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Located in Old Town, The Scotsman Hotel is within a 10-minute walk of popular sights such as St. Giles' Cathedral and Edinburgh Playhouse Theatre. This 69-room, 5-star hotel has conveniences like a full-service spa, an indoor pool, and free in-room WiFi. It's in central Edinburgh and also a short walk from Greyfriars Kirk and Princes Street Gardens.


Enjoy a leisurely bite to eat at the onsite restaurant, or have a drink at the bar/lounge. Savor a meal from the comfort of your room with 24-hour room service. For your convenience, a buffet breakfast is served for a fee each morning from 7 AM to 10 AM.


The 69 rooms are air-conditioned and have an array of amenities, including minibars, coffee makers, and safes. Guests can enjoy satellite TV and stay connected with free WiFi. Beds are dressed in premium bedding and bathrooms offer hair dryers and designer toiletries. Other standard amenities include phones, ironing boards, and desks.

Property features

The Scotsman Hotel features a full-service spa, an indoor pool, and a health club. There's discounted offsite parking and limo/town car service. The front desk is staffed 24 hours a day to help with dry cleaning/laundry and luggage storage. Other amenities at this luxury hotel include a spa tub, a sauna, and free WiFi in public areas.


  • Walking distance to St. Giles' Cathedral and Edinburgh Playhouse Theatre
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Onsite dining
  • Spa

Hotel Amenities

Hotel Amenities

The historic Scotsman Hotel is located near Edinburgh's North Bridge and offers luxury hotel accommodations in the heart of Edinburgh's city center. Guests of the hotel can enjoy views of Edinburgh Castle, The Firth of Forth, Leith, Princes Street, and Calton Hill during their stay.

The Scotsman Spa's expansive facilities include 7 treatment rooms for relaxing services, a 10-person sauna, a 60-station fitness center, and an indoor lap pool illuminated by laser lights.

Events can be arranged in the hotel's 8 flexible meeting rooms with free WiFi and catering services. A private cinema with 46 luxury black leather armchairs and surround sound can be rented for private parties and presentations. A 24-hour business center is also available.

  • Offsite parking discounted rates available 
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1 
  • Indoor pool 
  • Full-service spa 
  • Spa treatment room(s) 
  • Steam room 
  • Sauna 
  • Spa services on site 
  • Spa tub 
  • Health club 
  • Breakfast available (surcharge) 
  • Bar/lounge 
  • Restaurant 
  • Limo or Town Car service available 
  • 24-hour front desk 
  • Porter/bellhop 
  • Total number of rooms - 69 
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service 
  • Coffee/tea in common areas 
  • Number of floors - 10 
  • Elevator/lift 
  • Year Built 1899 
  • Wedding services 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Turkish bath/Hammam 
  • Luggage storage 
  • Express check-in 
  • Laundry facilities 
  • Number of meeting rooms - 8 
  • Smoke-free property 

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family Hotel  
  • Indoor pool  
  • Free Wi-Fi  
  • Laundry facilities  
  • DVD player  


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Offsite parking discounted rates available

Room Amenities

The Scotsman Hotel offers 69 air-conditioned accommodations with DVD players and minibars. Beds feature premium bedding. Televisions come with satellite channels and pay movies. Bathrooms include bathrobes, designer toiletries, and hair dryers.

Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless high-speed Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks, safes, and phones. Additionally, rooms include coffee/tea makers and irons/ironing boards. A nightly turndown service is provided and housekeeping is offered daily. Amenities available on request include hypo-allergenic bedding.

  • Satellite TV service 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Phone 
  • In-room safe 
  • Pay movies 
  • DVD player 
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding available 
  • Premium bedding 
  • Room service (24 hours) 
  • Air conditioning 
  • Blackout drapes/curtains 
  • Minibar 
  • Coffee/tea maker 
  • Turndown service 
  • Designer toiletries 
  • Bathrobes 
  • Hair dryer 
  • Iron/ironing board 
  • Desk 
  • Daily housekeeping 

Where to Eat

North Bridge Brasserie - Mixing old and new decor, this large and informal brasserie features a steel-and-glass bar, black-leather stools, 19th-century oak paneling, and giant marble columns supporting an elaborate plasterwork ceiling. Tables and leather dining chairs are scattered on two levels, and guests take in street views. Open for lunch, dinner, and drinks every day.

Nearby Things to Do

Guests have complimentary access to the hotel's health club with 53-foot indoor lap pool, spa tub, sauna, steam room, aerobics studio, beauty treatments (surcharge), cardio and resistance machines, free weights, and a small café bar.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or near the hotel; fees may apply.

  • Golfing nearby 
  • Bicycle rentals nearby 
  • Fitness classes on site 

Spa Services

  • Steam room in spa 
  • Sauna in spa 
  • Massages 
  • Body scrubs 
  • Hydrotherapy treatments 
  • Facial treatments 

Hotel Policies


Check-in time ends at 10 PM

Check-in time starts at 2 PM

Minimum check-in age is 18


Check-out time is 11 AM

Payment types


  • Pets not allowed

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

No rollaway/extra beds available

No cribs (infant beds) available


Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.
  • Fee for buffet breakfast: GBP 16.95 per person (approximately)
  • Late check-out fee: GBP 30
The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

Hotel Name

  • Hotel Scotsman
  • Scotsman Edinburgh
  • Scotsman Hotel
  • Scotsman Hotel Edinburgh
  • The Scotsman Hotel Edinburgh, Scotland

National Rating

This establishment has received its official star rating from VisitScotland, the National Tourist Board for Scotland.

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