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The Scotsman Hotel

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  • Terrible4%
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Reviewed 2 days ago

My husband and I stayed at The Scotsman Hotel for 2 nights mid-February for a wedding. We simply cannot fault it. Our room was stunning with fantastic views. The staff were impeccable. We had room service for no extra cost - a real luxury. The...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago

Lovely hotel with cosy bar and clean well equipped rooms (stayed in Junior Suite for 2 nights to see a show). . Old original city centre building just behind Waverley Station and 2 minute walk from Royal Mile/ 5 mins from Princes Street. Clever conversion...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Great hotel in a good location discounted parking at the Waverley station. Lovely room nice touches and very friendly staff esp the Scottish chap on the bar who def knew his whisky and made fantastic cocktails.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stayed here for a wee overnight after taking in a show and was not disappointed. Room was stunning, overlooked gardens and right across from Waverley station. We received a complimentary bottle of prosecco for booking direct with hotel which was a nice touch. We had...More

2  Thank belindagraham2016
Response from 64manager, General Manager at The Scotsman HotelResponded 1 week ago

Dear belindagraham2016, Thank you for your review of the Scotsman Hotel. I am delighted to see that you enjoyed your trip and I do hope that the show was equally as enjoyable for you. I hope we will be able to welcome you back to...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

My Girlfriend and I stayed here on the 4th of February for her Birthday. We were very pleased with our stay as it met if not bettered our expectations ! The Staff were very friendly and helpful with anything we asked. Check in was quick...More

3  Thank calumwford
Response from 64manager, General Manager at The Scotsman HotelResponded 1 week ago

Dear calumwford, Thank you for your review of the Scotsman Hotel. I am very please to see that you have enjoyed your stay so much and found the Whisky to be a lovely addition to our room amenities. I hope we will be able to...More

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Multilingual Staff
Conference Facilities
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Price range
US$140 - US$468 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Hotel Style
#23 Romantic Hotel in Edinburgh
#38 Luxury Hotel in Edinburgh
#48 Business Hotel in Edinburgh
Room types
Suites, Non-Smoking Rooms
Price range
US$140 - US$468 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Hotel Style
#23 Romantic Hotel in Edinburgh
#38 Luxury Hotel in Edinburgh
#48 Business Hotel in Edinburgh
Room types
Suites, Non-Smoking Rooms
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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
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Response from PearsTraveling | Reviewed this property |
Hi, My wife and I stay before the ownership change and we where only there one night so we didn't use these facilities during our stay. It is a beautiful hotel and I'm sure your mother will enjoy it all the... More
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"Junior Suite was lovely and quant, on two levels with tented huge bed. Very comfortable and exceptionally..."
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"It's worth going for a superior room (Editor Room) with their great views from multiple windows."
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"Do inquire about ongoing renovations and make sure you are not on whatever floor is under construction."
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