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Hotel Description

4-star boutique hotel near Princes Street

Heart of Edinburgh

A stay at this Old Town Edinburgh hotel places you steps from Royal Mile and a 5-minute walk from Princes Street. University of Edinburgh and Edinburgh Castle are also within half a mile (1 km).

Renovated in 2019

A restaurant and a bar/lounge are featured at this hotel. Traveling on business? Take advantage of the 4 conference rooms, free WiFi in public areas, and laundry service. A lobby fireplace, luggage storage, and laundry facilities are also on offer.

Superior Double or Twin Room

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
$345* Per night/room Jul 31 - Aug 1

Deluxe Suite

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Junior Double or Twin Room

Bed Count 2 Twin Beds Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Family Suite, 1 Bedroom (Double or Twin)

Bed Count 2 King Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Executive Suite

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Executive Double

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

The Scotsman Hotel ratings based on 11 Verified Reviews

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

Guest reviews for The Scotsman Hotel

Everyone (3) Couples (2) Family (6)
4 out of 5
The staff at The Scotsman were very friendly and accomodating. The interior of the hotel was lovely, and smelled amazing. There is najor bridge construction happening right outside of the building, so that was a slight negative for convenience. The beds are very firm, so keep that in mind when booking. I enjoyed my stay at The Scotsman, and would recommend it!

Posted by on Jun 23, 2022

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Jun 23, 2022 by Christopher

Thank you for your review!

3 out of 5
I loved the old architecture, the marble staircase, the back entrance located right across the train station, the lobby, and our room. The cinema was beautiful. Then hotel was situated perfectly, a stone's throw from the train station, a 15-minute walk to Haymarket, a few minutes walk to Princes Street, and a very short walk to the Royal Mile. The breakfast buffet was great. The staff was helpful.

Posted by on Dec 15, 2021

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Dec 21, 2021 by Jodi Tamblin

Thanks for taking the time to review The Scotsman. We are delighted you enjoyed your stay. We hope you can return in the future. Kind Regards,

5 out of 5
Gorgeous hotel! Wonderful staff, amazing breakfast.

Posted by on Mar 1, 2020

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Mar 1, 2020 by Gregor

Dear Anonymous, Thank you for such a positive review! I'm so pleased you enjoyed your stay, and hope you return soon.

5 out of 5

Posted by on Dec 18, 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

Dec 18, 2019 by Divyang - Duty Manager

Greetings, We are delighted to know that you enjoyed your stay with us. We are glad to see that our staff members went above and beyond to make sure that you get most comfortable stay. We are very much looking forward to welcome you again. Thank You Divyang - Duty Manager

5 out of 5
We enjoyed our stay at this hotel. Staff was very friendly. The old Scottish decor was my favorite. This hotel used to be a newspaper building and one of the printing presses is in the lower level. The stained glass, marble, and intricate woodwork was beautiful. The breakfast was very good. Our room was huge. My only issue was when we added another night to the hotel, we were told we had to change rooms.

Posted by on Nov 3, 2019

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Nov 3, 2019 by Divyang - Duty Manager

Good morning, We very much appreciate your valuable feedback regarding your stay with The Scotsman Hotel. We are delighted to read that you had enjoyed your visit at our hotel room and decor. It is always encouraging to learn that our guests are satisfied with our service. Thank you for taking your time to share your experience, and we hope to see you again soon for another wonderful stay with us. Kind regards Divyang - Duty Manager

5 out of 5
Beautiful hotel and extremely professional staff. Walking distance from several quality pubs and restaurants.

Posted by on Sep 30, 2019

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Oct 3, 2019 by NCranston

Thankyou for taking the time to review your stay. We hope to see you again soon at The Scotsman Hotel. Warm Regards, Nick Cranston Duty Manager

5 out of 5
Everything was wonderful, staff was nice rooms were great. The only thing for improvement would be parking which is impossible due to the location. A valet service would maybe make it easier.

Posted by on Jul 17, 2019

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Jul 19, 2019 by Hotel Reception

Thanks for staying with us. We appreciate your feedback!

5 out of 5
We found the staff to be friendly and helpful, especially since one of our pieces of luggage was missing the first day and they were most helpful in getting it into our room at night. Also, the room was beautifully appointed with lovely, fun amenities.

Posted by , from New Jersey on Jul 9, 2019

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Jul 9, 2019 by NCranston

Good Evening, Im glad you enjoyed your recent stay with us and found staff helpful regarding luggage, We hope to see you again soon at the Scotsman Hotel. Warmest Regards, Nick Cranston Duty Manager

5 out of 5
Wonderful location, very clean, and excellent service. Would definitely stay again.

Posted by on Jun 26, 2019

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Jun 29, 2019 by NCranston

Good afternoon, I am delighted you enjoyed your stay with us at the Scotsman Hotel. We hope to welcome you back soon. Kind Regards, Nick Cranston Duty Manager

5 out of 5
Hotel has every convenience and has an excellent breakfast. The cafe is also excellent. Great location.

Posted by on Jun 7, 2019

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Jun 8, 2019 by The Scotsman Team

Thank you for your review of the Scotman. We are dleighted that you have enjoyed your stay so much Warm regards

Property Features

There's a restaurant on site. You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. Public spaces have free WiFi. Event space at this hotel measures 646 square feet (60 square meters) and includes conference space. The business-friendly The Scotsman Hotel also features tour/ticket assistance, coffee/tea in a common area, and concierge services. A complete renovation of The Scotsman Hotel was completed in January 2019. This 4-star Edinburgh hotel is smoke free.

  • 1 building
  • 79 guestrooms or units
  • 10 levels
  • 646 sq ft of conference space
  • 60 sq m of conference space
  • Built in 1899
  • Conference space
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Coffee in lobby
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Front-desk safe
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Concierge
  • Wedding services available
  • Fireplace in lobby
  • Elevator
  • No smoking on site
  • Bar or lounge
  • Dining venue

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Laundry facilities

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi , Wireless internet access , High-speed internet access , Internet access (surcharge)

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Offsite parking discounted rates available

Transport

  • Train station: Edinburgh (ZXE-Edinburgh Waverly Train Station) (0.1 km / 0.1 mi)

Room Amenities

The Scotsman Hotel offers 79 accommodations with minibars and safes. Beds feature premium bedding. 55-inch Smart televisions come with digital channels. Bathrooms include bathrobes, slippers, designer toiletries, and complimentary toiletries. This Edinburgh hotel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and phones. Additionally, rooms include complimentary bottled water and hair dryers. Housekeeping is offered daily and hypo-allergenic bedding can be requested.

  • Minibar
  • In-room dining (24 hours)
  • Smart television
  • Digital channels
  • Luxury bedding
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Hair dryer
  • Safe
  • Bathrobes
  • Slippers
  • Designer toiletries
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Blackout drapes
  • Climate control (air conditioning)
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Wardrobe or closet

Food & Drink

For a fee, guests can enjoy buffet breakfast daily from 7:30 AM to 10:30 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.

  • Golfing nearby
  • Bicycle rentals nearby

Accessibility

If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

  • Wheelchair-accessible on-site restaurant
  • Wheelchair-accessible concierge desk
  • Well-lit path to entrance
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Stair-free path to entrance
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)
  • Wheelchair-accessible meeting spaces/business center

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 3:00 PM
  • Check-in time ends at anytime
  • Minimum check-in age is: 18

Special check-in instructions:

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

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.

Pet Policy

  • 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 may be 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

This property accepts credit cards and debit cards; cash is not accepted

Safety features at this property include a smoke detector and window guards

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 may be 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.

This property accepts Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Eurocard, and debit cards. Cash is not accepted. For guests' safety, the property includes a smoke detector and window guards in each accommodation. 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 onsite 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.

  • Service animals are allowed
  • Service animals are exempt from fees/restrictions
  • Guest accommodation is not sealed after cleaning
  • Electrostatic spray is used for disinfection
  • Cashless transactions are available
  • Staff temperature checks are conducted regularly
  • Masks are compulsory at the property
  • Temperature checks are not available to guests
  • Bed sheets and towels are washed at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F
  • Contactless food service / room service is available
  • Commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant
  • Reservation might be required for some facilities onsite
  • Property confirms they are implementing guest safety measures
  • Contactless check-out is available
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wears personal protective equipment
  • Mobile key entry is not available
  • Food service has been amended for enhanced safety
  • Protective clothing is not available to guests
  • Shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Property does not follow sanitization practices of any association
  • Staffed front desk
  • Guests are not provided with hand sanitizer
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Contactless check-in is available
  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • No cribs (infant beds) available
  • Property does not follow regional sanitization guidelines
  • LGBTQ friendly
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Individually-wrapped food options are available
  • Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast
  • Debit cards
  • No gap period between guest stays

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 18.95 for adults and GBP 7.95 for children (approximately)
  • Nearby parking fee: GBP 17.50 per night(656 ft away; open 24 hours)
  • Early check-in is available for a fee (subject to availability, amount varies)

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

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You should know

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

*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.