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Sutton coldfield
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Forty minute journey from the airport the Scotsman enjoys the benefit of a city centre location, close to all areas. The hotel has excellent amenities, swimming pool spa Sauna etc etc. Comfortable beds good food great service, highly recommended.

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful hotel set right in the middle of everything, very good for Waverley station. Breakfast was excellent good choice and buffet style. Room was very big and cracking views over the city. Very traditional inside, lovely fire in reception and very welcoming staff. All in all excellent hotel and location.

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64manager, General Manager at The Scotsman Hotel, responded to this review

Good morning paulawrighthome, Thank you very much for the kind feedback, we appreciate you taking the time out to review us and it’s a pleasure to hear you found us an excellent hotel and location. We will certainly share your words with the team here at The Scotsman today, it will mean a great deal to them. Next time you...

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The Scotsman Newspaper was published, until recently, in a prestigious building in the centre of Edinburgh, Scotland. The newspaper is now published from more modest offices at Orchard Brae House, 30 Queensferry Road, Edinburgh. The original 19th century Scotsman building has been converted into a fashionable, 5* boutique hotel. The hotel offers parking off site and limo or car hire...

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Harbor Springs, Michigan
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

A friend and I stayed at the Scotsman for two nights after flying in from New York City. The hotel was wonderful; the rooms were comfortable and had all the amenities one could want, including cookies to eat with your morning tea/coffee! The hotel restaurant was a lovely place to have a nice meal. The bell man/concierge was most helpful...

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64manager, General Manager at The Scotsman Hotel, responded to this review

Good afternoon Lucia2148, Firstly, it’s a pleasure to hear you would join us again and you had a wonderful stay with us. We appreciate the kind words and we will certainly share this with the hotel team. Next time you wish to return please do contact us directly for the very best rates and personal service. Kindest Regards, Craig Brodie...

Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed 5 days ago NEWvia mobile

From greeting to goodbye, I had absolutely a fabulous time in the Scotsman Hotel. The staffs are warm, friendly and helpful. I love the Scottish details it places in its interior decor. The room comes with very high ceiling. The bathroom is spacious and equipped with luxurious bathroom fixtures. I will stay in the Scotsman Hotel again if I come...

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64manager, General Manager at The Scotsman Hotel, responded to this review

Good afternoon Sasha-unlimited, It’s a pleasure to hear you had an absolutely splendid time with us at The Scotsman Hotel and you will join us again next time you are visiting Edinburgh. When you are looking to return, please make sure you get in touch with us directly, we will be more than happy to assist personally with your reservation....

Pasadena, CA
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The Tuesday before our Saturday stay we received an email stating that the hotel had changed hands and that the Restaurant and the Spa had not been sold with the hotel. We had made our reservation one month earlier (for 4 nights) and were concerned enough to send an email asking for clarification of the situation: what amenities were available?...

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64manager, General Manager at The Scotsman Hotel, responded to this review

Good afternoon kaosharper1, Firstly, I can only apologies for the issues and service received during your stay. The hotel has indeed now changed hands and is under fresh, new ownership. The changes and developments that will be taking place for this hotel are extremely positive and no doubt will raise the standard of service that we provide. I understand that...

Somerset
Reviewed 1 week ago NEWvia mobile

Have just joined my friend on a short break here. Her daughters had bought her the break for Christmas and chose this hotel because one of them had stayed there previously. The room was lovely. Large, well equipped with quality fittings and with a good view, just one point, the very hot towel rail is too close to the toilet....

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64manager, General Manager at The Scotsman Hotel, responded to this review

Good afternoon Mazzer60, Firstly, it was a pleasure to have you as our guests. We appreciate hearing about your stay with us and the feedback provided. We will certainly look into the towel rail you mentioned. Feedback on our staff also is important to us so I will certainly share your kind words with the team later today. Our spa...

Manchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

My Wife and I had our Anniversary dinner at The Scotsman on the 20th Feb. The restaurant was wonderful and our waitress could not have been any more pleasant. It was a Monday evening and the restaurant wasnt very, having said that, that took nothing away the ambience. When the food arrived it was presented very well and tasted delicious....

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64manager, General Manager at The Scotsman Hotel, responded to this review

Good morning AJSWT, Thank you for the review, it was a pleasure to have you both dine with us for such a special occasion to celebrate your anniversary. The Scotsman has some exciting new developments taking place and we have recently launched a new bar and lounge. We hope to welcome you both back again soon. Take care, Craig Brodie...

Nashville, Tennessee
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is literally one of my favorite hotels. I've stayed here twice, and would again in a heartbeat. It's the perfect location and the perfect blend of Scottish charm with the american-ized sized rooms and amenities. The part of the hotel we stayed in didn't have AC and one of the days was especially warm, but the staff quickly opened...

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64manager, General Manager at The Scotsman Hotel, responded to this review

Good morning ksbmelb, Hearing our Scotsman Hotel is one of your favourite hotels and you would stay with us again in a heartbeat is the ultimate compliment, thank you very much for the lovely feedback. It was a pleasure to have you as our guest, next time you wish to join us please do not hesitate to contact us directly....

Merseyside, England
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I stayed at The Scotsman 2yrs ago, omg what a difference.The staff are very helpful and friendly can't speak highly of them. The hotel, well who in their right mind decided to have 100yr old oak panels painted, shame on you! Guests enjoy a unique style which the Scotsman once offered. I requested the oak panelled room I fell in...

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64manager, General Manager at The Scotsman Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Mrs-K-Price, Thank you for taking the time out to leave such honest feedback. The Scotsman Hotel has been taken under new management and we have some really exciting developments in the pipeline but in no way would we ever want to erase the charm and unique style of this iconic property. I completely understand that your experience was not...

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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
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • 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: €157 - €553 (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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