We stayed here for the night for my husband's birthday. We received a warm welcome and were able to leave our bags until check in time. When we came to check in we were given a complementary drink and shown to our room at our leisure.
I had emailed in advance to say that it was my husband's birthday and to enquire as to whether our room could be upgraded which it was! Our room was fantastic, a lovely comfortable super king sized bed, his and hers sink, large free standing bath and shower with the waterfall head. The room accessories were as described and the GHD hair straighteners and hair drier meant that I could, for once, travel relatively light!
The only down side to the room was that there was a stylish clock but because the electric was powered by the key card, therefore it was off when you left the room which was fine but this meant that you either have to reset the clock every time you go in the room or put up with it flashing - in the end we just unplugged it.
Some people have complained about the noise from the traffic but to be honest I would expect that staying in any city centre. If you are a light sleeper, take some ear plugs but the traffic noise certainly wasn't (in my opinion) too obtrusive.
Breakfast was served in the bar and there was a choice of continental and/or full English - something for everyone and lovely. The black pudding was the best we have ever tasted! Had we not already had plans for our evening we would have very much liked to have tried the food served in the bar and had a few more drinks as the atmosphere was very friendly and the bar very welcoming - maybe next time!
Would recommend this hotel to anyone wanting a nice place to stay in a great location for exploring Edinburgh. We would love to come back here.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Inn on The Mile located on The Royal Mile in the heart of the city centre, offers an alternative boutique and luxury hotel experience in one of Edinburgh's most prestigious historic landmarks. Built in 1923 as the British Linen Bank, we have preserved, conserved and renovated our historical building into a place where you feel at home.Hosting an intimate 9 beautiful, boutique fully refurbished bedrooms ranging from our stylish Mile bedrooms to our spacious Royal Mile bedrooms, our crisp and clean interiors and décor is the perfect base to explore our great city with an ideal location. Included in all our rooms are a self-lockable safe, iPod dock with ceiling in-built speakers, bathroom controllable speaker system and full tea and coffee making facilities which come with Scottish delicacies. All bedrooms also come with GHD hair straighteners as standard, large flat screen TV, iron with iron board and working desk area and complimentary Wi-Fi.Our fully refurbished Inn on The Mile pub is a focal point on the Royal Mile, paying homage to our banking history with subtle twists from our past. Sample our flights of fine wines, pick & mix from a sensational selection or indulge in the finest liquid in the world with our whisky flights tailored to individual tastes. Our menu at The Inn on the Mile kitchen is our pride and joy. We serve home cooked food prepared with love from fresh, locally sourced Scottish ingredients. All our meat, poultry and eggs are free range and traditionally reared, and our fish is from sustainable sources around the Scottish coast. Please be aware the hotel has no lift ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Bank Hotel Edinburgh
- The Inn On The Mile Edinburgh, Scotland