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

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The Best Things to Come Out of Lockdown in Edinburgh

We know times are tough at the minute, but that hasn’t stopped the people of Edinburgh and the rest of the nation from helping each other out. From donations and fundraisers to virtual events and online classes, it’s really brought out the best in people across Britain. Here are some of our Edinburgh hotel’s favourite good news stories that will be sure to lift your spirits!


Millions tune in to watch Edinburgh Zoo’s Panda Cam

Over three million people have reportedly tuned in to Edinburgh Zoo’s ‘panda cam’ to watch the Giant Panda enclosure. Many viewers have said that being able to watch the animals at play has cheered them up whilst self-isolating at home. As well as Pandas, the zoo offers live streams of other animal enclosures, including tigers, koalas and penguins. Watch Yang Guang live here.Panda Cam at Edinburgh Zoo[photo credit: Edinburgh Zoo]


Edinburgh named “the greenest city in the UK”

As an Edinburgh hotel, we were delighted when we heard the news that Edinburgh had been named one of Europe’s most forward-thinking cities. In the National Geographic article, the Scottish capital was called “the greenest city in the UK”, praised for its air quality, recycling efficiency, and green spaces. Edinburgh Skyline


Free bikes loaned to NHS workers

Two local organisations have partnered up to offer bikes to NHS workers traveling in Edinburgh. Bridge8Hub and Bikes for Refugees have joined forces in a bid to make travel easier for key workers in the city centre. The service has proven extremely popular so far, with nurses, doctors, and healthcare professionals choosing to cycle to work to avoid other modes of public transport. Great initiative, guys! People on bikes[photo credit: Edinburgh Live]


Top Edinburgh landmarks run virtual tours

Visit Edinburgh from the comfort of your couch. Thanks to virtual tours, you don’t even need to leave your house to get your fix of history and culture. Start your adventure at Edinburgh Castle, then move onto the Scottish Highlands and the rest of the UK. Other tours include Buckingham Palace, the Tower of London and Stonehenge. Edinburgh Castle


Run for heroes challenge raises over £5 million

Whether you’ve done it or not, the likelihood is you’ve heard about the run for heroes challenge. The fitness challenge which went viral on Instagram encourages people to run 5k, donate £5, and nominate five friends. But what you might not know is that the woman who started it, Olivia Strong, lives right here in Edinburgh! At first, the aim was to raise £5,000 but the viral campaign has now racked up an incredible £5 million for the NHS.Woman holding hand up[photo credit: CNBC]

Our Edinburgh hotel urges you to follow Government advice at this difficult time. Stay home, stay safe and stay well! 




Indigo Infusion Package

Treat your partner to our Edinburgh hotel’s ‘Indigo Infusion Package’, and enjoy accommodation, full Scottish breakfast and bottle of prosecco!


Shopping Package

Shop ‘til you drop with our boutique Edinburgh hotel’s ‘Shopping Package’. The two-person offer includes overnight accommodation, Scottish breakfast, £20 Love2Shop voucher and much more.


Rule Britannia Tour Package

Ahoy! Follow in the footsteps of royalty, with our Edinburgh hotel’s ‘Rule Britannia Tour Package’, the exclusive offer includes accommodation, breakfast and two tickets for the Royal Yacht Britannia Tour – all aboard!

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! 

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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.



I thoroughly enjoyed my stay at Hotel Indigo. My room was very big and spacious, with an extremely comfortable, grand bed. The bathroom was very nice too, with Aveda toiletries. I loved that the room had some complimentary snacks and drinks, with a Scottish theme.

For breakfast I had a Full Scottish, which was absolutely massive, with a choice of link or lorne sausage - I had the latter to be properly Scottish. Four types of pork product on one plate, I think - amazing!! I'm all about the hotel breakfast, so that was brilliant. Can't fault my stay here. The location is also very convenient for the main train station, and walkable to all of central 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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