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The Scotsman Hotel - Historic Luxury Boutique Hotel in Edinburgh

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The Scotsman Hotel Wow Factors

  • Set in the former home of The Scotsman newspaper in a landmark Victorian building
  • The Scotsman Hotel sits at the top of North Bridge in between Edinburgh's Medieval Old Town and Edinburgh's Georgian New Town
  • 56 guest rooms and 13 suites all with dramatic views over Edinburgh - the Castle, Princes Street, Calton Hill and The Firth of Forth
  • An intimate, discreet hotel that offers great comfort, maximum flexibility and excellent service
  • The building - a flourish of 19th century baroque - romantic turrets, ornate ceilings, stained glass windows, oak-panelled walls and a showpiece marble staircase
  • Interiors combine timeless elegance, contemporary simplicity and the latest technology
  • Editor, Publisher, Director - in a nod to its history the hotel's suites are named after the hierarchy that ran The Scotsman newspaper
  • The incredibly private and luxurious Penthouse suite, accessed via a private lift with an entrance on Market Street as well as via the hotel lobby ensures guests complete privacy. It is home to a sauna, library, dining room and roof terrace and the view across Edinburgh from the bathtub is one of the best in the city
  • The hotel's heritage is evident throughout the guest rooms - a palette of 46 tweeds have been used in all the rooms, sourced from estates across Scotland
  • Over 800 pieces of contemporary Scottish art line the hotel's walls
  • At the centre of the hotel is the cosy Vermillion Lounge - to relax, meet, read
  • North Bridge Brasserie & Bar set in the newspaper's splendid original oak panelled reception hall with its imposing marble pillars
  • Executive Head Chef Paul Hart, previously of the Old Course Hotel in St Andrews
  • The menu is ''true'' Scottish cuisine using locally sourced, seasonal produce and the bar is known for its innovative cocktail list
  • Maclaren, Russel, Linklater - the meeting rooms too are named after well-known former editors of the newspaper and its founders
  • Sunday night is film night at The Scotsman, the only hotel in Edinburgh to boast a private cinema - 46 black leather armchairs, a huge cinema screen, popcorn and ice-cream
  • The Scotsman Spa & Health Club - The Scotsman's high design health and fitness centre - a 16 metre stainless steel swimming pool, juice bar, fitness and aerobic studios, sauna, steam room, arctic showers, 60 station gym and personal trainers
  • The Scotsman Spa is Thalgo's flagship urban spa in the UK. Thalgo is the original marine spa brand with a history dating back over 40 years. The company's philosophy and treatments draw on the riches and power of the sea, harnessing the effectiveness of marine active ingredients such as algae to create highly effective treatments and products with a wide range of benefits. There are seven treatment rooms and over 30 treatments to choose from.

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Filming & Photoshoots

Space and facilities at The Scotsman Hotel are available to hire by external media production organisations as film locations.

The Scotsman Hotel Press Information

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The Scotsman Hotel
20 North Bridge, EH1 1TR, Edinburgh, UK

Tel: +44 (0)131 556 5565
Fax: +44 (0)131 652 3652
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The Scotsman Hotel

The Scotsman 5 star luxury boutique hotel, located at Edinburgh's historic North Bridge, can be found just off the Royal Mile in the midst of the old city. It is the only hotel in the city to boast views of Edinburgh Castle, The Firth of Forth, Leith, Princes Street and Calton Hill... all of which are within walking distance. The hotel was converted from the Scotsman Newspaper's baronial offices and is now equipped with a state-of-the-art Spa and cinema... while the food served at our North Bridge Brasserie is among the best in Scotland.

Luxury Mother’s Day Offers in Edinburgh

Treating your mum to the finer things in life doesn't come easier, or more luxurious, than at The Scotsman Hotel this Mother's Day. Take the opportunity to spend a little quality time together during Champagne Afternoon Tea, opt to unwind with a 45 minute Aveda spa treatment as part of a luxurious spa day or whisk her away on a five-star Edinburgh getaway.

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