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The Scotsman Hotel

20 North Bridge, Edinburgh, EH1 1TR, United Kingdom
+44 131 556 5565

AED 478+

Overall guest ratings

8.5/10 Excellent
Based on 2,090 reviews

Review highlights

  • 9.4
  • 8.2
  • 6.2
  • 5.9

Good to know

  • Great view
  • Friendly service

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    About

    Location.

    The Scotsman Hotel is on North Bridge in central Edinburgh, Scotland. The Royal Mile and Princes Street, the capital's main shopping street, are just one block from the boutique hotel. The National Gallery of Scotland and St Giles Cathedral are 5 minutes away by foot, while Edinburgh Castle is just a 10-minute walk away. Waverley Bridge railway station is opposite the hotel. Edinburgh Airport (EDI) is 8 miles away.

    Hotel Features.

    Called The Scotsman Hotel because it once housed the Victorian offices of The Scotsman newspaper, this majestic building was restored and converted to a boutique hotel in 2001. Original period features blend with contemporary art and furniture in the oak-paneled lobby to provide guests with a grand welcome. North Bridge Brasserie serves regional cuisine and is known for its marble pillars and wood paneling complemented by a dramatic steel floor and staircase. Flexible event spaces at the hotel include 8 meeting rooms, a private cinema, and a drawing room. Free WiFi and a 24-hour business center are also available to guests. The Scotsman Spa has treatment rooms, an indoor pool, aerobics studio, sauna, steam room, and fitness facilities.

    Guestrooms.

    The Scotsman Hotel's 69 guestrooms combine modern, neutral tones with tweed fabrics. Serving hatches mean that room service need not disturb guests. Rooms have climate control, free WiFi, minibars, safes, tea/coffee making facilities, and coffee tables with inset Edinburgh Monopoly boards.

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    Amenities

    • Parking
    • Fitness centre
    • Free Wi-Fi
    • Business centre
    • Concierge service
    • Laundry facilities
    • Laundry service
    • Meeting/Banquet facilities
    • Room service
    • Spa
    • Hot tub
    • Indoor pool
    • No smoking
    • Restaurant
    • Bar/Lounge
    • Express check out
    • Cable or satellite TV
    • 24 Hour Front Desk
    • Safe
    • Sauna
    • Pets not allowed
    • Steam room
    • Storage available
    • Wedding services
    • Facilities for disabled guests
    • Internet
    • Air-conditioned
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    Reviews

    Guest reviews

    Overall rating

    8.5 Excellent
    Based on 2,090 reviews
    • 9.4 "Terrific location."
      10.0 "100% liked the proximity to sightseeing."
      10.0 "100% thought it was easy to get to the train station."
      10.0 "City centre within easy reach, said 100%."
      8.9 "89% liked the proximity to shopping."
      10.0 "Near to public transport, according to 100%."
      10.0 "100% enjoyed the restaurants & bars nearby."
      7.8 "Easily accessible by car, said 78%."
      10.0 "Good access to the airport, said 100%."
    • 8.2 "Great service."
      9.2 "92% found the staff to be very friendly."
      8.8 "88% thought the service was very professional."
      9.8 "98% said the concierge service was amazing."
      7.9 "79% were happy with the room service."
      8.6 "Lovely bar service, according to 86%."
    • 7.7 "Wellness & sports facilities were pleasant enough."
      8.0 "top-notch fitness area, thought 80%."
      8.2 "82% loved the sauna."
    • 7.1 "Good breakfast."
    • 6.5 "Pool is mediocre."
    • 6.2 "Average comfort."
      5.4 "Beds were acceptable for 54%."
      5.8 "For only 58%, the noise level was all right."
    • 5.9 "Bar is ok."
    • 5.9 "Rooms are ok."
      5.4 "Beds were acceptable for 54%."
      5.2 "For only 52%, the bathroom was ok."
      5.6 "Cleanliness of the bathroom was average, said 56%."
    • 4.3 "Not very clean."
      4.5 "55% said rooms were dirty."
      4.2 "58% thought it was rather dirty."
    • 2.0 "Disappointing internet connection."
      1.5 "85% said the wifi quality was bad."
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    Overall rating

    8.5 Excellent
    Based on 1,463 reviews
    • 9.4 "Terrific location."
      10.0 "100% thought it was easy to get to the train station."
      10.0 "100% liked the proximity to sightseeing."
      10.0 "City centre within easy reach, said 100%."
      8.9 "89% liked the proximity to shopping."
      10.0 "Near to public transport, according to 100%."
    • 8.3 "Great service."
      9.0 "90% found the staff to be very friendly."
      8.9 "89% thought the service was very professional."
      9.7 "97% said the concierge service was amazing."
      8.4 "Lovely bar service, according to 84%."
    • 7.5 "Good breakfast."
    • 7.1 "Wellness & sports facilities were pleasant enough."
      8.0 "top-notch fitness area, thought 80%."
    • 6.4 "Pool is mediocre."
    • 5.7 "Average comfort."
      6.8 "Only 68% said rooms were big enough."
      5.2 "Beds were acceptable for 52%."
      5.6 "For only 56%, the noise level was all right."
    • 5.6 "Rooms are ok."
      6.8 "Only 68% said rooms were big enough."
      5.2 "Beds were acceptable for 52%."
      5.2 "For only 52%, the bathroom was ok."
    • 5.6 "Average amenities."
      5.6 "56% thought the building was acceptable."
      5.1 "51% said the architecture was not spectacular."
    • 4.4 "Not very clean."
      4.5 "55% said rooms were dirty."
      4.6 "54% thought it was rather dirty."
    • 2.0 "Disappointing internet connection."
      1.2 "88% said the wifi quality was bad."
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    Overall rating

    8.4 Excellent
    Based on 355 reviews
    • 9.2 "Terrific location."
      10.0 "100% liked the proximity to sightseeing."
      10.0 "100% thought it was easy to get to the train station."
    • 8.0 "Very nice wellness & sports facilities."
      8.1 "top-notch fitness area, thought 81%."
    • 8.0 "Great service."
      9.1 "91% found the staff to be very friendly."
      9.8 "98% said the concierge service was amazing."
      8.6 "86% thought the service was very professional."
    • 6.9 "Breakfast is mediocre."
    • 6.6 "Pool is mediocre."
    • 6.4 "Rooms are ok."
      5.9 "Beds were acceptable for 59%."
      5.5 "For only 55%, the bathroom was ok."
    • 5.8 "Bar is ok."
    • 5.7 "Vibe was decent."
      5.8 "Only 58% thought, the hotel was stylish."
    • 5.6 "Average value."
    • 4.5 "Not very clean."
      4.7 "53% said rooms were dirty."
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    Overall rating

    8.1 Excellent
    Based on 20 reviews
    • 9.2 "Terrific location."
    • 7.7 "Good service."
    • 5.9 "Rooms are ok."
    • 5.8 "Average comfort."

    Overall rating

    8.6 Excellent
    Based on 250 reviews
    • 9.6 "Terrific location."
      10.0 "100% thought it was easy to get to the train station."
    • 8.3 "Great service."
      9.4 "94% found the staff to be very friendly."
      9.0 "90% thought the service was very professional."
    • 7.8 "Wellness & sports facilities were pleasant enough."
      7.5 "top-notch fitness area, thought 75%."
    • 7.2 "Good breakfast."
    • 6.5 "Pool is mediocre."
    • 6.2 "Rooms are ok."
      5.6 "Beds were acceptable for 56%."
    • 5.4 "Vibe was decent."
      6.3 "Only 63% thought, the hotel was stylish."
    • 5.1 "Average amenities."
      5.1 "51% thought the building was acceptable."
    • 4.0 "Not very clean."
    • 2.2 "Disappointing internet connection."
      1.7 "83% said the wifi quality was bad."
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    Hotel type
    Luxury Hotel
    Guests recommend this as a luxury hotel.
    Business Hotel
    Guests recommend this hotel for business travelers.
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    "Great view"
    "Friendly service"
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