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The Scotsman Hotel

4-star hotel with restaurant, near Princes Street

  • Free WiFi
From
£325

Restrictions related to your trip

This destination may have COVID-19 travel restrictions in place, including specific restrictions for lodging. Check any national, local and health advisories for this destination before you book.

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20 North Bridge, Edinburgh, EH1 1TR, Scotland, United Kingdom
9.0.Superb.
  • Stayed 3 nights but would not stay here again. There was only 1 person working on check…

    Apr 25, 2022

  • It is a really lovely hotel with a luxurious feel to the rooms. Perfect location for…

    Apr 11, 2022

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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
  • Restaurants and bar/lounge
  • Breakfast available
  • 4 meeting rooms
  • 24-hour front desk

For families

  • Private bathroom
  • Cable/satellite television channels
  • Television
  • Free toiletries
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry facilities

What’s around

  • In Old Town Edinburgh
  • Princes Street - 1-minute walk
  • Royal Mile - 1-minute walk
  • Edinburgh Dungeon - 2-minute walk
  • St. Giles' Cathedral - 4-minute walk
  • Festival Theatre - 6-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
  • Edinburgh Dungeon - 2-minute walk
  • St. Giles' Cathedral - 4-minute walk
  • Festival Theatre - 6-minute walk
  • St. Andrew Square - 7-minute walk
  • Scott Monument - 7-minute walk
  • National Museum of Scotland - 8-minute walk
  • Camera Obscura and World of Illusions - 8-minute walk
  • University of Edinburgh - 8-minute walk

Getting around

  • Edinburgh Airport (EDI) 37-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

  • This destination may have COVID-19 travel restrictions in place, including specific restrictions for lodging. Check any national, local and health advisories for this destination before you book.

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)
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • 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
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • 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 18.95 for adults and GBP 7.95 for children (approximately)
  • Early check-in can be arranged for an extra charge (subject to availability, amount varies)

ParkingPay at property

You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property at time of service, check-in or check-out:
  • 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 check-out 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 credit cards 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 The Milkman (3-min walk), Forsyth's Tea Room (3-min walk) and Monteiths (3-min walk).
  • Have fun with nearby activities such as cycling and practise your swing at the nearby golf course.
9.0.Superb.
  • 8.0.Very good

    Hit and miss

    The Scotsman was disappointing to be honest. Its a beautiful building in a great location but quality control issues taint the experience. We booked a junior suite and had two problems; Wifi that was super slow or unavailable depending on when you attempted to connect. Second there were (what I assume to be) tomato sauce stains, in the hallway, by the door, at the food of the bed and on the couch. I mentioned both issues to two different receptionist but the issues were corrected. No explanation or communication after either complaint. In my opinion the room should not be let in that state. I should be taken out of circulation and cleaned property. We saw another couple take the room directly after us so we know the carpets and couch were not cleaned again.

    Andrew, 2 night trip, Apr 1, 2022

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  • 6.0.Good

    Public areas fabulous but room was disappointing

    Fiona, 1 night trip, Apr 1, 2022

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Lovely hotel in a perfect location

    This hotel is beautifully presented and charming in a modern sort of way. The high ceilings give an impression of space and the chandeliers and decor in The Grand Cafe are impressive and welcoming. Our stay of 5 nights couldn’t have been more perfect for exploring Edinburgh. Our Reporter room gave us a good base with luxury bathroom and comfortable bed. The service was friendly and helpful from all staff members.

    Glynis, 5 night trip, Mar 28, 2022

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  • 8.0.Very good

    Excellently positioned for seeing the sites of Edinburgh. Friendly staff all very helpful

    3 night trip, Mar 22, 2022

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  • 2.0.Poor

    Very disappointing

    Booked for 50th birthday and 10th wedding anniversary and booked suite. Had issues with room (heating and internet) which couldn’t be fixed so were promised new room next day and reduction on room rate. Moved next day to smaller suite and had to chase for reduction on room rate on 2 occasions. We were never once offered anything as a gesture and no mention about our celebration weekend. Terrible customer service and put a real dampener on what should have been a special long weekend. Shame

    Philip, 3 night family trip, Mar 18, 2022

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  • 2.0.Poor

    Avoid This Hotel

    My experience of this hotel from yhe moment we arrived until we left..we booked overnight stay with parking.there is No onsite parking facility at this hotel..when asked were would could park was told we could use NCP parking 4 minutes away at 25% Discount..my partner went to park car. 45 minutes later he called to say could not find car park..reception gave us car park post code..which after another 30 minutes. Still could not find car park..so parked another car park..we were given a free drink ..went out for dinner..picked up car thought we would try find the car park again we could not find..we tried calling reception..no one answered telephone over 40 minutes we went back to original car park. Back to hotel spoke reception they informed us telephone not working..went to bar at almost 11pm To be told residents bar closed at 11pm..it yhe worse experience ever..reception staff very poor. Not interested ..checked out this morning asked did we enjoy our stay by reception manger Said No Asked why explained our experience..she said she did not know why bar was closed?? And no report of telephone being out of use last night..she really did not know what to say to us. I would advise anyone looking to book this hotel to Avoid this place. Pooor Poor Dreadful communication

    Jacqueline, 1 night trip, Mar 13, 2022

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  • 8.0.Very good

    Great hotel needs a bigger reception

    Hotel was lovely. Great position and our suite was big and nicely decorated. The only real negative is the size of reception and the single member of staff working there. First impressions weren’t great and we stood waiting for a long time to get checked in and subsequently anything else needed through reception. This is however a false representation of the hotel, which is magic apart from that.

    Julian, 3 night trip, Mar 8, 2022

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Sightseeing trip

    Beautiful hotel and great customer service

    Amanda, 2 night trip with friends, Mar 7, 2022

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    City break

    Location perfect for access to the rail station, easy check in, excellent breakfast with service from friendly staff who were a real asset to the hotel. Clean, nicely furnished and decorated room. Would definitely recommend.

    Debbie, 4 night trip, Feb 28, 2022

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Excellent stay

    Brilliant hotel and great location. The market street entrance is handy for the station

    Robert, 3 night trip, Feb 22, 2022

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