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The Scotsman Hotel

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 March 2014

I stayed here on business in February 2014. The hotel is a lovely old building in the Centre of Edinburgh. It is approximately a 2 minute walk from the platforms at Waverley Station to the hotel. If you do come from the station don't walk up the Scotsman Stairs that lead to the hotel ( there are quite a few...

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West Sussex
Reviewed 3 March 2014

My eldest daughter and her now husband chose this hotel to celebrate their wedding (22 February 2014.) I have nothing but praise for the hotel,in particular the staff. Nothing was too much for them and service was always with a smile. My family members occupied a total of five rooms over three nights and we were impressed by the overall...

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

Thank you ever so much for your lovely comments regarding your recent stay with us whilst celebrating your daughter’s wedding. I would like to thank you for your kind compliments with regards to all of our staff and in particular Nicole hunter; I have already personally passed this on to Nicole as well as Our General Manager. We are very...

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 March 2014

Booked tea at the Scotsman, booking confusingly stated it was The Northbridge Brasserie, arrived there and were taken to the 'Drawing Room' in the Hotel. Up some stairs and some corridors away. Drawing room minimal and uncluttered but lacking in ambience. Understand a harpist sometimes performs, this would have been lovely. But not in evidence during visit. Cakes and tea...

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Gourock
Reviewed 2 March 2014

On a short stay in Edinburgh we were thrilled to get an upgrade to a suite. We found the staff to be exceptionally friendly, not like some who can't even give you eye contact. The room was well equipped with hair dryer, safe, minibar and fridge. The bathroom was spacious and clean with plenty of good quality toiletries. Beds were...

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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. 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 always like to upgrade our guests where possible to add to their experience; I...

Glasgow, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 March 2014

My partner and I booked an overnight stay in the Scotsman two weeks ago, attracted by the fact it was a five star luxury boutique hotel. We were immediately disappointed when we arrived at the hotel - it really isn't a five star experience. The room was basic, a full size ironing board leaning against one wall - this wasn't...

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5Thank Lindsey053
Scotland
Reviewed 28 February 2014

I have now stayed twice at the Scotsman with my wife for an overnight trip to Edinburgh. Both occasions were in a deluxe room which was excellent in its accommodation and facilities. We also left luggage at the hotel in the morning and when we went back to use the room later the case had been delivered to the room...

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scotland
Reviewed 28 February 2014

I have always wanted to stay in this historic and highly atmospheric hotel with stunning architecture and beautiful public areas although the reception lounge is tiny for such a grand hotel. We arrived early for our one night stay hoping to make the most of the wonderful city of Edinburgh. A real bugbear of mine is very expensive hotels charging...

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Hove
Reviewed 27 February 2014

I normally judge a hotel on the following three criteria, in reverse order, location, accommodation and most importantly the staff. On all three criteria the Scotsman Hotel is superb. My daughter and I took a leisure break to Edinburgh for a few nights and tried the Scotsman hotel for a change. The hotel is ideally located on North bridge just...

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Linkoping, Sweden
Reviewed 25 February 2014

Our visit to the Scotsman started very well when we were greeted at the door by a friendly concierge who took our bags and guided us to the the reception desk. Even though they were very busy with a large wedding party checking out we were quickly checked in. We'd arrived quite early, so our room wasn't yet ready but...

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Reviewed 25 February 2014

My expectations of Afternoon Tea at the 5* Scotsman were sadly not met. Whilst the service was excellent the food choice was no more than average and the room had no atmosphere. In my opinion the room has a conservatory feel which does not fit with Afternoon Tea in the "Drawing Room". The whole decor is very bland (walls, ceiling,...

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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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  • 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 

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Address: 20 North Bridge, Edinburgh EH1 1YT, Scotland
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Edinburgh > Old Town
Price Range: $220 - $702 (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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