Have just returned from a two night stay at the Inn on the Mile, we thoroughly enjoyed our stay. We already knew about the possible problems with noise levels so had asked for an upstairs room, we had room 9 which is right at the very top of the building, yes 73 stairs up! The hotel is small, just 9 rooms, it is very modern, very clean, rooms are a good size and well equipped. Our bathroom, comprising bath ‘tub’, large walk in shower plus his and her sink, looked as though it had come from a bathroom showroom! The bed was huge and very comfortable. Some lovely touches, fresh strawberries coated in chocolate in the room on arrival, good toiletries and even a docking station for the ipod enabling it to run directly into the ceiling and bathroom speakers.
The hotel is situated right in the heart of Edinburgh within easy walking distance of much of the social life of the city, its situated right on the main bus routes etc. This works both to the advantage and disadvantage of the hotel on one hand you are right in the heart of the city close to all the facilities on the other hand you are right in the heart of the city and those facilities continue throughout the whole day bringing with them some degree of noise! The higher up the hotel you go the less the noise, however the upper floor rooms don’t have the benefits of the lovely big windows of the middle rooms so don’t have quite the same view, but, they are quieter!
One area we felt could be improved, and we spoke to the manager about this was around breakfast, we didn’t feel the selection at breakfast time really did justice to this hotel, there was no offer of fresh fruit, of say porridge or croissants. The breakfasts themselves were plentiful though and were freshly and well cooked.
In summary, if you are looking for a hotel with a great central location, you don’t mind the hum from humanity around you, you are comfortable with the stairs, you want a good valued hotel with well-equipped modern rooms then the Inn on the Mile is definitely one you should look at. We would very happily stay again but perhaps would choose rooms 4 5 or 6 and have the better views!
- 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. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Bank Hotel Edinburgh
- The Inn On The Mile Edinburgh, Scotland