Grassmarket Hotel - Edinburgh

94-96 Grassmarket, Edinburgh, United Kingdom, EH1 2JRshow map
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Overview

Grassmarket Hotel is an excellent accommodation choice in Edinburgh. Since 1920, it has been hosting guests in the heart of Edinburgh. Grassmarket Hotel comprises of 42 rooms.

Location

The venue is set in Old Town district, a few steps from Holyrood Park. Grassmarket Hotel boasts an excellent location close to a palace, a museum and a gallery.

The pleasant property offers easy access to restaurants, pubs and bars.

Edinburgh Waverley train station is less than 5 minutes walk away.

Rooms

Guestrooms at this venue are equipped with climate control, a private safe and IDD telephone. Views of the castle are featured in cozy rooms. The rooms include an en suite bathroom fitted with a shower, terry dressing gowns and towels.

Eat & Drink

This hotel offers a delicious full Scottish breakfast. The property has the specialty restaurant serving tasty Irish cuisine. Tea and coffee available at the busy sports bar. There are various dining options such as Gurkha Cafe & Restaurant and Namaste Kathmandu within about 1100 feet away.

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

Services

A safety deposit box, an elevator and a news stand are offered for the guests of the venue.

Leisure

For exploring the area, bicycle rentals are available on-site.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for free.

Guest Parking

No parking available.

Number of floors:   5.  Number of rooms:   42.

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Facilities
Wi-Fi
Parking
Baggage storage
24-hour services

Late check-in/ -out

24-hour reception

Food/ Drinks

Bar/ Lounge area

Restaurant

Coffee/Tea in lobby

Pub

Laundry
TV

Flat-screen TV

Elevator

Services

  • Room service
  • Housekeeping
  • Bicycle rental
  • Laundry
  • Tours/Ticket assistance
  • Stores/Commercial services
  • Bell staff/Porter
  • Computer connection

Dining

  • Paid breakfast
  • Restaurant
  • Pub
  • Bar/ Lounge area
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Coffee/Tea in lobby
  • Packed lunches
  • Buffet breakfast

Business

  • Business center

Children

  • Cribs
  • Kids club

Spa & Leisure

  • Animation team

Room view

  • Sea view
  • Garden view
  • City view
  • Mountain view

Room features

  • In-room air conditioning
  • Central heating
  • In-room safe
  • Connecting rooms
  • Closet
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Bottled water
  • In-room desk
  • Ironing facilities
  • Rollaway beds

Bathroom

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

Self-catering

  • Electric kettle

Bedroom

  • Paid bed linen & towels

Media

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable/ Satellite television
  • Paid movies
  • Telephone
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor
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Good to know
Check-infrom 14:00-23:59FREECheck-outuntil 11 amFREE
Children & extra bedsThere are no cribs provided in a room.  There are no extra beds provided in a room. 
PetsPets are not allowed.
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Rooms and availability

Basic Room
  • Bed options:
    • 1 Double bed
    • 2 Single beds
Basic Single Room
  • Bed options:
    1 Single bed
  • Max occupancy:
    1 person
Basic Quadruple Room
  • Bed options:
    Sleeping arrangements for 4 persons
Guest Room
  • Bed options:
    • 1 Double bed
    • 2 Single beds
    • 2 Single beds or 1 Double bed
  • Max occupancy:
    2 persons
  • City view
  • Shower
  • Private bathroom
  • Heating
  • Balcony
room details
Standard Single Room
  • Bed options:
    • 1 Single bed
    • 2 Single beds
    • Sleeping arrangements for 3 persons
  • Max occupancy:
    1 person
Triple Room
  • Bed options:
    • Sleeping arrangements for 3 persons
    • 1 Double bed
  • Max occupancy:
    10 persons
  • City view
  • Shower
  • Private bathroom
  • Heating
  • Balcony
room details
Quadruple Room
  • Bed options:
    • Sleeping arrangements for 4 persons
    • 1 Double bed
    • 1 Double bed and 1 Single bed
  • Max occupancy:
    4 persons
  • City view
  • Shower
  • Private bathroom
  • Heating
  • Balcony
room details
Superior Double Room
  • Bed options:
    • 2 Single beds or 1 Double bed
    • 2 Single beds
  • Max occupancy:
    2 persons
Superior Single Room
  • Bed options:
    1 Single bed
  • Max occupancy:
    1 person
Superior One-Bedroom Triple Room
  • Bed options:
    Sleeping arrangements for 3 persons
  • Max occupancy:
    3 persons
Standard Triple
  • Bed options:
    Sleeping arrangements for 3 persons
  • Max occupancy:
    3 persons
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Location
  • Nearby
  • Restaurants
  • City landmarks
EICCEICC3000 ft
Scotch Whisky Heritage CenterScotch Whisky Heritage Center400 ft
National War musuem of scotlandNational War musuem of scotland1000 ft
Brass Rubbing CentreBrass Rubbing Centre1400 ft
City CenterCity Center1700 ft
The Museum Of EdinburghThe Museum Of Edinburgh3300 ft
Hanover Fine ArtsHanover Fine Arts3300 ft
Princes Street GardensPrinces Street Gardens1700 ft
The MeadowsThe Meadows2300 ft
Edinburgh CastleEdinburgh Castle1600 ft EdinburghScotland
National Museum of ScotlandNational Museum of Scotland1300 ftEdinburgh Castle Castle Hill Edinburgh Castle
Princes Street GardensPrinces Street Gardens1000 ft54 Princes Street
The Real Mary King's CloseThe Real Mary King's Close1200 ftHigh Street 2 Warriston's Close
Camera Obscura and World of IllusionsCamera Obscura and World of Illusions400 ft549 Castlehill (Royal Mile)
St Giles' CathedralSt Giles' Cathedral1600 ftHigh Street Historic Royal Mile
Scott MonumentScott Monument1700 ftEast Princes Street Gardens
OinkOink300 ft
Graze On GrassmarketGraze On Grassmarket200 ft
Zaza's Coffee HouseZaza's Coffee House100 ft
Auld Jock's Pie ShoppeAuld Jock's Pie Shoppe200 ft
The Bow BarThe Bow Bar200 ft80 West Bow
PirlousPirlous200 ft
Mary's Milk BarMary's Milk Bar700 ft
Bains Retro SweetsBains Retro Sweets400 ft
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Getting around
Airports
Edinburgh (EDI)6.6 mi
Dundee (DND)35.5 mi
Train
Edinburgh Waverley station2000 ft
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Reviews
7.4
Very goodbased on 418 reviews
  • 5.0
    Guest rating

    The location of the hotel is great, and is very close to the castle and the royal mile.

    The room I stayed in was very small and the Shower temperature would not remain constant and kept going very hot.Sink/Toilet area was tiny.

  • 10.0
    Perfect

    After seeing previous reviews on this hotel was a bit apprehensive,however, staff could not have been more helpful, bed and room was spotless (dated I agree) but nothing to complain about. One thing that could help would be to improve the entrance area to the hotel.

  • 7.4
    Very good

    It situated really exellent

    The price should be a little bit smaller

  • 7.0
    Very good

    Location near other facilities

    Carrying my suitcase up two storeys. No working tv in the room. Very noisy extractor fan in the toilet

  • 3.2
    Guest rating

    A shabby, noisy dive of a place. The bed was uncomfortable. Banging doors need fixing as the noise reverberates around the building. Standard of cleanliness was poor and strange smells were to be found along the corridors. The whole place needs redecorating and refurbishing. Staff didn't appear focussed on the job of hospitality. At £297 for the room only for three nights this was a rip-off. I haven't experienced the like since a foetid youth hostel in Yugoslav Macedonia in 1984. Get your act together please.

  • 6.2
    Nice

    Close to all attractions, city location

    Sink wouldn't drain in bathroom, room very small.

  • 8.2
    Great

    Location is fairly central, short walk to Edinburgh castle, Lawnmarket and Royal Mile for shopping. Mac City tour bus passes by the hotel, so no need to spend extra for taxi or bus, just hop on, hop off to go around the city. Could be noisy at nights due to bars beneath and near the hotel, but was not noisy during our stay. We all slept fairly well. We were not allowed to stay in the double room which i booked for, we were upgraded to a family room for a little extra cost. But I think it was a better option, we were able to move around with my kids. Room size is okay.

    Not so sound proof as noise from the hallway could be heard in the bathroom, but tolerable.

  • 6.2
    Nice

    the location's good, right around the corner from Royal Mile. the old structure of the building means that the noise from the restaurants and pubs don't affect the lodgers much.

    i've stayed at the same hotel previously and the TV didn't work then. I thought it was a one-off thing but to my dismay, the TV in my room didn't work again this time. The management should look into this matter because they should not get away with stating that TV is available when it clearly cannot be watched (super bad reception).

  • 8.8
    Great

    Fantastic location, rooms simple but kept clean and comfortable, friendly staff, good rates. Edinburgh is a brilliant city to visit, and the grassmarket hotel provides a good base

    Tv was old, had very bad picture, did not have digital channels. Shower was broken, had to hold it in position constantly with one hand.

  • 7.0
    Very good

    The hotel is extremely well located. It is in close proximity to the castle and the main shopping areas of Edinburgh such as Princess Street , George Street , and Rose Street. It also is situated next to a variety of eateries and pubs which offer a wide variety of entertainment , including live music most nights ; the hotel is also positioned in the historical 'old town' area of Edinburgh , a stones throw from Grey Friars Church Yard and the National Museum oof Scotland. Finally the hotel is also easy to find - being located on the corner of the Grassmarker and also within walking distance of Waverley train station.

    I do not have any 'faults' to raise with the hotel , and would stay there again.

  • 9.6
    Perfect

    This hotel was comfortable, and the location was perfect for being in the hussle and bussel of things

    The locaation was very noisey but iwth us only there for one night we couldn't complain

  • 9.2
    Perfect

    perfectly placed and always warm and comfortable.

    Used to do breakfast in the hotel which was nice, you dont always want a pub environment for breakfast!

  • 5.4
    Guest rating

    Hotel was centrally located which suited the purpose of this trip to Edinburgh. Staff were polite and friendly if a tad informal.

    No seats in room. Limited powerpoints in room. No remote control for TV. Due to location in Grassmarket it was rather noisy with revellers until around 02.00hrs and then again with street cleaning from 05.00hrs..so ok if on a stag or hen etc but not ideal if a full nights sleep is required.

  • 4.2
    Guest rating

    location

    tiny room, cardboard walls, disgusting loo and bed should have been dumped. I know it's cheap but i would have spent this in a b&b and been more comfy

  • 6.4
    Nice

    The staff, frienldy and welcoming; and good luck to them, because its the only endearing feature.

    Our room had no heating and someone had left the windows open when it was -10 degrees outside. There were no curtains above 2 of the 3 windows - the units had fallen off the wall - and the third set of curtains came completely off the wall when I tried to close over. The hotel is in a great location; but you cannot treat customers with contempt by providing disgraceful facilities like this and think you can get away with it because of the location.

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FAQ
What is the closest airport?
The hotel lies within 10 miles of Edinburgh airport.
How far is the city center from the property?
The city center is located 0.4 miles away.
Are there any cleaning services provided?
Yes, the hotel offers ironing.
Can I have lunch or dinner nearby?
Yes, you can have a meal at Oink, Hula Juice Bar and Cafe and Zaza's Coffee House located about 50 feet away.
What room types are available here?
The hotel provides such room types as standard room and studio suite.
Is there any public transport in the area?
Yes, there is Edinburgh Waverley train station 850 feet away.
Highlights
Hotel Awards

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

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Good to know
Check-infrom 14:00-23:59FREECheck-outuntil 11 amFREE
Children & extra bedsThere are no cribs provided in a room.  There are no extra beds provided in a room. 
PetsPets are not allowed.
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Getting around
Airports
Edinburgh (EDI)6.6 mi
Dundee (DND)35.5 mi
Train
Edinburgh Waverley station2000 ft
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You can book a shuttle, once your reservation is complete.
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