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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.

Couples in particular like the location – they rated it 9.5 for a two-person trip.

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Property highlights

Located in the heart of Edinburgh, this hotel has an excellent location score of 9.5

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

Breakfast Info

Full English/Irish


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Availability

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Room Type
Number of guests
 
1 queen bed
1 queen bed
2 twin beds
or
1 king bed
2 twin beds
or
1 king bed
2 twin beds
or
1 king bed
Bedroom :
1 queen bed
Living room:
2 sofa beds
2 twin beds
or
1 king bed
2 queen beds
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Property practices

This property told us they've implemented certain practices across some or all of these categories: waste, water, energy and greenhouse gases, destination and community, and nature.
Guest reviews

Categories:

Staff
8.9
Facilities
8.7
Cleanliness
9.1
Comfort
9.2
Value for money
8.1
Location
9.5
Free WiFi
8.2
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See what guests loved the most:

  • David
    United States of America United States of America
    The breakfast was exceptional. There was a great deal of variety (bangers, tomatoes, eggs, haggis, cold cuts, cheeses, several fresh fruits, pastries, bread/toast, juices, coffe, tea). Only the hot chocolate did not work. However, there was hot...
  • Mishal
    United Arab Emirates United Arab Emirates
    great location and it has 2 access to royal miles and market st and opposite of waverly train station
  • Alexandra
    United States of America United States of America
    Room was incredibly spacious, very comfortable bed, luxurious and spacious bathroom. Staff was incredibly attentive and nice, a fantastic experience!

Hotel area info

Restaurants
1 Restaurant On Site

  • Grand Cafe
    • Cuisine
      Scottish
    • Open for
      Breakfast • Brunch • Lunch • Dinner • High tea • Cocktail hour
    • Ambience
      Family-friendly • Traditional • Romantic
    • Dietary options
      Vegetarian • Vegan • Gluten-free • Dairy-free

Amenities of The Scotsman Hotel
Great facilities! Review score, 8.7

Most popular amenities
  • Free WiFi
  • Family rooms
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Restaurant
  • Room service
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Bar
  • Elevator
  • Laundry
Bathroom
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Slippers
  • Private Bathroom
  • Toilet
  • Free toiletries
  • Bathrobe
  • Hairdryer
  • Shower
Bedroom
  • Linens
  • Wardrobe or closet
  • Alarm clock
Kitchen
  • Electric kettle
Room Amenities
  • Socket near the bed
  • Clothes rack
Activities
  • Movie nights
    Additional charge
  • Golf course (within 2 miles)
    Additional charge
Living Area
  • Sitting area
  • Desk
Media & Technology
  • Streaming service (like Netflix)
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Radio
  • Telephone
  • TV
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
  • Minibar
  • 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
  • 24-hour front desk
Cleaning Services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Ironing service
    Additional charge
  • 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
  • Hypoallergenic
  • Air conditioning
  • Smoke-free property
  • Wake-up service
  • Heating
  • Laptop safe
  • Carpeted
  • Elevator
  • Family rooms
  • Ironing facilities
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Iron
  • Wake-up service/Alarm clock
  • Room service
Languages Spoken
  • English

House rules

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

Check-in

From 3:00 PM

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 will be charged as 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
Extra bed upon request
£45 per child, per night
Crib upon request
Free
3 - 12 years
Extra bed upon request
£45 per child, per night

Prices for cribs aren't included in the total price. They'll have to be paid for separately during your stay.

The number of cribs allowed depends on the option you choose. Check your selected option for more info.

There are no extra beds available at this property.

All cribs 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 Cash is not accepted The Scotsman Hotel accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.

The fine print
Must-know information for guests at this property

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

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.

FAQs about The Scotsman Hotel

  • Guests staying at The Scotsman Hotel can enjoy a highly-rated breakfast during their stay (guest review score: 8.3).

    Breakfast option(s) include:

    • Full English/Irish
    • À la carte

  • 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.

  • Room options at The Scotsman Hotel include:

    • Suite
    • Twin/Double
    • Double
    • Family

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

    • Golf course (within 2 miles)
    • Movie nights

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

  • The Scotsman Hotel has 1 restaurant:

    • Grand Cafe

  • The Scotsman Hotel is 1,500 feet from the center of Edinburgh. All distances are measured in straight lines. Actual travel distances may vary.