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Santa Monica, California
Reviewed 2 September 2014

From check in to check out 3 days later, we enjoyed our stay at The Scotsman, a convert from the original Scotsman newspaper building to a hotel. The outer structure therefore is historic, the location us centeal, and the hotel is relatively new. The staff were warm, courtious, very helpful and just plain friendly. The facilities were fine with slight...

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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 words regarding your stay here at the Scotsman hotel. As you stated we were originally home to the famous Scotsman newspaper and we are very proud that when the renovation took place to become the hotel it is today, a lot of the traditional features were kept. We believe this...

London
Reviewed 1 September 2014

We stayed here for 3 nights during the Edinburgh Fringe festival and we couldn't have been happier with the location. it is in the centre of everything, 2 minutes walk from the train station, or if you drive as we did then you get a discount at the NCP car park 5 minutes away. The staff were helpful and polite,...

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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;...

san diego
Reviewed 1 September 2014

We cannot say enough good things about the staff at the Scotsman. Every person we encountered was friendly, helpful and welcoming, especially Abandnour. He always greeted us with a smile and cheerfulness.. The hotel itself is a bit quirky but quite charming and comfortable. We faced the castle and overlooked the train station. Even with the windows open it was...

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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. I would like to thank you for your kind compliments with regards to all of...

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Reviewed 31 August 2014

having never stayed at the hotel i cannot comment on it. But i am a local who comes in for a drink with the other half whenever we can get a babysitter. We started coming in about a year ago and love it so much always new things to try and great chat with the staff. we love challenging the...

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Reviewed 31 August 2014 via mobile

Stayed here for two nights for a girly weekend and absolutely loved it! Party had two rooms, an editors suite and a deluxe room, both of which were beautiful, very clean and spacious. Staff were very friendly and welcoming. They even went to the trouble of decorating the suite as it was my mums 60th birthday weekend. I would highly...

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London, England, United Kingdom
Reviewed 30 August 2014

Everything was 'ok' - as we were not doing the holiday abroad, we decided to have a luxury week in Edinburgh. Our daughter was working on the Fringe and we were in a great location to do what we wanted when we wanted. For starters, the room was set up for one person, not two. The embarrassed consierge sorted things...

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Dallas, Texas
Reviewed 30 August 2014

I did rent the upgraded suite top floor . I loved the hotel and the service. The breakfast was the same everyday and very limited for an upscale hotel. I was told several times that you could order something on the menu but it had to be the same as the menu . Example I asked for an English muffin...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 30 August 2014

This Hotel fell far below our expectations. This was a special trip for my wife and me and we booked an Editors suite for a week over the Festival; views from our room was spectacular but the room was poorly presented and definitely not five star. The carpets were stained, bathroom was okay but needed some minor redecoration and the...

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Dundee, United Kingdom
Reviewed 30 August 2014

This hotel was disappointing. Rooms nothing like picture on internet. Breakfast self-service was good but if you wanted fried eggs you had to wait about ten minutes at least. Certainly stayed in better four star hotels in Edinburgh would not go back there.

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Stirling, United Kingdom
Reviewed 26 August 2014 via mobile

On a rainy day in Edinburgh myself and a friend decided to have afternoon tea in the Scotsman. The waitress was a bit slow to start off with and we waited a while for some tea. Overall the food was nice plenty of sandwiches and cakes. I wouldn't say the place was 5 star as it was missing something special....

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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 visit to the Scotsman hotel for afternoon tea. We appreciate and consider all feedback given. I was sorry to read that the service you received did not meet with you personal expectations, as you can see from the majority of reviews on websites such as trip advisor we...

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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 

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Address: 20 North Bridge, Edinburgh EH1 1YT, Scotland
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Edinburgh > Old Town
Price Range: ₹ 11,028 - ₹ 39,537 (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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