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Cool historic building in a great location, that ws well appointed with a friendly and helpful staff.

The Scotsman wins not only on location but also for heritage and ambience. The hotel is a great repurpose of an Edinburgh landmark and you can enjoy this while being so close to the Royal Mike and the train station. While the lobby is small and lacks grandeur, my room was very spacious and well appointed with modern features and very attractive decor as seen on hotel pics on orbitz.

Nice amenities and great customer service! Love that heated towel warmer best since we traveled in winter.

Perfect location Incredible staff, very attentive Great breakfast Incredible room

Lovely hotel converted from the old former Scotsman Newspaper building - located perfectly in the center of Old Edinburgh. The staff was friendly and helpful. The rooms were nice, modern and well appointed/sized. Added perks - whiskey in your room, hot chocolate and macarons in the lobby! We highly recommend staying here if you are visiting Edinburgh.

Located in a central area with quick walk to Royal Mile. lovely rooms and excellent staff. Has breakfast twice at The Grand Cafe.

The stained glass windows were beautiful, and the building has a great history.

The rooms were spacious and luxurious. We enjoyed our stay here. Great amenities.

This is the nicest place we stayed in Scotland. Great location.

The central location of the hotel makes it very accessible to all locations of interest by walking. It is one block from the bridge where airport transfer buses stop, directly next to Waverly Station, and only one block from the Royal Mile. Double sink, two room bathrooms are an added plus.

I would stay there again, which should say it all. Perfect location. Great rooms

Good location, attentive and friendly staff. Spacious room with unique features.

Very nice hotel in a GREAT location. The room was a little bit dated (old carpet) and hot (this is common in Scotland we found!), but good bathroom amenities, and check in was easy, and they have macarons at the desk. ;)

Lovely and charming, perfect location. Receptionists and Concierge are top-rate. I would recommend this hotel to friends and definitely book again. Thank you for a lovely first-time visit to Edinburgh.

A great experience starts with great people...and the staff at the Scotsman is A+++. The location could not be better. A short walk to most everything...and the Edinburgh/Waverly train station is right outside (although you never hear a train from your room).

Property was in good location. Was please with the staff. Access was a bit of an issue.

20 North Bridge Edinburgh Scotland

Hotel highlights

  • Steps from Princes Street and Royal Mile
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Onsite dining
  • Concierge services

Located in Old Town Edinburgh, The Scotsman Hotel is next to popular attractions like Princes Street and Royal Mile. This 72-room, 4-star hotel welcomes guests with conveniences like a restaurant, a bar/lounge, and free in-room WiFi.


Dining

This hotel is home to a restaurant and a bar/lounge. Savor a meal from the privacy of your room with 24-hour room service, or get a pick-me-up at the coffee shop/café. Start each morning with buffet breakfast, available for a fee from 7 AM to 10 AM.


Rooms

The Scotsman Hotel's 72 rooms are air-conditioned and provide minibars, free bottled water, and safes. 75-inch LED TVs come with digital channels, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi. Bathrooms offer hair dryers and designer toiletries, and beds are dressed in premium bedding. Other amenities include phones, ironing boards, and desks.


Property features

At The Scotsman Hotel, guests have access to free WiFi in public areas, coffee in a common area, and express check-in. Offsite parking is offered for a fee. Front-desk staff can answer questions 24/7, and assist with luggage storage, dry cleaning/laundry, and concierge services. Other amenities at this boutique hotel include laundry facilities and wedding services.

Room options

Penthouse

1 King Bed | Sleeps 2

Superior Double Room, 1 Double Bed

1 Double Bed | Sleeps 2

Executive Double

1 Double Bed | Sleeps 2

Deluxe Double Room, 1 Double Bed

1 Double Bed | Sleeps 2

Guest reviews for The Scotsman Hotel

Everyone (18) Couples (6) Family (5)
5
Family

Cool historic building in a great location, that ws well appointed with a friendly and helpful staff.

By on Mar 9, 2020

Review comment responded on Mar 9, 2020

Greetings, We very much appreciate your valuable feedback regarding your stay with The Scotsman Hotel. We are delighted to read that you had enjoyed your visit to our hotel. It is always encouraging to learn that our guests are satisfied with our service. Thank you for taking the time to share your experience, and we hope to see you again soon for another wonderful stay with us. Kind Regards Divyang - Duty Manager

5
Everyone

The Scotsman wins not only on location but also for heritage and ambience. The hotel is a great repurpose of an Edinburgh landmark and you can enjoy this while being so close to the Royal Mike and the train station. While the lobby is small and lacks grandeur, my room was very spacious and well appointed with modern features and very attractive decor as seen on hotel pics on orbitz.

By on Mar 1, 2020

Review comment responded on Mar 1, 2020

Dear Anonymous, Thank you for such a positive review! I'm so pleased you enjoyed your stay, and hope you return soon.

5
Partner Couples

Nice amenities and great customer service! Love that heated towel warmer best since we traveled in winter.

By on Jan 23, 2020

Review comment responded on Jan 30, 2020

Dear guest, Thank you for your 5/5 review! I'm so pleased you enjoyed your stay, and I hope you will return soon.

5
Everyone

By on Jan 18, 2020

Review comment responded on Jan 30, 2020

Dear guest, Thanks for such a positive review - I hope you will return soon!

5
Family

Perfect location Incredible staff, very attentive Great breakfast Incredible room

By on Dec 24, 2019

Review comment responded on Dec 24, 2019

Greetings, Thank you very much for sharing your wonderful experience with The Scotsman Hotel. We are delighted to know that you had great stay with us. We hope to welcome you again at The Scotsman Hotel. Thank You Divyang - Duty Manager

5
Family Partner Couples

Lovely hotel converted from the old former Scotsman Newspaper building - located perfectly in the center of Old Edinburgh. The staff was friendly and helpful. The rooms were nice, modern and well appointed/sized. Added perks - whiskey in your room, hot chocolate and macarons in the lobby! We highly recommend staying here if you are visiting Edinburgh.

By on Nov 29, 2019

Review comment responded on Dec 3, 2019

Good evening, Thank you for taking the time to tell us about your recent experience at The Scotsman Hotel. We are glad to see you that you enjoyed your stay and thank you for your nice compliment on our staff service and amenities in your room. We hope to welcome you again on your next visit to Edinburgh.

5
Everyone

Located in a central area with quick walk to Royal Mile. lovely rooms and excellent staff. Has breakfast twice at The Grand Cafe.

By on Sep 28, 2019

Review comment responded on Sep 29, 2019

Dear Labellamujer, Thank you for your 5* review. I am so glad that you enjoyed your stay and breakfast in the Grand Cafe. I hope you will return to The Scotsman Hotel in the future. Kind regards

5
Family

The stained glass windows were beautiful, and the building has a great history.

By on Sep 22, 2019

Review comment responded on Sep 29, 2019

Dear Anon, Thank you for your lovely feedback, we are glad you had a wonderful stay. Kind regards

5
Partner Couples

The rooms were spacious and luxurious. We enjoyed our stay here. Great amenities.

By on Sep 17, 2019

Review comment responded on Sep 29, 2019

Dear Anon, Thank you for your lovely feedback, I am glad you had a lovely stay. Kind regards

5
Partner Couples

This is the nicest place we stayed in Scotland. Great location.

By on Aug 5, 2019

Review comment responded on Aug 6, 2019

Good Evening, ThankYou for taking the time your stay with us in edinburgh, Im thrilled you found us to be a great hotel in a great location. I hope to see you again soon at the Scotsman Hotel. Warm Regards, Nick Cranston Duty Manager.

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