Grassmarket Hotel - Edinburgh

94-96 Grassmarket, Edinburgh, United Kingdom, EH1 2JR  show map
 3 stars
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Grassmarket Hotel - Edinburgh

Wi-Fi
Parking

No parking

Luggage storage
24-hour

Late check-in

24-hour reception

24-hour room service

24-hour security

Food/ Drinks

Bar/ Lounge area

Restaurant

Coffee/Tea in lobby

Cafe

Coffee shop

Laundry
TV

Flat-screen TV

Elevator

Overview

The excellent Grassmarket Hotel lies in a vibrant area of Edinburgh. Founded in 1920, the hotel underwent a renovation in 2004.

The property is notable for the ideal location a 5-minute walk from Edinburgh Waverley train station and offers an access to Palace of Holyrood House and Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art One. The venue is 1 km away from the city center.

Nearby points of interest include a palace, a museum and a gallery.

Grassmarket Hotel lies within 15 minutes’ drive to Turnhouse airport.

Rooms

Grassmarket Hotel provides 45 guestrooms appointed with a laptop-compatible safe, central heating, a telephone, climate control and complimentary Wi-Fi for a pleasant stay in Edinburgh. Some of the fashionable rooms enjoy a view of the castle. They also feature en suite bathrooms fitted with a shower, a bathtub and towels.

Eat & Drink

The restaurant serves Irish dishes. Guests can savor tea and coffee in the sports bar. Offering various dining options, Castle Terrace and Namaste Kathmandu are about 5-minute walk away.

You can start your day with a full english breakfast, which costs GBP 10 per person per night. 

Services

The hotel offers an elevator, a safety deposit box and a news stand along with computers, a fax and a business centre to respond to the needs of all guests.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for free.

Guest Parking

No parking available.

Number of floors:   4.  Number of rooms:   45.

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Facilities

General

  • Non-smoking property
  • Wi-Fi
  • No parking
  • Safe deposit box
  • 24-hour reception
  • Late check-in
  • Express check-in/ -out
  • No pets allowed
  • Rooms/ Facilities for disabled
  • Wheelchair access
  • 24-hour security
  • Children are welcome
  • Luggage storage
  • Allergy-free rooms
  • Elevator
  • Gift/Newsstand
  • Bicycle storage
  • Coffee shop
  • Smoke detectors

Services

  • 24-hour room service
  • Car rental
  • Bicycle rental
  • Laundry
  • Dry cleaning
  • Tours/Ticket assistance
  • Wake up service
  • Shops/Commercial services
  • Bell staff/Porter

Dining facilities

  • Paid breakfast
  • Restaurant
  • Cafe
  • Bar/ Lounge area
  • Coffee/Tea in lobby

Meeting facilities

  • Business center
  • Business services
  • Computer rental

Children's facilities

  • Cribs/ Baby cots

Leisure facilities

  • Animation team

Room facilities

  • In-room air conditioning
  • Central heating
  • Dressing area
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Bottled water
  • In-room desk
  • Ironing facilities
  • Rollaway beds

Bathroom

  • Private bathroom
  • Shared bathroom
  • Steam shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Room toiletries

Self-catering

  • Electric kettle

Media

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable/ Satellite television
  • Paid movies/Video
  • Direct dial telephone
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor

Policies

Check-in

  • from  2 pm

Check-out

  • until  11 am

Children and extra beds

  • All children under the age of 2 may stay free of charge when using existing bedding. 

Pets

  • Pets are not allowed.

How to reach hotel

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Hotel Address:

94-96 Grassmarket, Edinburgh, United Kingdom, EH1 2JR

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City Center
  • Edinburgh
    600 m
Airports
  • Turnhouse (EDI)
    10.3 km
  • Dundee (DND)
    57.1 km
Train Stations
  • Edinburgh Waverley station
    600 m
  • Bus stop
    200 m
Restaurants
  • Namaste Kathmandu (cuisine: Indian, Nepali)
    310 m
  • Gurkha Cafe & Restaurant (cuisine: Asian)
    410 m
Parks
  • Princes Street Gardens
    420 m
  • The Meadows
    580 m
Ski areas
  • Midlothian Ski Centre
    840 m
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  2 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  11 am
  • Number of floors:
    4
  • Number of rooms:
    45

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Rooms and availability

Grassmarket photos Room
Standard Twin Room
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    2 Single beds, 2 Single beds, 1 Double bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Shower
    • Air conditioning
    • + More
  • General:Work desk
  • Ironing facilities
  • Dressing area
  • Laptop safe box
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels
  • Toilet
  • Bedding:Linen
  • Dining:Electric kettle
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • Wake up service
  • iPod docking station
Room Description:

Non Refundable TWIN STANDARD

Grassmarket photos Room
Quadruple Room
  • Max occupancy:

    4 persons

  • Bed type:

    Sleeping arrangements for 4 persons

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Air conditioning
    • + More
  • General:Work desk
  • Ironing facilities
  • Dressing area
  • Laptop safe box
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels
  • Toilet
  • Bedding:Linen
  • Dining:Electric kettle
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • Wake up service
  • iPod docking station
Room Description:

Standard|Quadruple Room

Grassmarket Location

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What's nearby

Tourist attractions

  • Witchery Tours100 m
  • Edinburgh Castle100 m
  • John Murray Archive100 m
  • Macdonald Framing100 m
  • camera obscura and world of illusions100 m
  • Local Heroes Exhibition100 m
  • Holyrood House200 m

Popular areas

  • Royal Mile100 m

Places of interest

  • The Scotch Whisky Experience100 m
  • The Cadies & Witchery Tours100 m
  • James' Court100 m
  • Armstrong's100 m
  • Scottish Genealogy Society & Family History Centre100 m
  • Tron Kirk100 m
  • Old Grassmarket Well100 m
  • Camera Obscura100 m
  • Central Library100 m
  • Gladstone's Land100 m
  • National Library of Scotland100 m
  • Tollbooth Of St. John's Kirk100 m
  • Geoffrey (Tailor) Weaving Mill100 m
  • Greyfriar's Bobby Statue200 m

Shopping areas

  • Armstrong's100 m

Museums

  • The Writers Museum100 m
  • Scotch Whisky Heritage Center100 m
  • The Scotch Whisky Heritage Centre100 m

Local attractions

  • Holyrood Park1.6 km
    Holyrood Park Road, Edinburgh
  • Royal Botanic Garden2.1 km
    The Garden, Edinburgh
  • St. Giles Cathedral2.2 km
    Royal Mile, Edinburgh
  • Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art One1.9 km
    75 Belford Road, Edinburgh
  • Inverleith Park2.1 km
    Arboretum Pl, Edinburgh

Near the hotel

  • Camera Obscura and World of Illusions110 m
    Castlehill, Edinburgh
  • The Scotch Whisky Experience90 m
    354 Castlehill, Edinburgh
  • Castle Rock80 m
    EdinburghScotland
  • George IV Bridge200 m
    Bank Street and Candlemaker Row, Edinburgh
  • National Museum of Scotland170 m
    Chambers Street, Edinburgh
  • Old Town110 m
    EdinburghScotland
  • Writers' Museum190 m
    Lady Stair's Close, Edinburgh

Restaurants nearby

  • Namaste Kathmandu310 m

    Address: 17-19 Forest Road
    Phone: +44 (0)131 220 2273

    78% likes this, based on 97 reviews
    Cuisine: Indian, Nepali
    Price Range: CAD 40 - CAD 50

  • Castle Terrace470 m

    Address: 33-35 Castle Terrace

    85% likes this, based on 907 reviews
    Cuisine: Scottish

  • Blackfriars590 m

    Address: 57-61 Blackfriars St
    Phone: +(44)0131 558 8684

    73% likes this, based on 73 reviews
    Cuisine: British

  • Gurkha Cafe & Restaurant410 m

    Address: 25-27 Cockburn Street
    Phone: 01312252832

    84% likes this, based on 395 reviews
    Cuisine: Asian
    Price Range: CAD 11 - CAD 29

  • Dubh Prais560 m

    Address: 123B High Street
    Phone: 0-131 557 5732

    79% likes this, based on 434 reviews
    Cuisine: Scottish

Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  2 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  11 am
  • Number of floors:
    4
  • Number of rooms:
    45

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Grassmarket Reviews

Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Grassmarket

Average guest rating

7.0out of 10
Very good
Based on 303 reviews

Guest reviews

  • Couple
    4.6

    To be honest the only thing that we like about this hotel was the location.

    The hotel I think for the money is not worth it, the thermostat in the shower was faulty and you had to keep checking it so that you didn't get burnt. the room was very small for two people, no remote control for the television. The hotel said it had satelite but we only had channels 1-5. Wish we had paid a bit more and stayed else where.

  • Group of friends
    9.2

    Basic but pleasant hotel in perfect location

  • Single
    3.8

    Handy for the castle.

    The hotel is next to and above the Irish bar, which has live music on most nights, sometimes to 1.00am. It's very noisy and not suitable for families with children. Breakfast is taken in the bar, which smells of drink from the previous evening. With VAT and breakfast, a room rate of 84 pounds is way over the top for the standard received.

  • Single
    4.2

    Tv did not work. Very overpriced have stayed at much better in Edinburgh for less. Budget for hen and stag do's really. Local area is half tacky and full or urine and vomit. One of the few places left to book as had to go to Edinburgh on short notice. Would not go near the place again.

  • Family with children
    4.4

    The location was close to Castle/Royal Mile/Prince's street.

    The girl on the reception didn't even get up out of her seat on our arrival. She was glued to her computer! The place was shabby and unloved. The entrance was dirty and uninviting. A homeless person sat out on the entrance all the time we were there asking for our money. The whole place could do with some love and attention. It is very, very noisy at night!!!

  • Single
    7.0

    The Grassmarket area was where I needed to be in Edinburgh. It was a 2 star hotel and I knew that in advance. It served my purpose well for the two days I spent there. Grassmarket area is also a very historic part of the city and the hotel was right there amonsgt the history.

    I have no complaints about the hotel.

  • Group of friends
    6.2

    The pub down stairs

    The key booking in and out system

  • Older travelers
    6.6

    Great location

    Television not prepared for switchover to digital - ie didnt work toilet/shower was not as clean as it could have been hotel generally a bit run down very noisy with lively bar next door seemingly attached to hotel reception

  • Group of friends
    7.8

    Edinburgh Castle Edinburgh museum, great restaurants and pubs in and around the Grass market, had a really great stay in Edinburgh, I'll love to visit it again..

  • Group of friends
    5.8

    closeness to the castle and surrounding area

    old facilities

  • Older travelers
    3.2

    Room very shabby , was asked to pay on arrival felt like criminal. Hotel entrance dirty , carpets worn and torn throughout

  • Older travelers
    3.8

    Location is good, close to High Street and the Castle.

    Absurd price for what the hotel offers. Hallways and rooms are dark, dirty, smelly and old. Carpet floor is dirty and teared by use. Stay away from this hotel unless, like us, you had no other choice. The worst cost/benefit in whole Scotland. No breakfast included. Keep off ! Your health is in danger in this slum, I mean hotel.

  • Single
    7.4

    Central location, good choice of pubs / restaurants nearby

    TV channels were very limited

  • Single
    7.4

    Conveniently located, value for money, clean, en suite facilities. Tea and biscuits very welcome. Plenty of clean towels.

    Room 312: overstocked with beds so difficult to get to phone and window curtain.(revise layout?) Bathroom light switch difficult to find (put a notice and arrow on wall?) No soap tablet in bathroom (sachet inconvenient and unsuitable for several normal hand and face washes) also very poor lighting in corridor by room making it extremely difficult to see keyhole and determine which way up the key should be entered.

  • Single
    8.8

    the hotel was very functional, i was staying one night only and very tired after a long journey. i needed a bed.

How to reach hotel

hotel Grassmarket Hotel - Edinburgh Edinburgh location
Show big map »

Hotel Address:

94-96 Grassmarket, Edinburgh, United Kingdom, EH1 2JR

Get directions
City Center
  • Edinburgh
    600 m
Airports
  • Turnhouse (EDI)
    10.3 km
  • Dundee (DND)
    57.1 km
Train Stations
  • Edinburgh Waverley station
    600 m
  • Bus stop
    200 m
Restaurants
  • Namaste Kathmandu (cuisine: Indian, Nepali)
    310 m
  • Gurkha Cafe & Restaurant (cuisine: Asian)
    410 m
Parks
  • Princes Street Gardens
    420 m
  • The Meadows
    580 m
Ski areas
  • Midlothian Ski Centre
    840 m
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  2 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  11 am
  • Number of floors:
    4
  • Number of rooms:
    45

Hotel Awards

UKHOTEL AWARDSRecommendedEdinburghGrassmarket

According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as
Hotels Recommended by Guests in United Kingdom

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