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G&V Royal Mile Hotel Edinburgh
Ranked #31 of 148 Hotels in Edinburgh
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“Missoni - The best yet!”
Reviewed 3 August 2010

Fabulous modern hotel that really has acheived the visual WoW factor.
Great design, fantastic room, with very quirky high quality furnishings.
Staff very helpful & friendly
Breakfast was very continental...........cakes galore!!
Great location in the centre of the city.
A fabulous hotel........save this one for a treat !!

  • Stayed June 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 2 August 2010

The Hotel Missoni is first and foremost a fantastic hotel. If you were to come here for a weekend stay, you would on no level be disappointed, however, having stayed there for in the region of 40-60 nights, I feel well placed to give a more balanced view of the hotel. In terms of location, George IV Bridge is ideal, not only are you within walking distance of some good restaurants, (I would recommend the nearby understated Outsider) but you are also close Princes Street and minutes away from the Grassmarket (which boasts Muscle & Steak, a great little restaurant.) In terms of the actual hotel, the standard of rooms can be variable from the very spacious to the quite small. Also, if you stay on one particular side of the hotel it can very noisy at night, especially towards the end of the week (i.e. Thursday night onwards.) When calling to book, it's worth requesting a room on one of the higher floors, or better still, a Maggiore room which is one level above standard but very worth it.

The gym is terrible, it's very small with practically no equipment, in fact you can barely call it a gym. The standard of the room service is also poor, the selection is bad, the food is bad and it's very expensive, you're much better placed going next door to Pizza Express and bringing something back. If you intend on using this hotel for business, ask for express checkout as the staff are slow in the morning and there is often a queue to check out. In terms of breakfast, if you go to the restaurant, it is fantastic, however, if you request it to the room, it is often late and always arrives cold which is disappointing if you've ordered smoked salmon and scrambled eggs.

Having practically lived in this hotel, I think perhaps I may have been overly critical. Many of my colleagues tried some of the other hotels in Edinburgh and they all came back to The Missoni. The vast majority of things about The Missoni are positive, although sometimes slightly incompetent, the staff are friendly and on the whole quite good, the hotel is trendy with a great bar (with trained cocktail waiters/waitresses) and situated in a great location. The rooms, on the whole are fantastic, two free pieces of laundry, a free mini bar and free films are a treat and the bathrooms are a particular highlight. I think anyone coming away for a holiday would not be disappointed.

  • Stayed May 2010, travelled on business
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Reviewed 27 July 2010

What a wonderful hotel! After reading the great reviews about the Hotel Missoni on TripAdvisor, I decided to book a two night stay for my husband and I on a recent weekend and I am so glad I did. We were welcomed by two of the friendliest hotel staff I have ever encountered and checked in to a beautiful room - spacious with vibrant decor and a gorgeous bathroom. And with one of the most comfortable beds I've ever slept in. And the little things were great too - complimentary minibar, complimentary 2 pieces of dry cleaning a night, nice toiletries and comfortable robes. There was even a little bottle of milk in the minibar for your coffee or tea. If we're lucky enough to come back to Edinburgh, I would defintiely book the Hotel Missoni again as it's a nice modern oasis in a beautiful Medieval city with a fantastic location and wonderful staff!

  • Stayed July 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 26 July 2010

Stayed 20th to 25th July (didn't want to leave). Absolutely loved Missoni. Rooms excellent and spotlessl Clean towels every day, replenished toiletries, mini bar, etc. etc. Comfy bed, had best nights sleep for a long time. Great shower. Loved all the staff, a shout out to David who mainly parked our car and brought it to us in a flash (there is a charge for this service) also Isabella, (Receptionist) very friendly and pleasant. We found all staff very friendly and courteous. Fantastic location, 200 yds from Castle. Will definitely be back next year.

  • Stayed July 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 25 July 2010

Great hotel. Clean, classy & a great location. Nice rooms, attentive and helpful staff and good drinks at the bar.

  • Stayed July 2010
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Reviewed 25 July 2010

I returned to the Missoni for two nights in July. My last stay had been in the low season, when fewer demands were placed on the staff and premises. This was now high season. The Missoni once again came through with all cylinders clicking. The location is perfect for the old town and Royal mile, the rooms are airy, open and welcoming, the food is very, very good, and the service is just beyond.... Again, if you don't want the stuffy Scottish experience of the "traditional" 5 stars, do not hesitate to stay at the Missoni. Even in high season; you will leave smiling.

  • Stayed July 2010, travelled on business
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Reviewed 19 July 2010

Stayed for 1 night to go out for dinner (The Mussel and Steak bar in Grassmarket - really excellent) and drinks.
Good location. Member of staff valet parked our car which was great.
On checking in the receptionist didn't tell us that you needed to use your room key to get to the lift to go to your floor. We couldn't understand why the lift wouldn't work and felt quite stupid to have to go back to reception to ask. It felt like the staff were deliberately having a laugh at us.. However on the few times we used the lift we always met a customer who didn't know that they were meant to use their card....better information at check in required!
Room very comfortable, nice view, nice furniture, comfortable bed, excellent shower. Value for money - it's expensive but you are also paying for the location...which is great.
Went into the bar for drinks and were completely ignored by 2 waitresses...didn't feel welcome in the bar at all. Breakfast, had to wait quite a while once seated before staff took our order. I ordered Eggs Benedict which arrived cold, we had waited so long already that I didn't complain, but really would expect food to be hot! So overall, nice place to stay but service could be improved..expected better...

  • Stayed June 2010, travelled as a couple
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Property: G&V Royal Mile Hotel Edinburgh
Address: 1 George IV Bridge, Edinburgh EH1 1AD, Scotland (Formerly Hotel Missoni)
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Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Edinburgh > Old Town , Cowgate
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#3 Green Hotel in Edinburgh
#3 Romantic Hotel in Edinburgh
#3 Business Hotel in Edinburgh
#3 Spa Hotel in Edinburgh
#4 Family Hotel in Edinburgh
#20 Luxury Hotel in Edinburgh
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £££
Hotel Class:5 star — G&V Royal Mile Hotel Edinburgh 5*
Number of rooms: 136
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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