The Rutland is lovely - it's in a great location at the end of Princes Street, it has sumptuous décor (including large, thrown-like chairs dotted around the corridors), the staff are friendly, and our room was a great size with a cool walk-in shower.
But, there's a problem. It has a bar that's open until 3am. It's in the basement and we were on the third-floor, and it kept us awake. It seemed, naturally, worse at the weekend.
I have a real problem with not being able to sleep at a hotel due to their own music. Clubs are meant to stimulate you until the small hours of the morning; hotels are meant to be restful. They are not natural partners.
This also led to my one complaint with the staff - with who I believe was the manager. On checking out he asked, out of courtesy, how the stay had been. I said the hotel was lovely, but that we'd been kept awake at night from the bar. He unfortunately laughed this off, which grated.
So there you go, a great hotel with a noise problem at weekends.More