The Scotsman had been recommended to us but we found it disappointing and expensive. The room was smallish (for the price) and there are no public rooms except for one rather bare small lounge which during our stay was being set up for conference use. The bedroom was too hot and had no heating or A/C controls which worked, and despite secondary double glazing the noise from Waverley Station during the night was unacceptable - heavy diesels and loud public address announcements. In truth the building is not suitable for a hotel, with claustrophobic and confusing narrow dark corridors and no "open" space. The hotel has one restaurant, hideously expensive for Edinburgh, and empty, which we did not try, no bar as such, and a public brasserie opening onto the street which is attractive, but with prices which would look steep in Mayfair. It was also difficult at times to find a free table there. The staff were polite but uninspired.
- 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