My husband and I stayed two nights at the Grassmarket Hotel in mid-May 2014. I booked it for us, having been intrigued by the photos online. It was very easy to find, and has a variety of restaurants all within a very easy walk - or barely a walk at all.
We had booked a tour to be out of town for three days before actually staying at the hotel. They very willingly let us stow our largest suitcase with them until we returned; that worked out beautifully.
The room was clean and as fun as the photos depict. The shower was very nice. The hotel staff were all very pleasant. There is coffee available in the lobby along with maps and newspapers.
The only downside, and in our minds it was rather significant, is the fact that the rooms are located immediately above Biddy Mulligan's, a bar that is pretty loud on weekend nights. I knew this and had read of this in reviews, but we decided to give it a try. My husband can sleep through anything, and I wear earplugs precisely because I can't, so we got through it. But this is something about which you really need to be aware prior to staying here. We were on the 1st floor (European; 2nd floor American), and maybe it's not such an issue above that.
So, in sum: A very nice place to stay with helpful and pleasant personnel, but loud at night.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Grassmarket Hotel Edinburgh, Scotland