The Scotsman Hotel
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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.
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!
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
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
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... to my destination, but the rest of the walk was straight up hill. I caught a cab to take me to where Stephen and Lauren were, which was at our favorite pub Albanach. This cab driver didn't say anything to me, which was kind of nice.
I walked down the street to the pub and opened the door to a packed bar at 2pm. Stephen went and got fitted for a new kilt while I toured churches. He was so happy to have ordered a new kilt for his wedding. We joked about ...
... was a fun experience and we got to see the amazing collection that they have. One of the bottles was well over 100 years old. And as you may know, the older the whiskey the better! After getting quite lost, we finally found the Marshmallow Lady! It's a homemade marshmallow shop with so many delicious flavors. It was well worth the stop. We found a great place for dinner called Rascals and the cheeseburger I got was amazing. We resisted the chocolate fudge cake ...
... whisky sauce it was very delicious! After lunch we said our goodbyes as I wouldn't be seeing Caitlin and Gabi again on my travels. I met back up with Kev and Erin and after getting a few supplies from Tesco's, we headed back to our hotel.
There was a bowing alley next to our hotel which had sky sports, so we decided to watch a bit of the cricket. When we headed across the score was 2 for 150, and we witnessed 7 wickets for about 30 runs. Not a great session of cricket ...
... Chapel. A well intended attempt in the 1950s to restore the chapel (needed as the sandstone was basically crumbling) actually resulted in more damage, leaving the inside sandstone grey due to inappropriate sealing of all the moisture into the sandstone. A new preservation method using resin is in the process of being tested. It won't fix the existing damage but will help to seal the exterior and hopefully limit more wear and ...
... there was a couple actually marrying with a bagpipper. The bride looked beautiful. Had we been more prompt we could have renewed our vows but decided instead to keep traveling and of course, we had yet to find new anniversary bands.
When we loaded back into the car, we drove a wee bit until the small town of Moffat. We stopped at the same diner ad shop as in our previous trip. We all shared a pizza and looked around the shop before getting back into the car. At this ...