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The Inn on the Mile

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Where to start, we were welcomed by a friendly receptionist in the bar area and offered a very welcome complimentary first drink. Our bags were portered for us while we had a glass of wine and a beer. The room was large with lots of natural light, with chocolate strawberries, white company toiletries, tunnock biscuits and good quality coffee and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Quite simply, this is the greatest accommodation we've ever had. The hotel itself is beautiful, wonderful rooms, exceptionally clean, amazing location, etc, etc Arrived at the hotel, we were greeted by a member of the staff who proceded with our reservation and brought our bags upstair. While the kind guy at the reception was bringing our lugguages to our room,... More 

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New York, New York, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Found The Inn on the Mile through Fodor's and so happy by the choice. It was my first night stay in Edinburgh for one night (though could have stayed here for several if able to) and best place and pub to welcome me to Scotland before a week long stay across the country side. Staff was friendly, accommodating and approachable.... More 

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64manager, Manager at The Inn on the Mile, responded to this review

Hi Allison G, Thank you so much for taking the time to review your recent stay here at the Inn On The Mile. We are so happy you've enjoyed both the hotel and our little pub. I will be sure to share your lovely comments with the whole team. Please do come back and see us again soon - Remember... More 

Carmel, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Our stay at The Inn on the Mile was perfect in many ways. Great location, good bed and bedding, big bathroom with a lovely tub and friendly, helpful staff ready to take care of all our needs. We enjoyed the pub/restaurant below - good food with music entertainment at night adding to a lively ambience. Would definitely stay there again!

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64manager, Manager at The Inn on the Mile, responded to this review

Dear Deb A, Wow thank you so much for this lovely review. We are so glad that you had such a wonderful time. I agree our live music really sets the mood in the evening ranging from relaxed and easy going Monday to talented duo's at the weekend. We hope we shall see you again soon. Remember for the best... More 

Glasgow, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We chose to stay at this hotel for our anniversary trip to Edinburgh. Really enjoyed it. Hundreds of stairs so not for the unfit or people with mobility problems but was ok for us. Complimentary drinks on arrival a nice touch. Very nice staff. Room was great. Huge and comfy bed with a massive bath. Lots of noise from wind... More 

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64manager, Manager at The Inn on the Mile, responded to this review

Dear Emma C, Thank you so much for taking the time to review your recent stay. I am so glad to hear you had such a nice time. We love making our guests feel relaxed and at ease after long journeys and there is nothing better that a relaxing wee drink. I will pass your lovely comments onto the team... More 

Golden, Colorado
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

First, we loved the location of this inn; it is walking distance to everything. And we loved the funkiness of it. The lobby is a bar, and to walk up to your room you have to go through a "secret" door to the hotel. Loved that! To even get a space here we had to agree to stay in two... More 

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64manager, General Manager at The Inn on the Mile, responded to this review

Good morning Graciel, Firstly, we really appreciate your kind comments and for you taking the time out to review our hotel. It’s a pleasure to hear you ‘Love the Funky!’ and made the most of our location. We genuinely do sit down here at The Inn on the Mile and look at what we need to tweak so that our... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Came here for breakfast, really lovely exterior attracted us in. Food was highly recommended, however the service let it down a bit. Upon entering we was left stood at the door for several minutes. Staff really pleasant however the impression of under staffed came across. Waited a long time for food and to pay the bill even longer. Would have... More 

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64manager, General Manager at The Inn on the Mile, responded to this review

Good morning Jack Splat's C, Thank you for taking the time out to review our Inn on the Mile. We really appreciate honest feedback and hearing your comments regarding the service clearly highlight a concern. I will certainly be sitting down with the team not only to share your feedback, but to also come up with active steps we can... More 

New Orleans, Louisiana
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Reviewing this hotel isn't easy. On the one hand, the hotel is in a perfect location, has a terrific restaurant /bar space (great for breakfast and evening drinks; I can't speak for its dinners) and wonderfully friendly staff. On the other hand, the hotel has a few drawbacks. One room on each of the three floors of sleeping rooms (above... More 

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64manager, General Manager at The Inn on the Mile, responded to this review

Dear BaltimoreTim, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience at The Inn On The Mile. We value all feedback from our guests. We are delighted you enjoyed the bar & restaurant area for drinks and breakfast. I will pass on all your positive comments to our team. we are sorry to hear that the room you booked... More 

Cleveland, Ohio
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were welcomed with complimentary drinks and allowed to store our bags until the room was ready as we arrived early. Once we checked in our bags were carried up the stairs to the top floor with an amazingly clean room, huge bed, and a comfortable yet modern space for us to retreat to! We loved the bathroom with bath... More 

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64manager, General Manager at The Inn on the Mile, responded to this review

Good morning Kelly K, Thank you so much for this lovely review. Hearing you found us a ‘modern gem’ is a great complement and highly appreciated, you are welcome back as our guest anytime and it’s great to hear you had a good stay. Next time you wish to stay please get in touch directly and we will certainly make... More 

Wetter, Germany
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The room we were in was bar far the noisiest hotelroom i´ve been so far. And don´t eat in the restaurant unless you want to punish yourself for sth. So why the 4 points? If you bring ear plugs (as I did) you sleep very sound in the big and comfy bed in a very clean,air conditioned room with a... More 

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64manager, General Manager at The Inn on the Mile, responded to this review

Good morning wylieek, Thank you for taking the time out to review our Inn on the Mile. Firstly, we really appreciate the honest feedback as it helps us understand what we can do to provide a better experience for our guests. It’s always a pleasure to hear you would return to be our guest again, enjoyed our comfy beds and... More 

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Old Town
Few Edinburghers live in the Old Town, but its labyrinth of dank alleys and steep streets suggests this was not always the case. Today, it’s mostly visitors, tartan-flavored souvenir shops, and pipers that you’ll find on its cobbled streets. This is the place to get a feel for Auld Reekie (Old Smelly), as the town was once nicknamed, and stroll the Royal Mile, the thoroughfare that links the castle with the royal palace – two of Edinburgh’s great set-piece attractions. But there’s lots more exploring to do here down dozens of little alleys, or wynds, while at night the city’s busiest clubs erupt along the Cowgate which is closed to traffic for this purpose.
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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 

Additional Information about The Inn on the Mile

Address: 82 High Street | Royal Mile, Edinburgh EH1 1LL, Scotland (Formerly Bank Hotel)
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Edinburgh > Old Town
Price Range: $142 - $377 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The Inn on the Mile 4*
Number of rooms: 9
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Bank Hotel Edinburgh
The Inn On The Mile Edinburgh, Scotland
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#6 Green Hotel in Edinburgh
#9 Luxury Hotel in Edinburgh
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