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THE GLASS HOUSE

) #877 of 1,856 Restaurants in Edinburgh ££ - £££
12-26 St. Giles Street, Edinburgh EH1 1PT, Scotland
+44 131 225 4564
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good22%
  • Average12%
  • Poor12%
  • Terrible2%
3 weeks ago
“Very nice contemporary hotel in new Edinburgh”
15 May 2017
“Afternoon Tea not the price you think! ”
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12-26 St. Giles Street, Edinburgh EH1 1PT, Scotland
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Reviewed 15 September 2016 via mobile

We stayed here a couple of nights, and the best thing the hotel has to offer is its location (in the center, minutes away from the Royal Mile and Princess Street). Although it pretends to be a five star, the hotel itself didn't impress... I've...More

1  Thank Dan S
Reviewed 29 July 2016

We had a lovely meal at the Glasshouse. It was most civilised to enjoy a little cocktail on the beautiful roof top terrace before dinner in the very pleasant restaurant, sitting at a table with a leafy view. The food was very nice - if...More

Thank Gillian T
Reviewed 21 July 2016 via mobile

The hotel was very nice, entry was through an old facade. The inside however as very nice and fairly modern. The door man was non existent, we struggled to get through the doors with our bags. Once inside we were treated very well and escorted...More

Thank Scott M
Reviewed 7 July 2016 via mobile

First the bad. Our room was not ready even though we arrived at 630 PM. There were also some drainage and hot water issues in the bathroom. The hotel is also designed is such a way that it is not very friendly for those who...More

Thank Gaurav S
Reviewed 6 June 2016

you just walk out the door and go left to everything. great balcony, great garden, wonderful lounge with fire pit....great small bites. Good service, clean and very different.. breakfast..i had the best eggs Benedict ever,,,

Thank 66travelor
Reviewed 19 May 2016 via mobile

We checked in quiet late, but the staff very professional with a very quick check in. Have our own balcony overlooking the hill and castle. Enjoyed the afternoon session at the lounge with complimentary carrot, chocolate cakes and chippies, was very good! Overall stay was...More

Thank RManz
Reviewed 3 May 2016 via mobile

Staying overnight to celebrate a major birthday my expectations of staying in this 5 star establishment were high but unfortunately went somewhat unmet. The staff and even the executive room were good with a nice touch of a personal card to wish me birthday greetings....More

Thank Ian B
Reviewed 25 April 2016 via mobile

This was my first visit to The Observatory Restsurant in the Glass House Hotel we were booked in for 5.45pm pre theatre the restaurant was very quiet but our waitress Sarah-Jane was very attentive and informative , the meal was second to none good size...More

Thank Donna B
Reviewed 25 April 2016

This is a lovely hotel. Just a couple of minutes from Princess Street yet very quiet and relaxing. We were given one of the roof terrace garden rooms which would have been even nicer in the summer bit cold in December to sit out. The...More

Thank Starky63
Reviewed 4 April 2016

booked on secret escapes - loved every moment from check in to check out! fab staff - ate in restaurant - delicious. well worth a trip :) will be back

Thank diana12312
Nearby
Old Town
Few Edinburghers live in the Old Town, but its
labyrinth of dank alleys and steep streets suggests
this was not always the case. Today, it’s mostly
visitors, tartan-flavoured souvenir shops, and pipers
that you’ll find on its cobbled streets. This is the
place to get a feel for Auld Reekie (Old Smelly), as
the town was once nicknamed, and stroll the Royal
Mile, the thoroughfare that links the castle with the
...More
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Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
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Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
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  • Address: 12-26 St. Giles Street, Edinburgh EH1 1PT, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Edinburgh>  > Old Town
  • Neighbourhood: Old Town
  • Phone Number: +44 131 225 4564
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