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The Scotsman Hotel, Edinburgh

4-star4 stars
20 North BridgeEdinburghScotlandEH1 1TRUnited Kingdom

4-star hotel with bar/lounge, near St. Giles' Cathedral
  • Free WiFi
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Great location
Fantastic service
Tasty breakfast
Value for money
Fairly good value for money
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From 2,726 reviewsTripAdvisor Traveller Rating

The Scotsman Hotel, Edinburgh

from $193
  • Junior Double or Twin Room
  • Classic Double Room
  • Executive Double
  • Executive Double or Twin Room
  • Junior Suite Double
  • Superior Double Room
  • Superior Double or Twin Room
  • Executive Suite
  • Deluxe Suite
  • Penthouse
  • Comfort Double or Twin Room
  • Deluxe Double or Twin Room
  • Senior Suite (Double or Twin)

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 72 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 10 floors


  • Check-in time 2 PM-10 PM
  • Check-out time is 11 AM
  • Express check-in

Required at check in

  • Credit card deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Travelling with others


  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • Discounted offsite parking

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink
  • Buffet breakfast daily (surcharge)
  • Bar/lounge
  • Coffee shop/café
  • 24-hour room service
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
Things to do
  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Golfing nearby
Working away
  • Number of meeting rooms - 8
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1
  • Year Built 1899
  • Elevator/lift

In the room

Home comforts
  • Minibar
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Bathrobes
  • Slippers
  • Iron/ironing board
Sleep well
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding available
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Premium bedding
Freshen up
  • Designer toiletries
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • Pay movies
  • Satellite TV channels
  • DVD player
Stay connected
  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone
  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available

The Scotsman Hotel, Edinburgh’s small print

Also known as

  • Hotel Scotsman
  • Scotsman Edinburgh
  • Scotsman Hotel
  • Scotsman Hotel Edinburgh
  • The Scotsman Hotel Edinburgh, Scotland


The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

Optional extras

Late check-out can be arranged for an extra charge of GBP 30

Buffet breakfast is offered for an extra charge of GBP 16.95 per person (approximately)

We have included all charges provided to us by this hotel. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

What’s around The Scotsman Hotel, Edinburgh


  • In Old Town
  • St. Giles' Cathedral - 5 min walk
  • Princes Street Gardens - 9 min walk
  • Greyfriars Kirk - 9 min walk
  • Edinburgh Playhouse Theatre - 9 min walk
  • Edinburgh Castle - 11 min walk
  • Palace of Holyroodhouse - 12 min walk
  • University of Edinburgh - 12 min walk

Getting around

  • Edinburgh (EDI) - 31 min drive
  • Edinburgh Waverley Station - 1 min walk
  • Edinburgh Haymarket Station - 28 min walk
  • Slateford Station - 17 min drive
  • Discounted offsite parking

Recent reviews

Fabulous 8.6 From 615 reviews

The Scotsman Hotel, Edinburgh
Very Good8.0
Great location!
The best thing about the Scotsman is the location. You are literally on the North Bridge between Newtown and Oldtown. We easily walked everywhere. The staff was very friendly and helpful. They changed our room upon arrival hen we requested to be in a quiet non-street facing room. It was also fun to stay in an old historic building.
Melanie, us4 night trip
The Scotsman Hotel, Edinburgh
Love this hotel!
This was my second time at The Scotsman. Great hotel that is convenient to Waverly Station, the Royal Mile, Princes Street, shopping, and dining. I might suggest asking for a room that doesn't face a street; even six stories up I heard a lot of street noise during the night. I truly love this hotel for the convenience and old world charm.
Kimberly, us3 night trip
The Scotsman Hotel, Edinburgh
Expensive room, everything stopped working
We had to book at the last minute, but it is supposed to be a premier hotel. We were given one of the smaller rooms with a view of the under part of the North Bridge which is under construction. After returning from dinner, we found our TV didn't work (had previously). The maintenance and other tried for about an hour to fix, and when they couldn't compensated us with extra whiskeys (OK). In the morning however, the water went off at about 9:30 and wasn't available until we had to checkout at 11 - even though they just said to turn on the taps to full - that didn't work! To make matters worse, all plugs stopped working at the same time. We heard there were problems on the floor below; however, that didn't resolve our issue of not being able to prepare for the day or checkout. And at checkout we received just a 'sorry for your troubles' but your bill has been paid. It was a very expensive room with not many amenities after all. Won't stay again. All employees were pleasant, and the afternoon tea, the bar, all good. Construction on front entrance should be done soon.
A Traveler, us1 night trip
The Scotsman Hotel, Edinburgh
Lovely experience
Michelo, us1 night trip
The Scotsman Hotel, Edinburgh
excellent, friendly service; ideal location; historic setting with enough modern amenities to provide the perfect setting for Edinburgh
Kevin, us2 night trip

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The Scotsman Hotel, Edinburgh

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