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 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 DVD players
  • 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 have good things to say about the accommodation for the overall comfort and nice bathrooms
  • Steps from Princes Street and Royal Mile

Classic Double Room

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
£87 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 Twin Beds Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Executive Double or Twin Room

Bed Count 2 Twin Beds Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Executive Suite

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

The Scotsman Hotel ratings based on 48 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 (13) Couples (18) Business (4) Family (3) Friends (6) Other (2)
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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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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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


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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5 out of 5

Great trip

Great stay. To be honest, for the money paid, I would either go cheaper and have something a bit less of pay a bit more and have much nicer. our room was cleaned when we were trying to get ready at 4 o'clock which was a bit late. There were around 3 male staff in the reception, not 1 ever opened the door for my partner when she went out and the doors are big, old & heavy. I think some minor changes and improvements in the small things would make a big difference to the hotel. Restaurant was very nice and would recommend the cod & scallops. Locations of the hotel is perfect. Would be better if they charged a bit more but improved service as I think this was lacking. A recommendation, porter to meet and great outside the train station to take bags as we walked up a lot of steps to get there and no one directed us to the lift. Room big and nice.

Posted by on 23 Feb 2015

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3 out of 5

over night stay

The room (201), was lovely, bit of an obstructed view but nice big room. However, music from a nightclub kept us awake till the early hours. Not what you expect from a top rated hotel. Even budget hotels guarantee a good nights sleep. Will not use the hotel again as a result.

Posted by on 4 Jan 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
  • DVD player


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Offsite parking discounted rates available


  • 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 DVD players and minibars. 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, safes 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
  • DVD player
  • Coffee maker
  • Luxury bedding
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Hairdryer
  • Safe
  • Bathrobes
  • Slippers
  • Designer toiletries
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Blackout drapes
  • Connecting rooms available

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. Open daily.

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


  • 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.


  • No pets allowed, but service animals are welcome


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


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

You should know

  • Connecting/adjoining rooms are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property at the number on your booking confirmation.