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Hotel Indigo Edinburgh - Princes Street, an IHG Hotel

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Nestled perfectly in between Edinburgh's Old and New town, Hotel Indigo Edinburgh - Princes Street encapsulates the unrivalled historic attractions of Old Edinburgh, whilst being in the heart of the world famous Edinburgh New Town, renowned for its unique shops, champagne bars, designer shops and quirky independent retailers showcasing Scottish produce and innovative boutiques. The design of our hotel is influenced by Edinburgh's historic story. For centuries Edinburgh was a meeting place for the world's greatest thinkers, literacy pioneers, poets and authors. Until this very day Edinburgh continues to inspire and drive some of the world's most famous and successful authors, politicians, artists and creators. Hotel Indigo Edinburgh - Princes Street hopes to inspire you during your stay with thoughtfully designed rooms, created to encapsulate the inspiration of the city.
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Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Bar / lounge
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24-hour security
Baggage storage
24-hour front desk
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Wifi
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Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Special diet menus
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Concierge
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Annie123081 wrote a review 18 Feb
Atlanta, Georgia395 contributions213 helpful votes
We stayed here for 2 nights after a tour in Scotland. The location is great for sightseeing as the Royal Mile is about a 15 minute walk. The rooms compact but well decorated and comfortable. The restaurant has a great view of Edinburgh. We had dinner there on our first night and wish we would have also had dinner there the second night. Try the lamb, it was excellent. Their breakfast is also to order and very good.
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Date of stay: September 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Lindsay294 wrote a review Jun 2023
Austin, Texas35 contributions10 helpful votes
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First of all, we really love the Indigo brands, each with its own style in really unique buildings. The Princes Street’s decor is based on the literary history of Edinburgh, and is in a great location just across the street from the train station and within east walking distance of both Old and New Town. We stayed 5 nights and the rooms are beautifully appointed and very comfortable, with modern renovations. The staff from the front desk, restaurant, bar, and housekeeping are all very nice and so helpful. Even with city view room overlooking busy Princes Street the blackout blinds kept it dark and it was very quiet. Our only complaint, and it’s not really a complaint but something to consider, is that the elevator services only part of the hotel, and so be prepared to take bags up some flights of stairs. For the location, price point, and staff you cannot do better than the Hotel Indigo Princes Street.
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Date of stay: June 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 24 Jun 2023
Dear Lindsay294, Thank you for taking the time to review your recent experience at Hotel Indigo Edinburgh Princes Street. We are delighted to see that you found the location of the hotel to be ideal and that our our staff were friendly and helpful. Your kind words have been shared amongst our team. We look forward to welcoming you again in the near future. Kind regards, Front of House Team
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sissysmith64 wrote a review 17 Feb
Bozeman, Montana22 contributions10 helpful votes
excellent location! close to eveything. my room had a street facing window which allowed a gorgeous view. there was a bit of noise from drunk people walking down the street at 2am. but nothing too loud. restauran and bar were good. my only complaint is the bathroom is ridiculous tiny! if that isn't an issue for you, i'd recommend.
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Date of stay: January 2024
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Room Tip: the bathroom is so so tiny, almost claustrophobic.
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KB_the_truth wrote a review 4 Feb
Jarrow, United Kingdom314 contributions393 helpful votes
We arrived here from the train and the first thing that is obvious is the location. Right across the road from the Waverly Station exit on Princes Street is ideal, as is the proximity to the New Town shops, bars and restaurants. We also arrived with a specific problem as we needed to send an electronic file and hoped to use a “business centre” computer in the hotel (or another location) to send the file we had on a USB stick as we did not have a laptop with us. However, the Indigo Hotel does not have a Business Centre but the staff went out of the way when we checked in to find somewhere that could help us. After many phone calls they did find somewhere and that was much appreciated. Our room was a good size and nicely decorated, with comfortable chairs. The only downside was that we booked a King Size room and the bed was fairly small – certainly did not seem like a king size bed. Breakfast the next day was superb – the full Scottish breakfast was freshly cooked and hot (although the poached eggs could have been more runny). We would definitely stay at this hotel again.
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Date of stay: January 2024
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Dear KB_the_truth, That your for taking the time to review your recent stay with us. We are delighted to see that you had an enjoyable experience during your recent stay at Hotel Indigo Edinburgh- Princes Street and are happy to hear that you felt looked after by our team. Once again, thank you for your kind words and we look forward to welcoming you back soon! Kind regards, Hotel Indigo Princes Street
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Weewellies2 wrote a review 3 Feb
3 contributions2 helpful votes
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The room was fabulous! The bed was to die for, we slept extremely well. Very good blackout curtains and the bedding, pillows etc were beautiful. Had a nice selection of teas, coffees and drinks in the room. The water and chocolate in the fridge was a very nice touch as were the crisps and shortbread! The arran shampoo, conditioner, hand wash and body wash was lovely to use in the bathroom. All of the staff couldn’t be more helpful. Anna especially who checked us in and gave us some tips on where to go and what to see. The smell throughout the hotel was gorgeous. The only problem was that corridor was noisy overnight but that’s not any fault of the staff.
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Date of stay: February 2024
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Dear Weewellies2, Thank you for taking the time to send us such a wonderful message based upon your recent stay at Hotel Indigo Edinburgh Princes Street. We are delighted to hear that you had an enjoyable experience, your comments have been shared amongst the team and to Anna in specific, she will be really happy that her help made your stay more memorable. We are glad to see that you enjoyed all the complementary amenities in the room, they are carefully selected. Please rest assured that we will report your observation about the noise in the corridor, and try our best to improve your sleep quality with us. Once again, thank you for your kind words. We look forward to welcoming you back soon. Kind regards, Hotel Indigo Princes Street
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MarkFergie71 wrote a review 2 Feb
17 contributions7 helpful votes
Hotel Indigo Fabulously close to Waverley Station and on Princes Street this hotel is quirky but delivers. The styling around Scotlands Writers is eclectic but service is friendly and accommodating. Breakfast is fabulous and the staff were eager to please to requests re baggage / late checkout etc. Would recommend and stay again.
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Date of stay: February 2024Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Very near Waverley station
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Dear markfergie71, Thank you for taking the time to review your recent experience at Hotel Indigo Edinburgh Princes Street. We are happy to see our location was to your liking and appreciate your feedback regarding our other amenities- reviews like these will help us improve. We hope to welcome you back in future. Kind regards, Hotel Indigo Princes Street
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katie l wrote a review Jan 2024
Tampa, Florida160 contributions127 helpful votes
Absolutely loved this hotel. From the location to our room, to the staff we had a wonderful stay. I highly suggest upgrading to a higher floor room off princess street. I believe our room was 801 and it was gorgeous. Very spacious with lovely views, bathroom was very nice and shower pressure is great which i always appreciate. The lobby bar is fun in the evenings. Location is prime, especially during Christmas, the market is directly across the street. Definitely will book this hotel next time in Edinburgh! Our room was a little tough to get to as the hallways are narrow and there were stairs (we had lots of bags and they were heavy so was glad i had some muscle with me). Im sure the hotel would bring the bags to your room if that would be an issue.
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Date of stay: December 2023
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Room Tip: Worth it to upgrade to higher floor facing princess street so you can have a beautiful view of...
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Dear katiel104, Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback with us following your recent experience at Hotel Indigo Edinburgh – Princes Street. We are happy to hear that you had an enjoyable experience, and happy memories during your time in Edinburgh. Also, we are delighted to see that you enjoyed the attentive service our team provided. Definitely we always offer to help with any luggage and we can take it to the room for you. We hope we can welcome you back soon in your next trip to Edinburgh. Kind regards, Hotel Indigo Princes Street
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Ajg0306 wrote a review Jan 2024
104 contributions40 helpful votes
Great location in between new and old town Edinburgh, walking distance to everywhere but good access to all public transport right on the doorstop. A stones throw away from St James Quarter for shopping, food, drink and entertainment. The staff were always friendly and helpful and the room was of a high standard for cleanliness and facilities. Breakfast choices were great and everything was cooked fresh and they used friend ingredients and it was always delicious. The bar connected to the hotel (Juniper) is lovely for drinks with quirky decor unfortunately the barmaid was quite rude on one of the nights but then we all have our off days sometimes. Overall it was a great place to stay and I would definitely stay here again if I came back to Edinburgh.
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Date of stay: January 2024Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Dear Ajg0306, First of all, thank your for taking a moment to review your recent stay at Hotel Indigo Princes Street. We're glad you enjoyed your stay with us and that you found the location to be ideal for all your shopping. We're happy that we met your expectations regarding your room and you've created nice memories with your stay. Also, thank you for your kind words about staff, we take feedbacks really seriously and we like to share them among the staff to keep the motivation and improve in the service we provide. We hope we can welcome you back soon in your next visit to Edinburgh. Kind regards, Hotel Indigo Princes Street
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GlasgowGal24 wrote a review Jan 2024
Glasgow, United Kingdom5 contributions1 helpful vote
All staff at the hotel from the doormen to the reception staff were friendly, welcoming and very helpful. Cameron was particularly helpful during my stay, thank you for your assistance. The rooms are spacious and comfortable with a trendy decor. Bathrooms are modern and luxurious. Overall a very pleasant stay and I will be recommending this hotel to fellow colleagues.
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Date of stay: January 2024Trip type: Travelled on business
Room Tip: Perfect location in the heart of the city centre. right across from Edinburgh Waverley train station
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Responded 14 Jan 2024
Dear GlasgowGal24, Thank you for taking the time to send us such a wonderful message based upon your recent stay at Hotel Indigo Edinburgh Princes Street. We are delighted to hear that you had an enjoyable experience and happy memories of your time in Edinburgh, your comments have been shared amongst the team and Cameron in particular. We are glad to see that you enjoyed the attentive service all the team provided. Once again, thank you for your kind words. We look forward to welcoming you back soon. Kind regards, Hotel Indigo Edinburgh Princes Street Team.
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relaxingbelfast wrote a review Dec 2023
Belfast, United Kingdom214 contributions112 helpful votes
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We arrived in the hotel to a friendly welcome. Very speedy check in. As we got out of the lift we where glad of the signs pointing us to the room, we found it like a maze going round the many turns steps and doors to go but we found it in the end lol. The room was lovely clean and fresh, crisps, shortbread, chocolate and 2 bottles of water in the fridge and of course tea and coffee oh and hot chocolate yum. Breakfast was absolutely outstanding I have stayed in many hotels around the world and this room had to be one of the grandest rooms I have eaten in. The food was beautiful, complements to the chief 🙂 and of course all the staff that made our stay a memorable one. We will definitely be booking this hotel in the future.
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Date of stay: December 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Dear Relaxingbelfast, Thank you for taking the time to send us such a wonderful message based upon your recent stay at Hotel Indigo Edinburgh Princes Street. We are delighted to hear that you had an enjoyable experience, your comments have been shared amongst the team and Kitchen in specific. We are thrilled that you appreciated the interior of our hotel and found the team to be friendly, it’s a pleasure to see that you enjoyed breakfast in our Twenty restaurant. Once again, thank you for your kind comments and I hope you will visit Hotel Indigo Edinburgh Princes Street again. Kind regards, Hotel Indigo Edinburgh Princes Street Team.
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£105 - £277 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
royal british edinburgh, hotel royal british
FORMERLY KNOWN AS
Royal British Hotel
LOCATION
United KingdomScotlandEdinburghNew Town / Princes Street and Gardens
NUMBER OF ROOMS
64
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hotel Indigo Edinburgh - Princes Street, an IHG Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Hotel Indigo Edinburgh - Princes Street, an IHG Hotel?
Nearby attractions include The Real Mary King's Close (0.2 miles), ScotBeer Tours (0.2 miles), and Department Of Magic (0.3 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Hotel Indigo Edinburgh - Princes Street, an IHG Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at Hotel Indigo Edinburgh - Princes Street, an IHG Hotel?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Hotel Indigo Edinburgh - Princes Street, an IHG Hotel?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
What are some restaurants close to Hotel Indigo Edinburgh - Princes Street, an IHG Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Makars Gourmet Mash Bar, Howies Waterloo Place, and Burgers and Beers Grillhouse.
Is Hotel Indigo Edinburgh - Princes Street, an IHG Hotel located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.2 miles away from the centre of Edinburgh.
Are any cleaning services offered at Hotel Indigo Edinburgh - Princes Street, an IHG Hotel?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Are there any historical sites close to Hotel Indigo Edinburgh - Princes Street, an IHG Hotel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting The Real Mary King's Close (0.2 miles), Palace of Holyroodhouse (0.7 miles), and Gladstone's Land (0.3 miles).
Is Hotel Indigo Edinburgh - Princes Street, an IHG Hotel accessible?
Yes, it offers reduced mobility rooms and facilities for disabled guests. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.