Ratings based on 556 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
4.4 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
We double-checked.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Spacious, central at a reasonable price

Posted Oct 28, 2014
Pros: Walking distance from the station and university
Cons: Booking in at arrival
After an initial confusion at the front desk to locate my registration card and a long wait to be allocated a room, the stay was wonderful. Staff went the extra mile to make our stay comfortable. This included carrying our bags all the way to the station.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from glasgow

Nice and handy

Posted Oct 28, 2014
Nice old newspaper building close to everything . Bed was uncomfy and was allergic to the feather pillows , good hotel in a good spot .
3 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from h

Nice and central

Posted Oct 20, 2014
Very friendly and attentive staff. Lovely bar and dining area as you would expect but room was very warm so unable to sleep in comfort and no view apart from back of hotel. all in all a pleasant stay tho
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from seattle

Beautiful location in historic building

Posted Oct 4, 2014
My room was considerably less attractive than others in my party but it was large and comfortable with a beautiful view of historic city center Edinburgh. The large window opened to give fresh air. I would gladly stay there again. The bistro was a nice place to relax with a pot of tea or a pint.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from Chicago. USA

Fantastic!!!

Posted Sep 25, 2014
We travel extensively and, more often than not, I find that hotels fall short of expectations regarding female travelers. The Scotsman is one of the best I have ever had the pleasure of staying in. The staff and service was exceptional and the attention to detail in the room can only be described as exquisite. The quality of the bed and bedding, draperies, adequate lighting for dressing, plenty of room for clothing, and enough room in the bath for my toiletries and my husbands...I could go on and on. We stayed in many hotels while traveling in Scotland, all of them top of the line, but the Scotsman was our favorite!! Tremendous location and value!
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from australia

Great location Edinburgh

Posted Sep 16, 2014
Information about parking and luggage drop off would have been helpful. Obviously down graded the bathroom products they provide ( previous visit much more classy ) . Staff were exceptional especially the concierge staff. Unwieldy access to wifi. Quite expensive for what you got but we would go back. Lovely decor and history. We had asked for a luxury king room as it was a special occasion and we got a standard double - maybe the luxury room had the swish bathroom products?? Overall ok
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from Toronto

Nice hotel in Old Town Edinburgh

Posted Sep 13, 2014
Pros: Good sized room
Cons: The bed was a little too soft
Location: Great location in the heart of the city (shops, dining, attractions)
Overall it was a good experience in the hotel. The spa was also very relaxing after a long flight.
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 Families
by K Pauley from Chicago

Well worth the money

Posted Jul 30, 2014 on Hotels.com
This is a beautiful and historic hotel. The service was excellent, the room was amazing with heavy wood paneling throughout. Even the bathroom door was a huge, heavy wooden door. It was also conveniently located directly behind the train station (Market St. side). I would definitely recommend it to those who want a nicer hotel.