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Get an overview of this hotelHistoric 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.

Hotel restaurant

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.

Hotel Amenities

Hotel Amenities

The historic Scotsman Hotel is located near Edinburgh's North Bridge and offers luxury hotel accommodations in the heart of Edinburgh's city center. Guests of the hotel can enjoy views of Edinburgh Castle, The Firth of Forth, Leith, Princes Street, and Calton Hill during their stay.

The Scotsman Spa's expansive facilities include 7 treatment rooms for relaxing services, a 10-person sauna, a 60-station fitness center, and an indoor lap pool illuminated by laser lights.

Events can be arranged in the hotel's 8 flexible meeting rooms with free WiFi and catering services. A private cinema with 46 luxury black leather armchairs and surround sound can be rented for private parties and presentations. A 24-hour business center is also available.

  • 24-hour front desk 
  • Babysitting or childcare 
  • Bar/lounge 
  • Breakfast available (surcharge) 
  • Coffee/tea in lobby 
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service 
  • Elevator/lift 
  • Express check-in 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Full-service spa 
  • Health club 
  • Indoor pool 
  • Laundry facilities 
  • Limo or Town Car service available 
  • Luggage storage 
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1 
  • Number of floors - 10 
  • Number of meeting rooms - 8 
  • Offsite parking discounted rates available 
  • Porter/bellhop 
  • Restaurant 
  • Sauna 
  • Smoke-free property 
  • Spa services on site 
  • Spa treatment room(s) 
  • Spa tub 
  • Steam room 
  • Total number of rooms - 69 
  • Turkish bath/Hammam 
  • Wedding services 
  • Year Built 1899 

Family Friendly Amenities

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


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Offsite parking discounted rates available

Room Amenities

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

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

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 

Spa Services

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

Hotel Policies


Check-in time starts at 2 PM

Minimum check-in age is 18


Check-out time is 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for GBP 45 per night.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are available.

You need to know

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.


Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.
  • Fee for buffet breakfast: GBP 16.95 per person (approximately)
  • Late check-out fee: GBP 30
  • Rollaway bed fee: GBP 45 per night
The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

National Rating

This establishment has received its official star rating from VisitScotland, the National Tourist Board for Scotland.

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