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The Scotsman Hotel

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07/05/2017 08/05/2017
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Reviewed 5 February 2014

My husband and I visited the Scotsman in January 2014 for a 5 night winter break. On arrival we were warmly welcomed by staff and shown to room 601. The room was average , but definitely not 5 star. Very warm, and uncomfortable especially at night. However it was spotless and we returned each day to a clean room. On...

6Thank Dunhallin
Reviewed 3 February 2014

The entrance to the hotel is rather small, but really cosy. The staff at check in were brilliant and we were able to check in early. The room itself was spotless although it was rather dark, not much lighting. I think the staff at the Scotsman are the reason it merits 5 stars from the waitress to the concierge the...

2Thank karenmargaret
Northumberland UK
Reviewed 2 February 2014

The hotel is an an ideal spot for the Old Town in Edinburgh. Accommodation quality is first class with a bit of an atmosphere about the place which makes it stand out from the norm. Staff are particularly friendly and efficient. A great base for any visit.

1Thank jaybeediamond
Bath, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 February 2014

On entering the less than imposing foyer of The Scotsman I almost felt like clocking in for a day shift on the hotstone of the once HQ of the noble tabloid, gloomy is an apt description. The staff were personable enough and we were taken to our room ,no 609 by a very smart young man. Senior management in the...

3Thank tripstar500
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Reviewed 30 January 2014

So I am on a mission to find the best afternoon tea in Edinburgh. This is my 3rd place and so far the best. Best sandwiches (both in quantity and variety), very large scone, refills of tea and coffee, large glass of bubbly and the cutest selection of tiny cakes so far. It was on a deal and slightly dearer...

1Thank Allison106
Durham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 29 January 2014

We just got back from a break away to Edinburgh as we go a few times a year and like to try out different hotels each time , we stayed last night at the Scotsman On arriving early as we had to check out of our 1st hotel - we where greeted by some lovely front of house staff where...

3Thank shellpaul
Hamilton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 29 January 2014

We stayed here while in town to see the Lion King, the hotel has mixed reviews, but we had an excellent stay and our room was lovely. We had a small touret room attached that overlooked Calton Hill and Waverly. I really enjoyed the quirkiness and the fact that the hotel was different from the norm. Breakfast was excellent as...

2Thank Graham K
Reviewed 27 January 2014

We stayed at the scotsmans for our honeymoon for 3 nights. We were upgraded into a lovely room and were given chocolates and rose petals on the bed. The room was luxurious, extremely clean and cosy. The spa was quiet and a real treat. The staff were so nice. Looking young for our ages we don't always receive the same...

1Thank 123456nic
TheScotsmanEdinburgh, customer service at The Scotsman Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to post your positive comments regarding your stay with us at The Scotsman. Knowing how important time away with your loved ones is I was very pleased to see that you were made to ‘feel like royalty’ throughout your stay. We like to pride ourselves on our professionalism, relaxing atmosphere and service...

West Linn, Oregon
Reviewed 27 January 2014

Marti, my wife, and I returned to The Scotsman for the 3rd time in 5 years and experienced another superb time. Their location is perfect being 1/2 block from the Royal Mile and looking out to the historic clock tower. The building is historic and in great condition, the rooms are top quality. The staff is both personable and processional...

2Thank brwnglyn
Reviewed 26 January 2014

We treated ourselves to a luxury weekend in Edinburgh. It was great to walk straight out of the station into the hotel. The customer service was excellent as we left our luggage at 10am. Close attention to detail throughout - lovely White Company toiletries everywhere. The room was a generous size and full of luxury features. The pull out of...

2Thank MilesGary

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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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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: ₹ 10,999 - ₹ 34,155 (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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“Honestly we were upgraded to a suit and that was very dated so I recommend booking another property.”
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