Overview

The Scotsman Hotel

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

AED 414+

Overall guest ratings

8.4/10 Excellent
Based on 2,048 reviews

Review highlights

  • 9.4
  • 8.2
  • 6.0
  • 5.7

Good to know

  • Friendly service
  • Great view

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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. Free WiFi is also available to guests.

    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
    • Free Wi-Fi
    • Business centre
    • Concierge service
    • Restaurant
    • Internet
    • Laundry service
    • Room service
    • No smoking
    • Bar/Lounge
    • Express check out
    • 24 Hour Front Desk
    • Safe
    • Storage available
    • Laundry facilities
    • Cable or satellite TV
    • Air-conditioned
    • Coffee shop
    • Pets not allowed
    • Wedding services
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    Reviews

    Guest reviews

    Overall rating

    8.4 Excellent
    Based on 2,048 reviews
    • 9.4 "Terrific location."
      9.8 "98% 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%."
      9.1 "91% liked the proximity to shopping."
      10.0 "100% enjoyed the restaurants & bars nearby."
      10.0 "Near to public transport, according to 100%."
      10.0 "Good access to the airport, said 100%."
      8.0 "Easily accessible by car, said 80%."
    • 8.2 "Great service."
      9.1 "91% found the staff to be very friendly."
      8.6 "86% thought the service was very professional."
      9.7 "97% said the concierge service was amazing."
    • 6.7 "Sufficient wellness & sports facilities."
      6.4 "For only 64%, the fitness area was satisfactory."
      5.6 "56% thought the sauna was ok."
    • 6.5 "Breakfast is mediocre."
    • 6.4 "Rooms are ok."
      6.5 "Beds were acceptable for 65%."
      6.0 "Only 60% said rooms were clean enough."
      6.7 "Only 67% thought the shower was ok."
    • 6.0 "Bar is ok."
    • 5.7 "Vibe was decent."
    • 5.6 "Pool is mediocre."
    • 4.6 "Value below average."
      2.9 "71% said the breakfast was too expensive."
    • 2.5 "Disappointing internet connection."
      1.5 "85% said the wifi quality was bad."
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    Overall rating

    8.5 Excellent
    Based on 1,454 reviews
    • 9.6 "Terrific location."
      10.0 "100% thought it was easy to get to the train station."
      9.8 "98% liked the proximity to sightseeing."
      10.0 "City centre within easy reach, said 100%."
      9.1 "91% liked the proximity to shopping."
    • 8.4 "Great service."
      9.1 "91% found the staff to be very friendly."
      8.7 "87% thought the service was very professional."
      9.6 "96% said the concierge service was amazing."
    • 6.7 "Breakfast is mediocre."
    • 6.7 "Sufficient wellness & sports facilities."
      6.5 "For only 65%, the fitness area was satisfactory."
    • 6.0 "Rooms are ok."
      6.3 "Beds were acceptable for 63%."
      5.3 "Only 53% said rooms were clean enough."
      6.9 "Only 69% thought the shower was ok."
      7.0 "70% liked the big bathroom."
    • 5.7 "Pool is mediocre."
    • 5.6 "Bar is ok."
    • 4.6 "Not very clean."
      3.5 "65% thought it was rather dirty."
    • 4.3 "Value below average."
      2.7 "73% said the breakfast was too expensive."
    • 2.7 "Disappointing internet connection."
      1.5 "85% said the wifi quality was bad."
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    Overall rating

    8.3 Excellent
    Based on 389 reviews
    • 9.2 "Terrific location."
      9.8 "98% liked the proximity to sightseeing."
      10.0 "100% thought it was easy to get to the train station."
    • 8.1 "Great service."
      9.1 "91% found the staff to be very friendly."
      8.3 "83% thought the service was very professional."
      9.8 "98% said the concierge service was amazing."
    • 6.8 "Sufficient wellness & sports facilities."
      6.4 "For only 64%, the fitness area was satisfactory."
    • 6.7 "Rooms are ok."
      6.5 "Beds were acceptable for 65%."
      6.4 "For only 64%, the bathroom was ok."
      5.9 "Only 59% said rooms were clean enough."
      7.0 "70% enjoyed the shower."
    • 6.5 "Breakfast is mediocre."
    • 5.8 "Vibe was decent."
    • 5.7 "Pool is mediocre."
    • 5.2 "Average cleanliness."
      5.9 "Only 59% said rooms were clean enough."
    • 5.0 "Average value."
    • 4.7 "Bad amenities."
      4.7 "53% thought the building wasn't nice."
      0.3 "97% complained about the elevator."
      4.8 "52% didn't like the architecture."
      0.0 "100% thought the facilities needed updating."
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    Overall rating

    8.0 Good
    Based on 20 reviews
    • 9.2 "Terrific location."
    • 7.9 "Good service."
    • 6.5 "Rooms are ok."

    Overall rating

    8.6 Excellent
    Based on 184 reviews
    • 9.6 "Terrific location."
      10.0 "100% thought it was easy to get to the train station."
    • 8.4 "Great service."
      9.3 "93% found the staff to be very friendly."
    • 7.1 "Wellness & sports facilities were pleasant enough."
    • 6.7 "Breakfast is mediocre."
    • 6.5 "Rooms are ok."
      6.5 "Beds were acceptable for 65%."
    • 5.9 "Vibe was decent."
    • 5.4 "Pool is mediocre."
    • 5.4 "Average cleanliness."
    • 5.2 "Average amenities."
      5.3 "53% thought the building was acceptable."
    • 2.8 "Disappointing internet connection."
      1.6 "84% 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.
    Good to know
    "Friendly service"
    "Great view"
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