Located at the top of North Bridge in Edinburgh’s historical Old Town, The Scotsman, which takes its name from the ground-breaking national newspaper which used to reside in the Baroque building, offers a luxurious and characterful stay.

The hotel retains many of its original features, including wood panelled rooms and an impressive marble staircase and boasts unrivalled views of Edinburgh Castle, Princes Street Gardens and the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Calton Hill, with many rooms sharing these views.


Whilst the hotel is known for its history, guests can relax with modern comforts, such as GHD hair straighteners which can be hired from reception and unique touches such as room service which can be discreetly collected through a compartment without needing to open the bedroom door. Rooms are also equipped with signature amenities including a welcome dram of whisky, specially selected White Company toiletries, and personally chosen reading recommendations.

Perfectly positioned to explore the city, Edinburgh’s Royal Mile is within 1 minutes’ walk from the hotel, and Edinburgh Castle is just 10 minutes’ walk away.

Accommodation details


20 North Bridge
United Kingdom

Check-in Details:

Normal Check-in: 14:00
Normal Check-out: 11:00


0.1 mi / 0.1 km from city centre

Room types and facilities


Sleeps 2, Bed Type: Queen(s)  In Room Movies, Bathtub/shower combination, Private bathroom, Satellite television, Minibar, Television


Sleeps 2, Bed Type: Double(s) or single(s)  In Room Movies, Bathtub/shower combination, Private bathroom, Satellite television, Minibar, Television


Sleeps 2, Bed Type: Double(s) or single(s)  In Room Movies, Bathtub/shower combination, Private bathroom, Satellite television, Minibar, Television

General facilities

  • Live entertainment
  • Elevators
  • Internet services
  • Off-Site parking
  • Dry cleaning
  • Safe deposit box
  • Ironing board
  • Laundry/Valet service
  • Room service
  • 1 Lounges/bars
  • 1 Restaurant

Other facilities

Rooms include:

•    Working Desk Area

•    Bathrobes and Slippers

•    Laptop safe

•    Complimentary Scotsman Newspaper

•    Complimentary bottled water

•    Tea and Coffee facilities

•    Luxury toiletries

•    Complimentary Wi-Fi in all rooms

Meeting and Event Space also available.

Dining information

• Enjoy a Scottish breakfast with ingredients sourced from local suppliers in the hotel’s lounge, served from 7am until 10:30am weekdays, and until 11am during the weekend. Indulge in a Full Scottish Breakfast, Eggs Benedict, Loch Fyne Kippers, or Steak and Eggs

• Grande Café – the former Advertising and Notices Department of The Scotsman Newspaper, the café’s current offering evolves throughout the day, from brunch served until 5pm, and cocktails with live jazz and piano into the small hours.

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