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13 October 2015

Adam tells us about his experience at The Scotsman Hotel!

The Scotsman Hotel is one of Edinburgh’s best renowned hotels, a 5star, boutique hotel, situated a stones throw from Waverley station. @YOURgb was kindly met by Viktorija Sergejeva, who held brilliant knowledge in hospitality and hotel management.

Now, the Scotsman Hotel is situated on North Bridge, in the middle of The Royal Mile, beautifully balanced between Edinburgh’s medieval Old Town and the stunning Georgian New Town. This hotel will be celebrating its 15th Anniversary next year as it took over from the Scotsman newspaper building and opened in 2001. In 2006, Sheikh M.B.I Al Jaber purchased the Scotsman for £63 million and is now part of the JJW Hotels & Resorts group.

The Scotsman Hotel has 8 event spaces, varying from a small boardroom with a capacity for 12 guests, up to a 100-seater conference centre. These spaces have all the technology required for meetings and are the perfect starting point for any large-scale conference – great use for breakout rooms.

However, one of the stand out features for this hotel is the private cinema, with a capacity for 46 people. If you want a ‘wow factor’ for your event then look no further. Outside the cinema there is a brilliant reception space with removable walls so your party are able to enjoy pre/mid/post beverages, all in the comfort of their own exclusive space – and with the inclusion of a private bar, this is the perfect space for a unique event.

The Scotsman Hotel’s second stand out feature is the ‘Aveda Spa’, a fully equipped gym with cardio machines and weights room, as well as a pool, steam room and sauna. This hotel really goes that extra yard when it comes to luxury and will, without a doubt, create a brilliant environment for your guests whether that is personal or business; the Scotsman Hotel has the facilities for all.

Lastly, the food at the Scotsman Hotel is also worthy to shout about at The North Bridge Brassiere – a space you are able to rent out exclusively so that you are able to enjoy 5 star food and drink for a very modest total. This stunning restaurant specialises in the finest authentic Scottish cuisine and is the ideal spot to entertain guests.

With a depth of history to it, fantastic facilities and a great location this is a brilliant event space. The bedrooms are extremely spacious and welcoming, the event spaces on offer are suitable to delight all of your possible needs.We felt the Scotsman Hotel was a brilliant venue in Edinburgh and well recommended.