The Scotsman

Edinburgh, United Kingdom

2 K reviews
Very good luxury hotel. Close to Waverley. Good for sightseeing with easy access to train stations. Fantastic service.
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  • Wi-Fi
  • Parking
  • Restaurant
  • 24h Service
  • TV
  • Fitness
  • Room
    • Double Bed
    • Radio
    • Central Heating
    • Bathroom
    • Safe
    • Internet Access
    • Shower
    • Hairdryer
    • Stereo
    • Minibar
    • Tea/coffee maker
    • Lounge
    • Carpeting
    • Satellite/cable TV
  • Facility
    • Laundry Facilities
    • Elevators
    • Laundry Service
    • Hotel Room Safe
    • Restaurant(s) with non-smoking area
    • Café
    • Theater
    • Currency Exchange
    • Medical Assistance
    • WLAN access
    • Bar(s)
    • Room Service
    • Nightclub
    • Conference Room
    • Public Internet Access
    • Bicycle Hire
  • Food
    • Breakfast Served
    • Indoor Pool
    • Aerobics
    • Number of Pools
20 North Bridge EH1 1TR Edinburgh Scotland


This elegant hotel offers a magnificent view over Edinburgh Castle and the Princes Street Gardens. It is the ideal base from which to get to know the bustling Scottish metropolis. The hotel is situated right on the historic North Bridge. Princes Street and the famous Royal Mile are both to be found in the immediate vicinity, and Edinburgh International Airport can be reached in less than 25 minutes.


This hotel was built in 1999. Guest accommodation comprises 69 rooms. The upper floors of the establishment can be accessed by lift. Services such as a safe and a currency exchange service ensure a comfortable stay. Wireless internet access in public areas allows travellers to stay connected. Among the culinary options available at the accommodation are a restaurant, a dining area, a café and a bar. Guests arriving by car can leave their vehicles in the garage or in the car park. Additional services include a babysitting service, medical assistance, room service and a laundry service. Active guests can make use of the bicycle hire service to explore the surrounding area.


Each of the rooms is appointed with central heating and a bathroom. The carpeted accommodation units feature a double bed. A safe and a minibar are also available. Guests will also find a tea/coffee station included as standard. Further amenities include an ironing set and a trouser press. Little extras, including internet access, a TV, a radio, a stereo system, a DVD player and WiFi, contribute to a great stay. Slippers are laid out in each of the rooms. Rooms suitable for wheelchair access are bookable. The bathroom offers convenient facilities including a shower. A hairdryer and bathrobes are provided for everyday use. The hotel offers non-smoking rooms.


The establishment features a pool and an indoor pool. The hot tub is the perfect place to relax. There are a variety of leisure options to choose from including a gym, aerobics, a spa, a sauna, a steam bath, a beauty salon and massage treatments. Fun and entertainment are offered by a disco.


Breakfast can be booked.


The following credit cards are accepted at the accommodation: American Express, VISA, Diners Club and MasterCard.


  • Location
    "Great location"

    Location is superb. Superb location. Fabulous location.

    "Great location." "Central location with great sightseeing, dining out and shopping." "Near public transport, airport, and train station." "Accessible by car, but parking is a hassle."

  • Service
    "Fantastic service"

    Staff were fantastic. Room service excellent. Excellent concierge service.

    "Service is professional and friendly." "Bad service from reception and mediocre waitstaff." "Great concierge service." "Room service is average." "Housekeeping and management are lacking."

  • Breakfast
    "Tasty breakfast"

    Breakfast was fantastic. Stunning breakfast room. Great breakfasts.

    "Tasty yet pricey breakfasts."

  • Vibe
    "Decent vibe"

    Gorgeous Art Deco. Fantastic ambience. Lovely old building.

    "OK vibe and a friendly atmosphere." "Hotel could use some updating." "Stylish hotel." "Luxurious Hotel." "Entrance area is not particularly attractive." "Luxury hotel." "Good for business people."

  • Room
    "Room is all right"

    Difficult to open cupboard. Scruffy carpet. Ruined night's sleep.

    "Views are good, menus are average, and rooms are acceptably clean." "Poorly-maintained rooms with subpar furniture and TVs." "Rooms needing updating with poor quality A/C and minibars." "Medium sized bathroom." "Shower was ok."

  • Bar and Beverages
    "Standard bar"

    Fabulous cocktails. Helpful bar staff. Free whisky.

    "Standard bar."

  • Wellness Area
    "Sufficient wellness & sports facilities"

    Enormous workout facility. Steam room out of action. Great relaxation room.

    "Average wellness and fitness area." "Nice sauna."

  • Pool
    "Ordinary pool"

    Fabulous indoor swimming pool. Swimming pool fantastic. Great hotel pool.

    "Ordinary pool."

  • Value for money
    "Fairly good value for money"

    Reasonable 4 star standard. Complimentary whisky. Charged twice for drinks in the bar.

    "Fairly good value for money." "High priced breakfast." "Free internet."

  • Cleanliness
    "Quite clean"

    Scruffy carpet. Dingy lounge. Smelly lift.

    "Room cleanliness is acceptable." "Moderately clean hotel facilities."

  • WiFi
    "Complaints about WiFi"

    Wireless not working. No internet access. No internet.

    "Wifi quality could be improved." "Free internet."