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Black Ivy Hotel

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Breakfast, lunch and dinner served, Modern European cuisine
Deluxe Double or Twin Room, Park View | View from room
Standard Double Room, 1 King Bed, Park View | Premium bedding, pillowtop beds, individually decorated, desk
Deluxe Double or Twin Room, Park View | Premium bedding, pillowtop beds, individually decorated, desk
Standard Double Room, 1 King Bed, Park View | Premium bedding, pillowtop beds, individually decorated, desk

Overview of Black Ivy Hotel

Black Ivy Hotel

4.0 star property
4-star hotel with restaurant, near Edinburgh Castle

Property highlights

  • Free WiFi
  • Non-smoking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar
  • 24/7 front desk
  • Laundry facilities
4 Alvanley Terrace, Edinburgh, Scotland, EH9 1DU

Guests rated this location 9.4/10 - Exceptional

Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Restaurant and bar/lounge
  • Breakfast available
  • Room service
  • Terrace
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Garden
  • Laundry service
  • Picnic area
  • Luggage storage
  • Tour/ticket assistance
For families
  • Private bathroom
  • Television
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Coffee/tea maker

Room options

About this area

What's nearby

  • In Bruntsfield
  • University of Edinburgh - 12 min walk
  • Princes Street - 19 min walk
  • Edinburgh Castle - 20 min walk
  • Royal Mile - 26 min walk
  • Murrayfield Stadium - 41 min walk
  • Edinburgh International Conference Centre - 5 min drive
  • Grassmarket - 6 min drive
  • National Museum of Scotland - 7 min drive
  • St. Giles' Cathedral - 8 min drive
  • George Street - 11 min drive

Getting around

  • Edinburgh Airport (EDI) - 28 min drive
  • Edinburgh Haymarket Station - 22 min walk
  • Edinburgh (ZXE-Edinburgh Waverly Train Station) - 28 min walk
  • Edinburgh Waverley Station - 29 min walk
  • Haymarket Tram Station - 21 min walk
  • Princes Street Tram Stop - 25 min walk


  • Montpeliers - 6 min walk
  • The Golf Tavern - 4 min walk
  • Artisan Roast - 5 min walk
  • Thai Lemongrass - 3 min walk
  • The Black Bird - 5 min walk

About this property

Black Ivy Hotel

When you stay at Black Ivy Hotel, you'll be within a 10-minute drive of Edinburgh Castle and Royal Mile. For a bite to eat, guests can check out Black Ivy, which serves Modern European cuisine and is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Other highlights at this upscale hotel include a bar/lounge, a terrace, and a garden. The helpful staff and central location get great marks from fellow travelers.



Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected

Social distancing

Contactless check-in
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.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 22 rooms
  • Arranged over 2 floors


  • Check-in time from 3:00 PM - anytime
  • Minimum check-in age: 18
  • Check-out time is 11 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

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

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Full breakfast (surcharge) each morning 8:00 AM–11:00 AM
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Room service (limited hours)

Traveling with children

  • Children's menu


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Luggage storage


  • 1 building/tower
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace
  • 36 holes of golf


  • Elevator
  • Accessible bathroom (select rooms)
  • In-room accessibility (select rooms)
  • Roll-in shower (select rooms)
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Low-height counter/sink
  • Grab bar near toilet


  • English

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • Flat-screen television
  • Satellite TV channels

Home comfort

  • Heating
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Electric kettle
  • Iron/ironing board

Sleep well

  • Hypo-allergenic bedding
  • Premium bedding
  • Pillowtop mattress

What to enjoy

  • Individually decorated

Freshen up

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

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.

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Full breakfast is offered for an extra charge of approximately GBP 15.50 for adults and GBP 9.50 for children

Hygiene & cleanliness

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.


<p>This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.</p>

Also known as

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Frequently asked questions

Does Black Ivy Hotel offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Black Ivy Hotel does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Black Ivy Hotel?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, social distancing measures are in place, and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Are pets allowed at Black Ivy Hotel?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed, but service animals are welcome.
Is parking offered on site at Black Ivy Hotel?
No, unfortunately, but there's street parking available.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Black Ivy Hotel?
You can check in from 3:00 PM - anytime. Check-out time is 11 AM. Contactless check-in is available.
What is there to do at Black Ivy Hotel and nearby?
Black Ivy Hotel has a picnic area and a garden.
Are there restaurants at or near Black Ivy Hotel?
Yes, Black Ivy offers Modern European cuisine.
What's the area around Black Ivy Hotel like?
Black Ivy Hotel is a short 20-minute walk from Edinburgh Castle and 12 minutes' walk from University of Edinburgh. Our travelers say the local area is very central.







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Property conditions & facilities




8/10 Very good

Julie, 2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Bobbi, 5-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Deborah, 2-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Diane, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Excellent stay
Excellent location and value for money. Staff all very friendly and helpful
TR, 1-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Giovanni, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Very beautifully decorated. Bathroom and shower were very good. Hotel bars and restaurants and bars were very busy and noisy. Music volume should be lower but patrons were enjoying the vibe. A real hang our for people. Everyone seemed to be having fun.
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10/10 Exceptional

Jamie, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

It is a beautiful hotel that feels great to be in. Styling, expansive restaraunt / bar and outside area. We treated ourselves and created nice memories! Beautiful stay.
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Location, helpful staff
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