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Grassmarket Hotel

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 days ago NEWvia mobile

This is a good little hotel in a fantastic location. I had a single room which had a low ceiling but was very nice and basic. It had direct access to the bar next door where breakfast was served although I didn't try it out.

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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Booked this as part of daughters 21st celebration. Requested single beds which we got but they were pushed together with no room to separate. Various problems including a broken safe which was sticking together with sticking plasters, dirty bedding, dirty window sill, dirty radiator and dirty furniture. The view was terrible - never again! Complained several times but was fobbed...

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64manager, General Manager at Grassmarket Hotel, responded to this review

Good evening Leesalee, Thank you very much for taking the time to write a review of your time with us. I am sorry that we could not entirely fulfill the requests you wrote in for during the night before your arrival. We always try our best at all times, and I am sorry we could not find you an alternate...

São Paulo, Brazil
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I had a great stay at the Grassmarket Hotel. Rooms, bathrooms, TV, everything was very good. Hotel staff was very kind and helped me about everything I needed. Internet wasn't so fast, but that was not a problem. The hotel localization is amazing, really close to the Edinburgh Castle.

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64manager, General Manager at Grassmarket Hotel, responded to this review

Good afternoon Filipe, Thank you so much for providing such an amazing 5 star review of your time with us! It really is much appreciated - and we are very happy you had such a great time while here. We are glad that you found our service to be helpful - we always want to ensure that people are able...

Bedlington, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This hotel is in a great position in the past 2 years we have stayed at other hotels in the Grassmarket area and often wondered what this one would be like so we took a chance on it. Reception, small but very friendly no complaints. Room, very very small, no room to move you have to stand aside to let...

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64manager, General Manager at Grassmarket Hotel, responded to this review

Good afternoon Lindacor69, Thank you very much for taking the time out to give us a review of how you got on when you were staying in the Grassmarket with us - all feedback is highly appreciated, and helps us grow. We do have a variety of different sized rooms and I am sorry that on this occasion the wrong...

Eindhoven, The Netherlands
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Me and my mother had a lovely stay at The Grassmarket Hotel. Perfect location in the Old Town, clean room with nice toiletries, good breakfast (you can skip lunch!) and friendly staff. The tea cakes in the room every day were a big plus as well ;)

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64manager, Manager at Grassmarket Hotel, responded to this review

Hi Andrea V, Wow, what a great review!! Thank you for taking the time to share it with others. Great to hear you like our stylish Grassmarket Hotel with all the little touches we include like Scottish toiletries, iPod players, cool TVs and tasty Tunnocks teacakes Don’t be a stranger, let us know next time your returning to Edinburgh directly...

Umea, Sweden
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The hotell has a good location if you want to explore Edinburgh. Close to restaurants, pubs and the main touristattractions. The rooms are quite small but nice and clean. The staff is friendly in a sort of reserved way, but very helpful if you ask them something.

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64manager, Manager at Grassmarket Hotel, responded to this review

Hi magnusberg25, Thank you kindly for taking the time to leave such a great review of your time with us at the 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 your comments.  If you are ever returning to Edinburgh give us a call...

Reviewed 6 days ago NEWvia mobile

Lovely area and feel so safe. Loads to eat in this area. 3rd time in this area and looking forward to coming back again soon. So close to the Royal mile and amazing amount to do. Just a very short walk from Princess Street

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64manager, General Manager at Grassmarket Hotel, responded to this review

Good morning Erik, Thank you very much for your 5 star review of the time that you spent with us - I am very happy to hear that you would like to come back to stay with us! It's wonderful to hear about experiences of all our guests - and we are ecstatic to know that your experience of Grassmarket...

Brighton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

It's a great, quirky hotel in a fantastic location in Edinburgh - surrounded by wonderful restaurants in a cobbled street and the castle just behind. Lovely additions, i.e. the speakers in the shower. Great customer service all round and lovely breakfast!

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64manager, General Manager at Grassmarket Hotel, responded to this review

Good morning Georgia, I am very happy to hear that you enjoyed your time with us and found it to be a 5 star experience! It's great to have the history surrounding us in the cobbled streets and the castle, I am very happy you enjoyed this while in Grassmarket! We were very happy to be taking care of you...

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

For sure I'll go back. It's a lovely place to stay, so clean and comfortable with a great decoration. And the situation can't be better! Closed to the Royal Mile, the castle and many restaurants and pubs. Workers are so nice.

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64manager, General Manager at Grassmarket Hotel, responded to this review

Good morning! Thank you for leaving us such a lovely five star review! We are very happy to hear that you enjoyed the location so much and that we could make you feel so welcome during your time in Edinburgh! We would certainly love if you were to return, and we hope we hear directly from you so that we...

Dundee, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited the hotel midweek and everything from our arrival to departure was perfect. We were more than impressed by the staff who were friendly and dressed in a casual way. Made you feel you were in YOUR sort of place rather than a formal corporate hotel. Fast and friendly check in . Large spacious triple room , with comfy...

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64manager, General Manager at Grassmarket Hotel, responded to this review

Good evening Rockfan1_11, I am ecstatic to hear you had such a good time - we love working towards such amazing feedback! I am very happy also to hear that you found the amenities to be the best you have found! We always work to get the best for our guests, and happy that this is shining through. I will...

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Staying in Old Town

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Old Town
Few Edinburghers live in the Old Town, but its labyrinth of dank alleys and steep streets suggests this was not always the case. Today, it’s mostly visitors, tartan-flavoured souvenir shops, and pipers that you’ll find on its cobbled streets. This is the place to get a feel for Auld Reekie (Old Smelly), as the town was once nicknamed, and stroll the Royal Mile, the thoroughfare that links the castle with the royal palace – two of Edinburgh’s great set-piece attractions. But there’s lots more exploring to do here down dozens of little alleys, or wynds, while at night the city’s busiest clubs erupt along the Cowgate which is closed to traffic for this purpose.
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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 

Additional Information about Grassmarket Hotel

Address: 94-96 Grassmarket, Edinburgh EH1 2JR, Scotland
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Edinburgh > Old Town
Price Range: $91 - $360 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Grassmarket Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 42
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“Ask for a large room or you may get what we got very small”
 of 5 bubbles Lindacor69, 5 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Corner room has plenty light and good view of the street.”
  • The bathroom with some of the beautiful toiletries
  • Coffee mugs with teacakes , and jars filled with coffee tea and lumps of sugar
 of 5 bubbles rockfan1_11, 1 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Air conditioner/heating disturbing.”
 of 5 bubbles jenffive, 1 Dec 2016 | Read review
“The snug room is really snug but that is what I needed. If you do need more room there is plenty of space under the bed to store your bags. ”
 of 5 bubbles 175milicas, 30 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Do try the pub next door. Serves some excellent meals”
 of 5 bubbles burzindaruwalac, 28 Nov 2016 | Read review
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