Excellent 8.6
Based on 89 reviews

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About The Scotsman Hotel


Housed within the magnificent Scotsman Newspaper building, The Scotsman Hotel provides 69 rooms and has been voted as one of the best hotels in the world. The property is situated on Edinburgh's historical North Bridge and is easily accessible from Princess Street, Royal Mile, and Waverley Railway Station. Once the home to the Scotsman Newspaper, the restored building has replaced the printing press room with a modern gym and the reception room with a bar and brasserie. Included in its many awards, The Scotsman Hotel was voted one of the top hotels in the world by both Cond Nast Traveler and Departures Magazine in 2002. The luxury 5-star hotel is for the discerning traveler seeking the best in service and accommodation.
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  • free Wi-Fi in all rooms
  • Wi-Fi in public areas


  • airport transfer

Fitness & recreation

  • fitness center
  • sauna
  • spa
  • steamroom

Swimming & soaking

  • hot tub
  • swimming pool [indoor]

Food & beverage

  • 24-hour room service
  • room service
  • restaurant(s)
  • coffee shop
  • bar


  • pets allowed

Cleaning services

  • laundry service

Guest services

  • express check-in/check-out
  • luggage storage
  • babysitting
  • concierge

On-site facilities

  • facilities for disabled guests
  • elevator
  • smoking area

Health and security

  • 24-hour front desk
  • safety deposit boxes
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Child and extra bed policy
Infant 0-2 year(s) Stay for free if using existing bedding. Note, if you need a cot there may be an extra charge.
Children 3-12 year(s) Must use an extra bed
  • Guests over 12 years old are considered as adults.
  • Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose, please check the individual room policy for more details.
When booking more than 5 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.
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Useful info

Airport Transfer Fee: 65 GBP
Breakfast Charge (when not included in room rate): 17 GBP
Check-In From: 02:00 PM
Check-Out Until: 11:00 AM
Distance from City Center: 0.2 km
Internet Usage Fee: 0 GBP
Non-Smoking Rooms / Floors: Yes
Number of Bars: 1
Number of Restaurants: 1
Number of Rooms : 69
Room Voltage: 240
Time to Airport (Minutes): 30
Year Hotel Built: 1905
Year Hotel Last Renovated: 2001
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Recent customer comments

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  • Hotel Condition/Cleanliness 8.7
  • Facilities 8.6
  • Location 9.5
  • Room Comfort/Standard 8.6
  • Service 8.8
  • Value for Money 8.1
  • Food/Dining 7.8

Rifaat S.
July 26, 2016
Right at the footsteps of Princess St and the Royal Mile
A very nice hotel extremely well located pretty close to Princess street the room is well furnished with yummy chocolates and a small decanter of scotch staff were very helpful and provided good customer service the place has character in every details we stayed for a week and thoroughly enjoyed the stay

Ruth C.
July 18, 2016
Holiday couple
After having spent a few days in Paris in a 14 sq m room and arriving at The Scotsman in a room that was 34 sq m was amazing. The whole experience of this hotel is fantastic from the condition of the room to the wonderful restaurant food and staff. We highly recommend this hotel. Edinburgh is such an historical city and so unique.

Saurabh D.
June 28, 2016
Gr8 Hotel with Excellent Location
Located in center of two main streets. Best Location

Raymond H.
June 09, 2016
Got out after 1st night
I have stayed in different hotels ranging from Shangri-La, Ritz, Westin, Four Seasons etc and booked for 3 nights at the Scotsman. Left the moment I woke up the following day and moved to the Balmoral. There was no pleasant guest experience. From the 3 buzzes I had to press to gain entrance to hotel after gruelling train journey to the super slow and small lift with a conceige inside and not lifting a finger to help to the super tight tap I needed to close to prevent water leaking. And not to mention there was no air-con and a fan was issued in my room. And to get cooler air, needed to open the window in the night and bear with the traffic noises outside. Certainly gave me a sleepless night and a feeling of "take it or leave it" experience. Glad I got out after one night.

Jessica M.
United States
June 07, 2016
Enjoyed our stay
The new bath was beautiful but not that functional. My husband is handicapped it was difficult to get in the tub with the limited space between the sink and enclosure on the tub.

Philip L.
United Kingdom
June 05, 2016
City centre elegance
There are few places where one can stay at the centre of a major European city and enjoy such comprehensive elegance without paying exorbitant prices. Having stayed at other central "value" hotels with little to recommend apart from location, I would have no hesitation in staying here again. The room was large and silent, the service excellent with shoe cleaning included. The breakfast was magnificent with lots of choice and the Brasserie is a sumptuous location. Don't bother to look further!

Susan B.
United States
May 30, 2016
Charm and Location
It would he hard to surpass The Scotsman for charm and location for tourists. The food is wonderful and staff so helpful -- I have stayed in a couple of other 5 star type hotels in Edinburgh and I am sorry I did not try the Scotsman sooner --It is the hotel of choice from here on!

Marge B.
United States
May 25, 2016
Good hotel with great location
Only problem was wifi was very slow and spotty.

Andrew B.
May 12, 2016
Couldn't ask for more
Perfect location

May 07, 2016
Good Location
Reasonable room with all essential, a little old. No major problem.


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