The Scotsman Hotel
4 stars

The Scotsman Hotel

20 North Bridge, Edinburgh, EH1 1TR, United Kingdom
+44 131 556 5565

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The Scotsman Hotel
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About The Scotsman Hotel

  • Hotel Room
    You’ll have a private room with all the hotel’s amenities
  • Clean and Tidy
    This stay has listed several different cleanliness practices.
  • Freebies
    This stay includes Wi-Fi for free
Overlooking Carlton Hill, Princes Street Gardens and Waverley Station, the 4-star Scotsman Hotel was originally built in 1905. This majestic, listed building was once The Scotsman newspaper. Each unique room and suite at the Scotsman Hotel boasts individual features, including curved corner window bays with scenic views of the city and a marble-tiled en suite bathroom. Guests can enjoy luxury Egyptian cotton linen, a 48-seat cinema, free Wi-Fi, free Scotsman Newspaper, and a privacy hatch for 24-hour room service. Situated a 1-minute walk from the Royal Mile and Princes Street, this hotel offers discounted parking, available at Edinburgh Waverley Station car park (long stay) on New Street, 5-10 minutes' walk away.

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Fri 23.02
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Superior room
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Deluxe room
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*Total includes estimated local taxes & fees payable on check out.

Prices are based on 1 night including VAT, excluding local taxes and fees.

Amenities at The Scotsman Hotel

  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Room service
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Coffee machine
  • Coffee shop
  • Wi-Fi available in all areas
  • Flat-screen TV
  • TV
  • Free toiletries


  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Wi-Fi available in all areas
  • Internet
  • Linens
  • Towels
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Free toiletries
  • Shampoo
  • Smoke alarms
  • Heating
  • Adapter
  • Body soap
  • Air-conditioned
  • Trash cans


  • Wine glasses
  • Electric kettle
  • Minibar
  • Special diet menus (on request)
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast in the room
  • Food can be delivered to guest accommodation
  • Coffee machine
  • Coffee shop
  • Dining area
  • Dining table

Health and safety

  • Daily housekeeping
  • First-aid kit
  • CCTV in common areas
  • CCTV outside property
  • Hand sanitizer in guest accommodation and key areas
  • Use of cleaning chemicals that are effective against coronavirus
  • 24-hour security
  • All plates, cutlery, glasses and other tableware have been sanitized
  • Safe
  • Delivered food is securely covered
  • Guests can opt-out of accommodation cleaning
  • Staff follow all safety protocols as directed by local authorities


  • Shower
  • Additional toilet
  • Bathtub
  • Spa bath
  • Hairdryer
  • Toilet
  • Toilet paper
  • Bathrobe
  • Private bathroom
  • Walk-in shower

Services and conveniences

  • Conference rooms
  • Wake-up service
  • Concierge service
  • Safety deposit box
  • Meeting/Banquet facilities
  • Room service
  • Key card access
  • Express check-out
  • Bottle of water
  • 24hr front desk


  • Family rooms
  • Seating area
  • Slippers
  • Sofa
  • Telephone
  • Carpeted
  • City view
  • Storage available

Accessibility and suitability

  • Elevator
  • Accessible by elevator
  • Hypoallergenic
  • Hypoallergenic pillow
  • No smoking
  • Non-feather pillow


  • Socket near the bed
  • Alarm clock
  • Sofa bed
  • Clothes rack
  • Wardrobe or closet

Media and entertainment

  • Radio
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Streaming service
  • TV


  • Laundry facilities
  • Ironing service
  • Laundry service
  • Iron and ironing board


  • Fax/photocopying
  • Laptop safe
  • Desk

Family friendly

  • Cribs available
  • Kids meals
  • Kid-friendly buffet

Things to do

  • Bicycle rental
  • Golf

Parking and transportation

  • Parking


  • Balcony

Reviews of The Scotsman Hotel

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10.0 Wonderful
Pros:Amazing hotel in a great location. Don't miss the wonderful nearby Southern Cross Cafe!
10.0 Wonderful
Pros:Beautiful, excellent location
Cons:No coffee or non caloric sweetener in room
6.2 Okay
Pros:the location it was right in the middle of nearly everything we went to go and see. It was also right next to the train station which is how we arrived.
Cons:the cold shower on Saturday and Sunday that was not fun. If you are going to charge premium price than it better be a premium hotel. It certainly not a 4 star hotel given the maintenance of their equipment. They need to replace the boiler, I heard it was not the first time they only had cold showers


20 North Bridge, Edinburgh, EH1 1TR

What's nearby

  • Museum of Childhood175 m
  • Real Mary King's Close202 m
  • The Royal Mile205 m
  • St Giles' Cathedral235 m
  • Waverley Mall313 m
  • National Library Of Scotland359 m
  • Scott Monument0.4 km
  • National Museum of Scotland0.5 km
  • Greyfriars Kirk0.5 km
  • National Gallery of Scotland0.5 km
  • Princes Street Gardens0.5 km
  • Greyfriar's Bobby0.5 km



Check in anytime after 15:00, check out anytime before 11:00


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FAQs when booking at The Scotsman Hotel

  • Why should I stay at The Scotsman Hotel instead of others in the area?

    The Scotsman Hotel is based in the same building that used to house the ground-breaking national newspaper of the same name and is steeped in a long history of the area. Today, the hotel presents several unique and original features that include stained-glass windows, a marble staircase and floor-to-ceiling wood-panel rooms. This upscale historical boutique offers unique views and a feel for days of old.

  • What is the easiest way to get to the hotel from Edinburgh Airport?

    If you're landing at Edinburgh Airport (EDI) and looking for the most efficient way to get to the hotel, you'll have access to several options. The most affordable option is to take the Line 100 bus, which will take around 36min and cost roughly £5. The bus stops at the station on South St David Street, which is about a 7min walk away from the hotel. For the most efficient option, consider hiring a taxi from outside the arrivals area. This trip will take close to 20min and will cost around £25.

  • What meeting and event spaces does The Scotsman Hotel offer?

    The hotel's meeting spaces are designed specifically with the guest in mind and aim to combine a sense of occasion with the flexibility of state-of-the-art facilities and equipment. Six event spaces cater to between 12 and 230 people, depending on the guest's needs. The meeting spaces allow for several types of events including a reception, boardroom meeting, classroom event, banquet, theatre or cabaret. The Scotsman also offers catering services with specific menus created for the events and a team of experts dedicated to ensuring your event goes off without a hitch.

  • What dining options are offered at the hotel?

    If you're a room bunny and you want to stay inside rather than venturing out, the hotel offers room service at certain hours of the day. Grand Cafe is the on-site restaurant at the hotel. Inspired by the grand cafes of Europe, this restaurant is focused on providing a welcoming and relaxed drinking and dining establishment. Their all-day menu provides an array of dishes, from starters to mains to dessert. If you're in the mood for a drink and bar-menu vibe, head to The Hide Bar, a cosy bar hole for guests of the hotel. They offer a range of snacks and small bites as well as drinks, including a wide range of Scottish whiskies, gins and wines.

  • What does The Family Room at the hotel provide for guests?

    The Family Room can accommodate four people with the choice of two double beds or a double bed and single beds as needed, please specify before arrival. You'll also have access to luxury bathroom products, a TV entertainment system, in-room dining, a do-not-disturb button, a newspaper, a minibar, as well as views of the surrounding landscape and even a shoeshine service.

  • What accessible features does the hotel offer?

    The Scotsman Hotel offers wheelchair access to certain areas of the hotel, reduced mobility rooms and additional facilities for disabled guests. Please let the hotel know before you arrive that you need assistance.

  • Where is The Scotsman Hotel located?

    The Scotsman Hotel is located at 20 North Bridge in Old Town, 0.5 km from the center of Edinburgh. Museum of Childhood is the closest landmark to The Scotsman Hotel.

  • When is check-in time and check-out time at The Scotsman Hotel?

    Check-in time is 15:00 and check-out time is 11:00 at The Scotsman Hotel.

  • Does The Scotsman Hotel offer free Wi-Fi?

    Yes, The Scotsman Hotel offers free Wi-Fi.

  • How far is The Scotsman Hotel from the airport?

    The Scotsman Hotel is 11.1 km from Edinburgh Turnhouse. The Scotsman Hotel is 56.5 km from Dundee.

  • How does KAYAK find such great The Scotsman Hotel hotel deals?

    KAYAK scours the web for all room deals available at The Scotsman Hotel in Edinburgh and lets you compare them to find the best rate for your stay. Many different travel sites will offer discounts or deals at different times for rooms at The Scotsman Hotel and KAYAK will provide you with prices from a huge range of travel sites. That means that you can always find a great deal for The Scotsman Hotel.

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