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Newport News, Virginia
Reviewed 9 April 2014 via mobile

Checked in for an 8 day start and was given an upgrade to a larger room! Staff was extremely polite and friendly. They make you feel like family! The location is superb for those wanted to easily explore the Royal Mile by foot; train station is also next to it. A fantastic experience and when we visit again, this will...

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Reviewed 8 April 2014

This magnificent hotel in the heart of Edinburgh is a cross between Brigadoon and Fawlty Towers. There is something very quaint albeit dated about this hotel that is needed to be brought into the 21st Century. Whilst the staff are overly attentive, the hotel itself is looking a little dated. Im sure years ago it would stand up as one...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 7 April 2014

This is the third time of staying at this hotel and as always the size and comfort of the room was excellent and really it is the excellent staff, in particular the concierge which really make this hotel stand out. Unfortunately on Friday night there was a loud party going on in a venue nearby and our room must have...

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Reviewed 4 April 2014

We stayed 5 nights at this perfectly located facility. It was a wonderful trip. The concierge and desk staff were truly wonderful to work with to make most of our first trip to Scotland. Room was beautiful and staff attentive to all our needs. Would definitely recommend to anyone

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north east
Reviewed 4 April 2014

To be honest the hotel room was ok, the breakfast was ok, but this hotel and it's team managed to completely take the pleasure out of our first anniversary stay. As a surprise my brother in law had organised a bottle of champagne for our arrival as an anniversary gift. It didn't arrive, when he rang to ask if we'd...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 April 2014

I alighted from the East Coast service that took just 4hrs 22 mins from London and asked the way to The Scotsman Hotel. My guess is that 39 steps up from the platform and I arrived at the lower road level entrance to the hotel (not well signed but clear enough). Through the Spa entrance, into a lift and the...

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TheScotsmanEdinburgh, Customer Service and Administration Manager at The Scotsman Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to record your positive comments regarding your recent visit to the Scotsman Hotel. We are very lucky to occupy such a central location in Edinburgh city centre. I have noted all your points regarding the safety rails in the bathroom and also the chair in the room. All feedback is taken on and discussed...

Wales
Reviewed 2 April 2014

The Scotsman, I'm disappointed. My wife and I booked and paid for a room in the Scotsman through Lastminute.com, but on arrival the reception staff insisted that payment had not been taken by Lastminute and charged us for a second time. Worse though, when on our return home we confirmed with our bank that two payments had been taken, we...

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 April 2014 via mobile

Stayed for 2 nights for anniversary and birthday. Booked deluxe room but was upgraded to editor room on arrival which was great. The wood panelled one used in photos. Really enjoyed stay, spa is really nice, staff attentive without being overbearing. Building full of character as converted in 2001, it's not perfectly finished as boutique hotel but that's not what...

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TheScotsmanEdinburgh, customer service and administration at The Scotsman Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to record your positive comments regarding your recent visit to the Scotsman Hotel. As you will be aware, normally avenues such as Trip Advisor are utilised for the negative aspects; making your kind words appreciated that little bit more. I hope that you do return to stay with us and we look forward to...

Aviemore, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 April 2014

We stayed at this hotel for one night last Saturday,29th March 2014. Our room 202 was lovely and far bigger than expected. So comfortable and luxurious. Fraser was very attentive on showing us round and all staff exceptionally professional and friendly. Could not do enough and never passed without eye contact and a pleasant word. Cannot recommend this hotel highly...

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TheScotsmanEdinburgh, customer service and administration at The Scotsman Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to record your positive comments regarding your recent visit to the Scotsman Hotel. As you will be aware, normally avenues such as Trip Advisor are utilised for the negative aspects; making your kind words appreciated that little bit more. We are very proud of the fact that each and every one of our staff...

Edinburgh
Reviewed 31 March 2014

I visited The Scotsman Hotel for a spa day with afternoon tea as part of a celebratory weekend. We booked ourselves some treatments as a special treat. Although we were attended to by some lovely therapists and really enjoyed the Aveda products and our afternoon tea, we both came away really quite disappointed that our relaxing day turned out to...

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TheScotsmanEdinburgh, customer service and administration at The Scotsman Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to post your comments regarding your recent visit to the spa. As I am unaware of what date you visited us i cannot comment with clarity regarding the points you have made, I do apologise that you feel this was not satisfactory and I would like to ask that if you would like to...

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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 1TR, Scotland
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Edinburgh > Old Town
Price Range: $175 - $619 (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.”
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“We stayed in 401 which was full of period features including wood panelling. Close to North Bridge however very quiet”
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“Ask for a room overlooking bridge....lovely!”
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“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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