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Bo'ness, United Kingdom
Reviewed 14 April 2014

Checked in on Friday and were greeted by friendly staff who were keen to help with luggage. We were given an upgrade as we checked in so were very pleased with this. The staff are very friendly and helpful without being too intrusive. The wedding was on Saturday and I cannot in any way fault the way the staff carried...

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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...

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Reviewed 14 April 2014

I travel a great deal with work and The Scotsman is one of my favourite hotels in the UK in which to stay, it has a boutique feel despite being large and the staff could not do more to make you feel at home. Wherever you are in the hotel, all feels ever so laid back but at the same...

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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. Our staff our trained to the highest of standards and I am glad that you...

Reviewed 12 April 2014 via mobile

Me and my sister booked our mum into the spa for mother's day. We all thoroughly enjoyed our day using the spa facilities. We had an afternoon tea, and although initially embarrassed to be dining in our robes alongside the general public, we still loved all the treats! The restaurant ensured our request for brown bread sandwiches was honoured. Afterwards,...

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Glasgow, UK
Reviewed 10 April 2014

I booked a night at The Scotsman as a treat for my mum for Mother’s Day. I booked an Editor’s Room and requested one with a Turret Bath. Check in was seamless, Staff were very polite. The 24 Hour Room service is very useful. The menu isn’t extensive but is sufficient enough. The Privacy hatch next to the door is...

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Newport News, Virginia
Reviewed 8 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 7 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 3 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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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...

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Staying in Old Town

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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
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Room Service
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Business Centre with Internet Access
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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 

Additional Information about The Scotsman Hotel

Address: 20 North Bridge, Edinburgh EH1 1TR, Scotland
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Edinburgh > Old Town
Price Range: €121 - €448 (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.”
 of 5 bubbles 718williamc, 14 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Choose a suite on the lower floors if you like holding business meetings in your room.”
 of 5 bubbles 885cb, 8 Jan 2017 | Read review
“We stayed in 401 which was full of period features including wood panelling. Close to North Bridge however very quiet”
 of 5 bubbles neilgibson80, 6 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Ask for a room overlooking bridge....lovely!”
 of 5 bubbles PIEBOYANDFRIENDS11, 3 Jan 2017 | Read review
“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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