The Inn On The Mile4.0 out of 5.0
Recent guest reviews
Cute boutique hotel. I did not read the reviews carefully and was surprised by all the steps (no lift). The hotel is located on a busy corner with lots of street noise. Also the plumbing system is quite noisy. That being said, the staff could not have been nicer; the bathtub was awesome; and the bar/restaurant was a plus. I great place for the right person, but a bit challenging for me.
Great place. Great location. Great Staff. Great Room. Couldn't ask for more.
I've stayed at this hotel twice, once before it was remodeled and most recently this October (2015) after the remodeling. My room was great and the staff was very friendly and helpful. The only downside is there is no elevator to access the top floor hotel rooms, so if you have mobility concerns, this may be tricky for you. But it was certainly good exercise and by the end of my stay I was zipping (no rest breaks) up the 70+ stairs to the top floor. I would not hesitate to stay here again and the location is perfect if you want to explore the older part of the city.
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.
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.
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.
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!!
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.
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.