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The Scotsman Hotel

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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...

Reviewed 30 March 2014

It was our first time in Scotland and Edinburgh. The hotel is extremely convenient to the train station without the noise. The concierges, especially Barry and Ivor were so hospitable. They couldn't do enough for us, which was very appreciated. They set the bar very high for all Scotsmen.

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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 stay with us. We are very proud of the fact that each and every one of our staff knows the importance of making our guests feel special and I am pleased to see that you experienced the team’s professionalism and friendliness. I will pass onto Ivor...

Penrith, United Kingdom
Reviewed 28 March 2014

first and foremost the very friendly staff they were all so very helpful Nichil the bar man was very pleasant a credit to the company. the public rooms are really good lots of marble a very nice restaurant. I was a tad disappointed with our room and the bed for me was to hard so were the pillows the bathroom...

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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 like to pride ourselves on our professionalism, relaxing atmosphere and service throughout the hotel;...

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Reviewed 22 March 2014 via mobile

We had already booked a couple of nights in Scotland further north but we decided to spend an extra night in Edinburgh to start out visit to Scotland. I have stayed in many a 4&5 star hotel and not many have match the quality and friendliness of the staff I met here. Well done!

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

Thank you for your kind words regarding your stay with us. We like to pride ourselves on our professionalism, relaxing atmosphere and service throughout the hotel; I am pleased to see that you experienced all of these and enjoyed your stay. Thank you once again and we hope to have the chance to welcome you back. Kindest regards Laura Cooper

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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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  • Room Service
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Set in a desirable location on North Bridge, The 4 star Scotsman Hotel is nestled between the hustle and bustle of the New Town and the historical Old Town, the hotel is perfectly located to explore Edinburgh. Just off the famous Royal Mile, Waverley Train Station and Princess Street are within 2 minutes’ walk from the hotel. Tourist attractions, entertainment venues, restaurants, bars and shopping are all conveniently near-by, making The Scotsman Hotel the ideal base to explore the our great city. Many of the original features and layout remain intact from the former national newspaper of Scotland printing house, bringing historical character to this luxury boutique hotel. The Marble staircase, now the centre of the hotel, retains its imposing stained glass window and glows magnificently by candle light each evening. Within the heart of the historic and iconic building is our comfortable bar and lounge area which serves a wide variety of drinks to suit all tastes, a luxurious afternoon tea and a great range of bar snacks. A high quality Scottish breakfast with superb service is served daily in our dedicated breakfast restaurant. Concierge service is available at The Scotsman Hotel to help you make the most of the city during your stay, simply let our knowledgeable team know if we can assist in any way and take the hassle out of planning your time in Edinburgh. With discounted parking at local secure car park, complimentary Wi-Fi and all the little extras you would expect from a 4 star boutique hotel, we look forward to welcoming you soon to The Scotsman Hotel. ... 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: $225 - $716 (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:
#23 Romantic Hotel in Edinburgh
#45 Family Hotel in Edinburgh
#47 Luxury Hotel in Edinburgh
#48 Business Hotel in Edinburgh
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