The Scotsman Hotel is located in the Old Town neighborhood of Edinburgh, close to City Art Centre, Edinburgh Castle, and St. Giles' Cathedral. Nearby points of interest also include Gladstone's Land and Royal Museum.
The Scotsman Hotel features a restaurant and a bar/lounge. Room service is available 24 hours a day. The hotel serves Full breakfasts (surcharges apply). 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-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. Internet access (surcharge) is provided. Guestrooms offer desks, complimentary newspapers, and in-room safes. Televisions have DVD players and pay movies. Rooms also include CD players, blackout drapes/curtains, electronic/magnetic keys, and trouser presses. Guests may request hypo-allergenic bedding and wake-up calls. A nightly turndown service is offered and housekeeping is available daily. Cribs (infant beds) are available on request. Guestrooms are all non-smoking.
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"Amazing overnight stay"
What an excellent overnight stay! From the moment we checked in we were made to feel so welcome. We were upgraded to an Editors Suite with amazing views and I loved the little alcove and desk. Bed was unbelievably comfortable. Used the pool - rather cold and not suitable for those having difficulty getting in/out of pools but again the spa staff were so helpful. Had the tasting menu - wow! 7 exquisite courses - I don't like sea trout and asked for the vegetarian option for this and this was one of my favourite courses. Cocktails in the bar were also excellent. Breakfast was of the same standard. Can thoroughly recommend.
I really had a good experience at this hotel. Though the room was a little small, the shower water pressure was great -along with good hot water. Every one of the staff members I encountered were very engaging and friendly. The food was expensive but, along with the service, exceptional. The location is absolutely perfect; right in the middle of everything. A really beautiful building with an interesting history. The staff arranged all my tours & really cared about me enjoying my stay. I am a seasoned traveler & can't find a reason why you wouldn't stay here. Thanks again to the whole staff for making my trip memorable!
We stayed on an itison deal. It is a lovely old building in the centre of Edinburgh and is in a great location. The room was fantastic with one small issue which I will mention. The bed was very comfortable and it was decorated nicely. The table in the middle of the room had an Edinburgh style monopoly board that you had the option to play monopoly on! The bathroom was a nice size and had speakers in it which played whatever was playing on the TV! The TV was brilliant - you could attach or cast your own devices to it so it could play whatever you wanted. It also had a small minibar which was overpriced but was good for storing our own water/ drinks we had brought in. The downside is - it was SO hot in the room. We couldn't sleep because of how hot it was. We even tried to open all the windows but it didn't help. There wasn't any air con - or we couldn't work it. This is one of two reasons this hotel isn't getting awarded a 5* review. The leisure facilities were very nice. The pool was fantastic and nicely lit - very relaxing. Although hard to find! I think that is sometimes the charm of these old renovated Edinburgh buildings though. They may have once been a hundred small houses so the layout wouldn't make sense for a hotel! The other reason this is on a 4* is that the breakfast in the morning was not great. The buffet style did not have a great selection of things and some of it was overcooked or cold by the time we had went down for breakfast. But there are plenty of other places in this lovely city to get breakfast! Would stay again (room only) if it wasn't for the overwhelming heat in the bedroom! I did enjoy my stay here though.
"Great hotel although pool was out of use"
Stayed here on a number of occasions. The rooms are great with plenty of space and some rather smart touches. Ordered room service this time and the fries came with the most peculiar coating which left a slightly unpleasant after taste. Sandwiches were great though. Staff are great and happy to help on pretty much anything. Only downside (apart from the weird fries) was that the pool was out of action, but expect they sorted it pretty quickly. It's also very convenient for the station
"Fine for a 3-star hotel"
Entrance to the hotel is through a public walkway where people are hanging out and smoking - not impressive. Check-in was fine and the employees do really care and try hard. The problem is that the place needs significant upgrading. We paid a 5-star price for a 3-star room. Carpet is threadbare and really dirty around the entire perimeter (red carpet, black at all edges). Wi-fi not working most of the time and ridiculously slow when working. Bed and linens okay, nothing special. Lighting is poor. The bathroom was beautiful and spacious - marble flooring and walls, heated floors, towel warmer - a huge contrast to the room. Spent 4 days at the Scotsman and after walking around and seeing other hotels, I'm sure there are others that offer a better experience at a similar price point.
Credit cards accepted by the hotel: Visa - MasterCard
Check-in: 2:00 PM , Check-out: 11:00 AM