My wife and I stayed for 3 nights and have mixed feelings. For 5 stars I expect no (and I mean none) problems. On arrival the minibar was not plugged in therefore all the contents were warm. Even when it was it didn't work properly. One of the bath robes was hidden in the wardrobe, and was too small for me. The worst probelm was the shower (avoid room 809). It was very hot all the time with no cold water flow. Even after complaining to the manager this made no difference. He sent up a bottle of champagne and claimed it was fixed, but I would rather have had a shower we could use. For 5 stars this was not good enough, and a major source of irritation when paying so much money.
On the plus side the food in both the brasserie and the expensive restaurant was very good. Staff were generally courteous and polite.
Without the unsolved shower problem I would have given it a good rating. I doubt I would 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