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

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Top 5 Romantic Activities for Couples In Edinburgh

With so much to see, do and share, Edinburgh truly is a lover’s delight. And, Autumn is the perfect time to hold tartan-gloved hands and explore. Read on to find out our top five romantic activities for couples in Edinburgh.



Go shopping on The Royal Mile

What better way to get to know one another than to see your other half’s shopping tastes? Far from your average shopping centre trip, you can admire the beautiful stone architecture as you stroll down the long, historic pebbled road. From authentic tartan clothing and scarves, to delicious Scottish shortbread, you’re both sure to find something special in one of the intriguing independent shops.The Royal Mile


Spook yourself at Mary King’s Close

Give yourselves a topic of date night conversation and take a tour of this old, abandoned close. Instead of treating each other with gifts, why not leave a teddy for the little ghost girl, Annie, who was abandoned by her mother during the plague? After all, the doll that keeps her happy did get stolen last year...Mary King's Close[Photo credit: MARY KING'S CLOSE]


Go for a meal on Frederick Street

Whatever your budget or foodie tastes, Frederick Street is the perfect place to wine and dine. For a relaxed, urban vibe, visit The Boozy Cow, where you can gorge on loaded cheese fries, hot dogs and even sample a deep fried Mars bar! Or, for a more elegant meal, indulge in the premium steaks and wine pairings of Miller and Carter. The Boozy Cow[Photo credit: THE BOOZY COW]


Visit the animals at Edinburgh Zoo

What better way to spend a day together than surrounding yourselves with cuddly koalas, sleepy pandas and playful penguins. Take a couples gap year in Indonesia without leaving the hotel, and track the stunning Sumatran Tiger, Dharma. You’re guaranteed a wild day out! And, for an extra special surprise, look for your partner’s favourite animal and treat them to a plush of their very own at the gift shop.Edinburgh Zoo


Have cocktails on George Street

The greatest evenings consist of classy cocktail bars - and this street holds some of the best. Cosy up with a spiced gin drink at Copper Blossom - the perfect autumn spot. Then, pop to Tiger Lily, where you’ll feel like Will and Kate, surrounded by simply stylish interior design. What bliss!Copper Blossom[Photo credit: COPPER BLOSSOM]


We hope that our top five romantic activities for couples in Edinburgh have inspired you to plan an enchanting staycation with your other half. Book your glamorous getaway to our boutique hotel now, and get three nights for the price of two with our exclusive offer. We would love to have you both!




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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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