Magic In The Air: Festivities at Our Boutique Hotel In Edinburgh

This Winter, here at Hotel Indigo Edinburgh we’re delighted to be carrying out some amazing, festive-themed experiences. There is magic in the air and ‘a miracle on York Place’ is happening! Throughout the rest of December, we still have some amazing things occurring, read on to find out….

North-Pole Themed Room In Our Boutique Edinburgh Hotel

An exciting addition to this snowy season is our North-Pole-themed room! This stay offers a chance of a lifetime to stay in a beautifully decorated and festively adorned luxury room and our guests who have already had the chance to stay have been loving it! 

Imagine the excitement as you walk up our elegant stairs to your magical getaway, unknowing of what you might find as you enter your room in the heart of Edinburgh. As you go to open the door, you are greeted with the sweet smell of Christmas, is that apple and cinnamon that you smell? The ambient twinkling lights catch the corner of your eye as you open your door to full, showcasing the beauty of what is inside.

The exquisite wreaths and garlands leave you enchanted while your attention casts its way onto the comfiest bed you may have ever seen! Blankets and pillows embellish the sheets, the perfect accompaniment to a good snuggle. While sinking yourself into the mattress you notice that hiding under the lavish Christmas tree are Christmas stockings which, as you look closer, are filled with festive treats.

There is no doubt that our North-Pole-themed room is the best way to get into those festive feels. If you fancy a late December stay, you can look at booking here.

Our boutique hotel in Edinburgh makes a conscious effort to support those who are less privileged. To help support the community, we are giving a donation of each north-pole room that is booked to Edinburgh Children’s Hospital Charity, we think this is important.

Christmas Room In Edinburgh

Sweet Sip Competition

We love a competition here at Hotel Indigo In Edinburgh! We have decided to ‘sweeten’ things up by hosting a hot chocolate competition, all in aid of Edinburgh Children’s Charity. If you are stopping by our hotel this November and December, for a limited time, you are more than welcome to take part in our ‘sweet sip’ challenge. All you need to do to enter for a chance to win a free one night stay is buy a hot chocolate stick from our lovely team at reception. All proceeds of this are going to charity, so you would be treating yourself and helping somebody… What a perfect duo.

12 Days Of Christmas Giveaway

Starting on the 14th of December, we have 12 exciting days of Christmas giveaways. These giveaways will be held on our Facebook and Instagram each day from the 14th until our final big giveaway on the 25th of December! From free stays to exciting days out we will have something to get everybody excited.

Christmas Market In Edinburgh

Edinburgh Christmas Market

We are so lucky that on our doorstep is a realm of endless magic and festivities. Our personal favourite activity is going to visit the enchanted Christmas market and we think you should definitely go as well!

If you happen to find yourself there, there is absolutely something for everyone. If you are going with your partner in crime, you can mix it up and become partners in ‘wine’ with the market’s superbly enticing mulled wine stalls. If hot chocolate is more up your street, you can find vendors serving it up steaming, loaded with all the toppings, yum! 

Maybe this festive period is going a bit too fast and you haven’t had a chance to think about your Christmas shopping, there is certainly no reason to worry as Edinburgh Christmas market has all the quirky bits on offer that make the best Christmas for your loved ones. 

Edinburgh Castle 

The beautiful Edinburgh Castle truly likes to stand out and make an impact! On selected dates throughout December, the ‘Castle of Light’ makes a memorable appearance. From immersive illusions to enchanting installations, there is something to tantalise your senses in this sea of twinkling lights and colourful displays.

Indeed the castle is beautiful all year round, but there is nothing better to enhance its beauty than this. There is an opportunity to create some momentous memories with your family and friends all thanks to this amazing activity. Did you know you are more likely to create amazing memories if you do something new?

Make sure you buy your tickets for this event. If you don’t fancy buying a ticket, you can still potter up to the castle in the evening and experience its allure!



We hope that you love the Christmas festivities that we have this year and also enjoy all the excitement that is just a stone’s throw away from our gorgeous and cosy hotel.

Our Edinburgh hotel lies within the Edinburgh UNESCO World Heritage site and occupies five original Georgian townhouses just moments from both Princes Street and Edinburgh Castle.

Our hotel in Edinburgh has preserved many of the original features including decorative stairwells and a unique cupola. The chic and contemporary interior reflects the life and vibrancy of Edinburgh today.

There are 60 individual Edinburgh hotel bedrooms and junior suites to choose from and our regular guests have their firm favourites. Each guestroom in our Edinburgh city centre hotel is individually decorated reflecting the neighbourhood story with details of Edinburgh’s rich history and Summer Festival traditions.

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Our Boutique City Centre Edinburgh Hotel

We’re a hotel in Edinburgh city centre, minutes away from Waverley Train Station, Princes Street and St Andrews Square.

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Food & Drink

Join us for breakfast, and fuel up for the day ahead with our selection of continental items and a-la carte dishes which are cooked to order using local produce where possible. You can’t stay at our Edinburgh hotel without trying a ‘Wee Dram’. We have a selection of fine whisky to take you around the most famous Scottish distilleries, with the occasional stop off in places such as Wales and Japan. Alternatively, try one of our craft beers or ‘softies’.

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