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

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Best Romantic Ways To Spend A Day In Edinburgh

There’s plenty to see and do in Edinburgh. If you’re thinking about booking a getaway with a loved one, or simply just want a good date night while you’re on your trip, we’ve got you covered! 

Spend some great quality time together and discover our top five romantic activities you can do while you’re staying in Edinburgh.

Scottish national gallery

Wander around the Scottish National Gallery


If you’re after a relaxing afternoon away from the hustle and bustle of the city, why not take a walk around the Scottish National Gallery? The collection of art from the early Renaissance to the end of the nineteenth century is regarded as one of the best in the world, so you’ll find plenty to explore and enjoy.


You can even treat yourself to a bite to eat in their cafe and restaurant, whether you are in the mood for something sweet or want to sample the best in local Scottish produce. 


Find out more about the gallery and plan your visit here.


calton hill

Watch the sunset on Calton Hill


You can’t get much more romantic than peacefully watching a beautiful sunset, and there’s no better view than from the top of Calton Hill!


With spectacular views of Edinburgh to take in, Calton Hill is the perfect location for an evening walk with your partner. Not only does it provide panoramic views, but it’s also home to a collection of monuments like the National Monument and the City Observatory. It’s a great way to spend an evening together, as you enjoy a chilled-out wander while discovering some historic sights of Edinburgh.


lalias edinburgh

Enjoy a brunch at Lalia 


For the foodie couples out there, you can’t miss a tasty brunch at Lalia! Set in a beautiful floral cafe, you’ll find the BEST place for brunching in Edinburgh. 


As the self-proclaimed location of the original ‘pink brunch’, you’re in for a unique lunchtime dining experience that you won’t be able to resist. With plenty of mouth-watering dishes on offer from sweet treats like pancakes and french toast, to flavourful savoury eats like Shakshouka and their famous pink avocado toast!


It’s a popular spot so we recommend booking ahead! Book your table here.


edinburgh castle

Explore Edinburgh Castle


Soak up some history and explore Edinburgh Castle. The castle is full of stories to discover and makes a wonderful setting to walk around. You can even have a picnic if the weather is sunny!


There’s also two different cafes you can visit for a bite to eat in impressive surroundings. Treat yourselves to a delicious afternoon tea experience at The Tea Rooms, or enjoy hand-stretched pizzas in the Redcoat Cafe.


Find out more about the castle and what you can get up to here.


edinburgh playhouse

See a show at Edinburgh Playhouse


Whether you want laughs, drama or musical numbers - Edinburgh Playhouse has it all! A night at the theatre is a top date night idea, especially if you manage to nab tickets to a show you’ve been wanting to see for ages!


Make an evening of it and head for some dinner and drinks before you settle down to watch the performance. There’s plenty of great spots for dining around the Playhouse such as Taisteal, Rollo Broughton and Mamma Roma.




We hope that we’ve inspired your next romantic getaway to Edinburgh. Make your stay extra special with our Romance Package so you can really make the most of your trip away.


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Love this hotel! Friendly staff and great rooms in vibrant colours. Modern and well refurbished. Great location also and the tram stop is situated right outside. Great for getting around town or to the airport.

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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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