$77 Avg/night
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Inn On The Mile

3 stars
82 High Street, Royal Mile, Edinburgh, EH1 1LL
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
4.0
out of 5
7 reviews
Great place, staff and location

I LOVED this hotel. The staff were all young, friendly, helpful and knowledgeable. The location was... See full review

  • Joshua S.
  • Sep 30, 2011
A great surprise

At our arrival, we were greeted by a very pleasant and helpful staff. Our biggest surprise was... See full review

  • Creativedancer
  • Dec 22, 2011
Something different in the heart of Edinburgh

Set in historic landmark situated on The Royal Mile, The Inn on The Mile makes for an elegant haven for discerning travellers in Edinburgh. The property offers nine fully refurbished and stylishly furnished bedrooms with well-maintained interiors and classy decors, The Inn on The Mile makes for an ideal starting point for vacationers exploring Edinburgh.The hotel enjoys a convenient location in the city with Waverly Train Station and the Airlink Bus to Edinburgh Airport  both accessible from the property.

Highlights
  • Unique historic city center building
  • Refurbished in 2013
  • All rooms are non-smoking
  • Free Wi-Fi
Rooms

Hosting an intimate nine beautiful, boutique fully refurbished bedrooms,The Inn on The Mile's crisp and clean interiors and décor is the perfect base to explore the great city with an ideal location.  Included in all 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.

Features
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, the hotel has preserved, conserved and renovated our historical building into a place where guests feel at home.

The fully refurbished Inn on The Mile pub is a focal point on the Royal Mile, paying homage to the banking history with subtle twists from the past.  Sample the flights of fine wines, pick & mix from a sensational selection or indulge in the finest liquid in the world with the whisky flights tailored to individual tastes.  The menu at The Inn on the Mile kitchen is the hotel's pride and joy. The kitchen serves home cooked food prepared with love from fresh, locally sourced Scottish ingredients. All the meat, poultry and eggs are free range and traditionally reared, and the fish is from sustainable sources around the Scottish coast.
Transportation
  • Waverley rail station (0.2 mi/0.3 km)
  • Edinburgh Airport (8.1 mi/13.0 km)
Nearby attractions
  • Festival Theatre (0.2 mi/0.3 km)
  • Edinburgh Castle (0.6 mi/1.0 km)
  • Holyrood Palace (0.6 mi/1.0 km)
  • Dynamic Earth (0.7 mi/1.1 km)
  • Princes Street (0.8 mi/1.3 km)
  • Usher Hall (1.0 mi/1.6 km)
  • Charlotte Square (1.2 mi/1.9 km)
Business
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Edinburgh International Conference Centre (1.2 mi/1.9 km)

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Inn On The Mile Rooms

Executive Room
Generously spacious, our Royal Mile bedrooms (Executive) are filled with natural day light and clean, crisp interiors. Within each Royal Mile Bedroom a luxurious bath and separate rainfall style shower await you accompanied by The White Company complementary bath products to help revived you, ready to explore the Capital of Scotland right on our door step. Our signature headboard is a prominent feature within room to set the scene for our king sized bed, draped in luxurious linen awaiting you for a tremendous night's sleep. With a fully stocked fridge full of Scottish refreshments, treats and tipples for both beer and spirit drinkers exclusive to our Royal Mile bedrooms.
Superior Room
Our Mile bedrooms (Superior) are designed with a luxuriant and modern finesse. Our signature headboard stands proud within each Mile bedroom towering over our fresh, crisp and inviting bed creating a perfect welcome. Bathrooms come with a rainfall style shower and a selection of our complementary The White Company bath products. Our Mile bedrooms have a fully stocked fridge full of Scottish refreshments, treats and tipple for both beer and spirit drinker's exclusive to our Hotel.

Amenities

  • WiFi
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
No smoking rooms/facilities
Dining
Bar/Lounge
Room service
Services
Laundry service
Internet
WiFi

Nearby points of interest

  • Underground City: 0 mi
  • Jim Garrahy's Fudge Kitchen: 0.1 mi
  • Cowgate: 0.1 mi
  • St Giles Cathedral: 0.1 mi
  • Royal Mile: 0.2 mi
  • Museum of Scotland: 0.2 mi
  • Parliament House: 0.2 mi
  • Royal Museum: 0.2 mi
  • Gladstone's Land: 0.2 mi
  • Princes Mall: 0.3 mi
  • Writer's Museum: 0.3 mi
  • People's Story: 0.3 mi
  • The Canongate: 0.3 mi
  • Scotch Whisky Heritage Centre: 0.4 mi
  • National Gallery of Scotland: 0.4 mi
  • Underground City: 0 mi
  • Jim Garrahy's Fudge Kitchen: 0.1 mi
  • Cowgate: 0.1 mi
  • St Giles Cathedral: 0.1 mi
  • Royal Mile: 0.2 mi
  • Museum of Scotland: 0.2 mi
  • Parliament House: 0.2 mi
  • Royal Museum: 0.2 mi
  • Gladstone's Land: 0.2 mi
  • Princes Mall: 0.3 mi
  • Writer's Museum: 0.3 mi
  • People's Story: 0.3 mi
  • The Canongate: 0.3 mi
  • Scotch Whisky Heritage Centre: 0.4 mi
  • National Gallery of Scotland: 0.4 mi
  • Dumbiedykes: 0.4 mi
  • Outlook Tower: 0.4 mi
  • Grassmarket: 0.4 mi
  • Princes Street: 0.4 mi
  • National Portrait Gallery: 0.4 mi
  • Calton Hill: 0.5 mi
  • Edinburgh Castle: 0.5 mi
  • Scott Monument: 0.5 mi
  • Lauriston: 0.5 mi
  • Scottish Parliament: 0.5 mi
  • Holyroodhouse Palace: 0.6 mi
  • Holyrood: 0.6 mi
  • Meadow park: 0.7 mi
  • Trinity House: 0.8 mi
  • Sciennes: 0.8 mi
  • Georgian House: 0.8 mi
  • Abbeyhill: 0.8 mi
  • Marchmont: 0.9 mi
  • Edinburgh Playhouse: 0.9 mi
  • Newington: 0.9 mi
  • Fountainbridge: 1 mi
  • Lochrin: 1 mi
  • Canonmills: 1 mi
  • Holyrood Abbey Church of Scotland: 1 mi
  • Pilrig: 1.1 mi
  • Stockbridge: 1.1 mi
  • Easter Road: 1.1 mi
  • Powderhall: 1.2 mi
  • Dean Village: 1.2 mi
  • Haymarket: 1.2 mi

Dining

Restaurant / Dining Information
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.
Bar
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.

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
1400
Check-out:
1100

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use.

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Guest Reviews (7)

Ratings and reviews for Inn On The Mile

Overall score

4 / 5
5.01.0
7 out of 7
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4.6
Hotel staff:
4.9
Room comfort:
4.1
Location:
4.9
Value:
4.6

100% would recommend to a friend.

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
WhiskyAdmirer
Business
Washington DC
Jul 30, 2012

A work in progress

We got a brand new remodeled room on the top floor of this hotel. It is above a bar and you check in there, but if you don't mind a moment's wait, it's rather quaint. Pros: Location and price absolutely can't be beat. Room is generously sized, has separate loo and shower area with rain shower and lights to let you know if the water's hot or cold, and has complimentary tea/coffee service. Minibar looked nice, but we didn't use it. Bed was odd, but comfortable. Room was quiet, surprising given that it's over a bar. Cons: Room was so new that the floor smelled of paint, it had no phone, a tile fell off the bathroom wall, the newly installed climate controls don't yet work, and you have to lug your bags up four flights of stairs. Rug's a little worn at top of stairs. Bottom line: if I had less luggage, I'd stay there again. It ought to be cool in about a month.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Creativedancer
Business
Santa Rosa, CA, USA
Dec 22, 2011

A great surprise

At our arrival, we were greeted by a very pleasant and helpful staff. Our biggest surprise was walking into our room. At first, we thought we had stumbled upon an office or closet of some sort. But it turns out each room has a theme - ours was a laboratory of a doctor in the 1800's. Imagine sleeping in the midst of dusty jars of critters and pictures of human anatomy! We loved it! The hotel also houses a bar on the ground floor, and can be a bit noisy at night. But I didn't really mind. The location couldn't be more central on the Royal Mile. Just a great location.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Sightseeing tip: Short walk from hotel

Go visit the Underground. A very interesting (and just a wee bit cheesy, but not too much) tour of Edinburgh's plague-riddled past.

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Joshua S.
Business
New York, NY, USA
Sep 30, 2011

Great place, staff and location

I LOVED this hotel. The staff were all young, friendly, helpful and knowledgeable. The location was literally in the dead center of the historic district with great views. The room was beautifully decorated, clean and comfortable with a great tv and dvd player. I can't recommend this fun place enough-you should stay here. The only reasons it might not be perfect for everyone is there is no mini fridge or hair dryer and all rooms are up at least two long flights of stairs with no elevator.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Chandler, AZ
Jul 7, 2011

compassionate staff

I was to meet my husband in Edinburgh who was flying over from the USA and I was coming from my trip to Ireland. He missed a connecting flight and the airlines would tell me nothing. The plan was to wait at the airport for 2 hrs then head over to the Bank Hotel, where we had booked. I called the Bank Hotel from the airport to see if my husband had called to leave any messages. The young lady working was so friendly, and truly concerned over my situation. She told me the best way to get there from the airport and told me to head over and if my husband called they would relay any message. Upon arrival the young lady and bartender where truly caring. Offered me a cup of tea and held my bags for me since it was 10am and too early to check in. Long story short, while I was in my room still waiting for my husband the bartender called up and told me, at 4:30 pm, that "my man had arrived!" Whew! I was relieved. The hotel is in a fantastic location! If you travel to Edinburgh you might as well have the location as the #1 priority. Right on the Royal Mile. Busy, busy pub downstairs but the noise did not pass to the 2nd floor. The rooms are secured behind a locking door from the pub area so safety was no concern. Twin bedded room was large with good size bathroom. Overall cleanliness was good, beds comfy. The only thing I would change perhaps is having the windows open a bit for circulation. I would definately stay there again and recommend it to family and friends.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Edinburgh Fan
Business
Brentwood, CA
Jan 12, 2011

Great Location!!

We stayed at The Bank Hotel over the New Years and participated in the street party there in Edinburgh. The Bank Hotel was in the middle of the activities and we could walk to the Castle!! It is a hotspot every night with live music and a great staff. Not a place for little kids. The bed was extremely comfortable even though the room was a bit small, it had a nice feel to it. We didn't even mind the 89 steps to get up to our floor! The only complaint we had was the shower stall did not drain properly so showers were standing in water and quick so it would not overflow!! Considering the age of the place and the cost, this was a minor problem. All in all we loved our stay. And again, the staff could not have been more friendly or helpful!!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Don't miss the Whiskey just up the street from The Bank, great food and service, try the Goat Cheese with Mango Chutney...excellent!! Also, opposite direction, a bit further walk, nearer the castle is The Witchery...bit expensive but well worth it!

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Los Gatos, CA
Jul 12, 2010

Great lodging, great location, great pub

Depends on what you're looking for, but this was a great place for my trip. It's centrally located - within walking distance of the castle, the palace and everything else on the Royal Mile. Vibrant pub just down the stairs in case you want a pint while watching a football game. Staff was friendly and helpful. It's an older building, so you need to haul your baggage up the stairs and the rooms are small. Modern bathroom, TV with DVD, in-room coffee/tea. There wasn't an internet plug, but I found a free wireless network to use. Not sure if this is part of the hotel's service or if I was just lucky.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
travelmedic
Business
New York
Dec 14, 2009

A Classic!

If you only want 5 star super-deluxe hotels, this is not the hotel for you. If you want something different, with unique rooms and a great location, this is the place to stay in Edinburgh.First the pluses - this is not another generic hotel with no character, every room is unique. Mine was dedicated to a Scottish physician who developed anesthesia, and the room was decorated like an antique doctors study or pharmacy, complete with old beakers and bottles and other accessories. Second, it's an historical, registered building, and just has character, the only other place I've stayed that I can liken it to is the Galle Face in Colombo, Sri Lanka. Third, step out the front door of the hotel, and you're literally on the Royal Mile - turn left for Edinburgh Castle, turn right for Holyrood Palace. Shops, bars and restaurants all around. Staff was very helpful and accomodating - they run the bar on the ground floor of the building, but were always available to answer questions or provide assistance. It's also only a 3-4 minute walk from the Waverly Bridge bus stop, where you can get the express bus to/from the airport. There's also a bar with a limited food menu on the ground floor, so it's easy to get a quick drink if you'd like one. The room were reasonably sized, and had a small refrigerator and a proper closet, as well as extra linens if needed.There were a few downsides, but for me nothing major. You do get noise sometimes from the street or noisy pipes (heating?), but I was right over the bar and never heard any noise from there. There is no elevator because it's a registered historic building, but if you've got the legs to be exploring Edinburgh on foot (the easiest way) with all of its hills, a few more steps shouldn't present too much challenge except when you're checking in. My safe deposit box in the room wasn't working, but the manager on duty would always be happy to secure my valuables in the main hotel safe for me. No 5 star deluxe amenities like little bars of herbal soap, but who really needs that stuff anyway? I usually see the hotel for a short time when I wake up in the morning and again when I go to bed at night, and the rest of the time I'm out having fun.All in all a great, unique place to stay, and I'd definitely stay there again on future trips to Edinburgh.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

There are restaurants and bars all up and down the Royal Mile in the vicinity of the hotel, and several other places to eat/drink on side streets within a short walk.

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