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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 #54 of 147 hotels in Edinburgh
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 3 days ago
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Otley, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We bought a 2 night package through secret escapes which included both breakfasts and one evening meal. The hotel is perfectly situated to explore both sides of the city centre and right next to the main station. The hotel has charactor and history as well as friendly efficient staff. The room was enormous and had everything you could want. The... More

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

My wife and I had a one night stay to meet up with friends celebrating a 50th birthday. On arrival the reception and concierge offered a very professional, warm welcome. Our room 808 was lovely with views over Princes Street Gardens and towards Leith. We decided to have a light snack and went to the bistro/bar area to enquire. We... More

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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My friend & I booked afternoon tea for a lovely girly treat. Unfortunately on arrival they had no note of our booking, despite it having been booked 2 weeks previously over the phone. It seemed very busy with little staff. After no apology, I was ushered along into another room. Once in the other room the girl that greeted me... More

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

I booked this as a 2 night break for my wifes 50th birthday and told the hotel that this was the case.Maybe nothings for free but it want even mentioned during the time we were there.We paid nearly £300 just for the room for 2 nights.Location excellent but....... Rooms small and odd shaped.Entered the bedroom to be confronted by a... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Hotel was in Coeliac UK. Awesome!There was a separate GF menu and desert menu with almost as many items as the regular menu. Chef couldn't help enough, they even went out of their way to get gluten free sausages. If I could I would give them 6 out of 5 for service.

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

Thank you so much for your recent review regarding our fabulous gluten free menu here at the Scotsman hotel. Our executive head chef Paul Hart takes great pride in preparing the gluten free menu and I have personally passed on your comments to him. We very much look forward to welcoming you back and for you to enjoy more of... More

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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Great location, rooms large and clean but lighting and air con poor in room. Gym very well equipped and guests can join the daily fitness classes for free. Pool a disappointment as it is a very dark area and kids only allowed to use pool 3-5pm. Came back one day to find room door had been left open by housekeeping,... 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 with us at the Scotsman. The pool has set children’s swimming times this is always set out with peak times but is discretionary and management can allow access out with these times. Please do not hesitate to check with management the next time you stay with us.... More

Livingston, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Took Afternoon Tea in the Brassiere, not the best we've had, finger sandwiches must have been sitting for wee while as they had hardened slightly,very unimaginative & meagre fillings, egg mayonnaise, ham so thinly sliced it was barely there, smoked salmon and cream cheese. Served with only 1 scone each although it was quite large but not home baked. Cakes... 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 afternoon tea. With regards to the comments about the cakes and scones not being homemade, this is not factually true we have a pastry chef employed at the hotel who makes all scones and cakes on site everyday. Yes the cakes are smaller due to the... More

London, United Kingdom
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104 reviews 104 reviews
24 hotel reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

A beautiful hotel in an excellent location. Really enjoyed our stay. The room was huge and had everything one would need. Only disappointment was the low lighting in the room...made the room very dim. The bed wasn't the best I have slept in ...but it was great to stay in a part of Edinburg's history. We enjoyed the spa facilities... 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 I am unaware of which room you were allocated I cannot comment regarding the... More

Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Location, location, location. We loved The Scotsman, the staff were fantastic and very helpful. Our room, had a view and was very nice, clean and spacious. Bathroom even had a bath, always a bonus. Wifi was available. The Scotsman is central to everything you may want to do in Beautiful Edinburgh,

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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 stay with us here at the Scotsman hotel. We very much look forward to welcoming you back in the near future. Kindest regards Laura Cooper More

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60 reviews 60 reviews
20 hotel reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very impressed from the moment of arrival, the reception staff were really helpful as were all the other staff we encountered throughout our stay. Our room was clean, spacious and well equipped, with a great view out to Carlton Hill. The free wifi was a bonus too. There was a great choice at breakfast, all well cooked and tasty. The... 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

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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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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 #34 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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