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Guildford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 January 2014

My wife and I have just spent three nights at The Scotsman as part of their New Year package. We stayed there with friends. I really would recommend this hotel. The location, just off halfway up the Royal Mile, couldn't be bettered. The design is individual and full of character. The food and drink were first-class. Above all, we were...

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TheScotsmanEdinburgh, Customer service at The Scotsman Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to record your positive comments regarding your recent visit to the Scotsman Hotel. As you will be aware, normally avenues such as Trip Advisor are utilised for the negative aspects; making your kind words appreciated that little bit more. We are very proud of the fact that each and every one of our staff...

Perth, Australia
Reviewed 3 January 2014

Stayed for 1 night at the end of December, the hotel is in a great location opposite the train station and centrally located to tourist attractions and shopping areas. The staff were great and the rooms were cosy. The hotel is a bit random with it's design however its what you would expect from an older building that wasnt orignally...

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TheScotsmanEdinburgh, customer service at The Scotsman Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words regarding your recent stay with us. We are very lucky to occupy such a fantastic city centre location being so close to both the large amounts of shops and plus the wonderful tourist attractions Edinburgh has to offer. As the Scotsman, we were originally home to the famous Scotsman newspaper and are very proud...

Alexandria, United Kingdom
Reviewed 30 December 2013

Stayed here for a couple of nights in between christmas and new year. The hotel is immaculate but what really impressed us was the staff. Very professional and friendly. From the moment we booked to when we left they were all brilliant.

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Southern California
Reviewed 30 December 2013

My husband and I stayed here for three days in mid December. The staff was really helpful and welcoming and the deluxe room very good sized. We had a package that included a sumptuous daily breakfast with both hot and cold foods that was the same every day, but plentiful, fresh and delicious. Previously, the hotel was an old newspaper...

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Antwerp, Belgium
Reviewed 29 December 2013

I went on a city trip with my mom and this hotel was just great. The location is perfect!! Very close to all the important stuff, right next to the royal mile, close to the shopping street, everything in walking distance. The staff is very friendly, the rooms are very spacious and feels like a Scottish castle. Big bed, a...

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Kippen, United Kingdom
Reviewed 29 December 2013

A great stay in what we believe is the best 5s tar hotel in Edinburgh. We have tried then all as we go to his great city every year for our anniversary. This year was a bit special as it was our to anniversary and chose the Scotsman after a good experience last year. It did not let us down....

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Manchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 27 December 2013

We have recently stayed here for two very comfortable nights. We stayed in room 507 which we might have preferred to be a little higher up, however the room was a great size and very well appointed. It was a little shabby round the edges which was a shame, but I just think this room is used a lot being...

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Glasgow
Reviewed 27 December 2013

I would not hesitate to give this hotel a 5* review if it wasn't for an unfortunate and disgusting experience I had there recently - and the fact that the hotel has not followed up on this disaster. I was taken here by my girlfriend as a surprise for my birthday. We were to have spa treatments, dinner, a wonderful...

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TheScotsmanEdinburgh, Duty Manager at The Scotsman Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your comment regarding your recent stay at the Scotsman. I appreciate you taking the time to leave your feedback, and would like to take this opportunity firstly to apologise as well as responding to the points you have made. Regarding your bathrobe, I sincerely apologise for this oversight we are truly baffted as to how...

Bracknell, United Kingdom
Reviewed 26 December 2013

Recommended hotel. Service is excellent and very personable. The location is right in the heart of Edinburgh within easy walking distance of all attractions and shops and a great many restaurants. The rooms are lovely and a reasonable size and there are some nice touches such as umbrellas in the rooms which is very handy for British weather. Food is...

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scotland
Reviewed 25 December 2013

My husband and I recently stayed at The Scotsman and thought the hotel was lovely, staff were very pleasant and our room was very clean and a really good size. We did have one small problem with our room in that my husband went to the bathroom through the night but the handle mechanism wouldn't work to open the door...

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Staying in Old Town

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Old Town
Few Edinburghers live in the Old Town, but its labyrinth of dank alleys and steep streets suggests this was not always the case. Today, it’s mostly visitors, tartan-flavoured souvenir shops, and pipers that you’ll find on its cobbled streets. This is the place to get a feel for Auld Reekie (Old Smelly), as the town was once nicknamed, and stroll the Royal Mile, the thoroughfare that links the castle with the royal palace – two of Edinburgh’s great set-piece attractions. But there’s lots more exploring to do here down dozens of little alleys, or wynds, while at night the city’s busiest clubs erupt along the Cowgate which is closed to traffic for this purpose.
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Room Service
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Business Centre with Internet Access
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Scotsman Hotel, resides within the former Scotsman Newspaper building. Originally built in 1905, this majestic building was designed to dominate the Edinburgh skyline and features incredible views of the city´s most famous landmarks. In 2001 the building was transformed into The Scotsman Hotel with careful attention towards preserving the magnificent Italian marble staircase, stunning oak panelling, imposing marble pillars and ornate ceilings.Originally the reception room of the newspaper, our North Bridge Bar and Brasserie features the original oak panelling, a hand carved wooden balcony and imposing marble pillars. The seating area is split into two levels with the balcony offering quieter, intimate seating, with a birds-eye-view below to the buzzing main restaurant and cocktail bar.The newspaper held its giant printing presses in the lower ground floor. The press room now houses our Scotsman Health Club and Spa with a vast state of the art gym. Popular with locals and hotel guests alike. Facilities include a steel swimming pool, steam and sauna, tropicarium, 60-station gym, spa treatment rooms and a relaxation suite.With no two alike, our 69 rooms and suites each have their own quirky features including curved corner window bays with breathtaking views and marble bathrooms and as a guest at The luxury 5 star Scotsman you will enjoy free Wi-Fi access and a complimentary Scotsman Newspaper. ... more   less 

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Address: 20 North Bridge, Edinburgh EH1 1YT, Scotland
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Edinburgh > Old Town
Price Range: $199 - $667 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — The Scotsman Hotel 5*
Number of rooms: 69
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Also Known As:
The Scotsman Hotel Edinburgh, Scotland
Scotsman Hotel Edinburgh
Hotel Style:
#11 Spa Hotel in Edinburgh
#23 Romantic Hotel in Edinburgh
#45 Family Hotel in Edinburgh
#47 Luxury Hotel in Edinburgh
#48 Business Hotel in Edinburgh
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“get a room with a view”
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“Get one with a view over the city so you can see the Scot Monument and clocktower, stunning!”
 of 5 bubbles the_w0rld_is_yours, 2 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Lower floors may experience traffic noise.”
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“The Editors rooms are good and spacious in our experience.”
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“Choose a suite on the lower floors if you like holding business meetings in your room.”
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