Visited Edinburgh for the first time. Our stay st the Scotsman was so convenient for what we wanted to see around the city. Stayed two nights with a meal in the Brasserie one of the nights. Excellent food and service. Room was very good with an interesting view. Wish we'd had time to use the spa which looked very well equiped. Reception and all other staff were friendly and helpful. Not forgetting the maintenance manager (who most often get overlooked in reviews) who dealt with immediately the slight mishap we had with the dressing table. Good job done looking after all the unseen things that must go wrong in such a popular and well used establishment. Would like to go back there.
"Quintessentially Scottish with a modern twist"
This was my third stay at The Scotsman Hotel. Whilst it might not be the most luxurious option in Edinburgh, I just love its unique character. Once home to The Scotsman newspaper the building has retained some of the features from those days and its internal layout might take a bit to get used to. This time we stayed in an entry level room: it was really spacious, with lovely large windows (you need all the light you can get if you visit Edinburgh during the winter) and great views over Edinburgh rooftops. The decor is modern Scottish - with lovely tartan beds (super comfy) - and very warm. One amazing feature is the privacy hatch, and for this alone it would be worth visiting this hotel: you can have your breakfast delivered through the hatch, so you avoid that awkward moment of standing in your dressing gown with messy hair while the waiter arranges breakfast in your room (porridge is a must by the way). Location is unbeatable too, and the Spa (I didn't have time to use it this time, but I have used in the past) is also really good. If I had to find one fault, I must say that staff were polite, but not super helpful like they usually are in larger, American hotel chains. But this is getting really picky, so overall I would consider The Scotsman as my favourite Hotel choice in Edinburgh.
"Beautiful, historical building - fabulous Spa!"
Loved the size of the room, the location right on the royal Mile, concierge service was exceptional - and a sensational scottish breakfast each morning. The babysitter was amazing. In the top 3 hotel we've stayed.
This is a stunning hotel which is centrally located. The room we were allocated was beautiful with a large bay window offering a fantastic view of the city. The bathroom was perhaps not as refined as the room but it was still more than acceptable. The only disappointment was the breakfast. I did not expect an establishment such as this to do the cooked breakfast in buffet style. The result was that good quality produce was less enjoyable than it ought to have been due to sitting out for too long. Whilst I think the hotel should consider changing this, it would not put me off returning to this beautiful hotel.
"Great Location, Nice Spa"
We were upgraded to a suite on arrival because of my Girlfriends Birthday. The room was lovely and the staff were very accommodating from the minute we walked in. As for the location, you really don't get much better. The Spa and pool were also very nice, clean and perfect for a relaxing break. It did close early on Sunday night though.
Credit cards accepted by the hotel: Visa - MasterCard
Check-in: 2:00 PM , Check-out: 11:00 AM