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G&V Royal Mile Hotel, Edinburgh

GandV Royal Mile Hotel

Ideally situated just off Edinburgh’s central Royal Mile, the Radisson Collection Hotel, Royal Mile Edinburgh provides a vibrant and contemporary contrast with the historic nature of the city’s streets. There is a sleek and friendly vibe as soon as you enter the hotel, which pervades throughout with the art and decor. Rooms are white and gray with a splash of purple, with full-wall murals of the streets of Edinburgh, and deluxe rooms also have floor-to-ceiling windows on one side for guests to appreciate the view. Each of the suites has been decorated by a different Scottish designer, lending them a different style and theme. The hotel has a spa but no swimming pool, and an excellent restaurant and bar.

Our rating: First Class

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Rooms

Each of the 136 rooms and suites is impeccably styled and furnished, with impressive views over either Victoria Street, George Street or the Royal Mile. Rooms are white and gray with splashes of vibrant purple, and each has full wall mural of an Edinburgh street scene, done with simple black outlines only. The suites are all unique, each having been styled by a different Scottish designer. Bright tones, bold patterns or spectacular panoramic views can be found in these spacious and luxurious spaces. Suites also include a complimentary bottle of champagne. All rooms feature walk-in rain showers and complimentary Wi-Fi.

Location

The Radisson Collection Hotel, Royal Mile Edinburgh enjoys a fantastically central position, with the entrance accessed from George Street and one side of the hotel overlooking the Royal Mile. The attractions of central Edinburgh are all on the hotel’s doorstep, and taxis are readily available on George Street for any exploration further away.

Food and drink

The chef at Cucina, the hotel’s award-winning restaurant, presents an impeccable Italian menu using local Scottish ingredients. For those who fancy something more casual, the innovative cocktail bar Epicurean also serves a bar menu of lighter dishes, as well as a Tanqueray gin themed afternoon tea.

Facilities and activities

The hotel has a relaxing and stylish spa, and although this does not have a swimming pool guests can make use of the pool at the Radisson Blu, a short distance further down the Royal Mile.

Our opinion

We love the vibrancy and individual style of the Radisson Collection Hotel, Royal Mile Edinburgh, as it provides an interesting contrast to the historical streets of Edinburgh.

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