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
  • The property is luxurious yet elegantly low-key
  • The Scotsman has a superb location and some of the city's best views
  • The bar offers an extensive whisky menu

"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 shuttle bus service costs £3 each way and terminates at Waverley Train 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.

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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's bar offers an extensive list of whiskies from all over Scotland, while afternoon tea is served at Club 43. A new brasserie is set to open in May, 2018, offering traditional cuisine with a Scottish twist.

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. Guests receive a complimentary copy of The Scotsman newspaper each day, 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:

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



  • Bar
  • 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
  • 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.


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.


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.

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Customer Service available 24 hours

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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