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Holiday Inn Express Edinburgh - Leith Waterfront, an IHG Hotel

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Standard Room, 1 Double Bed with Sofa bed | In-room safe, desk, laptop workspace, iron/ironing board
In-room safe, desk, laptop workspace, iron/ironing board
In-room safe, desk, laptop workspace, iron/ironing board
Standard Room, 1 Double Bed with Sofa bed | Room amenity

Overview of Holiday Inn Express Edinburgh - Leith Waterfront, an IHG Hotel

Holiday Inn Express Edinburgh - Leith Waterfront, an IHG Hotel

3.0 star property

4.4/5 Excellent

Guests rated this property 4.5/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Breakfast included
  • Pet friendly
  • Air conditioning
  • Parking available
  • Bar
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Britannia Way, Ocean Drive, Edinburgh, Scotland, EH6 6JJ

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationRoyal Yacht Britannia4 min walk
  • Popular LocationEaster Road Stadium10 min drive
  • Popular LocationEdinburgh Playhouse Theatre12 min drive
  • AirportEdinburgh (EDI)42 min drive

Room options

About this area

Edinburgh

Holiday Inn Express Edinburgh - Leith Waterfront, an IHG Hotel is located in Leith, a neighborhood in Edinburgh, and is in a shopping district. Notable landmarks in the area include Royal Mile and Edinburgh Castle. Omni Centre Edinburgh and Royal Botanic Garden are also worth visiting. Guests love the hotel's central location.

What's nearby

  • Royal Yacht Britannia - 4 min walk
  • Scottish Parliament - 7 min drive
  • Easter Road Stadium - 10 min drive
  • Edinburgh Playhouse Theatre - 12 min drive
  • Palace of Holyroodhouse - 13 min drive

Getting around

  • Brunstane Station - 9 min drive
  • Edinburgh Airport (EDI) - 42 min drive

Restaurants

  • Mr Nick's - 3 min walk
  • Ostara - 6 min walk
  • Bistro Provence - 7 min walk
  • The Kitchin - 7 min walk
  • Teuchters Landing - 8 min walk

About this property

Holiday Inn Express Edinburgh - Leith Waterfront, an IHG Hotel

3-star hotel in the heart of Leith, rejuvenated in 2016
You can look forward to free self-serve breakfast, a coffee shop/cafe, and dry cleaning/laundry services at Holiday Inn Express Edinburgh - Leith Waterfront, an IHG Hotel. Stay connected with free in-room WiFi, and guests can find other amenities such as a bar.
Other perks include:
  • Self parking (surcharge), tour/ticket assistance, and free newspapers
  • A front desk safe, smoke-free premises, and an elevator
  • Coffee/tea in the lobby, a vending machine, and a TV in the lobby
  • Guest reviews speak highly of the central location
Room features
All guestrooms at Holiday Inn Express Edinburgh - Leith Waterfront, an IHG Hotel have comforts such as pillow menus and laptop-friendly workspaces, as well as amenities like free WiFi and air conditioning. Guests reviews give good marks for the clean rooms at the property.
Other amenities include:
  • Bathrooms with showers and free toiletries
  • 32-inch LED TVs with digital channels
  • Free infant beds, coffee/tea makers, and daily housekeeping

Languages

English

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter
Follows standard cleaning and disinfection practices of Clean Promise (IHG)
Follows industry cleaning and disinfection practices of Ecolab (3rd party expert - Global)

Social distancing

Contactless check-in and check-out
Cashless transactions are available for all charges at the property
Protective shields in place at main contact areas

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Masks are required at the property
Hand sanitizer provided
Enhanced food service safety measures are in place
Individually-wrapped food options available for breakfast and dinner
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities

Internet

  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and transportation

  • Self parking on site (GBP 7.50 per night)
  • Limited onsite parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking available

Food and drink

  • Free self-serve breakfast available 7:00 AM–10:00 AM on weekdays and 7:00 AM–11:00 AM on weekends
  • 1 coffee shop/cafe
  • 1 bar
  • Coffee/tea in common area(s)

Family friendly

  • Free cribs/infant beds

Conveniences

  • Elevator
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Front-desk safe
  • Vending machine

Guest services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Dry cleaning service
  • Luggage storage
  • Tour/ticket assistance

Accessibility

  • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Accessible bathroom (select rooms)
  • Assistive listening devices available
  • In-room accessibility (select rooms)
  • Roll-in shower (select rooms)
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel

More

  • Renovated entire property - May 2016
  • Smoke-free property
  • TV in lobby

Room amenities

Bedroom

  • Air conditioning
  • Bed sheets
  • Free cribs/infant beds
  • Pillow menu

Bathroom

  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Private bathroom
  • Shower

Entertainment

  • 32-inch LED TV
  • Digital channels

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea maker

More

  • Connecting rooms available
  • Desk
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)
  • Laptop-friendly workspace
  • Phone
  • Safe

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Policies

Check-in

96% of travelers were happy with check-in
Check-in from 3:00 PM - anytime
Minimum check-in age - 18

Check-out

Check-out before 11 AM

Special check-in instructions

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
Guests booked in breakfast included rate plans receive breakfast for up to 2 adults who are sharing a guestroom. Breakfast fees apply for additional guests.

Access methods

Staffed front desk

Pets

Pets allowed for an extra charge of GBP 25 per pet, per stay
Service animals are welcome, and are exempt from fees
Pets cannot be left unattended
Specific rooms only, restrictions apply; pet-friendly rooms can be requested by contacting the property at the number on the booking confirmation

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are not available
Free cribs are available on request at the property

Property payment types

Important information

Optional extras

  • Self parking fee: GBP 7.50 per night
  • Pet fee: GBP 25 per pet, per stay
  • Service animals are exempt from fees

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
This property accepts credit cards; cash is not accepted
Safety features at this property include a carbon monoxide detector and a smoke detector
Be prepared: check the latest COVID-19 travel requirements and measures in place for this destination before you travel.
Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property; the policies listed are provided by the property

We should mention

The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation
The property allows pets in specific rooms only and has other pet restrictions (surcharges apply and can be found in the Fees section); guests can arrange to bring pets by contacting the property directly, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
This property welcomes guests of all sexual orientations and gender identities (LGBTQ friendly)

National rating

This establishment has received its official star rating from VisitScotland, the National Tourist Board for Scotland.

Property is also known as

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Frequently asked questions

Is Holiday Inn Express Edinburgh - Leith Waterfront, an IHG Hotel pet-friendly?

Yes, pets are allowed at this property. There's a fee of GBP 25 per pet, per stay. Service animals are exempt from fees.

How much does it cost to stay at Holiday Inn Express Edinburgh - Leith Waterfront, an IHG Hotel?

As of Oct 2, 2022, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Holiday Inn Express Edinburgh - Leith Waterfront, an IHG Hotel on Oct 30, 2022 start from $69.8, excluding taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.

How much is parking at Holiday Inn Express Edinburgh - Leith Waterfront, an IHG Hotel?

Self parking is available for GBP 7.50 per night. Limited spots are available.

What time is check-in at Holiday Inn Express Edinburgh - Leith Waterfront, an IHG Hotel?

Check-in is from 3:00 PM - anytime.

What time is check-out at Holiday Inn Express Edinburgh - Leith Waterfront, an IHG Hotel?

Check-out is at 11 AM.

Where is Holiday Inn Express Edinburgh - Leith Waterfront, an IHG Hotel located?

Located in Leith, this hotel is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Edinburgh Port and within 3 mi (5 km) of Princes Street and Royal Mile. University of Edinburgh and Edinburgh Castle are also within 3 mi (5 km).

Can I cancel my reservation for free at Holiday Inn Express Edinburgh - Leith Waterfront, an IHG Hotel and receive a full refund?

Yes, Holiday Inn Express Edinburgh - Leith Waterfront, an IHG Hotel offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to Holiday Inn Express Edinburgh - Leith Waterfront, an IHG Hotel cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.

Overall score and ratings

4.4

Excellent

Rating 5 - Excellent. 513 out of 996 reviews
5 - Excellent 52%
Rating 4 - Good. 387 out of 996 reviews
4 - Good 39%
Rating 3 - Okay. 78 out of 996 reviews
3 - Okay 8%
Rating 2 - Poor. 11 out of 996 reviews
2 - Poor 1%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 7 out of 996 reviews
1 - Terrible 1%

4.5/5

Cleanliness

4.5/5

Staff & service

4.0/5

Amenities

4.4/5

Property conditions & facilities

4.1/5

Eco-friendliness

5/5 Excellent

michael
Traveled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
The eco friendly question is always a little perplexing. I’m not even sure what that means. Nor do I want to police my hotels for stuff like that. The only complaint is the construction around the property which they can obviously not control.
Stayed 5 nights in Sep 2022

3/5 Okay

nandkishore
Traveled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service
Area seems to be under some renovations. Rooms were small and elevators not efficient. Breakfast was below average too. Staff is courteous and helpful. Location is good
Stayed 1 night in Sep 2022

5/5 Excellent

Neil
Traveled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
Clean tidy and well located
Stayed 2 nights in Aug 2022

5/5 Excellent

Terry
Traveled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
One of the best Holiday Inn Expresses. Great staff. Best free hotel breakfast ever. Rooms are a little small, but this is not the USA. Wonderful beds and pillows.
Stayed 2 nights in Aug 2022

5/5 Excellent

Sandra
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
I probably would not have taken a chance on this property if it was not Festival season in Edinburgh, but I was not disappointed. Very comfortable and the staff was very helpful. Fell in love with Leith. The central city is over busy at this time of year and Leith and the shore was a welcome oasis from the crowds. The distance is walkable, but your feet may become tired after touring around. Taxis are available. It was empowering to figure out the bus system.
Stayed 4 nights in Aug 2022

4/5 Good

Kenneth
Traveled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Interesting approach to the refurbished area- old harbour— will get better once the construction is advanced - new tram? Will also enhance the transportation Weekend breakfast was very busy and might have been stocked more quickly but was acceptable.
Stayed 4 nights in Jun 2022

5/5 Excellent

Trina
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities
The rooms were beautiful! I got sick well I was staying there the staff went above and beyond! It’s the ppl that make the place and I would highly recommend staying here
Stayed 1 night in Jun 2022

1/5 Terrible

Armine
Traveled with family
Liked: Staff & service
Disliked: Cleanliness, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Dirty, didn’t clean up daily, the trash was always full outside and the bathrooms were clean at the arrival.
Stayed 6 nights in Jun 2022

5/5 Excellent

Bradley
Stayed 3 nights in Jun 2022

4/5 Good

Steve
Stayed 1 night in May 2022