18th century baronial house
Peaceful, landscaped grounds
A warm welcome from our staff
On-site parking with electric car charge points
Laura Thomas bath products
Complimentary wifi
Dog friendly
The Scott
18 Holyrood Park Road
EH16 5AY

Central Reservations: +44 (0) 131 651 2189

Welcome to The Scott, where history intertwines with luxury in the heart of Edinburgh's Southside. Named after Alexander Scott, the esteemed original owner of the magnificent baronial house erected in the 1750s, our hotel echoes history combined with the elegance of today.

Indulge in unparalleled comfort within our boutique bedrooms, each one a sanctuary of its own. With no two rooms alike, you will discover 37 rooms that seamlessly blend modern amenities with the historic charm of the original building. Sink into Elite™ Lily mattresses draped with the finest linens, and pamper yourself in exquisitely designed en-suite bathrooms stocked with Laura Thomas spa products and plush amenities, including fluffy towels, bathrobes and slippers. For the ultimate relaxation, yoga mats are also provided. Additionally, enjoy a selection of award-winning Novus teas, and indulge in the convenience of an OPAL capsule coffee machine stocked with Coffee Conscience compostable coffee pods, ensuring a delightful start to your day.

Guest are able to dine in style at Bonnar’s, where the legacy of Thomas Bonnar comes to life amidst floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking our private garden. Savour a culinary journey produced by our Head Chef, Pier Berretta, who is inspired by Scottish flavours that are impeccably presented in a setting that reflects the elegance of the 18th-century baronial house.

After a day of exploring, unwind in the Velvet Lounge, where specialty Gins, Champagnes and Whiskies await. Let our curated wine list, selected by l’Art Du Vin, elevate your senses as you soak in the ambience of our meticulously restored lounge, brimming with original features and character.

For more intimate gatherings, The Library offers a captivating setting for private lunches, dinners, weddings, and meetings, complete with a selection of books to peruse at your leisure.

Nestled amidst mature gardens, The Scott offers an escape from the bustling city streets, while still being conveniently close to Edinburgh's key attractions. Whether you are exploring the historic landmarks or simply seeking a moment of tranquillity, our hotel provides the perfect retreat.

We acknowledge the importance of dogs as cherished family members, and it's our pleasure to extend our hospitality to them. We kindly request guests who plan to bring their dogs to notify us by emailing reservations@ed.ac.uk after booking their stay online. Charges are applicable.


  • Mattresses by Elite™
  • Top of the range linen for your perfect night's sleep
  • Large TV with Freeview
  • Complimentary WiFi
  • Safe for your valuables
  • Award winning Novus tea and OPAL capsule coffee machine with Coffee Conscience compostable pods
  • Complimentary parking (limited spaces - first come, first served)
  • Restaurant
  • Bar
  • Complimentary access to Pleasance Sports Complex & Gym

Check In/Out

Check-in: 15:00
Check-out: 11:00


We offer complimentary parking subject to availability.
Charges apply to our 18 electric vehicle charging points (electric charging requires a 'ChargePlace Scotland' app).


The hotel is located beside Holyrood Park and Arthur’s Seat and is a 20 min walk The Royal Mile, Old Town.

The Royal Commonwealth Pool is next door, providing gym, swim and leisure facilities which can be accessed for a drop-in fee.

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