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Grassmarket Hotel
Ranked #50 of 151 Hotels in Edinburgh
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 3 June 2014

Quirky rooms, love the layout, still kind of homely to. Good location and central, breakfast was also good, made to feel welcome. The night I stayed there was live music downstairs which was loud and I couldn't sleep till later as I wanted, shame, would have been perfect otherwise.

Room Tip: The bar down stairs can be a bit noisy at night time.
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  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled on business
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3  Thank Nelson B
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VenueGeneralManager, General Manager at Grassmarket Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 5 June 2014

Hi Nelson,

Thank you for taking the time to review your stay with us - your feedback is invaluable to our team!

It's lovely to hear you enjoyed our individual rooms, the atmosphere of the hotel, our location and the breakfast from Biddy Mulligans next door.

I'm sorry to hear you found the room noisy, unfortunately due to our city centre location some rooms can be adversely affected by noise.

Please let us know directly if you are returning, and we will be sure to allocate you to a room further away from the bar and the street.

Best Wishes,

Rachel & The Grassmarket Team

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Reviewed 3 June 2014

Perfect location for a hotel in Edinburgh, vibrant atmosphere. Really liked the decor of the rooms, very clever, well thought out stylish and individual. Excellent breakfast menu too.
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  • Stayed: May 2014
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2  Thank Jonathan B
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Central E, Manager at Grassmarket Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 8 June 2014

Hi Jonathan B,

Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a complimentary review of our Grassmarket Hotel. Our location really is an excellent choice if you want to stay in the heart of the city so it’s great to hear you made the most of it.

We are very lucky to have such a fantastic designer working with us; we also really love what he has done with the rooms, it is the little quirks that make us so special.

Hopefully we will be welcoming you back to Edinburgh soon - don’t forget to make the most of our great returners rate!

Karen & The Grassmarket Hotel Team

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Reviewed 3 June 2014

Grassmarket hotel is just one of those perfect spots you want to go back to. We were five siblings with spouses plus mom and dad and all loved the stay. Perfect location, supernice staff who helped out with restaurant and guide tour bookings.

  • Stayed: May 2014
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2  Thank AnnaSara R
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VenueGeneralManager, General Manager at Grassmarket Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 5 June 2014

Hi AnnaSara,

Thank you for the perfect review - it's always lovely to hear such positive comments from our guests :-)

It sounds like you had a really fantastic family trip to our city, and I am so pleased we could play a small part in that for you!

Please keep in touch to ensure you receive a great returner rate if you are back in town.

Best Wishes,

Rachel & The Grassmarket Team

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Reviewed 3 June 2014

Very good location in Edinburgh. Close to the Royal Mile, pubs & shops.
The rooms of varying sizes. I stayed myself in a "double" that felt like a small single room. Fresh bathroom.
The staff was very service minded and friendly!
The only negative was all long and narrow aisles

  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled with friends
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2  Thank lasing
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VenueGeneralManager, General Manager at Grassmarket Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 5 June 2014

Hi Lasing,

Thank you for taking the time to review your recent stay with us - we really appreciate it!

It sounds like you made the most of our city centre location during your stay; we know we are lucky to be right in the heart of things, and it's great to hear our guests enjoy that aspect.

As you have noted our rooms do vary in size; this is due to the age of the building and the regulations which go along with that!

It's also lovely to hear such kind words about our team here - we try our best to ensure each guest receives the best experience possible.

Hope to welcome you back again in the future,

Rachel & The Grassmarket Hotel Team

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Reviewed 2 June 2014

I stayed here with my friend & her two children, in a quad room with four single beds (307). It was perfect for us - spacious so we weren't on top of each other, lovely views over the square, great central location, with lots of the main attractions within walking distance, good selection of restaurants nearby (Mamma's was the kids favourite) & helpful, friendly staff. The only negative is there can be some late night noise on Friday & Saturday nights, from the pubs/bars outside but I would definitely stay here again & fully recommend it.

  • Stayed: June 2014
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2  Thank 04CA
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Central E, Manager at Grassmarket Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 3 June 2014

Hi 04CA,

What a great review – it’s fantastic to hear such positive feedback about our hotel.

As you have noted, because of our great location in the heart of the city centre there can be some extra noise at the weekends – however, we do have rooms that are not street facing and these can be requested at the time of booking :-)

Don’t be a stranger, let us know next time your returning to Edinburgh directly and we will sort you out with our great returners rate.

Karen & The Grassmarket Hotel Team

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Reviewed 31 May 2014 via mobile

This hotel is just off the Royal Mile so it is very central. The rooms are large, clean and modern. The beds were very comfortable. The staff were plesant and helpful. A down side is that you have to haul your luggage to the second floor rooms. Breakfast had lots of variety and was included and served in the adjoining pub. There are lots of good eateries only a short walk away and good night life on Grassmarket Square.

Stayed: May 2014, travelled as a couple
2  Thank Doug H
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Central E, Manager at Grassmarket Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 2 June 2014

Hi Doug H,

Thank you for taking the time to leave such a great review. I am delighted you enjoyed your stay with us - particularly that you found our staff to be helpful and plesant.

Our location in the Grassmarket really does make a great base to explore Edinburgh; I am glad that you managed to make the most of it.

It was a pleasure you have you as our guests and we hope to welcome you back soon,

Karen & The Grassmarket Hotel Team

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Reviewed 30 May 2014

Quirky hotel with very friendly staff, breakfast was excellent, room was small but everything in it was very good quality, we would stay again at the Grassmarket Hotel. Although ideal for 1-2 nights prob not suitable for a week long stay.

  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled as a couple
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2  Thank Alan B
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Central E, Manager at Grassmarket Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 30 May 2014

Hi Alan B,

WOW – Thank you so much for taking the time to leave such an amazing review for all of our future guests to see. We are really flattered to hear that you had such a great time with us.

Please let us know directly when you plan your return to the capital and we will sort you out with the best returner rate!

Karen & 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 #50 of 151 Hotels in Edinburgh
Price Range: £51 - £229 (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 Grassmarket Hotel is the perfect choice for work and play, and is centrally located 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 hasguestrooms, 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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