Hotel Indigo Edinburgh, 51 - 59 York Place, EH1 3JD

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There is so much to see, do and discover in the vibrant city of Edinburgh, so much so that it can be difficult to decide how to spend your day, particularly if you’re factoring in time restrictions.
So, whether you have one, three or five hours to spare, our boutique hotel in Edinburgh shares its time suitable suggestions.

5 hours in…The Kelpies

5 hours in…The Kelpies

If you’ve got a little bit more time to spare, venture outside of Edinburgh to The Kelpies. Located within Helix Park, The Kelpies are the world’s largest equine sculptures, you can admire the stunning craftsmanship and marvel at the complexity of each fantastic piece of art.
Artist Andy Scott’s initial inspiration for The Kelpies was the idea of the heavy horse of industry and economy, pulling wagons, ploughs and barges which shaped the structural layout of the area. This idea was evolved, with Scott visualising the sculptures as monuments to the local and national equine history and a paean to the lost industries of Falkirk area of Scotland.
Visitors are welcome to explore the attraction freely, however, the best way to experience The Kelpies is on a guided tour. Around 30 minute long, the tour takes you around Andy Scott’s vision, exploring what influenced the magnificent designs.
As well as being home to The Kelpies, Helix Park has other things for the family to enjoy, including; a vast park area, a new lagoon, cafe, adventure zone and splash play area, so the kids certainly won’t be bored!

3 hours in…The Old Town

No trip to Edinburgh is complete without a walk around the city’s Old Town, which is just a short walk from our boutique Edinburgh hotel. A bustling area filled with historical buildings, independent shops, quirky eateries and narrow alleys. In the Old Town also lies Edinburgh Castle and The Royal Mile which is lined with bars, shops and restaurants.
You can either explore the area freely or enjoy a guided walking tour, with subjects to suit every taste, from history to ghosts to literature. Edinburgh Castle offers a separate guided tour, which enables visitors to explore the rich history of the 12th century building.
The Royal Mile is also home to a number of fantastic attractions, such as Scotch Whisky Experience where visitors can learn more about the history of Scotland’s famous tipple and sample the very best.  Other attractions worth a visit include; The Museum of Edinburgh, People’s Story Museum and Camera Obscura.
3 hours in…The Old Town
1 hour in…Maison de Moggy

1 hour in…Maison de Moggy

Cat lover? Then you’ll love Maison de Moggy, Scotland’s first ever cat café! The perfect end to your trip to Edinburgh, the café is ideal if you’ve only got a one hour left before heading home.
A cosy, homely café experience where guests can relax and enjoy a hot drink and slice of cake whilst in the company of some beautiful furry friends – purrrfect!
All 12 cats have been raised by their mum, Laura and each have their own BIG personality and are free to roam around the café, with lots of places for them to climb, play and explore. Get to know the moggy stars before you visit on their website.
The café is located on 17-19 West Port, which is just a 20 minute walk from our boutique hotel in Edinburgh.




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Excellent customer service, great location and terrific restaurant. Best breakfast in Edinburgh that I’ve had in a hotel. Would recommend highly!

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Hotel Indigo Edinburgh Reviews



This hotel is such a great find. Its location cannot be beat and the rooms are incredibly nice. Great amenities (including complimentary mini bar) and great service. Would definitely stay here again!


Newcastle upon Tyne

I stayed here overnight to see Justin Timberlake on his Man of The Woods Tour. We were greeted with the warmest welcome by the receptionist...genuinely helpful and friendly. We stayed in the Suite, which has everything I could possibly need. A FREE (well stocked) mini bar! Robes, Aveda toiletries, slippers, free calls, a very appreciated cafetiere with ground coffee and a lovely selection of teas. 30mins in and a welcome plate arrived with 5 good size desserts...gorgeous.

Room service was excellent and the breakfast was utterly delicious and brought to the room at no extra charge. The room was very large and spacious with a huge double bed, blissfully comfortable. When needed in the evening the staff pressed a button at reception and a taxi arrived within 2 minutes...Outstanding service!

I had such a fantastic stay here that I shall return in November and I'll be re-booking this Suite.


Kingston upon Hull

Less than 10 mins walk from Waverley. Staff were very polite, helpful and friendly throughout our stay. Room was a good size with a great bathroom. Large shower, robes and Aveda products included. Fridge with free cold drinks. Good breakfast with plenty of choice. Both couples enjoyed and would stay again.



Really nice friendly boutique hotel. We didn't arrive until late but the hotel was more than happy to let us check in late. After checking in we also asked for some area recommendations, which again the staff were more than happy to give us. Our room was really nice and very clean, bed was comfortable and gave us a good night sleep. We stayed for two night and did not hear any noise from the hotel or any of the other guest. In a good location with only a short walk to the shops and restaurant/cinema ! If staying on Edinburgh I would highly recommend this hotel!



Stayed for one night, but very impressed. Receptionist was fantastic, very professional, helpful, good looking and immaculately presented. The room was excellent, very clean, bed comfortable and the shower was fantastic, hot and powerful.

Breakfast well worth the money, with attention to detail and served hot. The location is excellent with just a 10 minutes walk from the station and to Princess Street. I will definitely stay here again.

Great boutique hotel and great value for money. Wish I was staying for longer.



Had a one night stay here. The location is great, right beside a Tram Stop, 2 minute walk to St Andrews Square bus station, 15 min from Waverley Train station and short walk to main shopping and restaurants. Hotel was very clean & comfortable. Good Breakfast. Very friendly staff.



Really nice hotel in a fantastic location for train station, shopping and nightlife. Lovely rooms, with complimentary snacks and lovely Aveda toiletries in the room. Bed was really comfortable, breakfast was also excellent and the staff very friendly. Would definitely recommend this hotel to family and friends visiting Edinburgh.



Visited the hotel and stayed 2 nights having stayed at the Indigo in London. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Lovely rooms, great service, very good location opposite the tram stop and bus routes.
Lovely bar and restaurant is on site if you prefer to stay close for dinner!



I stayed at Hotel Indigo for first time last week, the service from the reception, bar and restaurant staff was faultless. The room was very comfortable and the bed was the comfiest i have ever slept in. The Hotel is situated close to the Playhouse and only 5 minute walk from waverley station, there are several good bars and restaurants in the vicinity. A great Hotel in a good area.

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