Hotel Features. Called The Scotsman hotel because it once housed the Victorian offices of The Scotsman newspaper, the hotel was restored and converted in 2001. Original period features blend with contemporary art and furniture in the oak-panelled lobby.
North Bridge Brasserie's marble pillars and wood panelling are complemented by a dramatic steel floor and staircase. It offers street-side views and an eclectic menu. The drawing room is ideal for a quiet nightcap.
There are 11 meeting rooms for up to 100 people, business services and wireless Internet access throughout (surcharge).
The Scotsman Hotel's health club features a spa with five rooms offering a variety of treatments using Cowshed products (surcharge). There is a 15-metre indoor pool complete with slate-tiled surround, and a large fitness room. The Scotsman Hotel also has an aerobics studio, sauna, steam room and solarium.
Guestrooms. The Scotsman Hotel's 69 guestrooms combine modern, neutral tones with tweed fabrics. Serving hatches mean that room service need not disturb guests. Rooms have climate control, wireless Internet access (surcharge), minibars, safes, tea/coffee making facilities and coffee tables with inset Edinburgh Monopoly boards.
Expert Tip. Tours of Edinburgh's old underground vaults leave several times a day from the Tron Kirk, less than a block from the hotel.
Deluxe Room: One queen, one double, one king, or two twin beds. Bedspreads and duvets. Some rooms have city views Approximately 366 square feet. Two brocade-upholstered armchairs. Bathroom, with marble vanity and heated towel rail, dual shower/tub combination, handheld and a ceiling-mounted shower. High-speed wireless Internet access (surcharge).
Junior Suite: One queen, one double, one king, or two twin beds. Bedspreads and duvets. Some rooms have city views. Approximately 565 square feet. Separate sitting area with three- or four-seat dining table, and two brocade-upholstered armchairs. Bathroom, with marble vanity and heated towel rail, has a separate tub and shower. High-speed wireless Internet access (surcharge).
Study Room: One double bed. Desk. Wireless Internet connection (surcharge). TV with premium cable channels and pay movies. Coffee/tea maker and minibar. Hair dryer. Trouser press. In-room safe. Complimentary weekday newspaper.
Editor Room: One king bed. Desk. Wireless Internet connection (surcharge). TV with premium cable channels and pay movies. Coffee/tea maker and minibar. Hair dryer. Trouser press. In-room safe. Complimentary weekday newspaper.
From Edinburgh Airport (EDI):
Distance to The Scotsman Hotel is 8 miles, approximately 25 minutes' drive.
Getting there. Airlink 100 operates express bus services to the city centre. Buses run every 10 minutes and depart from the bus station next to the terminal. An open-return pass costs 5 GBP. The N22 night bus runs between midnight and 4 a.m. Taxis wait at a rank next to the terminal, and cost approximately 10 GBP-20 GBP to the city centre, depending on traffic and time of day. Waverley, Edinburgh's main railway station, can be reached by bus or taxi. Regular trains leave Waverley for Glasgow and most major destinations throughout Scotland and England. The Scotsman Hotel is opposite Waverley Bridge rail station. Prices are all subject to change.
Getting around. The Scotsman Hotel is on North Bridge in central Edinburgh opposite Waverley Bridge railway station. Edinburgh city and the Lothian region are served by a good bus network. There are hop- on, hop-off stops for city bus tours throughout central Edinburgh. Black cabs are available from the streets. The historic centre's cobbled streets are best explored by foot. Driving is not recommended for visitors, due to the complicated one-way systems, though there is a small car park at the hotel (surcharge).
- Health Club Sauna
- Cribs Wake Up Service
- Steam Room Beauty Salon
- Laundry Facilities Pets Allowed - small pets
- Shoe Shine Currency Exchange
- Hot Tub Dry Cleaning Service
- Barbecue Grill(s) Banquet Facilities
- Airport Transportation - extra charge Express Check-in
- Bar/Lounge Fitness Equipment
- Conference Room(s) Safe-Deposit Box
- Restaurant(s) Massage-treatment room
- Full-service health spa Coffee shop or cafe
- Business services Swimming pool - indoor
- Elevator/lift Concierge desk
- Meeting room (small groups) Garden
- Babysitting or child care Audiovisual equipment
- Photocopy machine Parking (surcharge)
- Parking nearby
Room Amenities: , , • Designer toiletries • Pay movies • Premium bedding • Climate control • Cable/satellite TV • Hypo-allergenic bedding availa • Housekeeping (daily) • Sewing kit • Blackout drapes/curtains • Electronic/magnetic keys • Extra towels/bedding in room • Handheld shower • Cribs (infant beds) available • Window opens • Internet access - TV • Premium TV channel(s) • Bathroom telephone • Trouser press
City Arts Centre - adjacent | Princes Street (shopping) - 1 block | National Gallery of Scotland - 2 blocks | Princes Street Gardens - 2 blocks | St Giles Cathedral - 2 blocks | Edinburgh Castle - 5 blocks | Edinburgh Festival Theatre - 5 blocks | Palace of Holyrood House (Scottish Parliament) - 0.5 mile | Arthur's Seat (extinct volcano) - 1 mile | Edinburgh International Conference Centre - 1 mile
Edinburgh Hotels - The Scotsman Hotel