Latest Review – Radisson Collection Hotel, Royal Mile Edinburgh

Five-star luxury in the heart of the Old Town

by Adam & Megan

There is no denying that Edinburgh is home to many fabulous and prestigious hotels – think The Balmoral, The Caledonian, and The Witchery, to name just a few – however if you’re looking for five-star luxury with a contemporary, vibrant feel, then the Radisson Collection Hotel, Royal Mile Edinburgh (formerly G&V Royal Mile Hotel Edinburgh) is most definitely the place for you.

Conveniently located on George IV Bridge in the beating heart of Edinburgh’s extraordinary Old Town – just a stone’s throw from some of the most famous landmarks and attractions to be found in the capital, and within minutes from Edinburgh Waverley train station – Radisson Collection Hotel, Royal Mile Edinburgh combines traditional Scottish design with a colourful and charismatic modern approach, making it the perfect base from which to explore such a rich and historic city.


Stepping into Radisson Collection Hotel, Royal Mile Edinburgh‘s stylish and elegantly designed foyer you are immediately struck by sharp, modern colours, unique fixtures, and a warm, homely feel reflecting the ambience and boutique feel the hotel attempts to convey.

Check in is quick and stress-free, the staff are all very helpful and extremely professional, and no request seems too much to ask.


Accommodation available ranges from Petite Rooms, Signature Rooms and Deluxe Rooms, as well as Studio Suites and Apartments (accessed via a private entrance next door to hotel) for that added bit of luxury.

All rooms feature flat-screen televisions (with Freeview HD), high speed Wi-Fi, Air conditioning, well-stock minibars, tea and coffee facilities, colourful, bespoke décor and furniture, and strikingly modern bathrooms, with large, floor-to ceiling windows offering exceptional views over the historic skyline.

Rooms are big, bright and uniquely furnished, offering plenty of natural light through those large windows. Electronic safes are included in the rooms, though they are small and couldn’t hold larger items like cameras. Storage space is ample, though may be tight if you have large amounts of luggage.

The eye-popping purple and black bathrooms include smart walk-in rain showers and a number of modern design touches, complete with local toiletries courtesy of Arran Aromatics.

Beds and pillows are extremely comfortable and ensure a perfect night’s sleep, ready for a full day of exploring – after a hearty breakfast, of course!

A turn down service is available in the evenings, after which you will find a custom G&V floor mat and pair of slippers waiting by the side of the bed.


Radisson Collection Hotel, Royal Mile Edinburgh is home to two food and drink establishments: the vibrant, upbeat Epicurean bar, and the outstanding Cucina restaurant.

Located on the ground floor – just in front of the main doors in the foyer – Epicurean is a relaxing and atmospheric hideaway for both guests and city dwellers alike. Taking notable inspiration from the Scottish Colourists – the late-Victorian and early Georgian post-impressionist painters who influenced the contemporary art and culture scene with their French and Mediterranean influences – Epicurean‘s unique design and menu features colourful cocktails made by some of the city’s finest mixologists, blended with home grown flowers from G&V’s own EvoGro.

Light bites and bar snacks are available from the all-day dining menu, inspired by Cucina.

Those looking for a more upmarket dining experience however need look no further than the award-winning Cucina.

Taking its name from the Italian word for ‘kitchen’, Andrew McQueen’s celebrated Cucina is arguably the finest dining establishment to be found in the Old Town, combining exceptional food with flawless service from a passionate, personal and knowledgable staff for a sophisticated and truly memorable culinary experience.

Inspired by classic Italian cuisine, the seasonal menu elevates traditional dishes with a modern and stylish twist, delivering fresh and beautifully presented dishes alongside expertly paired wines and cocktails.


Radisson Collection Hotel, Royal Mile Edinburgh‘s spa is small, yet intimate, offering a large array of bespoke treatments, tailored therapies and seasonal experiences in a relaxing and distinctively designed environment.

The G&V Spa offers a collection of products developed in collaboration with Ishga and ila, both renowned for their natural and organic skin care products.

The spa team are welcoming, experienced and very knowledgeable about treatments and products. Whether you are looking for a relaxing, stress-relieving hot stone treatment or an invigorating, rejuvenating massage, the team works closely with guests to ensure experiences are designed correctly for them and tailored to suit their needs.


The hotel’s prime location – just a few steps from the famous Royal Mile itself – makes Radisson Collection Hotel, Royal Mile Edinburgh an ideal base for exploring the rich treasure trove of landmarks, attractions and cultural hotspots Edinburgh has to offer.

A five minute walk in any direction can bring you to such essential tourist spots as Edinburgh Castle, the National Museum of Scotland, Greyfriars Kirkyard (home to the grave of Greyfriars Bobby), Mary King’s Close, the Museum on the Mound and the Scottish National Gallery, whilst a full stroll down the aptly named Royal Mile will bring you to the famous Palace of Holyroodhouse, the official residence of the British monarch in Scotland.


Radisson Collection Hotel, Royal Mile Edinburgh is a truly superb hotel, perfectly located within close proximity of so many iconic attractions and cultural landmarks, and boasting bold, contemporary designs, exemplary service and beautiful accommodation that make it the ideal base for a relaxing, luxury break in the heart of historic Edinburgh.

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