One lazy weekend, I was idly searching the internet for a hotel in Edinburgh during the Festival month but if you've looked at the hotel prices you would have fainted! After checking my diary for any on call clashing dates, I booked this hotel on a whim after reading great reviews and the stylish boutique look about the room.
Hotel Indigo is situated on the trendy York Place in the centre of Edinburgh close to the Playhouse Theatre and very close to The Stand Comedy Club. It is a 5 minute walk to the bus station and a 10 minute walk to the train station so is perfectly located if you're looking for an accessible hotel. It's also close to all the shopping on Princes Street and the restaurant we chose to eat at that evening (saving us a little money on a taxi back to the hotel)
I received a call from the hotel the day before and they asked if I wanted an earlier check in time for no extra charge. I jumped at the chance as I hate lugging around luggage when exploring. We were greeted with such warmth and were informed by the hotel breakfast the next day if we wanted to add it to our stay. We considered it for the whole day and eventually went to the reception later in the evening to add the breakfast offer to our room.
I squealed with delight as soon as we entered the room. It was so beautifully decorated and was perfectly sized for two people. The view wasn't up to much but I wouldn't really be spending a lot of time gazing out the window. The room had a fridge which had fresh milk for the complimentary tea and coffee. Everything in the fridge doesn't come with any extra cost and we delighted upon Irn Bru, Diet Coke, still and sparkling water and Tunnocks tea cakes!
The TV was located at the foot of the bed but made for difficult viewing when I was getting ready by the mirror behind it.
The bathroom was beautiful and featured a waterfall shower and cute complimentary toiletries. There was also fresh dressing gowns hanging beside the shower. As far as boutique hotels go, this one is definitely one of the best I have stayed in. The reception staff were very friendly and hospitable. They even let us have a late check out the next day which was a bonus as our train back home was shortly after we were due to leave the hotel.
The breakfast the next day wasn't the greatest and was a little on the pricey side but it was convenient enough to have the dining room in the same hotel. For the price of the hotel, it was very nice and I felt very comfortable there. It's perfect for a girly weekend, romantic break or a relaxing break away from the normality of life. I would stay here again in a heartbeat. May have to suggest it to the boy again :)