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Premium bedding, in-room safe, iron/ironing board, free WiFi
Premium bedding, in-room safe, iron/ironing board, free WiFi
Premium bedding, in-room safe, iron/ironing board, free WiFi
Premium bedding, in-room safe, iron/ironing board, free WiFi

Overview of The Scott

The Scott

4.0 star property
4-star hotel with restaurant, near Edinburgh Castle

9.2/10 Superb

39 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 Newington
  • University of Edinburgh - 14 min walk
  • Royal Mile - 23 min walk
  • Princes Street - 28 min walk
  • Edinburgh Castle - 30 min walk
  • National Museum of Scotland - 7 min drive
  • Grassmarket - 5 min drive
  • St. Giles' Cathedral - 9 min drive
  • Edinburgh International Conference Centre - 10 min drive
  • Edinburgh Playhouse Theatre - 11 min drive
  • St. Andrew Square - 16 min drive

Getting around

  • Edinburgh Airport (EDI) - 33 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

When you stay at The Scott, you'll be within a 10-minute drive of Edinburgh Castle 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 0.7 mi (1.2 km) from University of Edinburgh and 1.4 mi (2.3 km) from Princes Street.



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


  • English

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).


<p>This property does not have lifts.</p><p>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.</p> <p>Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.</p> <p>This property accepts credit cards, debit cards and cash.</p>

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 18 minutes' walk from Festival Theatre.







Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities




10/10 Exceptional

Serena, 1-night business trip
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10/10 Exceptional

OKTAY, 2-night business trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Stephen, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Great place to stay
This is a great place to stay but not in the center of town. Situated in and part of the university it is around a 25min walk to the old town. The frequent 30 and 33 bus takes 5 mins to town and leaves right near the hotel £1.80 each way. The breakfast is excellent. The building itself is beautiful and the rooms have recently been remodeled and are very comfortable. There is no bar but a lovely sitting room with drinks available. Would stay here again. Maintenance needs to revisit the recently renovated rooms and tighten loose fixturesand adjust doors so they latch.
3-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Lovely university owned hotel in university grounds. Ideal for visiting child at University. Stayed 3 nights. Double room excellent quality. Breakfast excellent with wide choice on menu. Parking very conveniently located.
Ian, 3-night trip
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6/10 Good

Unfortunately sad stay
I wanted to really like this hotel but unfortunately I think it fell short on so many levels. I arrived late due to driving up from Nottingham and I think on this occasion part of that worked in my favour as the car park was full of shipping containers and few spaces but lucky for me being late I found a space . The building itself is stunning outside. But I feel this is where I have to say it ended for me. There was no served bar it was a help yourself honesty bar in a rather dark unwelcoming room which in fairness after a long drive I really couldn’t be bothered with. My room was a deluxe double with pretty much one light and then two lamps which gave it that moody artist feel however it was rather dark and again not the most welcoming . There was also a loft hatch above my bed with a light on all night which was horrendous when trying to sleep and a really loud extraction fan noise coming from it . Not to mention the howling students up until silly o’clock in the morning . So my long drive to relaxation became a rather hellish stay with not much sleep.
michaela, 1-night business trip
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8/10 Very good

Warm and welcoming stay for New Year
The hotel is warm, traditional and comfortable. Our chosen room sadly flooded the night before we arrived but the staff were more than attentive in offering us an alternative and refunding the difference. The breakfast was superb also. The location is a little outside the old town but if you don’t mind a mile walk it’s no problem at all
Jen, 2-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Brian, 3-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Bernard, 2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Brilliant.... A little gem!!!
Fantastic hotel with lovely breakfast and staff
H, 2-night trip
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