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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 #49 of 147 hotels in Edinburgh
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 2 days ago
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Just finishing a stay in one of the publisher suits of this amazing hotel. The staff can't do enough for you, nothing is too much trouble. Housekeeping do a fantastic job twice a day in the room and nothing is to fault. Only little nag would be confusion at breakfast with my grandmother ending up with 4 fried eggs, only... More

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Dundee, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We enjoyed a lovely spa day at the Scotsman Hotel. The day involved access to the spa area and lunch in the restaurant. The lunch was delicious and beautifully presented with a great choice and the staff in the dining room were friendly and attentive. Would definitely recommend this restaurant. The spa was a bit disappointing as it was very... More

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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 for a spa day with lunch. I am glad you enjoyed your visit, although you enjoyed lunch I am disappointed to hear that you didn’t enjoy the spa side of the day. I hope that you will choose to return to the Scotsman to dine with us... More

Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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35 reviews 35 reviews
20 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Having stayed at the other popular 5 star hotel opposite The Scotsman, I had a check list of what a 5 star hotel should be. Excellent customer services, spotless rooms, full of those special touches you expect when paying 5 star prices. The excellent customer service was there in the form of the concierge who took our bags up on... More

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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 stay at the Scotsman. We are very proud of the fact that each and every one of our staff knows the importance of making our guests feel special and I am pleased to see that you experienced the team’s professionalism and friendliness. I will pass your kind words... More

Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
3 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

A friend of ours booked us a night stay in The Scotsman Hotel as a wedding gift and we decided to take a trip up there for my 30th birthday this weekend gone. I was aware of the price and was expecting great things, however, we were immediately let down by the parking and the concierge's description of how to... More

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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 recent stay with us at The Scotsman. Our concierge are always up to date of roadwork’s in Edinburgh so they will then be aware of which routes are best to reach the car park. I am sorry to hear it seems we have failed with this. I do... More

The Hague, The Netherlands
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Stayed there for the 2nd time, hotel ideally located for all centre attractions. rooms are well furnished and comfortable. helpful staff. Stylish old building with lots of atmosphere. certainly recommendable.

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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. Its lovely to hear when this is a return visit and I hope we can... More

Leeds, United Kingdom
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70 reviews 70 reviews
25 hotel reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

My Wife and I were in Edinburgh for our Son's Graduation. We stayed 3 nights at "The Scotsman"......such a wonderful old building, ideally located next to Waverley Station.......within easy walking distance of Princes Street, Royal Mile and the Castle. Originally home to "The Scotsman"....Scotland's national newspaper........opened as a hotel in 2001. Many original features remain......the galleried former Reception Hall is... More

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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 are very proud of the fact that each and every one of our staff... More

Alexandria, Virginia
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159 reviews 159 reviews
30 hotel reviews
110 helpful votes 110 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I had initially booked our room here as a hold over in the city before our flight the next morning, but I was so impressed with the place, that I really would have enjoyed staying a bit longer, and look forward to staying again in the future. The location is absolutely perfect and within easy walking distance of all the... More

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San Diego, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This hotel is absolutely wonderful. Our plane arrived very early and our room was not ready and as my friend was sick with a cold they did everything in their power to make us comfortable. They set us up in a private lounge with tea, wifi and even a free Bloody Mary! Our room had a fabulous view of Edinburgh... More

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

Thank you every so much for your lovely review regarding your stay with us at the Scotsman. each of our staff know the importance of making our guests feel comfortable and relaxed and I am glad you experienced this throughout your stay. To hear that we were your favorite of all the hotels you have stayed din over your trip... More

Munich, Germany
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64 reviews 64 reviews
50 hotel reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Wonderful Location between Old and New Town, Station nearby. Wonderful historical building with magnificent Dining room. Staff very helpful and polite, fast to respond. Free Wi-Fi, a bit slow, but working. Some issues are just difficult to understand, such as: -the only chest was a simple, open steel-structure, veiled with a transparent white cloth- very unusual for a Hotel of... More

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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89 reviews 89 reviews
34 hotel reviews
425 helpful votes 425 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed in what was defined as a Deluxe Queen bedroom (609) measuring 34 sq metres and with a view of the city. In fact, it was a tired room: the carpet needed replacing - it was badly ruffled and worn and always looked uncleaned; and the ugly black, scuffed doors of the wardrobe and tv and drinks cabinet -... More

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Address: 20 North Bridge, Edinburgh EH1 1YT, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Edinburgh > Old Town
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:5 star — The Scotsman Hotel 5*
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Amenities

Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style
#10 Spa Hotel in Edinburgh #23 Romantic Hotel in Edinburgh #30 Luxury Hotel in Edinburgh #45 Family Hotel in Edinburgh #46 Business Hotel in Edinburgh
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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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