The Scotsman Hotel


20 North Bridge, Edinburgh, City Of Edinburgh, EH1 1TR

    The Scotsman has been converted from the Scotsman Newspaper's baronial offices into one of the most stylish hotels in the city.

    The Scotsman has been converted from the Scotsman Newspaper's baronial offices into one of the most stylish hotels in the city. The hotel brings together the efficiency of the 21st Century with careful design, attention to the comfort of our guests and the very best in Scottish hospitality.

    The 55 bedrooms and 14 suites have been uniquely decorated and combine traditional elegance with contemporary design. Whether you want a magnificent view over the city, enhanced space, or a Suite with a library and sauna would help to make your stay with us more enjoyable, we look forward to offering you the choice. In room facilities include DVD player, 28" television, computer with internet access and printer, modem point, telephone with voicemail, Edinburgh monopoly game table, trouser press, iron and ironing board, mini bar, coffee machines, luxurious toiletries and privacy hatches.

    The Scotsman Spa and Health Club is open to hotel guests and private members. The spa and Health Club is contemporary in design and uses neutral tones and clean lines to create a soothing environment. Dedicated to relaxation, beauty and well-being, the spa includes seven spacious treatment rooms, (including one couples treatment room and a secluded manicure and pedicure area), a relaxation room for guests to use before and after spa services, luxurious changing and shower rooms, a 16m indoor swimming pool, a fully equipped Gym and Fitness area with sixty fitness stations, an aerobics studio with over 25 classes per week, tropicarium, arctic and tropical showers, sauna, steam room and personal trainers. 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 Spa is the Urban Flagship for Thalgo and offers over 40 treatments to the public. Challenged with sourcing the very best products for the spa, our team has searched high and low to find the pearl of all therapies. A little gem was uncovered found deep in the sea called Thalgo. 'Thalgo' are experts in Marine Cosmetology and Spa Therapies. What does this mean? They have developed the expertise to harness the powerful riches of the sea; oligo-elements, amino acids, proteins, and vitamins. Top quality ingredients are used, such as marine actives, plant extracts and high-tech ingredients from natural sources. A haven of tranquillity, it is the perfect place to relax. Daydream in the relaxation room or enjoy chilling out in our suspended bubble chair. A new traditional Chinese treatment element has been added, allowing clients to explore techniques used to balance and harmonize the chi wihin the body.

    North Bridge Brasserie & Bar is set in The Scotsman Hotel, one of Edinburgh's leading luxury hotels and a member of The Leading Hotels of the World. The hotel occupies the former offices of The Scotsman newspaper, which inhabited the building for nearly a century. North Bridge Brasserie & Bar is set in the newspaper's former marble reception hall and access to it is through the building's original main door.

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    Opening Times
    Open All Year
    2014 Opening Times
    1 Jan 2014 - 31 Dec 2014
    2014 Opening Times
    1 Jan 2014 - 31 Dec 2014
    2014 Opening Times
    1 Jan 2014 - 31 Dec 2014

    Room Information

    Number of Rooms / Units
    Room / Unit Type
    Room / Unit Tariff*
    Classic Rooms
    £260.00 per room per night (room only)
    Executive Room
    £300.00 per room per night (room only)
    Junior Suite
    £380.00 per room per night (room only)

    The prices are guide prices, please enquire for date specific costs

    Note: Prices are a guide only and may change on a daily basis.

    Accommodation Type

    • Hotel Breaks
    • City Breaks


    • Children's Menu Available
    • Highchair Available
    • Baby Changing Facilities Available
    • Cot Available
    • Children Welcome
    • Baby Listening/Sitting Facilities Available


    • Payphones Available
    • Lounge
    • Shower Ensuite
    • Linen Provided
    • Ironing Facilities
    • Shower
    • Iron Available In all rooms
    • Toilets
    • Towels Provided
    • Log Fire
    • Laundry Service Available
    • Bath Ensuite
    • Electric Shaver Point
    • Hairdryer Available

    Health & Wellbeing

    • Indoor Swimming Pool
    • Spa Pool Available
    • Swedish Massage
    • Beauty Treatments
    • Sports Massage
    • Body Wraps
    • Sauna
    • Sauna Available
    • Traditional Massage
    • Steam Room
    • Fitness Training

    Leisure Facilities

    • DVD Player
    • TV In Room
    • TV Lounge
    • WiFi Complimentary
    • Television
    • Satellite / Cable TV

    Payment Methods

    • American Express Card
    • Debit Card
    • Switch Card
    • Maestro Card
    • Solo Card
    • Delta Card
    • Cash
    • Diners Card
    • Mastercard
    • VISA Card


    • Taxi Rank < 100m from station
    • Paid Parking within easy distance


    • Bar Available
    • Vegetarian
    • Restaurant
    • Cafe / Restaurant available on site
    • Evening Meal Available
    • Eating Out Facilities within 2 miles
    • Breakfast Available
    • Vegan Meals Available
    • Full Alcohol Drinks License
    • Nut Free Meals
    • Lunch Available
    • Gluten Free
    • Vegetarian Food Available
    • Dinner Available
    • Organic Food
    • Tea & Coffee Available
    • Licensed Bar / Clubroom
    • Dairy Free

    Dietary Options

    • Nut Free Meals


    • Mini Bar
    • Porterage
    • Room Service Available
    • Conference Facilities
    • Internet Access
    • Disabled Access
    • No Smoking Permitted
    • Fax/Email Facilities

    Languages Spoken

    • French Speaking
    • Spanish Speaking
    • German Speaking


    • City Centre
    • City Location

    Special Requirements

    • Senior Citizens
    • Families
    • Single Travellers
    • No Pets Allowed
    • Groups Welcome
    • Non smokers
    • Hen/Stag Parties Welcome
    • Business Travellers
    • Children Welcome

    Wedding Services

    • Wedding Packages Available
    • In-house Co-ordinator
    • Religious Ceremony
    • Reception Facilities
    • Accommodation Available
    • Civil Ceremony

    Public Transport Directions

    From the nearest information centre:- 100 yards from Princes Street, adjacent to Edinburgh Waverley Train Station.

    Getting there by railway:- Disembark at Waverley Train Station, Hotel has direct access from the station via Market Street.

    The Scotsman Hotel is situated on Edinburgh's historic North Bridge, one minute's stroll from both Princes Street and the Royal Mile. It is also conveniently located next to Waverley Railway Station also one minute's walk away

    Getting there by aeroplane:- Edinburgh Airport is less than six miles from The Scotman Hotel.

    Follow signs for Edinburgh city centre. After Haymarket continue through Shandwick Place and onto Princes Street until you reach the one-way system. The road will lead you to turn left into South Charlotte Street and then right onto Queen Street. At the second set of traffic lights turn right onto Hanover Street. Cross over the roundabout and at the next set of traffic lights the road will lead you across Princes Street and up the hill onto The Mound. Take a left onto the High Street (Royal Mile) and drive for ¼ mile until you reach the first crossroads. Take a left onto North Bridge and the hotel is situated approximately 200 yards on your left.

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