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The Scotsman Hotel
Ranked #84 of 151 Hotels in Edinburgh
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed June 1, 2013

We booked a deluxe room at the Scotsman whilst we in Edinburgh for our wedding. Upon arrival we were greeted by very friendly staff who upgraded our room free of charge. This was a wonderful surprise and really helped to make our time in Edinburgh special. After being escorted to our room we were thrilled to receive a card, chocolates and a glass of bubbly to celebrate our upcoming wedding while we enjoyed the stunning view across Princes Street, Calton Hill and the main attractions in the city.
The hotel was clean, beautifully maintained and all that we could have hoped for.
The staff were incredibly helpful throughout our stay and really added to the experience. We would recommend the Scotsman to anybody, and are already planning a return trip for our first anniversary!!

  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled as a couple
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TheScotsmanEdinburgh, Customer Services Manager at The Scotsman Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded June 4, 2013

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 always like to upgrade our guests where possible to add to their experience; I am very pleased to see that you were given the opportunity to enjoy one of our beautiful suites and that the standard was the high level at which we pride ourselves.

I would like to offer the Congratulations and best wishes from the Scotsman Team on your wedding and we were delighted to read that we could enhance such a special occasion for you.

Kind Regards
Claire Johnston

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Reviewed June 1, 2013

Fantastic afternoon in this hotel brasserie! Excellent service & good value, tasty food!! Highly recommended!! Really relaxed atmosphere with attentive staff who get the measure just right. Food & Champagne were excellent!

  • Stayed: June 2013
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TheScotsmanEdinburgh, Customer Services Manager at The Scotsman Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded June 4, 2013

Thank you for taking the time to record your positive comments regarding your recent visit to the Scotsman Hotel.
We like to deliver a truly 5 star “Scotsman” experience to our guests; our staff always endeavouring to be professional, friendly and offer the very best service at all times, I am pleased to see that you experienced all of these throughout your stay.
Our Afternoon Tea is fast becoming on of the best in Edinburgh and I was delighted to read that it met with your expectations; I hope we will have the opportunity to welcome you back to the Scotsman Hotel in the future.
Kind Regards
Claire Johnston

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Reviewed May 29, 2013

Booked a double room on arrival we were upgraded to an Editor's room. the room was large with a lovely bow window and great view. Breakfast was gorgeous, and although we didn't use the spa we had a lovely swim in the hotel pool, and amazing building,The bed was so comfy we just didn't want to leave. The staff are so friendly and accomadating, Will definitley be staying here again.

  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank vampira22
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TheScotsmanEdinburgh, Customer Services Manager at The Scotsman Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded June 4, 2013

Thank you for taking the time to record your positive comments regarding your recent visit to the Scotsman Hotel.
We always like to upgrade our guests where possible to add to their experience; I am very pleased to see that you were given the opportunity to enjoy one of our beautiful Editor rooms and that the standard was the high level at which we pride ourselves
As the Scotsman, we were originally home to the famous Scotsman newspaper and are very proud that when the renovation took place to become the hotel it is today, a lot of the traditional features were kept. This means that all of our rooms are individually sized and styled giving a real feeling of originality and quality to all of our rooms and suites.

It is always a pleasure to read our guest’s reviews and to hear that you will be returning to stay with us again in the future is an added bonus; we look forward to welcoming you back.

Kind Regards
Claire Johnston

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Reviewed May 28, 2013

We went to Edinburgh to see our son run the marathon but thought we should enjoy our visit so we booked the Scotsman. We had a lovely stay, the service is excellent and the hotel's location is superb. Our room on the 7th floor was de luxe and everything worked very well. The spa is super so don't forget your costumes, I had to buy one but it was worth it. Both the restaurant and bar are very good, great cocktails and food, enjoy.

  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank jbblondon
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TheScotsmanEdinburgh, Customer Services Manager at The Scotsman Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded June 4, 2013

Thank you for taking the time to record your positive comments regarding your recent visit to the Scotsman Hotel.
I hope your son was happy with his run in the Edinburgh Marathon and we were delighted that you chose to stay with us over this weekend. We are very proud of the fact that each and every one of our staff knows the importance of making our guests feel special and I am pleased to see that you experienced the team’s professionalism and friendliness.

I hope you will choose to stay with us again, should you decide to return to Edinburgh

Kind Regards
Claire Johnston

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Reviewed May 25, 2013

We spent 4 nights at the Scotsman, and we received a quite large bedroom, with a separate spacious living room. We had some friends which were not lucky enough, and got a regular room, including a quite small bed. The fitness center and spa are amazing, and so is the service in general. Two yhings we can point out as not that positive are the carpeting (seems to be too old), and also the elevator (only one) which is pretty slow. But I would definitely stay there again.

  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled with friends
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TheScotsmanEdinburgh, Customer Services Manager at The Scotsman Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded May 27, 2013

Thank you for taking the time to post your recent review regarding your stay with us.
We always like to upgrade our guests where possible to add to their experience; I am very pleased to see that you were given the opportunity to enjoy one of our beautiful suites and that the standard and service whilst you were here was the high level at which we pride ourselves.
The Scotsman hotel was originally home to the famous Scotsman newspaper and we are very proud that when the renovation took place to become the hotel it is today, a lot of the traditional features were kept. As the Scotsman covers 2 towers alongside North Bridge each tower houses its own lift for this reason they are not linked, but we like to think that this adds to the quirkiness and originality of the Hotel.

One again thank you for your review and we look forward to welcoming you back in the future.

Kind regards
Claire Johnston

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Reviewed May 24, 2013 via mobile

The hotel is a little peculiar, with different wings leading to spa and different rooms. We had a triple room and was spacious. They have a shoe clean service and food was great.bar and restaurant also nice. Would def stay here again.

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TheScotsmanEdinburgh, Customer Services Manager at The Scotsman Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded May 27, 2013

Thank you for your kind words regarding your recent stay with us at the Scotsman.
The Scotsman hotel was originally home to the famous Scotsman newspaper and we are very proud that when the renovation took place to become the hotel it is today, a lot of the traditional features were kept, but we like to think that this adds to the quirkiness and originality of the Hotel.

I am pleased to hear you would stay with us again and look forward to welcoming you back.

Kind regards
Claire Johnston

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Reviewed May 24, 2013

The Scotsman is a very pleasant hotel, reasonably priced, good gym and pool facilities, friendly, efficient staff. Our room was a little small, with an interior courtyard, so it was quiet, but too hot even though the weather outside was cool. We had to turn off the towel warmer in the bathroom, which was large and well-appointed, and the heat and open a window to sleep comfortably. Walkable to everything in Edinburgh--nothing more than 20 minutes away, except the zoo. Especially helpful concierge in terms of making restaurant reservations and planning a visit to the highlands.

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  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled with family
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TheScotsmanEdinburgh, Customer Services Manager at The Scotsman Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded May 27, 2013

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 you point out we are very privileged to occupy such a fantastic city centre location, being close to the historical centre, fabulous shopping and very easy access to the train station.

Thank you for your kind words regarding our concierge team, we are very proud of the fact that each and every one of our staff knows the importance of making our guests feel special and I am pleased to see that you experienced the team’s professionalism and friendliness.

We look forward to having the chance to welcome you back in the future.

Kind regards
Claire Johnston

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Additional Information about The Scotsman Hotel

Address: 20 North Bridge, Edinburgh EH1 1YT, Scotland
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Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Edinburgh > Old Town
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#23 Romantic Hotel in Edinburgh
#44 Luxury Hotel in Edinburgh
#45 Family Hotel in Edinburgh
#48 Business Hotel in Edinburgh
Price Range: $160 - $398 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The Scotsman Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 69
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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. ... more   less 
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