The Scotsman Hotel

The Scotsman Hotel

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

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The Scotsman Hotel
Sat 16.10
Sun 17.10
ProviderNightly total₪469

About The Scotsman Hotel

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Set in Old Town, The Scotsman Hotel is a perfect base with St Giles Cathedral, Royal Mile and University of Edinburgh all accessible on foot. Views of Edinburgh Castle and the surrounding city can also be admired from the grounds.

There are a range of facilities on offer to guests of the hotel, such as 24-hour room service, an express check-in and check-out feature and free Wi-Fi. Reception operates 24/7 and the friendly staff can recommend sights to visit and provide other tourist information.

Rooms at The Scotsman Hotel offer a flat-screen TV, a private bathroom and a desk. They provide ironing facilities and a telephone.

The hotel offers a convenient on-site café where guests can grab a bite to eat before venturing out to explore the area. In the evening, guests are invited to enjoy a drink in the comfortable lounge bar. Guests can also try one of the many bars and restaurants in the area.

The Scotsman Hotel is less than a 25-minute drive from Edinburgh Airport and Edinburgh Castle is a short walk away. It is within walking distance of Edinburgh Bus Station, which allows for convenient access in and around Edinburgh.

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Amenities at The Scotsman Hotel

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

Health and safety

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


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


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

Services and conveniences

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


  • Family rooms
  • Newspapers
  • Storage available
  • Seating area
  • Slippers
  • Sofa
  • Bridal suite
  • Telephone
  • Carpeted
  • City view
  • VIP room facilities


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

Accessibility and suitability

  • Hypoallergenic
  • Hypoallergenic pillow
  • No smoking
  • Non-feather pillow
  • Pets not allowed
  • Elevator
  • Accessible by elevator


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

Media and entertainment

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Radio
  • TV


  • Laundry facilities
  • Laundry service
  • Iron and ironing board


  • Fax/photocopying
  • Laptop safe
  • Desk

Family friendly

  • Cribs available
  • Kids meals
  • Kid-friendly buffet

Parking and transportation

  • Parking
  • Private parking


  • Balcony

Things to do

  • Golf

Reviews of The Scotsman Hotel

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10.0 Excellent
Pros:Amazing hotel in a great location. Don't miss the wonderful nearby Southern Cross Cafe!
10.0 Excellent
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

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20 North Bridge, Edinburgh, EH1 1TR

What's nearby

  • Museum of Childhood168 m
  • The Royal Mile204 m
  • Real Mary King's Close212 m
  • St Giles' Cathedral245 m
  • Waverley Mall318 m
  • National Library Of Scotland368 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


Cancellation/prepayment policies vary by room type and provider.

FAQs when booking at The Scotsman Hotel

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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

  • No, The Scotsman Hotel does not offer free Wi-Fi.

  • No, The Scotsman Hotel does not offer free parking.

  • No, The Scotsman Hotel does not offer free airport shuttle service.

  • The Scotsman Hotel is 11.5 km from Edinburgh Turnhouse. The Scotsman Hotel is 56.6 km from Dundee.

  • No, pets are not allowed at The Scotsman Hotel.

  • No, The Scotsman Hotel does not have a pool onsite.

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Distance to city center

0.5 km

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Nearest Airport

Edinburgh Turnhouse

Distance to airport

11.5 km