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

Tel: 0131 556 5577



Top Tips for a Quirky Summer Day Out By Our Boutique Hotel in Edinburgh

Summer is when the wonderful city of Edinburgh comes to life. Make the most our boutique hotel in Edinburgh and experience everything this cultural city has to offer. Enjoy our quirky guide to see a different side of Edinburgh during your stay.


Join the Penguin Parade…

Edinburgh Zoo, a leader in the conservation of animal species and environmental education, hosts many activities daily for you to enjoy.  Even better, it’s only a short distance away from our Edinburgh city centre hotel. A firm favourite is the Penguin Parade where you can casually watch Europe’s largest colony of penguins on their daily waddle through the park at 2.15pm.

Penguins Edinburgh Zoo



Cool down in a cosy Tavern seconds from our hotel in Edinburgh...

Contrary to popular belief Edinburgh can get hot during the summer months.  Retreat to the oldest pub in the city - the Sheep's Heid for a cool beverage. Serving Edinburgh for around 600 years the Sheep’s Heid has built up a reputation for being a cosy hideaway. Once revitalised, try a round of skittles in their fascinating old style alley, then head back to our Edinburgh hotel bar for a night time drink! 

Sheep Heid Drink



Venture off the beaten track… 

Edinburgh is full of beautiful and scenic walks and you can start right on our Edinburgh hotel's doorstep. Act like a local and take in the beautiful views from “Edinburgh’s Disgrace”. Originally Designed by William Playfair as a replica of Athens Parthenon, these surreal and beautiful columns standing on their own are a must see.  To start exploring, simply climb the steps at Waterloo Place and make your way to Calton Hill, then head back to our boutique hotel in Edinburgh for a rest. 

Edinburgh's Disgrace

Hotel Indigo Edinburgh, a boutique hotel in Edinburgh is ideally located in the centre of Edinburgh, near to many top attractions. To check availability, contact the Edinburgh hotel team on or 0131 556 5577




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Thoroughly enjoyed our two-night stay in this lovely hotel. A short walk from the train station and central to the shops. We were well impressed with the room, bed was comfortable and a good size. There was room to move about and enough space to put your clothes.

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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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