We stayed at the Missoni hotel for the weekend to celebrate our 5th wedding anniversary. I can honestly say from the moment we arrived to the moment we left we do not have a bad word to say about the place.
I had emailed the guest services manager (Janine) prior to arriving to ask for a bottle of champagne in the room on arrival. This was done, along with a great handwritten note in Italian (my wife is Italian) welcoming us to Edinburgh and wishing us a fantastic anniversary. If this wasn't enough, we received a knock at the door and a cake arrived on a plate with happy anniversary written on it in chocolate - a really nice touch.
I have to say that the communication must be great in this hotel, because even that evening as we arrived to eat in the hotel restaurant we were greeted by the staff wishing us a happy anniversary and a glass of champagne. The restaurant manager even came over to congratulate us. All in all we were treated like royalty all weekend by the staff in the hotel.
As the for hotel itself you cannot fault it. We stayed in a Maggiore King room on the 4th floor. The room was larger than I expected and the bed was huge and super comfy. The decor was immaculate with a stunning bathroom. Yes there was no bath, but the shower was easily big enough for three people (and no we didn't try!!!).
The other great thing was the fact the great coffee and the mini bar was free as was wireless internet. It makes such a difference if you want a bottle of water during the night and you can just help yourself from the mini bar without worrying how much you will get stung for it the next day.
We had a couple of drinks in the extremely cool cocktail bar, which had a real good vibe all weekend, followed by dinner in the restaurant. The meal was perfectly cooked with great service, and 3 courses plus a £50 bottle of wine came to £120 inc tip - good value for the quality of the food.
On the Saturday night, for a real treat we ate in another restaurant called 21212 on Royal Terrace. If you are in Edinburgh and want to have a dining experience like no other then you must book to go here. Expensive, but surely on the way to 2 Michelin starsI
As for the location, you are a couple of minutes from the castle and right in the middle of the old town. nowhere is too far away, and we bought a pass for the tourist open top buses, all of which stop right next to the hotel anyway.
All in all we thoroughly enjoyed every aspect of our stay here at the Missoni, and would find it difficult to stay anywhere else next time. We must extend our thanks to the staff at the Missoni for making everything perfect for us, and especially Janine for responding to our emails and ensuring that we were treated so well. Having that kind of personal attention when in a hotel makes a massive difference - well done.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- G&V Royal Mile Hotel, Edinburgh is set in the heart of the capital on the historic Royal Mile. The hotel has breath-taking views over the Royal Mile, Edinburgh's Old Town, Arthur's Seat and even on to and across the Firth of Forth. Established as one of Scotland's most stylish five star hotels, G&V Hotel is known for warm, friendly, five star hospitality tailored to the individual. As part of the Quorvus Collection, G&V Royal Mile Hotel is a new generation of luxury combining contemporary design, a warm welcome and Scottish character. All 136 rooms and suites come with complimentary Wi-Fi, newspapers and Nespresso coffee and tea. Each room includes rain showers, generous bath products, LCD TV's with iPod and laptop connections, luxurious bathrobes and slippers. ... more less
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