Hotel Indigo Edinburgh Review

If you’re looking for a lovely boutique hotel in the centre of Edinburgh, then look no further that Hotel Indigo, based on York Place.

Hotel Indigo

Myself and Beautisteel decided to have a girly get together and catch up in the centre of Edinburgh. With Hotel Indigo being right next to the tram line, and so close to the train station and city centre, it seemed like the perfect location for us. It is also situation right next to one of my favourite spots – Calton Hill. It’s just a five minute walk to the top and there is an amazing view of the city and over to fife.

The hotel occupies five original Georgian townhouses and they have maintained some of the features throughout whilst also giving it a modern twist.

The rooms

Our ‘standard king sized’ room was huge and a vibrant turquoise colour, very much like the orange and turquoise themed public areas. The room comprised of a large comfortable bed, a huge swivel TV and a lovely little area with a chaise lounge. The mini bar contents were complimentary and included Scottish branded goods of tunnocks teacakes, Scottish shortbread biscuits, teas and even Irn-Bru. Myself and L were greeted with a stunning welcome cheesecake and lots of free from goodies. We thought this was a lovely touch and this excellent customer services extended throughout the hotel. Our modern en-suite bathroom contained gorgeous Aveda products, cosy bathrobes and slippers and had a huge walk in rainfall shower – bliss.

Hotel Indigo Edinburgh Rooms

The suprise

As the hotel is turning five this year, they have introduced instant Polaroid cameras for guests to snap the sites of Edinburgh. I was delighted about this, although as we were just there for one night and were out when it was dark it was hard to get any brilliant images. We did our best and hope they managed to make it up onto their Polaroid wall in reception!


There is a gym located on the lower ground floor, however we didn’t have time to ulitise. The gym is open 24 hours and features 2 running machines, a cross trainer, a weights machine and dumbbells.


As you know I have dietary requirements and Hotel Indigo were very accommodating with this. They have a small buffet style breakfast and you can also order off the menu. I ordered smoked salmon and scrambled eggs on gluten free toast and it was delicious. There were lots of options on the menu and if you’re visiting Scotland for the first time, I recommend you try the full Scottish breakfast (haggis included!!)


Unfortunately we didn’t have time to sit in the bar for a drink but it looked like a cosy lounge area. Indigo has a large range of beers, gins and cocktails and even a flavoured popcorn machine – what’s not to love!

L and I loved our stay at Hotel Indigo, Edinburgh and would definitely return. It’s located perfectly. Whether you’re venturing across to the Playhouse, to the shops or to the attractions in Edinburgh, you can access them from here.  Hotel Indigo is a fun and welcoming wee hotel!

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