Holiday Inn Express Edinburgh - Leith Waterfront

Britannia Way,Ocean DriveEdinburghEH6 6JJUnited Kingdom
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About Holiday Inn Express Edinburgh - Leith Waterfront

The Holiday Inn Express Edinburgh – Waterfront is located in the old port area of Leith. In addition to a whole host of shops, bars and restaurants, this smart, modern hotel is just a short walk from the Royal Yacht Britannia.

All of the hotel's 145 air-conditioned guest rooms come with an en-suite power shower and a work desk and chair. LCD TVs, tea/coffee making facilities and complementary Wi-Fi are standard features.

The hotel has a 24-hour reception and offers ample on-site parking free of charge. Free Wi-Fi can be accessed throughout the hotel.

A self-service breakfast ('Express Start') is available free of charge in the Great Room lounge area. Guests are entitled to discounted evening meals in the Indian restaurant (Britannia Spice) located next door. There is a licensed bar on the hotel premises.

The Holiday Inn Express Edinburgh – Waterfront is 1.5 miles from the city centre.


Britannia Way,Ocean Drive, Edinburgh, EH6 6JJ, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 8719021610 | Fax: +44 1315554646 | Official Homepage

Top amenities

  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Parking
  • Pets
  • A/C
  • Restaurant
  • Hotel bar
  • Gym

All amenities

Hotel facilities

  • 24-hour reception
  • Elevator
  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Hotel bar
  • Hotel safe
  • Laundry service
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Parking garage
  • Pets allowed
  • WiFi in lobby

Room facilities

  • Air conditioning
  • Bathroom with shower
  • Central heating
  • Desk
  • Electric kettle
  • Flatscreen TV
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Hairdryer
  • Internet
  • Ironing board
  • Room safe
  • Telephone
  • Television
  • WiFi in rooms


  • Accessible paths / hallways
  • Wheelchair accessible

For children

  • Child / Baby crib

Arrival / Departure

  • Check-in: 16:00
  • Check-out: 11:00

Positive Reviews

Lots to see and do in the vicinity

Lots to see and do locally As well as being charming and full of history, the harbour and quayside area of Leith also has a wealth of boutique shops, restaurants, bistros, bars, sights and views to explore and experience When the weather plays ball, this is undoubtedly one of the most charismatic and enjoyable parts of the entire capital.

Great breakfast options

This is how all budget hotel breakfasts ought to be be: tasty, plentiful, varied and quickly replenished Oh, and free.

Easy to catch buses into the city centre

If you don't fancy driving into Edinburgh then do yourself a favour and get the bus instead – they all stop right outside the hotel Plentiful and swift, these handy services will have you in the city centre within 10-15 minutes.

Negative Reviews

Free in-room Wi-Fi is a bit patchy

It's great that the hotel offers free Wi-Fi for up to two digital devices per room However, it's not so great when the Wi-Fi signal in some guest rooms isn't strong enough to warrant any kind of prolonged use.

Some beds aren't the comfiest

It seems that the beds are a little hit and miss in the The Holiday Inn Express Edinburgh – Waterfront: some guests have no problems while others feel compelled to swap rooms in the hope it will afford them a better night's rest.

In-room air-conditioning can be irritating

It is true to say the air-conditioning systems within the guest rooms aren't the easiest to work Moreover, it is also the case that, once you do finally figure out which buttons do what, the AC units themselves are actually quite noisy Not what you need at the end of a busy day.

Rating Overview

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8.5 out of 10 based on 4346 reviews