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The Scotsman Hotel

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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. 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.
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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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Where to start.. Absolutely hassle free check in, our room was superb (505) with everything we needed and more, plenty space , super comfy bed, giant tv , very reasonable mini bar prices and an amazing shower .. our only expectation of the evening was to be child free and have
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Waited over an hour for a burger with raw bacon, a ceasar with chicken which was served without chicken but had raw bacon...told by a Scot server that Scotmen eat bacon in an undercooked fashion and bacteria in raw pork is not a concern. Server couldn't tell us what the soup of
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We spend every year celebrating my wifes birthday at the Scotsman. Year after year they never fail to make it a special event. Under new management, they have continued this tradition. A few familiar faces are still there... and the new ones are just as accommodating. A hugh
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Dear CCLonie, I am delighted that you enjoyed your birthday celebration stay with us so much during your visit to Edinburgh. I very much hope we will be able to welcome you back to the Scotsman Hotel again in the near future. With warm wishes and kind regards Barry Makin General Manager
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Had a great stay the beginning of December , great reception staff, our room had great view of Christmas market , We was also given an unexspected upgrade , breakfast was very good , also the restaurant see you next year
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Response from 64manager, General Manager at The Scotsman Hotel
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Dear Sue D, I am delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us so much during your visit to Edinburgh and enjoyed your breakfast and festive trip. I very much hope we will be able to welcome you back to the Scotsman Hotel again in the near future. With warm wishes and kind regards Barry Makin General Manager
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Just returned from a short break at this hotel. Have wanted to stay here for along time for various reasons. On checking in the receptionist was cherry and helpful. The afternoon tea was lovely with good service. Our room was comfortable and nicely furnished. The only down side
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Response from 64manager, General Manager at The Scotsman Hotel
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Dear ethalLancashire, Thank you for your review of the Scotsman Hotel. I am sorry to read that we have not managed to give you the level of experience we should have on your visit. I would be very interested in discussing the matter with you further if you can please contact me on barrymakin@scotsmanhotel.co.uk With kind regards, Barry Makin, General Manager
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Is the mini bar chargeable? Thanks
I'm suspect it is, although I never use minibars so can't be definitive.
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Hi sorry for the delay. Yes there is some flexibility. My daughter is vegetarian and they were able to change the tea up for her requirements. I'm pretty sure the brown bread would be available too but we didn't ask for this specifically. It's a full scale cafe all day, so I would be surprised if they didn't have brown bread!
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My room description said it had an electric kettle. For life of me I couldn't find it but I was ok with that. I was more concerned trying to get a fan in the room. I stayed there in July during the heat wave and the hotel rooms are not air conditioned. Being on the 6th floor, it got awfully stuffy and hot so hot tea or coffee was last thing my mind.
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Don’t know but when we were there it didn’t affect us as it was the second floor that was being refurbished and we were on the 4th. Suggest you call the hotel and ask as I am sure they will have other rooms on other floors available.
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What time is check-in?
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"With a view "
"Ask for room away from flags"
"Rooms far to hot, offered fan but still far to hot"
"superior or deluxe, I don't remember but I had coffee maker, whiskey, water everyday and a bg window with view"
"Could have done with more free malt whisky, but it's only a small criticism."
US$126 - US$414 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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