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8.8Excellent

1,276 reviews

1,276 reviews

Location 9.6
Cleanliness 9.2
Service 9.0
Room comfort and quality 8.6
Facilities 8.4
Value for money 8.3
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9.6Exceptional

Location rating score

Exceptional location - Inside city center
Popular neighborhood
Exceptional for walking
Walkable places
City Art Centre
40 m
Old Town Context
80 m
Beyond Words
90 m
Miss Katie Cupcake
100 m
Brass Rubbing Centre
110 m
Popular landmarks
The Real Mary King's Close
190 m
Edinburgh Old Town
260 m
National Museum of Scotland
430 m
Royal Mile Street
470 m
Calton Hill
470 m
Closest landmarks
Heart of Midlothian
120 m
Old St. Paul's Church
130 m
Malt Shovel
130 m
Collective Gallery
130 m
Tron Kirk
130 m

The Scotsman Hotel

20 North Bridge, Edinburgh Old Town, Edinburgh, United Kingdom, EH1 1TR - See map

Get your trip off to a great start with a stay at this property, which offers free Wi-Fi in all rooms. Strategically situated in Edinburgh Old Town, allowing you access and proximity to local attractions and sights. Don't leave before paying a visit to the famous Edinburgh Castle. Rated with 4 stars, this high-quality property provides guests with access to restaurant and steamroom on-site.

Highlights

Sparkling clean

Located in heart of Edinburgh

Check-in [24-hour]

Excellent room comfort & quality

Great Breakfast

Facilities

Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

Front desk [24-hour]

Check-in/out [express]

Luggage storage

Steamroom

Bar

Restaurants

Room service [24-hour]

This property is in high demand!

4 travelers have booked today.

Value for money8.3
Distance to city center0.2 km
Location rating9.6
Nearest airportEdinburgh Airport (EDI)
Distance to airport10.8 km

Rooms available at The Scotsman Hotel

Excellent
Room comfort & quality

8.6

Penthouse
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  • Room size: 80 m²/861 ft²
  • City view
  • 1 queen bed
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Deluxe Double or Twin
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  • Room size: 34 m²/366 ft²
  • Outdoor view
  • 1 double bed and 2 single b...
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Deluxe Suite
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  • Room size: 40 m²/431 ft²
  • City view
  • 1 double bed
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Executive Suite
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  • Room size: 70 m²/753 ft²
  • Outdoor view
  • 1 queen bed
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Deluxe Double Or Twin City View
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  • Room size: 34 m²/366 ft²
  • City view
  • 1 queen bed or 2 single bed...
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Queen Suite with City View
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  • Room size: 40 m²/431 ft²
  • City view
  • 1 queen bed or 2 single bed...
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Deluxe Dbl
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  • Room size: 34 m²/366 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 queen bed
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Presidential Suite
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  • Room size: 80 m²/861 ft²
  • Outdoor view
  • 1 queen bed & 2 sofa beds
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Queen Suite
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  • Room size: 40 m²/431 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 double bed or 2 single be...
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Feature Double or Twin Room
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  • Room size: 40 m²/431 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 2 single beds or 1 king bed
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Frequently asked questions

Does The Scotsman Hotel provide laundry services?

Yes! The Scotsman Hotel features laundry service at your disposal and even hot water linen and laundry washing for whenever you need your favorite outfits clean and fresh all throughout your holiday. Please contact the property for more information.

Is car parking available at The Scotsman Hotel?

The Scotsman Hotel features car park nearby for all guest visitors traveling with a car. Please contact the property for more information, or log into your Agoda account and contact the property through Agoda's direct message chatbox.

What are the property's policies for children's bedding at The Scotsman Hotel?

The Scotsman Hotel's policy regarding children's bedding considers guests age 13 years and older as adults, and therefore must use an extra bed which will incur an additional charge. You can find additional information about specific child policy and age range for this property, by checking the "Property policies" section located in the property page for more details.

What was the average room rate for The Scotsman Hotel been in the past month?

The average room rate for The Scotsman Hotel in the past month is 191.89 GBP, compared to city's average of 105.2 GBP.

In which languages can The Scotsman Hotel's personnel communicate?

The Scotsman Hotel can speak in 3 languages and supports well-known languages such as English and Spanish for guest visitors visiting this property. Please refer to the 'Amenities and facilities' section and in the 'Languages spoken' category to find out what other languages this property supports.

What is the typical rating that verified Solo travelers' have given to The Scotsman Hotel?

Past solo travelers that have stayed at this property have given The Scotsman Hotel an average rating of 8.9. You can look up more detailed customer reviews and responses by filtering for a specific type of verified travelers down in the review section.

What is the average rating that past Couples' have given to The Scotsman Hotel?

Past couple travelers that have stayed at this property have given The Scotsman Hotel an average rating of 8.7. You can look up on more descriptive customer critiques, and comments by filtering for a specific type of verified guest travelers down in the review section.

What do local travelers think about The Scotsman Hotel?

Past local travelers that have stayed at this property have given The Scotsman Hotel an average rating of 9.2. You can look up on more specific customer testimonials, and comments for this property down in the review section.

What is the closest train, metro, or bus station to The Scotsman Hotel?

The closest train, metro, or bus station is Edinburgh Trams, 10732.62 m away from The Scotsman Hotel.

What time is check-in and check-out at The Scotsman Hotel?

Check-in is from 03:00 PM, and check-out is until 11:00 AM. You may ask for early check-in or late check-out during booking, subject to availability. Customers checking in or out before or after the designated periods may be charged an additional fee.

What people love about The Scotsman Hotel

  • 9.6

    Exceptional
    Cleanliness

    "The rooms are very clean and have more space than we had expected."

    Alan

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    July 15, 2023

  • 10

    Exceptional
    Cleanliness

    "The cocktails are delicious, the rooms are extraordinarily comfortable and clean, and the extra touches are just wonderful!!!!"

    Julie

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    June 1, 2023

  • 8

    Very good
    Staff 

    "We were able to find great rates on agoda and were very happy with the stay - friendly staff, great location, easy taxi service, very good food and good size ro..."

    Kathi

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    October 6, 2023

Property ranking|Compared to 1,768 Edinburgh properties
Location score
9.6/10
Room comfort score
8.6/10
Cleanliness score
9.2/10
Cheapest price score
Better than
99
%
of Edinburgh properties
Better than
99
%
of Edinburgh properties
Better than
98
%
of Edinburgh properties
Better than
98
%
of Edinburgh properties
More about The Scotsman Hotel

More about The Scotsman Hotel

The Scotsman Hotel

See the best of Edinburgh with a stay at The Scotsman Hotel, which puts you right in the city center amidst the many sights and landmarks. With its convenient location, you can easily access to the city's must-see destinations. Go beyond the touristy and get deeper into the offerings of Edinburgh with a stay at The Scotsman Hotel, located merely 770 m from Edinburgh Castle.
The Scotsman Hotel offers numerous on-site facilities to satisfy even the most discerning guest. Never be out of touch with your contacts, with free Wi-Fi offered throughout your stay. Taxi and car hire services provided by the hotel make it easy to plan your day trips, sightseeing, and more around Edinburgh. If you plan to arrive by car, you'll appreciate the hotel's available parking, right on-site.
The hotel provides front desk services such as concierge service, express check-in or check-out, luggage storage and safety deposit boxes for guests' convenience. On cold days and nights, the hotel's on-site fireplace will keep you warm. Staying for a long time, or just need clean clothes? dry cleaning service and laundry service offered at the hotel will keep your favorite travel outfits clean and available. For lazy days and nights, in-room conveniences like 24-hour room service, room service and daily housekeeping let you make the most of your room.
Please be advised that smoking is not allowed in the hotel to allow cleaner air for all guests.
Equipped with handy amenities, guestrooms at The Scotsman Hotel guarantee a comfortable stay for all travelers. Some rooms are equipped with linen service, blackout curtains and air conditioning for your convenience. Some rooms at The Scotsman Hotel include separate living room and balcony or terrace as part of their design layout. In-room entertainment such as daily newspaper, television, in-room video streaming and cable TV is provided for guests in some selected rooms.
The hotel also offers a coffee or tea maker, bottled water, instant coffee, instant tea and mini bar in some rooms for when you feel like it is needed. Knowing that bathroom amenities play an important role in increasing guests' satisfaction, the hotel provides a hair dryer, toiletries, bathrobes and towels in some select rooms.


Dining and things to do

Nothing starts a morning better than a delicious breakfast, which you can always enjoy in-house at The Scotsman Hotel. If you don't feel like going out to eat, you can always opt for the delicious dining options at the hotel. A night in at the hotel's bar can be as fun as a night out with your travel companions.
The Scotsman Hotel offers unique recreational opportunities for all guests. Finish your vacation days right by dropping in at the steam room.


Around the property

Take advantage of the opportunity to explore Edinburgh while in the city. An afternoon of browsing the works at Royal Yacht Britannia located 3.5 km away can familiarize you with the local art scene. The most popular local attraction is probably Arthur's Seat only 1.8 km away.


Reasons to stay here

Know you'll get excellent dining options here, where past guests have rated onsite or nearby dining above 98% of the city's accommodation.
This accommodation is highly recommended for its location, scoring higher than 99% of other options in the city.
It's hard to beat the room comfort here, which is rated higher than 98% of other accommodations in Edinburgh.

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Amenities and facilities

Excellent
Facilities

8.4

Most talked about facilities

Breakfast

34 mentions

Housekeeping

15 mentions

Swimming Pool

7 mentions

View

7 mentions

Languages spoken
  • English
  • Italian
  • Spanish
Accessibility
  • On-site accessible restaurants / lounges
Internet access
  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
  • Internet
  • Internet services
  • Wi-Fi in public areas
Things to do, ways to relax
  • On-site entertainment
  • Spa/sauna
  • Steamroom
Cleanliness and safety
  • Anti-viral cleaning products
  • Breakfast in room
  • Breakfast takeaway service
  • Cashless payment service
  • Daily disinfection in all rooms
  • Daily disinfection in common areas
  • First aid kit
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Hot water linen and laundry washing
  • Hygiene certification
  • Individually-wrapped food options
  • Room sanitization opt-out available
  • Safe dining setup
  • Sanitized kitchen and tableware items
  • Staff trained in safety protocol
Dining, drinking, and snacking
  • Alcohol
  • Alternative meal arrangement
  • Bar
  • Bottle of water
  • Breakfast [buffet]
  • Breakfast [continental]
  • Breakfast service
  • Restaurants
  • Room service [24-hour]
Services and conveniences
  • Air conditioning in public area
  • Concierge
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Dry cleaning
  • Elevator
  • Fireplace
  • Food delivery
  • Heating in public area
  • Invoice provided
  • Ironing service
  • Laundry service
  • Luggage storage
  • Meeting/banquet facilities
  • Postal service
  • Safety deposit boxes
  • Smoke-free property
  • Smoking area
  • Xerox/fax in business center
For the kids
  • Family room
  • Kids meal
Land sports
  • Golf course (within 3 km)
Access
  • CCTV in common areas
  • CCTV outside property
  • Check-in/out [express]
  • Check-in [24-hour]
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Front desk [24-hour]
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Pets allowed
  • Safety/security feature
  • Security [24-hour]
  • Service animals are welcome
  • Smoke alarms
Getting around
  • Car park [nearby]
  • Rental car
  • Taxi service
Available in all rooms
  • Air conditioning
  • Bathrobes
  • Blackout curtains
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Desk
  • DVD/CD player
  • Free bottled water
  • Hair dryer
  • In-room safe box
  • Ironing facilities
  • Mini bar
  • Non-smoking
  • On-demand movies
  • Private bathroom
  • Satellite/cable channels
  • Shower
  • Slippers
  • Telephone
  • Toiletries
  • Wi-Fi [free]

Food and dining

Breakfast options
  • Continental
  • Full English/Irish
  • Buffet
Restaurants on site
Grand Cafe at The Scotsman
  • Menu: Buffet

Location

20 North Bridge, Edinburgh Old Town, Edinburgh, United Kingdom, EH1 1TR
Exceptional
Location

9.6

Airports
  • Edinburgh Airport (EDI)
    10.8 km
  • Perth Airport (PSL)
    55.1 km
Public transportation
  • Edinburgh Train Station
    140 m
  • Haymarket Train Station
    2.0 km
Hospital or clinic
  • Richard Verney Health Centre
    590 m
Shopping
  • Ocean Terminal
    3.4 km
Convenience store
  • Tesco Express
    410 m
Cash withdrawal
  • ATM
    70 m

What's nearby

Popular landmarks
  • The Real Mary King's Close
    190 m
  • Edinburgh Old Town
    260 m
  • National Museum of Scotland
    430 m
  • Royal Mile Street
    470 m
  • Calton Hill
    470 m
  • Camera Obscura and World of Illusions
    510 m
  • Edinburgh Castle
    780 m
  • Palace of Holyroodhouse
    1.0 km
  • Arthur's Seat
    1.8 km
  • Royal Yacht Britannia
    3.5 km
Nearby landmarks
  • City Art Centre
    40 m
  • Old Town Context
    80 m
  • Beyond Words
    90 m
  • Miss Katie Cupcake
    100 m
  • Brass Rubbing Centre
    110 m
  • Etch'd
    120 m
  • The Royal Mile Market
    120 m
  • Heart of Midlothian
    120 m
  • Statue James Braidwood
    120 m
  • Statue of David Hume
    120 m
Distances shown are straight-line distances on the map. Actual travel distances may vary.

Property policies

Children and extra beds

Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose. Please check the individual room capacity for more details.

All children are welcome.

Children 0-12 year(s)
Must use an extra bed
If you need an extra bed, it will incur an additional charge.
Guests 13 years and older are considered as adults
Must use an extra bed which will incur an additional charge.
Others
  • The property can be accessible via Market Street. There will be an elevator going up directly to the reception on the fourth floor. Please ring the buzzer to enter the property.
  • When booking more than 5 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.

Some helpful facts

Check-in/Check-out
  • Check-in from15:00
  • Check-in until00:00
  • Check-out from00:00
  • Check-out until11:00
Getting around
  • Distance from city center0.2 km
  • Travel time to airport (minutes)30
Extras
  • Breakfast charge (unless included in room price)18.95 GBP
  • Daily Internet/Wi-Fi fee0 GBP
The property
  • Non-smoking rooms/floorsno
  • Number of bars/lounges3
  • Number of floors9
  • Number of restaurants1
  • Number of rooms 82
  • Room voltage240
  • Year property opened1905
  • Most recent renovation2018

Reviews of The Scotsman Hotel from real guests

Provided by verified guests of Agoda
8.8
Location9.6
Cleanliness9.2
Service9.0
Room comfort and quality8.6
Facilities8.4
Value for money8.3
High score for Edinburgh
Rating
9+ Exceptional (345)
8-9 Excellent (89)
7-8 Very Good (65)
6-7 Good (29)
<6 Below Expectation (43)

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10.0
Exceptional
Elizabeth from United Kingdom
Group
Family Deluxe
Stayed 1 night in March 2023

Great family stay . ”

Had superb stay from beginning to end . Friendly smooth check in . Luggage attended to immediately .Beautiful huge family room , lovely and clean , lovely big bathroom, with twin sinks , separate bathtub and walk in shower . Also separate wc and sink which was an added bonus . Two tvs and lounge area . We normally stay in The Balmoral and i’m glad we opted for Scotsman , as it was far better value for money and cleaner . The only thing I thought could have been improved was the utility facility near our room had door open and no one likes to see the operational side of a hotel on a luxury stay ( purely a nitpicking aesthetic thing as it didn’t affect our stay at all ) We will definitely be back we hope. Well done The Scotsman Hotel ! ❤️

Reviewed March 13, 2023
10.0
Exceptional
JINWOO from South Korea
Couple
Superior Double or Twin Room
Stayed 1 night in March 2023

It was the best hotel in Europe”

Right there as soon as you come out of Edinburgh Waverley train station

Reviewed April 03, 2023
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10.0
Exceptional
Jeanette from Singapore
Couple
Deluxe Double Or Twin City View
Stayed 4 nights in April 2023

I will come back again!”

The hotel is located just across the Waverley Train station and right between the Old and New Town. It is a charming and quaint hotel equipped with modern facilities and beautiful deco. The staff were very attentive and quick to resolve some of the issues I had initially. I highly recommend this hotel to anyone planning a stay in Edinburgh.

Reviewed April 10, 2023
10.0
Exceptional
Joanne from United States
Solo traveler
Deluxe Dbl
Stayed 2 nights in October 2022

Best hotel choice in Edinburgh ”

I’ve stayed frequently in Edinburgh over the last 6 years, in both one night stays and short term rentals so I know the city very well. Last year I spent a few nights at the Waldorf and other smaller boutique hotels. By far the Scotsman has been not only the best value but also the best hotel. Recently I was in a double deluxe room on the 8th floor with a gorgeous view of Calton Hill. The room was meticulously designed and the quality of the furnishings was top notch. And such a huge room without being a costly suite. Plenty of storage behind a wall of cabinets. Absolutely first class all the way. Although I am a Diamond Hilton Honors member I’d prefer the Scotsman and try to stay there on every trip to Edinburgh

Reviewed October 17, 2022
10.0
Exceptional
Nattapol from Thailand
Couple
Deluxe Double or Twin
Stayed 1 night in November 2022

Great location”

Hotel was closed to train station and also famous street shopping “Royal mile”. A few minute walk to Edinburgh Castle. The room was very huge and clean also with great room facilities. Hotel staff was very nice and helpful. Breakfast was delicious. We are very recommended to stay in this hotel

Reviewed December 01, 2022
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