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Premium bedding, in-room safe, iron/ironing board, free WiFi
Premium bedding, in-room safe, iron/ironing board, free WiFi
Premium bedding, in-room safe, iron/ironing board, free WiFi
Premium bedding, in-room safe, iron/ironing board, free WiFi

Overview of The Scott

The Scott

4.0 star property
4-star hotel with restaurant, near Royal Mile

9.6/10 Exceptional

26 verified guest reviews

Popular amenities

  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Non-smoking
  • Bathtub
  • Electric vehicle charging point
  • Restaurant
The price is $117
Price available on 1/30/2023
18 Holyrood Park Rd, Edinburgh, Scotland, EH16 5AY

Room options

About this area

What's nearby

  • In Newington
  • Royal Mile - 23 min walk
  • Edinburgh Castle - 30 min walk
  • University of Edinburgh - 6 min drive
  • Princes Street - 12 min drive
  • Edinburgh Playhouse Theatre - 13 min drive
  • George Street - 18 min drive
  • Edinburgh Zoo - 22 min drive

Getting around

  • Edinburgh Airport (EDI) - 36 min drive
  • Newcraighall Station - 10 min drive
  • Edinburgh (ZXE-Edinburgh Waverly Train Station) - 25 min walk
  • Edinburgh Waverley Station - 27 min walk


  • Cafe Cassis - 7 min walk
  • Voujon - 8 min walk
  • Annakut Restaurant - 8 min walk
  • The Abbey - 9 min walk
  • Verdo - 9 min walk

About this property

The Scott

The Scott puts you 1.2 mi (1.9 km) from Royal Mile and 1.5 mi (2.5 km) from Edinburgh Castle. You can relax with a drink at the bar/lounge, and the restaurant is the perfect spot to grab a bite to eat.



Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter
Follows industry cleaning and disinfection practices of COVID-19 Guidelines (WHO)
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 36 rooms


  • Check-in time from 3:00 PM - anytime
  • Minimum check-in age - 18
  • Check-out time is 11:00 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions.

Special check-in instructions

  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • The onsite bar is not staffed. Guests may purchase drinks and refreshments at the self-service bar from noon to 1 AM. Payment details are available at the front desk.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed
  • Service animals welcome


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Free onsite self parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site
  • Onsite parking limited
  • Electric vehicle charging point on site

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Full breakfast (surcharge) each morning 7:30 AM–10:30 AM
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge


  • 24-hour front desk


  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible restaurant
  • Wheelchair-accessible lounge
  • Upper floors accessible by stairs only
  • Well-lit path to entrance


  • English

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • 30-inch flat-screen TV
  • Digital TV channels

Home comfort

  • Electric kettle
  • Iron/ironing board

Sleep well

  • Premium bedding

Freshen up

  • Bathtub or shower
  • Rainfall showerhead
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi
  • Phone

Food and drink

  • Free tea bags/instant coffee


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe
  • Guidebooks/recommendations

Special features


Red Room Bar self-service - Onsite bar.

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Full breakfast is offered for an extra charge of GBP 17.00 for adults and GBP 17.00 for children (approximately)

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property, and bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of COVID-19 Guidelines (WHO).


This property does not have elevators.

Guests can rest easy knowing there's a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, a first aid kit, and window guards on site.

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

This property accepts credit cards, debit cards and cash.

Also known as

The Scott Hotel
The Scott Edinburgh
The Scott Hotel Edinburgh

Frequently asked questions

Does The Scott offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, The Scott does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
How much does it cost to stay at The Scott?
As of Jan 28, 2023, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at The Scott on Jan 30, 2023 start from $117, excluding taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at The Scott?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Are pets allowed at The Scott?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed, but service animals are welcome.
Is parking offered on site at The Scott?
Yes, there's free self parking. Parking spots may be limited. Electric vehicle charging is available.
What are the check-in and check-out times at The Scott?
You can check in from 3:00 PM - anytime. Check-out time is 11:00 AM.
Are there restaurants at or near The Scott?
Yes, there's an onsite restaurant, Red Room Bar self-service. Nearby restaurants include Cafe Cassis (7-min walk), Voujon (8-min walk), and Annakut Restaurant (8-min walk).
What's the area around The Scott like?
The Scott is a short 14-minute walk from University of Edinburgh and 2 minutes' walk from Holyrood Park.







Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities




8/10 Very Good

Warm and welcoming stay for New Year
The hotel is warm, traditional and comfortable. Our chosen room sadly flooded the night before we arrived but the staff were more than attentive in offering us an alternative and refunding the difference. The breakfast was superb also. The location is a little outside the old town but if you don’t mind a mile walk it’s no problem at all
Jen, 2-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Brian, 3-night trip
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8/10 Very Good

Bernard, 2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Brilliant.... A little gem!!!
Fantastic hotel with lovely breakfast and staff
H, 2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Wedding celebration
A great stay with great service. Breakfast is amazing! We came to stay here for a few days after our wedding. We were welcomed with wine, a smile and a great room!
Patrick, 2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Craig, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Fabulous hotel
The building itself is stunning with beautiful furnishings in the reception room. Our room was great and even had steps up to a wee turret. The shower room was lovely, spacious and light with a great shower. The bedding was really sumptuous, we went home wanting to buy it for our own bed. Both members of staff at check in and check out we're efficient and friendly.
Julie, 1-night trip
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8/10 Very Good

Wonderful weekend
We arrived late and it was difficult to work out how to get to the hotel There is no lift so you have to take the stairs The room had just been refurbished and was beautiful especially the shower and bathroom The staff where amazing and the breakfast was good. Vegetarian options available The one down side is there is no bar ! In the hotel, you have to go out and get a drink either at the hotel next door before 22:00 or off campus ( the hotel is in Edinburgh university
Nicholas, 2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Andrew, 1-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Loved the character of the building , rooms decorated and furnished to high standard
paul, 1-night romance trip
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