Voted one of the top hotels in the world by both Condé Nast Traveller and Departures Magazine in 2002. In 2003 won AA Hotel of the Year, Escape Gym named one of the ‘Top 10 Day Spas in the UK’ by Condé Nast Traveller in 2004 and in the same year Tatler Magazine named the hotel one of the ‘Top 20 in the UK’. In December 2007 Condé Nast Traveller readers named The Scotsman as one of the top 20 hotels in the UK for business. Located on Edinburgh’s historical North Bridge, The Scotsman has been converted from the Scotsman Newspaper’s baronial offices into one of the most stylish hotels in the city. The hotel is just a minute's stroll from both Princes Street and The Royal Mile. The hotel brings together the efficiency of the 21st Century with careful to innovative design but most of all huge comfort and the very best of Scottish hospitality. Unique elements of the design are evident throughout the building, helping to establish an overall feeling of well-being and exclusivity. The 56 bedrooms and 13 Suites are each different in shape, interior design and size. The common thread throughout all the rooms is the use of genuine Scottish Estate tweeds as part of the interior design. Some four dozen estates consented to allow us to use this very unique part of the Scottish heritage. The Scotsman Spa and Health Club is contemporary in design and uses neutral tones and clean lines to create a soothing environment. The Scotsman Spa is the urban Flagship for Thalgo in Scotland. Thalgo is a marine brand and their philosophy is to draw on the riches and power of the sea for their extensive range of facials, spa rituals and body treatments. The Scotsman - your 5 star luxury boutique hotel in Edinburgh. *Note*Upon check in, the reception will pre-authorize your credit card. Nothing will be charged until your departure. The amount sought for the guarantee will be to cover the cost for your stay, plus £50 per night for incidentals. Upon your departure your credit card will then be charged for the full amount of your stay. Please be advised, should you wish to settle your account by an alternative payment method, the initial pre-authorisation funds will be held on your card by your bank for up to 7 days. This is outside of the hotel’s control, and is a process adhered to by the bank which issues your credit card. If you do not wish to use a credit card, we also accept debit cards or cash however please note that the full amount to cover the cost of your stay plus £50 per night for incidentals will be charged at the arrival stage. Any funds that are not used by the end of your stay will be refunded on departure.
On the downside, some guests complain of noise from Waverley Station and the 06:50 train announcements as well as hot rooms with dodgy thermostats. Parts of the Scotsman could do with a bit of a makeover.