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“Smart and stylish boutique hotel near Edinburgh City centre” 5 of 5 stars
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Hotel Indigo Edinburgh
51 - 59 York Place, Edinburgh EH1 3JD, Scotland (New Town)   |  
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Ranked #16 of 144 Hotels in Edinburgh
Northern Ireland
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“Smart and stylish boutique hotel near Edinburgh City centre”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2014

This was our first time in a Hotel Indigo and we were impressed.
The hotel is in a terrace, conveniently situated just a few minute's walk from Princes Street.
The hotel is smart and the decor fresh and modern.
We were very impressed by the young staff who were both efficient and helpful.
We were served promptly at breakfast. The continental and cooked food were excellent.
Free minibar in the room. Free wifi as standard.
We've tried a number of hotels in Edinburgh City Centre recently and this one beats them all for value for money and friendly efficiency.
We'll be back!

Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
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DominicKutschera, General Manager at Hotel Indigo Edinburgh, responded to this review, February 3, 2014
Dear Photopedia,

Thank you very much for taking the time to write such kind words about your stay with us at Hotel Indigo Edinburgh.

I am delighted to hear that you have enjoyed your time in our beautiful city. We certainly are in a great location to explore everything Edinburgh has to offer. From May this year you will even be able to take a tram directly from the airport to our front door.
Our Turquoise Thistle restaurant team takes great pride in sourcing fresh local produce and you can certainly taste this in your freshly cooked full Scottish breakfast but also at afternoon tea and dinner.

I hope that we can welcome you back very soon.

Stay curious,

Dominic
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
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  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2014

I booked this hotel as a treat for my husband and I for our first wedding anniversary. We advised the hotel when we booked that it was our wedding anniversary and the receptionist wished us a happy anniversary which was very nice.
The bedroom was lovely and clean and a nice size and the shower was lovely, the only thing about the bedroom was that there was no view from the bedroom which was disappointing.
The mini bar with free juice, water, a packet of rasins and a biscuit was a nice touch and the tea, coffee, hot chocolate and milk was also good.
We asked for vegetarian breakfast in bed as I am ill at the moment and find it difficult to get up in the morning but on both days we were given a vegetarian breakfast but not what we asked for plus on the second day our potato scones were overcooked, hard and burnt and the beans were overheated and looked like they had been sitting for a long time before we got them.
The staff on reception were very helpful and friendly and were even kind enough to post out my husbands iphone charger that we left behind and we received this in the post the next day.
I would recommend the hotel but not the breakfast. We also ordered pizza for room service in the evening which was margarita but the tomato sauce on the pizza was sweet and my husband doesn't like sweet food so we did not enjoy that either.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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DominicKutschera, General Manager at Hotel Indigo Edinburgh, responded to this review, January 31, 2014
Dear Kelly,

Thank you very much for taking the time to write about your stay with us.

It is great to hear that your husband and yourself have enjoyed your time with us, especially since it was for such a special occasion. Please accept my sincere apologies for the issues you have experienced with your room service breakfast. I have discussed your comments with our head chef and food and beverage manager.

I do hope that we can welcome you back soon, maybe for a bite to eat at our Turquoise Thistle Restaurant.

Stay curious,

Dominic
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Belfast, United Kingdom
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28 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2014 via mobile

We stayed here last weekend on a girls trip. The hotel was excellent. We got a taxi from airport (£20) and got checked in straight away by very efficient and friendly staff. Location was perfect as it was round the corner to John Lewis, Harvey Nics and Princess Street. We only had breakfast which was excellent, small continental Buffett and then served a full Scottish cooked fry. The hotel itself was very clean with beautiful decor and I would highly recommend it. I have stayed in a lot of Holiday Inn's but never an Indigo before if they are all like this one it will be my future choice.

  • Stayed January 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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DominicKutschera, General Manager at Hotel Indigo Edinburgh, responded to this review, January 27, 2014
Dear GEW5,

Thank you for taking the time to write such a great review of your stay with us at Hotel Indigo Edinburgh.

I am delighted to hear that you have enjoyed your first stay at a Hotel Indigo Hotel. All our Hotel Indigo Hotels are a great choice and you will find each of them reflect the neighbourhood they are in.
From May this year you will even be able to take our brand new trams directly from the airport to our door step.

I will certainly pass your comments on to our team. It gives us a great boost when our guests enjoy their stay as much as you have and I do hope that we can welcome you back soon.

Stay curious,

Dominic
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2014

Headed up to Edinburgh for a couple of nights with my wife. Very impressed with hotel. Decor modern. Bed comfortable. Free wifi and mini bar. Big shower. Breakfast was very tasty and perfectly cooked. Staff very helpful. By booking direct with hotel and joining loyalty scheme got discount. Great value for great hotel.

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  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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DominicKutschera, General Manager at Hotel Indigo Edinburgh, responded to this review, January 27, 2014
Dear ShipsDoctor,

Thank you very much for taking the time to write about your stay with us at Hotel Indigo Edinburgh.

I am delighted to hear that your wife and yourself have enjoyed your time in our neighbourhood. All our hotels have a best price guarantee so you can be sure to always find the best deal at the hotel directly.
Our Turquoise Thistle team take great pride in sourcing fresh, local produce and you can certainly taste this at breakfast, afternoon tea and also dinner.

I do hope that we can welcome you back soon, maybe for a visit to the Edinburgh Playhouse theater.

Stay curious,

Dominic
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cheshire, uk
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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 hotel reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2014

Spent 4 nights here and we didn't want to leave. The hotel is well located for New Town, though parking is a few minutes walk away. The staff were great with our toddler and she even got a little present. Best of all the room was super. It was massive, had a beautiful bathroom with rain shower and good toiletries. The beds were very comfy, if a bit high up for a little one. There was a seating area and free soft drinks/snacks in the room. It was a great place to spend time whilst pregnant as you could relax and enjoy the media system in the room. Breakfast was tasty and service friendly. There were two slight niggles- the room service food was not that hot and the floors upstairs carried noise very easily from people walking above, but that is the nature of an old building so we would not hesitate to go back again and again. We loved it!

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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DominicKutschera, General Manager at Hotel Indigo Edinburgh, responded to this review, January 27, 2014
Dear LJBee,

Thank you very much for taking the time to write such kind words about your stay with us at Hotel Indigo Edinburgh.

I am delighted to hear that you and your family enjoyed your time in Edinburgh. We are in a very central location and an ideal base to explore everything our beautiful city has to offer. From May this year you will even be able to take the brand new trams directly from the airport to our doorstep.
All our bedrooms come complete with welcome mini bar with snacks and soft drinks, luxury toiletries, spa inspired rainfall shower and all the mod cons you could ask for.
I have discussed your feedback regarding room service with our head chef and we will take the necessary steps to avoid this in the future.

I do hope that we can welcome you and your family back soon.

Stay original,

Dominic
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Appleby, England, United Kingdom
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3 hotel reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2014

Stayed here for 1 night with my boyfriend in January, it was brilliant. We got an early check in as we happened to arrive early which we did not expect. The staff are very friendly and happy to help. We stayed in an executive suite, which was very spacious, stylish and clean. The bed was very comfortable, I didn't want to get out! We also ordered breakfast to our room at no extra charge. I would definitely stay here again.

Room Tip: Stayed in room 409, highly recommend it.
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  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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DominicKutschera, General Manager at Hotel Indigo Edinburgh, responded to this review, January 27, 2014
Dear Rebecca N,

Thank you very much for taking the time to write such a great review of your stay with us at Hotel Indigo Edinburgh.

I am delighted to hear that you have had a brilliant time in our beautiful city. Although our check in time is not until 3pm we will certainly check you in early if there is a room ready and at the very least we will store your luggage so you can get on with exploring our neighbourhood.
Our Turquoise Thistle team take great pride in creating delicious dishes from fresh, local produce whether this is for breakfast, afternoon tea or dinner.

I do hope that we can welcome you back soon, maybe for a show at the Playhouse theatre.

Stay curious,

Dominic
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Kirkcaldy, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
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Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2014

Stayed here for my husbands 60th birthday.Booked a suite as a surprise it was absolutely gorgeous separate sitting area,2tellys,lots of different kinds of tea&coffee,crisps,biscuits,free mini bar with water&juice. Thanks to the staff who were excellent we got early check in and late check out also thanks for the plate of nibbles & card for his birthday it was a lovely touch. We will definitely stay here again.ps breakfast was good as we'll.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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DominicKutschera, General Manager at Hotel Indigo Edinburgh, responded to this review, January 22, 2014
Dear Happytravellers0023,

Thank you very much for taking the time to write such a lovely review of your stay with us at Hotel Indigo Edinburgh.

I am delighted to hear that your husband and yourself have enjoyed your time in Edinburgh, especially since it was for such a special occasion.

Our Suites are really the ideal rooms to celebrate a special occasion. All of our 60 boutique bedrooms come complete with welcome mini bar with snacks, soft drinks and fresh milk and you will also find free WiFi throughout the hotel. Our Turquoise Thistle team take great pride in sourcing fresh, local produce and I am glad that you have enjoyed your freshly prepared full Scottish breakfast.

I do hope that we can welcome you back to our neighbourhood soon, maybe for your own birthday.

Stay curious,

Dominic
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Address: 51 - 59 York Place, Edinburgh EH1 3JD, Scotland
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Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Edinburgh > New Town
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#18 Romantic Hotel in Edinburgh
#26 Business Hotel in Edinburgh
#29 Family Hotel in Edinburgh
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 60
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hotel Indigo Edinburgh welcomes you in April 2012! Set in the heart of the historic city of Edinburgh. Steeped in history itself, the hotel building dates back to the early 1800’s with many of the historic features preserved. Each stylish room offers up to date technology with a media hub offering guests the connectivity they demand whilst on the move. Relax in our lounge bar and restaurant, savouring some of Scotland’s favourite dishes and drinks with a contemporary twist. For something special join us for afternoon tea or pre and post theatre dinner. ... more   less 
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