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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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5 of 5 stars reviewed yesterday
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday 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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Stbo
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7 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday 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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Kinghorn, Scotland, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 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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Ashby de la Zouch, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Stayed 3 nights with my wife and daughter. We stayed in a suite which offered a king size bed and a bed settee for my daughter in addition to table chairs and a dressing table. The ensuite was a terrific size and the shower was always hot and good water pressure. Both my wife and I took advantage of the... More

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Newcastle upon Tyne
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33 reviews 33 reviews
13 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This hotel markets itself as five star but it is far from this. Aside from a swimming pool and spa it is at best a three star and needs to take a long look at itself in its poor service and so so rooms. We stayed here for one night with two other couples only returning yesterday after a great... More

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

Thank you very much for your letter 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

Udsholt, Frederiksborg, Denmark
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Simply perfect. When we arrived we were welcomed by Nick and guided to our room - ask for room 702 - with the best view in Edinburgh. The service was personal and excellent. Free internet, complementary water, friendly staff, clean room, excellent restaurant. Five well deserved stars!

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TheScotsmanEdinburgh, Customer Services 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 are very proud of the fact that each and every one of our staff... More

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

Lovely old building and very pleasant staff, but didn't really have a five star feel. Spa is a little basic, rather a gloomy pool with a small Jacuzzi, sauna and steam room. Gym looked very good if you really want that on holiday. The restaurant (North Bridge Brasserie) was disappointing and expensive for dinner but served a great breakfast.

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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 comments regarding your recent stay with us. I am sorry to hear that this did not meet with your expectations and I hope that we will be given the chance to change your opinion in the future. If you do decide to stay with us again please contact the hotel directly... More

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

My brother and his wife recently stayed at the Scotsman for their anniversary. I arranged for a bottle of Prosecco to be put in the room on their arrival. There was a slight mix up with this but was very quickly and efficiently rectified. On knowing it was their anniversary, the member of staff I had contacted upgraded their room.... 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 family’s stay with us. I am sorry there seems to have been a small mix up with the prosseco but I am glad to hear this was quickly and efficiently rectified. I am glad we could make their anniversary special and I hope that if you get... More

Glasgow
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22 reviews 22 reviews
15 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Lovely big room, super comfy bed, great bathroom. Service impeccable in the hotel and spa - well worth having a swim and sauna in the basement! This hotel has a great location and the concierge was helpful, friendly and knowledgeable. Breakfast was good but the maitre d' needs some serious customer service training - grumpy and dismissive at lunch and... 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. I was sorry to read that the service you received did not meet with you... More

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

As a special Easter treat, I booked to take my daughter for Easter Afternoon tea at the Scotsman Hotel, billed as £25 for one adult and one child, including a regular afternoon tea for an adult and a child's afternoon tea to include jelly baby jelly, chocolate crispy cake, lollipop, child-friendly sandwiches etc. This is the first time I've taken... More

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

Thank you very much for your letter regarding your recent stay at the Scotsman. I appreciate you taking the time to make your comments, and would like to take this opportunity to apologise. As I am unaware of exactly when you visited us I cannot comment with clarity with regards to your comments, I would however appreciate if you contact... 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:
#11 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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