Hotel Missoni Edinburgh

THis hotel has changed name: G&V Royal Mile Hotel, still have some of the Missoni accents through out the hotel. Hotel Missoni is a unique branch of 5 star luxury lifestyle hotel chain from the Italian fashion empire by the same name and Rezidor Hotel Group. The first ever Hotel Missoni is located in Edinburgh and opened in 2009 at a stones throw from the Royal Mile making it an ideal place to stay in town. I haven’t been to Edinburgh for ages but I’ve heard about Hotel Missoni in Edinburgh many times so when I was invited to  the Royal Highland Show in the city I took the opportunity to stay there with a friend visiting from Brazil.
As soon as we arrived, covered in mud as it had been raining during that Saturday afternoon at the outdoor show, the staff rushed to checked us in. Probably not to dirt the impeccable and streamlined reception area. The 5-storey building has been creatively interior designed by Rosita Missoni with black, whites, browns and splashes of bold colours. The staff is all dressed head-to-toe in black & white Missoni outfits and the doormen wear  bespoke Missoni patterned kilts.  Once through the sliding glass doors the very slick and modern bar you are welcomes you and the reception booths are on your left. Some Charles Rennie Mackintosh furniture including his famous ladderback chair can be seen in the reception and bar area.  The service is so friendly, helpful and seemless.
The lift is decorated in a horizontal rainbow of striking colours. Our room, the Missoni, was situated on the 4th floor with floor-to-ceiling glass windows and stunning views over Edinburgh historic rooftops. Quite a contrast with the modern hotel. The deco is black and white with bursts of colours. One interesting feature was the subtle white pearlised stripe wallpaper covering two walls and the ceiling of the room. The bathroom was tiled in small silver and black glass mosaics. White towels, sink, strategically placed big mirrors and coloured glass panels makes this room very funky. We had the use of new Nespresso coffee machine, Missoni coffee cups, towels, bath rope and the bedding was specially designed for the hotel.
Once we were settled we had cocktails at the very trendy and busy Missoni bar which serves an impressive cocktail list including classics and modern Italian take on classics drinks created specially for Bar Missoni. Non-alcoholic cocktails, light lunches and afternoon teas are served at the bar too.
The following morning we had breakfast at Cucina, the hotel restaurant. Plenty of choices from the cold buffet at £13/per person it included 4 differen choices of juices,  cold meats, cheeses, fresh fruits, granola, compote, breads and pastries and more. Hot meals are cooked to order at £19/per person, whic includes the cold buffet. A bit steep but worth it! The food was fresh and delicious. The service was very attentive and quite fast too.  I loved the very colourful tablecloths too.
Scottish full breakfast and eggs benedict
The hotel has three private rooms available for meetings or events, each stylishly designed in keeping with the Missoni interiors. The breakout area can be used by hotel guests for informal meetings.
Bar Missoni
 Cucina outside area
We loved our stay at the Missoni Edinburgh. The deco is very stylish, daring, creative and full of flair. The service was warm and hospitable.  It’s a unique experience, a nice treat in a great location. If you are a fashionista this hotel is right up your street!
Room prices varies and all rates include breakfast, laundry, turn down service, high-speed wireless Internet, free local calls, movies on demand, Bang Olufsen TV  and the entire contents of the minibar! Fantastic deal!
I heard they are expanding and a property in Bahia, Brazil, in 2014 is on the cards.  I can’t wait to go!
For further information and current prices go to:
Hotel Missoni 
1 George IV Bridge
 EH1 1AD
t: 0131 220 6666




  1. Unknown
    July 30, 2012 / 2:11 pm

    Realmente fantástico o Hotel Missoni. Estava la e tive também a chance de desfrutar de todas as delicias e os ambientes, o quanto, sao muito especiais, espetacular.
    Recomendo e espero ter a chance de um dia voltar para Escocia e poder hospedar neste Hotel maravilhoso que é o Missoni!!!.
    Ai que saudadesssssssssssss, que vida boa!!!

  2. Inventory Reports London
    August 2, 2012 / 2:13 pm

    Definitely worth visiting! Thanks for the great photos.

  3. Nic
    August 9, 2012 / 10:27 am

    Looks lush! If I were going to Edinburgh this is how I would want to do it, in style!