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The Scotsman Hotel

4-star hotel in Old Town Edinburgh with 2 bars/lounges and restaurant

  • Free WiFi
From
£195

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20 North Bridge, Edinburgh, EH1 1TR, Scotland, United Kingdom
9.2.Superb.
  • We stayed in a suite and it was beautiful. We enjoyed every moment of our 2 night stay.

    Sep 17, 2021

  • Great hotel but poor location for disabled. Additionally no real directions if you use…

    Sep 14, 2021

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Enhanced health and safety measures

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wear personal protective equipment
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Contactless check-in is available
  • Individually wrapped food options are available

Guests rated location

Walkable
Convenient
Shopping
Dining options
Safe
  • Parking available
  • Free WiFi
  • Non-smoking
  • Air Conditioning

Property highlights

Main amenities

  • 79 smoke-free guestrooms
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Restaurant and 2 bars/lounges
  • Breakfast available
  • 4 meeting rooms
  • 24-hour front desk

For families

  • Private bathroom
  • Television
  • Free toiletries
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry facilities
  • Iron/ironing board

What’s around

  • In Old Town Edinburgh
  • Princes Street - 1-minute walk
  • Royal Mile - 1-minute walk
  • City Art Centre - 1-minute walk
  • Edinburgh Dungeon - 2-minute walk
  • Edinburgh Vaults - 3-minute walk

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Enter dates for 2 guests

Guests
  • 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
  • Family Suite, 1 Bedroom (Double or Twin)

What’s around

Landmarks

  • In Old Town Edinburgh
  • Princes Street - 1-minute walk
  • Royal Mile - 1-minute walk
  • City Art Centre - 1-minute walk
  • Edinburgh Dungeon - 2-minute walk
  • Edinburgh Vaults - 3-minute walk
  • Museum of Childhood - 3-minute walk
  • City Chambers - 3-minute walk
  • Real Mary King's Close - 4-minute walk
  • Parliament House - 4-minute walk
  • St. Giles' Cathedral - 4-minute walk

Getting around

  • Edinburgh Airport (EDI) 32-min drive
  • Edinburgh (ZXE-Edinburgh Waverly Train Station) 1-min walk
  • Edinburgh Waverley Station 3-min walk
  • Edinburgh Haymarket Station 28-min walk
Profile: Old Town Edinburgh

Profile: Old Town Edinburgh

Old Town is acclaimed for its castle and museums, and visitors here can explore Royal Mile and Grassmarket. This historical neighbourhood in Edinburgh is well known for its monuments and restaurants.

Appreciated for its art, this neighbourhood's cultural attractions include Edinburgh Castle and Festival Theatre. You can browse for treasures at Princes Street and Geoffrey Kiltmakers and Weavers.

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20 North Bridge, Edinburgh, EH1 1TR, Scotland, United Kingdom

At a glance

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 79 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 10 floors

Arriving/leaving

  • Check-in time 3:00 PM-anytime
  • Check-out time is 11 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions.

Special check-in instructions

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

Children

  • No cots (infant beds)

Pets

  • Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)

Internet

  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms

Parking

  • 24-hours off-site parking nearby (GBP 17.50 per night); discounts available

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
*See fees & policies for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink

  • Buffet breakfast daily (surcharge)
  • 2 bars/lounges
  • Restaurant
  • 24-hour room service
  • Coffee/tea in a common area

Things to do

  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Golfing nearby

Working away

  • Number of meeting rooms - 4
  • Conference space
  • Conference space size (feet) - 646
  • Conference space size (meters) - 60

Services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services

Facilities

  • Number of buildings/towers: 1
  • Year Built – 1899
  • Lift
  • Fireplace in lobby

Accessibility

  • Wheelchair-accessible concierge desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible meeting spaces/business centre
  • Wheelchair-accessible on-site restaurant

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Italian
  • Spanish

In the room

Home comforts

  • In-room climate control (air conditioning)
  • Minibar
  • Bathrobes
  • Slippers
  • Iron/ironing board

Sleep well

  • Hypo-allergenic bedding available
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Premium bedding

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Designer toiletries
  • Hair dryer

Be entertained

  • 55-inch TV
  • Digital TV channels

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone

Food and drink

  • Free bottled water

More

  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Special features

Dining

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

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Buffet breakfast is offered for an extra charge of GBP 14.95 for adults and GBP 7.95 for children (approximately)
  • Early check-in can be arranged for an extra charge (subject to availability, amount varies)

PetsPay at property

  • Service animals exempt from fees

ParkingPay at property

  • Parking is available nearby and costs GBP 17.50 per night (656 ft away; open 24 hours)

Hygiene & cleanliness

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; the property is cleaned and disinfected with electrostatic spray.

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; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions; contactless room service is available; masks are required in public areas; reservations are required for some on-site facilities.

Contactless check-in and contactless checkout are available.

Enhanced food service safety measures are in place.

Individually wrapped food options are available for breakfast.

Policies

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

This property welcomes guests of all sexual orientations and gender identities (LGBTQ friendly).

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 Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Eurocard and debit cards. Cash is not accepted.

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*See fees & policies for additional details or extra charges

FAQs

  • Yes, The Scotsman Hotel 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 that you check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, social distancing measures are in place and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
  • No, unfortunately, but there's discounted parking nearby.
  • Sorry, pets aren't allowed, but service animals are welcome.
  • You can check in from 3:00 PM - anytime. There's a charge for early check-in (amount may vary, subject to availability). Check-out time is 11 AM. Contactless social distancing and check-out are available.
  • Yes, there's an on-site restaurant, Grand Cafe. Nearby restaurants include Monteiths (3-min walk), Chop House (3-min walk) and La Garrigue (3-min walk).
  • Have fun with nearby activities such as cycling and practise your swing at the nearby golf course. The Scotsman Hotel also has 2 bars.
9.2.Superb.
  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Lovely stay, in a great location.

    Wonderful stay, staff very friendly, especially the breakfast team. Room was excellent, large and very comfortable, we had paid for a view which was nice. Bathroom needs a bit of a paint in places. But lovely big shower. Need to ask fir conditioner. Has a hairdryer and straighteners. Water, tea and coffee provided. Comfortable seats to relax in, and large bed. Radio and TV in room. Breakfast is fabulous, great choices and all excellent quality. The staff in the breakfast room were terrific. The hotel is in a perfect location, right in the middle of everything. So much to do and see in Edinburgh.

    Christine, 3 night trip, Sep 6, 2021

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  • 8.0.Very good

    Central hotel with smart rooms.

    Pleasant stay although Superior room (Hotel.com rated) didn’t match The Scotsman rating as fairly basic without a view. We did expect much more but do not think that’s the hotels fault ! Lots of renovations in the basement so lots of banging through the day and not happy with workmen travelling in the lift with guests when it states only one person or household. Perhaps one lift for serves only. Excellent customer service from reception and bar staff. Unfortunately breakfast is haphazard and would recommend getting room service and paying a fee for the tray. The chef and serving staff cannot cope at breakfast and everyday eggs were missing. It took us three mornings before we got a fried egg. Comfy beds and lovely toiletries. Very obliging bar staff and reception desk.

    Kathryn, 3 night trip, Sep 5, 2021

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  • 6.0.Good

    Edinburgh weekend shopping trip

    Unable to stop outside of the hotel to drop of bags as advised in email from the hotel due to road works. Long walk uphill with luggage to get from car park to the hotel. Bed very hard and uncomfortable but maybe that’s just individual preference. I would request a room with a view as our room was at the back of the hotel overlooking a bar, bit noisy at points.

    Kathleen, 1 night family trip, Sep 4, 2021

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  • 8.0.Very good

    Hotel was great, lovely rooms nothing was any hassle. Breakfast was good food but the service for breakfast wasn’t great at all going them rude and ordering was not great but everything else was great

    Lorraine, 2 night trip, Aug 28, 2021

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    The hotel room was lovely, beds were comfortable and the staff were really friendly and helpful when we had to make last minute changes.

    3 night family trip, Aug 22, 2021

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Wonderful from start to finish

    What a wonderful hotel aesthetically and in comfort. We booked the senior suite and we were so happy. The staff were so attentive and professional we felt spoilt! Thank you, The Scotsman, we can’t wait to stay again.

    Emma, 1 night trip, Aug 21, 2021

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Staff are very attentive and helpful, hotel has some fantastic historical features and superb location. Lovely bar on-site.

    Hazel, 1 night trip, Aug 21, 2021

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Fantastic hotel

    Very good hotel with lovely views of Edinburgh. Arran Aromatics, GHD hair dryer and straighteners are nice touches. Would certainly stay again. If I was critical, the only downside was that the shower wasn’t the warmest but it was definitely overlooked.

    CALUM, 1 night trip, Aug 5, 2021

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Great hotel for a short holiday

    Had a wonderful 3 nights at The Scotsman. Room was superb - we had paid a bit more for a bigger room but it surpassed our expectations. Bath was huge/deep, our room was very comfortable (nice to have some biscuits & water as well as tea & coffee). Staff were friendly and attentive. Couldn't find fault, would love to stay there again.

    Guy, 3 night trip, Aug 3, 2021

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Excellent stay at The Scotsman hotel

    We really enjoyed celebrating our 35th wedding anniversary by staying at The Scotsman hotel. We would recommend staying here for the location & the high quality accommodation, food and staff and would love to return for another stay

    Maxine, 3 night trip, Aug 1, 2021

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