My husband booked a trip to Edinburgh for the weekend and knows I am notoriously difficult to please. He pulled an absolute blinder with this one - This hotel is just as good as the pictures, it's stylish but not pompous, it's efficient but still friendly and it's a real treat for those that want a getaway weekend in the best location, just off the Royal Mile.
On arrival our bags were whisked away up to our room before we'd filled in the reservation card, check-in was seconds and up to our room on the 4th floor. Dazzling carpets in the hallways, real wood floors in the rooms themselves, the room was bigger than I expected mainly through good design and use of space. Like all the other reviews I will mention the free mini bar with a couple of beers, soft drinks and fresh milk, the great coffee machine, herbal teas, bathrobes, lovely softly scented toiletries, slippers, hairdryer, B&O TV, pad and pen, perfect lighting, free movies, free internet, rain shower & soft bedding. Niggles: no normal tea in the room - not everyone wants cinnamon and orange, our TV turned itself back on both nights in the middle of the night - v.strange, can't open the windows - no fresh air, no extra pillows in the room - didn't realise we needed them until 1am (most hotels would put them above the wardrobe), woken by staff on Sunday morning being noisy in the corridor, movie pause only lasts 15 mins - don't watch half the movie before going out and assume you can watch the rest when you get back like we did! Like I said though, niggles.
The rest of the hotel: We ate in the hotel restaurant the first evening, I have a yeast intolerance and they were very accommodating in swapping around the menu options I could eat, service was good, food was good but I wouldn't say mind-blowing. It would have been perfect for lunch but there are better restaurants for an evening meal (all that said it was full and everyone seemed to be enjoying themselves). After the reviews of breakfast we skipped this in favour of local cafes and a lie in! Reception staff were super efficient and friendly, housekeeping were quick as you like in delivering the afore mentioned pillows and an iron. The bar is stylish, well trained staff serving what looked like amazing cocktails. Niggles - the bar is popular with visitors and can be difficult to find a seat, would have been good to be given priority as we were hotel guests, no relaxing lounge in the hotel for hotel guests to chill out and sip tea whilst reading the Sunday papers.
On Saturday evening we ate at the grainstore - literally around the corner from the hotel, my husband booked it 2 months ago and its never good when the waiting staff ask you if it could have been booked in another name then say don’t worry we can fit you in like they were doing us a favour! Food was good, I had the best venison I have ever tasted, again the chef was super accommodating with my yeast intolerance and created a superb sauce just for me, portions aren’t huge but if you're having 3 courses it is enough to leave you feeling pleasantly satisfied. On Sunday we fell across tiger lily which I have read about on trip advisor and were able to sit and read the papers over a cup of tea and a fantastic dessert. We'd already had lunch but wish we hadn’t as the restaurant looked amazing if you want a full meal but there were lots of people enjoying afternoon teas with cake stands presenting small sandwiches and cakes - at 4pm the place was full so if you do want to eat here I would definitely book ahead.
- 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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