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Grassmarket Hotel
Ranked #49 of 150 Hotels in Edinburgh
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 4 July 2012

I loved this hotel!
The personal were GREAT! (Especially the American who really tried to help us when we, early in the morning came back to the hotel after been missing our flight home...)
The room were very fresh, and amazingly decorated and furnished! Our favourite part must be the Iphone-music system on the wall that made it possible to play music both in the bathroom and in our room.
The beds were awesome aswell! And the location couldnt be better!

I have only good things to say about this hotel!

  • Stayed: July 2012, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank MustBeAndrea
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Management response:Responded 7 July 2012

Thanks for the amazing review,

Really glad you loved the hotel! So do we..

I have to agree with your comments about the room and I believe we have the comfiest beds in the city. The team are on hand 24 hours a day to help and I am pleased they looked after you well. The ipod docks are great and are perfectly designed for singing in the shower!

Really looking forward to your next visit.

Fraser and the Grassmarket team.

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Reviewed 2 July 2012

The hotel is very well located in the Grassmarket area in Edinburgh. Very close to Edinburgh Castle, The Royal Mile, Princess Street and Waverly Station. My room was very nice and comfy. I was lucky to get a room on the fourth floor and was not disturbed by the noise coming from all the pubs and restaurants in the area. The hotel is highly recommended.

Room Tip: Ask for a room on the fourth floor to avoid noise from restaurants and pubs in Grassmarket.
  • Stayed: June 2012, travelled with friends
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1  Thank Doffen47
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Management response:Responded 7 July 2012

Thanks for the fantastic review!

Our new hotel is getting some amazing feedback and if you want to kick back and relax or party the night away, then the Grassmarket hotel is definitely the place to be. When you check in we will get you a latte or a cappuccino to refresh you after your journey, then chill out in your cosy, comfy or comfy+ room.

Bet you can't wait to come back, and we will have the coffee ready for you;-)

Fraser and the Grassmarket team

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Reviewed 29 June 2012

Very well located, right at the beginning of Grassmarket, very close to lots of restaurants. Rooms are fully refurbished and very comfy, staff is nice, but mind the noise. it is right on top of a pub full of karaoke lovers. until 2ish 3ish in the morning you wont fall asleep, no matter where you are in the hotel.

Room Tip: bring some earplugs
  • Stayed: April 2012, travelled with friends
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Management response:Responded 7 July 2012

Thanks for your great review!

Glad to read that you found the rooms comfy and the team helpful. The City can be lively at night time and the Bar next door is open till 1am. We have soundproofing in the rooms to ensure that noise levels are kept to a minimum.If you are sensitive to the noise we will happily move you to a room higher up so you can have the best possible sleep if you fancy a quiet night in.

Hope you come back soon and let us look after you!

Fraser and the Grassmarket team.

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Reviewed 28 June 2012

stayed at this hotel on recommendation due to the great area it is in, fantastic rooms, staff were so helpful and enthusiastic, great location for Edinburgh sites and things to do, would highly recommend to try it out, a real gem

Room Tip: ask staff, they were so good am sure would give good advice
  • Stayed: June 2012, travelled solo
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1  Thank ken c
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Management response:Responded 7 July 2012

Thanks for leaving us a great review.

So pleased you had a great time and that the staff looked after you. We are in probably the best location in the city to get the most from Edinburgh. We know all the best places to go and will happily point you in the right direction.

I am pretty sure we have the comfiest beds too!!

See you soon.

Fraser and the Grassmarket team.

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Reviewed 20 June 2012

Stayed here for a night in the city with friends, rooms are really funky & great value for money! Great location for going out, very central so no long walk home.

  • Stayed: June 2012, travelled with friends
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1  Thank Liam J
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Management response:Responded 7 July 2012

Thanks for the great review!

Glad you had a great time in the city and enjoyed the hotel. I see from your photo that you didn't beat our rubiks cube. Maybe next time ;-)

Looking forward to seeing you soon!

Fraser and the Grassmarket team.

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Reviewed 14 June 2012

I read about this new hotel in the onboard Easyjet magazine and thought i would give it a try. Grassmarket is an area of Edinburgh I discovered early on, and not to be mistaken with the glasshouse hotel, also in the same city. I liked almost everything about this little gem, the quirky rooms and decor. That aside it did provide a great location/base to re-discover the great city. On a personal note I like the fact it was a short walk from Waverley Station, as I arrived by train from London's Kings Cross and departed in my cool " union pack " mini hired one way from appropriately named www.britishcarhire.com

I even got to see the Olympic torch pass by, a brilliant hotel and i wish them well.

Room Tip: Obviously the top floor is the quietest
  • Stayed: June 2012, travelled with friends
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Fraser H, General Manager at Grassmarket Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 16 June 2012

Dear guest,

Thank you very much for your comments regarding your recent stay with us.
I am glad that you had an enjoyable experience and loved the quirky rooms. The hotel is in a fantastic location, just a few steps away from the castle and is perfect for exploring the city. Our team are on hand 24 hours a day to help you plan your visit and see the best that Edinburgh has to offer. I hope you can come back and see us again very soon.

Kindest regards,
Fraser Henderson
General Manager

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Reviewed 11 June 2012

Stayed here on the really sunny week in may and couldn't have chosen a better week to visit the capital! Arrived to a brand new reception (could smell the paint drying) there was a pc for free Internet access and cool wee space for a coffee. Our room was spectacular and really knocked our socks off, didn't expect it at all! iPod dock and magnetic map wall a nice touch for a 3 star place like this.

  • Stayed: May 2012
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Fraser H, General Manager at Grassmarket Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 16 June 2012

Dear guest,

Thank you very much for your kind comments regarding your recent stay with us.
I am glad we managed to make the sun come out during your stay. We try our best!! I was very pleased to read that you enjoyed our new rooms. The feedback we are receiving has been fantastic. Our reception area has really taken shape with a new large screen Mac for our guests to use, a nice relaxing game of chess or maybe backgammon? We also have a great collection of books and a latte or cappucino waiting for you on arrival. I hope that you can come and see us again very soon.

Kindest regards,
Fraser Henderson
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Additional Information about Grassmarket Hotel

Address: 94-96 Grassmarket, Edinburgh EH1 2JR, Scotland
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Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Edinburgh > Old Town
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #49 of 150 Hotels in Edinburgh
Price Range: £69 - £250 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Grassmarket Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 42
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The newly refurbished Grassmarket Hotel is the perfect choice for work and play, and is centrally located only a 2 minute walk from the famous Royal Mile, 10 minute walk from the Edinburgh International Conference Centre and moments from the best attractions Edinburgh has to offer including Edinburgh Castle and the historic Royal Mile. If you like to unwind after a hard day in quirky stylish surroundings, you won’t be disappointed. Our designs bring a distinctive and fresh flavour to the Edinburgh hotel market whilst incorporating traditional Scottish twists, with a few surprises along the way! The hotel has newly refurbished guestrooms, ranging from cosy (single room), comfy (standard twin/double) and comfy plus (triple or 4 singles) all complete with rainfall style showers. Can’t cope without your iPod? Pop it in our dock & kick back in sound proofed rooms. Each bedroom has a large flat screen plasma TV. Oh and if that wasn’t enough to keep you occupied, we also have free Wi-Fi. New to the city? All rooms have wall sized magnetic map that will point you in the right direction and air conditioning as standard. ... more   less 
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