Le Monde Hotel

16 George Street, Edinburgh, Scotland, EH2 2PF

Price from: £103

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By Alison Craig, your Edinburgh expert

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#11 of 40
expert-rated hotels in Edinburgh
Expert overall rating:4.6 out of 5
Location:
4.5
4.5
Bedrooms:
4.5
4.5
Eating/drinking:
4.3
4.3
Public areas:
4.3
4.3
Leisure facilities:
1.8
1.8
Service:
4.1
4.1
Value for money:
3.8
3.8
Recommended for:
Culture vultures, Singles, Nightlife, Shopping

Expert review of Le Monde Hotel

No-one has spiked your drink: this actually exists and is called Le Monde.

In the middle of Edinburgh - a city renowned in some quarters for being staid - is Le Monde: a wild, vibrant, zinging slap to the senses. There are 18 individually designed suites and the décor is luxe, glam and over the top. From the entrance hall to the themed bedrooms, there are no half measures. Numerous bars, a club, and funky, sexy bedrooms: there is an energy here that could wake the dead. Basically, if you want a party weekend this is for you.

Location: 

Moments from Waverley Station, in the centre of  George Street, known as the Bond Street of Edinburgh. An easy walk, even in stilettos, to anything and everything. Of course you are already staying in party central but if you want to shop, eat and then party some more there are endless choices on your doorstep.

Bedrooms: 

Where to start? Each one is themed on a different destinations and they really go for it. They really are fabulous in their own way; it really depends on what turns your crank. The superior rooms are themed on Miami, Havana, Barcelona, Rio, St Petersburg and Beijing; the executive rooms are based on Milan, Paris, Reykjavik, London, Dublin and Atlantis; and the junior suites take inspiration from New York, Los Angeles, Sydney, Tokyo, Cairo and Marrakesh. To give you an idea of how they interpret a theme: Rio has a vast glass wall artwork of the famous Rio de Janeiro statue of Christ the Redeemer, New York is like a brick-walled apartment and LA has a white leather padded headboard and wall to wall pictures of Hollywood stars.

Basically, if you remember the show Fantasy Island, rest assured it still exists and this is it.

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Public areas: 

Paris, on the first floor, is in the style of a modern grand salon and serves top cocktails, it's open until 1am. Vienna, also open until 1, features a massive island bar. Milan has vast ceilings, leather swivel chairs and yet more opportunities to eat and drink. This is where your breakfast is served - whether or not you've been to bed. Food is served in all three venues until 10pm. The Shanghai Club - all dark, red, reflective surfaces and on the garden level - is open every night til 3am.

Eating and drinking: 

Eating in Paris, Vienna and Milan is from the same menu. Good choice of food, daily specials and flexible eating times.

Service: 

Sharp, friendly, informative and eager to please.

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Who stays there: 

Party animals of all ages.

Pros: 
Stimulates the senses
Location is excellent
Cons: 
Full of life and therefore noisy

More information on Le Monde Hotel:

Price from:
£103
Type:
Hotel
Address:
16 George Street, Edinburgh, Scotland, EH2 2PF
Free tags / Keywords:
outrageous, over the top, Gambling / Casinos
Amenities:
Business Centre, Room Service, High-Speed Internet, Restaurant, Parking

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