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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 9.7 for a two-person trip.

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Situated in the real heart of Edinburgh, this hotel has an excellent location score of 9.7

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

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Continental, Full English/Irish, Buffet

Private parking available

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Presidential Suite
  • Bedroom 1: 1 double bed
  • Living room: 2 sofa beds
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  • Does hotel have parking

    At The Scotsman Hotel we have no on-site parking facilities, however we do offer a generous 25% discount at the nearby APCOA Car Park at Waverley Station, New Street EH8 8BH. Simply provide your parking ticket at check-out for validation before you pay at the Car Park. Please note for convenience we have an entrance on Market Street opposite the train station, as well as our main entrance on North Bridge.


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    Answered on 24 November 2019
  • Is there a short cut from the Railway station to the hotel. ?

    Good Morning, yes we have an elevator on market street that will bring you from the station up to reception.


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    Answered on 1 December 2019
  • How far away are you from the town centre and popular restaurants?

    The Scotsman Hotel is right in the city center and within minutes of many popular restaurants, clubs and bars.


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    Answered on 11 November 2020
  • What are your parking discounts

    apologies. we use the car park attached to the Waverley Train Station. Upon entering you will receive a ticket that you should bring to the Hotel to be validated. this will give you a 20% discount on the parking


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    Answered on 31 October 2019
  • hi guys do have a pool and spa

    Greetings, We no longer have Pool or Spa facilities at our hotel. Thank you


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    Answered on 20 January 2020
  • hello where is the nearest parking please

    Dear Guest, Thank you for your inquiry. The hotel uses a shared parking facility at the base of Waverly Train Station, on New Street. A short walk from the hotel.


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    Asked about: Feature Double or Twin Room • Answered on 13 March 2020
  • How do I book a room with a large bath and shower ?

    Please contact the hotel directly so that we can advise on availability; we have a very small number of rooms with both a shower & bathtub.


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    Asked about: Superior Twin or Double Room • Answered on 5 March 2020
  • What is the parking arrangements?

    Hi, You can use the Waverly station car park, just 5 minutes walk away from our hotel. Please bring your parking ticket to our hotel reception, we can give you a 25% discount on your parking at Waverly station car park when you stay with us.


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    Answered on 8 November 2020
  • So just to confirm there’s no extra charge for using the mini bar?

    Mini bar is charagable


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    Answered on 25 September 2021
  • Hi do the rooms have a iron & ironing board?

    Hi, all our rooms are equipped with an iron and ironing board. Kind Regards


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    Answered on 2 July 2021
  • Good morning ,I am an NHS nurse in England travelling to Edinburgh with my daughter ,can I ask if you offer NHS discount ? Kind regards

    Good Morning, Thank you for your message. Yes we offer a discount to NHS workers. The promotional code is: NHS15. To use this code however, you will need to book directly through our website to receive the discount. Kind Regards Kismet


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    Answered on 26 August 2021
  • Hello, What are the open hours for the bar please? We like to have a nightcap after a night in town. Thanks.

    Good evening, Thank you for your email. The opening times as we stand for the Grand Cafe, last orders for drinks are 10.30pm. This may change in due course. Kind regards, The Scotsman Reception.


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    Answered on 26 August 2021
  • Hello I wanted to book for November but we live in a Tier 3 area can we still come? Regards Elaine

    Good afternoon, We would recommend that you follow government guidance and regulations as they are set out. For the most unto date details it woul fdbe best to check the Scottish Government Website


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    Answered on 7 November 2020
  • Hi there we are looking to book for July 2021 for our anniversary. What time is your check in please? Thankyou

    Good afternoon, That is a great question! Check in time for The Scotsman Hotel is at 2pm, if you arrive before this time you are more than welcome to leave your luggage with our reception team. Regards, The Scotsman Reception Team


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    Answered on 18 June 2021
  • Would I see princes st gardens from a room with a city view

    Good evening, Please be aware that few of our Feature with view look in the direction of the Scots Monument. Please specify your preference at the time of the booking and we will do our best to allocate you in a room with such a view. Regards Ylenia


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    Asked about: Deluxe Double or Twin Room with City View • Answered on 5 January 2020
  • Hi, do any of the Deluxe suites come with a bath?

    Thank you for contacting us. Unfortunately, none of these do have a bath in them. Only a few of our rooms have baths and the only ones that guarantee them are the Family Room and Penthouse.


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    Asked about: Deluxe Suite • Answered on 8 August 2021
  • Is there parking at the hotel?

    we use the car park attached to the Waverley Train Station. Upon entering you will receive a ticket that you should bring to the Hotel to be validated. this will give you a 20% discount on the parking


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    Answered on 27 February 2020
  • How much is breakfast at the property please

    Breakfast is £14.95


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    Answered on 30 December 2020
  • Hey how do I get the discounted parking when I stay? Do I have to go to the car park first or do I come to the hotel first? Thanks.

    Hi there When you enter the car park you will get a ticket Take this ticket to reception before going back to collect the car and they will validate it for you, thus putting on your discount


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    Answered on 17 July 2021
  • Can we pay extra for a late checkout?

    Hi You can pay extra for a late check-out it is £15 per hour. Regards, Nejdet


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    Answered on 24 December 2020
Hotel surroundings *
Guests loved walking around the neighbourhood!
Excellent location - show map
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
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  • 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 Great facilities! Review score, 8.8
Activities
  • Movie nights Additional charge
  • Golf course (within 3 km) Additional charge
Food & Drink
  • Fruits Additional charge
  • Bottle of water
  • 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
Private parking is possible at a location nearby (reservation is not possible) and costs GBP 18 per day.
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
  • 24-hour security
  • Safety deposit box
General
  • Air conditioning
  • Non-smoking throughout
  • Heating
  • Lift
  • Family rooms
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Room service
Languages spoken
  • English