Stay in the heart of Edinburgh Excellent location – show map

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Overlooking Edinburgh Castle 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 features individual features, including curved corner window bays with scenic views of the city and a marble-tiled private 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.

Located 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' favorite part of Edinburgh, according to independent reviews.

Couples in particular like the location – they rated it 9.6 for a two-person trip.

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

Property Highlights

Located in the 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


Availability

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Travel Sustainable property
Travel Sustainable property
This property is part of the Travel Sustainable program, which means it’s taken significant steps to make your stay more sustainable.

4 reasons to choose The Scotsman Hotel

  • Prices you can't beat!
  • Booking is safe
  • Manage your bookings online
  • The staff speaks English
Property questions and answers
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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 Stat...
    Answered on November 24, 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.
    Answered on December 1, 2019
  • 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 b...
    Answered on October 31, 2019
  • 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 tim...
    Answered on January 5, 2020
  • 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.
    Answered on November 11, 2020
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Hotel area info *
Guests loved walking around the neighborhood!
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 impressive Edinburgh Castle looks over the city.

1 Restaurant On Site

    Grand Cafe

    Food: Scottish

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

Amenities of The Scotsman Hotel
Activities
  • Movie nights Additional charge
  • Golf course (within 2 miles) Additional charge
Food & Drink
  • Fruit Additional charge
  • Wine/Champagne Additional charge
  • Kid-friendly buffet
  • Kids' meals Additional charge
  • Special diet meals (on request)
  • Breakfast in the room
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
Internet
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Parking
No parking available.
Front Desk Services
  • Invoice provided
  • Concierge
  • Baggage storage
  • Express check-in/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
  • Safe
General
  • Air conditioning
  • Smoke-free property
  • Heating
  • Elevator
  • Family rooms
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Room service
Languages Spoken
  • English

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

Check-in

3:00 PM - 12:00 AM

Check-out

Until 11:00 AM

Cancellation/
prepayment

Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodations type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check what conditions apply to your preferred room.

Children & Beds

Child policies

Children of all ages are welcome.

Children 13 and above are considered adults at this property.

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

Crib and extra bed policies

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

Additional fees are not calculated automatically in the total cost and will have to be paid for separately during your stay.

The maximum number of extra beds and cribs allowed depends on the room you choose. Double-check your selected room for the maximum capacity.

All cribs 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 the coronavirus (COVID-19), additional safety and sanitation measures are in effect at this property.

Food and beverage services at this property may be limited or unavailable due to the coronavirus (COVID-19).

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

FAQs about The Scotsman Hotel

  • The Scotsman Hotel offers the following activities/services (charges may apply):

    • Golf course (within 2 miles)
    • Movie nights

  • The Scotsman Hotel has 1 restaurant:

    • Grand Cafe

  • Guests staying at The Scotsman Hotel can enjoy a highly-rated breakfast during their stay (guest review score: 8.4).

    Breakfast option(s) include:

    • Continental
    • Full English/Irish
    • Buffet

  • From the nearest airport, you can get to The Scotsman Hotel by:

    • Taxi 25min
    • Airport shuttle (public) 30min

  • The Scotsman Hotel is 1,500 feet from the center of Edinburgh.

  • Room options at The Scotsman Hotel include:

    • Suite
    • Twin/Double
    • Double
    • Family

  • Check-in at The Scotsman Hotel is from 3:00 PM, and check-out is until 11:00 AM.

  • The prices at The Scotsman Hotel may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates, hotel's policy etc.). To see prices, enter your dates.