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The Scotsman

20 North Bridge, Edinburgh EH1 1YT, Scotland
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  • 55%
    Business Travelers
  • 55%
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  • 55%
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  • The Scotsman
    Michelle McDermott
    First to Review
    3 Nov 01, 2013

    As you leave Princes Street and the imposing Balmoral Hotel and head toward North Bridge, it's almost impossible not to notice yet another one of Edinburgh's important buildings - The Scotsman Hotel, formerly the home to the Scotsman Newspaper and now a luxury 5 Star Boutique Hotel.

    Luckily for lovers of history and architecture, the interior of this building was not ripped out, along with its heart. Instead The Scotsman Hotel is crammed full of important architectural detailing: from the majestic marble staircase that former employees of the newspaper were only allowed to step on, once a year, to the oak panelling and industrial basement below.

    Nowadays, this 69-roomed hotel is the only one in Edinburgh which houses its own cinema and stainless steel swimming pool! There's also a popular Spa, a 60-station gym, treatment room, tropicarium, and a steam room and sauna.

    Upstairs the rooms are as individual as the hotel is unique. Each room is different: you can choose an Editors Room, or a Publisher and Director suite, or why not aim for the top and book The Barons Suite.

    Not overly-done, the rooms are tasteful with subtle touches like tweed headboards, some have curved corner bay windows allowing stunning views of the city afore you. There's monopoly boards for rainy days, free Wi-Fi access, and a secret cupboard where you can leave your shoes to be polished, without being disturbed by someone knocking at your door!

    Recommended for:Business TravelersHistory BuffsLocal CultureLuxury Travelers
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    5 Sep 03, 2013

    need we say more...whenever...walk just inside and admire grandeur. it is also a great place to have your afternoon tea or drinks, especially when it is raining...

    Recommended for:Luxury Travelers
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Reviews Summary

Excellent!1681 reviews across the web.

  • Guests recommend this hotel for business travelers.
  • Guests think this is a family-friendly hotel.
  • Location
    Near to public transport, according to 99%.
  • Service
    97% found the staff to be very friendly.
  • Food
    77% found the breakfast to be wonderful.
  • Grounds
    Pool was lovely, according to 74%.
  • Hotel
    Hotel is great.
  • Wellness Area
    Wellness & sports facilities were pleasant enough.
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Description

Set in the heart of Edinburgh, this hotel is close to City Art Centre and Edinburgh Castle, as well as St. Giles' Cathedral. Other attractions include Arthur's Seat.

Features.
Dining options at The Scotsman Hotel include a restaurant and a bar/lounge. Room service is available 24 hours a day. Recreational amenities include an indoor pool, a health club, a spa tub, a sauna, and a fitness facility.

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The property's full service health spa has massage/treatment rooms and beauty services. This 5.0 star property offers small meeting rooms, secretarial services, and limo/town car service. Wireless Internet access is available in public areas. This Edinburgh property has event space consisting of banquet facilities and conference/meeting rooms. Guest parking is available for a surcharge. Additional property amenities include coffee in the lobby. This is a smoke free property.

Guestrooms.
There are 69 guestrooms at The Scotsman Hotel. Beds come with premium bedding. Coffee/tea makers and minibars are offered. Bathrooms feature handheld showerheads. They also offer phones, designer toiletries, and bathrobes. Guestrooms offer CD players and voice mail. Televisions have DVD players and pay movies. Rooms also include desks, blackout drapes/curtains, electronic/magnetic keys, and trouser presses. Guests may request hypo allergenic bedding and wake up calls. A nightly turndown service and housekeeping are available. Cribs (infant beds) are available on request. Guestrooms are all non smoking.



Notifications:

  • Minimum Spring Break check in age: 18 years old

Amenities:

  • Business Center
  • Fitness Center
  • Restaurant
  • Room Service
  • Swimming Pool
  • Data Ports
  • Hair Dryer
  • Sauna
  • Voicemail
  • Electronic Room Keys
  • In-House Bar
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Clothing Iron
  • In-House Dining
  • Wake Up Service
  • Coffee & Tea Maker
  • Safe
  • Car Rental Desk
  • Mini Bar In Room

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