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5 Ways to Beat Self Isolation Boredom and Loneliness

Let’s face it, self-isolation can get a little boring and for those of us going it completely alone, it can get lonely at times. That’s why it’s important to find activities that keep our minds active and ways to stay in contact with friends and family at this challenging time. In this blog, our hotel in Edinburgh explores some of the ways you can beat the boredom and loneliness until lockdown ends.


Video call friends and family

Just because you can’t physically visit them right now, it doesn’t mean you can’t keep in touch with your friends and family. From a phone call to video chat, there are a number of ways you can catch up with those closest to you. WhatsApp allows you to have group video calls, you can see and talk to multiple people at once. Whilst the app, Houseparty enables you to video call and play games, at the same time!



Get active with online workouts

Doing some form of exercise every day is a great way to stay active and feel good whilst in lockdown. When you exercise your body releases endorphins, a hormone that relieves stress and in turn can make you feel happier. Fitness Guru, Joe Wicks is running online sessions every morning for the general public to take part in. Tune into his YouTube channel from 9 am for a new workout.

Joe Wicks Online Workout


Watch Netflix with friends

Miss movie nights with friends, or trips to the cinema? Fear not, Netflix has added a new ‘Party’ feature so you can watch along with friends. Watch films together at the same time with synchronised playback and add group chats, so you can discuss the film in real-time. So get cosy on the couch, grab some snacks and have a movie marathon.Netflix Blog


Write a letter to the elderly

With many elderly people in isolation for the next 12 weeks, it can be a very lonely time for them. Some care homes are asking people to email in letters and drawings to help the residents stay positive in these difficult times. Aaron House in Penicuik is just one care home that has asked the general public to cheer up their residents and let them know they haven’t been forgotten. Hopefully, this activity will make you feel a little less lonely too!

Edinburgh Live - Care Homes


Give your house a spring clean

From clearing out the dreaded junk drawer to deep cleaning the kitchen, it’s the perfect time to get organised. Not only will this make you feel good, mentally but believe it or not, cleaning is a great form of exercise too. Make a list of what needs doing in each room and then get cracking - don’t forget to tick it off as you go!

Spring Cleaning

Our boutique hotel in Edinburgh urges you to stay home, stay safe and stay well during this time.




Indigo Infusion Package

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

 Rooms were boutique and "smart" with the biggest double bed I've ever seen! Wifi was good and the bathroom was so nice, really modern and cool. Can't wait to be back!

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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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