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

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Nowhere Does Romance Like Edinburgh

Desperate for a romantic getaway? There’s no place like Edinburgh. This world-famous capital makes the perfect city break for you and your partner. With cobbled streets, idyllic gardens and fascinating architecture, this picturesque city is full of romantic spots. In this blog, our luxury hotel spills the best things for couples to do in Edinburgh.


Sample exquisite whisky and gin at Holyrood

Scotland is famous for its fine range of whiskies, and there’s nothing better than a tipple with your loved one. A modern distillery in our historic city, Holyrood is inspired by its location in the centre of Edinburgh, surrounded by mountains and sea. A tour around the stills is followed by a sampling of whisky and gin, where you’ll find they are unafraid to experiment with flavours. Perhaps you and your partner will find a new favourite drink to enjoy together.


Enjoy a romantic picnic overlooked by Edinburgh Castle 

Princes Street Gardens provides an excellent view of the castle, and is the perfect spot for an intimate picnic. Grab your partner, a blanket, and lots of your favourite food and enjoy some valuable one-on-one time. Alternatively, buy a drink at one of the nearby shops and take a relaxing break together from busy Edinburgh. The gardens are full of historic monuments, creating a scenic backdrop for romance.

Edinburgh Castle from Princes Street Gardens


Journey into chocolate heaven

Sweeten up your Edinburgh city break. Proven to make you feel happier, The Chocolatarium offers a tour, making, and tasting session which is sure to inspire love and laughter. Follow the journey of chocolate and try weird and wonderful samples, then make your own bar as a souvenir of your unique experience together. Perfect to enjoy as a little treat later.


Head for drinks in Leith

With a variety of bars, restaurants and pubs for any style of night, you and your partner are sure to find the perfect fit for you. We recommend the Granary for a cosy night spent overlooking the shore. The waterfront surroundings are effortlessly romantic, especially with the relaxed atmosphere of the neighbourhood. Take a romantic stroll and see where the day takes you.

Edinburgh Sunset from Calton Hill


Watch the sunset from Calton Hill

With spectacular views over the Edinburgh skyline day or night, Calton Hill is particularly enchanting at sunset. Grab a warm drink (or something stronger) and hold your loved one close as the sky turns beautiful shades of pink and orange. Head up there early if you want to find a bench to yourselves, or keep your picnic blanket handy and nestle on the grass. 

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All of the staff were so friendly and helpful for the whole of our time here and we will definitely return on our next trip to Edinburgh! 

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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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