Fabulous

4.2 /5

Score from 1555 reviews

Rating summary

Cleanliness

4.2

Comfort

4.6

Facilities

4.4

Staff

4.6

Free WiFi

4.5

Parking

4.5

Overall room rating

Junior Suite

4.4
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The Scotsman Hotel

  • 20 North Bridge, EH1 1TR Edinburgh, United Kingdom - View on map
4.2 /5
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Hotel themes – The Scotsman Hotel

  • ✓ Design
  • ✓ City trip
  • ✓ Romance / honeymoon
  • ✓ Gourmet
  • ✓ Castle
  • ✓ Shopping
  • ✓ Spa / relaxation
  • ✓ Luxury

Quick description

Overlooking Edinburgh Castle and Waverley Station, the 4-star Scotsman Hotel was originally built in 1905. This majestic, listed building was once The Scotsman newspaper.

Each unique room and suite at the Scotsman Hotel boasts individual features, including curved corner window bays with scenic views of the city and a marble-tiled en suite bathroom. Guests can enjoy luxury Egyptian cotton linen, free Wi-Fi, free Scotsman Newspaper, and a privacy hatch for 24-hour room service.

Situated a 1-minute walk from the Royal Mile and Princes Street, this hotel offers discounted parking, available at Edinburgh Waverley Station car park (long stay) on New Street, 5-10 minutes' walk away.

Rooms: 70

Important information

Please note, from Tuesday 7 March 2017 The Scotsman Hotel will have no spa facilities, swimming pool or restaurant available.

At check-in, your credit card will be preauthorised for the full amount, plus a deposit to cover possible extra charges. Your card will then be charged at check-out for the correct cost of your stay.

If you do not have a valid payment card, full payment is required on arrival. You will also be asked to pay a GBP 200 security deposit in cash.

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Junior Suite

Food & Drink

Electric kettle, Minibar

Bathroom

Free toiletries, Bathrobe, Toilet, Hairdryer, Bathroom, Toilet paper, Bath or Shower, Slippers

Room Amenities

Desk, Ironing Facilities, Heating, Trouser Press, Seating Area, Safety Deposit Box

Media/Technology

Laptop safe, Cable Channels, Pay-per-view Channels, Telephone, Flat-screen TV, TV

Services/Extras

Wake-up service, Towels

Each spacious suite has a separate dining/seating area and wonderful views. The luxury en suite bathroom features free toiletries, bathrobes, bath and shower.

Classic Double Room

Food & Drink

Minibar, Electric kettle

Bathroom

Toilet, Bath or Shower, Free toiletries, Hairdryer, Bathrobe, Bathroom, Toilet paper, Slippers

Room Amenities

Desk, Safety Deposit Box, Trouser Press, Ironing Facilities, Heating

Media/Technology

Pay-per-view Channels, Cable Channels, Telephone, Laptop safe, TV, Flat-screen TV

Services/Extras

Wake-up service, Towels

Features a minibar, satellite TV, and tea and coffee making facilities. Some rooms boast original features and have scenic views of the city.

Executive Double

Food & Drink

Minibar, Electric kettle

Bathroom

Slippers, Toilet paper, Bathrobe, Hairdryer, Bath or Shower, Free toiletries, Toilet, Bathroom

Room Amenities

Heating, Seating Area, Safety Deposit Box, Desk, Trouser Press, Ironing Facilities

Media/Technology

Pay-per-view Channels, Telephone, Cable Channels, TV, Flat-screen TV, Laptop safe

Services/Extras

Wake-up service, Towels

A bathroom with bathrobes and free toiletries, a TV with satellite channels, and free WiFi feature in this luxury room. Some of these rooms boast panoramic views of the city from Princes Street to the Firth of Forth.

Junior Suite Twin

Food & Drink

Minibar, Electric kettle

Bathroom

Bathrobe, Toilet, Bathroom, Hairdryer, Free toiletries, Bath or Shower, Slippers, Toilet paper

Room Amenities

Seating Area, Safety Deposit Box, Ironing Facilities, Heating, Desk, Trouser Press

Media/Technology

Pay-per-view Channels, Flat-screen TV, Laptop safe, Cable Channels, Telephone, TV

Services/Extras

Towels, Wake-up service

Each spacious suite has a separate dining/seating area and wonderful views. The luxury en suite bathroom features free toiletries, bathrobes, bath and shower.

Executive Twin Room

Food & Drink

Minibar, Electric kettle

Bathroom

Slippers, Bathrobe, Hairdryer, Toilet, Free toiletries, Bathroom, Bath or Shower, Toilet paper

Room Amenities

Desk, Heating, Ironing Facilities, Seating Area, Safety Deposit Box, Trouser Press

Media/Technology

TV, Cable Channels, Pay-per-view Channels, Telephone, Laptop safe, Flat-screen TV

Services/Extras

Towels, Wake-up service

A bathroom with bathrobes and free toiletries, a TV with satellite channels, and free WiFi feature in this luxury room. Some of these rooms boast panoramic views of the city from Princes Street to the Firth of Forth.

Superior Twin Room

Food & Drink

Electric kettle, Minibar

Bathroom

Bathrobe, Slippers, Bathroom, Bath or Shower, Hairdryer, Toilet, Toilet paper, Free toiletries

Room Amenities

Desk, Ironing Facilities, Heating, Safety Deposit Box, Trouser Press

Media/Technology

Cable Channels, Laptop safe, Pay-per-view Channels, Telephone, Flat-screen TV, TV

Services/Extras

Towels, Wake-up service

Superior Double Room

Food & Drink

Minibar, Electric kettle

Bathroom

Bathrobe, Toilet, Hairdryer, Toilet paper, Slippers, Free toiletries, Bathroom, Bath or Shower

Room Amenities

Trouser Press, Heating, Ironing Facilities, Safety Deposit Box, Desk

Media/Technology

Telephone, Cable Channels, Flat-screen TV, TV, Pay-per-view Channels, Laptop safe

Services/Extras

Towels, Wake-up service

After booking, all of the hotel’s details, including telephone and email address, are provided in the online booking confirmation, confirmation email.

Facilities of The Scotsman Hotel

Food & Drink

Breakfast in the room, Bar, Room service,

Front-desk/reception area services

Express check-in/check-out, Luggage storage, Newspapers, 24-hour front desk, Safety deposit box,

Miscellaneous

Heating, Bridal suite, Lift, Non-smoking rooms, VIP room facilities, Non-smoking throughout,

Cleaning services

Shoeshine, Trouser press, Laundry, Dry cleaning,

Business facilities

Fax/photocopying,

Internet

Free WiFi! WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.

Parking

Public parking is possible at a location nearby (reservation is not needed) and charges are applicable.

Policies of The Scotsman Hotel

Check-in

From 14:00 hours

Check-out

Until 11:00 hours

Children and extra beds

All children are welcome.
All children under 2 years stay free of charge when using existing beds.
All children under 2 years stay free of charge for children's cots/cribs.
All older children or adults are charged GBP 45 per person per night for extra beds.
The maximum number of extra beds/children's cots permitted in a room is 1.

Pets

Pets are not allowed.

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Contact methods

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Newest reviews for The Scotsman Hotel

    All reviews (26)   reviews in language: EN(26)
    J
    • Janet

    • Solo traveler
    • United Kingdom
    • Night life
    4.4 /5

    2012-10

    Extremely welcoming and helpful staff, this converted Victorian newspaper headquarters has great atmosphere and architecture. Our excellent November deal was enhanced with an upgrade to a suite upon arrival, which made our stay even more fantastic. All you expect from a 5* hotel, comfortable bed, good linen, great toiletries, well stocked minibar. Restaurant served quality dinner and breakfast, good choice. Location excellent, only 5 minutes walk from Airport Link Bus drop point at Waverley Bridge, and central for all city sights.Breakfast buffet used cheap ingredients e.g. bread rolls and oj.

    Helpful?

    yes

    Size

    4.0

    Convenience

    5.0

    decor

    5.0

    support / service

    3.0
    A
    • Alex

    • Group of friends
    • United Kingdom
    • Business trip
    4.6 /5

    2012-09

    I enjoyed the sense of history, the friendliness of the staff, and feeling at home, despite it being quite a 'grand' hotel. One touch for example, I was having a beer by myself in the bar/cafe, and one of the staff I asked if I would like a newspaper to keep me company. Exactly what encouraged me to enjoy a second beer and linger longer.

    Helpful?

    yes

    Size

    5.0

    Clean

    5.0

    decor

    5.0

    support / service

    4.0
    A
    • Alexander

    • Traveling as a couple / pair
    • Switzerland
    • Night life
    4.5 /5

    2012-09

    The location is good and I like the uniqueness of the building and its many different rooms. It has character and distrinction that so many hotels lack. The quality of staff and level of service which I have criticised in the past has improved greatly.Room too hot and very stuffy Had to open windows - therefore lots ofnoise Had to use Fan also very noisy Long wait for breakfast then notwhat we ordered

    Helpful?

    yes

    Size

    5.0

    Clean

    5.0

    Convenience

    3.0

    decor

    5.0
    J
    • Joseph

    • Family with older children
    • United Kingdom
    • Night life
    4.1 /5

    2012-09

    Big, comfortable rooms; quiet despite being in city centre.Heating too high, made it very uncomfortable to sleep, so had to open window, which then made it very noisy and did not get more than 5 hours sleep in a row.We came home shattered.

    Helpful?

    yes

    Clean

    5.0

    support / service

    5.0
    K
    • Kerry

    • Traveling as a couple / pair
    • United Kingdom
    • Sightseeing
    4.5 /5

    2012-07

    I enjoyed the buzzing night life surrounding the hotel . Fantastic place . Thank you ScotsmanSlow elevator service.

    Helpful?

    yes

    Clean

    4.0

    Convenience

    5.0

    decor

    4.0
    A
    • Andrew

    • Solo traveler
    • United Kingdom
    • Sightseeing
    3.9 /5

    2012-05

    The friendly attitude of every staff member stood out throughout our visit.The location of the hotel was perfect for a visit to Edinburgh and it looks quite impressive too. As for the quality of the food and service, first class. When the hotel found out our visit was for a special occasion we were offered a free upgrade on our room. The room was clean, quiet, spacious and comfortable. Was it a five star room? Probably not, but we had no complaints. We would definately return.The enterancewas too small for this hotel and full of sofa, one the other thing isthe staff that workiing in resturan was not too experience for served , that's it.

    Helpful?

    yes

    Size

    4.0

    Convenience

    3.0

    decor

    4.0

    support / service

    4.0
    M
    • Mark

    • Family with older children
    • United Kingdom
    • Holiday / leisure
    4.4 /5

    2012-02

    Location was great. Very clean delux room

    Helpful?

    yes

    Junior Suite

    Clean

    3.0

    support / service

    5.0
    M
    • Mark

    • Family with older children
    • United Kingdom
    • Night life
    4.6 /5

    2012-01

    Fantastic customer service, very good health and fitness facilities. A.Bit of Scottish luxury.Some might prefer a larger bar area.

    Helpful?

    yes

    Size

    5.0

    Clean

    5.0

    Convenience

    5.0

    support / service

    5.0
    L
    • Laura

    • Family with young children
    • United Kingdom
    • Sightseeing
    4.9 /5

    2011-11

    The room and the city view were absolutely stunning - shower and free-standing bath were amazing!

    Helpful?

    yes

    Convenience

    5.0

    decor

    5.0

    support / service

    5.0
    R
    • Ricardo

    • Family with young children
    • Brazil
    • Business trip
    4.6 /5

    2011-11

    It was very good stay there. The room was very large and confortable.

    Helpful?

    yes

    Size

    5.0

    Clean

    4.0

    Convenience

    5.0

    decor

    5.0

    support / service

    5.0
    A
    • Arthur

    • Traveling as a couple / pair
    • United Kingdom
    • Business trip
    4.9 /5

    2011-07

    Staff were exceptionally friendly and helpful.Very good location with most of the major sights within walking distance.The layout of the reception was somewhat awkward. That's the worst thing I can come up with about this hotel.

    Helpful?

    yes

    Convenience

    5.0
    A
    • Atefeh

    • Family with older children
    • United Kingdom
    • Night life
    4.8 /5

    2011-06

    I liked the location & the old building of hotel/)There is building work going on at Waverley Station during the night (not all through it). But for this noise is not an issue.

    Helpful?

    yes

    Size

    4.0

    Convenience

    5.0

    decor

    5.0
    E
    • Elizabeth

    • Mature couple
    • U.S.A.
    • Sightseeing
    4.8 /5

    2011-04

    I liked the friendliness of the staff and the luxury of staying in the Penthouse Suite.Cannot think of anything. Perhaps the cost was a tad high.

    Helpful?

    yes

    Size

    5.0

    Clean

    5.0

    Convenience

    5.0

    decor

    5.0

    support / service

    4.0
    D
    • Douglas

    • Family with young children
    • United Kingdom
    • Holiday / leisure
    4.2 /5

    2011-03

    The location was superb. The staff were very attentive and friendly. Wewent for our tenth anniversary and could not have been treated better.Wonderful hotelRoom was lovely although wasn't,t sure I would call it 'deluxe' !

    Helpful?

    yes

    K
    • Kathy

    • Family with older children
    • U.S.A.
    • Sightseeing
    4.6 /5

    2011-01

    The building is splendid and the location is excellent forexploring the city.My room was uncomfortably warm, even with the thermostat turned off. Iasked twice for help in making it more comfortable; a concierge promisedto have the towel warmer turned off, since it was very warm and mighthave contributed to the temperature, but it was never turned off. Iasked a second time and still nothing happened. I propped both windowsopen at night to make the room bearable to sleep, which lowered thetemperature but also made the room noisy and let in smoke fromindividuals who evidently stood beneath my room to smoke theircigarettes.

    Helpful?

    yes

    Clean

    4.0

    support / service

    5.0
    M
    • Michael

    • Family with young children
    • United Kingdom
    • Sightseeing
    4.5 /5

    2010-08

    Superb friendly staff, couldn't do enough for us, from very welcoming doorman to restaurant staff, all best service could have had, well done!Although trying to be attentive there were a few issues with staff notresponding to us, we had an issue with a cleaner spilling coffee allover our chair and floor and no one coming to deal with it, I also askedfor a coffee which never arrived. But because overall the staff were sonice it was easier to forgive them, just maybe the communication betweenthe different teams needs to be better

    Helpful?

    yes

    Size

    4.0

    decor

    5.0
    K
    • Katherine

    • Family with young children
    • United Kingdom
    • Night life
    4.5 /5

    2010-06

    Terrific locaravel for travellers by train, just two minutes walk toback door of hotel. Confortable room, very helpful staff. Excellentbreakfast. Baeutiful building. Very convenient for Princes Street.Complimentary whiskey on arrival!

    Helpful?

    yes

    Junior Suite

    R
    • Rachael

    • Traveling as a couple / pair
    • United Kingdom
    • Sightseeing
    4.6 /5

    2010-05

    Great staff and lovely breakfast.Room service sandwich was poor, bread had clearly been frozen. Room wasquite small, although well furnished.

    Helpful?

    yes

    Size

    5.0

    Clean

    5.0

    Convenience

    5.0

    decor

    5.0

    support / service

    4.0
    H
    • Helen

    • Mature couple
    • United Kingdom
    • Holiday / leisure
    4.8 /5

    2010-05

    Location was perfect, just off the Royal Mile. Staff were great and wewere given a free upgrade on arrival.The Scotsman Steps - smelt awful and had a resident drunk man!

    Helpful?

    yes

    decor

    5.0
    K
    • Kevin

    • Solo traveler
    • United Kingdom
    • Holiday / leisure
    4.5 /5

    2010-03

    The hotel staff were very friendly and welcoming and the hotel wasbeautiful. Also very much enjoyed the spa

    Helpful?

    yes

    Junior Suite

    Size

    4.0

    Clean

    4.0

    Convenience

    5.0

    support / service

    5.0
    A
    • Andrew

    • Family with older children
    • United Kingdom
    • Sightseeing
    4.6 /5

    2010-03

    Excellent service, great attention to detail and a superb location. I would thoroughly recommend this hotel.

    Helpful?

    yes

    Size

    5.0

    Clean

    5.0

    Convenience

    4.0

    decor

    4.0

    support / service

    5.0
    l
    • Lonidas

    • Family with older children
    • Night life
    3.9 /5

    2012-01

    In the case of this evaluation, no opinion is left.

    Helpful?

    yes

    support / service

    4.0
    k
    • Koster

    • Traveling as a couple / pair
    • Night life
    4.3 /5

    2011-10

    In the case of this evaluation, no opinion is left.

    Helpful?

    yes

    Junior Suite

    support / service

    4.0
    b
    • Baribeau

    • Traveling as a couple / pair
    • Los Angeles
    • Holiday / leisure
    4.5 /5

    2011-09

    In the case of this evaluation, no opinion is left.

    Helpful?

    yes

    Convenience

    5.0

    decor

    5.0

    support / service

    5.0
    c
    • Chennett

    • Traveling as a couple / pair
    • Holiday / leisure
    4.2 /5

    2010-10

    In the case of this evaluation, no opinion is left.

    Helpful?

    yes

    Convenience

    4.0

    decor

    4.0

    support / service

    5.0
    c
    • Cindi

    • Group of friends
    • Night life
    4.8 /5

    2010-07

    In the case of this evaluation, no opinion is left.

    Helpful?

    yes

    Size

    5.0

    Clean

    5.0

    support / service

    5.0

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General

Parking
WiFi available in all areas

Food & Drink

Room service
Bar
Breakfast in the room

Front-desk/reception area services

24-hour front desk
Newspapers
Express check-in/check-out
Safety deposit box
Luggage storage

Cleaning services

Laundry
Dry cleaning
Shoeshine
Trouser press

Services

Internet services
WiFi
Free WiFi

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