$68 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Dec 14, 2014 Check-out: Dec 15, 2014

Hot-el-apartments Edinburgh Waterfront

4 stars
9 Western Harbour Breakwater, Edinburgh, EH6 6PZ
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
4.2
out of 5
10 reviews
Spacious, comfortable base for seeing Edinburgh

This apartment is well appointed and provides spacious, comfortable, warm (the weather was chilly... See full review

  • AvyB
  • Aug 26, 2014
Peace by the water

Great location, modern, luxurious, comfortable and very helpful staff. Will definitely re-book. See full review

  • Paul Grover
  • Jun 17, 2013
Waterfront apartments with a cafe near The Royal Yacht Britannia

Perched at the edge of Western Harbour in Leith, the Hot-el-apartments Edinburgh Waterfront complex provides fantastic views and convenient access to the Edinburgh city center. Spacious, stylish apartments suit independent travelers, couples, families and extended-stay corporate guests. Some apartments overlook The Royal Yacht Britannia. Guests of the Hot-el-apartments Edinburgh Waterfront enjoy free underground parking, as well as a fully equipped kitchen in each two- or three-bedroom apartment.

Highlights
  • Welcome pack features milk, tea, coffee, sugar and dishwasher tablets
  • Washer/dryer in every apartment ideal for longer stays
  • Balconies overlook the waterfront
  • Main reception located in the Waterfront Cafe
Location

Leith enjoys a long, rich role in Scottish history -- Mary, Queen of Scots arrived here from France in 1561. Today, Leith serves as home of The Royal Yacht Britannia, which carried Queen Elizabeth II and members of the royal family on hundreds of official state visits.


The Ocean Terminal shopping center is less than a mile from the Hot-el-apartments Edinburgh Waterfront and offers more than 70 stores, as well as bars, restaurants, a cinema, a spa, an indoor skate park and free parking.

Rooms

Each of the 25 apartments in the Hot-el-apartments Edinburgh Waterfront offers a stylish, modern kitchen with stainless steel appliances including a refrigerator, an oven, cooktop burners, a microwave, a dishwasher, small appliances and dining space. Flat-panel televisions, DVD and CD players, hair-dryers, irons and ironing boards are also provided in these two- and three-bedroom waterfront apartments. Natural light streams though floor-to-ceiling windows.

Features

The new Waterfront Cafe at the Hot-el-apartments Edinburgh Waterfront features coffee, light meals, snacks and convenience items. Sea views make this casual, convenient cafe a great choice just outside the door of each apartment.

Transportation
  • Traveline Scotland bus stop (0.1 mi/0.2 km)
  • Leith Newhaven Harbour Ferry Landing (0.4 mi/0.6 km)
  • Edinburgh Airport (7 mi/11.3 km)
Attractions
  • The Royal Yacht Britannia (0.6 mi/0.9 km)
  • Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh (1.5 mi/2.4 km)
  • Claremont Park (1.6 mi/2.5 km)
  • Grange Cricket Club (1.9 mi/3 km)
  • Palace of Holyroodhouse (2.4 mi/3.9 km)  
  • Princes Street Gardens (2.4 mi/3.9 km)
  • Scottish Parliament (2.4 mi/3.9 km)
  • Edinburgh Castle (2.6 mi/4.1 km)
  • National Museum of Scotland (2.7 mi/4.3 km)
  • Edinburgh International Conference Centre (2.8 mi/4.4 km)
Business
  • Free Wi-Fi Internet access
Policies and fees
  • Photographic identification is required on check-in and there is a security deposit pre-authorization taken against a credit card on arrival.

This is not a comprehensive list of fees. Any amounts listed above may not include taxes and are subject to change.

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Hot-el-apartments Edinburgh Waterfront Rooms

DOUBLE APARTMENT
The apartment offers one bedroom with a Double or Twin beds, with fully functioning kitchen, a loungeroom with CD Player, Flat screen TV, Video / DVD Player, wi-fi internet access, Hairdryer, Iron And Board, Lifts, Wheelchair Access, Cots available upon request for infants.
2 BEDROOM APARTMENT
The apartment offers 2 bedrooms with a Double or Twin beds in each, with fully functioning kitchen, a loungeroom with CD Player, Flat screen TV, Video / DVD Player, wi-fi internet access, Hairdryer, Iron And Board, Lifts, Wheelchair Access, Cots available upon request for infants.

Amenities

  • WiFi
  • Free parking
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
No smoking rooms/facilities
Elevators
Internet
WiFi
Parking
Free parking

Nearby points of interest

  • Western Harbour: 0.1 mi
  • Newhaven: 0.6 mi
  • Trinity: 0.8 mi
  • Warriston: 1.4 mi
  • Powderhall: 1.4 mi
  • Inverleith: 1.4 mi
  • Pilrig: 1.6 mi
  • Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh: 1.6 mi
  • Leith Waterworld: 1.6 mi
  • Granton: 1.7 mi
  • Edinburgh Playhouse: 1.7 mi
  • Ferry Road: 1.7 mi
  • Canonmills: 1.7 mi
  • Easter Road: 1.8 mi
  • Pilton: 1.8 mi
  • Western Harbour: 0.1 mi
  • Newhaven: 0.6 mi
  • Trinity: 0.8 mi
  • Warriston: 1.4 mi
  • Powderhall: 1.4 mi
  • Inverleith: 1.4 mi
  • Pilrig: 1.6 mi
  • Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh: 1.6 mi
  • Leith Waterworld: 1.6 mi
  • Granton: 1.7 mi
  • Edinburgh Playhouse: 1.7 mi
  • Ferry Road: 1.7 mi
  • Canonmills: 1.7 mi
  • Easter Road: 1.8 mi
  • Pilton: 1.8 mi
  • Stockbridge: 2.1 mi
  • The Grange: 2.1 mi
  • Seafield: 2.2 mi
  • National Portrait Gallery: 2.2 mi
  • East Pilton: 2.2 mi
  • Abbeyhill: 2.2 mi
  • Calton Hill: 2.2 mi
  • Crewe Toll: 2.2 mi
  • Restalrig: 2.2 mi
  • Comely Bank: 2.3 mi
  • Holyrood Abbey Church of Scotland: 2.3 mi
  • Craigleith: 2.3 mi
  • Trinity House: 2.4 mi
  • Princes Mall: 2.4 mi
  • Meadowbank: 2.4 mi
  • West Pilton: 2.4 mi
  • Holyroodhouse Palace: 2.4 mi
  • Princes Street: 2.4 mi
  • Holyrood: 2.5 mi
  • Scottish Parliament: 2.5 mi
  • People's Story: 2.5 mi
  • The Canongate: 2.5 mi
  • Georgian House: 2.5 mi
  • National Gallery of Scotland: 2.5 mi
  • Royal Mile: 2.5 mi
  • Jim Garrahy's Fudge Kitchen: 2.5 mi
  • Scott Monument: 2.5 mi
  • St Giles Cathedral: 2.6 mi
  • Gladstone's Land: 2.6 mi
  • Underground City: 2.6 mi

Dining

Waterfront Caf
Located onsite offering snacks, tea and coffee.

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
1400
Check-out:
1000

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use.

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Guest Reviews (10)

Ratings and reviews for Hot-el-apartments Edinburgh Waterfront

Overall score

4.2 / 5
5.01.0
10 out of 10
Amenities:
3.9
Room cleanliness:
4.4
Hotel staff:
3.8
Room comfort:
4.4
Location:
3.8
Value:
4.3

100% would recommend to a friend.

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
micahprays
MN
Jul 4, 2012

futuristic apartments

So these apartments are way out of downtown so if you don't like that idea, don't stay. However they are fantastic. It's like walking into Ikea in 4012. And there is a bus line that runs right to the door. Supermarket is near by too. We had a lot of fun staying there. Great to go see ruins from 1400 and then zoom about 5 centuries into the future...

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
5
Location:
3
Value:
5
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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
AvyB
Business
Warrington, England
Aug 26, 2014

Spacious, comfortable base for seeing Edinburgh

This apartment is well appointed and provides spacious, comfortable, warm (the weather was chilly during our August trip) accommodation. It is a couple of miles from town, but there are plenty of taxis around and a regular bus service from a stop right outside the apartment. We found the reception staff helpful and friendly. Had it not been for the musty, rotting smell in the main bathroom (an unrepaired leak?) which marred our comfort, this would have been a 5 star apartment for us.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
3
Location:
3
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Entertainment tip: Not Applicable

During Festival time allow plenty of time for getting through queuing traffic and finding parking especially when the weather is bad. We didn't - and ended up missing one of the shows we had booked because we just couldn't get through the traffic to the venue on time.

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Paul Grover
Business
London
Jun 17, 2013

Peace by the water

Great location, modern, luxurious, comfortable and very helpful staff. Will definitely re-book.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Ian F
Business
Dundee
Mar 6, 2013

An excellent stay

Really excellent stay, staff very friendly and nothing is too much for them. If you don't want to cook then there are plenty take always and restaurants within walkin distance and a 24 hr Asda. Check In was efficient however please be aware you need to provide a £100 security deposit which this site fails to advise of. Only issue was you are given a parking space number for underground car park however anytime I left and returned someone had stolen my allocated space. Another issue is that either mobile signals are deliberately blocked or its the building design so to make calls you had to stand outside.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

The Wok Inn - fantastic reasonably priced Chinese takeaway.

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
DL79
Business
California
Sep 11, 2012

great vacation

Great location, wonderful views and close to the store, restaurants and pubs. Definitely would stay again.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Hot-el-apartments Edinburgh Waterfront

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
micahprays
Business
MN
Jul 4, 2012

futuristic apartments

So these apartments are way out of downtown so if you don't like that idea, don't stay. However they are fantastic. It's like walking into Ikea in 4012. And there is a bus line that runs right to the door. Supermarket is near by too. We had a lot of fun staying there. Great to go see ruins from 1400 and then zoom about 5 centuries into the future...

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
5
Location:
3
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
asowada[@]
Business
Minneapolis, MN
Mar 24, 2011

Fantastic Value

The accommodations were clean & spacious with fantastic views. 20 minute bus ride from the center of Edinburgh with the bus picking up right outside. Compared to other hotels I've stayed in Scotland this was excellent value for money and could sleep up to 8. 2bed/2bath luxury flat. Full kitchen.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Sightseeing tip: Short walk from hotel

Take the bus into Edinburgh to save time and money. Parking in the city is impossible. The Royal Yacht Brittania is only 5 minutes away and a great attraction for a low key day.

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
West Midlands
Jul 17, 2010

Good views, bad smells!

Once we had located the apartments we had problems finding out how we could get hold of the keys to the apartment, this piece of information is not included within the details they give you. When we phoned up to find out how to access the apartment, etc we found out the staff didn't really seem to know how to direct you to the cafe they were based in as the directions weren't very helpful. Once we had been given the keys to the apartment I was disappointed to see that the car parking space in front of the apartment had not been completed and the were pieces of rubble and nails, etc, this has resulted in us gaining a nail within one of our tyres. Upon entering the apartment the fact that is was clean and seemed good was unfortunately overshadowed by the very strong smell of cooking from previous occupants, no amount of air freshner or fresh air could get rid of the smell and after a while it became very sickly. On the whole the apartment was good, it was clean and presentable, I wouldn't plan on cooking anything there as unfortunately items such as frying pans had been abused by previous occupants and had not been replaced afterwards. The one thing I didn't like was having to remove your own rubbish, this had to be taken down to the basement, the key to come back up didn't work so we had to exit the basement through the car park entrance, not great when you need to check out by 10.00 am.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
4
Location:
3
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Clan Member
Business
Colorado
Jul 31, 2009

Beautiful views and ultra modern comfort

On the harbor with great ocean view, but easy bus rides into all the Edinburgh locations. Modern, comfortable rooms.. 2 good baths and a kitchen

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Money-saving tip: Short drive from hotel

Grocery store is near by; take bus into town to avoid parking hassles and expense.

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Scot livin the USA
Business
Midlothian, Virginia
Jul 21, 2009

Wake up to an Amazing view!

Very easy if you have a car, although there is a bus stop right outside if you want to use public transport. Lots of space - we only used one of the two bedrooms. Kitchen equipment very basic, but adequate for an overnight stay.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
4
Location:
3
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Arizona Jewells
Business
Flagstaff, Arizona USA
May 5, 2009

great getaway/we got a great price!

Hotel office was not street side and there were no signs marking the way. Had I not seen a photo on this site we would still be driving around. Mapquest was a little help very little. Wonderful views of the city and the Firth of Fourth, spacious living area. Hotel staff was great! We would definately stay there again!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
3
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Shopping tip: Short drive from hotel

bus stop was very close, market was short drive or longer walk, quite a ways to night life. Take the bus, parking downtown is a horror show, and if you have tipped a few too many, you still have a ride home!

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