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The Scotsman Hotel

20 North Bridge, Edinburgh EH1 1TR Scotland
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#47 of 163 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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Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast buffet
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Nightclub / DJ
Conference facilities
24-hour security
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary instant cofffee
Complimentary tea
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
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Flatscreen TV
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Nikola D wrote a review Jun 21
1 contribution1 helpful vote
Don’t really know where to begin.. it was our first time staying at The Scotsman, it was way better than perfect! Staff were helpful and friendly, they even let me leave my baggage after my stay which was very helpful and kind, the breakfast in the morning was fresh and delicious, the room was way beyond good, mini bar fully loaded, tv, speaker in the room and the bathroom, rainfall shower and a comfy king size bed!! The Hotel is very close to town and all the facilities which makes it so much easier. Definitely enjoyed the stay and surely will be back soon!! Thank you everyone for your hard work :)
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Date of stay: June 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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JuliaD6166 wrote a review Jun 21
Perth, Western Australia, Australia42 contributions44 helpful votes
We came home for a 3 day stay & booked the iconic ‘Scotsman’ - an excellent stay, beautiful clean room, with everything you need in terms of space etc. fantastic breakfasts with local produce & superb attentive staff. What more could you need, The Scotsman is well appointed for walking & finding your way around the city. North Bridge is undergoing some restoration so can be a little congested. The Grand Cafe will open soon - hopefully July which will only add to this magnificent hotel in the ♥️ of the city.
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Date of stay: June 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
spj wrote a review Jun 20
21 contributions48 helpful votes
The hotel is nice, service decent, rooms clean and tidy and location is great. It's very handy for the train station. I would add the concierge is a real gent, friendly straight forward advice ( best one so far in Edinburgh) . The menu for the hide bar is limited, and we didn't end up in the hide bar, but in another function room as it was closed, so not 100% but as mentioned it's a great hotel. If you can get the hotel at the right price is great.
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Date of stay: June 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
SW15_22 wrote a review Jun 19
New York City, New York38 contributions14 helpful votes
Central location, great staff and a gorgeous, spacious bedroom with a super-king bed (we stayed in a deluxe double). Unfortunately our stay was let down by the tiny bathroom and very limited on site dining options (presumably impacted by covid).
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Date of stay: May 2021Trip type: Traveled with family
Jack W wrote a review Jun 18
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I booked to stay at the Scotsman for a birthday weekend for my partner, having seen great photos online of the spa and pool area. We arrived and it’s clear the hotel has gone through a refurbishment since I last visited, however very disappointing to still see the pool photos advertised online only to arrive here and be told the pool hasn’t been here for the last 6-years. This has surely got to be false advertising. After a five hour drive to get here and my wallet £483 lighter, the only word I can use to describe this hotel is… disappointing! Staff are very pleasant and this is no reflection on them, however for the price I just cannot see how these prices are justified.
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Date of stay: June 2021Trip type: Traveled with family
$174 - $385 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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.