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The Scott

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Premium bedding, in-room safe, iron/ironing board, free WiFi
Rainfall showerhead, free toiletries, hair dryer, towels

Overview of The Scott

The Scott

4.0 star property
4-star hotel with restaurant, near Edinburgh Castle
9.4 out of 10 Exceptional
9.4/10 Exceptional

62 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Restaurant
  • Bar
  • 24/7 front desk
  • Non-smoking
18 Holyrood Park Rd, Edinburgh, Scotland, EH16 5AY
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Restaurants and bar/lounge
  • Breakfast available
  • 24-hour front desk
For families
  • Television
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Bath or shower
  • Premium bedding
  • Free self-parking
  • Free toiletries

Room options

About this area

What's nearby

  • In Southside
  • University of Edinburgh - 14 min walk
  • Royal Mile - 22 min walk
  • Princes Street - 28 min walk
  • Edinburgh Castle - 30 min walk
  • Edinburgh Playhouse Theatre - 32 min walk
  • National Museum of Scotland - 4 min drive
  • Palace of Holyroodhouse - 4 min drive
  • Grassmarket - 5 min drive
  • St. Giles' Cathedral - 5 min drive
  • Princes Street Gardens - 5 min drive

Getting around

  • Edinburgh Airport (EDI) - 32 min drive
  • Newcraighall Station - 10 min drive
  • Edinburgh (ZXE-Edinburgh Waverly Train Station) - 25 min walk
  • Edinburgh Waverley Station - 27 min walk


  • The Salisbury Arms - 5 min walk
  • Condita - 9 min walk
  • Apiary Restaurant - 9 min walk
  • The Abbey - 9 min walk
  • Macau Kitchen - 9 min walk

About this property

The Scott

At The Scott, you'll be a short five-minute drive from University of Edinburgh and Royal Mile. You can relax with a drink at the bar/lounge, and the restaurant is the perfect spot to grab a bite to eat. This upmarket hotel is also within a short drive of Edinburgh Castle and Princes Street. Fellow travellers say great things about the breakfast.



Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter
Follows the industry cleaning and disinfection practices of COVID-19 Guidelines (WHO)
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 36 rooms


  • Check-in time from 3:00 PM until anytime
  • Minimum check-in age – 18
  • Check-out time is 11:00 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • The onsite bar is not staffed. Guests may purchase drinks and refreshments at the self-service bar from noon to 1 AM. Payment details are available at the front desk.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • No cots (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed
  • Service animals welcome


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Free on-site self-parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site
  • On-site parking is limited
  • Electric vehicle charging point on site

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Full breakfast (surcharge) each morning 7:30 AM–10:30 AM
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge


  • 24-hour front desk


  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible restaurant
  • Wheelchair-accessible lounge
  • Upper floors accessible by stairs only
  • Well-lit path to entrance

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • 30-inch flat-screen TV
  • Digital TV channels

Home comfort

  • Electric kettle
  • Iron/ironing board

Sleep well

  • Premium bedding

Freshen up

  • Bath or shower
  • Rainfall shower heads
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi
  • Phone

Food and drink

  • Free tea bags/instant coffee


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe
  • Guidebooks/recommendations

Special features


Red Room Bar self-service – On-site bar.

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Full breakfast is offered for an extra charge of approximately GBP 17.00 for adults and GBP 17.00 for children

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property, and bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of COVID-19 Guidelines (WHO).


This property does not have lifts.
Guests can rest easy knowing that there's a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, a first aid kit and window guards on site.
Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.
This property accepts credit cards, debit cards and cash.

Also known as

The Scott Hotel
The Scott Edinburgh
The Scott Hotel Edinburgh

Frequently asked questions

Does The Scott offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, The Scott does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in, depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure that you check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at The Scott?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Are pets allowed at The Scott?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed, but service animals are welcome.
Is parking offered on site at The Scott?
Yes, there's free self parking. Parking spaces may be limited. Electric car charging is available.
What are the check-in and check-out times at The Scott?
You can check in from 3:00 PM - anytime. Check-out time is 11:00 AM.
Are there restaurants at or near The Scott?
Yes, there's an on-site restaurant, Red Room Bar self-service.
What's the area around The Scott like?
The Scott is a short 14-minute walk from University of Edinburgh and 2 minutes' walk from Holyrood Park.







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Property conditions & facilities




10/10 Exceptional

sebastian, 5-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Weekend away
Absolutely beautiful hotel. Beautiful bedroom. Very friendly staff. Highly recommended
Joanne, 2-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Average Hotel experience not 4*
Pleasant stay with some minor grippes that could be addressed. 1. couples were permitted by staff to occupy tables for 4 at breakfast causing our party to be seated at separate tables. 2. Asked for more toast and did not receive any. 3. Extremely noisy at 2am when students returned home
Grainne, 2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Thomas, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Alasdair, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Cosy University hotel
The rooms while small, were cosy and clean. The bed was quite comfortable and there was a nice selection of teas, coffees, and biscuits in the room. The staff were very friendly both at reception and in the dining room. The walk to the Royal Mile was managable and it was nice to have a little escape away from the hustle and bustle of the city. Also nice to have free parking! Good value for money.
Erin, 2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Great place.
We had a wonderful two-night stay at The Scott. The room was clean and the breakfast was delicious. The location is lovely with many places to walk to for sight seeing. Our only recommendation would be to include outlets near the bedside tables.
Corrine, 2-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Justin, 1-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Mark and Theresa @the Scott
Stunning buildings, staff were great ,Diane qas our receptionists and made us feel right at home. Samuel at breakfast was a star,a good team at the Scott.Breakfast itself was excellent, Compliments all round. Like to thank the team for our little anniversary card and gifts. Mentioned to Courtney on the phone just in conversation, and there they were on entrance to the room.
Mark, 2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Serena, 1-night business trip
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