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

Tel: 0131 556 5577



Edinburgh's Hidden Gems Pt.2

As we explored in our last blog, ‘Edinburgh Hidden Gems’, the Scottish capital really is full to the brim of secret attractions which are just waiting to be discovered by tourists, and no matter how much we tried, we couldn’t possibly squeeze them into just one blog!

So in this blog, our boutique hotel in Edinburgh takes another look into the city’s hidden attractions to provide you with the ultimate two-part guide to Edinburgh’s Hidden Gems!



Dr Neil’s Garden

Escape the hustle and bustle of Edinburgh for a short while and pay a visit to Dr Neil’s Garden! The quaint and secluded garden which can be found beside Duddingston Kirk is full of nature, greenery and flowers and to many has been a place of inspiration. In one corner, you’ll discover Thomson’s Tower, which was built in 1825 as a place for storing Duddingston Curling Society’s stones.Dr Neil Garden[photo credit: Dr Neil Garden]



When you think of city breaks, the last thing you think of is the beach. But in Edinburgh, a city break can quickly turn into a beach holiday with coastline Cramond on the Scottish capital’s doorstep. Just four miles north-west of the city centre, the quaint town has the sea, sandy beaches and rows of whitewashed houses. Ideal for those warm summer days, it serves as the perfect family day out! Spend time at the beach before tucking into fish & chips at one of the town’s local fisheries – don’t forget your bucket and spade!Cramond


Lauriston Castle

You’ve heard of the infamous Edinburgh Castle, but what many people don’t know is that just 3 miles from our boutique Edinburgh hotel is another stunning building, Lauriston Castle. Built in the 16th century, the tower house has some beautiful collections, including colourful tapestries, Italian furniture and vases. It also is home to a lovely Japanese Friendship garden. Lauriston Castle is close to Cramond, so you can double up with a visit to the beach too.Lauriston Castle



The Wild West

Perhaps one of Edinburgh’s strangest areas is a little piece of the Wild West, which looks like something straight out of an old western movie. Tucked away just off Springvalley gardens, lies the remnants of a weird wild west facade which was built in the mid-1990s by a furniture store owner. We don’t quite know the full story of why the wild west street exists, but it’s unique and adds just a little bit more intrigue to a city bursting with culture and history. We recommend have a nosy round if you happen to be in the area.Edinburgh Wild West[photo credit: Stuff Edinburgh]

Hotel Indigo Edinburgh on York Place is a 60-guest room luxury boutique hotel in Edinburgh city centre, ideally located near to many top attractions. To check availability, contact the Edinburgh hotel team on or 0131 556 5577.




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!

This is a fun, bright and trendy hotel and the staff could not be more friendly and helpful. I’m in heaven and don’t want to leave!

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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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