The Scotsman Hotel

Address: 20 North Bridge, Edinburgh, Scotland, EH1 1TR, United Kingdom | 5 star hotel
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This 5 star hotel, located in the Old Town area of Edinburgh, is near Dunadd Fort, Fruitmarket Gallery, Skipness Castle, and Corryvreckan Whirlpool.
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          • Swimming pool
          • Restaurant
          • Bar/lounge
          • Fitness/Health center


          • Free High-Speed Internet
          • Wheelchair accessibility


          • Suites


          • Room service

          Historical Traveler Reviews The Scotsman Hotel Edinburgh

          Warm welcomes, soft beds and a state of the art pool


          I could not fault the Scotsman Hotel if I tried. The staff were friendly and attentive without being intrusive, the room was glorious, the swimming pool has to be seen to be believed and the location is prefect. We had a wonderful time and are already planning our next visit.

          Amazing stay


          We stayed at the Scotsman in June and I have to say it is the most amazing hotel I have ever had the pleasure of staying in. Nothing has been overlooked in this hotel, the rooms are beautifully decorated with great views of the castle, the bed is just pure bliss and the privacy hatch for room service means that you don't even have to open the door!

          I was fortunate enough to get a great offer from a late deal website, however even the full rate is worth every penny!

          The best hotel on our trip!


          My husband and I stayed here two nights on our recent honeymoon in Scotland, and we could not have been more delighted. The hotel itself is beautifully appointed, inside and out. Our room was spacious and elegant, with a wonderful view of Calton Hill -- and the bed was sheer heaven! I've never slept in a more comfortable one. There wasn't a single amenity lacking. When we mentioned we were on our honeymoon, the manager even sent up a free bottle of champagne. The staff were all extremely helpful, as well.

          The hotel is in a very convenient location, just a block or two from the Royal Mile. We were in walking distance of almost everything we wanted to see in Edinburgh.

          The food at the Brasserie inside was excellent; however the service was rather slow, as the restaurant appeared to be understaffed. And getting breakfast delivered to our room every morning was delightful. We felt so pampered!

          Fantastic Service


          Have just spent the most fantastic weekend in The Scotsman Hotel. 20 of us were lucky enough to celebrate my birthday at this hotel. The rooms were wonderful and very comfortable. The thing that made it so good was the level of service that we encountered from every member of the staff, nothing was too much trouble for them. If you get the chance the Penthouse Suite has fantastic views over the city of Edinburgh and is a great place to host a party. The food was excellent and the bar well stocked. Would deffinately return.

          Not really up to scratch


          I'm afraid to say this hotel is overpriced - expected more for my money and there are better, cheaper hotels nearby.

          Thanks, it was...amazing


          We are usually staying in Hotels in the 5 Star catecory when we are away for a short break. But it seams the Scotsman collected it's Stars straight from heaven and not through the tourist board. It was exactly the Break we needed, and not just what we expected. We stayed in a suite, Room 802. (There is some real "boys-toy" technology). The amazing view, plenty space to unwind and a welcoming easyness of the design, we just never left the room.Thank's to Christina and Scot, and to heaven that places like the scotsman exists.We will be back, hopefully sooner then laterP+K

          Great Hotel


          A hotel that cannot be faulted, from the friendliness and professionalism of all the staff - with an excellent Concierge, very comfortable rooms, and 2 superb restaurants. I would recommend this hotel to anyone who wants to be looked after in first class accomodation, in a first class city.



          After expecting a 5 star deluxe hotel we were very disappointed can only describe the hotel room as very small shabby and looking a bit tired from the door handle falling off to a bad draught coming into the bathroom and a dead plant in the middle of the room how inviting to get a breath of fresh air spend your money at the Edingburgh Holyrood

          Deserving of the Highest Rating


          After a long drive north from Durham and York, and navigating Edinburgh streets in a rainy rush-hour, we checked into the outstanding, centrally-located Scotsman and into a five-star room overlooking the New Town and Calton Hill. The whole hotel experience was top-rate from the concierge service (wife's luggage was misplaced coming from US and they were very helpful in arranging for its being forwarded from Manchester to Edinburgh) to the breakfasts (mentioned in review above), the fully-equipped gym and the marble and wood bathroom. The staff was professional and courteous. When we return to Edinburgh we're staying here and nowhere else.



          myself and my girlfriend arrived in edinborough on a freezing spring night and were excited to check into our hotel, which turned out to be hellish. we were determined to find somewhere nice and had a walk around the city. this was the first place we saw; we walked into it's gorgeous lobby and got a fantastic deal on a deluxe room.

          the hotel had a wealth of incredible features, making it well worthy of it's 5 star status, from the futuristic stainless steel pool to the delicious breakfast.

          the room itself was brilliantly appointed, widescreen tv, dvd player, supremely comfortable bed, games table and music in the bathroom!

          heading back to edinborough soon, hoping for another deal!

          TripAdvisor Reviews The Scotsman Hotel Edinburgh

          4.00 of 5 stars Excellent

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          A travel blog entry by heathersblog on Sep 11, 2015

          ... to see the Blacksmiths shop that people would go to to get married when they couldn't get married in England. Now onto the main freeway to Edinburgh passing mounds covered in heather. Not long to go now.

          Finally arrived at hotel which was very centrally located. I havd a room on the top floor just across the road from a large ferris wheel. The rooms here are rather small just like the one on the previous night at Chester but all the amenities ...

          Roos to Edinburgh/ Halesworth

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          Our Journey Home to Scotland

          A travel blog entry by kevdeeworldtour on Aug 04, 2014

          1 comment, 44 photos

          ... in for the Sri Lankan Airways flight back to Heathrow. We just chilled and then quicker than we had expected we were able to check our bags in. We were in the front of the Queue.

          Checked in and of to the Security check in.No issues but it does take time to get through. We had a look at the duty free and then we found a nice bar where we had a couple of beers. We got chatting to a nice young girl from Dublin who was heading ...

          Wishes please....

          A travel blog entry by mauveme on Jan 13, 2014

          4 comments, 3 photos

          Hi All
          Yes, still alive and enjoying the cold - except I think I got a chill in the last day or so and when I walked up to a recruitment agency today, got the sniffles. Thought that may have been the case this morning - as well as my normal bee-pollen caps took some VitC and Propolis spray - overdose? Nah! Don't think so... more tonight.

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          In wee Edinburgh

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          11 photos

          ... view of the castle whilst munching our baked potatoes, it's not hard to see how Hogwarts came into being. The toilets at the cafe are plastered with Potter fan graffiti. My personal favorite, hardly visible in the sea of check marks, is: If you want to bang Hermione put a check mark here. A brief time was spent at the hospital because of Claudia's dislocated knee. While doctors played with her kneecaps, I spent a few hours making friends with ...

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          Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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