We were awoken around midnight by heavy, base-pounding techno music permeating the very walls of our executive room. When we called reception at 1:00 am, we were told that "the club" would not close until 3:00 am. We later found out from two Edinburgh police constables that there is an independent club in the lower floors of the hotel building, over which the hotel has no apparent control. The hotel's staff, including its general manager, apparently prefer to deny the existence of this night club and simply refer to the booming techno music heard in the hotels' rooms as "city noise"! Unbelievable!
The housekeeping staff was slow and, despite an absence of over four hours, our room had not been made up. We had to leave the room and forego our planned afternoon nap. Upon escaping to the Brasserie, we were ignored by the waiting staff for a considerable time before insisting someone take our order.
An extremely disappointing stay, further exasperated by the staff's denials of the hotel's (not the city's) noise pollution problem.
- 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