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Located in Leith within a 5-minute walk of Royal Yacht Britannia, Holiday Inn Express Edinburgh Waterfront is within 2 miles (3 km) of other popular sights like Edinburgh Playhouse Theatre. This 3-star hotel has 145 guestrooms and offers conveniences like free breakfast, free in-room WiFi, and free self parking. Palace of Holyroodhouse and Arthur's Seat are also nearby.


Start your day off right with a free hot/cold buffet breakfast, served each morning from 7 AM to 10:30 AM. Get an energy boost at the coffee shop/café, or grab a drink at the bar/lounge.


All 145 recently renovated rooms provide coffee makers, phones, and desks. Guests can expect free WiFi and 32-inch LED TVs with digital channels. Beds sport pillow menus and bathrooms offer hair dryers and free toiletries.

Property features

Renovated in 2016, Holiday Inn Express Edinburgh Waterfront offers free WiFi in public areas, coffee in a common area, and free newspapers. If you drive, take advantage of free parking. The front desk is staffed 24/7 to help with dry cleaning/laundry, tours or tickets, and luggage storage. This smoke-free hotel also has a TV in a common area.


  • Walking distance to Royal Yacht Britannia
  • Free hot/cold buffet breakfast
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking

Holiday Inn Express Edinburgh Waterfront

Britannia Way Ocean Drive Edinburgh Scotland EH6 6JJ

Hotel Amenities

Hotel Amenities

The hotel offers a coffee shop/café. A bar/lounge is on site where guests can unwind with a drink. A complimentary breakfast is offered each morning. High-speed wireless Internet access is complimentary.

This Edinburgh hotel also offers tour/ticket assistance, coffee/tea in a common area, and complimentary newspapers in the lobby. Onsite self parking is complimentary.

Holiday Inn Express Edinburgh Waterfront is a smoke-free property.

  • Smoke-free property 
  • Coffee shop or café 
  • Coffee/tea in common areas 
  • Television in common areas 
  • Total number of rooms - 145 
  • Number of floors - 5 
  • Free newspapers in lobby 
  • Free breakfast 
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service 
  • Tours/ticket assistance 
  • Free WiFi 
  • 24-hour front desk 
  • Bar/lounge 
  • Elevator/lift 
  • Luggage storage 
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk 
  • Year Built 1999 
  • Free self parking 
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1 

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family Hotel  
  • Free Wi-Fi  
  • Cribs/infant beds (complimentary)  


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Free self parking

Room Amenities

Holiday Inn Express Edinburgh Waterfront offers 145 air-conditioned accommodations with coffee/tea makers and hair dryers. A pillow menu is available. 32-inch LED televisions come with digital channels. Bathrooms include showers and complimentary toiletries.

Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless high-speed Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and phones. Housekeeping is offered daily and irons/ironing boards can be requested. Renovation of all guestrooms was completed in May 2016.

  • Sofa bed size 
  • Iron/ironing board (on request) 
  • Shower only 
  • Air conditioning 
  • Phone 
  • Coffee/tea maker 
  • Daily housekeeping 
  • Private bathroom 
  • Free toiletries 
  • Hair dryer 
  • Desk 
  • Digital TV service 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Free cribs/infant beds 
  • Pillow menu 
  • LED TV 

Where to Eat

A complimentary hot/cold buffet breakfast is served each morning between 7 AM and 10:30 AM.


To make special requests for accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when you book your room.

  • Accessible bathroom 
  • In-room accessibility 
  • Roll-in shower 

Hotel Policies


Check-in time ends at midnight

Check-in time starts at 2 PM


Check-out time is 11 AM

Payment types


  • Pets stay free

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are 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.

No rollaway/extra beds available

Pets allowed (no fees)

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National Rating

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

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