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20 North BridgeEdinburghScotlandEH1 1TRUnited Kingdom, ‏‎800-491-6126
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4.5 / 5Excellent

Score breakdown (from 305 reviews)

  • Location
    Great location
  • Service
    Fantastic service
  • Wellness Area
    Great wellness & sports facilities
  • Pool
    Great pool
  • Value for money
    Poor value for money
  • Cleanliness
    Dirty
5.0 / 5Outstanding
Hotel is in an ideal location for this beautiful city. You can walk to most of the key attractions and best restaurants in the city. In addtion, it is within a 2 minute walk of the train station. The concierges could not have been more helpful in arranging dinner and evening events. We will definitely be coming back.
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Nov 26, 2013
A Traveler
US
3.0 / 5Good
"Nice hotel but terrible room"
my room was on the ground floor facing a courtyard. everyone could see inside so I had keep the curtains closed the entire time. it was a cave. they should not assign such a room without a warning and some kind of compensation.
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Nov 4, 2013
Francesca
US
4.0 / 5Excellent
"Great hotel near train station"
What we liked the most about the hotel was its wonderful staff. We loved the classic old style of the Edwardian rooms of the hotel. The restaurant was as good as it gets, wonderful food and great service.
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Nov 1, 2013
D.
US
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Best hotel in Edinburgh!"
If I could, I would give the Scotsman more than five stars. The location of the hotel is ideal for anyone visiting Edinburgh. It's located just above the Waverly train station and within a few minutes walk to the Royal Mile. The staff were more than friendly and willing to help with anything, even make recommendations as to where to eat/drink. They have their own brasserie and bar. Didn't eat in the brasserie; however, visited the bar a few times. They offer a Map of Scotland scotch tasting experience which if pared with food; a must try. The bar staff were more than helpful and very friendly. We have decided that this will be the only hotel in Edinburgh we will stay during future visits. It's worth the price, ten times over.
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4 night trip Oct 20, 2013
Andy S
US
4.0 / 5Excellent
"Beautiful hotel, perfect location"
The Scotsman Hotel was beautiful, and perfectly located. About one block off the Royal Mile and close to everything you'd want to see and do!!
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Oct 22, 2013
Sunny
US
4.0 / 5Excellent
Great home base while touring the country; very nice room, wonderful amenities, restaurant was very good and concierges were extremely helpful and friendly. We reserved originally for three days but happily ended up spending 10.
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3 night trip Oct 9, 2013
Al and Terri Winter
US
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Very Nice"
We enjoyed our 2 day stay at this historic hotel. It was a bit hard to find the hotel as they don't really have a drive-up drop-off place but the location of the hotel ended up perfect for hitting all the tourist spots. The hotel staff was very nice and helpful. The room was great - all decked out in wool plaid. The only problem is the lack of air conditioning. It was August and we had to open the windows and the street is a bit noisy.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
2 night trip Jul 28, 2013
Pam
US
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Terrific Location"
The Scotsman is in the perfect location and our room was elegant and comfortable. The room was impeccably clean and staff were all attentive and helpful. Only two complaints. The breakfast is very pricey and the reading lamps beside the bed are ridiculously dim. I would definitely stay here again though, next time we travel to Edinburgh.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
4 night family trip Oct 5, 2013
Kendal
US
4.0 / 5Excellent
"Scotsman Hotel"
Great location close to pubs and shops. Very nice room, small but clean and updated with nice linens. Staff incredibly helpful! Enjoyed the bar. Would love to stay again
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night trip Sep 30, 2013
Deb M
US
3.0 / 5Good
"Fine, except for a VERY small bed"
Hotel is very nice and the staff were exceptional. Only problem was a small room with an even smaller bed. Size was smaller than an American standard double bed. When used to a queen or king bed, this was not acceptable for the price of the hotel.
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1 night trip Sep 27, 2013
Bill & Carlene
US
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
US
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
US
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Great"
Had a great time
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3 night business trip Sep 4, 2013
Jill
US
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
US
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
US
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!
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Aug 10, 2013
Pat
US
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
US
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.
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Aug 7, 2013
BJ
US
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
US
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!
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
2 night family trip Jul 3, 2013
A Traveler
US
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.
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Jul 15, 2013
Linda
US
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!!!!
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Jul 13, 2013
Roryla
US
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.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
3 night family trip Jun 29, 2013
Tom
US
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.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
3 night family trip Jul 1, 2013
Richard
US
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.
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Jul 5, 2013
A Traveler
US
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
US
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"The Scotsman Hotel, Edinburgh, Scotland"
Very helpful staff. Our room was upgraded. Very good views of city from room.
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Jun 25, 2013
Richard
US
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.
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Jun 16, 2013
sally
US
5.0 / 5Outstanding
Very enjoyable. Andrew was extremely helpful.
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1 night trip Jun 6, 2013
A Traveler
US
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.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
2 night business trip Jun 2, 2013
Jean
US
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.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
2 night trip May 28, 2013
A Traveler
US
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Scotsman"
Atmospheric hotel in the heart of Edinburgh's tourist attractions.
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip May 30, 2013
A Traveler
US
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!
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night romance trip May 17, 2013
nwsmith
US
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
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip May 20, 2013
A Traveler
US
5.0 / 5Outstanding
Lovely hotel. Especially attentive staff! Great experience.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
3 night trip with friends Apr 24, 2013
A Traveler
US

The following English reviews were posted by hotel guests from other countries:

5.0 / 5Outstanding
The hotel was excellent and the service was fantastic. The staff were very helpful and made our 30th Anniversary celebrations perfect. The only negative comment I would have is that the bar was a bit cold at night, due to the draught coming through the outside doors, but that is a minor detail. I will definitely recommend this hotel to all of my friends and family. Thank you!
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night romance trip Apr 11, 2016
A Traveler
GB
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Mini break"
We loved our time in Edinburgh at the Scotsman, our only comment was the beds were quite hard and on the second night our backs did suffer slightly! Everything else was exceptional however, and this is does not put us off coming back.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
2 night romance trip Apr 6, 2016
A Traveler
GB
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"scotsman"
Fantastic hotel and staff
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1 night romance trip Apr 3, 2016
Hailey
GB
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Wonderful stay!"
My boyfriend and I booked into The Scotsman for his birthday due to location as its central and you have a view of all the main attractions from around the hotel. It's tucked into old town as well so there's beautiful architecture all around. However by the time we checked in we were engaged! The hotel staff were incredibly warm and thoughtful as they had prosecco and complimentary chocolates and macarons brought to our room. The service was impeccable and the hotel itself is so beautiful. We were shown to our room and given a brief overview of what the hotel had to offer in terms of breakfast, dinner and spa facilities. The concierge Nick was fantastic and really helpful. Anything you need, just ask. The shower and bathroom were brilliant and there were plenty of tea, coffee options plus a mini bar if you so wished. We both work in customer service so we appreciate how trying it can be at times so thank you for being so lovely! We will definitely be going back! Thanks!
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night romance trip Apr 4, 2016
Verity
GB
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"FANTASTIC"
Myself and my partner had a fantastic stay. We went to a restaurant 10 mins walk called Thai Orchid which was fantastic then back to the hotel. The hotel is central location me all the staff are very pleasant they go that extra step to make you feel happy and comfortable. The spa was also very clean and well looked after. So if you book take swimming stuff as you don't want to miss out. The bathroom in the hotel especially the shower was one of the best I have been to and the beds were fantastic. Will definitely be returning.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night romance trip Mar 24, 2016
A Traveler
GB
3.0 / 5Good
"no onsite carparking and no legal drop off places"
when booking the hotel we were advised the parking was really close by and there was easy access for droppping off passengers and luggage .... well after 2 laps of the city block in peak hour traffic we find no onsite carparking and no legal drop off places and limited support from the staff .... nice hotel but the staff are not very helpful ....
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night romance trip Mar 17, 2016
A Traveler
AU
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"The Scotsman was a real treat!"
My daughter and I visited for a graduation trip to the UK and our stay at the Scotsman was a highlight! Great location for transport, hotel was very upscale for the money and the staff and food were excellent. Will definitely stay again!
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night family trip Mar 22, 2016
David
GB
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Great and all too short stay at a special hotel"
Too short time to discover all the possibilities at this very exclusive hotel
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night family trip Mar 23, 2016
A Traveler
IE
4.0 / 5Excellent
"Historic hotel - attentive staff and heated pool"
This hotel is in central Edinburgh. It is historic and has a wonderful, large heated pool and enormous workout facility. The restaurant is good (only had breakfast). The lobby is somewhat small. The staff was very good!
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night trip with friends Dec 12, 2015
katherine
CA
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"friendly"
Just stayed overnight,and was excellent ,staff very friendly, and breakfast great with lots of choice, I would stay there again.freindly
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night romance trip Mar 17, 2016
ralph
GB
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Location, location, location (and breakfast)"
Fantastic hotel, fantastic location, fantastic breakfast!
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night romance trip Mar 12, 2016
Moray
GB
4.0 / 5Excellent
Staff ufailingly polite and very service-oriented to a degree seldom matched. Unfortunately wifi in room was very unstable to say the least. I understood wifi-installation was quite new and hotel surprised about lack of stability and would look into it.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night business trip Mar 10, 2016
A Traveler
GB
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"21st celebration stay with family"
On arrival I told the reception staff that we were staying to celebrate my daughters 21st. I was taken to our rooms next door to each other by the concierge in a quiet part of the hotel and the staff made arrangement to leave chocolates in my daughters room - nice touch! My wife and I had a lovely big room, very comfortable, which looked like it had just been decorated. It was perfect and had plenty of room for us all to spend time in after dinner. We enjoyed a relaxing time in the bar in the evening and breakfast in the morning was great, in a very pleasant and informal setting. Location is perfect, right between the Royal Mile and Waverley train station so handy for everything we needed. I would highly recommend The Scotsman Hotel.
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1 night family trip Mar 5, 2016
Ian
GB
4.0 / 5Excellent
"Nice stay but pricey!"
Smack bang in the city centre, so it's great for shopping,eating, drinking and sightseeing. Parking is a pain, especially if you have lots of bags as the car park is a good 10-15 minutes away. My only gripes though we're that the hot breakfast was hugely expensive for a help yourself buffet style, that was just ok and the mattress was so uncomfortable!
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1 night business trip Feb 18, 2016
Martin
GB
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Birthday Celebration"
Overall excellent especially the staff A credit to Scotland The lighting in the room needs improving and the instructions for using the lights cannot be easily read and are v poorly located. A book on how to use the room facilities is needed as is a time-table re meal times One has to be very athletic to use the main shower because of door location.Grab rails on the wall would greatly improve safety. The room service should leave water in the room all the time renewing it once a day
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
2 night family trip Feb 19, 2016
Stuart
GB
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