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“Enjoyed Every Minute” 5 of 5 stars
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Hotel Missoni
5.0 of 5 Hotel   |   1 George IV Bridge, Edinburgh EH1 1AD, Scotland (Old Town)   |  
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Ranked #13 of 147 hotels in Edinburgh
Bangor
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“Enjoyed Every Minute”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2013

This hotel is undoubtedly one of the best I have ever stayed in in Edinburgh. The accommodation was typical Designer Boutique very bright but it was not a question of style over substance - unlike others I could mention. The room was large (we treated ourselves a superior) with excellent views down Victoria Street and right across the city to the Pentlands. The shower room was huge with a with an ample supply of toiletries, towels and consumables.

Staff where all very smart in their designer uniforms - my wife was particularly taken with the doormen in their "Missoni Kilts" although I did sympathise with them standing outside in the bitter wind. Everyone from the reception staff to the waiters was more than helpful - actually volunteering information rather than having it dragged from them.

The bed was firm but exceptionally comfortable; the decor bright and welcoming. In addition to the mini-bar which is, incidentally, FREE!, the hotel provide a proper Nespresso coffee machine with ample coffee, sugar and fresh milk in the fridge. I had a bit of a problem getting it to work - but a phone call resulted in a member of staff arriving within minutes to show me how to fill it with water! The mini-bar is restocked with wine red and white, beer, water, milk, crisps and soft drinks. There is a kettle for morning tea if preferred.

I cannot recommend this hotel highly enough - I suspect we will revisit next time we are in the City.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2013

Striking colourful design from the entrance to the rooms through to the dining area. Hotel is full of attention to details. Located just near the castle. Make sure you book your dinner in advance, they are quite popular.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2013

Stayed in the Missoni for a few nights on a christmas break with my girlfriend and we both loved it. Right in the heart of Edinburgh it is in an ideal spot for seeing the sights. The staff were extremly helpfull and couldnt do enough for you. The room was fantastic, the bed was the largest one i've ever slept in! It was kitted out with designer equipment, bang and olufsun tv and ipod dock etc. Didnt eat in the hotel restaurant but it was always busy, did have an excellent cocktail at the bar though. Ideal for a nice modern romantic stay.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2013

Stayed with family over New Year, having been to Missoni a few times and liked it. However, cracks beginning to show. For example, we had three rooms, two of which had no air con (presumable as in the old part of the hotel) but we were not told - both rooms were stiflingly hot and the solution - to open the sah windows - wouls in the eveneing/morning of Hogmanay be seriously noisy! When we went to reception and mentioned, we weren't offered different rooms, rather fans if we needed! My wife and I were also given the smallest room of the three 9other two were single occupnacy) which ssemed unnecessary. our room had wallpaper peelin off at the seams in several places, the pant on the bathroom window had obvilusly been flaking off for some time and the bathroom door stuck on the tiles when trying to shut it. Additionally, the dirty glasses and empty bottles were left in our room and not cleared away/cleaned by tyhe servicing staff. Food was good tho restaurant too hot - daughters had to leave early to cool down) and front of house staff chherful and friendly.

Mentioned these items upon checking out and was advised by the clearly disappointed gentleman on reception to call him personally next time we booked and hge would ensure we got upgrade and better treatment. But would have been better to have reduced the not inconsiderable bill, as we likely won't be returning. A real shame as this was excellent when it opened.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2013

We stayed at this hotel on a Saturday night in mid January and got a reduced price deal, including breakfast. The staff are very efficient and friendly. There is valet parking available if you pre book and at a price, but compared with the multi storey car park prices, it's not bad.

The room was very nicely decorated with a good TV. There is free wifi, a coffee machine and an inclusive mini bar (coke, water, milk for coffee) in the room.

We only ate breakfast in the hotel and this was very good. Again the staff were great. As our room included breakfast in the rate, we could choose from the cold buffet as well as ordering something from the kitchen. I had the Eggs Benedict and it was lovely.

Really impressed with this hotel. Good central location and pleasant staff.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2013

We visited this hotel a few months back and had a fabulous stay. Hotel staff are very knowledgeable and helpful and make the stay most enjoyable.
The hotel location is great, right on the Royal Mile and close to the Castle. lots of things within walking distance.Checking in went smoothly, and off to the room we went.
The room was lovely, not very big but adequate. If you want a large room you better check before booking. It had everything you would need though, and the bathroom had lovely toiletries and soft towels.
Breakfast was lovely, a cold buffet to choose from, and then an a la carte hot menu, which came straight from the kitchen, so much nicer than having cooked eggs hanging around on a buffet. It was all very tasty.
The bar often gets busy as it seems a place people meet, drop in for a cocktail/beer as its right on the Royal Mile.
We didnt eat dinner here but im sure it would have been good.
It is a very good hotel, very trendy and has a nice vibe and would definately return again

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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2013

Missoni is a place i have wanted to stay in for a long time, and was delighted when we arrived in Edinburgh at the start of the year. The door staff were friendly and couldn't have done more to help us on our arrival, but the room was a different story. For a five star hotel, I expected five star accommodation, this was not the case. The room was small, with dirty marks on the walls, the bathroom, although beautifully designed, looked shabby, with tiles missing and hadn't been repaired. We could hear movement of all the residents in the rooms adjacent to us, and with the wooden floors we could hear the people in the room above us evert time they walked across their floor. The noise from outside was terrible, the windows obviously weren't designed with sound proofing in mind, which made for two nights of little to no sleep. The air conditioning also leaves a lot to be desired. When i picked up something off the floor i was astounded at the dust and grime that lay on the floor around the bed, and when the uplighting on the headboard was switched on, you could see the dust stuck to the textured wallpaper the whole way to the roof. Certainly not what I'd expect form a five star hotel, and certainly not worth the money paid for two nights accommodation. Instead of leaving relaxed, we left hot, bothered and very very tired.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Scott W, Guest Services Manager at Hotel Missoni, responded to this review, January 16, 2013
Dear mgdm_13 ,

Many thanks for taking the time to review your stay at Hotel Missoni.

I am sorry to hear that your stay was not to the standard we normally deliver here at Hotel Missoni. As I am unaware of your reservation details I am unable to check if you raised these issues during your stay and would ask that you contact myself directly so I can discuss the issues with you personally.

Best regards

Scott Walker
Guest Services Manager

scott.walker@hotelmisson.com
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Also Known As:
Hotel Missoni Edinburgh, Scotland
Address: 1 George IV Bridge, Edinburgh EH1 1AD, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Edinburgh > Old Town
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#3 Business Hotel in Edinburgh
#3 Romantic Hotel in Edinburgh
#4 Family Hotel in Edinburgh
#9 Luxury Hotel in Edinburgh
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:5 star — Hotel Missoni 5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Edinburgh's most comfortable, fashionable and enjoyable hotel. At the corner of George IV Bridge & the Royal Mile, just steps from Edinburgh Castle, Hotel Missoni is in the heart of Edinburgh. This gives the bedrooms breathtaking views over the Royal Mile, Edinburgh’s historic Old Town, Arthur’s Seat and even on to and across the Firth of Forth. A hotel first. Style, luxury and design are blended to create an atmosphere of comfort and elegance. The unmistakable Missoni prints mix with the work of designers such as Marcel Wandes, Eero Saarinen, Arne Jacobson and Charles Rennie Mackintosh. The heart of Hotel Missoni Edinburgh is our restaurant Cucina. Head chef, Mattia Camorani, a former protégé of renowned chef Giorgio Locatelli, creates dishes with a light modern touch, robust and hearty flavours or subtle nuanced combinations. From homemade gnocchi with a venison ‘battuto al coltello’ to our signature dessert, tiramisu. Meals are complimented by a carefully selected wine list, chosen for their interest and drinkability, to suit your meal and your mood. Bar Missoni fuses high fashion and expert cocktails. Classics perfectly mixed & new favourites designed by us. The best Italian coffee in Edinburgh & the world famous Vestri hot chocolate, exclusive to us. Also available is the Italian take on the traditional afternoon tea, focaccia sandwiches and delicate Italian cakes all homemade by the award winning team. The place in Edinburgh to see and be seen. Let the Missoni treat you to some genuine Italian luxury. Here, life is beautiful. ... more   less 
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