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Grassmarket Hotel
Ranked #50 of 151 Hotels in Edinburgh
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 27 August 2014

The hotel is really in the heart of Edinburgh. Very close to restaurants and pubs - one next door was so popular it was full to the brim! Room very roomy and funky/ décor amazing - 3 sharing so pleased to get the space. Some noise into the night and first thing in the morning - think it was the foyer music as we were on 1st floor above. Friends in a 2 bed room which was smaller. Good selection of breakfast. Staff friendly and helpful. Close to all sites in the Old Town but a hike to the New Town. We were there for the Tattoo and really enjoyed the atmosphere of the Fringe. Would definitely revisit.

  • Stayed: August 2014, travelled with friends
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Central E, General Manager at Grassmarket Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 30 August 2014

Hello Maureen141150.

Thank you very much for taking the time to submit a review of your stay here at the Grassmarket Hotel, we really do appreciate our guests feedback.

I'm glad you found our location to be perfect, we certainly are right in the heart of the City with so many bars, café's and restaurants to choose from. The bar next door (our sister venue), Biddy Mulligan's is very popular with visitors and locals with great live music every-night.

It's good to hear that you found our 'funky' décor to be a quirky park of your room/stay, we certainly can say we're different from other properties in the City and it seems to go down well with all of our guests which is great. My apologies for the sound during the night and early morning, hopefully it didn't disturb you too much and that you still managed to enjoy a good nights sleep.

It's great to hear that you would return to our little hotel, please do not hesitate to contact me should you wish to make a reservation, I'd love to give you some of our fantastic 'returners rates'

Kindest,

David & The Grassmarket Hotel Team

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Reviewed 27 August 2014

This hotel is in central Edinburgh close to pubs, clubs and Edinburgh castle. It is clean and tidy, but the rooms are small. If you are like me, you don't spend much time in your room anyway when you are on holidays!! Lovely staff too.

  • Stayed: August 2014, travelled as a couple
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Central E, General Manager at Grassmarket Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 8 September 2014

Hi Tracey S.

Thank you for submitting your review of your recent stay with us here at the Grassmarket Hotel, I am delighted you chose to stay with us.

I'm pleased you found our location to be beneficial to your visit. I agree that there are some really good Café's, Bars and Restaurants near by and within walking distance of the hotel.

It's great to hear that you found our rooms to a high standard and as we'd expect to be delivered to our guests whilst I will certainly ensure your comments are passed onto the team.

Thank you once again Tracey S, we hope to be able to welcome you back to the Grassmarket Hotel in the near future.

Kindest,

David & the Grassmarket Hotel Team

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Reviewed 24 August 2014

The staff were helpful and kind. The room the was new and trendy. The pub had a nice selection of drinks and traditional hot meals. We were there during festival, so the street was full of performers and excitement. Overall, we enjoyed our stay.

  • Stayed: August 2014, travelled with family
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2  Thank Rebecca D
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Central E, General Manager at Grassmarket Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 25 August 2014

Hello Rebecca D.

I'm so pleased to see that you managed to provide us with your feedback of your recent stay in our little hotel, we really appreciate all of our guests feedback as we strive to improve on the service we provide to all our guests.

It's good to hear that my team were able to take care of your during your stay and that you found Biddy Mulligans selection of Drink and Food of high standard, it really is the best Irish bar in the Grassmarket.

Rebecca should you be lucky enough to come back and visit Edinburgh, please do not hesitate to contact us directly and we will take care of everything for you - grassmarket@centraledinburghhotels.co.uk

Thank You

David & The Grassmarket Hotel Team
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Reviewed 24 August 2014

This hotel was really well located for our week at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Considering we were surrounded by pubs and restaurants and we were on the first floor, we expected to be disturbed by noise in the night but this was not an issue. The room was small but had some really nice touches and the shower was excellent. The door to the bathroom could have been more substantial and less see-through (we were friends sharing rather than a couple although couples don't share everything!). Will definitely stay again.

  • Stayed: August 2014, travelled with friends
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2  Thank Katy W
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Central E, General Manager at Grassmarket Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 25 August 2014

Hi Katy W.

Thank you very much for taking the time to submit a review on your recent stay with us at the Grassmarket Hotel, it's very much appreciated.

Our location is a good one, perfect as you've said for the Fringe activities whilst I'm delighted you had a pleasant and peaceful sleep.

You are right, some of our rooms are small, what we like to call 'Cosy' and yes I agree, our water fall showers are awesome. Sorry you didn't feel too comfortable with our frosted bathroom doors, we promise you can't see through them.

I do hope that you will be able to come back and visit Edinburgh again and of course stay with us. Don't forget to call us directly (0131-220-2299) and we can give you some of our great 'returners rates'.

Thank you again,

David & The Grassmarket Hotel Team

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Reviewed 20 August 2014

The room and the bed were very small, but everything was clean and new. The location is perfect for visiting the Castle and the Royal Mile. The staff were very friendly and helpful. I will stay there again.

  • Stayed: August 2014, travelled solo
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Central E, General Manager at Grassmarket Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 22 August 2014

Hello Billrugbyfan,

Thank you for submitting your review of your recent stay with us, it's always great to read our guests feedback.

I agree with your thoughts on our location, we certainly have a great one, right in the heart of the City with so much to do that there's just not enough time to do it all.

I'm delighted to hear that my team were able to take care of you during your stay, we pride ourselves on providing all of our guests with first class customer service.

Should you be fortunate to return to Edinburgh please do not hesitate to contact me directly and I will personally take care of your reservation with some great discounted rates for return guests - davidrushforth@g1group.co.uk

Thank You,

David (Assistant Hotel Manager) & The Grassmarket Hotel Team

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Reviewed 19 August 2014

This hotel has loads of character from the comic book decor to the Tunnocks treats in the room.
The room was small but spotlessly clean and everything that I needed was provided.
Helpful staff and nothing was a bother to them.
The location in the Old Town is perfect for site seeing and exploring its history.
I would book again if I need to stay in Edinburgh.

  • Stayed: August 2014, travelled solo
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2  Thank RosieF333
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Central E, General Manager at Grassmarket Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 22 August 2014

Hi RosieF333.

I would like to thank you for placing your review of your stay with us here at the Grassmarket Hotel recently, we really do appreciate all of our guests feedback as we continue to grow our reputation.

I am delighted you found our little hotel to be full of character and enjoyed the complimentary Tunnocks treats that were waiting for you, they are Yummy! I am pleased that you found your room to be 'Spotless', we have a really great housekeeping team here who are very passionate about what they do and in ensuring our guests experience is of priority.

It's great to see that you would come and stay with us again, we can certainly offer you some fantastic 'returners discounted rates', just pop us an email with your dates and we'll take care of the rest - grassmarket@centraledinburghhotels.co.uk.

Thank you again for your kind comments,

David & The Grassmarket Hotel Team

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Reviewed 19 August 2014

Excellent position in the heart of Edinburgh perfect for the fringe or the tattoo with a collection of cafes restaurants and pubs on the doorstep. We had a quiet room in spite of the non stop night life close by. Room size is limited by the age of the building but had an excellent spacious shower en suite

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Central E, General Manager at Grassmarket Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 22 August 2014

Hello got0123.

Thank you so much for taking the time to submit your review of your recent stay with us here at the Grassmarket Hotel, I am delighted you choose us.

We are in such a great location in the City, just below Edinburgh Castle and in the heart of the famous Royal Mile with so many Festival activities taken place right on our door step.

I'm pleased to found your room and shower (with our fantastic Water Fall Showers) to your liking, they are certainly the best showers I have ever used.

I do hope that you will have the chance to revisit Edinburgh in the future and would invite you to always contact us directly where we will be able to offer you some great 'returners rates'.

Thank you again,

David & 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: £40 - £217 (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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