Ibis Styles, 19 St Andrew’s Square, Edinburgh EH21AU

Mrs Foodie was invited to visit Ibis Styles at 19 St Andrew’s Square, Edinburgh and take part in their Capture Styles blogger event.

Ibis styles capture blogger event Edinburgh
Impressive New Town Edinburgh

Check in was painless and I was soon upstairs checking out my room for the night.

Ibis styles capture blogger event Edinburgh
My room for the night

Everything you would need – cuppa, water, TV, internet, power points, and even a USB charger next to the bed.

Ibis styles capture blogger event Edinburgh
Hospitality Tray

 

Ibis styles capture blogger event Edinburgh
Storage

Good amont of space for hanging clothes.   The room size would be OK for a weekend, if staying longer I’d check out one of their larger rooms.

Ibis styles capture blogger event Edinburgh
Cupboard decor
Ibis styles capture blogger event Edinburgh
Spend a penny
Ibis styles capture blogger event Edinburgh
View from my window
Ibis styles capture blogger event Edinburgh
Toilet decor

After noseying about the room, it was time to check out the rest of the hotel and meet up with the other bloggers.  Much chat and testing out the bar led to a blur of an evening. 😉

Thankfully the breakfast is good, not just coffee and cereal here.; I was impressed with the selection for the price.  This was a much better selection than at the Malmaison in Aberdeen, where we also visited recently.

Ibis styles capture blogger event Edinburgh
Breakfast

Selection of fruit juices, cereals, ham and cheese, yoghurts inc. Actimel.

Ibis styles capture blogger event Edinburgh
Breakfast

This side had a selection of bread and pastries as well as hot goods.

All too soon it was challenge time, free time to explore the hotel and its rooms. I was impressed with the decor, not totally kitschy Scottish but some good bits such as the neon stag and the origami stags on the art work.

Ibis styles capture blogger event Edinburgh
Hotel details
Ibis styles capture blogger event Edinburgh
Haggis? Untamed bagpipes?
Ibis styles capture blogger event Edinburgh
Macro of bed lights

Lots of attention to detail. I certainly didn’t expect this much quirkiness for a budget hotel.

Ibis styles capture blogger event Edinburgh
Bar area looking towards Harvey Nicols

We were then allowed out into the world with a scavenger tour of Edinburgh.  A selfie with Greyfriars Bobby, a visit to The Museum of Childhood as well as a bus tour of Edinburgh – lots to see and photograph.

Ibis styles capture blogger event Edinburgh
Instagram Scavenger Hunt

It was back to the hotel for lunch, chatter and to see who did best with the hunt.  Lots of great images posted (check out #captureibisstyles).  I didn’t win first place, but was extremely happy with second place, two nights at the Ibis in Liverpool!  Since we have never been there it’s an ideal prize!

The Ibis Styles in Edinburgh is a great base for a break.  Central location, friendly staff, everything you need in your room and it was peaceful as well.  Will be chcking the prices of their other locations when we next travel.

TL;DR

+ USB charger next to bed
+ good breakfast
+ central location

– my room could be a little small if staying for a longer period.

 

Mrs Foodie stayed the night courtesy of Ibis and gives a truthful review.

fred purr of honour

 

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