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.

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 hotel offers easy access to restaurants, pubs and bars.

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

Rooms

Guestrooms at this property are equipped with climate control, a private safe and IDD telephone. Views of the castle are featured in cosy 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 hotel 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 350 meters away.

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

Services

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

Relax

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:   4.  Number of rooms:   42.

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Facilities
Wi-Fi
Parking
Luggage storage
24-hour services

Late check-in/ -out

24-hour reception

24-hour security

Food/ Drinks

Bar/ Lounge area

Restaurant

Coffee/Tea in lobby

Laundry
TV

Flat-screen TV

Elevator

Lift

Services

  • Room service
  • Housekeeping
  • Bicycle rental
  • Laundry
  • Dry cleaning
  • Wake up service
  • Shops/Commercial services
  • Bell staff/Porter

Dining

  • Continental breakfast
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/ Lounge area
  • Coffee/Tea in lobby
  • Packed lunches
  • Buffet breakfast

Business

  • Business centre

Children

  • Cots

Room view

  • River view

Room features

  • Air conditioning
  • Central heating
  • Mini-bar
  • Wardrobe
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Ironing facilities
  • Rollaway beds

Bathroom

  • Bathroom
  • Bath/ Shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Free toiletries

Self-catering

  • Electric kettle

Media

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable/ Satellite television
  • Paid films
  • Direct dial telephone
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor
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Check-infrom 14:00-23:59FREECheck-outuntil 11 amFREE
Children & extra bedsAll children0 - 2 yearsExisting beddingFREECotFREEThere are no extra beds provided in a room. 
PetsPets are not allowed.
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Location
  • Nearby
  • Restaurants
  • City landmarks
Edinburgh CastleEdinburgh Castle400 ft
Arthurs SeatArthurs Seat3300 ft
Gladstone's LandGladstone's Land400 ft
Tron KirkTron Kirk400 ft
Canongate KirkCanongate Kirk2700 ft
D B AmusementsD B Amusements2000 ft
Brass Rubbing CentreBrass Rubbing Centre1400 ft
Edinburgh Military TattooEdinburgh Military Tattoo700 ft
King's TheatreKing's Theatre2700 ft
Royal Mile Royal Mile 500 ftRoyal Mile
Camera Obscura and World of IllusionsCamera Obscura and World of Illusions400 ftCastlehill The Royal Mile
GrassmarketGrassmarket200 ft21 Grassmarket Old Town
The Scotch Whisky Experience The Scotch Whisky Experience 400 ft354 Castlehill
I.J. Mellis CheesemongerI.J. Mellis Cheesemonger400 ft30A Victoria Street Grassmarket
University of Edinburgh University of Edinburgh 500 ft EdinburghScotland
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Namaste KathmanduNamaste Kathmandu1100 ft17-19 Forest Road
Gurkha Cafe & RestaurantGurkha Cafe & Restaurant1400 ft25-27 Cockburn Street
Castle TerraceCastle Terrace1600 ft33-35 Castle Terrace
Dubh PraisDubh Prais1900 ft123B High Street
BlackfriarsBlackfriars2000 ft57-61 Blackfriars St
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Gray Line ToursGray Line Tours2.3 mi
The Royal Yacht BrittaniaThe Royal Yacht Brittania2.4 mi
Edinburgh ZooEdinburgh Zoo2.9 mi
Edinburgh DungeonsEdinburgh Dungeons4300 ft
Saint Mary's CathedralSaint Mary's Cathedral4600 ft
Dean GalleryDean Gallery1.2 mi
Calton HillCalton Hill3700 ft
Holyrood ParkHolyrood Park1.0 mi
Scottish National Gallery Of Modern ArtScottish National Gallery Of Modern Art1.1 mi
Gladstone\'s LandGladstone\'s Land500 ft477B Lawnmarket Royal Mile
CastlehillCastlehill600 ftEast of the Esplanade and west of Lawnmarket
George IV Bridge George IV Bridge 600 ftBank Street and Candlemaker Row
National Library of ScotlandNational Library of Scotland600 ftGeorge IV Bridge
Writers\' Museum Writers\' Museum 700 ftLady Stairs House Lady Stair's Close Lawnmarket Royal Mile
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Getting around
Airports
Turnhouse (EDI)6.4 mi
Leuchars (ADX)31.9 mi
Train
Edinburgh Waverley station2000 ft
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Reviews
7.4
Very goodBased on  428  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
    Exceptional

    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
    Good

    Close to all attractions, city location

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

  • 8.2
    Fabulous

    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
    Good

    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
    Superb

    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
    Exceptional

    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
    Superb

    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
    Good

    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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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 bedsAll children0 - 2 yearsExisting beddingFREECotFREEThere are no extra beds provided in a room. 
PetsPets are not allowed.
Cancellation
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Getting around
Airports
Turnhouse (EDI)6.4 mi
Leuchars (ADX)31.9 mi
Train
Edinburgh Waverley station2000 ft
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