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.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- G&V Royal Mile Hotel, Edinburgh is set in the heart of the capital on the historic Royal Mile. The hotel has breath-taking views over the Royal Mile, Edinburgh's Old Town, Arthur's Seat and even on to and across the Firth of Forth. Established as one of Scotland's most stylish five star hotels, G&V Hotel is known for warm, friendly, five star hospitality tailored to the individual. As part of the Quorvus Collection, G&V Royal Mile Hotel is a new generation of luxury combining contemporary design, a warm welcome and Scottish character. All 136 rooms and suites come with complimentary Wi-Fi, newspapers and Nespresso coffee and tea. Each room includes rain showers, generous bath products, LCD TV's with iPod and laptop connections, luxurious bathrobes and slippers. ... more less
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