The Grassmarket Hotel - Edinburgh

94-96 Grassmarket, Edinburgh, United Kingdom, EH1 2JR  show map
 3 stars
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The Grassmarket Hotel - Edinburgh

 Free Wi-Fi

Free Wi-Fi in public areas

 24-Hour

24-hour reception

 Breakfast

Continental breakfast

 Food/Drinks

Restaurant

Bar/Lounge

 Meeting facilities

Business center

 No Smoking

Non-smoking rooms

 Child-friendly

Cribs/Baby cots

 Pets

No pets allowed

Overview

The 3-star Grassmarket in Old Town district provides a cocktail lounge and animation. This traditional building was refurbished in 2004.

The hotel is located in the center of Edinburgh, near Holyrood Park, Holyrood Abbey and Royal Botanic Garden. The property is located 1km away from Edinburgh city center with galleries, a palace and a cathedral nearby.

The vicinity of parks as well as quick access to bars and restaurants set the hotel apart.

10 minutes' walk to Edinburgh Waverley train station. A short drive from Turnhouse airport.

Rooms

The property comprises 40 non-smoking rooms appointed with a minibar, Wi-Fi, plasma TV, individual climate control and satellite TV. Most of the rooms offer a splendid view of the city. Guestrooms offer modern-style interior and wooden floor.

Eat

In the morning a full Scottish breakfast is served at the breakfast room. The specialty restaurant serves delicious Irish meals. The busy bar serves a selection of coffee.

You can start your day with a full english breakfast, which costs GBP 10 per person per night. 

Services

This historical hotel benefits from a tour desk, a lift and parking as well as facilities for work: internet access, a business center and a fax.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for free.

Guest Parking

No parking available.

Number of rooms   44.

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Facilities

General

  • Free Wi-Fi in public areas
  • Free off-site parking
  • Late check-in/-out
  • 24-hour reception
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Allergy-free rooms
  • Children are welcome
  • 24-hour security
  • Safe deposit box
  • Smoke detectors
  • No pets allowed
  • Souvenir shop
  • Luggage storage
  • Elevator
  • Rooms/Facilities for disabled

Services

  • 24-hour room service
  • Bicycle rental
  • Dry cleaning
  • Laundry
  • Shops/Commercial services
  • Tours/Ticket assistance
  • Wake up service

Dining facilities

  • Paid breakfast
  • Continental breakfast
  • Breakfast room
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Coffee/Tea in lobby

Meeting facilities

  • Business center

Children's facilities

  • Cribs/Baby cots

Leisure facilities

  • Animation

Room view

  • City view

Room facilities

  • Free Wi-Fi in rooms
  • In-room air conditioning
  • Central heating
  • Mini-Bar
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Dressing area
  • Rollaway/Extra bed
  • Wardrobe
  • Ironing facilities
  • In-room desk
  • Mirror

Bathroom

  • Private bathroom
  • Bath/Shower
  • Room toiletries
  • Hair dryer

Kitchen facilities

  • Electric kettle

Media

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable/Satellite television
  • Sound docking station
  • Direct dial telephone
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor

Policies

Check-In

  • from  2 pm

Check-Out

  • until  11 am

Children and extra beds

  • All children under the age of 2 may stay free of charge when using existing bedding. 
  • All children under the age of 2 may stay for free in a crib. 
  • Maximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 

Pets

  • Pets are not allowed.

How to reach hotel

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Hotel Address:

94-96 Grassmarket, Edinburgh, United Kingdom, EH1 2JR

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City Center
  • Edinburgh
    600 m
Airports
Train Stations
  • Edinburgh Waverley station
    600 m
Bus stop
  • 200 m
Restaurants
  • Namaste Kathmandu (cuisine: Indian, Nepali)
    310 m
  • Gurkha Cafe & Restaurant (cuisine: Asian)
    410 m
Parks
  • Princes Street Gardens
    420 m
  • The Meadows
    580 m
Ski areas
  • Midlothian Ski Centre
    840 m
Hotel information
  • Check-In:
    from  2 pm
  • Check-Out:
    until  11 am
  • Number of rooms:
    44

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Rooms and availability

The Grassmarket Hotel Single Room
Single Room
Bed type: Double Bed or Twin beds or 2 Single beds
Size: 13m2
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  • Air conditioning
  • Private bathroom
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The room with private bathroom offers a Single bed, dressing table, mirror and moderate decorations.

Room facilities
    The Grassmarket Hotel Double Room
    Double Room
    Bed type: Double Bed or Twin beds or 2 Single beds
    Size: 13m2
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    • Air conditioning
    • Private bathroom
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    The room with private bathroom offers a Double bed, dressing table, mirror and moderate decorations.

    Room facilities
      The Grassmarket Hotel Twin Room
      Twin Room
      Bed type: Double Bed or Twin beds or 2 Single beds
      Size: 13m2
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      • Air conditioning
      • Private bathroom
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      The room with separate bathroom offers two Single beds, dressing table, mirror and moderate decorations.

      Room facilities
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        Triple Room
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        The room with separate bathroom offers per your choice a Double bed and a Single bed, or three Single beds, dressing table, mirror and moderate decorations.

        How to reach hotel

        hotel The Grassmarket Hotel - Edinburgh Edinburgh location
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        Hotel Address:

        94-96 Grassmarket, Edinburgh, United Kingdom, EH1 2JR

        Get directions
        City Center
        • Edinburgh
          600 m
        Airports
        Train Stations
        • Edinburgh Waverley station
          600 m
        Bus stop
        • 200 m
        Restaurants
        • Namaste Kathmandu (cuisine: Indian, Nepali)
          310 m
        • Gurkha Cafe & Restaurant (cuisine: Asian)
          410 m
        Parks
        • Princes Street Gardens
          420 m
        • The Meadows
          580 m
        Ski areas
        • Midlothian Ski Centre
          840 m
        Hotel information
        • Check-In:
          from  2 pm
        • Check-Out:
          until  11 am
        • Number of rooms:
          44

        Hotel Awards

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        What's nearby

        Tourist attractions

        • Witchery Tours - 100 m
        • Edinburgh Castle - 100 m
        • Local Heroes Exhibition - 100 m
        • camera obscura and world of illusions - 100 m
        • John Murray Archive - 100 m
        • Macdonald Framing - 100 m
        • Holyrood House - 200 m
        • The 3D Loch Ness Experience - 300 m

        Places of interest

        • James' Court - 100 m
        • The Cadies & Witchery Tours - 100 m
        • Tron Kirk - 100 m
        • Old Grassmarket Well - 100 m
        • Scottish Genealogy Society & Family History Centre - 100 m
        • Tollbooth Of St. John's Kirk - 100 m
        • Camera Obscura - 100 m
        • Geoffrey (Tailor) Weaving Mill - 100 m
        • Gladstone's Land - 100 m
        • Magdalen Chapel - 200 m
        • Greyfriar's Bobby Statue - 200 m
        • Netherbow Wellhead - 200 m
        • Greyfriars Tolbooth & Highland Kirk - 200 m
        • The High Kirk Of St. Giles - 200 m

        Shopping areas

        • Armstrong's - 100 m

        Museums

        • The Scotch Whisky Heritage Centre - 100 m
        • The Writers Museum - 100 m
        • City Art Centre - 200 m
        • Royal Museum - 300 m

        Local Attractions

        • Holyrood Park - 1.6km
          Holyrood Park Road, Edinburgh
        • Royal Botanic Garden - 2.1km
          The Garden, Edinburgh
        • St. Giles Cathedral - 2.2km
          Royal Mile, Edinburgh
        • Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art One - 1.9km
          75 Belford Road, Edinburgh
        • Inverleith Park - 2.1km
          Arboretum Pl, Edinburgh

        Near the hotel

        • Camera Obscura and World of Illusions - 110 m
          Castlehill, Edinburgh
        • The Scotch Whisky Experience - 90 m
          354 Castlehill, Edinburgh
        • Castle Rock - 80 m
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        • George IV Bridge - 200 m
          Bank Street and Candlemaker Row, Edinburgh
        • National Museum of Scotland - 170 m
          Chambers Street, Edinburgh
        • Old Town - 110 m
          EdinburghScotland
        • Writers' Museum - 190 m
          Lady Stair's Close, Edinburgh

        Restaurants Nearby

        • Namaste Kathmandu - 310 m

          Address: 17-19 Forest Road
          Phone: +44 (0)131 220 2273

          78% likes this, based on 97 reviews
          Cuisine: Indian, Nepali
          Price Range: CAD 43 - CAD 54

        • Castle Terrace - 470 m

          Address: 33-35 Castle Terrace

          85% likes this, based on 907 reviews
          Cuisine: Scottish

        • Blackfriars - 590 m

          Address: 57-61 Blackfriars St
          Phone: +(44)0131 558 8684

          73% likes this, based on 73 reviews
          Cuisine: British

        • Gurkha Cafe & Restaurant - 410 m

          Address: 25-27 Cockburn Street
          Phone: 01312252832

          84% likes this, based on 395 reviews
          Cuisine: Asian
          Price Range: CAD 11 - CAD 31

        • Dubh Prais - 560 m

          Address: 123B High Street
          Phone: 0-131 557 5732

          79% likes this, based on 434 reviews
          Cuisine: Scottish

        Hotel information
        • Check-In:
          from  2 pm
        • Check-Out:
          until  11 am
        • Number of rooms:
          44

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        The Grassmarket Hotel Reviews

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        Individual guest reviews

        • Couple
          4.6

          To be honest the only thing that we like about this hotel was the location.

          The hotel I think for the money is not worth it, the thermostat in the shower was faulty and you had to keep checking it so that you didn't get burnt. the room was very small for two people, no remote control for the television. The hotel said it had satelite but we only had channels 1-5. Wish we had paid a bit more and stayed else where.

        • Group of friends
          9.2

          Basic but pleasant hotel in perfect location

        • Single
          3.8

          Handy for the castle.

          The hotel is next to and above the Irish bar, which has live music on most nights, sometimes to 1.00am. It's very noisy and not suitable for families with children. Breakfast is taken in the bar, which smells of drink from the previous evening. With VAT and breakfast, a room rate of 84 pounds is way over the top for the standard received.

        • Single
          4.2

          Tv did not work. Very overpriced have stayed at much better in Edinburgh for less. Budget for hen and stag do's really. Local area is half tacky and full or urine and vomit. One of the few places left to book as had to go to Edinburgh on short notice. Would not go near the place again.

        • Family with children
          4.4

          The location was close to Castle/Royal Mile/Prince's street.

          The girl on the reception didn't even get up out of her seat on our arrival. She was glued to her computer! The place was shabby and unloved. The entrance was dirty and uninviting. A homeless person sat out on the entrance all the time we were there asking for our money. The whole place could do with some love and attention. It is very, very noisy at night!!!

        • Single
          7.0

          The Grassmarket area was where I needed to be in Edinburgh. It was a 2 star hotel and I knew that in advance. It served my purpose well for the two days I spent there. Grassmarket area is also a very historic part of the city and the hotel was right there amonsgt the history.

          I have no complaints about the hotel.

        • Group of friends
          6.2

          The pub down stairs

          The key booking in and out system

        • Older travelers
          6.6

          Great location

          Television not prepared for switchover to digital - ie didnt work toilet/shower was not as clean as it could have been hotel generally a bit run down very noisy with lively bar next door seemingly attached to hotel reception

        • Group of friends
          7.8

          Edinburgh Castle Edinburgh museum, great restaurants and pubs in and around the Grass market, had a really great stay in Edinburgh, I'll love to visit it again..

        • Group of friends
          5.8

          closeness to the castle and surrounding area

          old facilities

        • Older travelers
          3.2

          Room very shabby , was asked to pay on arrival felt like criminal. Hotel entrance dirty , carpets worn and torn throughout

        • Older travelers
          3.8

          Location is good, close to High Street and the Castle.

          Absurd price for what the hotel offers. Hallways and rooms are dark, dirty, smelly and old. Carpet floor is dirty and teared by use. Stay away from this hotel unless, like us, you had no other choice. The worst cost/benefit in whole Scotland. No breakfast included. Keep off ! Your health is in danger in this slum, I mean hotel.

        • Single
          7.4

          Central location, good choice of pubs / restaurants nearby

          TV channels were very limited

        • Single
          7.4

          Conveniently located, value for money, clean, en suite facilities. Tea and biscuits very welcome. Plenty of clean towels.

          Room 312: overstocked with beds so difficult to get to phone and window curtain.(revise layout?) Bathroom light switch difficult to find (put a notice and arrow on wall?) No soap tablet in bathroom (sachet inconvenient and unsuitable for several normal hand and face washes) also very poor lighting in corridor by room making it extremely difficult to see keyhole and determine which way up the key should be entered.

        • Single
          8.8

          the hotel was very functional, i was staying one night only and very tired after a long journey. i needed a bed.

        How to reach hotel

        hotel The Grassmarket Hotel - Edinburgh Edinburgh location
        Show big map »

        Hotel Address:

        94-96 Grassmarket, Edinburgh, United Kingdom, EH1 2JR

        Get directions
        City Center
        • Edinburgh
          600 m
        Airports
        Train Stations
        • Edinburgh Waverley station
          600 m
        Bus stop
        • 200 m
        Restaurants
        • Namaste Kathmandu (cuisine: Indian, Nepali)
          310 m
        • Gurkha Cafe & Restaurant (cuisine: Asian)
          410 m
        Parks
        • Princes Street Gardens
          420 m
        • The Meadows
          580 m
        Ski areas
        • Midlothian Ski Centre
          840 m
        Hotel information
        • Check-In:
          from  2 pm
        • Check-Out:
          until  11 am
        • Number of rooms:
          44

        Hotel Awards

        UKHOTEL AWARDSRecommendedEdinburghThe Grassmarket Hotel

        According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as
        Hotels Recommended by Guests in United Kingdom

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