I stayed here on NYE 2012/2013 for 3 nights. Fantastic hotel! it was a birthday treat for me and a treat it was! Deserves every one of its 5 stars.
A beautiful building and classic original interior matched with modern design features looks great.
The location couldn't be better, the Royal Mile on one hand for the older part of the city and Princess Street the other side of the bridge for shopping.
The hotel has a fantastic spa which we used, a cinema (which we didn't) and a number of other amenities, all top class.
We ate in the restaurant on one evening and the food was outstanding. Great local produce which reflected the hotel itself, old classics with modern twists. The restaurant also has a well stocked bar with a great wine menu, we had a couple of cocktails which were great.
It's worth mentioning the staff were great too, helpful, friendly and knowledgeable of the city!
The hotel is by no means cheap (especially at new year) but I would say worth every penny and worth all of its 5 stars.
I would add that the Hogmany (NYE) was great but it is incredibly crowded on Princess Street and many of the other areas. My advice would be to find somewhere away from the crowds where you can still see the fireworks at the castle. You will spend hours queueing for the toilet/drinks/food which takes away the enjoyment of the NYE celebration itself.
- 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
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