As someone who studied in Edinburgh, I take any opportunity to visit again. I believe Edinburgh is such a special city in so many ways and I love exploring it more each time I return. On this visit, I stayed at the Radisson Collection on the Royal Mile and wanted to share my experience with you guys.
Radisson Collection is a 5-star hotel on one the most historic streets of Edinburgh offering a very comfortable stay in a very chic setting. The location is so perfect that you can pretty much walk to all the Edinburgh famous landmarks including my favourite Victoria Street, the Grass market and Edinburgh Castle. The hotel is located in the old town and embraces the cities long history and culture.
My favourite thing about the Radisson Collection Royal Mile is that it offers boutique rooms with colourful decor. I stayed in Judy R Clarke Suite that was designed and decorated in the distinctively traditional Scottish style. Plush deep blue colour and dark food oozed creativity and I was so inspired to create content. Each detail of the room was so meticulous combined with the views of the Royal Mile gives a sense of happiness to be able to experience such historically rich place. My room was so comfortable and lovely that I felt like staying in quite a bit. As you can see I took quite a few photos to show you guys.
The design suites are mixed with modernly designed lobby, bar and the restaurant at which I have spent an awfully long amount of time at. Who can blame me when the food served at their La Cucina restaurant was so delicious. Even the vegan afternoon tea, so popular amongst the locals that you need to book yourself quite a bit in advance, as it was very filling and delicious.
Epicurean Bar opens every evening was bustling with cocktail drinkers. On one of the evenings, we had a cocktail making class and I’ve learned how to make one of my old time favourite French Martinis. The lively bar and the atmosphere were a great way to start your weekend.
The service was extremely attentive and as from the moment we walked in we have looked after. I believe they don’t believe in the signage as the attentiveness of the staff is something that Radisson Collection prides itself with.
I absolutely loved how the Radisson Collection supports the local culture and business by providing a place for them to flourish. They house beehive on their rooftop and make their own honey and honey beer which was so lovely to try. Aside from seeing their beehive we also had an art-making class where we all sat down to sketch a model at the Rooftop rest Suite with a local and acclaimed artist Christine Clark. It was such a great experience where I sadly realised that art is not for me.
All in all, it was such a lovely weekend away and I’m really glad that I had a chance to stay at the Radisson Collection Royal Mile as it truly was a unique experience. As always I captured loads to show you and if you need any additional information please contact me.