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Grassmarket Hotel
Ranked #48 of 149 Hotels in Edinburgh
Certificate of Excellence
Southampton, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
34 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Location, location, location!”
Reviewed 15 November 2013

This hotel is just about as central as you'd want to be in Edinburgh. We stayed here for a mini break and we managed to see so many sites within 4 days that it felt like a week! The staff were friendly and helpful. The photos on the website are exactly as the hotel looked in real life. The room itself (we were on the 4th floor) was clean and equipped with the amenities as promised. You can hear the noise from the street but that's the compromise for being right in the middle of everything. There are several amazing restaurants within a 10 minute walk. The hotel is quirky, fun and I would definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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VenueGeneralManager, General Manager at Grassmarket Hotel, responded to this review, 17 November 2013
Hi SvenskTjej,

Thank you for taking the time to leave such a great review about your recent stay with us here at The Grassmarket Hotel.

I’m pleased to hear you enjoyed our newly refurbished rooms, quirky room amenities and our fantastic city centre location.

We hope to welcome you back again soon!

Rachel & The Grassmarket Hotel Team
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Reviewed 14 November 2013

My boyfriend and I stayed here in November as a little Christmas treat for him, as he will be working away during December. I found this hotel using tripadvisor, and although a little apprehensive due to some of the reviews I decided to give it a go as the location was perfect and the price was very good for Edinburgh.

On hearing the reason for our stay, the hotel upgraded our room and left some chocolates in our room.. such a lovely surprise for my boyfriend and made our weekend even more special.

The hotel was very easy to find, and although a slight walk from the train station it wasn't the worst. Our room wasn't ready on arrival, however our bags were stored and we were able to explore the grassmarket. Lovely bars and restaurants in very close proximity.

Our room was fabulous. Very clean and modern. The shower was lush. Dandy wallpaper was such a quirky touch and I loved it! We had lots of fun planning our weekend using the magnet wall map. Although the hotle doesn't have a bar, it is joined to an Irish pub which was lovely for a drink before our meal and also had live music (which i love!).

I will most certianly be returning to the Grassmarket Hotel, hopefully in the very near future!

Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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VenueGeneralManager, General Manager at Grassmarket Hotel, responded to this review, 17 November 2013
Hi PlanningForFun,

It’s great to hear such fantastic feedback about our Hotel, and I am so pleased that you chose to write a review to share your experience with future guests!

I do hope you will come back and see us again soon; please contact us directly to ensure you receive the best returner rate.

Best Wishes,

Rachel Duff
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Reviewed 13 November 2013

All I can say is that this Hotel has everything. Clean, modern, super friendly staff, good breakfast and its location is superb. If I will visit Edinburgh again, my choice would be Grassmarket Hotel!!

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled on business
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3 Thank Kordina
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VenueGeneralManager, General Manager at Grassmarket Hotel, responded to this review, 17 November 2013
Hi Kordina,

Thank you so much for your kind review about your recent stay with us here in Edinburgh :-)

It’s great to hear such positive feedback and I will pass it on personally to the staff.

We hope to see you again soon!

Rachel & The Grassmarket Hotel Team
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Helsinki, Finland
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Reviewed 13 November 2013

Grassmarket Hotel in Edinburgh delivers what it promises and at a very good price. The room I stayed in was very small but extremely comfortable and clean and with a really nice bathroom. The hotel has invested in nice quirky little extras such as an iPod-dock (with a speaker in the bathroom!) and good Scottish teacakes. For a visitor coming from Scandinavia I especially appreciated the well-functioning hot water and warm air-conditioning (no double-glazing here!!!!).

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  • Stayed November 2013, travelled with family
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VenueGeneralManager, General Manager at Grassmarket Hotel, responded to this review, 17 November 2013
Moi Kristiina!

Thank you so much for taking the time to leave a review of your recent stay with us – it’s great to hear such positive feedback from our guests.

I’m glad to see you enjoyed your rooms – we do try to make some of our smaller rooms as comfortable as possible – and I’m pleased you enjoyed our yummy in-room teacakes!!

I hope to see you back in Scotland again soon.

Rachel Duff
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Stockport
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Reviewed 13 November 2013

I stayed here for part business, part pleasure. The rooms / style of the place is very quriky which can be a good or bad thing - but i wasnt disappointed. The staff are very good, the place is very clean and well run. The bed was extremely comfortable and the bathroom was heaven - very large with enough room for a wheelchar and disability touches (a fold down seat in the huge shower area). Though i am not disabled, the space was very well planned with good soft thick towels. There was also a proper tea pot - excellent! There are a good selection of books, papers and magazines to borrow and the location is superb.

Room Tip: I went for a twin on the first floor - not sure about doubles, singles etc
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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled solo
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VenueGeneralManager, General Manager at Grassmarket Hotel, responded to this review, 17 November 2013
Hi MaryLou,

Thank you so much for taking the time to review your recent stay with us here at The Grassmarket Hotel!

I am so pleased to hear you enjoyed your stay with us and that you found the staff to be lovely and helpful – I will pass on your kind sentiments to them personally.

We hope to see you again soon :-)

Rachel & The Grassmarket Hotel Team
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 13 November 2013

What wonderfully friendly and helpful staff! The one and only downside to staying in this hotel is having to leave - oh and navigating the corridors to your room. A huge thank-you to everyone - genuinely missing you already!!! Rm 302

  • Stayed November 2013
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2 Thank Nimrod71
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VenueGeneralManager, General Manager at Grassmarket Hotel, responded to this review, 17 November 2013
Nimrod,

Thanks for this amazing full mark review!

We’re very proud of The Grassmarket Hotel and I am so pleased that you had such a great time during your stay with us. I will make a point of passing your kind words along to the staff.
We hope to see you again soon :-)

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London, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 November 2013 via mobile

Great hotel in a central location for exploring the city. Rooms were well maintained and clean. Stayed on a saturday night and didn't have any problems with noise, but we were on the 5th floor so that may have helped.
I would recommend this place to friends and would stay again.

Stayed November 2013, travelled with friends
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VenueGeneralManager, General Manager at Grassmarket Hotel, responded to this review, 17 November 2013
Hi Drewhd,

It’s great to hear such fantastic feedback about our Hotel, and I am so pleased that you chose to write a review to share your experience with future guests!

I do hope you will come back and see us again soon; please contact us directly to ensure you receive the best returner rate.

Best Wishes,

Rachel Duff
General Manager
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Property: 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 #48 of 149 Hotels in Edinburgh
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
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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