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The Inn on the Mile
Ranked #11 of 150 Hotels in Edinburgh
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Reviewed 11 July 2014 via mobile

We only popped in for 1 drink. First time in since it was refurbished and what a lovely job they've done. Still sitting here. Atmosphere is great and then the band came on - two guys in guitar singing a complete mix of music. Well done - great mix.

Stayed: July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Central E, General Manager at The Inn on the Mile, responded to this reviewResponded 12 July 2014

Hi BigMama1568

Thanks for just popping in for a drink we are happy that you ending up staying for a few more and getting a chance to see our live music offering. As you say live music, good drink is a great mix and gives the place a fantastic atmosphere. Hope to see you back soon.

Campbell & the IOTM team.

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Reviewed 11 July 2014

What a find! This hotel is centrally located within walking distance to all the sights and Princess St. My room was large with a very comfortable bed, nice linens, great shower, nice size bathroom, mini bar, safe & free wifi. There is a small bar restaurant on the first floor which is quite lively. The staff are super friendly & helpful. There is no lift so would not be suitable if you cannot climb stairs. It's an old historic property but the rooms are quite modern. There are pubs, bars, restaurants & shops surrounding the hotel. Hotel is very quiet even though on a Main Street. Taxi stand right outside hotel. Great location, rooms & staff.

  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled with friends
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Central E, General Manager at The Inn on the Mile, responded to this reviewResponded 12 July 2014

Hi phillinda

'Wow' thanks for a fantastic review, you mentioned so many of the wonderful extras that are in our rooms. We are glad you found the team super friendly they really are a fantastic bunch. Our location which you mentioned is central to attractions and local amenities which is benefit all our patrons. We hope you recommend us to all your friends and family and hope that if you ever visit Edinburgh again we are top of your list.

Campbell & the IOTM team.

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Reviewed 10 July 2014

Although a room is quite small, it's preferable. The inn on the mile is perfectly located at the central where it is absolutely convenient for every trip. It was a wonderful experience. Everything is perfect except one, there is no lift.

  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled as a couple
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2  Thank Noey R
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Central E, General Manager at The Inn on the Mile, responded to this reviewResponded 12 July 2014

Hi Brsm

Thanks for reviewing your recent visit to our hotel. Our location is amazing for our guests as we are in the middle of all Edinburgh main attractions. We realise not having a lift can be a little off putting for our guests, but we are unable to modify the building due to its Grade A listing.. I believe it adds a little more quirkiness to the whole experience.

Many thanks
Campbell & the Inn on the Mile team.

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Reviewed 7 July 2014

From being greeted by an exceptionally friendly staff with complimentary beverages upon checking in to the very last minute of our stay, it was a great experience. We had great service and food each day for breakfast. The rooms were nicely appointed and clean. The location is absolutely perfect and allowed us to easily access all the sights we wanted to see. We would absolutely recommend Inn on the Mile!!

  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled as a couple
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3  Thank Lori M
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Central E, General Manager at The Inn on the Mile, responded to this reviewResponded 10 July 2014

Hi Lori M

Thanks for reviewing your recent visit to our hotel, I am glad the teams service and welcome stood out, I believe they are a great bunch and really push for great experiences for all our guests.
The location is brought up regularly as it really spot on for any of guests. We hope you recommend our hotel to other and look forward to welcoming you back.

Campbell & the IOTM team.

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Reviewed 7 July 2014

The inn on the mile is very central located in the old town of Edinburgh. All nine rooms are very modern in a trendy design. The staff is also very friendly.
We are looking foreward for our next stay... :-)

  • Stayed: June 2014
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2  Thank Michael S
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Central E, General Manager at The Inn on the Mile, responded to this reviewResponded 10 July 2014

Hi Michael S

Thanks for taking the time to review your recent stay at The Inn on the Mile, your home on the mile. Our location is really advantageous for all our guests as it is close to all mains attractions in the old town of Edinburgh. The team and myself look forward to welcoming you back soon.

Campbell & the IOTM team.

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Reviewed 4 July 2014

This inn is perfectly situated for making the most of your time in Edinburgh, especially if you like to explore on foot. Right on the Royal Mile, it is just blocks from the Edinburgh Waverly Train Station, Edinburgh Castle, Carlton Hill, Holyrood Park, and the Scott Monument. There is enough to see on the Royal Mile and in the Old Town shops to fill a day, but for more adventure, hike up to Arthur's Seat.

The room was nicely appointed, with thoughtful provisions made for a comfortable experience. There were plenty of outlets, hair dryer/iron, a desk, and wardrobe. They provide laundry service and, yes, help hauling luggage up the stairs. There is no elevator.

I would probably suggest eating in Old Town rather than eating every meal at the pub, but the pub was a convenient option for food at the beginning or end of the day. The noise from the pub does carry, particularly on the first floor directly above. There was a World Cup game the first night of our stay, which was as rowdy as you would expect. The volume on the second night was audible, but not disruptive.

If you want to make the most of your time in Edinburgh, enjoy the charms of Old Town, and travel with only as much as you can carry, this is the place to stay.

Room Tip: There are three floors of two or three rooms each, all stacked directly above the pub. There is no...
  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Central E, General Manager at The Inn on the Mile, responded to this reviewResponded 7 July 2014

Hi Ruth D

Many thanks for your really in-depth review of our hotel. Our location is central to all of Edinburgh's attractions and the train station. We are glad you mentioned all the rooms provisions, it all adds to the guest experience we are striving to provide to all that visit your home on the mile, The Inn on the Mile. We appreciate your recommendation and hopefully you will revisit some day.

Campbell and the IOTM team.

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Reviewed 4 July 2014

My husband and I came here for a two night stay. The building was beautiful with modern upscale feeling rooms. The staff was so friendly and just overall had a lovely stay. Yes there is no elevator but it's only three floors to the top( we found them not bad as we stayed on the top floor). Plus, they carried our bags to our room. The pub on the main floor had great good. Also, the location is a short walk from bus stations, train station and the castle.

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1  Thank AllieBarnes
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Central E, General Manager at The Inn on the Mile, responded to this reviewResponded 7 July 2014

Hi AllieBarnes

Many thanks for your fantastic review of your stay at our hotel, we are so happy you and your husband had a lovely stay with us. Our grade A listing means we are unable to install a lift, we think it adds to the quirkiness of The Inn on the Mile. Also thanks for mentioning the teams friendliness and service, I will bring it up at our next team meeting.

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Address: 82 High Street | Royal Mile, Edinburgh EH1 1LL, Scotland (Formerly Bank Hotel)
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Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Edinburgh > Old Town
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
#6 Green Hotel in Edinburgh
#8 Luxury Hotel in Edinburgh
Price Range: £101 - £277 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The Inn on the Mile 4*
Number of rooms: 9
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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