We stayed here for 3 nights recently and thoroughly enjoyed our stay in Edinburgh, the location of the hotel adding to our enjoyment.
The hotel itself is quite stunning from the outside and indoors does not disappoint in the public areas with the food being especially good.
The real feather in this establishments crown is however the staff. Every single member of staff was courteous and professional in every single aspect, they truly made our stay memorable, nothing was too much trouble and everything handled in an impeccable manner.
The pool and spa sections were wonderful, and again the staff here were very kind and polite.
I would however say that given the price-tag attached to the hotel some aspects did disappoint a little. The TV in the room was missing many channels such as Sky Sports 1 and Sky Sports news as well as quite a few others. Many other guests told me the same thing about their TV channels too so this was not just a case of my room being the odd one out. Also, given the rating of the hotel, the toiletries were not of a very high standard and I have never stayed in any hotel, of any rating, that did not have a shower cap or shoe shine cloth for it's guests usage. Very strange, as was the fact that the bathroom did not have a toilet brush. I also have to say that I found the bath very small making showering rather tricky especially as someone had seen fit to place a rack in the bath area that made turning around a lesson in contortionism if you didn't want to damage your elbows on the metal rack. I would also suggest that a thermostat be placed on the piping connecting the shower to the water supply as the hot water does run very hot and there is a subsequent scalding risk.
If all this sounds negative, it isn't meant to be. The hotel is first class in all respects, it is just that one pays a significant amount such as is charged here, one does expect certain standards in all areas.
All in all we thoroughly enjoyed our stay here and would recommend it without reservation, I just hope the management can take on board a little constructive criticism that is well meant.
- 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