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The Scotsman Hotel
Ranked #85 of 151 Hotels in Edinburgh
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Reviewed September 7, 2013

To treat my partner as a surprise i booked The Scotsman. It was unbelievably amazing. Not one detail forgotten. From the moment we arrived (with a birthday card for my partner in our room) to the day we reluctantly had to go home we were given great service throughout. From the delicious breakfast in our room, cocktails in the bar, dinner in the dining room. Everything was truly magical. I couldn't have imagined anything better. Worth every penny, and certainly not over-priced for such amazing food and service.

  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 7, 2013

From the moment we arrived, we could not have been made more welcome. The staff were extremely helpful and efficient. The rooms are a good size and full of character. The location is ideal as it is within walking distance of Edinburgh Waverley train station and most central locations. For a relaxing trip to Edinburgh, this hotel is perfect.

  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed September 6, 2013

We stayed at the scotsman hotel for two nights, a year ago. And its still, what we remember as one of the best parts of our trip to Scotland.

We had a suite, where you had a livingroom on one floor, and the bedroom was one floor up, it was as far up as you could get in the hotel, which gave us a fabulous view, over Edinburgh.

It was one of those hotels where everything was just nice, the restaurant was good, and the spa / wellness area is recommendable as well. And they had complementary Whisky, which was awesome. The staff was very helpful and friendly.

Its ultra central, so most of the attractions on the royal mile can be reached within 10-15 minuttes on foot.

So while been the most expensive hotel I have ever stayed at, it was worth every Pound we payed. Also we booked very late, so only few rooms where available in Edinburgh at the time, and they where all expensive.

When we eventually come back to Edinburgh, the Scotsman will be our hotel of choice.

  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 3, 2013

Fantastic location for both old and new town of Edinburgh. Beautiful old newspaper building. Room was large by European standards. Staff was very efficient. The Spa for a massage the morning after our overnight trip was wonderful! Can't go wrong with a stay at the Scotsman.

  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 3, 2013

We just recently stayed at the Scotsman Hotel in Edinburgh based on a friend's recommendation. We just could not believe the attention to service and quality of the staff. Simply unbelievable. it seems that they could and did read our minds.

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  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 1, 2013 via mobile

Wonderful place with excellent service. Rooms are a bit worn but in a good way. Dining room is beautiful. The marble staircase is spectacular. Walking distance to everything. Would return and highly recommend.

  • Stayed: August 2013
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Reviewed August 31, 2013

Really disappointed with this hotel. We received an "upgraded room" which had no hot water, no water pressure and no air conditioning! Not what I would call 5 star. The hotel was noisy and I have stayed in better 3 star accommodation! Only good point is the location which is Great - it is right on the royal mile. Otherwise I would say this is bad value for money and I would think you could get better elsewhere

Stayed: August 2013
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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
#45 Family Hotel in Edinburgh
#45 Luxury Hotel in Edinburgh
#48 Business Hotel in Edinburgh
Price Range: $131 - $428 (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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