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20 North Bridge, Edinburgh, Scotland, EH1 1TR, United Kingdom, ‏‎800-491-6126
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4.5 / 5Excellent

Score breakdown (from 343 reviews)

Average rating for:

  • Cleanliness
    4.7
  • Service
    4.7
  • Comfort
    4.4
  • Condition
    4.4
  • Neighborhood
    4.8
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Wonderful Hotel"
This was one of the nicest hotels we've experienced. Staff is relaxed but elegant, very friendly, makes you feel like family and very helpful. They have a wonderful resturant with the greatest food, we went back just to try other dishes that sounded so good and was not disappointed. We will stay there again. It is right around the corner from Royal Mile so it was in walking distance and the bus was right out the door to visit other attractions. 100% satisfied, especially with staff.
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4 night family trip Sep 7, 2013
Williams' Family
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5.0 / 5Outstanding
"excellent hotel"
Very much enjoyed our stay. Hotel so convenient and staff very accommodating.
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3 night trip Sep 8, 2013
Liz
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5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Great"
Had a great time
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3 night business trip Sep 4, 2013
Jill
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5.0 / 5Outstanding
"perfect location to walk to all sights"
The location was perfect, but the street behind the hotel was very busy on Sat. night and noisy. The staff was very friendly and they had you sit for check-in. They also had our room ready for us when we got there at around 9:00 am in the morning .The building was really nice, but unusual.
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2 night family trip Aug 24, 2013
A Traveler
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5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Location, and quality of staff!"
The facilities were exceptionally beautiful, combining the old world elegance with the contemporary quality of service. We enjoyed several meals in the dining room and were pleased with the variety and staff there as well as the front desk and the concierge service. A genuine plealsure.
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3 night trip Aug 7, 2013
A Traveler
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5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Ideally Located Hotel in Old Town Edinburgh"
This 5 star hotel was in the best location possible. We took a bus from the airport to the city center not knowing where the hotel was. How pleased we were to see it from the bus stop, a short walking distance! It is a few yards away from the main road in the Old City- The Royal Mile. If you looked in one direction, you could see the wonderful Edinburgh Castle and the other direction lead to the Queen's castle. The Royal Mile was loaded with pubs, restaurants and shops. The location made it so easy to go back to our room whenever we wanted. From our window, we had quite a view of the city. Our room was lovely with all the expected amenities and services. The staff was very friendly and knowledgeable and told us all about the city, what we could do... The concierge even spent time with us recommending things to do after we left Edinburgh and headed for Inverness and the Isle of Sky. He marked many spots on the map that we would not have known about on our own. The Scotsman Hotel was excellent in every way!
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Other trip Aug 10, 2013
Pat
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5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Exceptionally nice hotel"
We spent three nights sightseeing around Edinburgh and picked this hotel by the ratings, price and location near the train station. We were delighted to find it was a beautiful old building with large lovely rooms, bathrooms and very helpful and pleasant staff. We spent a lot of time in the bar and restaurant area which was reasonable and tasty - GREATdrink selection. Besides being across the street from the train station, we were also just a city block from the King's Mile leading to the Edinburgh castle. I give it a perfect rating.
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3 night family trip Aug 3, 2013
A Traveler
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5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Old world hotel, very comfortable"
As a tourist, I loved this hotel. The room was huge for a standard room, with big wooden doors and felt private from the nearest room. I loved being able to open the windows at night for some fresh air and the sound of sea gulls. When I came in from the chilly rain, I felt cozy in the Scotsman bathrobe and I used the pants press and the iron to dry my damp clothes. I even asked if they could turn the towel warmer on, which they did right away. It was an easy walk from the train station, and an even easier walk up the Royal Mile. The place is very welcoming. I did not have time to use the spa facilities during my 2 nights here. I would definitely stay here again if another deal was offered.
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Other trip Aug 7, 2013
BJ
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5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Wonderful experience"
We absolutely loved this beautiful hotel. The staff was first rate, the room was very nice, and the location was perfect.
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3 night family trip Jul 2, 2013
A Traveler
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5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Wonderful staff!"
The staff, especially Ivor, was amazing. They made us feel very welcome and assisted with getting luggage to our room & making recommendations for dinner, etc. We had three rooms booked. One was extremely spacious, and looked out over the city. Large bathroom, too. The other two were more standard, but also comfortable. The only downside was the elevator. There are two separate ones, and sometimes you would have to walk through the lobby and toward the restaurant to the other one to get where you were going. With the limited number of lifts, it would sometimes also take awhile to be able to use it. Other than that, it was a wonderful stay!
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2 night family trip Jul 3, 2013
A Traveler
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4.0 / 5Excellent
"The Scotsman Hotel - good in cool weather"
Scotland was experiencing a heat wave when I stayed at The Scotman Hotel. Even with the fan we were given and the window open, it was almost too hot to sleep. As others mentioned, noise from the pubs near the hotel also made it difficult to relax. However, the staff went out of their way to make us comfortable, and the location couldn't be better. The next time I go to Edinburgh (in cooler weather), I would stay there again.
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Other trip Jul 15, 2013
Linda
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5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Very Happy"
A great place to stay. The staff is extremely helpful and friendly. One only has to ask and the staff will go out of their way to help. We were there during a heat wave and they were quick to bring in fans and open windows. The hotel is old and charming...The room is comfortable and relaxing... the location is perfect. It is close to Old Town and New Town. The Waverly Train station is right at their door! Who could ask for more!!!!
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Other trip Jul 13, 2013
Roryla
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5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Beautiful Hotel"
The hotel appears to have been newly remodeled. Our room was beautiful. The location was excellent being just a very short walk from the train station. In fact, they had a special entrance at the lower ground level so you didn't have to walk up to the top of North Bridge where their main entrance was. The location of the hotel was just a couple hundred feet from the Royal Mile and a short distance to our tour pickup locations.
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3 night family trip Jun 29, 2013
Tom
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5.0 / 5Outstanding
Great place to stay and in an excellent location. Overall 4 1/2 stars. The only reason that it would not be a five star is that it is very close to the railroad station and you can hear the noise from below. However if you close the windows and the drapes you cannot hear any noises from below. Does not have in room air conditioning and you will need to ask for an international plug for USA equipment. room service was excellent.
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3 night family trip Jul 1, 2013
Richard
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5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Quirky and Historic, and Oh, the View!"
What a nice break from chain hotels! The Scotsman is a historic building, with all the charm and character you might expect. Some little steps here, some odd angles there, no two rooms alike--we love that kind of thing. The service was terrific, from the desk clerk to the bellman. No air-conditioning, but our big, beautiful windows opened with ease, and the views of Edinburgh and the Firth of Forth were positively breathtaking from the 7th floor. The location is right in the heart of Edinburgh, with easy walking access from Waverly Station. I would definitely go back to The Scotsman.
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Other trip Jul 5, 2013
A Traveler
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5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Great Location and Truly Scottish"
This hotel is in a gorgeous old building you admire as you cross North Bridge. It is the former and longtime home of The Scotsman newspaper. The Scottish staff was very helpful, our room was spacious and clean. This is a very convenient location to all that is on High Street, and we would definitely stay there again.
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3 night trip Jun 23, 2013
A Traveler
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5.0 / 5Outstanding
"The Scotsman Hotel, Edinburgh, Scotland"
Very helpful staff. Our room was upgraded. Very good views of city from room.
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Other trip Jun 25, 2013
Richard
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5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Charming hotel with superb service"
I only had a day to spend sightseeing in Edinburgh after a business trip . The Scotsman Hotel was a perfect home base. It is close to everything, and the staff go out of their way to be helpful. My room was delightful, with an elevated sitting area and desk/dressing table in its own circular "tower" area. I felt completely pampered and can't wait to go back.
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Other trip Jun 16, 2013
sally
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5.0 / 5Outstanding
Very enjoyable. Andrew was extremely helpful.
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1 night trip Jun 6, 2013
A Traveler
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5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Lovely hotel with superb service"
They really did think of everything with this hotel; coffee and tea in the room, a clothes line for drying clothes, bathrobes, a large bottle of drinking water delivered each day to the room, a newspaper left at the door; everything you'd possibly need. There's even a special door through which room service meals can be delivered to the room in perfect privacy. The room felt luxurious and meticulously maintained, the service was excellent and the staff were genuinely friendly and eager to help. The location is ideal, right at the edge of the old town but a convenient walk to other parts of town, and there's a lift that takes you right down into Waverly station, where you can easily grab a train, bus, or taxi. Staying in this hotel felt like a vacation, and it was a pleasure just to relax and read, or soak in the bath after a long day. Absolutely lovely; I'd stay there again in a heartbeat.
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2 night business trip Jun 2, 2013
Jean
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5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Drapes for giants but beds for dwarves"
We loved the room and location, were very satisfied with the overall cleanliness of the room and building, and impressed with the very helpful hotel staff... but as a 5'2" woman, I could not pull the tall, heavy wool drapes closed by myself, and my 6" tall husband's feet hung off the end of the bed. Very strange! But we'd probably stay there again anyway. Really appreciated, too, the new double pane windows over the old sash windows.
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2 night trip May 28, 2013
A Traveler
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5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Scotsman"
Atmospheric hotel in the heart of Edinburgh's tourist attractions.
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Other trip May 30, 2013
A Traveler
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5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Amazing Hotel! 9th Floor if you can get it!"
Amazing stay in wonderful hotel. If you can stay on the 9th floor or any with a view of the city it's amazing! Only one lift so slow to get to your floor or down, but worth it. Tough to get to if you're driving. If you can go ahead and look on their website about where to park and then bring your luggage up rather than try to stop outside the hotel and unload. It's really hectic! Wonderful amenities and great service by staff!
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1 night romance trip May 17, 2013
nwsmith
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4.0 / 5Excellent
"Best location; quality hotel"
Very courteous staff, upgraded our room. Everything very clean. Beds a bit soft. Linen and towels exceptional. A renovated old building made into a boutique hotel which really worked
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Other trip May 20, 2013
A Traveler
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5.0 / 5Outstanding
Lovely hotel. Especially attentive staff! Great experience.
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3 night trip with friends Apr 24, 2013
A Traveler
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5.0 / 5Outstanding
"GREAT HOTEL AND LOCATION"
Incredible location at Market Street and North Bridge,One block from the Royal Mile and across the street from the Waverley Train Station and a block and a half from the # 100 Airport bus terminal(bus leaves every 10 minutes). You can easily walk to many of the Edinburgh sites. It is in an old but cool building next to a very steep hill so the layout is confusing. The lobby is on the 4th floor off North Bridge Street. If you are coming from the airport bus or train station there is a buzzer on Market Street on the 0 floor. They will let you in so you can take the lift up to the 4th floor.
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2 night romance trip Apr 19, 2013
Roger
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5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Absolutely Amazing!!!!"
While I am the type to be a little uncomfortable with doors being opened for me, the use of my last name when being addressed, and having towels only used once, this level of service was performed with style and grace such that you felt they were genuine and sincere. From check-in, questions unrelated to the hotel, all the way through check-out, the staff were at 212 degrees! (a wonderful customer service book!) Incredible building, close to everything you would want to see.
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3 night trip with friends Apr 12, 2013
Clay
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5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Do yourself a favor"
Spend the extra $$ for this hotel. Top notch location and service! Nice sample of whiskey in your room when you arrive! 1 of best i've stayed in and travel 150-200 days a year
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1 night business trip Mar 19, 2013
Jason
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5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Very conveniently located to train and sights"
A lovely old hotel with charm. Staff was very helpful and pleasant. The gym was a little difficult to locate. . . Could use better directions or signage.
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2 night family trip Mar 12, 2013
A Traveler
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5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Scotsman- Top notch all the way"
Everything about the Scotsman was terrific. The room was wonderful and the staff above all was incredible. Would not stay any other place in Edinburgh.
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3 night trip Feb 24, 2013
A Traveler
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3.0 / 5Good
"Classy hotel but needs renovation."
This is a top hotel in the historic building with its charm both from exterior and interior but it needs to have some cosmetics already. Carpets in the halls and in thew rooms are dirty. Old TVs and telephones. Also right above the hotel is a night club so leaving and entering the hotel during friday and saturday night can be not dun. The train station is right in the front so that's what kind of a view you get there.
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Other trip Feb 21, 2013
Aaron
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4.0 / 5Excellent
"Great hotel and location"
Would stay at the Scotsman again. It is attached to a public fitness center, so it was one of the best hotel gyms.
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2 night trip Feb 12, 2013
A Traveler
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5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Classic Scottish Charm"
Excellent staff and location. Rooms were well appointed and roomy. Only issue we encountered was the temperature of the room (too hot...couldn't get it low enough to comfortably sleep).
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Other trip Dec 29, 2012
A Traveler
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5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Luxurious Stay"
We were treated very well at the Judd Hotel. The room was beautiful, the service exquisite. It was very well located, just above the train station, on the Royal Mile.
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1 night trip Oct 26, 2012
Kathy B
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5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Great Historic Hotel"
The Scotsman was great! Customer service was awesome. They show you to your room and orient you and expect nothing in return. Location was perfect and was able to get to everywhere from there. Had a great time and hotel room views is amazing. Thank you to the Scotsman staff for the great service!
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Other trip Dec 2, 2012
RB
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5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Wonderful Edinburgh Hotel"
Wonderful, historically quaint hotel, very centrally located to the Royal Mile and Castle, the rail station, and shops/restaurants of Edinburgh. Can walk to everything! Very nice attached restaurant, with great breakfasts. Staff very accomodating, kind. I really enjoyed my visit and would hightly recommend The Scotsman to others. sjm
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Other trip Nov 29, 2012
A Traveler
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5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Heroic level of service"
This is a beautiful hotel and in the best possible location for seeing Edinburgh. All of this, however, is obvious from a glance at the hotel's website. What the pictures can't show you, however, is the quality of the service. On our first morning a fixture in the bath tub failed, requiring an extensive plumbing repair and rendering the room unusable. Unfortunately we couldn't move to another room as the hotel was fully booked. Instead, the resourceful staff moved us to a beautiful room at the Caledonia, with full breakfast, and provided a taxi service for us. When we returned to the Scotsman the next night, they upgraded us to the Penthouse suite (an astonishing set of rooms with a near-panoramic view of the city), with a complimentary bottle of scotch. We were greeted warmly by staff whenever we went out or returned. Everyone was fully briefed about the arrangements that were made (at both Scotsman and Caldeonia) and thihgs could not have been made easier for us. I wouldn't even think about staying anywhere else.
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Other trip Nov 29, 2012
Brad
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5.0 / 5Outstanding
"The best!"
Our stay was exceptional, beautiful hotel, perfect location on the royal mile. Customer service and staff was the best we have ever seen. Thank you.
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2 night trip Nov 21, 2012
Gregory
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5.0 / 5Outstanding
"great choice"
Absolutely central location across from train station and around corner from shuttle bus to airport which is great bargain. Everything is within short walking distance. Very nice inside and good restaurant for breakfast.
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5 night family trip Nov 17, 2012
JeffeyG
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5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Superb hotel"
The staff were especially helpful and knowledgeable. We especially loved their concierge, Ivar. The hotel and room were beautiful.
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Other trip Nov 3, 2012
Hobble
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5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Amazing hotel"
I can't say enough good things about this hotel. The staff is super attentive. I was upgraded and my room was unbelievable. It's in a great location. Right in the center of everything. If you are going to Edinburgh, I would highly recommend you book here.
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Oct 31, 2012
Mimi
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5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Nice spot in Edinburgh"
Great location nice staff. Ivor the concierge was really great
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Other trip Oct 28, 2012
Tim
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4.0 / 5Excellent
"Perfect Location and AMAZING staff service"
Stayed seven nights on our Honeymoon trip. Hotel was central to everything, and the Concierges 'The Boys' answered our every request with speed and enthusiasm. As one might expect in a Historical building the plumbing was a bit erratic, but the room was lovely and the bed and linens were super luxurious and cozy. Free snacks and Hot beverages in the room as well as a full honor bar and luxurious toiletries. GINORMOUS snuggly towels as well. Front-facing room was a bit noisy from Waverly Station and New-Town weekend Partiers, but the view was well worth it. Would recommend Highly. P.S. Wi-Fi is free but weak and slow so don't bother logging in.
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7 night romance trip Oct 14, 2012
Madeline
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3.0 / 5Good
"Sleek & Sophisticated"
Beautiful hotel & rooms. Great location. But...lighting very poor in room & bathroom. No lighted make-up mirror. No towel racks. TP holder in awkward place. Tiny closet - had to take out hangars to fit the few things we were able to hang up but the bar was big and bountiful. Staff very nice & helpful. The city is definitely worth visiting.
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2 night trip Oct 11, 2012
Sharon
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5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Wonderful hotel, perfect location"
Loved the roof suites. Staff attentive. Classic but updated. Reception should be improved. Overall wonderful, very well located exactly in front of train station
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Other trip Oct 17, 2012
A Traveler
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5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Very convenient ."
The staff were very friendly and helpful. The room was spacious and comfortable.
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2 night trip Oct 7, 2012
A Traveler
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4.0 / 5Excellent
"A bonnie visit to the Scotsman in Edinburgh"
The attentiveness of the staff is one thing that they might work on. We asked for ice which was never delivered, we requested a wake up call - it never happened. They weren't quite as focused as we had hoped. Everyone greeted us warmly, we liked the turn down service. They upgraded our room and it was lovely with a great view. The work out facilities and pool lived up to their billing - unbelievable. The location really could not be better - North Bridge is in the middle of the Royal Mile. The elevator dropped us off literally at the entrance to the Waverly train station - and the building is beautiful.
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Other trip Oct 2, 2012
Blair
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4.0 / 5Excellent
Excellent location, great view from the room on Princess street. Excellent food in the hotel restaurant, one of the best! Hotel could do with some upgrades/renovation Looks a bit worn out. Loved it for location, polite service and gym
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Other trip Oct 2, 2012
BES
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5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Well Located"
Easy walking to Castle & other sites, restaurants, local shops & bars. Service was excellent.
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Other trip Oct 2, 2012
Mike
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5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Family Friendly Hotel"
Very family friendly. Can't compare with hotels in Paris that did not allow a baby for a room for two! The Scotsman staffs really welcomed our two year old very active daughter. We stayed five nights and it was very comfortable throughout. Highly recommendable for families with young kids.
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Sep 26, 2012
Kay
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