Had a fantastic stay at the Scotsman Hotel, Edinburgh. We actually arrived here by fluke as the Thistle, Edinburgh had over-booked us. From the moment we arrived at the Scotsman the friendly and efficient staff made our stay special, offering to book theatre tickets and taking our bags up to the room which was ready on arrival at 2.00pm.
After departing the lift, we were taken through a maze of corridors and doorways, arriving at our room on the 2nd floor. The bell boy familiarized us with how to operate the mood lighting, also explained internet access was extra and DVD's could be requested from reception. We had a beautiful deluxe room, very spacious indeed with all the 5 star luxuries, bathrobes, slippers, handcream, hair and bath products. Our view looked over Waverley Station to the Balmoral Hotel and Princess Street Gardens, beautiful at night. We didn't hear a sound from Waverley Station directly across the road thanks to the interior double glazing.
We also had complementary use of the Escape Health & Fitness
Club, with a 16 metre stainless steel pool, a multitude of exercise equipment, a coffee shop and treatments at an extra cost. Staff there were also very friendly and helpful. It's abit of a fiddle trying to find it on level 1, but a friendly member of staff directed us.
After a brilliant night out at the Playhouse we returned to our room, where staff had lowered the lighting and turned down our bedsheets. I thought this was amazing and delightful, adding to the perfect experience. We've stayed 5 star before, but without the extras.
At breakfast in the Brasserie the next morning we had an amazing choice. Full Scottish or continental which included a variety of cereals, cold meats, cheeses, wafer thin salmon, fruit salad, rolls, croissants juice and yoghurt. Breakfast staff were very attentive.
We paid £108.67 for one night, but for Thistle Hotel rates on the internet. What an amazing experience at the Scotsman Hotel, we'd recommend it to anyone. It renewed our faith in hotel breaks, after one or two bleak experiences else where. Well done The Scotsman and Edinburgh for it's charm, vibrancy and culture.
- 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. Concierge service is available at The Scotsman Hotel to help you make the most of the city during your stay, simply let our knowledgeable team know if we can assist in any way and take the hassle out of planning your time in Edinburgh. 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