Ratings based on 535 Verified Reviews

They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
4.5 out of 5
92% of guests recommend
4.7 Room cleanliness
4.6 Service & staff
4.4 Room comfort
4.5 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
We double-checked.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from uk

Great location in middle of Edinburgh

Posted Aug 27, 2014
Weekend break during Fringe, great location, great facilities- pool and sauna/ spa. Friendly and helpful staff
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from Michigan

Perfect Location. Wonderful Staff. Great Room.

Posted Aug 10, 2014
Pros: Staff. Bed. Bathroom. LOCATION.
Cons: Wifi is free but signing in is a little bit of a hassle.
Location: The Scotsman is literally walking distance from the Castle, the Queen's palace, shopping, the train and bus stations, pubs and gourmet restaurants.
We just had a fantastic week at The Scotsman during the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and tattoo. It is located 1/2 block from the Royal Mile, equally between the castle and the palace in Old Town. The staff is absolutely first rate- Ivor, the concierge and general greeter, is a delight and incredibly helpful. The connected restaurant is convenient and very, very good. The rooms are spacious, the beds and appointments wonderful and the bathrooms huge and modern. We LOVED our stay. We recommend The Scotsman to anyone visiting Edinburgh.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from albuquerque

Fantastic staff and location one block from Royal

Posted Jul 27, 2014
The staff, particularly the bellman Ivor, went out of their way to help us. Room had wonderful views.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from South Wales

Ideal location, great to access all experiences

Posted Jul 13, 2014
Pros: The location, the friendly staff and the beautiful building which used to be the offices for the newspaper which is delivered free to your room.
Cons: We had a few difficulties with our TV. The remote control was tricky to use (buttons were worn off )and we had to ask for help, so embarrassing!
Location: Pubs, shops, transport and places of interest all around you.
Easy to find and the location meant that the Royal Mile is behind and Princes Street is in front. Lots of restaurants and pubs are close by as are a variety of shops. The hotel also has a lovely swimming pool, spa and gym for those rainy days. An open top bus tour is a must and a visit to the royal yacht in Leith is surprisingly interesting especially if you take the bus there and see more of Edinburgh on the way
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from London

Always like staying at this hotel.

Posted Jul 2, 2014
Its clean, friendly and very nice facilities. I stay at this hotel everytime I am in Edinburgh, whether its for pleasure or business
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by Ericka from Chicago, IL

Awesome staff

Posted Jun 24, 2014
Pros: Great location. Awesome staff. Nice bathroom.
Cons: Our room was difficult to cool down on a warm June night.
Staff was very nice and helpful. Room had a nice view and was very comfortable.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by Pam from Delaware

Small Quiet Hotel

Posted Jun 17, 2014
Pros: Quiet
Cons: bigger elevator
Location: Right off of the Royal Mile - Edinburgh Castle, Palace at Holyrood, pubs, and Museums
Very nice hotel. Very Quiet and easy to get to. Staff was very polite and helpful. Breakfast was quick and it was right off of the main street, so you could get to restaurants and other locations easily.
4 out of 5
by Daryl from Syracuse, UT

5 star service, 3 star facility

Posted Jun 10, 2014
Pros: The location is excellent.
Cons: Broken tiles near the elevator caused tripping, bad smell in elevator, WiFi rarely worked, and food was only OK.
Location: We walked to Arthur's Seat, the royal botanic gardens, Edinburgh castle, and everything in between. Lots of good food and shopping around as well.
The location is excellent, right off of the Royal Mile. We were able to walk to everything we wanted to see.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by s from san antonio

Great location

Posted Jun 7, 2014
Near old town, castle & rail station. Helpful staff comfortable room
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by nicola from london

Lovely city spa hotel

Posted Jun 6, 2014
Excellent location. The staff were wonderful (especially Ivor). Spa is very nice. The hotel was once the headquarters of the Scotsman newspaper. Truly a fascinating place.