Visit Black Ivy: The best boutique hotel in Edinburgh

Black Ivy’s boutique hotel and restaurant is one of the best hotels to stay in throughout all of Edinburgh. Located in the trendy area of Bruntsfield, Black Ivy’s welcoming hotel is perfectly situated away from the hustle and bustle of the city but still within walking distance of Edinburgh’s famous Old Town.  

Our Edinburgh hotel is a popular spot for tourists, solo travellers, couples looking for a fun break in Scotland’s capital and professionals visiting the city for work.  

We have a wide variety of rooms available to suit all types of guests and budgets. Whether you’re looking for a short one-night stay in our comfortable crash pad or you and your partner are looking for a luxurious, bespoke double room, the Black Ivy hotel in Bruntsfield, Edinburgh, is best placed to cater to your every whim.  

Contact our hotel team today on 0131 564 1901 to have all of your questions answered.  


Prime Location in Edinburgh 

If you’re looking for a luxury hotel that isn’t slap-bang in the busy touristy area of Edinburgh, then our Burtsfield location will be be perfect for you.  

Bruntsfield is a well-to-do area in Edinburgh that boasts a multitude of trendy bars, fantastic cafes, quaint coffee-shops, scrumptious breakfast spots and boutique shops. Bruntsfield is also home to the expansive Bruntsfield Links, a stunning green space where you can stretch your legs and enjoy nature whilst still in a central Edinburgh location.  

Across from the Links you can wander over to The Meadows, a huge and very popular park with students and locals alike. The Meadows is particularly worth a visit in the Spring due to the long row of cherry blossom trees coming into bloom, a sight that is truly marvelous to witness and something that never fails to amaze us here at Black Ivy, despite all our years of seeing it! 

And best of all, Bruntsfield is situated just a short 10-minute walk from Edinburgh’s Old Town! From Black Ivy guests can take a comfortable stroll across the links, through The Meadows and along the university quarter, ending up in the historic Old Town of Edinburgh where you’ll find many famous spots nearby, including the National Museum of Scotland, the Old College of Edinburgh, Edinburgh’s Grassmarket, the Royal Mile and a plethora of Harry Potter themed cafes (some of which were even frequented by J.K Rowling herself!).  


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Lively atmosphere 

One of the things guests love most about a stay at Black Ivy is the fun and lively atmosphere that is found at both our bar and restaurant areas. With friendly staff, delicious drinks and an excellent choice of seating options, Black Ivy is the perfect spot for both guests and visitors to sit back, relax and enjoy a delicious meal or a sip on a tasty cocktail.  

We proudly boast a stunning outdoor drinking and eating area; Our outdoor Park View Terrace.  

The Terrace is open late every night of the week, serving drinks until 1am. You can also enjoy al fresco meals up until 10pm, with plenty of outdoor canopies and heaters to give some guarantee of warmth even in Scotland’s unpredictable climate.  

Get to know the locals who visit our Bruntsfield terrace or catch up with your fellow hotel guests and travel companions as you sample our cocktails and soak up the lively atmosphere in our Outdoor Terrace. We strongly recommend booking a table in advance for our Terrace if you’d like to enjoy the atmosphere, as it regularly gets busy every night of the week.  


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Luxurious rooms 

Luxury hotels rooms in Edinburgh tend to come at an unreasonable price. A quick search of the best hotels in Edinburgh will show you room rates of £400+, and that’s just the baseline! 

At Black Ivy’s boutique hotel in Edinburgh, we like to do things a little bit differently. We pride ourselves on offering local luxury for less. By paying attention to the finer details, we can offer immaculate, perfectly-presented rooms at a much cheaper rate. You won’t find a concierge or a lofty hotel lobby when visiting Black Ivy, but what you will find are clean, beautifully decorated rooms that are comfortable, spacious and great value for money.  


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Many of our rooms come in a bespoke style, which reflects our friendly, diverse nature and compliments our picturesque hotel building. Guests can choose between a range of room choices, all of which have en-suite bathrooms, free Wi-Fi, complimentary tea and coffee services and included White Company toiletries. The rooms on offer are: 

  • Park View Double: A spacious double room with a Kingsized bed and stunning views of Bruntsfield Links. 
  • Park View Suite: Another room with fantastic views of the park, with a Superking bed and all the space you could possibly need. 
  • Bespoke Deluxe Double & Twin Rooms: Choose a spacious double room with the option of a double bed or two singles. These rooms are back facing, meaning they enjoy more peace and quiet in the evenings. 
  • Crash Pad: The smallest of our rooms but it still boasts a comfortable double bed and en-suite bathroom! Perfect for short stays or for solo travellers looking to save.  


Quality meals  

Another aspect of Black Ivy which makes it stand out as one of the best hotels in Edinburgh, is the full and varied food menu that our restaurant possesses. Much to our guests’ satisfaction, we offer breakfast, lunch and dinner, with our restaurant servicing food from 8am all the way through to 10pm.  

If you’re a later riser, the Black Ivy brunch menu runs until 5pm every day, meaning you can roll out of your luxurious bed late in the morning and be in no rush to make it down to our restaurant area in time for breakfast food. We also offer room service for anyone in need of breakfast in bed.  

Black Ivy has a range of dining options in place, from our Private Dining area to our outdoor Terrace, guests can enjoy a wide variety of atmospheres and styles when dining at our Boutique hotel and restaurant in Bruntsfield, Edinburgh.  

Our menus include excellent vegan, vegetarian and gluten-free options, so there’s no need to worry about not having your food needs met.  

You can book a table online for the time, location and date that suits you best or simply talk to our reception staff on arrival to ensure your table is reserved for the meal(s) of your choice.  


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Contact Black Ivy today to reserve your room 

Black Ivy’s excellent location, lively atmosphere and delicious meals make it a popular haunt for locals and tourists alike. If you would like to experience our welcoming nature and beautiful, luxurious rooms, then book yourself in at one of Edinburgh’s best hotels.  

Get in touch with the Black Ivy team today and we can talk you through the available room options, room prices and give our advice on where is best to visit in the city of Edinburgh. Alternatively, you can book a room online via our website or a third-party booking system.  

We look forward to welcoming you to Black Ivy’s boutique hotel and restaurant in Edinburgh very soon!