We stayed here on a Sat night for a night without the kids break! First of all the location of the hotel is great, just off the Royal Mile.
Check in was quick and easy.
I wasn't blown away with my first impression of the room. It was ok but nothing special. We had a deluxe room but only a double bed in it. There was ample enough space for a king size bed which I would have thought is standard in a 5 star hotel. The mini bar was also just plonked in the room almost as an after thought. The bed however was very comfortable. Also whoever thought that the 'cathedral window' shaped mirrors in the room looked good needs shot!!
My only other gripe would be the sink in the bathroom. There is not much space to put your toiletries as the sink unit was do small.
The shower however was first class. Great water pressure and decent enough shower gel/shampoo.
I had a couple of hours to kill as my wife was shopping so I went down to the bar. The lager selection was great and the view from the bar stool looking out onto Carlton hill was excellent.
The breakfast in the morning was ok with plenty of selections.
The staff throughout the hotel were great and friendly.
In conclusion whilst the Scotsman is not as good as the Balmoral along the road it is a decent hotel in a great location and its also slightly cheaper than the Balmoral. I would have no problems with staying here again.
- 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