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Hotel du Vin & Bistro
Ranked #66 of 150 Hotels in Edinburgh
Certificate of Excellence
Wilmslow, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Brilliant”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 1, 2014 via mobile

Stayed recently with my girlfriend, after lots of searching for the perfect hotel we chose hotel du vin.. Well what can I say its perfect, location is brilliant you are 5 min walk from the castle, round the corner from the Scottish museum. Room was brilliant and drinks in the bar were great. My girlfriend loved the variety on the cocktail menu. Only downside is parking, but we didn't mind after such a great stay

Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
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Michael M, General Manager at Hotel du Vin & Bistro, responded to this review, July 31, 2014
Dear Dave,

Thank you for your great review of Hotel du Vin. I am delighted you and your girlfriend had a great stay with us and enjoyed the many amenities and services we offer. We do look forward to welcoming you back again soon.

Regards
Michael
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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26 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 26, 2014

My husband, daughter & I recently spent 4 nights here, in 2 rooms. Lots of character combined with modern amenities. Exposed brick walls, warm, cozy dining & bar areas, and outdoor patio. Staff was extremely attentive, polite & helpful. Continental breakfast buffet delicious. Overall great experience.

Stayed June 2014, traveled with family
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Thank Cheryl K
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Michael M, General Manager at Hotel du Vin & Bistro, responded to this review, July 31, 2014
Dear Cheryl,

Thank you for your lovely review of Hotel du Vin. I am delighted you and your family had a great stay and enjoyed our breakfast selection. We do look forward to welcoming you back again soon.

Regards
Michael
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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8 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 23, 2014

A wonderful stay for a birthday weekend. The hotel has been sensitively designed in a beautiful old building in a wonderful location. We had a beautiful suite complete with roll-top bath in the bedroom.

The bedroom also had a juliet balcony overlooking the courtyard. Whilst other hotels in Edinburgh boast more spectacular views the location of this hotel sets it apart - in the heart of the hold town with great access to everything you will want to visit, I think it is a real boon to be away from the hustle and bustle of Princess Street. It always amazes me that Edinburgh planners have allowed what must be one of the most beautiful streets on the planet to be dominated by high street stores and budget hotels - a real shame.

The staff were warm and friendly. Definitely recommend.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Bruce R
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Michael M, General Manager at Hotel du Vin & Bistro, responded to this review, June 24, 2014
Dear Bruce,

Thank you very much for taking the time out to post your review about Hotel du Vin. It is a pleasure to read you had an enjoyable stay and found the team to be warm and courteous.

Edinburgh is indeed a fantastic city with so much changing everyday. Hotel du Vin chose well, when appointing a hotel in the Old Town to blend in with existing architecture.

Once again, thank you and I do hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you back again in the near future.

Regards
Michael
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Singapore, Singapore
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 21, 2014

I want to write an amazing review for Hotel du Vin. It has so much excellent potential but there are a few flaws.
We stayed twice as a stopover for a few nights on the way up to the Highlands for our wedding and on the way back for a night before leaving from Edinburgh airport.
The hotel is in an old asylum and has been beautifully renovated. It's in a great location right near the Meadows.
On our first stay we were upgraded to a big studio 'La Grande Dame'. It is a spacious room up in the roof but weirdly laid out , dark and unfortunately a bit of a trek from reception to the room, whereby you have no wifi connection. We had to sit in the toilet if we wanted to get connection. So wasn't really great for us. Especially when trying to connect the baby monitor through WIFI- we ended up having to spend each night in our room. WIFI is terrible here and the fact that you have to constantly log in with email when the connection drops off had us tearing our hair out.
On the second trip back we stayed in a standard room which actually worked better regarding wifi and light. It was a squeeze with a baby crib in the room but it actually was just perfect for the night.
We did try the bar area on the 1st floor one night as we had friends visiting but it was so hot as all the radiators appeared to be on in the hotel, yet it was a modest 18 outside- unfortunately raining as there is a sweet patio area. The interior of the bar and restaurant is stylishly cozy but on both stays the restaurant and bar were hardly busy which is a shame. It would be great to have an atmosphere there and the food and drink that we did try were lovely.
On a more positive note the cleanliness and the staff are excellent. The beds are super comfy and the rooms really quiet.
I think if we go back to Edinburgh I would still want to stay here even though I would have to grin and bear the WIFI connection.

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  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank GracieAmsterdam
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Michael M, General Manager at Hotel du Vin & Bistro, responded to this review, June 24, 2014
Dear Gracie,

Thank you for your lovely review of Hotel du Vin and many congratulations on your recent wedding nuptials. It was a pleasure to read your review and that you enjoyed many aspects of your stay. I do apologise for the wifi connection in your 1st suite and will investigate with my maintenance team.

It is an absolute pleasure your comments about my team and I thank you very much for that.

Once again thank you and wish you all the best in your future lives together.

Regards
Michael
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London, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 18, 2014

Stayed here last night & can honestly say had the best night sleep in a hotel for a very long time. Couldn't hear a pin drop which is rare when staying in a hotel in Edinburgh City Centre.
Upon arrival I was upgraded to a Suite aptly named Krug after one of my favourite tipples. This was a wonderful surprise.
The Bathroom was divine and the highlight was the space & the roll top Bath.
Didn't want to leave my exquisite surroundings so ordered room service which was delicious.
In addition to being spectacular the room has all the usual amenities that you have grown to know and love when staying in a Hotel du Vin.
Breakfast was superb, loads of choice & a really relaxed affair.
As I was checking out it was super busy loads of check in's and out's the one lady on reception really delivered service with a smile and is a credit to the hotel - hats off to you all for making my experience perfect I had a tough day ahead at work so was amazing to have had such a relaxing time before I headed off.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank ellafarahani
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Michael M, General Manager at Hotel du Vin & Bistro, responded to this review, June 24, 2014
Dear Ella,

Thank you for your time to post your review of Hotel du Vin Edinburgh. It is a great delight to read you had a fantastic stay and that we delivered exceptionally for you while here and also upon departure. I will be sure to pass on your feedback to my team, who are a special credit to the hotel.

Once again, thank you very much and hope to have the opportunity to welcome you back soon.

With best regards
Michael
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54 reviews
24 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 16, 2014 via mobile

Had a wonderful overnight stay. Room was very comfortable with some nice touches. Very quiet and had a great nights sleep. Hotel is walking distance into the city and some nice green spaces nearby. Ate at the hotel as well which was good, as per any other hotel du vin really. Would return for sure.

Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
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Thank ntraveller82
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Michael M, General Manager at Hotel du Vin & Bistro, responded to this review, June 24, 2014
Dear ntraveller,

Thank you for your excellent review of Hotel du Vin Edinburgh. It is an absolute delight to read you had an enjoyable stay and dinner in the Bistro.

I do hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you again in the near future.

Regards
Michael
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Lewes, United Kingdom
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89 reviews
33 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 11, 2014

We held a reunion there and the staff couldn't have been more helpful, they did everything we asked of them and more. They changed menus to accommodate tastes, ran around finding scissors, blew up balloons and effectively became part of the event. Unlike a lot of places, we didn't get charged for anything until the event had happened and we didn't get charged for any bottles of wine which hadn't been opened (other venues open all the wine and charge you, meaning that a lot is wasted or otherwise disposed of!). The only negative was that they wouldn't give us a discounted rate on rooms for the night, which was a disappointment. But then, that's not the staff's fault!

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank SusanRead
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Michael M, General Manager at Hotel du Vin & Bistro, responded to this review, June 24, 2014
Dear Susan,

Thank you for your lovely review of Hotel du Vin and it was a pleasure to be a host venue for your reunion drinks. We do pride ourselves in delivering the best hospitality for events and no requests is ever too much.

We do hope to assist you again in the near future for further events.

Regards
Michael
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Property: Hotel du Vin & Bistro
Address: 11 Bristo Place, Edinburgh EH1 1EZ, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Edinburgh > Old Town
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#19 Romantic Hotel in Edinburgh
#32 Business Hotel in Edinburgh
#36 Luxury Hotel in Edinburgh
#47 Family Hotel in Edinburgh
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel du Vin & Bistro 4*
Number of rooms: 47
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hotel du Vin Edinburgh is nestled deep in Edinburgh's Old Town and only a short walk from the historic Royal Mile.A relaxing haven, the hotel offers a trademark Hotel du Vin Bistro, mezzanine bar, private dining, whisky snug and specialist Laroche wine-tasting room. ... more   less 
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