The Scotsman Hotel

The Scotsman Hotel

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20 North Bridge, Edinburgh EH1 1YT, Scotland
1 (888) 271-2681Edit info
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.

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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. 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.

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.


  • Minimum Spring Break check in age: 18 years old


Free WiFi
Internet Access
Laundry Services
Air conditioning
Connecting Rooms

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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 TravellersHistory BuffsLuxury Travellers

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Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
Dining & Drinks
  • Bar/lounge
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Coffee shop or cafe
  • Coffee/tea in common areas
  • Limo or Town Car service available
  • Offsite parking discounted rates available
Traveling with Children
  • No cribs (infant beds) available
  • Pets not allowed
Services & Conveniences
  • Luggage storage
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Smoke-free property
  • Elevator/lift
  • Wedding services
  • Hair dryer
  • Designer toiletries
  • Premium bedding
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding available
  • No rollaway/extra beds available
In-Room Dining
  • Minibar
  • Room service (24 hours)
  • Coffee/tea maker
Media & Technology
  • Phone
  • Satellite TV service
  • DVD player
  • Pay movies
  • Daily housekeeping
Other Room Amenities
  • Air conditioning
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Slippers
  • Bathrobes
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Desk
  • In-room safe
Property Info
  • Total number of rooms - 69
  • Number of floors - 10
  • Year Built 1899
  • Express check-in
The Scotsman Hotel

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