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Room amenities

  • Iron at reception
  • Operator wake up call
  • Satellite/cable colour TV
  • Sweet Bed
  • WIFI in your room

Bathroom amenities

  • Accessible bathroom
  • Hair dryer at reception
  • Shower
  • Toilets


  • Audible smoke alarms in rooms
  • Deadbolts and/or locks in rooms
  • Emergency info in rooms
  • Keycard-operated door locks
  • Security peephole
  • Smoke alarm in room


Around the Hotel

Business stays

  • Convention centre

    EICC&npsb;(1km / 0.63mi)

Culture & Theatre

  • Museums

    MUSEUM AREA&npsb;(0.1km / 0.06mi)
  • Opera/symphony/concert hall

    OPERA,SYMPHONY,CONCERT AREA&npsb;(0.1km / 0.06mi)

Parks & Leisure

  • Amusement park

    DYNAMIC EARTH&npsb;(0.8km / 0.5mi)
  • Botanical gardens

    THE BOTANICAL GARDEN&npsb;(4.02km / 2.5mi)
  • Casino

    CASINO&npsb;(0.8km / 0.5mi)


  • Sports centre

    COMMONWEALTH POOL& SPORTS CENTRE&npsb;(1.61km / 1mi)
  • Stadium

    MURRAYFIELD STADIUM&npsb;(6.44km / 4mi)

Surrounding area

  • Beach area

    PORTOBELLO&npsb;(5km / 3.13mi)
    SOUTH QUEENSFERRY&npsb;(14.48km / 9mi)

Tourist info

  • Special tourist area

    EDINBURGH CASTLE&npsb;(0.5km / 0.31mi)
    HOLYROOD PALACE&npsb;(0.5km / 0.31mi)


All hotel services

Offered Services
Paying Services

Car rental

  • Car hire service desk

Business Services

  • Internet connectivity
  • Safe deposit box at reception
  • WIFI access
  • WIFI at the hotel
  • WIFI in the communal areas
  • WIFI in your room


  • Public indoor parking (nearby)
  • Public outdoor parking (nearby)


Customer Reviews

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My husband and I have been traveling for the past 7 weeks throughout Europe. We have stayed in B&Bs, a Private VRBO, Hilton (on 3 different occasions), and other hotels. This hotel was among one of our favourite stays. The Ibis on Edinburgh's Royal Mile was in a fantastic location; it was very quick to access many monuments and amenities. We walked with our bulky luggage from Waverly Station, which was very easy. The first thing that was noticed was our reception. We were welcomed immediately by staff and they made sure to have everything ready upon on our arrival (do the pre-arrival checkin; it makes a difference). The staff spent time not just helping us. We continuously observed them assisting other travelers with ideas of where to eat, places to visit, and even long distance trips within Scotland. The staff made an effort to know our names, and if felt great returning to the hotel and be greeted by our first names. We're members with Hilton and we didn't have this experience with them on this trip. Also, breakfast was equivalent to the meals that we ate at some of the B&Bs, and in the Hilton private lounges. Granted, the Hilton lounges had a few more options for beverages, the basics were almost identical. In North American terms, the rooms are small but having traveled through Europe, we had actually stayed in smaller rooms, including one at the Hilton in Munich. Also, There was an issue with other guests on our floor smoking in their room (this is a non-smoking hotel). The hotel dealt with the situation swiftly and effectively. We have never stayed in an IBIS hotel prior to this trip, and it really has made us reevaluate where our future stays will occur. I had read previous reviews about the younger staff in red shirts and their ipads checking you in upon arrival. I was a little concerned but I loved the staff. After reading other reviews, I had made a request to not have a room over looking Hunter square and, if possible, to be away from the elevators. I was pleasantly surprised to discover that both requests were met. This has never happened before (we're light sleepers). This hotel will do anything they can to ensure that you have a pleasant stay. If you need anything, the staff are eager to assist. Upon leaving the hotel, we were given hugs goodbye by some of the staff who took the time to get to know us in the brief stay that we had in this hotel. That's never happened at the Hilton!



Excellent location. In a walking distance to every place we went. Very loos atmo and nice staff. Rooms just perfect for this price. Me and my son were very satisfied with our stay. Will definitely stay there again. One strange things with the rooms. The sink at the bathroom was very low. We loved Edinburg. Great hospitality everywhere we went. Thanks!

Babs M


had a great few days at Ibis Royal Mile, the hotel is very centrally located, the rooms were clean and comfortable, the breakfast was quite adequate with lots of choices, staff were helpful, friendly and saw to all out needs, and did special requests willingly. I am very impressed with the brand and will look out and stay at other Ibis Hotels in the future



Unfortunately, it was impossible to go past the beds to reach the accessible bathroom. One had to leave their chair or walker, crawl across the bed and have your companion lift your device over the beds. A shower with bench would have been safer then the slippery deep tub. The late night dumping of glass bottles did not add to the charm of the room. We were disappointed with our room.



This for me was the best ibis I ever stayed at, and the main reason for this is the room quality, its cleanness and the prince of it. The staff was ok and the breakfest was standard as it should be for its price, with nice yogurt, cereals ana croissants. They've got the classic british/scotish food as well. The location was great for me, because it is pretty close to the main station. To avoid the stairs to reach the royal mile with luggage I suggest to walk trough the Cockburn st. The only problem I had was with the wifi signal. You probably want to make sure that your room has a good signal before you get settled.



This hotel is very friendly and helpful. Situated half way along the Royal Mile is ideal for us older travelers. Easily walked to from Waverly rail station if approached by North bridge at the east end of the Balmoral hotel. The other route for walking is up a steep curving hill. Tour bus stops are close by. The noon day checking out is perfect too. A little more choice for the evening meal would have been good but the Pizza was large enough for my friend and I to share,



We stayed at this hotel twice on our holiday. The location is great. An easy walk to Edinburgh Castle and close to transport. The room was reasonable for the money. Breakfast was good. The staff were all young,friendly and helpful.

Terence G


Stayed at the Ibis Hotel , Hunter Square Edinburgh.If you are going to the Royal Tattoo and Festival you are in the right place, just walk out the door and you are in the thick of it.Dont get the wrong idea it is quiet at night. Breakfast is fine , plenty to eat.The staff were all very helpful , l would use this hotel again.



I enjoyed the friendly atmosphere and the warm and friendly staff. The location was prime! It was easy to get to from the train station. Staff's recommendations for dinner was great! Would stay there again.



Room on small side. Luckily we only had light luggage. Larger suitcases would have made it very cramped. Think some rooms were larger. Nice breakfast included. Very helpful staff. Great central location for walks to Holyrood, the Castle, Calton Hill etc. Easy to access from Waverley station too and on bus route to Royal Yacht.



staff extremely helpful/very professional friendly/customer oriented/agent Daniel greeted us daily with a smile and helpful info/ only problem was the front room facing street on Friday night the pub in the square had very loud band/Thursday night was very quiet

Robin W


Booked on line asking for a double wheelchair accessible room. Having stayed there before we knew there are some problems with the lifts on certain floors so we were offered a twin room that was accessible but things were rather tight with limited room for the wheelchair to get to the bathroom. However it was possible to get to the bathroom but due to Access difficulties the bath was a no go. The room was warm, tidy and fresh and the breakfasts were good and varied. Overall a pleasant trip to the Scottish Capital.



Stayed here for 4 days over the Bank Holiday. Well located hotel that looked like it had undergone a recent makeover. Very minimalist reception with check in and out done on a tablet. Rooms were small but functional as would be expected in the city centre. The air conditioning wasn't brilliant which was unfortunate as the weekend was very warm. We requested a room at the rear of the hotel which was very quiet but the other room for our party was at the front and was noisy due to the proximity of pubs. They are light sleepers so was a bit unfortunate for them. Nice little bar which got rather busy as the staffing was minimal at times. Breakfast had a good range of choices. The hotel issued £5 drinks/food vouchers if you decided not to have your room cleaned - for stays of more than 1 night of course. This was great as we stayed 4 nights. Staff pleasant. Overall a good stay.



Rooms are great and there are some fabulous views from the hotel of the city and the surrounding area. The hotel and rooms are clean. Breakfast was very good and gave a variety of choice. Staff very approachable and friendly. Really helpful. We parked in the car park as trains went running normally as bank holiday weekend. This worked well for us and made the weekend more of a success than we had expected.

Edi M


Easy access to the Royal Mile and other areas of Edinburgh. Staff were extremely welcoming and efficient in their work. Breakfast was good and the breakfast staff kept everything in the buffer well topped up.

Bruce W


The hotel is in an excellent position for the station and the Royal Mile. The room is quite compact, but very well laid out and comfortable. Many outlets, nice bathroom and comfortable bed. Very nice all round.



The rooms have been designed to be efficient although they are not large. Wifi great, bed very comfortable, bathroom and shower are good. Staff were very efficient. The hotel is close to many sights and transport



This is one of a number of Ibis hotels in Edinburgh, situated at the top of the very popular High Street and Royal Mile area. The hotel has recently had a makeover and gives the impression of high tech functionality with a retro feel -think 1960s Formica. Reception is an open plan desk and the receptionists check in with their laptops or in my case, smart phone. The rooms can be viewed on the website. Mine was clean, functional and modern, although the bright reds gave an impression of a child's bedroom. The room is plenty big enough for one but hanging space is limited if you are sharing. WiFi is free. The major let down is the bathroom. It is extremely small. The loo faced into a wall which was so close that a tall person would undoubtedly hit their knees against it. The loo roll holder was loose. The interior while very clean had grout falling out of the tiling and a large crack in the mirror over the sink. There is a decent shower but water pressure on the first floor was so-so. I recommend you bring your own toiletries. There is a tube of soap attached to the wall at the sink and in the shower which is hand wash, shower gel and shampoo all in one and doesn't smell great. Ample towels, but nowhere really to hang them when wet. The bed was comfortable and although at the front of the hotel the room was quiet. Managed a good sleep. TV is set in the wall and is around 26". The breakfast experience takes place in what I would call a cafeteria in a very retro-modern style (new 1960s). Breakfast is a hot or cold buffet. I chose the hot breakfast. Scrambled eggs , bacon and beans. There were sausages also. The bacon was truly awful. It had been cooked and had a high water content and was covered in these white bits which are a hallmark of this type of bacon. Left stewing in a covered dish it had a dull grey appearance, but if you take a chance tasted quite good. Tea/Coffee is from a machine. There appeared to be a good selection of cold buffet choices. Unsurprisingly, the hotel had an eclectic mix of guests, somewhere between tourists, business types and upmarket backpackers. This hotel is functional and designed for those who want somewhere to put their head down and grab a bite of breakfast before escaping to Edinburgh's delights. As such it serves its purpose well, save for the bathroom (I stayed in at least). Fast check in and check out if you pre-pay and don't add extras is also an advantage.



Ibis Hunter Sq, great hotel, modern and spotless. The room was perfect for what we wanted, one issue was the noise from the street below which basically involved people shouting until about 4am. But we were only on the first floor right above the street and it is a city centre hotel so no big deal, especially as I noticed the next day the small card saying that earplugs were available from reception..damn! Def stay again and look for a room at the back of the hotel next time..



First experience of the new rooms .Much improved.We like the £5 voucher for skipping the daily clean. Hotel is well located just off the royal mile .A little bit of noise at night so if you are sensitive to these thing ask for a room at the rear.Staff are friendly and helpful


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ibis Edinburgh Centre Royal Mile - Hunter Square (new rooms)



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