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The Scotsman Hotel in Edinburgh, Scotland

July 23, 2010 by

The Scotsman is a 69-room, 5-star, luxury boutique hotel in Edinburgh, Scotland. Situated on Edinburgh’s historic North Ridge, and located within the magnificant Scotsman Newspaper building, The Scotsman Hotel is in the heart of Edinburgh and close to all major shopping, business and tourist areas. Particularly convenient for access to the world famous Hogmanay New Year’s celebrations, The Scotsman is an exquisite hotel sure to please both business and pleasure travelers to the area. 

Accommodations at The Scotsman come in Room and Suite types, classified as The Study, Deluxe Rooms, Editors Rooms, Publisher & Director Suites, The Baron Suite and The Penthouse. The Study at The Scotsman Hotel is a beautifully-appointed room featuring a standard sized double bed and an average floor area of 28 square meters (approximately 300 square feet) offering the perfect base for a business or leisure short stay in Edinburgh.

Deluxe Rooms come in either Queen-size of Twin-bed options, and are spacious rooms featuring luxury modern furnishings against the rich wood paneling and built-in cabinetry of these former printing house rooms.

The Editor Rooms average 40 square meters (approximately 430 square feet) of living space and have all been selected for their individual features. There are a variety of features unique to each Editor room, which range from a spectacular view of Princes Street or the Firth of Forth, original oak panelling, ornamental fireplaces, to a turret complete with roll top bath.

Publisher and Director Suites are enhanced by a separate drawing or dining room, or with a luxurious seating area which is divided from the bedroom. Just to push the envelope a little further, as if it were needed, one of the rooms boasts its own sauna. All Publishers suites have wonderful views ranging from The Firth of Forth, Calton Hill, The Old Town of Edinburgh with its Castle, and Princes Street with the Scott Monument and Gardens.

The Baron Suite is a very special suite, boasting both a drawing room and dining area, complete with panoramic views of Calton Hill, Princes Street with the Scott Monument and Gardens. It may be offered as a 1-Bedroom suite, or configured with an adjacent room to become a 2-Bedroom suite.

The Penthouse at The Scotsman Hotel is a large duplex Penthouse full of luxury and opulence. Featuring a bespoke ground floor with private dining area, a library, a lounge and fully equipped study.  A spiral staircase leads up to the mezzanine level where guests will find a spectacular bathroom with views to Edinburgh Castle from the roll top bath.  To add to the bathroom experience, you’ll have your very own sauna.

North Bridge Brasserie & Bar, part of The Scotsman Hotel, is a fusion of grand Victorian architecture, dramatic interiors and contemporary styling. The restaurant has been cleverly converted from the newspaper’s old reception hall where traders and merchants would buy copies of the newspaper, or place their local advertising.  Serving modern Scottish cuisine, with seasonal menus focusing on ingredients of the highest quality, signature dishes include tian of fresh west Hebridean crab, pea and pistachio bavarois with pink grapefruit jelly; seared rump of beef, roasted baby beets, young garden vegetables, confit tomatoes with red wine and Earl Grey cream tea, caraway shortbread & sweetened ice cream.

The Scotsman Spa & Health Club is a 20,000 square foot of facility dedicated to the health, fitness and well being of guests. Offering a range of wellness treatments, The Scotsman Spa is the perfect place to relax and rejuvenate after a day spent exploring the historic city of Edinburgh.

The Meeting & Event facilities at The Scotsman comprise of 8 dedicated rooms to eat, meet and play, including Edinburgh’s only private Screening Room for up to 46 delegates. Private dining rooms, menus and wine lists are also available. The Scotsman is a unique location, perfect for all event types and specializes in Weddings and corporate functions.

Designated as one of the prestigious Leading Hotels of The World, The Scotsman is a luxury boutique hotel that provides a mix of style, comfort and impeccable personal service. Conveniently located in the heart of historic Edinburgh, it is a unique hotel in an enchanting city and definitely a must-stay experience for the Chic Traveler.



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  1. You can’t go wrong with The Scotsman. The accommodations are not like The Palm Hotel in Dubai but they are quite dignified and nice.


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