I think that on the whole, The Scotsman provides most things that a five star hotel should, and at quite a reasonable price. We had a week here and for the most part enjoyed our stay. The spa facilities were good, if not exceptional, and the gym was fitted out superbly. Both of us had a massage and all was very relaxing and professional. The pool/jacuzzi/sauna area wasn't as peaceful as it could have been due to a continuous supply of screaming children, and so didn't use it perhaps as much as we would have liked to. We didn't use the brasserie as we like to eat out, but it doesn't look very inviting anyway...very cold atmosphere to it. Desk service was excellent. We asked for some more coathangers and a vase for some flowers that we had been given, were assured that it would be attended to, but alas never received either. The superior room was very nice and clean, although not very 'superior' in size. The wardrobe could do with being big enough for two peoples clothes, especially if staying for a week. £18.00 for one days wi-fi, when most cheap cafes offer it for free without going bankrupt. Location is excellent. Had room service once, were told it would be 30 minutes and as we were going to be 'otherwise engaged', chose the option to have it delivered in special privacy hatch......it arrived an hour later and via a porter knocking on our door and interrupting us...bit of a pain that one! Food was good though. Lounge is unusable as a lounge.....more like an arts exhibition. Complimentary fruit same all week and even some of the pears started to go black...your five star guys so spend the £3.00 to keep them fresh.
On the whole I would say that the hotel is perhaps more like a 4 star. Most things are ok, but guys, unless you want The Balmoral to take all of your future custom, then you need to up your game quite a bit.
- 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