Hotel Indigo Edinburgh, 51 - 59 York Place, EH1 3JD
Tel: 0131 556 5577
Once one of Scotland’s main trading ports and a bustling mill town, Leith has transformed into the trendiest quarter in Edinburgh. This cultural hotspot is stacked with upcoming businesses, restaurants, and bars, intermingled with historic sights.
Named the fourth coolest neighbourhood in the world by Time Out, and the top in the UK, here’s our Edinburgh hotel’s guide to the area.
The Water of Leith is one of the most famous walking routes in the quarter, and is a great way to access the neighbourhood from the city centre. Join the trail in Stockbridge or Canonmills, and wander along the riverfront until you reach the Port of Leith. Another great spot is the docks, where old meets new and is home to a huge variety of boats and restaurants. Leith Links is a large, open park that is perfect for a walk and also home to a play area.
Leith is home to an incredible variety of food spots to satisfy your cravings. For your junk-food fix, Bross Bagels brings the best street food for all tastes, vegan included. If you’re feeling fancy, head to The Kitchin, a Michelin-star restaurant with a ‘nature to plate’ philosophy. Mouth-watering vegan offerings are found at Harmonium, where pizzas, burgers, and pub staples are cooked to perfection. Last, but definitely not least, head to Lucky Yu Canteen for fluffy bao, succulent wings, and chunky sandos.
Home to tons of creatives, Leith is the perfect place to soak up some culture. The art gallery in Customs House is completely free and showcases the newest talents (many displays are from art students). Alternatively, discover more about Edinburgh’s tartan heritage at Kinloch Anderson, a shop with a small museum at the rear. You can also take in a show at Leith Theatre, a newly renovated, historic performance space built in 1920.
With a huge array of independent shops to choose from, it can be hard to know where to visit first. One of our favourites is The Leith Collective, which supports over one hundred makers from across Scotland in selling their work. Flux is a great place for gifts, and a lot of them are eco-friendly. For a sweet treat, Candersons Sweet Shop is the perfect pick-me-up.
A drink is the perfect way to end a busy day in the quarter. Head for a pot-tail, a cocktail in a teapot, at Roseleaf. We recommend the Krak Slapper! Campervan Brewery has its own taproom, where you can sample the fresh beers inspired by the owner’s travels. Astrology fans, be sure to visit The Barologist for seasonally inspired cocktails in a quirky setting.
What’s first on your list to explore in Leith? Our hotel in Edinburgh is only a 25-minute walk from the edge of the quarter. To discover more amazing, unique spots in the city, visit There’s No Place Like Edinburgh.
When we walked into the room it was absolutely lovely. My partner had arranged a couple of surprises that the hotel staff had delivered on and I was really chuffed with everything!
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!
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.
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.