The Scotsman

Edinburgh, United Kingdom

84%
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
    Activities
    • Indoor Pool
    • Aerobics
    • Number of Pools
20 North Bridge EH1 1TR Edinburgh Scotland

Location

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.

Facilities

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.

Rooms

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.

Sports/Entertainment

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.

Meals

Breakfast can be booked.

Payment

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

Ratings

  • Location
    93%
    "Great location"

    Location is superb. Superb location. Fabulous location.

    "Great location." "Near city centre with great sightseeing and nearby restaurants." "Near public transport, airport, and train station." "Accessible by car, but parking is a hassle."

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  • Service
    80%
    "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." "Housekeeping and management are lacking." "Room service is average."

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  • Breakfast
    70%
    "Tasty breakfast"

    Wonderful scrambled eggs. Breakfast was fantastic. Stunning breakfast room.

    "Reasonably priced, tasty breakfasts."

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  • Room
    61%
    "Room is all right"

    Difficult to open cupboard. Damp carpet. Dirty pillowcase.

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

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  • Vibe
    60%
    "Decent vibe"

    Stunning decor. Lovely old building. NOT A 5 STAR BOUTIQUE HOTEL.

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

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  • Wellness Area
    55%
    "Sufficient wellness & sports facilities"

    Steam room out of action. Lack of spa facilities. Great gym.

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

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  • Bar and Beverages
    55%
    "Standard bar"

    Fabulous cocktails. Helpful bar staff. Complimentary Whisky.

    "Standard bar."

  • Pool
    54%
    "Ordinary pool"

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

    "Ordinary pool."

  • Value for money
    51%
    "Fairly good value for money"

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

    "Fairly good value for money." "Acceptable breakfast prices." "Free internet." "Affordable food."

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  • Cleanliness
    50%
    "Quite clean"

    Scruffy carpet. Dingy lounge. Dingy lighting.

    "Hotel facilities could use a good clean." "Decently clean rooms and bathrooms."

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  • WiFi
    21%
    "Complaints about WiFi"

    Wireless not working. No internet access. Internet did not work.

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

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