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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 #53 of 146 Hotels in Edinburgh
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Boston, Massachusetts
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18 reviews 18 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

In fairness we did book on the day and converting any Scottish building to a premium hotel would be difficult but I was disappointed in The Scotsman. They tried hard with the room appointments but at the end of the day the room was noisy, light and disappointing.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

What's a lovely place to stay great people staff Jackie Davidson Robert roscoe john hurry friendly lovely accommodation food was great time scale of food fab cute txt fan take me back anyway xxxxxxxxxxxxxx.

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New York City, New York
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I have been meaning to write this review for awhile. Stayed there last year and found the room and staff great. Shared a double room that had a great view and nice love seat in a bay window. The bar attached to the hotel had wonderful ambience and attentive bartenders. We stayed three nights and enjoyed it immensely. Near the... More

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Blackwood, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Lets start with the Trip Advisor rating, frankly I really struggle to understand how so many hotels are deemed better. Location is perfect, opposite the train station and minutes from the bus station. I took the bus from the Airport and it is the last stop, costs £7 return. You can easily walk to Princess St, Leith, the Golden Mile... More

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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We recently spent 3 nights at The Scotsman as part of a city break in Edinburgh and we thoroughly enjoyed our time as guests of this hotel. Having read some of the negative reviews regarding The Scotsman prior to our arrival we expected good service, good location but nothing particularly special. This however was not the case!!! From the moment... More

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Centennial, Colorado
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I recently stayed at the Scotsman in Edinburgh, and was impressed with the quality of the staff and the location. There is truly no better location if you are traveling by train than the Scotsman, you can reach Waverly station by going to the ground floor by elevator and crossing the street. The pool and spa were quite nice and... More

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Seattle, Washington
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64 reviews 64 reviews
17 hotel reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I stayed the last week of August, at the end of the Fringe festival. Every morning I woke up to this incredible, floor-to-ceiling view of the city. The weather was absolutely gorgeous that week, so the view was astounding, from Calton Hill on the right with a tiny glimpse out the left side to Edinburgh Castle (but you really have... 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. As you mention we were originally home to the famous Scotsman newspaper and are very... More

Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We first visited this hotel 10 years ago for our wedding anniversary. We decided to revisit for our 20th anniversary and loved it just as much this time! Great location, and very attentive staff. Although sometimes a little too attentive, but I'm sure the balance is very difficult to get right. There was only one thing I was disappointed in... 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 review regarding your stay here at the Scotsman hotel. Its lovely to here that you choose to return for your 20th anniversary Knowing how important time away with your loved ones is I was very pleased to see that you loved this stay as much as the last.We like to pride... More

Denver, Colorado
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It's been a few years since I've visited the hotel, but it was so amazing that I've got to write a review for you. Was there just after New Years. The staff was absolutely amazing, the room was comfy and cool, the location can't be beat! Since it was off-season, there weren't very many tours running. None of what I... 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. I am glad we were able to organise a private tour for you with one... More

Granite falls
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I recently stayed at the Scotman and had a wonderful experience. the staff was wonderful, the beds were incredibly comfortable, and i loved the down comforters- great for those cold windy days. I would recommend the Scotman to anyone. Great location with wonderful views.

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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 such a lovely review regarding your stay with us here 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. we... 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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