My wife & I stayed here recently on vacation (yes, we're a couple of Americans). The location is great, a block from the Royal Mile and with a lift puts you across the street from Waverley Station, making it a nice base for day trips. We arrived after an overnight flight and they were able to get us into our room early, which was much appreciated.
The rooms are spacious with ample storage and the usual amenities: iron, hair dryer, mini bar, etc. the bathrooms have rain showers. The light switches are interesting--plain metal toggles. There is a Do Not Disturb light instead of a door tag; I inadvertently left it on one day but the housekeeping staff serviced the room that evening when the did the turn-down. We had two small quibbles. This being Edinburgh, there is no air conditioning so we had to keep the window open most of the time to keep the room from getting stuffy. A ceiling fan would help a lot. And the Scotsman shares a delusion with many UK hotels that two twin beds clamped together constitute a king sized bed. That of course leaves a valley in the middle. The beds are short, as well; if you are over six feet tall expect to sleep with your feet hanging off he end.
The concierge service is excellent. We asked for a last minute reservation at a small restaurant. Although he was unable to get us in there, the concierge recommended a lesser known spot that probably suited our tastes better than our original choice.
Overall a very good experience and we would definitely stay there 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