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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I often stop here after work for a glass of wine and the staff without exception are welcoming, friendly and knowledgable. I would like to give a special mention to Danai from Greece who gave me some tips for my next holiday,and also to Bryan (not sure of the spelling sorry!) who always gives me a warm welcome every time... More 

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Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The location is fantastic, especially if you are traveling by train. Staff was very helpful. Lots of restaurants within walking distance. Not far from the Royal Mile and the Edinburgh Castle. Definitely recommend staying here.

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Shropshire
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We had an excellent 2 night stay, a beautiful room with magnificent views of the city. All the staff we encountered went out of their way to make our stay very enjoyable even provided a complimentary drink in the bar whilst we waited for the lift to be reset after the fire alarm had been triggered. I would highly recommend... More 

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Dunfermline, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We stayed for one night & were upgraded to a lovely suite, spotlessly clean & very comfortable with everything we needed. Sure the carpets were slightly worn in places but we were more interested in the fantastic view! All the staff we encountered were charming & helpful. We didn't eat here so cant comment on the food, next time.The whisky... More 

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BATH
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We visited this Hotel for 3 nights and I must say it was a really lovely place. The rooms were too a very high standard very clean and tidy. We only stayed for a few nights but would have no hesitation to stay again. The Breakfast was very tasty and plentiful. In all a great place to stay when in... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I've stayed at the Scotsman a few times since it first opened. The location is convenient and the main building historic and appealing but the hotel these days doesn't really live up to expectations. The decor in the public areas and in the rooms is getting rather shabby and some of the quirky design features (eg the counterbalanced tray for... More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We arrived for the winter graduation at UofE with a few days extra. The Scotsman was a wonderful addition to our visit to Scotland. The location was ideal for everything - walking around the city was perfect even in the November chill. The service was excellent and fast, the room was just right and the spa had everything a traveler... More 

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TheScotsmanEdinburgh, Manager at The Scotsman Hotel, responded to this review

Dear David N, We thank you for choosing to stay with us at The Scotsman and for sharing your wonderful feedback. We are delighted to read that you had such a magnificent experience. We thank you for your recommendation to our future guests and hope it will not be too long before we get to welcome you back again for... More 

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

Have a great stay any time I visit Edinburgh. Health suite has everything you need and more, all spa treatments luxurious yet reasonably priced, only query is the pool could be bigger as only about 3 adults swimming lengths can fit in. All in all, the staff are more than helpful and rooms are always clean.

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TheScotsmanEdinburgh, Manager at The Scotsman Hotel, responded to this review

Dear uktravels2016, Thank you very much for taking the time to review your recent stay with us at The Scotsman Hotel.. I am delighted to hear that we were able to meet your expectations, especially with regards to the room and the service provided by my colleagues. It was a pleasure to have you as our guest and we sincerely... More 

London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful building. Great location. Very friendly, helpful staff. Had steak in the brasserie, champagne in the bar and porridge made with salt is highly recommended for breakfast. Ivor, Mariella, girls on reception and bar staff never stopped smiling. They were helpful, friendly and had a way of connecting with the guests. It was cold, middle of the week and our... More 

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TheScotsmanEdinburgh, Manager at The Scotsman Hotel, responded to this review

Dear safado1, We are truly heartened by your incredible comments following your recent stay with us at The Scotsman The entire team and Ivor and Mariella especially are absolutely delighted with your compliments and serves as a wonderful reward for the hard work the team put in everyday, ensuring that every guest and customer is looked after. We are most... More 

Eksjo, Sweden
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Location is still excellent but I guess the rest has been on a downward path for a while. We got an upgrade to a suit with a very fine view. However, much was in bad condition, the lightning could not be adjusted in a reasonable way, It was very cold in the sitting room due to drafty windows. These windows... More 

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TheScotsmanEdinburgh, Manager at The Scotsman Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Andreas G, Thank you for sharing your impressions following your stay at The Scotsman Hotel. Having read your comments, I am sorry to learn that your overall experience did not meet with your expectations and you left feeling disappointed with some aspects of your stay, particularly your accommodation. Thank you once again for taking the trouble to write a... More 

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Staying in Old Town

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Old Town
Few Edinburghers live in the Old Town, but its labyrinth of dank alleys and steep streets suggests this was not always the case. Today, it’s mostly visitors, tartan-flavoured souvenir shops, and pipers that you’ll find on its cobbled streets. This is the place to get a feel for Auld Reekie (Old Smelly), as the town was once nicknamed, and stroll the Royal Mile, the thoroughfare that links the castle with the royal palace – two of Edinburgh’s great set-piece attractions. But there’s lots more exploring to do here down dozens of little alleys, or wynds, while at night the city’s busiest clubs erupt along the Cowgate which is closed to traffic for this purpose.
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  • Pool
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  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Room Service
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Scotsman Hotel, resides within the former Scotsman Newspaper building. Originally built in 1905, this majestic building was designed to dominate the Edinburgh skyline and features incredible views of the city´s most famous landmarks. In 2001 the building was transformed into The Scotsman Hotel with careful attention towards preserving the magnificent Italian marble staircase, stunning oak panelling, imposing marble pillars and ornate ceilings.Originally the reception room of the newspaper, our North Bridge Bar and Brasserie features the original oak panelling, a hand carved wooden balcony and imposing marble pillars. The seating area is split into two levels with the balcony offering quieter, intimate seating, with a birds-eye-view below to the buzzing main restaurant and cocktail bar.The newspaper held its giant printing presses in the lower ground floor. The press room now houses our Scotsman Health Club and Spa with a vast state of the art gym. Popular with locals and hotel guests alike. Facilities include a steel swimming pool, steam and sauna, tropicarium, 60-station gym, spa treatment rooms and a relaxation suite.With no two alike, our 69 rooms and suites each have their own quirky features including curved corner window bays with breathtaking views and marble bathrooms and as a guest at The luxury 5 star Scotsman you will enjoy free Wi-Fi access and a complimentary Scotsman Newspaper. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Scotsman Hotel

Address: 20 North Bridge, Edinburgh EH1 1YT, Scotland
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Edinburgh > Old Town
Price Range: $227 - $584 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — The Scotsman Hotel 5*
Number of rooms: 69
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Also Known As:
The Scotsman Hotel Edinburgh, Scotland
Scotsman Hotel Edinburgh
Hotel Style:
#11 Spa Hotel in Edinburgh
#23 Romantic Hotel in Edinburgh
#45 Family Hotel in Edinburgh
#46 Luxury Hotel in Edinburgh
#48 Business Hotel in Edinburgh
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