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Black Ivy Hotel

Suburban hotel with restaurant, near King's Theatre

  • Free WiFi

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  • 65th birthday so they provided me with a cake at reasonable cost sufficient for six.

    Sep 11, 2020

  • Great as usual

    Sep 5, 2020

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Enhanced health and safety measures

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wears personal protective equipment
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Contactless check-in is available

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Dining options
  • Free WiFi
  • Non-smoking

Property highlights

Main amenities

  • 22 smoke-free guestrooms
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Restaurant and bar/lounge
  • Breakfast available
  • Terrace
  • 24-hour front desk

For families

  • Private bathroom
  • Television
  • Free toiletries
  • Terrace
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Iron/ironing board

What’s around

  • In Bruntsfield
  • University of Edinburgh - 16 min walk
  • Grassmarket - 17 min walk
  • Princes Street - 18 min walk
  • Royal Mile - 19 min walk
  • Edinburgh Castle - 21 min walk

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Enter dates for 2 guests

  • Cosy Double room
  • Standard Double Room, 1 King Bed, Park View
  • Standard Double Room, 1 King Bed
  • Deluxe Double or Twin Room, Park View


  • In Bruntsfield
  • University of Edinburgh - 16 min walk
  • Grassmarket - 17 min walk

What’s around


  • In Bruntsfield
  • University of Edinburgh - 16 min walk
  • Grassmarket - 17 min walk
  • Princes Street - 18 min walk
  • Royal Mile - 19 min walk
  • Edinburgh Castle - 21 min walk
  • George Street - 22 min walk
  • Edinburgh Playhouse Theatre - 36 min walk
  • Palace of Holyroodhouse - 36 min walk
  • King's Theatre - 5 min walk
  • Usher Hall - 14 min walk

Getting around

  • Edinburgh Airport (EDI) - 26 min drive
  • Edinburgh Haymarket Station - 22 min walk
  • Edinburgh (ZXE-Edinburgh Waverly Train Station) - 28 min walk
  • Edinburgh Waverley Station - 29 min walk

At a glance

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 22 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 2 floors


  • Check-in time 3:00 PM-anytime
  • Check-out time is 11 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • COVID-19 alert: Travel requirements are changing rapidly, including need for pre-travel COVID-19 testing and quarantine on arrival.

Special check-in instructions

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • No onsite parking
  • Street parking available

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
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In the hotel

Food and drink

  • Full breakfast daily (surcharge)
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Room service (during limited hours)


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Luggage storage


  • Number of buildings/towers - 1
  • Elevator
  • Terrace


  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Low-height counters/sink
  • Grab bar - near toilet

Languages Spoken

  • English

In the room

Home comforts

  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Iron/ironing board

Sleep well

  • Hypo-allergenic bedding available
  • Premium bedding
  • Pillowtop mattress

Things to enjoy

  • Individually decorated

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Designer toiletries
  • Hair dryer

Be entertained

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Satellite TV channels

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Free local calls

Food and drink

  • Free bottled water


  • Daily housekeeping

Special features


Black Ivy - This restaurant specializes in Modern European cuisine and serves breakfast, brunch, lunch, and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. A children's menu is available.

Small print

Also known as

  • Links Hotel Edinburgh
  • Black Ivy Hotel Hotel Edinburgh
  • Links Hotel
  • Links Edinburgh
  • Black Ivy Hotel Edinburgh
  • Black Ivy Edinburgh
  • Black Ivy
  • Black Ivy Hotel Hotel
  • Black Ivy Hotel Edinburgh

Optional extras

Full breakfast is offered for an extra charge of GBP 13.50 for adults and GBP 7 for children (approximately)


This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property, and commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays.

Social distancing measures are in place and staff at the property wear personal protective equipment.

Contactless check-in is available.

Enhanced food service safety measures are in place.

This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.


  • Yes, Black Ivy Hotel does have fully refundable rooms available to book on our site, which can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, social distancing measures are in place and gives staff personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
  • No, unfortunately, but there's street parking available.
  • Sorry, pets aren't allowed, but service animals are welcome.
  • You can check in from 3:00 PM - anytime. Check-out time is 11 AM. Contactless check-in is available.
  • Yes, Black Ivy offers Modern European cuisine. Nearby restaurants include Thai Lemongrass (3-min walk), The Apartment (4-min walk), and Henricks Bar & Bistro (4-min walk).
  • 8.0.Very good

    Great reception, poor restaurant

    The hotel reached out to us ahead of our stay and offered to help making reservation for meals during our stay which was very thoughtful. Reception was very friendly upon arrival and helpful. The room itself is in good size, easy to park nearby, noises from the restaurant/bar downstairs till midnight but we were prepared for it from reading other review comments. Toilet was getting a little bit 'tired' but doesn't bother us too much. Sadly we went to the restaurant for the reservation the reception had kindly made for us a week ago. The hostess placed us in the worst place of the restaurant right in front of the washroom, with a few bigger parties nearby as well so by no means there's any sort of 'social distancing' as we had around 30 people walking pass for the first 15 minutes sitting there. No reason for this table to exist to begin with especially in this sort of situation. There were other tables available when we first arrived so very odd that the hostess would place us in the worst table possible of the restaurant. We've asked to switch for another table and by then, all other tables have been taken up. Very unfortunate as we really appreciated when the reception reached out and took the extra step to take care of hotel guests and taken back by something out of her control. We left the restaurant as there's really no point to have a meal having to worry about all the people walking nearby in such close proximity.

    1 night trip, Aug 28, 2020

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    great hotel, super rooms & lovely food

    great hotel, super rooms & lovely food

    John, 1 night trip, Aug 25, 2020

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Lovely location overlooking the meadows with a nice covered terrace for sitting outside. Our bedroom was massive and very luxurious.

    Mandy, 7 night romance trip, Aug 15, 2020

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  • 8.0.Very good

    Easy off site parking, spacious comfortable rooms, great location.

    3 night business trip, Mar 17, 2020

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Quiet, nice large room, great service, helpful staff

    Annie, 2 night family trip, Feb 17, 2020

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  • 4.0.Fair

    Stay here only if you’re a heavy sleeper or take earplugs. There is a very busy bar across the ground floor, the walls in the bedrooms are paper thin, and if you have a room at the front of the hotel, the refuse collectors arrive at 5am.

    2 night family trip, Feb 1, 2020

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Christmas in Edinburgh

    Black Ivy is a beautiful boutique hotel located in a quiet neighborhood not too far from the city center. The staff is very friendly & accommodating (I casually wrote in the check-in review that ¨I was expecting a refrigerator in the room but there was none¨ and the next day a refrigerator appeared in our room!) The bedroom is quite large & clean with a comfortable king sized bed. The bathroom is spotless. The breakfast menu is very good & during our 5 nights stay there we tried almost everything on the menu & they were all delicious. If we were ever in Edinburgh again we would definitely stay there again.

    Clara, 4 night family trip, Dec 21, 2019

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  • 8.0.Very good

    Lovely room but wasn’t aware it was a pub as well. The bar stays open until 1am you’ll have the noise from that depending where your room is positioned.

    1 night business trip, Dec 12, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    lovely room, fab food

    AnneMarie, 3 night business trip, Dec 9, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Black Ivy is superb!

    Outstanding. Second visit and will be back again for sure. Looking very festive and great food and drink!

    Dominic, 1 night trip, Nov 10, 2019

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