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Bridge of Allan
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

After I had paid for the hotel in full a number of days before I was slightly miffed to have £50 a night immediately taken off my debit card 'in case of charges'. I got it back the morning I left but it was in their account earning interest. Been in hotels all over the world, first time I came...

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stunning hotel right where you'd want to be! Very picturesque sights everywhere you look and the hotel staff were very friendly and accommodating, would highly recommend. Would happily book the same hotel again

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York
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We have always wanted to stay in this hotel and finally have. It's in a great location just on the North bridge next to the Royal Mile and handy for Princes street shops. The hotel oozes old world charm and there decor is tartan everywhere. Check in staff are professional and friendly. We had a double room overlooking the bridge....

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1Thank YorkMark
yorkshire
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visited Edinburgh for the first time. Our stay st the Scotsman was so convenient for what we wanted to see around the city. Stayed two nights with a meal in the Brasserie one of the nights. Excellent food and service. Room was very good with an interesting view. Wish we'd had time to use the spa which looked very well...

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This was my third stay at The Scotsman Hotel. Whilst it might not be the most luxurious option in Edinburgh, I just love its unique character. Once home to The Scotsman newspaper the building has retained some of the features from those days and its internal layout might take a bit to get used to. This time we stayed in...

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Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Loved the size of the room, the location right on the royal Mile, concierge service was exceptional - and a sensational scottish breakfast each morning. The babysitter was amazing. In the top 3 hotel we've stayed.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via 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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1Thank KDongle
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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1Thank Eoin P
Dublin, Ireland
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via 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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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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  • 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: $208 - $715 (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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“get a room with a view”
 of 5 bubbles zoek234, 15 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Get one with a view over the city so you can see the Scot Monument and clocktower, stunning!”
 of 5 bubbles the_w0rld_is_yours, 2 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Lower floors may experience traffic noise.”
 of 5 bubbles ronharry, 22 Jan 2017 | Read review
“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.”
 of 5 bubbles 885cb, 8 Jan 2017 | Read review
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