shower

In-Room Features

  • Coffee Maker
  • Tea Maker
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Desk-level Electrical Outlet
  • Stereo/Radio
  • Direct-dial Phone
  • 220AC
  • Windows Open by Guest

Added Value

  • Connecting Rooms Available
  • Oversized Bath Towels
  • Complimentary Coffee/Tea Supplies
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Eat & Drink
In the mornings, enjoy an inclusive Express Start breakfast buffet. Pick up a sausage, bacon or veggie sausage bap and help yourself to continental options. In the evenings you can relax in the lounge with some dinner or your drink of choice from the bar.
  • Breakfast Buffet Included

Hotel Restaurants

Great Room lounge

Temporarily closed in support of social distancing. Food and drinks can be ordered and taken to your room. The Great Room lounge is the perfect spot to meet with friends or chill after a busy day. Feeling peckish? Our all day dining menu offers a tempting selection of soup, panini and burgers. Whether you are after some quick sustenance or a satisfying meal and dessert, we have got you covered. Pizzas and snacks are available round the clock for those late night hunger pangs.

Location: Opposite Reception

Serves: Lunch, Dinner

Hotel Bars & Lounges

Express Cafe & Bar

Temporarily closed in support of social distancing. Food and drinks can be ordered and taken to your room to enjoy. Grab a drink from the bar and unwind in the comfy sofas and armchairs in our cool lounge. Catch up on emails on the free WiFi, meet with colleagues for a coffee or recharge your batteries with favourite tipple. The well stocked bar offers premium spirits, craft beers, world wines and soft drinks so you can treat yourself on your city break to Edinburgh.

Location: Next to Reception

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Business Services

  • 0 Meeting Room(s) Available
  • Copier
  • Office supplies available

Internet Access

  • Free High-Speed Internet in all Rooms
  • Wireless Internet service is free for all IHG® Rewards Club members
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Housekeeping & Laundry

  • Daily Housekeeping

Hotel Details

Britannia Way Ocean Drive Leith

Edinburgh, EH6 6JJ

United Kingdom


Check In: 2:00 PM

Check Out: 11:00 AM

Check-in Age: 18

  • Parking + -

    • Complimentary Self Parking Available
    • During the construction of our new guest room extension we have very limited free parking is available at the hotel. Spaces are allocated on a first come, first served basis and cannot be guaranteed. Overflow parking is available at Ocean Terminal.
  • Shuttle + -

  • Accessibility + -

      Accessible Hotel Areas

    • Public Entrance
    • Guest Rooms
    • Elevators
    • Public Restrooms

      Provided by Hotel

    • Visual Alarm/Alert in Guest Rooms
  • Pet Policy + -

    • Pets Allowed
    • Service Animals Allowed
    • Pet Deposit per Stay: 15 GBP
    • Pets allowed with prior notice. An additional charge applies. Ground floor rooms are assigned for pets.
  • Facility + -

    • Smoke-Free Facility
    • Number of Floors: 5
    • Total Number of Rooms: 169
    • Number of Non-Smoking Rooms: 169
    • Number of Accessible Rooms: 9
    • Connecting Rooms Available
    • Public Spaces Renovated in: 2018
    • Guest Rooms Renovated in: 2016

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  • Credit Cards + -

    • American Express
    • Visa
    • MasterCard
    • Diners Club
    • Carte Blanche
    • Discover
    • Business Advantage
  • Our Highlights
    Highlights subtitle
    Keeping you safe
    IHG has a long-standing commitment to rigorous cleaning procedures. This IHG Way of Clean program is now being expanded with additional COVID-19 protocols and best practices.
    Keeping you safe
    We've enhanced safety measures to protect our guests and employees from Coronavirus: - Hand sanitiser station on arrival - Signage to encourage Social Distancing. One person/household per lift - Contactless check-in and check-out - Protective screens at reception/bar areas - Regular sanitisation of key touch points in the hotel
    Green Engage
    All of our hotels use the IHG Green Engage system, an innovative online environmental sustainability system that gives our hotels the means to measure and manage their impact on the environment. It’s our way of making sure we’re protecting our surroundings for our guests today, and tomorrow.

    FAQs for Holiday Inn Express Edinburgh - Leith Waterfront

    • Complimentary parking is available at Holiday Inn Express Edinburgh - Leith Waterfront for hotel guests.

    • No, Holiday Inn Express Edinburgh - Leith Waterfront does not have a pool.

    • Yes, Holiday Inn Express Edinburgh - Leith Waterfront offers complimentary breakfast buffet.

    • Breakfast at Holiday Inn Express Edinburgh - Leith Waterfront is available from 7:00 AM to 10:00 AM.

    • Check-in at Holiday Inn Express Edinburgh - Leith Waterfront is from 2:00 PM, and check-out time is 11:00 AM. Contact the hotel directly for options available for early check-in or late check-out.

    • Yes, the Holiday Inn Express Edinburgh - Leith Waterfront offers free WiFi!

    • No, there is no on site restaurant at Holiday Inn Express Edinburgh - Leith Waterfront.

    • Rates for accommodations at Holiday Inn Express Edinburgh - Leith Waterfront vary by season. For your rate options, please input your dates.

    • The Holiday Inn Express Edinburgh - Leith Waterfront has 169 guest rooms. Enter your dates to view available rooms for your stay.

    • Pets are welcome at Holiday Inn Express Edinburgh - Leith Waterfront. There is a pet deposit per stay of 15 GBP. Our Pet Policy: Pets allowed with prior notice. An additional charge applies. Ground floor rooms are assigned for pets..