G&V Royal Mile Hotel Edinburgh
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
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
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
We flew in overnight from the US. The reception staff was extremely welcoming and accommodating. Our rooms were not ready yet as we had arrived at 11 AM. However, as soon as they were available, we were informed. Lovely location and warm staff.
It's the little things that make a great hotel and in this respect, the Radisson Collection on the Royal Mile failed. The hotel is in a fabulous location and the reception has the wow factor when you walk in. The door staff were friendly and helpful to a fault.Our room with skyline view did not have a skyline view, the fit and finish in the bathroom left a lot to be desired and the breakfast is 'ok'.I realise Edinburgh is a popular tourist destination but I definitely got the impression they weren't expecting us to return - if they were, I would have thought they would have cared a bit more.
We stayed here in October 2018 for two nights and had a comfortable stay.
Check in was efficient and quick although the receptionist had to be prompted for some information such as details of the WiFi.
The room was very clean and comfortable albeit perhaps a bit modern for my husband’s taste! There were some genuine downsides to the modern, rather stark decor such as a lack of pegs to hang up towels to dry as well as the gowns that are supplied. Storage is limited with only really sufficient space for a couple of night’s clothes etc.
The bathroom toiletries are very good quality and the shower was great! The black bathrobes are also a nice touch and comfortable to wear.
There appears to be no safe and it was hard to obtain any hotel information as the setting on the TV appeared not to work. The water in the minibar appears to be complimentary but I only deduced this from studying the minibar menu - we therefore didn’t risk it but the tap water is actually delicious!
The pillows at first felt incredibly soft and comfortable but were actually too soft and insubstantial for our sleeping comfort but it was not clear whether you could exchange them - perhaps the information channel on the TV would assist if I could have made it function!
Our room was quite small (206) and had no real view although the hotel website boasts city views - perhaps this allocation was due to me booking through a third party agency.
Our room rate included breakfast and the first morning the service was very slow although the food was very good and freshly cooked to order. The buffet table is also very good; from fresh fruit salad, homemade granola through to cold cheeses, meat and smoked salmon and pastries. The following morning service was better.
There is so much choice in Edinburgh so I would probably try something different next time but if you’re a fan of Radisson, give it a try.
Fabulous hotel. We booked two superior rooms and we were upgraded to junior suites. The staff were lovely, the rooms fabulous. The decor of the hotel is stylish too. Overall the experience was perfect.
Was given an itison voucher as a gift and we opted to take our daughter along so paid for the 3rd person.
Started with very good cocktails. Afternoon tea was extremely tasty, there was a large variety of savoury and sweet treats at just the right size to enjoy them.
The waitress was very pleasant and efficient.