Scotsman Hotel - Edinburgh

ex. The Scotsman

20 North Bridge, Edinburgh, United Kingdom, EH1 1YT  show map
 5 stars
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Scotsman Hotel - Edinburgh

 Free Wi-Fi

Free Wi-Fi in rooms

 Parking

Paid parking

 24-Hour

24-hour reception

 Check-in/Check-out

Express check-in/-out

 Swimming Pool

Indoor swimming pool

Outdoor swimming pool

 Fitness/Gym

Fitness center

 Spa and relaxation

Spa & wellness center

Solarium

Turkish bath

Reflex massage

Massage

Steam bath

Jacuzzi

 Breakfast

In-room breakfast

Overview

The Scotsman sits beside North Bridge, overlooking Edinburgh Castle and Waverley Station a few minutes’ walk from The Royal Mile and Princes Street. All places of interest are located in the neighborhood.

This grand baronial property with contemporary styling occupies one of the Scottish capitals greatest buildings, formally the residence of The Scotsman newspaper. Edgy design sets sheet glass and steel girders alongside the original walnut panels, stained glass window and marble staircase of the entrance.

The Scotsman Spa and Health club will satisfy even the most demanding person.

The guestrooms at the hotel are the ultimate home away from home for leisure travelers, while business travelers will find the rooms equipped with a desk, office chair, and phone and internet access. Guestrooms are spacious and comfortable.

Dishes at hotel’s bars and restaurant that combine national and international cuisine are served in artistic style. A buffet breakfast is served every day. Animals are permitted to stay in a hotel.

Number of floors:   10.  Number of rooms:   69.

Rooms

This five-star hotel features variety of different rooms. Each room comes with all modern amenities. A continental breakfast is included with your booking. Laid out more like a comfortable home than the typical hotel room, the guestrooms at Metropolitan are the ultimate home away from home for leisure travelers, while business travelers will find the rooms equipped with a desk, office chair, and phone. There are rooms for non-smokers’ available.

Dining options

North Bridge Brasserie: North Bridge Bar and Brasserie mixes historical with the modern cuisine. In the menu clients can find variety of brasserie dishes and the bar is popular with the well-heeled. Framing the room is a gallery of small tables, allowing you to spy on the world, whilst enjoying an intimate meal.

You can start your day with a full english breakfast, which costs GBP 12.50 per person per night. 

Services

For business travelers there is a conference hall. They will find all rooms equipped with a desk, office chair, and phone and internet access. The 24-hour business center includes a public internet terminal and a printer/photocopier/scanner/fax. And each room features internet only for GBP 8.00 per hour.

Leisure

Hotel’s gymnasium features a range of fitness equipment. Stainless steel swimming pool, spa pool, sauna, solarium and steam rooms, Arctic and Tropical showers, 60 station air-conditioned cardio-vascular and resistance gymnasium with aerobics studio classes and a cafe bar this place is the perfect place to relax and keep yourself fit.

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Facilities

General

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Paid parking
  • Express check-in/-out
  • 24-hour reception
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Allergy-free rooms
  • Air conditioning in public areas
  • Children are welcome
  • Safe deposit box
  • No pets allowed
  • Executive/Club floor
  • Coffee shop
  • Currency exchange
  • Beauty salon
  • Luggage storage
  • Elevator
  • Rooms/Facilities for disabled

Guest Parking

  • Paid public parking is possible at a location nearby.

Sports & Fitness

  • Aerobics
  • Fitness center

Services

  • 24-hour room service
  • Bell staff/Porter
  • Bicycle rental
  • Car rental
  • Limousine service
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Wedding services
  • Medical facilities service
  • Newspaper service
  • Shoe shine service
  • Wake up service

Dining facilities

  • Paid breakfast
  • In-room breakfast
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Cafe
  • Catering service
  • Coffee/Tea in lobby

Meeting facilities

  • Business center
  • Conference room
  • Meeting/Banquet facilities
  • Fax/Photocopying

Children's facilities

  • Cribs/Baby cots
  • Paid babysitting/Child services

Leisure facilities

  • Indoor heated swimming pool
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Night club
  • Health club
  • Spa & wellness center
  • Turkish bath
  • Steam bath
  • Solarium
  • Jacuzzi
  • Massage
  • Barbeque grills
  • Theater
  • Reflex massage

Room view

  • City view

Room facilities

  • Free Wi-Fi in rooms
  • In-room air conditioning
  • Central heating
  • VIP room facilities
  • Paid in-room safe
  • Mini-Bar
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Turndown service
  • Connecting rooms
  • Living room
  • Sitting area
  • Dressing area
  • Rollaway/Extra bed
  • Wardrobe
  • Ironing facilities
  • In-room desk

Bathroom

  • Bathroom
  • Bathtub
  • Steam shower
  • Room toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathrobe

Kitchen facilities

  • Electric kettle

Bedroom

  • Premium bedding

Media

  • Paid movies/Video
  • Internet television
  • DVD player
  • Hi-Fi
  • Telephone
  • Radio
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor

Policies

Check-In

  • from  3 pm

Check-Out

  • until  12 pm

Children and extra beds

  • All children under the age of 2 may stay free of charge when using existing bedding. 
  • All children under the age of 2 may stay for free in a crib. 
  • Older children/adults may stay at the price of GBP 45 per person per night in an extra bed. 
  • Maximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 

Pets

  • Pets are not allowed.

How to reach hotel

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Hotel Address:

20 North Bridge, Edinburgh, United Kingdom, EH1 1YT

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City Center
  • Edinburgh
    200 m
Airports
  • Turnhouse (EDI)
    10.7 km
  • Dundee (DND)
    56.7 km
Train Stations
  • Edinburgh Waverley station
    200 m
  • Bus stop
    200 m
Restaurants
  • Dubh Prais (cuisine: Scottish)
    120 m
  • Gurkha Cafe & Restaurant (cuisine: Asian)
    120 m
Parks
  • Princes Street Gardens
    600 m
Ski areas
  • Midlothian Ski Centre
    970 m
Hotel information
  • Check-In:
    from  3 pm
  • Check-Out:
    until  12 pm
  • Number of floors:
    10
  • Number of rooms:
    69

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Rooms and availability

This five-star hotel features variety of different rooms. Each room comes with all modern amenities. A continental breakfast is included with your booking. Laid out more like a comfortable home than the typical hotel room, the guestrooms at Metropolitan are the ultimate home away from home for leisure travelers, while business travelers will find the rooms equipped with a desk, office chair, and phone. There are rooms for non-smokers’ available.

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Size: 40 m²
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Stylish room with private bathroom offers a Double bed, work desk, comfortable rest zone.

Room facilities
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    Bed type: Double bed or Double bed or Twin beds or 1 Single bed
    Size: 40 m²
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    Spacious stylishly designed room with private bathroom offers a Queen size bed, work desk, comfortable rest zone.

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      Bed type: Double bed or Double bed or Twin beds or 1 Single bed
      Size: 40 m²
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      Spacious stylishly designed room with private bathroom offers a King size bed, comfortable lounge space with soft furniture, work zone.

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        Luxurious and stylish suite with private bathroom offers a comfortable bed either King, Queen or Twin beds, separate living and dining zones, all wisely designed and exquisitely decorated.

        Room facilities

          How to reach hotel

          hotel Scotsman Hotel - Edinburgh Edinburgh location
          Show big map »

          Hotel Address:

          20 North Bridge, Edinburgh, United Kingdom, EH1 1YT

          Get directions
          City Center
          • Edinburgh
            200 m
          Airports
          • Turnhouse (EDI)
            10.7 km
          • Dundee (DND)
            56.7 km
          Train Stations
          • Edinburgh Waverley station
            200 m
          • Bus stop
            200 m
          Restaurants
          • Dubh Prais (cuisine: Scottish)
            120 m
          • Gurkha Cafe & Restaurant (cuisine: Asian)
            120 m
          Parks
          • Princes Street Gardens
            600 m
          Ski areas
          • Midlothian Ski Centre
            970 m
          Hotel information
          • Check-In:
            from  3 pm
          • Check-Out:
            until  12 pm
          • Number of floors:
            10
          • Number of rooms:
            69

          Hotel Awards

          UKHOTEL AWARDSRecommendedEdinburghScotsman Hotel

          According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as
          Best Luxury Hotels in United Kingdom

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          Scotsman Hotel Location

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          What's nearby

          What's nearby.

          A variety of art galleries and renowned tourist attractions are in a short walk away. Such interesting places include: The Royal Mile, The National Gallery of Scotland, Our Dynamic Earth and The Palace of Holyrood House. Only in few minutes from the hotel along Princes Street and George Street there’s mass of shopping places and a wide range of restaurants and cafes.

          Tourist attractions

          • Stills Ltd - 100 m
          • Fruitmarket Gallery Ltd - 100 m
          • Brass Rubbing Centre - 100 m
          • Saint Giles' Cathedral - 100 m
          • OOR Tours The Musical Tour of Edinburgh - 100 m
          • Edinburgh Dungeons - 100 m
          • edinburgh festival fringe - 100 m

          Popular areas

          • City Center - 100 m

          Places of interest

          • North Bridge - 100 m
          • David Hume Statue - 100 m
          • The Edinburgh Dungeon - 100 m
          • Saint Patrick's - 100 m
          • Saint Anthonys Chapel - 100 m
          • The Tron Kirk - 100 m
          • bruntsfield evangelical church - 100 m
          • Real Mary Kings Close - 100 m
          • Walk along the Royal Mile - 100 m

          Train stations

          • Edinburgh Waverley station - 100 m

          Shopping areas

          • Scottish Gems - 100 m

          Amusement

          • Greyfrairs Kirk & Churchyard - 100 m

          Museums

          • Museum of Childhood - 100 m
          • Edinburgh Police Centre - 100 m
          • Collective Gallery - 100 m

          Parks

          • Dunbars close garden - 100 m
          • Rabbie's Trail Burners Ltd - 100 m

          Local attractions

          • Holyrood Park - 1.6 km
            Holyrood Park Road, Edinburgh
          • St. Giles Cathedral - 1.8 km
            Royal Mile, Edinburgh
          • Royal Botanic Garden - 2.1 km
            The Garden, Edinburgh
          • Holyrood Abbey - 1.6 km
            Canongate, Royal Mile, Edinburgh
          • Parliament House - 1.8 km
            Royal Mile, Edinburgh

          Near the hotel

          • The Edinburgh Dungeon - 160 m
            31 Market Street, Edinburgh
          • The Museum of Edinburgh - 130 m
            142 Canongate, Edinburgh
          • Museum of Childhood - 220 m
            42 High Street, Edinburgh
          • Canongate Kirk - 270 m
            153 Canongate, Edinburgh
          • Massa - 110 m
            36-39 Market St. EdinburghScotland
          • National Museum of Scotland - 370 m
            Chambers Street, Edinburgh
          • John Knox House Museum - 230 m
            43-45 High St., Edinburgh

          Restaurants nearby

          • Dubh Prais - 120 m

            Address: 123B High Street
            Phone: 0-131 557 5732

            70% likes this, based on 426 reviews
            Cuisine: Scottish

          • The Pompadour by Galvin - 200 m

            Address: Princes Street
            Phone: +44 131 222 8975

            86% likes this, based on 99 reviews
            Cuisine: French, British
            Price Range: CAD 126 - CAD 411

          • Wedgwood The Restaurant - 310 m

            Address: 267 Canongate
            Phone: 0131 558 8737

            74% likes this, based on 958 reviews
            Price Range: CAD 42 - CAD 117

          • Gurkha Cafe & Restaurant - 120 m

            Address: 25-27 Cockburn Street
            Phone: 01312252832

            71% likes this, based on 390 reviews
            Cuisine: Asian
            Price Range: CAD 10 - CAD 30

          • Number One - 220 m

            Address: The Balmoral Hotel
            Phone: 01315576727

            82% likes this, based on 460 reviews
            Cuisine: Scottish
            Price Range: CAD 122 - CAD 162

          Getting there.

          The Scotsman is located in the heart of Edinburgh very close to Edinburgh Castle and Waverly Train Station.

          Getting around.

          All clients are taken from/to the airport by bus. There’s a car park absolutely free of charge. Clients can rent a car in the hotel’s office. Clients can travel around the city whenever they like. All means of transport are available.

          Hotel information
          • Check-In:
            from  3 pm
          • Check-Out:
            until  12 pm
          • Number of floors:
            10
          • Number of rooms:
            69

          Hotel Awards

          UKHOTEL AWARDSRecommendedEdinburghScotsman Hotel

          According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as
          Best Luxury Hotels in United Kingdom

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          Hotels nearby
          Cities nearby
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          • Kirkcaldy hotels - 19 km
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          • Inverkeithing hotels - 16 km
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          • Glenrothes hotels - 27 km
          • Leith hotels - 3 km
          • Broughton (Lincolnshire) hotels - 1 km
          • Musselburgh hotels - 8 km

          Scotsman Hotel Reviews

          Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Scotsman Hotel

          Average guest rating

          8.4out of 10
          Superb
          Based on 496 reviews

          Individual guest reviews

          • Couple
            9.6

            Great atmosphere, location, beautiful rooms and facilities and a truly sumptuous and luxurious environment to stay in!

          • Single
            7.8

            The staff are great. Location is good and the swimming pool is very nice.

            The reception is actually very tricky to find. If you're arriving from the station you can end up doing a marathon trek to just to fine the entrance. It would probably be useful to explain to customers with very clear directions. The breakfast is very nice but very overpriced for what it is. Although I can afford £18.00 it seemed extreme so I had breakfast elsewhere for the remaining days. There was a painting hanging out of its frame in my room above my bed (room 609 i think) which I think is a really poor attention to detail issue. The Hotel is an amazing building and could be marketed as a boutique hotel but lots of small touches let it down and the rooms look a bit tired. The staff were lovely though.

          • Older travelers
            8.8

            The Scotsman was exceptional. We have stayed at a wide range of accomodation in Edinburgh and the Scotsman's service and facilities are the most outstanding. Staff have an impressive capacity to care for and serve each guest.

          • Older travelers
            10.0

            The welcome we got from all staff made us feel as if we were a pleasure to deal with and nothing was too much trouble for them. My wife and I knew the Scotsman when it was a newspaper so we were curious to see how it had been adapted to a hotel and we were not disappointed.We now live in England and have already recommended to our friends that the Scotsman is the place to stay. We will be back.

          • Family with children
            10.0

            the staff were very friendly and accomidating to every need,spa was sheer luxury and hotel room had every comfort available.

            that we couldnt stay on for rest of week!

          • Couple
            10.0

            The quality of the room and hotel exceeded our expectations. Staff were extremely helpful and respectful. With the additional luxury of a sauna in the room it just completed the experience of staying at The Scotsman Hotel. We would recommend it to anyone and look forward to going back ourselves in the near future.

          • Couple
            10.0

            the fantastic staff, so friendly and helpful.The beautiful decor of the hotel pure luxury and the spa was class

          • Older travelers
            6.6

            I liked its location . staff were good

            Didn,t like the bar, the guiness was very poor..didn,t like being put into an inadequate room,, although we were given a more comfortable room after telling staff. We bouigh tea and sandwiches in restaurent which were of poor standard..

          • Older travelers
            10.0

            From our initial arrival to leaving the staff were friendly,helpful and accommodating. The facilities are more than adequate and very comfortable. The location is excellent which is an extra bonus!

          • Couple
            10.0

            Great hotel, quick stay but would stay again. We were lucky to have had such a good deal and the room and staff were great. We plan to stay again!

          • Couple
            7.0

            The staff's friendliness.

            The smell in the corridors and they were overheated. The dining room is also overheated and can become a little smelly.

          • Couple
            9.6

            The service of the staff - they were very polite and helpful.

            The only thing I can say that was a negative is that I was not made aware that check out was 11am. I think this is quite eary - even 12pm is better?

          • Couple
            10.0

            Overall staying at the Scotsman was a good and pleasant experience

            Room was very warm and it was difficult to cool it down with thermostat or by opening windows

          • Group of friends
            10.0

            When reserving trough Booked.net, I asked for twin rooms. However the hotel was not aware of this fact, and had one twin and one double.

          • Older travelers
            10.0

            Everything about it is great, but it's the little touches that really make it special - eg the privacy hatch, the weather forecast delivered daily with the paper and the bottled water delivered every night!

          How to reach hotel

          hotel Scotsman Hotel - Edinburgh Edinburgh location
          Show big map »

          Hotel Address:

          20 North Bridge, Edinburgh, United Kingdom, EH1 1YT

          Get directions
          City Center
          • Edinburgh
            200 m
          Airports
          • Turnhouse (EDI)
            10.7 km
          • Dundee (DND)
            56.7 km
          Train Stations
          • Edinburgh Waverley station
            200 m
          • Bus stop
            200 m
          Restaurants
          • Dubh Prais (cuisine: Scottish)
            120 m
          • Gurkha Cafe & Restaurant (cuisine: Asian)
            120 m
          Parks
          • Princes Street Gardens
            600 m
          Ski areas
          • Midlothian Ski Centre
            970 m
          Hotel information
          • Check-In:
            from  3 pm
          • Check-Out:
            until  12 pm
          • Number of floors:
            10
          • Number of rooms:
            69

          Hotel Awards

          UKHOTEL AWARDSRecommendedEdinburghScotsman Hotel

          According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as
          Best Luxury Hotels in United Kingdom

          Use Badge