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Perth, Australia
Reviewed 26 July 2014

Location, location, location. We loved The Scotsman, the staff were fantastic and very helpful. Our room, had a view and was very nice, clean and spacious. Bathroom even had a bath, always a bonus. Wifi was available. The Scotsman is central to everything you may want to do in Beautiful Edinburgh,

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TheScotsmanEdinburgh, Customer Service and Administration Manager at The Scotsman Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to record your positive comments regarding your stay with us here at the Scotsman hotel. We very much look forward to welcoming you back in the near future. Kindest regards Laura Cooper

Norwich, United Kingdom
Reviewed 23 July 2014

Very impressed from the moment of arrival, the reception staff were really helpful as were all the other staff we encountered throughout our stay. Our room was clean, spacious and well equipped, with a great view out to Carlton Hill. The free wifi was a bonus too. There was a great choice at breakfast, all well cooked and tasty. The...

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TheScotsmanEdinburgh, Customer Service and Administration Manager 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...

Dumfries, United Kingdom
Reviewed 23 July 2014

This hotel is very grand, and ideal for a romantic city break. Our room was massive with a huge bathroom. Tv was huge too! In room facilities were spot on and bed was very comfortable. We ordered breakfast to be delivered every morning, which they put in a hatch that you open from the room, you didn't have to see...

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TheScotsmanEdinburgh, Customer Service and Administration Manager at The Scotsman Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your letter regarding your recent stay at the Scotsman. I appreciate you taking the time to make your comments, and would like to take this opportunity firstly to apologise as well as responding to the points you have made. I agree regarding the privacy hatch it’s such a quirky idea and adds to the privacy...

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Reviewed 21 July 2014 via mobile

The staff in the hotel are superb in every discipline. I would give the staff 5 stars. However, the rooms do not meet the same standard. The rooms are very standard and may be a little small. There also appears to be many moths in the room! The pool area is very dark and needs brightening up. I expected the...

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TheScotsmanEdinburgh, Customer Service and Administration Manager at The Scotsman Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to record your comments regarding your recent stay with us. I would like to thank you for your kind compliments with regards to Barry, Barry, Jorge and Nick I have already personally passed these on to both of them as well as our Front of House Manager. As the Scotsman is a City Centre...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 21 July 2014

I have stayed at the Scotsman many times before but never have I been this disappointed. 1. Concierge was helpful in recommending and making a dinner reservation but he obviously forgot to ring me when the taxi came or the taxi never came. So I had to venture out to find another restaurant on my own. 2. It was a...

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TheScotsmanEdinburgh, Customer Service and Administration Manager at The Scotsman Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your letter regarding your recent stay at the Scotsman. I appreciate you taking the time to make your comments, and would like to take this opportunity firstly to apologise as well as responding to the points you have made. I am sorry to hear that you were not made aware of the taxi arrival, I...

Sacramento, California
Reviewed 21 July 2014

Perfectly located in old town city center. Near train, royal mile, Edinburgh castle. Great service, charming facilities. On a summer day with the windows open the sound of bagpipes can be heard. We had a directors suite, which is 2-stories. Small sitting room on the first floor and huge bedroom on second floor with canopy bed and luxury bath. Free...

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TheScotsmanEdinburgh, Customer Service and Administration Manager at The Scotsman Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to record your positive comments regarding your stay with us at the Scotsman. I am delighted to hear that you will return to stay with us and ask that you contact our reservations department directly when you have a suitable date in mind and they will be happy to look into this for you...

Glastonbury, Connecticut
Reviewed 18 July 2014

Overall a good stay in Edinburgh at the Scotsman, but with a few caveats considering the 5 Star Designation. First the positives. The Concierge staff was top notch!!! Barry, Barry, and Jorge were outstanding. There were extremely helpful, knowledgeable, and represented the hotel in a very positive manner. The restaurant was also great! We thoroughly enjoyed the staff and the...

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TheScotsmanEdinburgh, Customer Service and Administration Manager 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. We are very proud of the fact that each and every one of our staff knows the importance of making our guests feel special and I am pleased to see that you experienced the team’s professionalism and friendliness. I hope that...

Reviewed 17 July 2014 via mobile

I was very lucky get a room in this splendid hotel. A warm welcome with easy check in and escorted to the room. I was pleasantly surprised as the room I was given far exceeded my expectations. Immaculately clean, a king size bed, well stocked bar clearly priced. We asked about restaurants as we were celebrating our anniversary. Given a...

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TheScotsmanEdinburgh, Customer Service and Administration Manager at The Scotsman Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to record your positive comments regarding your recent stay with us. We are very proud of the fact that each and every one of our staff knows the importance of making our guests feel special and I am pleased to see that you experienced the team’s professionalism and friendliness. Our concierge team are extremely...

Aberdeen, United Kingdom
Reviewed 16 July 2014 via mobile

Stayed here for a weekend in November 2013. Our room was on the ground floor just inside the main entrance & was beautiful . Very traditional room with oak clad walls . Comfy & cosy lounge area with sofas, bar, tv etc leading through to the bathroom then bedroom with a beautiful bay window overlooking the station & city centre...

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TheScotsmanEdinburgh, Customer Service and Administration Manager 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...

Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 16 July 2014

This hotel is a restoration of former offices of the Scotsman newspaper and is about as different from a chain hotel as you can get. It was my 60th birthday and they gave us a fantastic room on almost the top floor. The room was not huge but had an alcove up some stairs that led to a tower with...

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TheScotsmanEdinburgh, Customer Service and Administration Manager at The Scotsman Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to relay this positive feedback regarding your recent visit to the hotel. We are very privileged to be in such a central location in a beautiful city and I am glad you got to enjoy such an excellent view. As you stated our hotel is situated in the former Scotsman newspaper offices which adds...

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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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  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Room Service
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Set in a desirable location on North Bridge, The 4 star Scotsman Hotel is nestled between the hustle and bustle of the New Town and the historical Old Town, the hotel is perfectly located to explore Edinburgh. Just off the famous Royal Mile, Waverley Train Station and Princess Street are within 2 minutes’ walk from the hotel. Tourist attractions, entertainment venues, restaurants, bars and shopping are all conveniently near-by, making The Scotsman Hotel the ideal base to explore the our great city. Many of the original features and layout remain intact from the former national newspaper of Scotland printing house, bringing historical character to this luxury boutique hotel. The Marble staircase, now the centre of the hotel, retains its imposing stained glass window and glows magnificently by candle light each evening. Within the heart of the historic and iconic building is our comfortable bar and lounge area which serves a wide variety of drinks to suit all tastes, a luxurious afternoon tea and a great range of bar snacks. A high quality Scottish breakfast with superb service is served daily in our dedicated breakfast restaurant. Concierge service is available at The Scotsman Hotel to help you make the most of the city during your stay, simply let our knowledgeable team know if we can assist in any way and take the hassle out of planning your time in Edinburgh. With discounted parking at local secure car park, complimentary Wi-Fi and all the little extras you would expect from a 4 star boutique hotel, we look forward to welcoming you soon to The Scotsman Hotel. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Scotsman Hotel

Address: 20 North Bridge, Edinburgh EH1 1YT, Scotland
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Edinburgh > Old Town
Price Range: $223 - $810 (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:
#23 Romantic Hotel in Edinburgh
#45 Family Hotel in Edinburgh
#47 Luxury Hotel in Edinburgh
#48 Business Hotel in Edinburgh
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