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The Scotsman Hotel

20 North Bridge, Edinburgh EH1 1YT, Scotland
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is the worst 5 Star hotel I have ever stayed When I was told to park my own car and given a map with a car park 2 blocks away I thought something's not right Needs a complete refit, looks like it was last done in the 1980's Carpet old and smelly Smallest shower ever

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

What a wonderful little gem this place is. The Highland Salad is to die for - quite literally! Generous portions of highland cow mixed with heather branches and topped with a delicious coating of marmalade. Well worth trying when the opportunity arises. The premier suite bedsheets made from authentic Tibetan wolf fur really helps to enhance the traditional Scottish vibe... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We booked an Editor Suite for 5 days as part of our visit for the Fringe Festival and Military Tattoo. Our room was on the same floor as reception, overlooking the bridge, which was a little noisy on a couple of occasions, particularly first thing in the morning. The hotel plays on its heritage, and although the room was a... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Great location, staff very pleasant and helful.Old fashioned elegance, a little frayed at the edges, but I think that's what makes it a little specialandseparates it from modern boutique hotels. The history behind this hotel ( site of Scotsman newspaper printing) was also interesting. I found bed a little uncomfortable. As with other reviews, the room was quite hot, with... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I had wanted to stay here since my last trip to Edinburgh in 2011. The hotel was indeed classic; however, our room was quite small and pricey. And, it was very warm. We opened windows and it was helpful but there was a good amount of street noise due to the Festival and the Tattoo. The staff were extremely attentive... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The location right off the Royal Mile and adjacent to the train station is fabulous for touring Edinburgh by foot. While you expect old traditional style building and decor - it also included old tired worn thin carpet and features. Good stuff: location, very friendly and helpful staff, a small snifter of scotch on the table which the bellman explained... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Booked the Scotsman hotel for 15th August and at £679 a night for room only we were expecting 5 star luxury. The standard of the room was awful and the worst I have encountered. Faded tatty carpets and sofas. Wardrobes were louvred doors painted in black gloss paint. Bedside lamps that looked like bought from a charity shop, and a... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We paid a lot of money for our Deluxe room which was really their normal room, as it is the festival I didn't mind but although the hotel gives the impression of quality our cheaper hotel room was not up to the 5 star standard room 609, there was only 1 set of toiletries for 2 people ? No shower... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed at this hotel for 2 nights, August 13-15. I expected a luxurious property since we were paying top dollar. I was surprised to find out the the hotel has no AC anywhere. Our room was so unbearably hot that sleep was impossible the first night. The second night was cooler, but the music from a nearby club made... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My sister and I recently visited the supposedly 5 star Scotsman Hotel in Scotland's capital city, Edinburgh. On arrival we were informed that we did not have a booking there. After much convincing and proof of a confirmation email, the member of staff eventually said he had found our booking. Then we were told that we were booked in for... More 

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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-flavored 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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