A really pleasant, welcoming stay at this hotel. Due to some complicated arrangements, we needed to leave our bag the day before and they were happy to accommodate us. When we did arrive, our bag was already in our room. Whilst this is something you would expect from a 5 star hotel, it isn't something one can guarantee.
Anyway, gorgeous room, extraordinarily comfortable bed and all the little extras you could hope for, such as quality tea and coffee with a filter coffee machine, and fresh milk rather than awful UHT that is prevalent elsewhere. Very well appointed bathroom with a huge array of Cowshed products. The staff were all very friendly, and not at all snooty.
Breakfast was fantastic, as other people have mentioned, the continental breakfast buffet was beautiful. Additional things that made a difference for me were that all dishes on the full breakfast menu were included - none of them had supplements, which again, I found a welcome change.
So, not cheap, but at £149 for 2 including breakfast, it was a lovely treat and I'd rather pay this amount for a wonderful experience than save £20 or £30 and stay in a dump - something that is very easily done in Edinburgh - and I speak from bitter experience.
- 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