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long island, ny
Reviewed yesterday NEW

The hotel is lovely! The staff were very helpful and accommodating; even replying promptly to my emails prior to my stay. We arrived early(hours prior to our check in time) and the cleaning staff were notified to put our room on a priority so we could get in early...and we did! It was wonderful to have time to rest after...

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Reviewed 6 days ago NEWvia mobile

Lovely hotel, basic room was absolutely massive, lovely bed too. Pleasant staff and quite a good location. Loved the extras in the room such as the monopoly themed table! Breakfast was also really good. Would definitely recommend.

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64manager, General Manager at The Scotsman Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Ashleigh F, Thank you for a great review. We are glad to understand that you enjoyed your stay with us. We take pride in our products and services. Thank you for recommending us. We look forward to serving you in near future. Kind Regards Kannan Nair General Manager.

Salmiyah, Kuwait
Reviewed 6 days ago NEWvia mobile

Fantastic experience in a great city. The room was spacious, staff helpful & courteous. The highlight of our stay was a real quality breakfast. Mr.Nair, the GM was friendly & a great host. Thanks to the team for a memorable stay. Jose Joseph & family Kuwait

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64manager, General Manager at The Scotsman Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Mr Jose Joseph and Family, Great to hear from you. We are glad to understand you enjoyed your stay with us. Please let me know of your next visit and I will be more than happy to look after you personally. Kindest Regards Kannan Nair General Manager

Oslo, Oslo, Norway
Reviewed 1 week ago

Elderly centrally located hotel with friendly staff. Large room, decently quiet.The breakfast buffet was nice and the room which breakfast was served in quite grand. This room is also the lunch, dinner and late night drink place. Very short walk to the Castle. Approx 200 m to "The mile" and the dame to the centralstation. Add 100m and you are...

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64manager, General Manager at The Scotsman Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Magnus K, Thank you for a great review. We are glad to know that you enjoyed your stay with us. Please let us know of your next visit to us and I am more than happy to look after you personally. Kind Regards Kannan Nair General Manager

Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 1 week ago

When I stay at a 4-5 star hotel I expect the rooms to be of the same category. The hotel location is amazing in terms of being so close to the shopping and action. The staff especially an honourable mention to the General Manager Kannan Nair offered excellent customer service and care and the breakfast was outstanding but where this...

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64manager, General Manager at The Scotsman Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Hindy1, I was great to hear from you. Thank you for your feedback. As you know, we are now under new management and we are in the process of upgrading the rooms and promise to make a difference to your next visit to us. I am glad to understand that you were happy with my service. Please let me...

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

I booked this hotel as a special treat for myself and have to say I won't be returning. On booking I thought I had a superior room which sadly I realised before I arrived that I hadn't. I contacted hotel voicing my disappointed and asked if I could have an upgrade ( Wednesday evening) I was advised that I could...

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64manager, General Manager at The Scotsman Hotel, responded to this review

Dear lauraburnett562016, Thank you for your valuable feedback. We respect your comments. As a historic building, our rooms are different shapes and sizes. I am sorry to understand our rooms weren't up to your expectation. We are committed to improve our guest expectations. I can also confirm that all the rooms have white company toiletries. It was just the change...

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I visited the hotel last weekend and I have to say how disappointed I was with my stay. My partner and I arrived with heavy bags and waited to check in. The lobby was nicely decorated, but was completely spoilt by ugly electric heaters and fans standing on the floor, and by lots of visible wires next to the porter's...

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64manager, General Manager at The Scotsman Hotel, responded to this review

Dear LR198, Thank you for your feedback. We are sorry to understand your disappointment. Our General Manager has replied to your email complaint. We have taken your comments seriously and we are committed to work hard to improve on them. Our sincere apologies for the inconvenience caused. Should you wish to discuss further, please do not hesitate to get in...

Wheaton, Illinois, United States
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I stayed at the Scotsman for work for a couple of nights and would highly recommend this hotel. If you are tired of staying in traditional hotels, this quaint, older hotel is great and still has all the amenities. It was a nice touch having the arrive Scotch in the room and the rooms were wonderfully furnished. Looking forward to...

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64manager, General Manager at The Scotsman Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Brian G, Thank you for a great review. We are delighted to understand that you enjoyed your time with us. Our sincere thank you for sharing your views. Please let us know your next visit to us and we will be more than happy to look after you personally. Kind Regards, Kannan Nair- General Manager

Stirling, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Perfect Cosmo and Negroni served up by a consummate professional bartender in a great setting. Why isn't this place heaving? A wonderful gem of an hotel: enough old world class to satisfy most of us snobs :-) but has a warm, friendly, modern edge.

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64manager, General Manager at The Scotsman Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Rory C, It was pleasure to hear from you. We are delighted to know you enjoyed our products and services. Looking forward to seeing you soon. Kind Regards, Kannan Nair- General Manager

Aberdeen
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

From the outside a beautiful grand old building in the center of one of the best cities in the world. Lots of marble and oak paneling makes the interior look rather grand BUT - Nondescript entrance set off the road and not easy to find unless the "sometimes there" grey top hatted concierge is there. - Reception understaffed - I...

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64manager, General Manager at The Scotsman Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Ian P, Thank you for your review. We are sorry to understand your disappointment during your stay. Your comments have been taken seriously and we promise to improve on your next visit. Please let us know if you change your mind to stay with us. We would like to put things right for you. Our sincere apologies for the...

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Old Town
Few Edinburghers live in the Old Town, but its labyrinth of dank alleys and steep streets suggests this was not always the case. Today, it’s mostly visitors, tartan-flavoured souvenir shops, and pipers that you’ll find on its cobbled streets. This is the place to get a feel for Auld Reekie (Old Smelly), as the town was once nicknamed, and stroll the Royal Mile, the thoroughfare that links the castle with the royal palace – two of Edinburgh’s great set-piece attractions. But there’s lots more exploring to do here down dozens of little alleys, or wynds, while at night the city’s busiest clubs erupt along the Cowgate which is closed to traffic for this purpose.
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  • Room Service
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Wheelchair access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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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. Concierge service is available at The Scotsman Hotel to help you make the most of the city during your stay, simply let our knowledgeable team know if we can assist in any way and take the hassle out of planning your time in Edinburgh. 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 

Additional Information about The Scotsman Hotel

Address: 20 North Bridge, Edinburgh EH1 1YT, Scotland
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Edinburgh > Old Town
Price Range: £127 - £416 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — The Scotsman Hotel 5*
Number of rooms: 69
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Also Known As:
The Scotsman Hotel Edinburgh, Scotland
Scotsman Hotel Edinburgh
Hotel Style:
#23 Romantic Hotel in Edinburgh
#45 Family Hotel in Edinburgh
#47 Luxury Hotel in Edinburgh
#48 Business Hotel in Edinburgh
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