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Historic hotel near Edinburgh's Royal Mile

By Princes Street

On North Bridge, and one block from both Princes Street and the Royal Mile, this hotel is a half-mile from Edinburgh Castle, and directly opposite Waverley railway station.

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Guests can relax in the complimentary health club, with pool and 60-station gym, or enjoy a meal at the brasserie restaurant, or a Sunday evening movie at the private cinema.

Internet access

The Scotsman Hotel's 69 guestrooms have high-speed Internet access; bathrooms have marble vanities, heated towel rails, and separate tubs and showers.

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The Scotsman Hotel

Hotel Amenities

Hotel Amenities

The Scotsman Hotel's guests have complimentary access to the hotel's health club (open every day), which has a 10-person sauna, steam room, solarium, aerobics studio, and 60-station gym with cardio and resistance machines and TVs. The 53-foot indoor lap pool is illuminated by laser lights, and has a slate-tiled pool deck.

Extending over three levels, the Aveda Scotsman Spa & Health Club boasts a stainless steel swimming pool, spa pool, sauna, solarium and steam rooms, arctic & tropical showers, 60 station air-conditioned gymnasium, with studios, diverse classes and a cafe. The spa features five therapy suites, offering a wide range of beauty and health treatments from Aveda.

A private, 46-seat cinema screens movies on Sunday evenings (surcharge; movie-meal packages also available), and can be rented for private parties at other times. Complimentary wireless Internet access is available throughout the hotel. In addition to the brasserie, a large oak-floored drawing room with sofas and armchairs is ideal for quiet conversation. One large conference room is available for groups.

Discounted parking is available nearby.

  • Number of buildings/towers - 1
  • Offsite parking discounted rates available
  • Indoor pool
  • Spa tub
  • Spa services on site
  • Full-service spa
  • Spa treatment room(s)
  • Steam room
  • Sauna
  • Health club
  • Bar/lounge
  • Restaurant
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Limo or Town Car service available
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Porter/bellhop
  • Total number of rooms - 69
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Coffee/tea in lobby
  • Year Built 1899
  • Number of floors - 10
  • Elevator/lift
  • Wedding services
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Express check-in
  • Turkish bath/Hammam
  • One meeting room
  • Luggage storage
  • Babysitting or childcare
  • Laundry facilities
  • Smoke-free property
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Family Friendly Amenities

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Indoor pool
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Rollaway/extra beds available
  • Laundry facilities
  • Babysitting or childcare
  • DVD player


Available in all rooms: Free Wi-Fi

Available in some public areas: Free Wi-Fi



Offsite parking discounted rates available

Room Amenities

Room Amenities

  • Rollaway/extra beds available
  • Satellite TV service
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • In-room safe
  • Phone
  • Pay movies
  • DVD player
  • Premium bedding
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding available
  • Room service (24 hours)
  • Climate control
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Complimentary newspaper
  • Minibar
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Turndown service
  • Designer toiletries
  • Bathrobes
  • Hair dryer
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Desk
  • Cribs/infant beds available
  • In-room massage available
  • Daily housekeeping
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Where to Eat

Where to Eat

North Bridge Brasserie - Mixing old and new decor, this large and informal brasserie features a steel-and-glass bar, black-leather stools, 19th-century oak paneling, and giant marble columns supporting an elaborate plasterwork ceiling. Tables and leather dining chairs are scattered on two levels, and guests take in street views. Open for lunch, dinner, and drinks every day.

Nearby Things to Do

Nearby Things to Do

Guests have complimentary access to the hotel's health club with 53-foot indoor lap pool, spa tub, sauna, steam room, aerobics studio, beauty treatments (surcharge), cardio and resistance machines, free weights, and a small café bar.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or near the hotel; fees may apply.

  • Golfing nearby
  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Aerobics on site
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Spa Services

Spa Services

  • Steam room in spa
  • Sauna in spa
  • Massages
  • Body scrubs
  • Hydrotherapy treatments
  • Facial treatments
Hotel Policies

Hotel Policies


Check-in time starts at 2 PM

Minimum check-in age is 18


Check-out time is 11 AM

Payment types

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Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

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