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20 North Bridge, Edinburgh EH1 1TR Scotland
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#49 of 156 hotels in Edinburgh
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Set in a desirable location on North Bridge, The 4 star Scotsman Hotel is nestled between the hustle and bustle of the New Town and the historical Old Town, the hotel is perfectly located to explore Edinburgh. Just off the famous Royal Mile, Waverley Train Station and Princess Street are within 2 minutes’ walk from the hotel. Tourist attractions, entertainment venues, restaurants, bars and shopping are all conveniently near-by, making The Scotsman Hotel the ideal base to explore the our great city. Many of the original features and layout remain intact from the former national newspaper of Scotland printing house, bringing historical character to this luxury boutique hotel. The Marble staircase, now the centre of the hotel, retains its imposing stained glass window and glows magnificently by candle light each evening. Within the heart of the historic and iconic building is our comfortable bar and lounge area which serves a wide variety of drinks to suit all tastes, a luxurious afternoon tea and a great range of bar snacks. A high quality Scottish breakfast with superb service is served daily in our dedicated breakfast restaurant. With discounted parking at local secure car park, complimentary Wi-Fi and all the little extras you would expect from a 4 star boutique hotel, we look forward to welcoming you soon to The Scotsman Hotel.
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LCat321 wrote a review Nov 2020
Oban, United Kingdom17 contributions31 helpful votes
A truly beautiful hotel with a real beating heart! Stayed in the Penthouse overnight and caught some stunning views of the city. The staff were wonderful people; kind, helpful, unobtrusive. We will be back. Thank you.
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Date of stay: November 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Ali R wrote a review Nov 2020
London, United Kingdom24 contributions5 helpful votes
We were lucky enough to have our 'wee wedding' at the Scotsman Hotel - and they truly were instrumental in making it just the perfect day for us. We were treated like royalty from the moment we walked through the door. Every element of our stay was perfect, with the Scotsman team going above and beyond at every turn. The service, amenities, rooms, luxury feel, and location were five star. From the warm welcomes, attention to detail, infinite patience, and consummate professionalism, it was a superb experience. Perfect stay to celebrate a very special occasion.
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Date of stay: October 2020
1 Helpful vote
Response from Manager Edinburgh, Sales at The Scotsman Hotel
Responded 1 week ago
Dear Ali and Leo, Thank you for your warm and generous review following your special day with us. It was a delight for the whole team to look after you and be part of your celebrations, from the initial inquiry through to the big day itself you were both a joy to work with. We very much look forward to welcoming you back to the Scotsman again in the near future and wish you all the happiness in the world. With kind regards, Barry and the Scotsman Team.
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VincefromUK wrote a review Nov 2020
Walsall, United Kingdom24 contributions45 helpful votes
After Covid scuppered my initial plans for my wife's 'significant' birthday, I booked a trip up to Edinburgh on the Caledonian Sleeper train overnight from London Euston to Edinburgh. When we arrived in Edinburgh at 7.30am the weather was very windy and rainy. We have planned to drop our bags off at the Hotel as it's pretty much next door to the station, then spend a few hours before check in at Edinburgh Castle, for which we had booked tickets. However, prior to our arrival we were notified that due to the high winds, Edinburgh Castle was closed, leaving us facing several hours in a windy and rainy Edinburgh with no bars open and very few cafe's available, due to the Lockdown. However, when we arrived in the hotel before 8am to drop off our bags, the gentleman on reception immediately decided to check whether our room was already prepared for us, which it was, thus we were able to get checked in straight away, giving us a very much appreciated chance to get warm and relaxed before going out to explore the city later. The room itself spotlessly clean and tastefully furnished, and we also enjoyed a meal in the restaurant on the evening as well as breakfast the following morning. The food and service on both occasions was impeccable. I had also ordered some chocolates and a bottle of wine for my wife's birthday which were delivered to our room whilst we were out exploring. In all, I cannot fault the hotel at all but what made our stay really special was the attentiveness, helpfulness and friendliness of all the staff we encountered. That is what makes the difference between a good hotel and a VERY GOOD hotel. I'd like to take this opportunity to thank all the staff on shift on 31/10 & 01/11 for helping to make my wife's birthday that extra bit special.
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Date of stay: October 2020
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Response from Manager Edinburgh, Sales at The Scotsman Hotel
Responded 1 week ago
Dear VincefromUK, Thank you for your kind review of the Scotsman hotel. I am delighted to see that we were able to help make your birthday celebrations trip for your wife and enjoyable and memorable one. I do hope we will be able to welcome you back again soon. With warm wishes and kind regards Barry Makin General Manager
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Lilian63 wrote a review Nov 2020
England, United Kingdom10 contributions2 helpful votes
My husband and I stayed here for one night. Was a beautiful hotel, very central. We had a small problem with the shower and were immediately moved to a convenient and gorgeous new room. Impeccable service from all staff. Breakfast staff were all very friendly and food was brilliant. Free hot chocolate in reception was a nice treat especially considering how cold it was outside! We will definitely be back xx
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Date of stay: November 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Response from Manager Edinburgh, Sales at The Scotsman Hotel
Responded 2 weeks ago
Dear Lillan634, I am delighted to see you have enjoyed your stay with us and hope to be able to welcome you back again soon. With warm wishes and kind regards Barry Makin General Manager
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Maro M wrote a review Oct 2020
12 contributions1 helpful vote
Beautiful city break. Unfortunately my girlfriends birthday fallen on tough Covid restrictions in Scotland, but wonderful stuff at the Scotsman did anything to make it pleasant and, well.. normal. Great room and fantastic service.
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Date of stay: October 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Response from Manager Edinburgh, Sales at The Scotsman Hotel
Responded 3 weeks ago
Dear MaroMaretzkl, I am delighted to see you have enjoyed your stay with us and hope to be able to welcome you back again soon. With warm wishes and kind regards Barry Makin General Manager
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Scotsman Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to The Scotsman Hotel?
Nearby attractions include National Museum of Scotland (0.3 miles), Edinburgh Old Town (0.2 miles), and Royal Mile (0.3 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at The Scotsman Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, breakfast buffet, and room service.
Which room amenities are available at The Scotsman Hotel?
Top room amenities include a minibar, a flat screen TV, and a desk.
What food & drink options are available at The Scotsman Hotel?
Guests can enjoy complimentary tea and free instant coffee during their stay.
Is parking available at The Scotsman Hotel?
Yes, parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Scotsman Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Makars Gourmet Mash Bar, The Piper's Rest Public House, and Smoov Gelato Coffee.
Is The Scotsman Hotel located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.3 miles away from the center of Edinburgh.
Are any cleaning services offered at The Scotsman Hotel?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Are there any historical sites close to The Scotsman Hotel?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Palace of Holyroodhouse (0.6 miles), The Real Mary King's Close (0.1 miles), and Gilmerton Cove (3.8 miles).
Is The Scotsman Hotel accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access, reduced mobility rooms, and facilities for disabled guests. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.