The Scott

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

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The Scott

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Building design
Premium bedding, in-room safe, iron/ironing board, free WiFi
Daily full breakfast (GBP 17.00 per person)
Rainfall showerhead, designer toiletries, hair dryer, bathrobes

Overview of The Scott

9.2 out of 10 Superb
9.2/10 Superb

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
  • Restaurant and bar/lounge
  • Breakfast available
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Front-desk safe
Feel at home
  • Private bathroom
  • Television
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Premium bedding

Room options

Executive Double Room Single Use

  • 18.77 sq m
  • Sleeps 1
  • 1 Queen Bed

Executive Double Room

  • 18.77 sq m
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Queen Bed

Standard Double Room, 1 Double Bed

  • 18.36 sq m
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Double Bed

Standard Double Room Single Use

  • 18.36 sq m
  • Sleeps 1
  • 1 Queen Bed

Superior Double Room Single Use

  • 19 sq m
  • Sleeps 1
  • 1 King Bed

Junior Double Room

  • 28 sq m
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 King Bed

Superior Double Room

  • 20.96 sq m
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 King Bed

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
  • George Street - 31 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

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


  • Holyrood Distillery - 7 min walk
  • Cask & Barrel Southside - 9 min walk
  • The Salisbury Arms - 5 min walk
  • The Abbey - 9 min walk
  • JMCC Restaurant - 2 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 upscale hotel is also within a short drive of Princes Street and Edinburgh Zoo.



Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter
Follows 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 - 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 cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed
  • Service animals welcome


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Free onsite self parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site
  • Onsite parking limited
  • Electric vehicle charging point on site

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Full breakfast (surcharge) 7:00 AM–10:00 AM on weekdays and 7:30 AM–10:30 AM on weekends
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge


  • 24-hour front desk


  • Safe-deposit box at 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

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

Home comfort

  • Espresso maker
  • Electric kettle
  • Bathrobes and slippers
  • Iron/ironing board

Sleep well

  • Premium bedding

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Rainfall showerhead
  • Designer toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi
  • Phone

Food and drink

  • Free bottled water


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

Special features


Red Room Bar self-service - Onsite 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 elevators.
Guests can rest easy knowing 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 to 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 spots may be limited. Electric vehicle 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 onsite 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.







Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities




10/10 Exceptional

Fantastic Edinburgh Location
We were driving so parking was essential for us. The Scott provided that and SO much more. The hotel is beautiful with very friendly and helpful staff. We cannot recommend it enough
Diane, 3-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Christopher, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Very nice
Very nice facility, nice bathroom, very friendly and helpful staff
Terry, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Nice place
christopher, 2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Exceptional Hotel
Exceptional Hotel in lovely surroundings. Decor and facilities in the hotel our room were lovely but our room was so small with very high windows that you couldn’t look out. Very cramped with our suitcases etc. Lovely dinner next door and great breakfast before our early departure the next morning
Graeme, 1-night trip
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4/10 Fair

very disappointing
over priced. smallest 300.00 room I have ever stayed. The king size bed was just barely larger than a twin. Room so small, that couldn't open suitcase except in front of bathroom door. Then couldn't get into bathroom. Was not what was advertised. Also arrived early, so went sight seeing and was told I would be notified when room available but never was contacted. very average service for the cost of hotel. The wattress, watters, were poor communicators and didn't look and act interested in guess. Receptionist was always busy looking at the computer when you engaged them. Will not stay or recommend this hotel to any of my friends traveling. very disappointing.
Patrick, 2-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Nicest hotel we’ve stayed in for a long time
Fantastic hotel, super comfy bed, breakfast was amazing! We were lucky to get a parking spot as there was only a few, and to charge the car for free was a great bonus!
Heledd, 2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Incredible service and beautiful property. Seamless checkin and were knowledgeable and helpful w directions. Wished I was staying longer!
Tracy Lynn, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Perfect honeymoon stay
We loved this hotel. Was romantic as part of our honeymoon stay in Edinburgh. It had character, but was still modern. Our bathroom was huge and the staff was extremely helpful. Only downside is we wish there was a small fridge in the room. Location is great, there’s plenty around, but it’s about 1.5 miles to the main drag and the train station. We would definitely stay here again.
Jerri, 4-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Anniversary stay
Stayed in the junior suite, room was beautiful! Bed was so comfortable, huge bath and such a quiet and cosy room. Bar and dining room areas were lovely too and all the staff exceptionally friendly and courteous. Will definitely stay again!
1-night trip
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