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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.

This is our guests' favourite part of Edinburgh, according to independent reviews.

Couples particularly like the location — they rated it 9.6 for a two-person trip.

The Scotsman Hotel has been welcoming Booking.com guests since 1 Oct 2006.

Property highlights

Situated in the real heart of Edinburgh, this hotel has an excellent location score of 9.6

Want a great night's sleep? This hotel was highly rated for its very comfy beds.

Breakfast info

Continental, Full English/Irish, Buffet


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4 reasons to choose The Scotsman Hotel

  • Prices you can't beat!
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  • Manage your bookings online
  • The staff speak English
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Hotel surroundings *
Guests loved walking around the neighbourhood!
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Located in the historic old town

Stay in the oldest part of Scotland's capital, where gas lamps light up elegant buildings and cobblestone streets. Nearby, the imposing Edinburgh Castle looms over the city.

What's nearby
  • City Art Centre
    0 miles
  • The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo
    0.1 miles
  • The Real Mary King's Close
    0.1 miles
  • Geoffrey Kiltmakers and Weavers
    0.1 miles
  • St. Giles' Cathedral
    0.1 miles
  • Museum of Childhood
    0.1 miles
  • Waverley Mall
    0.2 miles
  • Waterloo Place
    0.2 miles
  • National Library of Scotland
    0.2 miles
Restaurants & cafes
  • Restaurant The Inn on the Mile
    0 miles
  • Cafe/bar South Pour - Cafe and Bistro
    0.8 miles
  • Cafe/bar Ghillie Dhu - Bar and restaurant
    0.9 miles
Top attractions
  • Royal Mile
    0.2 miles
  • National Museum of Scotland
    0.3 miles
  • Camera Obscura and World of Illusions
    0.3 miles
  • Edinburgh Playhouse
    0.4 miles
  • Edinburgh Castle
    0.5 miles
  • University of Edinburgh
    0.5 miles
  • Arthurs Seat
    1.1 miles
  • Murrayfield Stadium
    2.1 miles
  • Royal Yacht Britannia
    2.2 miles
  • Edinburgh Zoo
    3.2 miles
Natural beauty
  • Mountain arthur's seat
    1.8 miles
Ski lifts
  • Midlothian Snowsports Centre
    4.8 miles
Public transport
  • Train Edinburgh Waverley station
    0.1 miles
Closest airports
  • Edinburgh Airport
    6.8 miles
  • Dundee Airport
    35.3 miles
  • Glasgow Airport
    48.5 miles
How to get to The Scotsman Hotel from Edinburgh Airport
    Public shuttle
    Taxi
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1 restaurant on site

    Grand Cafe

    Cuisine: Scottish

    Open for: Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, High tea, Cocktail hour

Facilities of The Scotsman Hotel
Activities
  • Movie nights Additional charge
  • Golf course (within 3 km) Additional charge
Food & Drink
  • Fruits Additional charge
  • Wine/champagne Additional charge
  • Kid-friendly buffet
  • Kid meals Additional charge
  • Special diet menus (on request)
  • Breakfast in the room
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
Internet
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Parking
No parking available.
Reception services
  • Invoice provided
  • Concierge service
  • Luggage storage
  • Express check-in/check-out Additional charge
  • 24-hour front desk
Cleaning services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Dry cleaning Additional charge
  • Laundry Additional charge
Business facilities
  • Fax/photocopying Additional charge
  • Meeting/banquet facilities Additional charge
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • CCTV outside property
  • CCTV in common areas
  • Smoke alarms
  • Security alarm
  • Key card access
  • 24-hour security
  • Safety deposit box
General
  • Air conditioning
  • Non-smoking throughout
  • Heating
  • Lift
  • Family rooms
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Room service
Languages spoken
  • English
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Sustainable initiatives
This property has taken steps to provide more sustainable and environmentally friendly travel

House rules The Scotsman Hotel takes special requests - add in the next step!

Check-in

15:00 - 00:00

Check-out

Until 11:00 hours

Cancellation/
prepayment

Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodation type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check the conditions of your required room.

Children and beds

Child policies

Children of any age are welcome.

Children aged 13 years and above are considered adults at this property.

To see correct prices and occupancy information, please add the number of children in your group and their ages to your search.

Cot and extra bed policies

0 - 2 years
Cot upon request
Free
Extra bed upon request
£45 per child, per night
3 - 16 years
Extra bed upon request
£45 per child, per night

Supplements are not calculated automatically in the total costs and will have to be paid for separately during your stay.

The maximum number of extra beds and cots allowed is dependent on the room you choose. Please check your selected room for the maximum capacity.

All cots and extra beds are subject to availability.

Age restriction

The minimum age for check-in is 18

Pets

Pets are not allowed.

Groups

When booking more than 5 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.

Mastercard Visa American Express The Scotsman Hotel accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.

The fine print

Please note, from Tuesday 7 March 2017 The Scotsman Hotel will have no spa facilities, swimming pool or restaurant available.

Due to the ongoing roadworks on North Bridge the best drop off point for cars is the Market Street entrance. The postcode is EH1 1DE.

The hotel entrance is by the left hand side of The Scotsman steps next to Brewhemia.

Due to the ongoing roadworks on North Bridge the best drop off point for cars is the Market Street entrance. The postcode is EH1 1DE. The hotel entrance is by the left hand side of The Scotsman steps next to Brewhemia. At check-in, your credit card will be preauthorised for the full amount, plus a deposit to cover possible extra charges. Your card will then be charged at check-out for the correct cost of your stay.

At check-in, your credit card will be preauthorised for the full amount, plus a deposit to cover possible extra charges. Your card will then be charged at check-out for the correct cost of your stay.

In response to Coronavirus (COVID-19), additional safety and sanitation measures are in effect at this property.

Food & beverage services at this property may be limited or unavailable due to Coronavirus (COVID-19).

Due to Coronavirus (COVID-19), this property is taking steps to help protect the safety of guests and staff. Certain services and amenities may be reduced or unavailable as a result.