Edinburgh

The Scotsman Hotel

Katie Jones
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Why We Love It

  • The hotel was once the grand Edwardian premises of The Scotsman newspaper
  • Many original features remain in this luxurious property
  • The Scotsman has a superb location and some of the city's best views
  • The Grand Cafe offers an extensive all-day menu, plus afternoon tea, bar snacks, cocktails and whiskies

"Luxury without the flash" -- The Daily Telegraph

Map & Directions

A taxi to the hotel from the airport should cost £20-£25. A regular airport-city bus service costs £3 each way and terminates at Waverley railway station, which is three minutes' walk away. You can also catch a tram from the airport to St Andrew Square, five minutes' walk away -- the journey costs £5.50 each way. If travelling by car, discounted car parking is available from a secure car park located 10 minutes' walk from the hotel.

Rooms & Rates

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Overview

Occupying the grand former premises of The Scotsman newspaper, this hotel is packed with history.

Its 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 high-ceilinged Grand Cafe offers an extensive all-day menu, plus brunch, afternoon tea, bar snacks, cocktails and whiskies in a relaxed environment.

The 69 rooms and suites all come in different sizes, shapes and designs, each giving a subtle nod to the building's former use, while the views are some of the best in the city. The bathrooms are marble lined, plus there are dumbwaiters and privacy shutters that allow you to order in-room breakfast without encountering staff. Guests receive a complimentary copy of The Scotsman newspaper each day and Wi-Fi is free.

From the press:

  • "Perfectly poised between the Old and New Towns" -- The Daily Telegraph

Amenities

General

  • Bar
  • 100% smoke-free

Services

  • 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

Internet

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

Bathroom

  • Bathrobes
  • Hair-dryer
  • Luxury toiletries
  • Slippers

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.

Policies

Check-in: Standard Time is 2pm.

Checkout: Standard Time is 11am.

Cancellation: 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

Know Before You Go

  • The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.

Fees

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 (subject to availability)

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

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Customer Service available Mon-Sun, 9am-12 midnight ET

Winner: People's Choice Stevie Awards for Favorite Customer Service

Rates may vary by date, are subject to availability and are not guaranteed until your purchase is complete.

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