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Very Good 3362 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 3362 Reviews
Comfortable, clean & a great night's sleep
Reviewed 17 hours ago

I choose this hotel for it's location in the heart of Old Town & because it was one of a very few offering a king sized bed. I was not disappointed. The bed was awesome, slept great. And we were really in the center of old town, right on the Royal Mile. The bathroom was huge with a great shower. Lots of space in the bedroom.
The staff was friendly & helpful. Complimentary shortbread & tablet in the lobby. A perfect week's stay.

Great location
Reviewed 23 hours ago

High standards in all aspects of the hotel. Lovely friendly staff who seem genuinely interested in you having a great stay. Can’t fault anything and would love to return. We were very pleased with the location and found all we needed as regards bars and restaurants close at hand.

Edinburgh experience
Reviewed 1 day ago

Best location close to everything Apart from the zoo! Staff friendly and couldn't do enough to make our stay comfortable. Took advantage of use of pool etc. At sister hotel down the Royal Mile where we were made very welcome too.

A plague of fruit flies in the bar
Reviewed 1 day ago

Two friends and I popped in for a drink on Thursday evening. We were surprised that the bar was empty but then understood because we were plagued by fruit flies. It was off-putting and quite unpleasant. We brought it to the barman's attention, but he said they also had to contend with them and there was nothing they could do! I would have thought that a hotel of such stature and reputation would be able to manage the situation. We certainly won't be hurrying back or recommending this hotel.

Not impressed
Reviewed 6 days ago

I and my family came today for an afternoon tea. My mother booked it for my birthday when we first arrived we were told that the upstairs was closed that was where my mother intended for it to be because she had previously had a pleasant experience there before. So we then when down to the bar that is not where afternoon tea should be served! First of all it was very dark and the ambience was not right at all when we first sat down we were freezing cold so we decided to move where it was still very cold. After we ordered our drinks they took ages to come our sandwiches came before. The sandwiches were just in a plate not displayed very well. But we got over that. So over all not impressed in the slightest and would not be coming back.