If you’re searching for the best hotel in Bruntsfield, look no further than Black Ivy’s Boutique Hotel and Restaurant; a beacon of luxury accommodation in Edinburgh.  

Nestled in the trendy Bruntsfield area, located just a short 15 minute walk from the city centre, our boutique hideaway is a gem among Edinburgh hotels, offering an experience that is as unique as it is unforgettable. 

Whether you’re a solo traveller seeking a cozy retreat, a couple planning a romantic getaway, or a professional visiting the city for work, Black Ivy caters to all your needs with a variety of rooms designed to suit every taste and budget. 

But don’t just take our word for it! In this blog, we’ll delve into what makes Black Ivy stand out among the top-rated hotels in Bruntsfield, highlighting the features and services that our guests love most. 

From our exceptional service to our lively entertainment, this article will uncover why Black Ivy is the preferred choice for those in search of a memorable stay in Edinburgh.  


What makes Black Ivy stand out? 

Black Ivy isn’t just a place to rest your head; it’s a destination in its own right, boasting a fantastic restaurant, a vibrant bar and an energetic nightlife.  

From the moment you step through our doors, you’ll be swept away by the warm, socialble atmosphere, the tastefully designed interiors, the incredible dining options and the comfortable and affordable rooms.   

Some of our standout features include: 

  • Our fantastic Bruntsfield location: Conveniently situated in a trendy but relaxed area of Edinburgh, our boutique Edinburgh hotel boasts beautiful views and easy access to the city centre.  
  • Quality dining options: Our restaurant offers a variety of tasty dishes, serving breakfast, brunch, lunch and dinner options from 8am – 10pm every day of the week.   
  • Outstanding customer service: Our wonderful staff are welcoming, attentive, and accommodating. They go above and beyond to ensure a pleasant experience for all our guests. 
  • Ambiance and Decor: A unique and appealing ambiance with cool and stylish decor, provides our guests with a cozy and boutique vibe.  
  • Beautiful outdoor seating: At Black Ivy’s bar and restaurant you have the option of dining inside or out. Our relaxing outdoor terrace is a true gem in the city and is a popular place for guests, tourists and locals to gather, especially in the warmer months.  
  • Lively atmosphere: With a live DJ playing until 1 am on Friday and Saturday nights, Black Ivy’s indoor and outdoor bars are very much the place to be for those seeking a fun and energetic night out in Bruntsfield! 

Let us now delve further into the aspects of Black Ivy that our past guests have enjoyed most over the years. 


Beautiful Bruntsfield location 

Nestled in the picturesque and trendy area of Bruntsfield, Edinburgh, our location is nothing short of beautiful.  

Our charming neighborhood, known for its leafy streets and vibrant local culture, sets the perfect backdrop for a stay that’s packed full of excitement, luxury and comfort.  

Guests can explore the nearby boutiques, cafes, and parks, or take a leisurely stroll to the historic heart of the city, which is just 15 minutes by foot.  

Dave Connelly highlighted just how impressed he was with our location when he left a 5-star Google review, stating:  

“With a view to the beautiful Bruntsfield Links, Black Ivy is ideally situated, a short walk to main bus routes to the city centre. An excellent and reasonably priced menu offers something for everyone. The option to sit outside beneath a retractable awning is ideal for the Scottish weather. The food was good, service equally good. Great atmosphere. I would recommend booking in advance. It gets busy.” 

Service: 5.0 

Location: 5.0 

Hotel highlights: Great view 


Delicious food and drink options   

Our culinary delights at Black Ivy are well known around Edinburgh. We pride ourselves on offering great quality food at a very good value, emphasising our message of Luxury for Less.  

We also provide a wide variety of choices in our restaurant, with a delectable breakfast menu, fabulous brunch options  and a choice of mains for dinner that will leave you full and satisfied. We also have a comprehensive choice of drink options, including local draft beer and tasty cocktails at great prices.  

boozy brunch edinburgh

One of the highlights of our restaurant is the Black Ivy Sunday Roast, available every Sunday at Black Ivy for only £19. This includes your choice of roast (Beef, Chicken or Nut Roast) plus all the trimmings. Talk about value for money! 

Elizabeth Kettle was a happy customer who loved our food offerings, giving us a 5 Star review on Google, saying: 

“Excellent meal and venue, Been there quite a few times. Manager very welcoming and friendly as well as the rest of the staff. Food excellent and would definitely recommend.” 


Friendly and accommodating staff  

Our staff have a fantastic reputation for being warm, welcoming and helpful. Our team will go above and beyond to make your stay as enjoyable as possible, which translates into our guests having a highly positive experience. 

This 5-star review, left by Becca Muir, highlights just how accommodating our staff are: 

“We visited for a graduation + birthday celebration. The menu was varied and a particular highlight was the avocado and mango stack. I also loved that they served Hugo Spritz! 

Our server was incredible – we were lucky to recieve some beautiful plates with brownies, fresh fruit and special messages written in chocolate. The server was also happy bringing out a cake/candles which we provided. 

Overall, a lovely setting with great service.” 

Service: 5.0 


  6 nations rugby matches at Black Ivy

Unique decor and inviting ambiance  

Step into Black Ivy, and you’re immediately embraced by an ambiance that’s both inviting and unique. The décor at our Bruntsfield hotel is a blend of elegance and creativity, reflecting Edinburgh’s rich cultural heritage while adding a contemporary twist.  

Each of our rooms is thoughtfully designed with bespoke furnishings and artistic touches that create a luxurious yet comfortable environment for our guests. From the chic indoor bar adorned with stylish lighting to the cozy outdoor terrace, every space exudes a warmth that makes guests feel right at home.  

Jamie Gray highlighted our impressive and unique décor when he left a 5-star review, saying:  

“Fantastic ambience and very cool decor. Felt intimate and interesting, cosy and boutique vibes all wrapped into one. Staff were informed and attentive without being too invasive. Food was to a high standard and at a good price point. Highly recommend.” 

Black Ivy luxury bar seating area

Fun and lively nightlife  

Black Ivy’s indoor and outdoor bars in Bruntsfield are true gems within Edinburgh’s nightlife scene.  

As night falls, we come alive with exquisite food, expertly crafted drinks, and the city’s top DJs. Whether you’re out in the city with friends, experiencing Edinburgh solo, or on a night out with your special someone, our ‘After Dark’ Fridays and Saturdays are unmissable. From 9:30 pm to 1 am, dance to a mix of classics and chart-toppers, or unwind on our outdoor terrace under the stars.  

Hotel guest, Adam Nowak, loved the inclusive and energetic nightlife that we offer, highlighting the fun vibe our bar boasts in his 5-star Google review:  

“…Good food and a fun bar downstairs that has a great vibe to it with live music (you can’t hear it in your bedroom) regularly. Lovely views across the links park and great bus connection to the city. Good local pubs and restaurants. Perfect. If we could; we’d be back!” 

Lively Indoor Bar with DJ

Experience Edinburgh the Black Ivy way 

With our unique blend of luxury, comfort, and style, Black Ivy stands out as a top-rated choice among Edinburgh hotels. From our beautiful Bruntsfield location to the inviting ambiance and unique décor, every aspect of our boutique Brunstsfield hotel is designed to make your stay unforgettable. 

Whether you’re a tourist eager to explore Scotland’s capital, a couple planning a romantic escape, or a professional seeking a refined retreat, we offer a wide variety of rooms to cater to your every whim.  

Enjoy breakfast from 8am, savour delicious meals until 10pm, and indulge in live DJ entertainment at our lively indoor bar. And don’t forget the outdoor terrace, where you can drink until late and soak in the vibrant atmosphere! 

So, what are you waiting for? 

Book your stay today and embrace the best that Bruntsfield has to offer. Come and be part of the Black Ivy family, where every guest is special, and every stay is a cherished memory. 

Got any questions for us? Don’t hesitate to contact us directly and we’ll be happy to assist you. See you soon at Black Ivy!