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1 room, 2 adults

The Scotsman Hotel

4-star4 stars
20 North Bridge, Edinburgh, Scotland, EH1 1TR, United Kingdom

4-star hotel with restaurant, near Princes Street
  • Free WiFi
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  • Romantuc night away with my partner. Hotel was beyond our expectations from friendly…Aug 9, 2020
  • The Scotsman did not disappoint. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay with a beautiful room,…Aug 1, 2020

The Scotsman Hotel

  • Junior Double or Twin Room
  • Executive Double
  • Classic Double Room
  • Executive Suite
  • Deluxe Suite
  • Penthouse
  • Superior Double or Twin Room
  • Deluxe Double or Twin Room
  • Senior Suite (Double or Twin)
  • Superior Double Room, 1 Double Bed
  • Deluxe Double Room, 1 Double Bed
  • Senior Suite, City View
  • Deluxe Double or Twin Room, City View

What’s around The Scotsman Hotel


  • In Old Town
  • Princes Street - 1-minute walk
  • Royal Mile - 1-minute walk
  • George Street - 7-minute walk
  • Grassmarket - 9-minute walk
  • Edinburgh Playhouse Theatre - 9-minute walk
  • Edinburgh Castle - 10-minute walk
  • University of Edinburgh - 11-minute walk

Getting around

  • Edinburgh (EDI) 40-min drive
  • Edinburgh Waverley Station 1-min walk
  • Edinburgh Haymarket Station 28-min walk
  • Slateford Station 9-min drive

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
Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card required for incidental charges

  • Government-issued photo ID may be required

  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Travelling with others


  • No cots (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • Discounted off-site parking

Payment types at the property

Other information

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

In the hotel

Food and drink
  • Buffet breakfast daily (surcharge)
  • Restaurant
  • 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
  • Concierge services
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1
  • Year Built – 1899
  • Lift
Languages Spoken
  • English

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
  • Rainfall showerhead
  • Shower only
  • Designer toiletries
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • TV
  • Pay films
  • Satellite TV channels
Stay connected
  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone
  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Special features


Grand Cafe – This restaurant serves brunch, lunch and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. Reservations are required.

The Scotsman Hotel’s small print

Also known as

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Guests can rest easy knowing that there's a smoke detector and window guards on site.

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

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; guests are provided with hand sanitiser.

Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.

Individually wrapped food options are available for breakfast.

Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 24 hours between bookings.

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 property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

FAQs for The Scotsman Hotel

  • Does The Scotsman Hotel offer free cancellation for a full refund?
    Yes, The Scotsman Hotel does have fully refundable rooms available to book on our site, which can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • Are pets allowed at The Scotsman Hotel?
    Sorry, pets aren't allowed, but service animals are welcome.
  • What are the check-in and check-out times at The Scotsman Hotel?
    You can check in from 2 PM to 10 PM. Check-out time is 11 AM. Late check-out is available for a charge of GBP 30 (subject to availability).
  • Are there restaurants at or near The Scotsman Hotel?
    Yes, there's an on-site restaurant. Nearby restaurants include Patisserie Valerie (1-min walk), Southern Cross Cafe (1-min walk) and La Locanda (2-min walk).

Recent reviews

Superb 9.0 From 831 reviews

Exceptional 10.0
Perfect stay
Just totally enjoyed the stay hotel was perfect I will be back
Jackie, gb3 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
Lovely hotel
Had a really lovely stay at The Scotsman, from the room to the staff everything was excellent.
Samantha, gb2 night trip
Very good 8.0
Executive suite
Stayed in an executive suite which was fantastic. Great views, plenty of seating, lovely comfortable bed and nice little extras. Only comments against would be heating didn't seem sufficient for the lounge and we had no milk left for us in the fridge. These are minor details and would not deter us from staying in the same room again.
Muriel, gb2 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
Outstanding Hotel!
Such a amazing hotel with friendly staff and the rooms are outstanding! The location is brilliant as well, right next to the train station. Hope to come back very soon.
Jack, gb2 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
Good service, excellent food in the bar/restaurant and lovely rooms. Definitely use this hotel again
Paul, gb1 night business trip
Exceptional 10.0
Great hotel!
Great hotel, convenient location. Staff extremely helpful and friendly, nothing was too much trouble.
Glenda, gb3 night trip
Very good 8.0
Hotel is lovely. Room heating switch on. Also work was getting done but the ladder and floor cover was left overnight
gb1 night trip with friends
Exceptional 10.0
Station near staff helpful and very polite
gb2 night trip
Very good 8.0
Alot of work going on also working on brigde out side our window very early on sunday morning
Anthony, gb2 night trip
Very good 8.0
Enjoyed our stay at the Scotsman Hotel
Kathryn, gb2 night trip

The Scotsman Hotel

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