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Glasgow, United Kingdom
Reviewed yesterday NEWvia mobile

This is a stunning hotel which is centrally located. The room we were allocated was beautiful with a large bay window offering a fantastic view of the city. The bathroom was perhaps not as refined as the room but it was still more than acceptable. The only disappointment was the breakfast. I did not expect an establishment such as this...

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We were upgraded to a suite on arrival because of my Girlfriends Birthday. The room was lovely and the staff were very accommodating from the minute we walked in. As for the location, you really don't get much better. The Spa and pool were also very nice, clean and perfect for a relaxing break. It did close early on Sunday...

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Dublin, Ireland
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I booked the Scotsman Hotel on the bases of using the pool and SPA facilities. When I booked the hotel the pool facilities were advertised as being available to all residents, this however was not the case. Two weeks before arriving I emailed the hotel to get a list of SPA treatments and the mailed me back saying the pool...

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1Thank 70niamhb
Reviewed 3 days ago NEWvia mobile

A lovely hotel. We had a suite and the room was very big yet cosy too. We were only staying the one night but it was well worth it. The privacy hatch was a very good idea and the views from the room were stunning. Would recommend and would stay again. The place oozes class.

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Leicester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Booked via Expedia a luxury double room, twin beds. On arrival was given room with double bed. Not great as was returning my daughter to uni, she was ill and wanted a good nights sleep. I didn't want to catch what she had and would have preferred to keep a bit of a distance. The staff were unhelpful, stating that...

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Minehead, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 days ago NEWvia mobile

We managed to book this hotel on a secret escapes deal, extended our trip by an extra night with hotel at same deal. Superb location just off of Royal Mile and Princes Street. Were upgraded to suite as our key didn't work, result! Porters all very friendly and helpful, breakfast was great. Pool with full spa which was lovely treat...

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Greenock, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 days ago NEWvia mobile

The hotel was lovely with lots of character, we stayed in a junior suit as there were 3 adults and we wanted to be together. The room looked on to North Bridge which was very noisy throughout the stay with so many sirens from police and ambulance which made it very difficult to sleep. The breakfast on the first day...

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Dumfries, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We booked the three day Christmas break some months ago and were then concerned to see reports of the hotel being in administration and for sale. We needn't have worried however as the whole experience was fine. Ours was a large corner room with views across Waverley to Princes Street and beyond. Our only criticism of it was that the...

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Told I had to pay a 50pound deposit on arrival which I wasn't told about, even though I'd emailed twice. The hotel was lovely, apart from the receptionists who completely ignored us on arrival. Hair dryer was busted in our room. The day after I've left I've been charged £4.50 for eating chocolate from the over priced mini bar, even...

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london
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed in a 'superior suite', which has a very well designed layout and having just stayed at the Ritz in London, were more impressed with the Scotsmans room facilities! The location is great, placed nicely for the Royal Mile and Princes street. We looked out onto the train station, but the room was very quiet and you would think...

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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 

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Address: 20 North Bridge, Edinburgh EH1 1YT, Scotland
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Edinburgh > Old Town
Price Range: $184 - $687 (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
#47 Luxury Hotel in Edinburgh
#48 Business Hotel in Edinburgh
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“The Editors rooms are good and spacious in our experience.”
 of 5 bubbles 718williamc, 14 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Choose a suite on the lower floors if you like holding business meetings in your room.”
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“We stayed in 401 which was full of period features including wood panelling. Close to North Bridge however very quiet”
 of 5 bubbles neilgibson80, 6 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Ask for a room overlooking bridge....lovely!”
 of 5 bubbles PIEBOYANDFRIENDS11, 3 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Our room was on the side directly opposite a pub, very very noisy!”
 of 5 bubbles 35lucyr, 21 Dec 2016 | Read review
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