Overall was very pleased with my stay.
Great concierge staff. Consistently helpful, friendly, knowledgeable. I ask alot of questions, and they never made me feel that I was imposing or being annoying.
Large towels in bathroom--so many hotels--even nice ones--have skimpy towels. These were excellent.
Large gym on the premises, with classes too (though I didn't take any). It's quite a maze finding it, but worth it.
Complimentary bottle of water nightly
Location can't be beat
No makeup mirror. This is a pet peeve of mine. I don't understand how top hotels ignore this; it's a necessity for women, and probably some men too.
Lighting in room was poor. At night, half the room was barely lit, as there is no overhead lighting. Lamps were fine for targeted lighting, but overall room was inadequate. Contrast with bathroom lighting which was excellent.
Shower. Great shower, but....the shower head is above, and the controls are at the back, so you have to get hit with water when you first turn it on. This may not be the case in all rooms, but it was in mine. Quite annoying.
Would I stay here again? 50/50. If I could get a good deal at another top hotel, I'd take it. If not, I'd probably return.
- 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