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4.8 out of 5

"Great hotel, lovely rooms, helpful staff. Excellent location A little noisy as there was no apparent aircon so a little stuffy without window open " More

By a verified traveller on Wed 24 Oct 2018

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Hotel Description

The Scotsman Hotel puts you in the heart of Edinburgh, within steps of popular attractions like Princes Street and Royal Mile. Highlights at this boutique hotel include a restaurant and in-room free WiFi.

LED TVs with digital channels are featured in all 72 rooms, and you can enjoy free bottled water, safes, and hair dryers. Minibars provide refreshments, and 24-hour room service is also available. Nice touches to enhance your stay include bathrobes and slippers, while premium linens invite a good night's rest. Additionally, phones, irons/ironing boards, and desks are available.

The restaurant, Grand Cafe, is open for brunch, lunch, and dinner. At the hotel's own bar/lounge, you can stop for a drink. Added amenities include free WiFi in public areas, a coffee shop/café, and coffee/tea in a common area. Buffet breakfast is available daily between 7 AM and 10 AM.

Attractions within a short walk of this 4-star Old Town hotel include Edinburgh Dungeon and Real Mary King's Close.

Deluxe Suite

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Superior 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

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 4 Verified Reviews

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

Guest reviews for The Scotsman Hotel

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4 out of 5
Great hotel, lovely rooms, helpful staff. Excellent location A little noisy as there was no apparent aircon so a little stuffy without window open

Posted by , from Australia on 24 Oct. 2018

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5 out of 5

Close to everything

Room was lovely, excellent water pressure, newspaper on your door every morning, spacious room. Only downfall was the TV, I went to turn it on at night and it didn’t work, I asked the young lady at reception who said she would email them, but she was very busy talking to her male friend, I then called and still heard nothing, I called again over 2 nights and never got a response from the lady, only saying she will email the department and call me back, which she didn’t do. Everyone else at the hotel were fantastic

Posted by , from sydney on 15 Feb. 2018

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5 out of 5

Scottish Charm in the city

I really enjoyed my stay at the Scotsman, even though I didn't have power in half of my room for my first night, the night staff that were on were helpful. I did ask if I could have some compensation to get my laundry done for free for the inconvenience, alas, the morning staff said that it would be impossible as it is expensive and taken off site- oh well. Other than that, I really liked the hotel and the rest of the staff were super friendly and charming. I will be back again when I come to Scotland. And a side note- the bar opposite the station down on the street level is delightful and the staff are also awesome. Will recommend both to friends and family.

Posted by , from New Zealand on 4 Sep. 2017

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5 out of 5

Fantastic hotel in the heart of Edinburgh

A very well-appointed and spacious room in a central location in Edinburgh. Very luxurious. Excellent and helpful staff.

Posted by on 25 Aug. 2017

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Property Features

There's a restaurant on site, as well as a coffee shop/café. 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 a common area, concierge services, and laundry facilities. This 4-star 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
  • Concierge
  • Wedding services available
  • 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 Airport (EDI) (13.6 km / 8.4 mi)
  • Train station: Edinburgh Waverley Station (0.1 km / 0.1 mi)

Room Amenities

The Scotsman Hotel offers 72 air-conditioned accommodations with minibars and safes. Beds feature premium bedding. 75-inch LED 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)
  • LED 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
  • Air conditioning

Food & Drink

For a fee, guests can enjoy 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.

Hotel Policies

Check-in

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

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

Policies

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 credit cards 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; guests are provided with hand sanitizer; 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.

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

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.

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