The Scotsman Hotel

20 North Bridge , Edinburgh, EH1 1TRTel: 0131 5565565Fax: 0131 6523652

The Scotsman Hotel, resides within the former Scotsman Newspaper building. Originally built in 1905, this majestic building was designed to dominate the Edinburgh skyline and features incredible views of the city┬┤s most famous landmarks. In 2001 the building was transformed into The Scotsman Hotel with careful attention towards preserving the magnificent Italian marble staircase, stunning oak panelling, imposing marble pillars and ornate ceilings. Originally the reception room of the newspaper, our North Bridge Bar and Brasserie features the original oak panelling, a hand carved wooden balcony and imposing marble pillars. The seating area is split into two levels with the balcony offering quieter, intimate seating, with a birds-eye-view below to the buzzing main restaurant and cocktail bar. The newspaper held its giant printing presses in the lower ground floor. The press room now houses our Scotsman Health Club and Spa with a vast state of the art gym. Popular with locals and hotel guests alike. Facilities include a steel swimming pool, steam and sauna, tropicarium, 60-station gym, spa treatment rooms and a relaxation suite. With no two alike, our 69 rooms and suites each have their own quirky features including curved corner window bays with breathtaking views and marble bathrooms and as a guest at The Scotsman you will enjoy free Wi-Fi access and a complimentary Scotsman Newspaper. Our private screening room complete with sumptuous leather seating is available for hire, be it for fun occasions or that all important presentation or product launch. Contact our conference and banqueting team to discuss the many options this and our other meeting and events rooms have to offer.

Quick facts

City Centre Location
Unique building
Fantastic restaurant
First Ever Stainless steel swimming pool
Own inhouse Cinema
Individual Bedrooms
Privacy Hatch in a guest rooms
Parking: Paid Nearby


69 Bedrooms
Family rooms available
Accessible rooms available
Lift to all floors

Internet access

Bedrooms: Free
Public areas: Free
Conference space: Free


Conference rooms: 8
Max event capacity of largest rooms: 100
Max capacity for banqueting: 100


Spa treatments
Fitness Gym
Swimming Pool


Restaurants: 1
Restaurant styles: Both
Bars: 1


Children welcome
Guide Dogs Only

Cancellation Policy
24 hours

Credit cards accepted

  • Visa
  • MasterCard
  • American Express
  • Switch/Delta