Set foot in the vicinity of the Royal Mile during the Festival and you are likely to become an assistant to a street magician or an instant audience member. At other times of year you are simply surrounded by historical buildings and ghost-filled vaults. If you hate to miss these kind of tricks the Ibis can’t be beaten on location. Situated on Hunter Square, just off the Royal Mile, it is equidistant from Edinburgh Castle and Holyrood Palace. The basic rooms provide comfortable surroundings and the hotel itself is modern and bright throughout.