The Scotsman

About the spa

A five star venue is never complete without a seriously impressive spa area as well, and The Scotman’s 20,000 square foot exercise and relaxation space fits the bill perfectly. Facilities include a gym, studio space for classes, a stainless steel swimming pool, sauna, steam room, spa pool and tropicarium, and the area also has its own café, juice bar and a relaxation room.

Proudly titled Aveda’s only ‘destination lifestyle spa’ in Scotland, there are five treatment rooms offering a variety of holistic, bespoke treatments using unique techniques and products that work on the body as well as the mind and emotions. Treatments are tailored to your specific needs with the upshot that no two experiences will ever be the same.

About the accommodation

Built in 1905, the building that is now The Scotsman Hotel, was originally the home of the newspaper of the same name, and as such was built with omniscient prestige in mind. As such, the 69-room hotel retains enviable views across the city skyline as well as original interior features including the Italian marble staircase, oak panelling, ornate ceilings and marble pillars.

There is one restaurant – the North Bridge Brasserie, open for breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea, refreshments and evening meals, when Executive Head Chef, Paul Hart serves seasonal Scottish cuisine combined with a carefully considered selection of wine and whisky.

At a glance

  • Family Friendly

    Children are welcome at the hotel and to use the pool and facilities, and have designated swimming times.

  • Groups

    Catering for up to 12 people, the hotel has triple rooms, seven treatment rooms, lots of space by the pool, and cocktail-making as an added extra!

  • Accessible Spa

    The spa is accessible and has two large treatment rooms with adjustable beds. There is also a disabled toilet on the ground floor, however other facilities have limited wheelchair accessibility.

  • Bars and Night Life

    Given the convenient location, the hotel is well situated to explore the abundance of bars, restaurants and entertainment Edinburgh has to offer

  • Restaurant

    Serving local produce and priding itself on a quintessentially Scottish menu, meals at The Scotsman are a treat. It is also a prime location for people-watching over afternoon tea!

  • Pre-Natal

    The spa offers a complete range of treatments for mums-to-be as well as new mums.

  • Hotel Spa Venue

    The hotel provides all the facilities needed to relax and unwind after a day of exploring the city while treatments use the luxury, Aveda brand.

  • Convenient Location

    The hotel is in the heart of Edinburgh making it the ideal location to explore the historic city.

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