Photo File: Missoni Hotel, Edinburgh

5 Jan
Missoni hotel

Missoni, Missoni everywhere. Gorgeous fabrics all over the room.

I’ve always loved Missoni, the Italian fashion label founded in 1953 by Ottavia and Rosita Missoni. Their colourful, woven knitwear and fabrics, now walk the runways and adorn luxurious homes around the world. And a whole hotel in Edinburgh. I had a spare night in Edinburgh recently so it was perfect timing for a night of luxury at Hotel Missoni.

Check in was a treat with staff wearing funky Missoni kilts – the guys looking particularly hunky in their long socks. It was quick and seamless, the check in that is, and I was up exploring the room in record time. There are Missoni fabrics and prints everywhere in the room, which you’d think was quite busy, but it all worked to create a calming and sophisticated space. The wooden floorboards were a nice touch, you don’t normally see those in a hotel room, and as an asthmatic, I love them.

San Pellegrino

Complimentary San Pellegrino and local Scottish sparkling is a lovely touch.

Missoni coffee

Beautifully printed Missoni coffee cups and wallpaper

San Pellegrino mineral waters and Scottish sparkling water are complimentary, as is the coffee – complete with espresso machine. The coffee cups are so gorgeous, I wish they were complimentary too, but you can buy them in the lobby. The bathroom does a lot with a smallish space – the walk in shower is great, with the added pleasure of Missoni gowns. The slippers are heaven and I’m still using these at home.

Missoni bath gowns

Wrap yourself in these gorgeous Missoni gowns. You can buy these from the gift shop.


Very generous portions of Missoni toiletries.

Missoni slippers

These comfy Missoni slippers are still on rotation at home.

I’d already had a few nights in Edinburgh, so I opted to have dinner in house in the Italian restaurant on the first floor. Great decision, even as a solo diner. Sometimes you can feel like a bit of a goose solo dining, but the staff here were fantastic – all Italian boys – and very interested in food and wine. I have some great conversations with the sommelier about the wines I try, even a few sneaky sips of some wines he wants me to try, and extra bites from the waiter. I walk away feeling like I’ve had dinner with the whole group of them.

Semi-private privacy curtain mutes the view.

Semi-private privacy curtain mutes the view.

A new building in an old, old, town.

A new building in an old, old, town.

The Royal Mile of Edinburgh, tourist lifeblood of the city and a step back in time.

The Royal Mile of Edinburgh, tourist lifeblood of the city and a step back in time.

Arthurs Seat

The walk up Arthur’s Seat is a great way to work off the haggis.

The view over Edinburgh from Athur's Seat.

The view over Edinburgh from Athur’s Seat.

In 2014 Scotland welcomes the world to join in the exciting Year of Homecoming. Visit Scotland are encouraging anyone with Scottish heritage or a passion for Scotland to head to the homeland for a visit. My night at Missoni was courtesy of Creative Holidays who can put together great stopovers – flights, accommodation and activities.


5 Responses to “Photo File: Missoni Hotel, Edinburgh”

  1. Andi January 6, 2014 at 9:26 am #

    OMG my idea of HEAVEN!!!!!!!!!

    • The Airloom January 6, 2014 at 9:27 am #

      Andi, you would have loved it!!! I had such a wonderful night there, even with solo dining, it was a highlight.

  2. Sarmistha Goswami January 5, 2014 at 10:01 pm #

    This is awesome! I am a fan of Missoni (though I can’t afford a thing from them as yet 🙂 ) and had no idea they had a hotel too! The interiors of the hotel looks so funky and yet sophisticated! I loved the the wall papers and the coffee cups so much! If I ever visit Edinburgh, I will definitely love to check into the Missoni Hotel 🙂 Thanks for sharing 🙂

    • The Airloom February 10, 2014 at 11:49 am #

      Hi Sarmistha, you’re absolutely right, the interiors were so funky and still sophisticated. I can highly recommend a night or two at Hotel Missoni. Do you have any fave hotels you stay at?

    • The Airloom May 13, 2014 at 1:53 pm #

      Hi Sarmistha, thanks for comment. Hotel Missoni is definitely worth a visit in Edinburgh, especially if you’re a fan of their design anyway. Are there any other labels you would love to see a hotel from?

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