If you dig deeply, you find that Edinburgh is fortunate to have a large number of excellent accomodations, but in the end I chose to split my time between the Balmoral and the Missoni...giving a taste of old-world and new-style luxury. The two hotels are really apples and oranges because they are so different in their approach...though both gave me truly top-drawer service.
I'm a terribly light sleeper but slept well at the Missoni and didn't have issues with pipe noises nor the hallway and adjacent room noises some have mentioned. Luxury here is more in terms of materials, colors, and design...and I personally appreciated the design and the quality of the electronics.
Breakfast was vast and varied, the bar packed with interesting types, and other excellent foodie options close by.
For plush luxury and serenity the Balmoral is your best bet....For more avant-garde style and local hipsters the Missioni is the way to go. Personally, I enjoyed both and would gladly return to either.
- 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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