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IATA Travel Agents & Tour Operators Information

BUY DIRECT to be Guaranteed the Best Rate at The Scotsman Hotel

Rest assured that you are always getting the Best Published Rate when you make a room reservation through our website, on the GDS or directly with The Scotsman Hotel.

Booking on our site is easy and has no hidden costs. Should you have any questions or concerns prior to making your booking, do not hesitate to contact our reservations team.

Tel: 0131 556 5565

Advance Purchase Rates

Advance purchase rates at The Scotsman Hotel are made available to you via our website and GDS channels. This allows a further discount on the best available rate if booked within 10 days prior to arrival but isn't always suitable if your plans change....

  • No change or cancellation may be made after booking.
  • Upon booking, the client accepts to be charged the full price of the stay, including taxes.
  • This amount being non refundable in case of cancellation or change of date for stay.
  • Non-Transferable.

Opaque Providers

The Best Rate Guarantee does not apply to any rates from opaque providers including, but not limited to and Opaque providers prevent the buyer from identifying the hotel until after the reservation and guaranteed payment have been made.

Cancellation Policy

All Reservations must be cancelled by 2pm day prior to arrival or the first night's accommodation will be charged in full.

Check-in / Check-out

  • Check-in: from 2.00pm onwards
  • Check-out: Guests are requested to vacate their rooms by 11.00am 

Walk Policy

  • If, for any reason, guaranteed accommodation is not available at the hotel, the hotel will supply alternative accommodation at another hotel of equal or superior quality.
  • The hotel will pay the difference (if any), in the charge for alternative accommodation.
  • The Hotel will arrange and pay for the transport to the alternative accommodation.

Commissions for IATA Travel Agents & Tour Operators

The Scotsman Hotel pays 8% commissions to qualifying retail travel agencies booking reservations in most rate categories, including Rack, Best Available, Weekend and promotions. Commissions are paid on room rates only and exclude taxes and service charges. Commissions are not paid on net rates which generally include Corporate, Groups and Travel Industry Rates.

Commissions are paid on a monthly basis and only on consumed reservations. Cancelled rooms and no-shows are deemed to be non-commissionable.

Please note that reservations made via or any other channel outside of the GDS channel should be linked to an IATA number. Commission inquiries may be submitted within 6 months of guest departure.

The Scotsman Hotel Post Reservation Enquiries

The Scotsman Hotel understands the needs, requirements and expectations of travel agency and tour operator partners. Our sales department is happy to help!

Jennifer Kirk
Hotel Administration Manager
Switch: +44(0)131 556 5565

The Scotsman (Edinburgh) Company Limited is currently in liquidation. The date of appointment was 9th June 2016.

20 North Bridge, Edinburgh, EH1 1TR, Tel: +44 (0) 131 556 5565, Fax: +44 (0) 131 652 3652 ,