The Scotsman Hotel Edinburgh

“This historic hotel overlooking Edinburgh Castle, was formerly the HQ for the Scotsman newspaper. Come for Michelin star restaurant, close promiximty to Princes St and a world-class gym. Chic interiors in traditional rooms. ”

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“The city’s most unusual hotel is a stunning transformation of the Scotsman newspaper's former offices. The conversion is a dramatic blend of the old and new, where Victorian oak panelling sits happily beside ultra-modern glass and steel. Bedrooms – you can even sleep in the editor’s office – are super-comfortable, and there’s a fabulous health club, spa and private cinema. Friendly staff.”

Written by  Louise Farquhar

They say

“Why do people love staying in your hotel?
People love staying at the hotel as it offers the same 5* luxury experience you’d enjoy at the much larger city centre hotels, but as an independent and smaller property, we offer a more personable and bespoke stay in Edinburgh for all our guests. Add to that the fact we’re slap bang in the middle of Edinburgh’s city centre, and minutes from all the major attractions, and we’re a fantastic venue for anyone looking to enjoy a visit to Scotland.

What is there to do in the area?
Within a couple of minutes walk from the hotel is Edinburgh Castle, the Palace of Holyrood House, the Royal Mile, Princes St, The Scott Monument, Arthur’s Seat, Calton Hill, Our Dynamic Earth, Camera Obscura, the Scottish Whisky Experience, and many many more – all can be reached with a very short walk from the hotel’s front door.

What kind of breakfast do you offer?
We offer a full-Scottish breakfast – all produce is sourced from local, free-range suppliers

Do you offer other meals? And can you recommend good places to eat out locally?
The hotel hosts the AA Rosette winning North Bridge Brasserie restaurant – which offers breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea, dinner and drinks also.

Which are your most popular room types, and why?
All of our rooms are totally different, as they were converted from the offices of the Scotsman Newspaper – we have a range which have turrets overlooking the city centre (some with roll-top baths) and we’ve 5 which still have the original oak panelling from the old offices. These are always specially requested!

What message would you like to give Hotel Guru readers?
Just that we look forward to welcoming them, and that we hope we can offer a stay as unique and luxurious as Edinburgh itself.”

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The Scotsman Hotel

"This five star hotel is a bastion of solid confidence and quiet style in a commanding position offering great views over the city."

Originally published by The Telegraph (view article)

What's Nearby

Facilities

Swimming Pool
State of the art stainless steel indoor pool
Fireplace
Car not required
Bar
Family Suites
Parking
Discounted parking is avialble at a sight nearby.
Towelling robes
Safe
Conference facilities
Business Centre
Free wifi
Walking distance restaurants
Cinema
Massage
Meeting Room
Hairdresser/Beauty Salon
Sauna/Steam
Wifi
Four poster beds
Child friendly
All children welcome. Babysitting services available.
Gym
Restaurant
Spa
Sitting Room
Satellite / Cable TV
Hot Tub
Situated alongside the indoor pool
Suites
Disabled access
24 Hour room service
Room service

Activities

Other Activities
Rejuvenate after a long days exploring in the hotel spa, sauna and pool!
Trekking
For those looking for a breath of fresh air, head just outside of town and climb the magnificant Arthur's Seat.
Great walks
Calton Hill, is just a short stroll from the hotel, enjoy 360 views of the city at the city's UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Close to nightlife
Within walking distance of a range of Edinburgh's hottest night spots!
Designer Shopping
Just a few minutes walk from Princes Street, with the city's best designer shopping and brands.
Sights nearby
Overlooking Edinburgh Castle.

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59 rooms from $259 per night

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Recommended for

Swimming Pool
State of the art stainless steel indoor pool
Romantic Break
Enchanting suites with phenomenal views of this romantic city.

Activities

Other Activities
Rejuvenate after a long days exploring in the hotel spa, sauna and pool!
Trekking
For those looking for a breath of fresh air, head just outside of town and climb the magnificant Arthur's Seat.
Great walks
Calton Hill, is just a short stroll from the hotel, enjoy 360 views of the city at the city's UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Close to nightlife
Within walking distance of a range of Edinburgh's hottest night spots!
Designer Shopping
Just a few minutes walk from Princes Street, with the city's best designer shopping and brands.
Sights nearby
Overlooking Edinburgh Castle.

Other highlights

Family Suites
Gourmet
Conference facilities
Views
Good city views.
Free wifi
Cinema
Full of character
Romantic
Four poster beds
Retro/Vintage
Child friendly
All children welcome. Babysitting services available.
Antiques
Gym
Historic
Landmark
Artworks
Restaurant
Grand Hotel
Spa
Business Hotel
Luxury
Charming
Traditional
Disabled access

Hotel size

59 rooms, 14 suites
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