4.1 out of 5

"excellent location, excellent breakfast extremely good value for price " More

By a verified traveller on Sat 27 Jan 2018

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Hotel Description

Our customers tell us that they enjoy the sightseeing around The Scotsman Hotel. During your stay, you're just a quick walk from Princes Street. You'll find features such as free WiFi in public areas, plus a restaurant and a bar. Built in 1899, this 4-star hotel has 72 rooms over 10 floors. Enjoy your stay with amenities like free WiFi and satellite TV channels in each room.

  • All rooms offer 24-hour room service, satellite TV and minibars
  • Free WiFi
  • Options for a bite to eat or a relaxing drink include a restaurant, a coffee shop and a bar/lounge
  • Buffet breakfast served daily for a fee
  • Services include dry cleaning/laundry, luggage storage and wedding services
  • Guests like the accommodation for the comfy beds, overall comfort and nice bathrooms
  • Steps from Princes Street and Royal Mile

Classic Double Room

Bed Count 1 Double Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
£138 per night

Deluxe Suite

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Comfort Double or Twin Room

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Junior Double or Twin Room

Bed Count 2 Single Beds Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Executive Double or Twin Room

Bed Count 2 Single Beds Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Executive Suite

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

The Scotsman Hotel ratings based on 54 verified reviews

Review Summary
4.1 out of 5 4.0 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.0 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for The Scotsman Hotel

Everyone (19) Couples (18) Business (4) Family (3) Friends (6) Other (2)
4 out of 5
Historic building ,close to rail station,central location.Friendly,professional staff.

Posted by on 24 Jan 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

16 Feb 2019 by The Scotsman Team

Thank you for your review of the Scotsman Hotel, We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay.

4 out of 5

Posted by on 21 Jan 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

16 Feb 2019 by The Scotsman Team

Thank you for your review of the Scotsman Hotel, We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay.

4 out of 5
Central location. Staff helpful and pleasant. Room roomy, well kept and nicely designed and comfortable.

Posted by on 6 Jan 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

16 Feb 2019 by The Scotsman Team

Thank you for your review of the Scotsman Hotel, We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay.

4 out of 5
Beautiful common areas ..lobby and stairwells are stunning..breakfast was fab..staff are lovely..extras in suite like ghd's and coffee machine were good..large suite with view ...great bathroom and toiletries..large bath and rainfall shower...room was large but felt a bit bare and soulless which would be my only criticism of the whole place

Posted by on 6 Jan 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

16 Feb 2019 by The Scotsman Team

Thank you for your review of the Scotsman Hotel, We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay.

4 out of 5

birthday weekend

Pros: character of building, friendly comfortable atmosphere
Cons: would have been nice to have biscuits each day with hospitality tray- only there for first day
Location: brill central location close to all attractions
excellent location, excellent breakfast extremely good value for price

Posted by , from yorkshire on 27 Jan 2018

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1 out of 5

Fraudulent hotel

Pros: Leaving it
Cons: Accurate advertising
Location: It is central
Hotel advertised itself with pool etc facilities. Upon arrival I was told these facilities were closed down as was the restaurant. Given this was the selection factor for paying such an exhorbitant amount for this dated hotel, I have been completely defrauded. Receptionists were unsympathetic when relaying the news of the lack of facilities. TO make things worse room service were ringing the door bell at 9am. All round an awful experience

Posted by , from london on 1 May 2017

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3 out of 5

average

Our room was too hot and we were unable to adjust the temperature. Very noisy when we opened the window. Staff were standoffish. Bedroom and bathroom nice and clean Great breakfast Dinner was average. My medium filet steak was fully cooked, no pink centre We were sitting near the kitchen and the heat lamps were constantly coming on and going off. One minute we were awash in light then in soft light. Don't sit near the kitchen The hotel is in a great location

Posted by , from Philadelphia on 12 Oct 2016

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5 out of 5

Great Weekend

Lovely hotel and room. Would recommend. Nice hotel bar, excellent breakfast delivered to the room. We made use and enjoyed the pool

Posted by on 30 Oct 2015

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2 out of 5

Couples night.

Hotel room was roasting hot and hotel stunk of rotten eggs in the morning. The bed was tiny too. Very uncomfortable stay, I was also looking forward to treatments in the spa but the second I walked into the spa area I changed my mind, it's dull and no life or feeling of luxury at all. Half the channels weren't working on the TV either. Prob the worst hotel I have stayed in, would never ever recommend it to anyway. The staff were nice though.

Posted by on 20 May 2015

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5 out of 5

Lovely Luxury Treat

The hotel was fantastic. I wanted an early check-in an to accommodate this I was allocated a different room - and a lovely upgrade. The room was wonderful. The staff were so helpful. The location was perfect. It was brilliant value in view of the upgrade. Prices in the restaurant were quite high and I decided to eat elsewhere for the evening. I paid to have breakfast the new morning and it was money well spent. Nice, relaxing environment and the food was great. My only disappointment was that the spa was advertised in a leaflet in the room but when I phoned I was told they had been fully booked for weeks. I would have preferred not to have the leaflet! I would love to stay here again. Thank you for such a brilliant break in Edinburgh

Posted by on 10 Apr 2015

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Property Features

Along with a restaurant, there's a coffee shop/café on site. You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. Public spaces have free WiFi. There are 8 meeting rooms available. The business-friendly The Scotsman Hotel also features coffee/tea in common area, laundry facilities, and dry cleaning/laundry services. This Victorian Edinburgh hotel is smoke free.

  • 1 building
  • 72 guestrooms or units
  • 10 levels
  • Built in 1899
  • Dining venue
  • Bar or lounge
  • Coffee shop
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Express check-in
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Wedding services available
  • Lift
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Laundry facilities

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Offsite parking discounted rates available

Transport

  • Airport: Edinburgh (EDI) (13.2 km / 8.2 mi)
  • Train station: Edinburgh Waverley Station (0.6 km / 0.4 mi)
  • Parking:

Room Amenities

The Scotsman Hotel offers 72 forms of accommodation with minibars and a safe. Beds feature premium bedding. Televisions come with satellite channels and pay-per-view films. Bathrooms include a complimentary bathrobe, complimentary slippers, designer toiletries and a hairdryer. Guests can surf the web using complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and telephones. Additionally, rooms include coffee/tea makers and an iron/ironing board. Housekeeping is offered on a daily basis and hypo-allergenic bedding can be requested.

  • Minibar
  • In-room dining (24 hours)
  • Satellite channels
  • Films for purchase
  • Coffee maker
  • Luxury bedding
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Hairdryer
  • Safe
  • Bathrobes
  • Slippers
  • Designer toiletries
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Blackout drapes
  • Ensuite bathroom

Food & Drink

For a fee, guests can enjoy a buffet breakfast daily from 7 AM to 10 AM.

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

24-hour room service is available.

Nearby Activities

The recreational activities listed below are available either on-site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Golfing nearby

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time ends at 10 PM
  • Check-in time starts at 2 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Check-out

  • Check-out by 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are not available.

Pets

  • No pets allowed, but service animals are welcome

Policies

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed. Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A credit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification are required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • No cots (infant beds) available
  • Only service animals are allowed

Fees

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Fee for buffet breakfast: GBP 16.95 per person (approximately)
  • Late check-out fee: GBP 30 (subject to availability)

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Scotsman Hotel Edinburgh
  • Scotsman Hotel
  • Scotsman Edinburgh
  • The Scotsman Hotel Edinburgh, Scotland