The Scotsman Hotel

Address: 20 North Bridge, Edinburgh, Scotland, EH1 1YT, 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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    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

    Travel Blogs from Edinburgh

    Big Sigh of Relief

    A travel blog entry by thehamguy1 on Jul 14, 2015

    1 photo

    Our last full day in Scotland began quietly and turned into a whirlwind of traffic and scurrying. We left the tiny community of Balmaha and the Oak Tree Inn about 9:30, headed for Stirling Castle and one last visit to that impressive site. This is surely the thick of the summer holidays at the Castle. We were lucky to arrive early enough to be able to park in the lot at the top of the mount the Castle sits on, otherwise we ...

    A crackin good time.

    A travel blog entry by avery.kiesling on Feb 22, 2015

    4 photos

    Before I go into the day to day details of Scotland, I have to give an overall statement of how much I love it there. Edinburgh is the perfect blend of everything I love in a city. It is full of beautiful architecture, rolling hills, lush greenery, and kind hearted people. Every passing minute got better and better and I left Scotland anxious to come back. I'm going to try my best to put my experience into words, but just know ...

    Day 12: Edinburgh

    A travel blog entry by nhamulak on May 14, 2014

    1 comment, 14 photos

    ... to buy along the way...I even tried to buy a hat but they couldn't get the one I wanted in a size that fits, as hard as they tried, even 30 minutes of trying and calling the stock room and despite my inventory management advice for the scotsman - they couldn't make it happen.

    We made it all the way down to the Holyroodhouse Palace, where Mary, Queen of Scots lived but they were closed to the ...

    Edinburgh - Festival city

    A travel blog entry by mitchpayne on Aug 07, 2013

    15 photos

    ... appreciate everything. The castle offers great views of the city and the new and old sections of town can be clearly seen. Onwards I went to visit the museum of war, highlanders, prisoner of war, stone of destiny, the Scotland jewels etc. There was so much to see that after 2hrs my head was starting to spin with all the different things that I had read and listened too. It all became a bit too much and we left around 5. Back at the hostel we grabbed some dinner and drinks ...

    Speke Hall and stuff

    A travel blog entry by natstuff on Jun 14, 2013

    23 photos

    ... of Hale

  • Visited Speke Hall, an amazing wonky house built in the 1500's.

  • Saw Paul McCartney's (Beetle) childhood house

  • Caught the Train to Edinburgh in the evening and went out for beers with James. Had a 9.25% beer called 'Hardcore IPL' which gave me a hardcore delayed hangover the next day.