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The Scotsman Hotel

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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good25%
  • Average13%
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Where do we begin this review? Seven months ago, our family of 4 booked 2 rooms : A superior room with two twins, and an executive double, here at The Scotsman. During past holidays in Edinburgh over the years, we had never stayed here. It...More

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Response from 64manager, General Manager at The Scotsman HotelResponded yesterday

Dear OregonExplorers4, Thank you for your feedback on your recent stay with us here at the Scotsman. I am sorry to hear that we have not managed to deliver the level of experience that we strive to deliver to our guests. I have contacted you...More

Reviewed 2 days ago

The Scotsman is not the newest or swankiest hotel in Edinburgh, but it is certainly passable and without doubt has the best location of all the hotels just off the Royal Mile and on the bridge to Newtown. It is within walking distance of the...More

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Response from 64manager, General Manager at The Scotsman HotelResponded yesterday

Dear 73randallw, Thank you for your review of the Grand Cafe. I am delighted to see that you have enjoyed your stay with us so much and found the location so suited to your visit. It is also great to see that you have had...More

Reviewed 2 days ago

This is a beautiful hotel sat right in central Edinburgh; I visited overnight as I had a work conference. I didn't eat in the hotel, but it looked great and the service was excellent. It's a hotel situated in an old building; and there must...More

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Response from 64manager, General Manager at The Scotsman HotelResponded yesterday

Dear Rebecca S Thank you for your review of the Scotsman Hotel. I am pleased to see that you have enjoyed your stay overall with us. I apologise that you were woken by building noise. While we are undertaking some improvements there should be no...More

Reviewed 3 days ago

The location is very convenient. The photos on the website are beautiful. Sadly, we did not have the views they purport to provide. We overlooked the train station. Our room was okay, but the hallway felt like we were going to the servants' quarters and...More

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Response from 64manager, General Manager at The Scotsman HotelResponded 2 days ago

Dear Debbie W, Thank you for your review of the Scotsman hotel. I am very pleased to see that you have enjoyed your stay overall and the staff were helpful and accommodating. I will review your comments on the 3rd floor with my housekeeping and...More

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Very charming hotel (old style charm) and wonderful location, 1 block off royal mile. Easy access everywhere in downtown. The king size bed was very comfortable. Was the office building for the Scotsman Paper converted into a wonderful hotel. The associated dining at the Grand...More

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Response from 64manager, General Manager at The Scotsman HotelResponded 2 days ago

Dear STIGuy1, Thank you for your review of the Scotsman Hotel. I am delighted to read that you have enjoyed your stay with us so much and found the location and building to be so wonderful. I very much hope that we will have the...More

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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. ...More 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. 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. Less
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Scotsman Hotel Edinburgh
United Kingdom > Scotland > Edinburgh > 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
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1 September 2018|
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Response from NJLiz | Reviewed this property |
My room description said it had an electric kettle. For life of me I couldn't find it but I was ok with that. I was more concerned trying to get a fan in the room. I stayed there in July during the heat wave and the hotel... More
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Response from Gogs42 | Reviewed this property |
Don’t know but when we were there it didn’t affect us as it was the second floor that was being refurbished and we were on the 4th. Suggest you call the hotel and ask as I am sure they will have other rooms on other floors... More
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"Do not stay on the train station side of the hotel, and stay as far away from the North Bridge. Do not stay..."
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"avoid the third floor!"
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"room 804 is on floor 8 and is quiet and private."
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"high floor needed"
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