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G&V Royal Mile Hotel Edinburgh
Ranked #30 of 147 Hotels in Edinburgh
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“Terrific stay”
Reviewed August 6, 2014

My family of four recently stayed the G&V Royal Mile for two nights. Out of the four hotels we stayed at during this trip, this hotel was our favorite. We liked the funky design, the staff was excellent, and we had an amazing view from our rooms. We loved the huge shower, a real plus on a trip with some smaller showers.

The location is also excellent--right in the middle of the Royal Mile and just a quick walk to the Edinburgh Castle. Despite the hotel being in the middle of the action, it was very quiet in our rooms, a huge plus for us. The hotel also had free wifi, which I think should be standard when staying in higher end hotels. We didn't do the hotel breakfast as it is pricy, but there are plenty of restaurants nearby.

I would like to recognize Ann Enneguess-Connor, the front desk manager, who especially helpful.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
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James A, Guest Relations Manager at G&V Royal Mile Hotel Edinburgh, responded to this review, August 19, 2014
Dear benezet,

Thank you so much for taking the time to inform us of your experience following your stay with us in Edinburgh. I am so pleased to read that you were so well looked after by our team, especially from Ann, our Front of House Manager, who really is a delight to work with and a credit to the hotel. Please do come back and stay with us again in the future, you are very welcome anytime,

Kind regards,
James Archer
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Reviewed August 6, 2014

The location is perfect( in the "epicenter"of Edinburgh),the staff-exellent.Very modern,but with everything you need.Designed by Missoni ,very colorful and I liked it very much.
.Every attraction and museum are walking distance.The restaurant of the hotel is very good.We stayed for four days,and I highly recommended this hotel.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
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James A, Guest Relations Manager at G&V Royal Mile Hotel Edinburgh, responded to this review, August 13, 2014
Dear Biljka59,

Thank you for your fantastic 5 star review following your stay with us in Edinburgh. It is great to read that the found that the location of the hotel met your needs. We really are in the most perfect spot only a stone’s throw away from all that Edinburgh has to offer. We cannot wait to welcome you back sometime in the near future, please do feel free to get in touch with me personally if you want to book again!

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James Archer
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Toronto, Canada
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Reviewed August 5, 2014

Stayed here for 5 days during the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Room was modern but did lack cupboard space which wasn't an issue for us. Bathroom large with fabulous shower. Location is excellent. We ate in the bar after the Tattoo and there was a delay in bringing our food out. The manager waives the charges due to their kitchen delay. Great whiskey selection and knowledge of same. Highly recommend this,hotel. Will definitely stay here next time. Staff were very helpful with restaurant recommendations

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  • Stayed August 2014, traveled as a couple
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James A, Guest Relations Manager at G&V Royal Mile Hotel Edinburgh, responded to this review, August 13, 2014
Dear Fluffytoronto,

I am so pleased you had such a positive stay for your trip to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Thank you for choosing to stay with us! We are very fortunate to have such a fabulous team who care passionately about providing only the very best 5 star service for all of our guests. Please come back and stay with us again soon,

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James Archer
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Reviewed August 3, 2014 via mobile

A little bit different; although offering all of the usual facilities of a modern large hotel, added a bit (actually quite a lot) of colour, some well presented and knowledgeable staff (thanks George, liked the kilts) and great attention to detail. Overall, an excellent place to stay and perfectly located for all of your Edinburgh tourist needs. Highly recommended.

Stayed July 2014
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James A, Guest Relations Manager at G&V Royal Mile Hotel Edinburgh, responded to this review, August 13, 2014
Dear Stephen P,

Thank you so much for your review and for staying with us for your trip to Edinburgh. I am delighted that we were able to look after you so well, please feel free to get in touch with me directly if you wish to stay again and I can manage the booking for you personally, We look forward to welcoming you back in the near future,

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James Archer
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Pangbourne, United Kingdom
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Reviewed August 3, 2014 via mobile

We had afternoon tea in the bar and it was fantastic. The atmosphere was great and the service faultless. We will be back. The decor is funk and chic. There is a fabulous cocktail selection and even the toilets are an adventure in sparkle. I highly recommend a visit :-)

  • Stayed August 2014
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James A, Guest Relations Manager at G&V Royal Mile Hotel Edinburgh, responded to this review, August 13, 2014
Dear Alwaysruthless,

I am so pleased you were able to sample our afternoon tea menu at G&V and thank you so much for posting your thoughts on-line. I have made sure that your feedback has been shared with the team which will no doubt encourage them to strive for even better service in the future. I hope you managed to try the pina colada icicles; they are to die for..!
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James Archer
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Reviewed August 3, 2014 via mobile

we stayed here on the way to the commenwealth games on the 27th july. from the moment we arrived we were made to feel welcome and we were checked in quickly, even though the hotel was extremely busy. our room was on the fourth floor, with views across the city. the room was furnished well and we found it to be very comfortable with everything we needed. breakfast was very enjoyable with a large selection of hot and cold options. we found the hotel had an international feel, which we like. every member of staff we met were friendly and couldnt do enough to help us. we will certainly return to this hotel later in the year.

Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
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James A, Guest Relations Manager at G&V Royal Mile Hotel Edinburgh, responded to this review, August 13, 2014
Dear monkeyglobal,

Thank you very much for choosing to stay with us for your trip to the Commonwealth Games in July and for your very kind review. I am delighted to read that you were so well looked after by our team at G&V. Please do come and visit us again soon,

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James Archer
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Stockholm, Sweden
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Reviewed August 2, 2014

I stayed here for four nights in the end of July. The G&V is probably the best and most friendly hotel I have ever stayed at. Everyone, from the door staff to housekeeping, were extremely nice and friendly and really made a good impression.

I had a Braw Room which is a superior room. It turned out to be a corner room with a nice view of the Royal Mile and the George IV Bridge. The room had free perfectly working wifi, a laptop sized safe, lots of complimentary mineral water and a very nice bathroom with floor heating. The bed was comfortable, and although the room was facing the street and a pub just outside, the sound was not disturbing. The room was very clean and decorated in happy colors.

Breakfast was good and not at all crowded. Some days it was just me and different airline crews having breakfast in the morning.

I think this is the first time I find nothing to complain about at a hotel. I would definitely stay here again if I ever come back to Edinburgh.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled solo
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James A, Guest Relations Manager at G&V Royal Mile Hotel Edinburgh, responded to this review, August 4, 2014
Dear Anders31,

I am delighted to read that you were so well looked after by all the team during your visit to G&V in July. We are all dedicated, professional, friendly service minded individuals who thrive on providing the very best 5 star service to everyone who walks through our doors. One of our mission statements is to be the "most friendly hotel in the world," which is why your review is even more pleasing. We promise to keep up the good work, please do come back and visit us again sometime soon,

Kind regards,
James Archer
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Property: G&V Royal Mile Hotel Edinburgh
Address: 1 George IV Bridge, Edinburgh EH1 1AD, Scotland (Formerly Hotel Missoni)
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Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Edinburgh > Old Town , Cowgate
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#3 Green Hotel in Edinburgh
#3 Business Hotel in Edinburgh
#3 Romantic Hotel in Edinburgh
#3 Spa Hotel in Edinburgh
#4 Family Hotel in Edinburgh
#20 Luxury Hotel in Edinburgh
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:5 star — G&V Royal Mile Hotel Edinburgh 5*
Number of rooms: 136
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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