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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
Great location
Fantastic service
Bar and Beverages
Bar is awesome
Value for money
Fairly good value for money
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The Scotsman Hotel, Edinburgh

from $136
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About The Scotsman Hotel, Edinburgh

The Scotsman Hotel is on North Bridge in central Edinburgh, Scotland. The Royal Mile and Princes Street, the capital's main shopping street, are just one block from the boutique hotel. The National Gallery of Scotland and St Giles Cathedral are 5 minutes away by foot, while Edinburgh Castle is just a 10-minute walk away. Waverley Bridge railway station is opposite the hotel. Edinburgh Airport (EDI) is 8 miles away.

Hotel Features.
Called The Scotsman Hotel because it once housed the Victorian offices of The Scotsman newspaper, this majestic building was restored and converted to a boutique hotel in 2001. Original period features blend with contemporary art and furniture in the oak-paneled lobby to provide guests with a grand welcome. North Bridge Brasserie serves regional cuisine and is known for its marble pillars and wood paneling complemented by a dramatic steel floor and staircase. Free WiFi is also available to guests.

The Scotsman Hotel's 69 guestrooms combine modern, neutral tones with tweed fabrics. Serving hatches mean that room service need not disturb guests. Rooms have climate control, free WiFi, minibars, safes, tea/coffee making facilities, and coffee tables with inset Edinburgh Monopoly boards.

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.

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
  • Edinburgh Playhouse Theatre - 9 min walk
  • Greyfriars Kirk - 9 min walk
  • Princes Street Gardens - 11 min walk
  • Edinburgh Castle - 12 min walk
  • Palace of Holyroodhouse - 12 min walk
  • University of Edinburgh - 13 min walk

Getting around

  • Edinburgh (EDI) - 25 min drive
  • Edinburgh Waverley Station - 2 min walk
  • Edinburgh Haymarket Station - 10 min drive
  • Slateford Station - 12 min drive
  • Discounted offsite parking

Recent reviews

Fabulous 8.6 From 553 reviews

The Scotsman Hotel, Edinburgh
Our family truly enjoyed the Scotsman and all of Edinburgh!!! Ok
Maria, us2 night trip
The Scotsman Hotel, Edinburgh
Best place in Edinburgh
This was a lovely old building to stay in. The room was big and spacious and so nice. The staff went over and above to help on any request. They are located close to everything I wanted to do. I will come back and stay there again.
Rita, us1 night trip
The Scotsman Hotel, Edinburgh
Well worth the price
Tim, us2 night trip
The Scotsman Hotel, Edinburgh
Excellent hotel- excellent staff
Really unique building (used to be Scotsman newspaper headquarters). We’re from the U.S., and it was nice to be in a hotel that felt different from what we have here. Staff was great! TV wasn’t working second night, and they offered to switch our room or give us free drinks; we opted for the drinks, and they gave us free whisky and still had the tv fixed by the next day. Bartender, Declan, at the onsite bar was totally awesome. He knew everything about whisky and was really a delight to talk to and learn from. Overall, a wonderful experience!
Elizabeth, us3 night trip
The Scotsman Hotel, Edinburgh
Very Good8.0
The hotel was warm and inviting and the rooms were spacious. We requested adjoining rooms but got 2 rooms on different floors. Luckily the lift was conveniently located. We are planning to return this summer.
A Traveler, us3 night trip

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