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The Scotsman Hotel

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Set in a desirable location on North Bridge, The 4 star Scotsman Hotel is nestled between the hustle and bustle of the New Town and the historical Old Town, the hotel is perfectly located to explore Edinburgh. Just off the famous Royal Mile, Waverley Train Station and Princess Street are within 2 minutes’ walk from the hotel. Tourist attractions, entertainment venues, restaurants, bars and shopping are all conveniently near-by, making The Scotsman Hotel the ideal base to explore the our great city. Many of the original features and layout remain intact from the former national newspaper of Scotland printing house, bringing historical character to this luxury boutique hotel. The Marble staircase, now the centre of the hotel, retains its imposing stained glass window and glows magnificently by candle light each evening. Within the heart of the historic and iconic building is our comfortable bar and lounge area which serves a wide variety of drinks to suit all tastes, a luxurious afternoon tea and a great range of bar snacks. A high quality Scottish breakfast with superb service is served daily in our dedicated breakfast restaurant. With discounted parking at local secure car park, complimentary Wi-Fi and all the little extras you would expect from a 4 star boutique hotel, we look forward to welcoming you soon to The Scotsman Hotel.
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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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Very handy for Waverley Station, particularly if you want to take in The Scotsman Steps. Rooms and bathrooms are well appointed, clean and comfortable. The layout of the hotel is a little quirky but everything has a feeling of quality. Breakfast is a treat.
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Boyfriend took me here for bday drinks,was beautiful inside with great atmosphere,friendly vibe,reasonably priced,and there was a guy playing piano,with girl singing up on a top floor level to us,was fab would fully reccomend.
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We attended this restaurant last Sunday for our evening meal..... what a fabulous time we had! The staff all looked so clean & presentable, all eager to please, they fell over themselves to make our meal so successful. We were very so pleased with the food, funnily enough we al
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We stayed with the Scotsman Hotel for 4 nights.
The check-in process was fairly quick and the staff were super friendly and helpful.
We stayed in the Director Queen /Deluxe double, we received an upgrade on check in which is always a nice touch. The bed in our room was also fai
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We have stayed at the Scotsman many times and this was another great visit. Ivor the concierge always makes us feel very welcome, he can’t do enough for you. We had a lovely suite on the ground floor with a great view of Princes St and the Christmas Markets. It is due to be refur
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Dear DebbyC303, Thank you for your review on your return visit to the Scotsman Hotel. I am delighted to see that you have enjoyed your time with us so much, Ivor send his warmest regards. We are undergoing as you know refurbishment of the property and will bee looking at all spaces within for the best possible use. I do very much hope we will be able to welcome you back again soon. Warm wishes and kind regards Barry Makin General Manager
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If you do not like the variety of sandwiches on the afternoon tea menu can you ask for different ones and can you ask for Brown bread.
Do the rooms have coffee makers....... or a kettle for heating water along with instant coffee packets and tea sachets?
My room description said it had an electric kettle. For life of me I couldn't find it but I was ok with that. I was more concerned trying to get a fan in the room. I stayed there in July during the heat wave and the hotel rooms are not air conditioned. Being on the 6th floor, it got awfully stuffy and hot so hot tea or coffee was last thing my mind.
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One of the reviews said that the Scotsman is currently undergoing refurbishment. Is this true and if so will it be done by October?
Don’t know but when we were there it didn’t affect us as it was the second floor that was being refurbished and we were on the 4th. Suggest you call the hotel and ask as I am sure they will have other rooms on other floors available.
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What time is check-in?
3pm
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I'm concerned- after looking at the hotel in December it had a spa and restaurant.... without relooking ive booked for next Wednesday for my mums 70th Birthday- is there no access to the pool & spa area? Can you still eat here? I.e. Breakfast as I've paid for that too ... Thanks
Hi, My wife and I stay before the ownership change and we where only there one night so we didn't use these facilities during our stay. It is a beautiful hotel and I'm sure your mother will enjoy it all the best. PearsTreavling!
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"Make sure t request a quieter room"
"Room is quiet! Bigger and classy room! :)"
"Avoid this hotel"
"Accessibility great especially if traveling by train"
"Though there was no noise from the train station, try to get a room that is not above the bank of flagpoles"
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PRICE RANGE
US$145 - US$463 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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LOCATION
United KingdomScotlandEdinburghOld Town
NUMBER OF ROOMS
72
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