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 Fruitmarket Gallery, Dunadd Fort, 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

      Day 8 - Evening

      A travel blog entry by the10s on Sep 13, 2014

      8 photos

      ... just nodded at him and never understood a single word. After dinner we went to Ghillie Dhu's and sitting right across from us were the prettiest ladies in all of Scotland, so I introduced myself and made new friends! Nicola & Julia became our friends right away, as if we were kindred spirits. These were beautiful people inside and out! We spent hours talking that night and I learned so much about the city and people of Edinburgh. We got tips on what ...


      A travel blog entry by helena.darger on Aug 20, 2014

      Today I spent the day chatting and recovering from jet lag. The goal was to stay up all day in order to shift over to the new sleeping cycle. I made it to 1 in the afternoon and I crashed. I slept for 4-5 hours. Maybe I will have more success tomorrow.

      I went to the local Morrison's Store with the lovely family I am staying with did some shopping. I had to get some deodorant, and that turned out to be an interesting experience. I realized that it was rare ...

      Comedy, Whiskey and Scottish history

      A travel blog entry by kev_erin on Aug 06, 2013

      4 comments, 20 photos

      ... catching a taxi. So despite his fixation on our apparent 'taxi habit' we managed to get across our request and he agreed we could indeed store our luggage with him at the B&B for the day. Before the Cambridge footlights we went to a free comedy show called 'The Complete History of the Roman Empire with Ed O'Meara'. This was really enjoyable and although it wasn't hilarious it was amusing and educational. Erin loves the Romans so she was very happy. We did a small shop at ...

      The Borders, Abbeys, and Tea

      A travel blog entry by mccausland on May 13, 2013

      4 comments, 5 photos

      ... Well, of course we do! SURPRISE #2: It turns out the public doesn't generally get to see this building unless your paying guests or invited, so this was a very special, unexpected treat. The couple's son had just gotten married at,the chapel and many guests stayed there at the castle during and after the wedding. They were just heading out today. It's a fabulous old building with a grand stone staircase, lovely fireplaces, stone spiral stairs and sloping old floors. The family ...

      Day 17 - Scottish highlands to edinburgh

      A travel blog entry by dktravels on Aug 20, 2012

      25 photos

      ... and off to the side so could get a good view of all the acts coming out of this castle draw bridge. All the acts were unique and very well done. The Aussie army/navy contingent were typical of their relaxed way with more of a concert song/performance but got everyone up on their feet and dancing. Then you has the drummers who you simply could not get your eyes off and how they can manage to do what they did, damn they were ...