Me and a friend stayed here last night, and it was wonderful. Our check in was easy enough & the gentleman was kind enough to carry our cases up to the 2nd Floor. The room was amazing, not the biggest but it was all you needed! Large tv on the wall, GHD straighteners, White Company toiletries, and a caramel log to eat with your tea... Wonderful!! I loved the dressing robe & slippers, these came in handy! We had dinner booked in the restaurant & it was superb. Can't fault dinner, it was tremendous! We each had a burger (one was a veggie burger) and then chocolate cake. We had our complimentary drink with dinner. The waitress was lovely too. We had a great sleep, one of the comfiest beds I've ever slept in! The next morning however, we walked in to the pub/restaurant & it was busy. We saw the same waiter from yesterday who checked us in & he instantly greeted us by saying 'we are mobbed today' and quickly ushered us to a table. We ordered a fry up & then I helped myself to cornflakes. I couldn't see the spoons though and asked the same waitress from yesterday where they were. She never spoke and just abruptly pointed towards the cornflakes. I eventually found them but found her response rude. We eat cereal and then our fry up arrived. Our table was small and already crowded with cereal bowls. The same waitress moved our bowls to make way for the plates with the fry ups. The bowls were obviously empty and she could have cleared them away but she choose to push them aside instead. Leaving a very crowded table for 2! Our bowls were never cleared away in the end. Then came check out....the pub was heaving, and we stood for a while before a member of staff finally approached us. Even then my friend had to ask someone to flag a member of staff down. There was a girl infront of us waiting to check out and someone else behind us. It was very chaotic and people were nudging by me and hitting my case, bit of a nightmare! To sum it up, fantastic hotel & location! A truly wonderful night but breakfast & check out was a let down. The staff looked harassed & came across as rude due to this yet they were so friendly yesterday. I suppose it's something to be expected as it is a pub/hotel but kind of ruins your stay eating breakfast in this crowded busy atmosphere & trying to check out when stood in a busy bar. Will definitely return though and would highly recommend apart from these issues.
- 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
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- Also Known As:
- Bank Hotel Edinburgh
- The Inn On The Mile Edinburgh, Scotland