This hotel had great first impressions. The staff were efficient, friendly and approachable, and Nick the concierge was exceptional and advised us about our trip to visit the Pandas at the zoo. The social areas were fairly impressive both in decor and furnishings, within this beautiful old building. The room was large but I'm unsure if it reached the 5 star standard to be honest. The carpet was wrinkled and slightly shabby looking. Having said that, the view was awesome, looking towards Princes Street in one direction and the bridge in the other. Some nice touches though and well equipped, with practical items such as nail files (which was handy as I broke a perfectly manicured nail!) Finding the leisure facilities was a bit of a challenge and once I got there it was a bit on the dark side, conducive to relaxation I guess, but slightly risky with so much water about. It was a bit over priced, considering that we were expected to pay extra for breakfast. Also, I bought a souvenir crossword mug for my mother at a steep price, only for it to crack after a few uses. Not sure if I'd return, given that I've stayed in some hotels which are just as special but much cheaper.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- The Scotsman Hotel Edinburgh, Scotland
- Scotsman Hotel Edinburgh