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"Luxury without the flash" -- The Daily Telegraph

The Scotsman Hotel

  • Once the grand Edwardian premises of The Scotsman newspaper
  • Luxurious yet elegantly low-key
  • Superb location with some of the city's best views
  • Impressive double-height restaurant with extensive whisky menu
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20 North Bridge
Edinburgh, EH1 1TR
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Occupying the grand former premises of The Scotsman newspaper, this hotel is packed with history.

Its central location is superb; minutes from Waverley Station and right between Edinburgh's old and new towns. Inside, the hotel is luxurious in a warm, comfortable and unflashy Scottish way. Careful restoration of the Edwardian building has retained the beautiful oak panelling and marble pillars.

The hotel has a stainless-steel swimming pool where the old printing press used to be, a spa and a private cinema. The double-height North Bridge Brasserie is one of the building's most splendid spaces. The kitchen uses Scottish ingredients in abundance and there is an extensive menu of whiskies.

The 69 rooms and suites, all in different sizes and shapes, have been finished with touches of tartan, plump upholstery and Scottish watercolours, while the bathrooms are marble lined. There's even an Edinburgh Monopoly board game in every room, plus there are dumbwaiters and privacy shutters that allow you to order in-room breakfast without encountering staff. Views are some of the best in the city and Wi-Fi is free.

From the press:

  • "[For] thirty-somethings upwards who like luxury without the flash" -- The Daily Telegraph

  • "Still more than capable of making headlines, and for all the right reasons" -- Daily Mail

  • "Superb views over the New Town and Calton Hill... stunning stainless steel swimming pool" -- Lonely Planet
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  • Bar
  • Newspaper / magazines
  • Hot Tub / Jacuzzi
  • Indoor pool
  • Restaurant
  • Sauna / Steam Room
  • Spa
  • 100% smoke-free


  • 24-hour front desk
  • 24-hour room service
  • Express check-in / checkout
  • Laundry / dry cleaning

Room amenities

  • Coffee / tea-making facilities
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Mini bar
  • Pay-per-view / movies on demand
  • Safe
  • DVD / CD player & library


  • Complimentary Wi-Fi in guest rooms
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi in public areas


  • Bathrobes
  • Hair-dryer
  • Luxury toiletries
Please note: Some amenities may not be available in all rooms and some amenities or services incur an additional charge and are subject to change. Please check with the hotel directly.


  • Standard check-in time: 2pm


  • Standard checkout time: 11am


  • Cancellation policy & booking conditions vary by 'rate plan'. These will be displayed on the payment page after you have searched for your dates and selected a rate.

Additional details

  • Pets not allowed Check-in time starts at 2pm Check-out time is 11am

    You must present a photo ID when checking in. Your credit card is charged at the time you book. Bed type and smoking preferences are not guaranteed.Your reservation is prepaid and is guaranteed for late arrival. The total charge includes all room charges and taxes, as well as fees for access and booking. Any incidental charges such as parking, phone calls, and room service will be handled directly between you and the property.

    National Rating
    This establishment has received its official star rating from VisitScotland, the National Tourist Board for Scotland.


    The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

    • Fee for buffet breakfast: GBP 16.95 per person (approximately)
    • Late check-out fee: GBP 30

    The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

    Renovations and Closures
    The property will be renovating from 28 November 2016 to 05 December 2016 (completion date subject to change). The following areas are affected:

    • Sauna
    • Spa tub
    • Swimming pool
    During renovations, the hotel will make every effort to minimize noise and disturbance.

Getting there

A taxi to the hotel from the airport should cost £20-£25. A regular airport-city shuttle bus service costs £3 each way and terminates at Waverley Train station, which is three minutes' walk away. If travelling by car, discounted car parking is available from a secure car park located 10 minutes' walk from the hotel.


  • 20 North Bridge
  • Edinburgh, EH1 1TR
  • United Kingdom

Customer Service

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Tel: +44 (0) 20 3564 9000

agents available 24 hours

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