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The Scotsman Hotel

5.0 of 5 Hotel   |   20 North Bridge, Edinburgh EH1 1YT, Scotland (Old Town)
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Ranked #52 of 147 hotels in Edinburgh
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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Manchester, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We recently stayed at the Scotsman Hotel for a long weekend and on the Saturday we had our wedding in the hotel! Everything about our stay and Wedding Day was perfect. Nothing was too much trouble for the staff and the wedding arrangements were well organised. The staff were patient and friendly in every communication and meeting. Every detail was... More

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London, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

My partner surprised me with a weekend away in Edinburgh for my birthday......in a 5* hotel she said....I have no idea who gave the hotel this rating because it couldn't be further from the truth. Let me start with the positives: - The locations is fantastic - The staff are friendly and helpful - The turndown service was good. The... More

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63 reviews 63 reviews
18 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Short city break with my girlfriend, upon arrival met by really friendly helpful staff and I think the lobby area is finished to a high standard. The rooms are spacious with comfy beds, good sized wardrobe and a solid bathroom. This was the only part where the tiles had been re-grouted and were not a high standard but the shower... 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. As you point out we are very privileged to occupy such a fantastic city centre... More

Pompano Beach, Florida
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The Scotsman is ideally located and the staff were very friendly and helpful. The evenings after busy days were spent relaxing in a unique bar that reminded me of several B&Bs i've visited. Great ending each day in a wonderful city. :)

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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 that your days were spent relaxing in our ‘unique’ bar. I hope that if you do visit Edinburgh again we can welcome you back. Kindest regards Laura Cooper More

Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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42 reviews 42 reviews
11 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I'm a bit of a 5-star hotel snob and after reading some reviews was a little nervous about staying here. However, I loved this hotel. It's lovely and cosy - exactly what you need when you have been walking around Edinburgh on a drizzly Spring day! The location is fantastic. We found the staff were very very attentive and helpful.... 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 like to pride ourselves on our professionalism, relaxing atmosphere and service throughout the hotel;... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Just got home from the Scotsman and we want to go back already. I had booked the hotel to treat my wife as it was her 30th Birthday and we where not dissappointed in the slightest. I had called the hotel the day before because I hoped that I could drop of a birthday cake from Bibi's Bakery. Reception could... More

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

Thank you so much for your kind review regarding your recent stay with us, knowing how important time away with your loved ones is I was very pleased to see that we could make such a special occasion so special for you and your wife. We like to pride ourselves on our professionalism, relaxing atmosphere and service throughout the hotel;... More

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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Stayed for short city-break in the hotel. On the plus side, location, spa and quality of food in restaurant at night and in the morning. On the negative side,this Tuesday 15/4/14 a very rude maitre de at breakfast, bossy, rude and clearly not interested in anyone but himself. The rooms are clean, but tired and the basics like adequate towels... More

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

Thank you very much for your review regarding your recent stay at the Scotsman. I appreciate you taking the time to make your comments, and would like to take this opportunity firstly to apologise as well as responding to the points you have made. I would like to apologise about the service that you received during your stay with us;... More

Birmingham, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My boyfriend and I decided to go to Edinburgh for our anniversary. We stayed there for one night and the experience was great. The Scotsman is located right outside the Waverley rail station and between the Royal Mile and Princes street, so you can walk to most places like the Castle, Greyfriars graveyard, the Scott monument on Princes street etc.... 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. As you point out we are very privileged to occupy such a fantastic city centre... More

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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Beautiful room overlooking Princess Street, and would highly recommend the upgrade. Quirky Hotel with some lovely touches, excellent reception and check-in. On business and therefore only meal we had was breakfast. Slight confused message from buffet service to kitchen service. We had to laugh when we asked for toast and got hot bread! Recommend for repeat visit

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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 review regarding your stay with us at The Scotsman. I am glad you had an enjoyable experience and I hope that we will be able to welcome you once again. Kindest regards Laura Cooper More

Kinghorn, Scotland, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I enjoyed a spa day and lunch with my mother today at the Scotsman Hotel Edinburgh. Firstly, the location is excellent right next to the train station and the back entrance to the spa is even closer! When we arrived the staff seemed to be quite confused however once I explained they seemed to have found our booking. The 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 record your positive comments regarding your recent visit to the Scotsman spa and North Bridge brasserie. 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 am glad you enjoyed your spa day and lunch with... More

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Additional Information about The Scotsman Hotel

Also Known As:
The Scotsman Hotel Edinburgh
Scotsman Hotel
Scotsman Hotel Edinburgh
The Scotsman Hotel Edinburgh, Scotland
Address: 20 North Bridge, Edinburgh EH1 1YT, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Edinburgh > Old Town
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#23 Romantic Hotel in Edinburgh
#32 Luxury Hotel in Edinburgh
#45 Family Hotel in Edinburgh
#46 Business Hotel in Edinburgh
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:5 star — The Scotsman Hotel 5*
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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