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London, United Kingdom
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116 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 November 2013

Stayed in the Scotsman recently on a work trip and I honestly could not fault it. So easy to get from the train station right into the reception area. Although at first the layout seems a little daunting with various corridors and doors, after the first time it simply comes across as quaint. The staff both at the check in... More 

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Thank M0nika81
TheScotsmanEdinburgh, Duty Manager at The Scotsman Hotel, responded to this review

Good evening and thanks for the great feedback. Yes, we are a little like a rabbit’s warren aren’t we? Perhaps we should provide our guests with a map of the hotel upon check in to save us losing any! I shall pass your feedback on to the relevant team members and hope you find your way back to us again... More 

Victoria, Canada
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6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 November 2013

Very friendly people. Great location which is central to everything. Unique rooms which are large and clean. The bartenders are incredible and will make up a drink just for you and the front desk staff go out of their way to make you feel at home. Definitely check with the concierge for interesting things to do! Would stay here again... More 

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

Hello from Edinburgh, we hope you had a safe journey home to Victoria! Thank you for taking the time to get back to us regarding your recent stay, great to hear you had a wonderful time. I must admit our bartenders are amazing and do make a mean cocktail! Thanks again for the positive feedback, we look forward to welcoming... More 

Renfrew, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
9 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 19 November 2013

We returned to the Scotsman for a complementary visit due to first visit not being great. What a difference ! The room was awesome and the staff very attentive . The breakfast was good with hot food and hot plates ( this was an issue for us on the last visit) We enjoyed the experience very much and would return... More 

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TheScotsmanEdinburgh, Customer Service and Administration 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. I am glad on this occasion we were able to provide you with our usual five star Scotsman service we are very proudly known for. I will pass your comments on to our team and we look forward to welcoming you... More 

Ripponden, United Kingdom
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48 reviews
26 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 November 2013

I stayed with friends at the Scotsman as part of Spa Breaks pamper weekend which included a treatment, use of spa and dinner bed and breakfast. It was only £150 per person!!! amazing value. We had access to the full menu and therefore could indulge in the mouth watering 10oz sirloin steak at £28 as well as starters, sides and... More 

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TheScotsmanEdinburgh, Customer Service and Administration 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... More 

wales, uk
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47 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 November 2013

This is a 5* Hotel, the genuinely friendly staff help make this Hotel one of the most pleasurable places to stay in Edinburgh. What a fantastic city! The rooms are comfortable, spotless and calm, quiet and peaceful. Staff are so attentive from the brilliant reception girls to the concierge, who are always present when you need them. The bathrooms are... More 

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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 like to pride ourselves on our professionalism, relaxing atmosphere and service throughout the hotel;... More 

Glasgow, United Kingdom
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2 reviews
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Reviewed 15 November 2013

We stayed in the Scotsman Sun 10th of November as a belated birthday celebration. My partner rang during the week and we were upgraded to a beautiful elegant suite with incredible views and attention to detail. My partner subsequently proposed later that evening in the suite and we shall be returning to this hotel time and time again as the... More 

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

Thank you for your positively wonderful comments and of course congratulations! I am glad out team were able to add to what is such a very special occasion for you both. 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... More 

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16 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 November 2013

Dropped into The Scotsman Hotel on our recent visit to Edinburgh for a drink. Couldn't decide on a cocktail, the barman (unfortunately didn't get his name) made me up a personalised cocktail to what I fancied. Much appreciated and will definitely return on our next trip. Wonderful service

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

Thank you for your comments regarding your recent visit and cocktails, are barmen are a very skilled team that love being able to experiment with different cocktails, so I am sure they appreciated making you a personalised cocktail as much as you enjoyed drinking it! I am glad you will return, we look forward to welcoming you back. Kindest regards... More 

Canada
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56 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 November 2013

Attentive business staff, listen a react fairly. Concierge was a really nice fellow, liked his family tartan. Very attentive. The restaurant was fantastic for breakfast and dinner. Ian and his crew are top shelf. Our room was generous and comfortable, and warm...during the fall this year. We would stay again in a heartbeat.

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

Thank you for taking the time to post your positive comments regarding your recent stay with us. I will pass your comments onto Iain and his Brasserie team. We look forward to welcoming you back. Kindest regards Laura cooper More 

Anstruther, United Kingdom
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101 reviews
45 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 November 2013

This was our third stay at The Scotsman so its a hotel we like. Our experience this time was much like that of Aug60 below so I will not repeat all the points which have been made. This is a confident classy hotel with some blips. In terms of service there is a marked difference between the wonderful, welcoming reception... More 

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

Thank you for taking the time to post your comments regarding your recent stay with us at The Scotsman, I will pass your comments onto our reception and concierge staff. With regards to the comments regarding the brasserie staff and breakfast service, I have passed all of your comments onto our brasserie manager Iain Gibson who has asked me to... More 

Ireland
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26 reviews
26 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 November 2013 via mobile

Stayed here for 2 nights when attending a wedding and just love this hotel. Firstly the service from every single member of staff is just outstanding. Add to that beautiful rooms, and probably the best gym and spa I have seen in a hotel, and it is always going to be good. But the best bit is the amazing brasserie... More 

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TheScotsmanEdinburgh, Duty 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. Thanks again for your valuable feedback, we look forward to welcoming you back to the... More 

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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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  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Business Centre with Internet Access
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  • Banquet Room
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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 

Additional Information about The Scotsman Hotel

Address: 20 North Bridge, Edinburgh EH1 1YT, Scotland
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Edinburgh > Old Town
Price Range: $212 - $546 (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
#46 Luxury Hotel in Edinburgh
#48 Business Hotel in Edinburgh
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