My husband and I had a 2 night stay at the Scotsman. We had already stayed at one of their sister hotels, The Glasshouse, which is just around the corner, and very much enjoyed the stay, but thought we'd "upgrade" slightly.
We arrived at 12.30pm and was told our room wasn't ready, but if we left a contact number they'd call us when it was, so we went off for some dinner and by 3pm we hadn't had a call so we called back to the hotel to find the room ready!!!
First thing we noticed was how hot the room was, it was unbearable to be honest and the room was very small with only a double bed, you would normally have a king size in a 5 star room , The Glasshouse rooms and bed were huge in comparison.
We turned the thermostat down, the radiators off and had to open the windows when we went to bed, but could only open it about 6 inches. We left the curtains open, but we got no sleep at all because of the main road outside, which a huge amount of ambulances keep using and the drunks leaving the pubs as late as 3am screaming and shouting!!! There is a fan provided but is as as useful as a chocolate fire guard.
The next day we left the windows open all day to keep the temperature down and then shut them at the last minute before going to bed, we then set the fan up at the foot of the bed, in the hope we may get some sleep by cutting out the noise, but the bed was uncomfortable and it was still too hot.
There must be some other form of heating getting into the room.
Apart from the room issue, we found the staff to be very helpful and professional and the rooms were clean. We did not have breakfast as we are not paying the sort of money they want and considering the cost of the rooms, breakfast should actually be included, but considering the great location of the hotel there are plenty of places to get breakfast within a 5 minute walk.
- 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