Ratings based on 556 Verified Reviews
They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
4.7 Room cleanliness
4.6 Service & staff
4.4 Room comfort
4.4 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
for Everyoneby A verified traveler
Spacious, central at a reasonable pricePosted 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.
for Everyoneby A verified traveler from glasgow
Nice and handyPosted 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 .
for Everyoneby A verified traveler from h
Nice and centralPosted 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
for Everyoneby A verified traveler from seattle
Beautiful location in historic buildingPosted 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.
for Everyoneby 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!
for Everyoneby A verified traveler from australia
Great location EdinburghPosted 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
for Everyoneby A verified traveler from Toronto
Nice hotel in Old Town EdinburghPosted 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.
for Everyoneby A verified traveler from uk
Great location in middle of EdinburghPosted Aug 27, 2014
Weekend break during Fringe, great location, great facilities- pool and sauna/ spa. Friendly and helpful staff
for Everyoneby 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.
for Familiesby K Pauley from Chicago
Well worth the moneyPosted 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.