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Grassmarket Hotel
Ranked #49 of 150 Hotels in Edinburgh
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 7 January 2014

By far, this is one of the nicest and most welcoming hotels my partner and I have ever stayed in. We were welcomed warmly with plenty of advice on where to eat and what to do nearby. Its in a prime location; about a 5 minute walk from Princes Street - main shopping and attractions and on a square full of pubs. The reason for our visit was our anniversary which we mentioned in passing to find a nice restaurant. The next morning we received a card and a box of chocolates which was a lovely touch and really showed the attention to detail. The room was gorgeous, nice and spacious with a clear modern bathroom. My partner is a massive fan of the Dandy and Beano so he was delighted when a feature wall was covered in historical Dandy covers and a Beano annual he was allowed to borrow - a massive winner in his book! The hotel links with the pub next door for breakfast which we had on 2 morning and was very enjoyable. Great location, great price, great quality, great staff - we will definitely be returning; we've already started planning our next visit! Thank you Grassmarket! :)

  • Stayed: January 2014, travelled as a couple
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3  Thank Charlotte B
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VenueGeneralManager, General Manager at Grassmarket Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 9 January 2014

Hi Charlotte,

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 staff.

We hope to welcome you back again soon!

Rachel & The Grassmarket Hotel Team

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Reviewed 4 January 2014

Stayed here as a group of 4 girls on the weekend of December 21st for an over night. We booked this last minute because of its grass market location and didn't have any expectations. We got such a great surprise when we arrived! The hotel reception is lovely and unique in its decor with a nice waiting area that has board games and a great view along the grassmarket.
It's an old building and the corridors to the rooms are slightly windy but we found this sweet. When we got to our room it was set up with 4 single beds which was perfect for us. The room was very spacious with lots of room between the beds and around them. The beds were so comfy and cosy with white linen . All lovely. Our room felt really sociable with an iPod docking station in the bedroom which was connected to built in shower speakers which could be adjusted whilst in the shower. Nice touch. We also had a big map of Edinburgh on the wall with magnets which could be positioned to plan your trip. There was a large flat screen tv but we didn't have that on as preferred to listen to music. The coffee and era facilities were also great with filter coffee and a never ending supply of different teas all in the room, with Tunnock's tea cakes and crockery. There was lots of room for storage and there was nothing i felt was missing from the room. Lovely shower gels and body lotions in bathroom too. The only tiny thing I would change was that the bathroom door was almost see through and you can see people showering from the bedroom!! This was ok for us being all girls but some people may not like this.
The hotel is connected to an Irish pub buddy milligans which we popped into for an hour after a night out. It was really fun with a great atmosphere and live music. Lots of people around on weekends having fun, loved it.
The next day reception girls kept out luggage secure until we were getting our train which was fab and although they always seemed really pre occupied and busy, the staff were nice.

Will definitely stay here on our next visit to Edinburgh and have recommended to my friends who are staying this weekend. Fab location too with lots of restaurants and bars around and just a few streets from royal mile.

Thank you for a great stay!

  • Stayed: December 2013
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2  Thank Johanna89
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VenueGeneralManager, General Manager at Grassmarket Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 5 January 2014

Hi Johanna,

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

It sounds like you and your friends had a really fun trip to Edinburgh, and I’m pleased we played a wee part in that :-)

I do hope you will come back and stay with us again; please get in touch for the best returner rate.

All the best,

Rachel & The Grassmarket Hotel Team

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Reviewed 1 January 2014

Super friendly staff. Good breakfast in pub next door. Reasonable prices. But note it is more like a high end hostel than a hotel. Rooms are clean, bathrooms have been renovated. My room had moldy smell in bathroom. Not a good hotel if you need good accessibility as many steps to get to rooms.

Room Tip: Rooms at the back have smell of cigarette smoke even though it is non smoking hotel
  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled solo
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VenueGeneralManager, General Manager at Grassmarket Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 5 January 2014

Hi KCarruthers,

Thank you for taking the time to leave a review of your recent stay with us here at The Grassmarket Hotel – we appreciate all the feedback we receive from our guests :-)

I’m so pleased to hear you enjoyed your stay, that you found the rooms comfortable and clean and the staff to be friendly.

Thank you for informing me of the issues in your bathroom; I’ll ensure our maintenance team look into this straight away.

Hope to welcome you back again soon!

Rachel & The Grassmarket Hotel Team

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Reviewed 31 December 2013

Amazing Stay - surely come back!
Very well designed rooms, friendly staff, nice pub next to hotel with a fantastic breakfast, enjoyed the stay soo much! Excellent location for discover Edinburgh. Great idea: built-in iPod-Docks!!

  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled solo
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2  Thank Mark N
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VenueGeneralManager, General Manager at Grassmarket Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 5 January 2014

Hi Mark,

What a great review – it’s fantastic to hear such positive feedback about our new hotel :-)

I’m pleased to hear you enjoyed the new rooms, our fantastic location and that you had a great trip to Edinburgh.

I hope we can welcome you back again – please get in touch if you are returning to Edinburgh and we will sort you out with the best returner rate!

Best Wishes,

Rachel & The Grassmarket Hotel Team

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Reviewed 26 December 2013

Can't fault this place for their customer service - it was superb. The staff were really very friendly and welcoming. Interesting decor and quite a stylish environment. Breakfast was plentiful.

Steve Miles

  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled on business
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1  Thank Stephen M
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VenueGeneralManager, General Manager at Grassmarket Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 29 December 2013

Hi Steve,

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 staff.

We hope to welcome you back again soon!

Rachel & The Grassmarket Hotel Team

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Reviewed 26 December 2013

Stayed here for four nights and loved it. Top location, great rooms and friendly staff. Rooms equipped with built in iPod Dock and in ceiling speakers, which was an unexpected bonus. Easy walking distance of all the main sights, and no shortage of places to eat nearby either.

  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled as a couple
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2  Thank Duncan H
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VenueGeneralManager, General Manager at Grassmarket Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 29 December 2013

Hi Duncan,

What a great review – it’s fantastic to hear such positive feedback about our new hotel :-)

I hope we can welcome you back again – please get in touch if you are returning to Edinburgh and we will sort you out with the best returner rate!

Best Wishes,

Rachel Duff
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Reviewed 23 December 2013

This is a lovely wee quirky hotel - the design is unique and the facilities are top notch.

We had a big plasma tv on the wall, a comfy double bed (none of this push-two-single-beds-together nonsense) and a rain shower. There's even an ipod dock as well, and it's connected to the bathroom so you can hear the music in there too.

As a frequent traveller I can't help but rate hotel rooms based on plug locations, and with one next to the bed for my phone, and one next to the mirror for the hairdryer, this was perfect!

The location is also very central so for this price we were very impressed. We will definitely be returning the next time we need a hotel in Edinburgh.

  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled as a couple
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2  Thank RubyShoes427
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VenueGeneralManager, General Manager at Grassmarket Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 29 December 2013

Hi RubyShoes,

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!

It sounds like you had a great stay in Edinburgh, and that you made the most of our fantastic location :-)

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 & The Grassmarket Hotel Team

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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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