The Scotsman Hotel

The Scotsman Hotel

20 North Bridge, Edinburgh Old Town, Edinburgh, United Kingdom, EH1 1TR
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    8.7
    Excellent
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    10.0
    Exceptional

    "Upon arriving in Edi the hotel is very near the train statio..."

    Laura

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    January 7, 2019

    9.0
    Exceptional cleanliness
    Recommended by 92% of guests

    Property highlights

    • 140 meters to public transportation

    • Airport transfer

    • Located in heart of Edinburgh

    • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

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    9.6
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    Exceptional location - Inside city center
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  • City Art Centre40 m
  • Old Town Context80 m
  • Miss Katie Cupcake100 m
  • Brass Rubbing Centre110 m
  • Etch'd120 m
  • Statue James Braidwood120 m
  • Old St. Paul's Church130 m
  • Collective Gallery130 m
  • Tron Kirk130 m
  • Edinburgh Old Town130 m
  • Value for money8.1
    Distance to city center0.2 km
    Location rating9.6
    Nearest airportEdinburgh Airport (EDI)
    Distance to airport11.0 km
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    8.6
    Excellent
    Room comfort & quality
    Junior Suite Double
    Junior Suite Double
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    • Room size: 52 m²/560 ft²
    • City view
    • 1 double bed
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    Executive Double
    Executive Double
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    • Room size: 40 m²/431 ft²
    • City view
    • 1 king bed
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    Junior Suite Twin
    Junior Suite Twin
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    • Room size: 52 m²/560 ft²
    • City view
    • 2 single beds or 1 double b...
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    Classic Double Room
    Classic Double Room
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    • Room size: 34 m²/366 ft²
    • City view
    • 1 double bed or 1 queen bed...
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    Executive Twin or Double Room
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    • Room size: 40 m²/431 ft²
    • City view
    • 2 single beds or 1 double b...
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    Superior Twin/Queen
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    • Room size: 40 m²/431 ft²
    • Non-smoking
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    Superior Double
    Superior Double
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    • Room size: 40 m²/431 ft²
    • Non-smoking
    • 1 double bed
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    Deluxe Double or Twin
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    • Room size: 34 m²/366 ft²
    • Non-smoking
    • 1 double bed or 2 single be...
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    Queen Suite with City View
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    • Room size: 40 m²/431 ft²
    • City view
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    Presidential Suite
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    • Room size: 80 m²/861 ft²
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    What people love about the property

    • 9.2
      Exceptional

      "Beautiful textures and detail to warmth and comfort with traditional woolens."

      Emily

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      October 10, 2018

    • 9.6
      Exceptional

      "Room is nice and big."

      PUI

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      September 29, 2018

    • 9.6
      Exceptional

      "The cafe is worth to go for dinner or a afternoon tea."

      PUI

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      September 29, 2018

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    9.2
    Exceptional

    "The Scotsman was an Awesome hotel."

    Victoria

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    August 14, 2018

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    10.0
    Exceptional

    "What a unique and interesting hotel!"

    Ben

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    May 29, 2018

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    Agoda Reviews (627)Booking.com Reviews (1790)
    8.7
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    Cleanliness9.0
    Facilities8.2
    Location9.6
    Room comfort and quality8.6
    Service8.9
    Value for money8.1
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    10.0
    Exceptional
    Graeme from United Kingdom
    Family with young children
    Superior Double
    Stayed 1 night in December 2018
    Exceptional”
    Nice hotel decent clean rooms and helpful friendly staff and also useful if you are coming off train at waverly station, there is a back entrance to the hotel with lift access which makes it very easy when you have small children and buggy’s
    Reviewed December 21, 2018
    10.0
    Exceptional
    SAKCHAI from Thailand
    Couple
    Executive Double
    Stayed 2 nights in December 2018
    Excellent , Don’t miss ”
    Over all the service , facilities and location are served as 5 stars hotel , but the price very cheap as budget hotel. I do recommend for tourists who wanna have a great experience in Edinburgh and sense of Scots
    Reviewed December 07, 2018
    9.6
    Exceptional
    Jianheng from China
    Couple
    Classic Double Room
    Stayed 4 nights in February 2019
    Everything just fits. ”
    We surprised to find this location just next to station and being centre of everything. Food is great, staff is friendly. Our room is in good size, but there are some smaller.
    Reviewed February 10, 2019
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Maria from United States
    Couple
    Classic Double Room
    Stayed 2 nights in October 2017
    Exceptional”
    Loved everything about the Scotsman Hotel from the staff who assisted us when we got there until check out and the little surprises in the room (rum sample and the tea cakes) Our TV didnt work at one point and we had to call for it get fixed and the elevator was under maintenance for a day so we had to use another route but that didnt dampen our spirits. We fell in love with Scotsman Hotel and Edinburg. We cant stop talking about our experience and planning to come back. Simply BEAUTIFUL!
    Reviewed September 16, 2018
    8.8
    Excellent
    Nolly from Indonesia
    Family with young children
    Executive Twin or Double Room
    Stayed 2 nights in January 2019
    Recomendation hotel in Edinburgh ”
    Great hotel, great location, value for money. Perfect hotel to whom arrive in Edinburgh by train cause the hotel just next door to station exit.
    Reviewed January 24, 2019
    8.8
    Excellent
    William from United States
    Couple
    Executive Double
    Stayed 3 nights in January 2019
    Scotsman Hotel perfect location, perfect for Edinburgh!”
    When entering the Scotsman you step back in time. Located in the former Scotsman newspaper building this hotel shares its sense of another time with its guests. The marble staircase and the Grand Cafe faced with beautiful marble throughout shows the grandeur of another era. I would recommend this hotel for its location close to the Royal Mile alone, the building is another selling point as well. This is an older building and it shows some signs of age but it is a masterpiece from a time before. Close to Edinburgh Castle, Holyrood Palace and Park the location could not be better. Situated in the Old Town perfect for exploring this gem of a city. Stay at the Scotsman and enjoy the trip back in time.
    Reviewed January 19, 2019
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Laura from United Kingdom
    Couple
    Classic Double Room
    Stayed 1 night in January 2019
    Excellent hotel and location.”
    Upon arriving in Edi the hotel is very near the train station - our room was one of the refurbished ones and was absolutely beautiful. All staff were friendly and the breakfast was brillinant! Wouldn’t look to stay anywhere else when going back to Edinburgh.
    Reviewed January 07, 2019
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Kate from Ireland
    Couple
    Executive Double
    Stayed 2 nights in December 2018
    Excellent hotel ”
    The location is perfect as it’s close to the train station. The staff are friendly and nothing was too troublesome. The room we had was amazing it was over two levels we had a living reception area after entering the room and then upstairs we had a large bed with draping over the top and a large spacious en suite. The windows gave us an amazing view over the princess street gardens and out to the castle. The tunocks tea cakes was possibly the best surprise for me as I’m a huge fan 😂😂😍😍. Overall we couldn’t complain about a single thing. Breakfast was great plenty of selection for whatever you could look for.
    Reviewed December 11, 2018
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Dan from Canada
    Couple
    Executive Double
    Stayed 1 night in June 2018
    Wish I stayed longer!!”
    I loved it here. We only were in for one night but if I could go back I would have stayed a week. The staff, the room, the LOCATION! We had so much fun. And will be back, staying right here. Thank you so much Scotsman Hotel!
    Reviewed June 19, 2018
    8.0
    Excellent
    Low from Malaysia
    Couple
    Junior Suite Twin
    Stayed 1 night in May 2018
    Exceptional”
    Amazing hotel with spacious room. In the centre of Edinburgh. Welcomes with local whisky and hanging on the walls are pictures and introductions of local product and history. Acting as an ambassador of Scotland. Great hospitality and stay.
    Reviewed May 25, 2018
    8.0
    Excellent
    Dwi from Indonesia
    Couple
    Superior Double
    Stayed 2 nights in April 2018
    Best view Hotel”
    we stayed for two night and given corner room facing waverley bridge and some other landmark. It's a gem. The hotel location is easily accesses for transport from either train or airport skylink to wavarley bridge. The room is truly romantic and my partner and I did feel going to honeymoon again :) For Asia people like us, the heater at the room is a real saver from Edinburgh still cold April weather. For those who wants to explore the city, the hop on hop off starts/ends point is on wavarley bridge so it's comfy and only 5-10 mins walk to princess st. or market st. for food or shopping.
    Reviewed April 16, 2018
    9.6
    Exceptional
    CHIU from Hong Kong
    Couple
    Classic Double Room
    Stayed 2 nights in November 2018
    Great hotel with excellent location”
    We have stayed here for 3 days and we have a great stay! The hotel has an excellent location which is just 2 minutes walk from the train station! It is also close to most of the attractions and just 5-10 minutes walk from Prince Street. All shopping and sightseeing could be done within walking distance. The room itself is great and larger than expected. We requested for a quiet room on high or medium floor and we have what we wanted! The room was very comfortable to stay with a large, comfortable bed (maybe a bit short for taller ones, i am about 6 feet tall). The room is very very warm. It is very clean and tidy. The bath maybe a bit old though and water may be split outside if you are not careful enough. Overall it is a great hotel and we will definitely stay here again if we visit Edinburgh again.
    Reviewed November 12, 2018
    8.8
    Excellent
    Mike from United States
    Couple
    Classic Double Room
    Stayed 1 night in October 2018
    Great stay!”
    The location was perfect for all we wanted to do in Edinburgh. The staff was extremely friendly and helpful and the decor is lovely. The only complaint I had was even though it was quite chilly outside, the room was stuffy and hot during the night. Also we were on the front of the hotel and the street noise was a bit bothersome. The staff brought us an extra fan that helped but nothing can be done if you are located over the street. All in all a lovely place to stay despite the warm room.
    Reviewed October 29, 2018
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Robinmarie from United States
    Couple
    Classic Double Room
    Stayed 1 night in September 2018
    LOVE The Scotsman!”
    Everything about this hotel is remarkable. It is close to everything you will want to do from a sense of walking, like the Royal Mile and is close to any of the tours offered. The train station is right next door too...but you don't notice the sound of the train during your stay. The staff is exceptional and the hotel is dripping with history. Stay as long as you can and enjoy it!
    Reviewed October 11, 2018
    9.2
    Exceptional
    Emily from United Kingdom
    Family with young children
    Superior Double
    Stayed 1 night in October 2018
    Hoteling done right!”
    Hotels are always blah, faceless, and usually for me , a huge letdown. But the Scotsman Hotel has been done well. Beautiful textures and detail to warmth and comfort with traditional woolens. The bath and the bedding felt quite luxurious. In the age of the decline of grand old hotels, the Scotsman exemplifies what hotel experience was like yester years and should be today.
    Reviewed October 10, 2018
    9.6
    Exceptional
    Mona from Canada
    Couple
    Classic Double Room
    Stayed 3 nights in August 2018
    Wonderful”
    The staff is all fabulous. From the wonderfully helpful reception area (forgive me for not catching your name) young lady with a beautiful slavic accent who was incredibly helpful with suitcase storage, to the doorman who is the "face" of the Scotsman. Ideally located next to the bridge, Waverly station and within easy walking distance of the Royal Mile and easy access to Market street. The room was bright, clean and well appointed with a very comfortable bed, selection of books,bottled water and a welcoming dram o f Scottish whiskey. There was a lovely selection of teas and coffee with a small jug of real milk in the fridge and a welcome cookies to have with your tea. The building itself is refurbished from the old Scotsman newspaper office but still holds touches of days gone by with all the modern amenities. Although not inexpensive, it was worth every penny for those touches that added so much to the end and beginning of each day spent in this scenic city.Absolutely delightful!
    Reviewed September 06, 2018
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Luisa from Indonesia
    Family with teens
    Classic Double Room
    Stayed 2 nights in January 2018
    Great hotel in Edinburgh”
    We spent two nights in Edinburgh after New Year and I am so happy that we picked The Scotsman Hotel. Location is fantastic, just across from the Waverley Station and three minutes walking to the Royal Mile then to the Edinburgh Castle. Our room, the Editor's Room, is spacious with big windows and all the amenities that you need. The hospitality is great. We will certainly return.
    Reviewed January 10, 2018
    8.8
    Excellent
    Cameron from Canada
    Family with young children
    Superior Double
    Stayed 6 nights in October 2017
    Nice hotel”
    We stayed at the Scotsman for 6nights and had breakfast included. The breakfast was hot and a good selection. The hotel location is excellent for walking tours through old town and very easy to get to from the airport via the airlink buses. The staff was very accommodating and provided an extra bed for our small child with out even asking. The room was very spacious and clean. Unfortunately the elevator to Market street was not operational and we had to carry the stroller up/down the stairs when we wanted to get to the train/bus station.
    Reviewed October 23, 2017
    10.0
    Exceptional
    HAILEY from United States
    Couple
    Classic Double Room
    Stayed 2 nights in January 2017
    Loved the Scotsman ”
    We loved everything about our stay: staff, location, amenities, room itself. I was particularly impressed with the gym--most hotels barely bother but the Scotsman's doubles as a private health club with tons of free weights, a squat rack, and kettlebells, plus tons of room to work out. The pool is beautiful and the locker room facilities top-notch. The staff were all helpful and friendly and the location is perfect. We ended up staying an extra night because we enjoyed our stay so much and we will stay here again on subsequent trips to Edinburgh.
    Reviewed January 20, 2017
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Duraiswami from India
    Couple
    Stayed 1 night in October 2016
    One of the best hotels I've ever stayed in... ever”
    This is a really gorgeous hotel. Exterior, interior, guest rooms - everything. We only stayed one night, and checked in late, which was a pity because the room itself was so grand I wish I'd had more time to sit in the living room (it was a junior suite), drink a coffee and watch TV or read... incidentally the junior suite wasn't crazily expensive. Our rooms didn't include breakfast so we didn't eat any meals in the hotel. The other notable feature of the hotel was really superb gym and spa - we arrived early in the morning and couldn't check in but they let us use the spa to shower and change. We were then out the whole day finally got to check in at night - the next morning we went back to the spa to use the gym and it was amazing - a very complete gym with everything - weights, barbells, dumbbells, cardio... the works. Nice looking pool that we didn't get to try. Staff was amazing - wonderful concierge who was very helpful and knowledgeable. On our next trip to Edinburgh I want to stay here for at least 3-4 days so we can enjoy the hotel better.
    Reviewed October 18, 2016
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    • Edinburgh Old Town
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