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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 15 June 2014

This hotel is ideally located, five minutes walk to the main shopping area (Princes Street) & less than ten minutes walk to the castle. The hotel is a fantastic building, well maintained & traditionally decorated. The hotel staff were very helpful thought our stay, the restaurant & bars provided great service. The spa attached to the hotel offers aveda products...

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Belfast, United Kingdom
Reviewed 14 June 2014

Absolutely beautiful building. Everything about this hotel is top class. Our room was well equipped and had a great view over the bridge, it was spotlessly clean and the marble in bathroom really looked the part. There was no faulting the room or the staff. We also used the restaurant for dinner one night and it's well worth the price....

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Belfast
Reviewed 13 June 2014

I stayed here in April for one night with my mum as a Mothers' Day treat. Because it was a mothers' day present we were upgraded to a Publisher suite which was beautiful - like a small duplex apartment. Everything from the minute we arrived was perfect - the staff / room / décor and bar were all first class....

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San Francisco, California
Reviewed 8 June 2014

Fantastic location, easy access to just about everything. Stylish rooms, great views, updated yet still embracing its historic style. The staff were brilliant. A delightful place to stay. Sleep quality was very good.

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Wirral
Reviewed 7 June 2014

Excellent central location - in amonst the shops and also the peaceful Princes Street gardens. Beautiful building - an old style hotel but with very up to date fixtures. Room was superb and bed and linen extremely comfortable. Staff courteous, smiling and helpful especially Ivor on the door.Would have no hesitation in staying again.

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Newport-on-Tay, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 June 2014

Didn't stay at the hotel but had the great pleasure of eating at the Brasserie. Beautiful building (the interior is wonderful - marble everywhere) , first class food and attentive staff. Go if you can.

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Canada
Reviewed 6 June 2014

What a beautiful hotel, with extremely professional, yet warm, attentive staff. Melissa, Barry (concierge) went beyond the 'extra mile' in providing superb service. My wife stayed for 3 nights using a Luxury Link package - very good value - we use LL often. This trip to Scotland was a first for us and we were celebrating both our 44th wedding...

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Reviewed 6 June 2014 via mobile

Pros -great location, very central and can walk to most places in Edinburgh -nice room, clean and most modern amenities -friendly and helpful staff Cons -room could have used an extra dusting -burger from room service looked like the meet was a standard freezer burger and not what I would have expected out of such a nice hotel (ie home...

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 June 2014

Fantastic hotel within a few minutes walk from the train station, Princess Street and the Royal Mile. The interior of the hotel is beautiful. We stayed in room 803. This was a split level room with great views toward the castle & Princess Street. We were totally unaffected by street noise during the night. The bed was comfortable & the...

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Chester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 June 2014

Lovely hotel. Staff were extremely friendly and helpful, particularly the lovely Ivor. Our room was large and very quiet. Our breakfast was gorgeous and in beautiful surroundings. A real find! We will definitely be back.

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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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  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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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 

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Address: 20 North Bridge, Edinburgh EH1 1TR, Scotland
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Edinburgh > Old Town
Price Range: ₹ 8,796 - ₹ 32,530 (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
#47 Luxury Hotel in Edinburgh
#48 Business Hotel in Edinburgh
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“The Editors rooms are good and spacious in our experience.”
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“We stayed in 401 which was full of period features including wood panelling. Close to North Bridge however very quiet”
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“Ask for a room overlooking bridge....lovely!”
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“Our room was on the side directly opposite a pub, very very noisy!”
 of 5 bubbles 35lucyr, 21 Dec 2016 | Read review
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