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

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Explore Edinburgh's Hidden Gems

There is so much to discover in Scottish capital from popular attractions to world-class restaurants and experiences. However, what many people don't know is that tucked back, down alleyways and side streets is another world to explore. Here is a rundown of some of Edinburgh's best-kept secrets and gems!

Tuck in at Contini


Tuck in at Contini

If you’re looking for delicious Italian food in a grand setting, Contini is the place to go. A short walk from Hotel Indigo Edinburgh, Contini is located in a converted banking hall, modelled on a Florentine Palazzo. Pasta and delicious Puglian focaccia are made fresh every morning and the menus are updated every month with the seasons. A fun, informal and very special family restaurant.

Mary King's Close


Mary King's Close

Hidden beneath the Royal Mile is Real Mary King’s Close, a preserved 17th-century street set amidst a warren of passages, alleys and homes. In this unique and underground attraction discover over 400 years of dark history of plague, murder and intrigue. Follow in the footsteps of former resident Mary King and other residents, with costumed tour guides and actors to bring fascinating tales alive in this hauntingly authentic experience.

Royal Botanic Gardens


Royal Botanic Gardens

The Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh is a world-renowned centre of botanical science, home to over 100,000 plants in 70 acres, just a mile from the city centre. A visit to the Garden is not complete without a tour of the 10 magnificent Glasshouses, each with a different climatic zone and home to over 3,000 exotic plants from around the world. Head to the Chinese Hillside for some serenity, climb to the viewpoint in the Rock Garden or stroll amongst giant Redwood trees in the Woodland Garden.

Scotch Whisky Experience


Scotch Whisky Experience

Take an immersive tour with a knowledgeable guide from The Scotch Whisky Experience and learn about whisky production from barley to bottle. Stimulate your senses in a series of exhibits, demonstrations, talks and tastings. Visitors will have the opportunity to view The Diageo Claive Vidiz Whisky Collection - 3,384 bottles of amber glow! There are a variety of tours available whether you’re a complete spirit novice or a whisky pro, and there’s even the option to pair tastings with a traditional Scottish dinner in the restaurant.

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The first thing you notice about this hotel is what a fantastic location it is for both business and pleasure. Right opposite the main train station and walking distance from pretty much anything that’s worth seeing!

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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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