The Missoni Hotel, Edinburgh. Cool design with more than a touch of Italian warmth.

More than a hotel, the hotel Missoni (www.hotelmissoni.com) must be the coolest place in town to spend time, enjoy a meal in the hotel’s Italian restaurant, or see and be seen over a late night cocktail at the hotel’s Missoni Bar.

Located just off Edinburgh’s famous and historic Royal Mile in the Old Town, this five-star hotel is perfectly placed, close to shops pubs and clubs. A number of the rooms have stunning views of the grand former Bank of Scotland HQ, Victoria Street, Arthur's Seat, and St Giles' Cathedral, reports the Telegraph. Future brides and grooms take note: the Missoni is right opposite the Register Office and would make a memorable place to spend your honeymoon night.

Despite being a super sleek venue, the staff are down-to-earth (the doormen sport Missoni kilts), and the atmosphere is relaxed, with diners of all ages in the bar and restaurant. La Cucina, is large and airy and the menu boasts modern, Italian food, with some great light options.

The ultra modern rooms have chic, en suite black and silver Venetian mosaic shower rooms, complete with swish extras. The rooms have Wi-Fi and wired internet, free soft drinks and crisps in the fridge, 50 movies for you to tune into and free laundry service on two items per stay. Breakfast in bed starts at just £12. So indulge in more than just a little luxury!

Double or twin room from £150, including tax and service charges.

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