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The Scotsman Hotel, Edinburgh

This establishment has received its official star rating from VisitScotland, the National Tourist Board for Scotland.
20 North BridgeEdinburghScotlandEH1 1TRUnited Kingdom
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Excellent4.4 / 5
Room is all right
Great location
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The Scotsman Hotel, Edinburgh

from $128
  • Executive Room
  • Junior Suite
  • Deluxe Room
  • Z- Editor Room

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 69 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

Also known as

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

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)

In the hotel

Food and drink
  • Buffet breakfast daily (surcharge)
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • 24-hour room service
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
Things to do
  • Indoor pool
  • Health club
  • Full-service spa
  • Spa treatment room(s)
  • Fitness classes on site
  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Golfing nearby
  • Spa tub
  • Steam room
  • Sauna
Working away
  • Number of meeting rooms - 8
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Limo or Town Car service available
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services
  • Porter/bellhop
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1
  • Year Built 1899
  • Elevator/lift

In the room

Home comforts
  • Air conditioning
  • Minibar
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Bathrobes
  • Iron/ironing board
Sleep well
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding available
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Turndown service
  • 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

The Scotsman Hotel, Edinburgh’s small print

Also known as

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

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.

Recent reviews

Excellent 4.4 /5 from 345 reviews

The Scotsman Hotel, Edinburgh
Outstanding5.0 / 5
Great hotel with great location
This was our last day in Scotland and the hotel was perfect, we picked it for location but once we saw our room, it became the first day to sit down and relax.
1 night romance trip
The Scotsman Hotel, Edinburgh
Excellent4.0 / 5
Ideal location with an "English" feel
Very nice stay at this hotel. They were very accommodating and the location was outstanding. I would stay there again for our next trip to London.
1 night romance trip
The Scotsman Hotel, Edinburgh
Outstanding5.0 / 5
Friendly professional helpful in every way. Only possible negative was temp of room warm and no ac
4 night family trip
The Scotsman Hotel, Edinburgh
Excellent4.0 / 5
Edinburgh in August
Booked this hotel because states it has air conditioning in the room. When we arrived, the hotel staff informed us there is no air conditioning in any of the rooms. I contacted, but still see this listed on the website. We left the windows open for cool air, but due to the location of the hotel, it was very noisy throughout the night. Hotel staff was courteous, polite, and helpful in booking tours during out stay. Do not eat breakfast at the hotel, much better tasting & affordable breakfast options within walking distance of the hotel. The staff was great & made our stay pleasant.
4 night trip with friends
The Scotsman Hotel, Edinburgh
Good3.0 / 5
Not a 5-Star Hotel
Everyone at the hotel – the people who worked in reception to restaurant staff were very friendly and warm. Especially Ivor, the concierge. The food in the restaurant was also superb. The reason I rated the hotel so low is because we had a problem with the room that was not handled well -- certainly not even handled as well for a 3 star hotel. Our room had a terrible odor – like a sewer – and the carpet was damp in the front of the room. I complained about this 3 times during the two nights that we were there and also at our departure. The most that was done were bathroom towels placed on the damp carpet and then after sterner complaints – some harsh chemicals were used on the carpet but now the room just smelled more like chemicals rather than sewage, -- but the foul odor was still there! No one in management ever checked in with us – even though one of the hotel staff told me he could smell the odor, as well, even though he had a cold! We had 2 nights sleeping with the window open (making the room noisy and requiring us to put in ear plugs to sleep) and we kept the room fan on for some circulation (hotel rooms do not have A/C). All this for $600+ a night! If you don't mind this kind of treatment for this kind of price - this is your hotel. However, if you want better service when something goes wrong, stay clear of this "5-star" (ahem) hotel.
2 night family trip

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The Scotsman Hotel, Edinburgh

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