Hotel Indigo Edinburgh - Princes Street

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Desk, laptop workspace, soundproofing, iron/ironing board
Desk, laptop workspace, soundproofing, iron/ironing board
Desk, laptop workspace, soundproofing, iron/ironing board
Desk, laptop workspace, soundproofing, iron/ironing board

Overview of Hotel Indigo Edinburgh - Princes Street

Hotel Indigo Edinburgh - Princes Street

4 out of 5

3.7/5 Good

Guests rated this property 3.8/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Restaurant
  • Breakfast available
  • Bar
  • Laundry
  • Room service

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Contactless check-in
  • Personal protective equipment
  • Social distancing
20 Princes Street, Edinburgh, Scotland, EH2 2AN

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationEdinburgh Dungeon4 min walk
  • Popular LocationRoyal Mile6 min walk
  • Popular LocationEdinburgh Castle11 min walk
  • AirportEdinburgh (EDI)19 min drive

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About this area


Hotel Indigo Edinburgh - Princes Street is located in New Town, a neighborhood in Edinburgh, and is in the city center and near a train station. St. Giles' Cathedral and Greyfriars Kirk are notable landmarks, and the area's natural beauty can be seen at Princes Street Gardens and Arthur's Seat. Looking to enjoy an event or a game while in town? See what's going on at Murrayfield Stadium.

What's nearby

  • Scott Monument - 3 min walk
  • Edinburgh Dungeon - 4 min walk
  • Real Mary King's Close - 5 min walk
  • Royal Mile - 6 min walk
  • Edinburgh Castle - 11 min walk

Getting around

  • Edinburgh (ZXE-Edinburgh Waverly Train Station) - 3 min walk
  • Edinburgh Airport (EDI) - 19 min drive


  • Twenty Princes Street — 1 min walk
  • The Voodoo Rooms — 2 min walk
  • The Newsroom — 2 min walk
  • Pep & Fodder — 2 min walk
  • Dishoom — 2 min walk

About this property

Hotel Indigo Edinburgh - Princes Street

4-star Edinburgh hotel in New Town, near St. Giles' Cathedral
This smoke-free hotel features a restaurant, a bar/lounge, and a meeting room. WiFi in public areas is free. Additionally, concierge services, dry cleaning, and laundry facilities are onsite. All 64 soundproofed rooms feature free WiFi and room service. For a bit of entertainment, flat-screen TVs come with digital channels, and guests will also find coffee makers and hair dryers.
Hotel Indigo Edinburgh - Princes Street offers 64 accommodations with coffee/tea makers and hair dryers. Flat-screen televisions come with digital channels.

Bathrooms include showers and complimentary toiletries. Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless Internet access. Housekeeping is offered daily and irons/ironing boards can be requested.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter
Guest accommodations are sealed after cleaning
Follows standard cleaning and disinfection practices of Clean Promise (IHG)

Social distancing

Contactless check-in and check-out
Cashless transactions are available for all charges at the property
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Enhanced food service safety measures are in place
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and transportation

  • No onsite parking available

Food and drink

  • Full breakfast available for a fee daily: GBP 12.50 per person
  • 1 restaurant
  • 1 bar
  • Room service available

Family friendly

  • Laundry facilities
  • Soundproofed rooms


  • Elevator
  • Front-desk safe

Guest services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Dry cleaning service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Porter/bellhop

Languages spoken

  • English

Business services

  • Meeting room


  • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Accessible bathroom (select rooms)
  • Bathroom emergency pull cord
  • Grab bar near toilet
  • In-room accessibility
  • Low-height counter and sink
  • Raised toilet seat
  • Roll-in shower (select rooms)
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)


  • Communal living room
  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities


  • Bed sheets


  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Shower


  • Digital channels
  • Flat-screen TV

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea maker


  • Connecting rooms available
  • Desk
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)
  • Laptop-friendly workspace
  • Soundproofing

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Check-in from 3 PM - anytime
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before 11 AM

Special check-in instructions

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Access methods

Staffed front desk


Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)
Service animals are exempt from fees

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are not available
Cribs (infant beds) are not available

Property payment types

Important information

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Fee for full breakfast: GBP 12.50 per person (approximately)

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
No onsite parking is available
This property accepts Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Diners Club, Barclaycard, debit cards, and cash
Noise-free guestrooms cannot be guaranteed
Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property; the policies listed are provided by the property

We should mention

The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation
This property welcomes guests of all sexual orientations and gender identities (LGBTQ friendly)

Property is also known as

British Royal Hotel
Hotel Indigo Edinburgh - Princes Street Scotland
Royal British
Hotel Indigo Edinburgh Princes Street
Royal British Hotel Edinburgh
Royal British Princes Street Hotel Edinburgh
Royal British Princes Street Hotel
Royal British Princes Street Edinburgh
Hotel Indigo Princes Street
Indigo Edinburgh Princes Street
Indigo Princes Street
Indigo Edinburgh Princes
Hotel Indigo Edinburgh Princes Street
Hotel Indigo Edinburgh - Princes Street Hotel
Hotel Indigo Edinburgh - Princes Street Edinburgh
Hotel Indigo Edinburgh Princes Street an IHG Hotel
Hotel Indigo Edinburgh - Princes Street Hotel Edinburgh

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Overall score and ratings



Rating 5 - Excellent. 249 out of 978 reviews
5 - Excellent 25%
Rating 4 - Good. 374 out of 978 reviews
4 - Good 38%
Rating 3 - Okay. 203 out of 978 reviews
3 - Okay 21%
Rating 2 - Poor. 101 out of 978 reviews
2 - Poor 10%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 51 out of 978 reviews
1 - Terrible 5%




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities

5/5 Excellent

Traveled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service
Amazing room, super attentive staff who go above and beyond. Really convenient location. Excellent condition.
Stayed 4 nights in Sep 2021

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
What a transformation!
I last stayed here when this property was known as the Royal British Hotel, I remember the worn interiors. But now, fast forward a few years and look at this place! Everything has changed from the ground up, I particularly love the pictures and other decor around the stairs, can’t remember if they were there before. My room, with its faux bookcase surrounding the head of the bed, the mirrors, the retro telephone as well as the new addition of a fridge, absolutely wonderful! It’s hard to believe that this is the same property as before, well done to the owners for organising this refurb. No real problems with my stay this time, only major problem was that the bathroom window wouldn’t close, but as the weather was mainly warm and decent, this really didn’t bother me. Advice for anyone else, daily housekeeping service can be offered on request only during COVID-19, but the reception staff will tell you during check in.
Stayed 5 nights in Jun 2021

4/5 Good

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service
Overnight stay in Edinburgh
We booked to stay here for an overnight break. Fantastic location - just 2 minutes walk from Waverley train station. Check in and check out was straightforward and great service both times from Louise - thanks! We were able to check in earlier than expected which was great. First impressions of room - clean but small. Could be done with updating as a couple of maintenance issues (large dip in mattress at 1 side, broken cupboard door) and lighting in room not good. Would have asked to change room but only discovered bed issue later at night after returning to room and we were only staying 1 night. View of Princes St from the room. No noise issues which was great, slept quite well. Bathroom was fine - walk in rainfall shower. No shampoo/conditioner in bathroom, only shower gel. We had breakfast in the morning and would highly recommend it. Great selection of items to choose from on the menu, everything was well cooked. The staff were lovely too. Overall I think this is a great base for a short stay in Edinburgh. With a few room updates, it would be fantastic.
Stayed 1 night in Jun 2021

3/5 Okay

Liked: Cleanliness, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Disliked: Staff & service
We tried to call the hotel the evening before to enquire about an early check in and got no answer on 4 occasions so sent a message via messenger - we got a reply 2 days after our stay. Arrived at the hotel and dropped our bags off 3 hrs before check in. Everything seemed fine at this point. Went out and enjoyed Edinburgh City centre. Went back to the hotel just after check in time to find our suite wasn't ready and were given a complimentary drink in the bar. 2hrs later our suite was finally ready. I understand things happen but there was no indication that our suite wasn't going to be ready when we dropped our bags off. The hotel was nice if a little underwhelming. The staff were amazing and did everything they could to make our stay memorable. Laura on reception was brilliant and was very apologetic when our room wasn't ready. The whole team in the restaurant were on point and the food was fantastic.
Stayed 1 night in Jun 2021

3/5 Okay

Traveled with partner
Disliked: Cleanliness, amenities, property conditions & facilities
For the money I paid for two nights I didn’t expect the room to have dirty tea stains up the wall or the room to not be serviced. The price also stated ‘castle view’.... this was only achievable if you pressed your head against the window... only then could you see it in the corner ... Very disappointed.
Stayed 2 nights in Jun 2021