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Very Good 3310 Reviews
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What We Love

  • A stone’s throw from Edinburgh’s Royal Mile
  • Intimate spa
  • Large rain-shower bathrooms
  • In-room Nespresso machine and iPod dock
  • People-watching in Bar G&V

What To Know

  • Decor is avant-garde modern, with bold colours and sometimes jarring patterns
  • Only suites have bathtubs
  • Night-time noise can be a problem for light sleepers
  • Minimal drawer, shelf, wardrobe space
  • Lobby doubles as the bar
  • Valet parking costs roughly £54 per day


  •  Bar
  •  Free WiFi
  •  Gym
  •  Handicap-accessible
  •  Parking On Site
  •  Restaurant
  •  Spa
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The Review

A stay at G&V Royal Mile Hotel Edinburgh places you in the heart of Edinburgh, steps from Gladstone’s Land and St. Giles’ Cathedral. This 5-star hotel is close to Greyfriars Kirk and Princes Street Gardens.

Make yourself at home in one of the 136 air-conditioned rooms featuring refrigerators and LCD televisions. Wired and wireless Internet access is complimentary, while iPod docking stations and digital programming provide entertainment. Private bathrooms with showers feature designer toiletries and hair dryers. Conveniences include phones, as well as laptop-compatible safes and desks.

Relax at the full-service spa, where you can enjoy massages, body treatments, and facials. Additional amenities include complimentary wireless Internet access, concierge services, and wedding services. Guests can catch a ride to nearby destinations on the area shuttle (surcharge).

Satisfy your appetite at the hotel’s restaurant, which serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner, or stay in and take advantage of 24-hour room service. Quench your thirst with your favorite drink at a bar/lounge.

Featured amenities include a 24-hour business center, express check-in, and express check-out. Event facilities at this hotel consist of conference space and meeting rooms.

How to Get There

G&V Royal Mile Hotel Edinburgh
1 George IV Bridge
Edinburgh, EH1 1AD United Kingdom


4.5 Very Good 3310 Reviews
Reviewed 17 hours ago

We had a one night stay and loved the hotel.

We arrived early and left our luggage at the hotel so we could go out, on returning it had been taken to our room and we found a lovely welcome card and gift of sweets.

Lobby is really very lovely, with free fruit infused water and shortbread & fruit.

The staff were fab and so friendly and helpful.

Couldn’t recommend more highly,

5* hotel short break
Reviewed 1 day ago

Hotel staff are friendly and attentive hotel is modern with great design internally nothing is too much trouble as you would expect being a guest highly recommended a visit
I can’t comment on the kitchen we are out but the bar is well stocked if but a little overboard on pricing but sort of standard for hotels now I guess,
They are part of the hotel group so access to the pool at the other hotel is brilliant gym isn’t too big but again if you want buggier facilities use the other hotel

Very nice hotel and staff but we were badly let down by room service
Reviewed 3 days ago

Firstly we liked the hotel very much. Lovely staff and a simple but comfortable room. Nice bed. not sure about purple walls !

Great to have complimentary g and t in the lobby in the afternoon and very much enjoyed the free tablet and shortbread too

Service at breakfast can be slow, and on the first day our orders were forgotten. Rectified in time but a long long wait. Next day was quicker but note that Kippers ( absolutely soft tasty and delicious) take 20 mins apparently although no one warned us.

But we were badly let down by room service. Having spent the whole day at the Accident department at the hospital all we wanted to do was have a quick supper in our room and crash out. We ordered Wagu beef burgers. Waited nearly an hour and then they turned up. Literally burnt through and as tough as an ice hockey puck. Totally inedible and the so called chef who put them in the plate would have known that. They were black and solid. Also sent up the wrong fries. Anyway great apologies from the front desk and we settled down again to wait... and wait..... and wait. You would think that having had the entire meal sent back the kitchen would be at pains to sort out replacements as soon as possible. Clearly not and clearly didn’t care. Eventually, after 49 mins more we told them we couldn’t wait any longer as it was nearly 9 and we went to pizza express next door. Not a good end to a very hard day. Wouldn’t recommend room service at all here
The kitchen was just not interested and couldn’t cook a burger in any event

We would stay again but would eat out every time

Such a shame

Gorgeous Hotel
Reviewed 3 days ago

On arrival you walk into a fabulously light and beautiful decorated reception area. Greeted by warm and friendly staff, offering a complimentary beverage of lemonade or gin and tonic.
The room itself was stunningly decorated to a high standard. Bathroom was lovely too. Unfortunately we didn’t have time for breakfast but would most definitely return to this lovely hotel
Thank you

Special Occasion
Reviewed 4 days ago

We were treat to a stay at this Hotel by our son for a special
Occasion , he stays here on a regular basis and from us checking in to check out every thing and every member of staff was just perfect , can’t thank everyone but Heather,Peter , Barbara , Brigitta in bar Eleanor restaraunt , chap on reception can’t remember his name just a name few should be recognised as in this industry good staff are of paramount importance thank you all from wife and I specially to our wonderful son for making it happen .Food is excellent too .