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MagzyMay
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Whilst the hotel is ok whatever you do don't use a debit card here! I used mine for the deposit payment when checking in and then they took payment again when I left, it is now over a month and I have not been reimbursed for the initial holding payment. So the relaxing break I booked in order to de...

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Durham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We stayed in The Scotsman in November 2016 following our wedding - we had stayed there three years previously on our first weekend away so were keen to return for this special occasion. The location is amazing - we were able to walk to everything we wanted to do and see and it was also incredibly easy to get to...

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Ithaca, New York
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Hotel is within an easy walk to the miracle mile. Lots of wonderful restaurants and the Castle is very close.Hotel is near the rail service, rooms are roomy and very clean. Very good value, interesting indoor heated pool. Staff is friendly and attentive. history of the property very interesting

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The Scotsman is in a great location, the bar is friendly and relaxed. The rooms are well proportioned, there are a few areas of maintenance in the rooms required however. The staff at the Scotsman are very friendly and you feel looked after from the moment you arrive until you leave. I will definitely stay here again and would recommend...

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Reviewed 1 week ago 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...

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Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Reviewed 1 week ago

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
Reviewed 1 week ago

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...

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Dunfermline, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

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...

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BATH
Reviewed 1 week ago

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...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

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...

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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
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  • 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: $215 - $551 (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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