The Grassmarket Hotel - Edinburgh

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

 Free Wi-Fi

Free Wi-Fi in public areas

 24-Hour

24-hour reception

 Breakfast

Continental breakfast

 Food/Drinks

Restaurant

Bar/Lounge

 Meeting facilities

Business center

 No Smoking

Non-smoking rooms

 Child-friendly

Cribs/Baby cots

 Pets

No pets allowed

Overview

The excellent 3-star Grassmarket Hotel is set in a central area minutes away from Holyrood Park, Royal Botanic Garden and Holyrood Abbey. The hotel's medieval building set in the center of Edinburgh was completely refurbished in 2004.

The property boasts a great location minutes away from Edinburgh Waverley train station. National Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh Castle and Scott Monument in Edinburgh are located nearby.

Restaurants and pubs are only a few steps from the hotel.

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

Rooms

The hotel offers 44 non-smoking rooms equipped with a minibar, individual climate control, plasma TV, Wi-Fi and satellite TV and featuring a splendid view over the city. The rooms are furnished with contemporary light wood furniture.

Eat

In the morning a full Scottish breakfast is served at the breakfast room. A fine selection of Irish dishes is served at the specialty restaurant. Guests can savor coffee and tea in the theme bar.

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

Services

Corporate travelers can use internet access and an overhead projector available on site.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for free.

Guest Parking

No parking available.

Number of rooms:   44.

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Facilities

General

  • Free Wi-Fi in public areas
  • Free off-site parking
  • Late check-in/-out
  • 24-hour reception
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Allergy-free rooms
  • Children are welcome
  • 24-hour security
  • Safe deposit box
  • Smoke detectors
  • No pets allowed
  • Souvenir shop
  • Luggage storage
  • Elevator
  • Rooms/Facilities for disabled

Services

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

Dining facilities

  • Paid breakfast
  • Continental breakfast
  • Breakfast room
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Coffee/Tea in lobby

Meeting facilities

  • Business center

Children's facilities

  • Cribs/Baby cots

Leisure facilities

  • Animation

Room view

  • City view

Room facilities

  • Free Wi-Fi in rooms
  • In-room air conditioning
  • Central heating
  • Mini-Bar
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Dressing area
  • Rollaway/Extra bed
  • Wardrobe
  • Ironing facilities
  • In-room desk
  • Mirror

Bathroom

  • Private bathroom
  • Bath/Shower
  • Room toiletries
  • Hair dryer

Kitchen facilities

  • Electric kettle

Media

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable/Satellite television
  • Sound docking station
  • 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

  • Maximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 

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Hotel Address:

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

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City Center
  • Edinburgh
    2000 ft
Airports
  • Turnhouse (EDI)
    6.4 mi
  • Dundee (DND)
    35.5 mi
Train Stations
  • Edinburgh Waverley station
    2000 ft
  • Bus stop
    700 ft
Restaurants
  • Namaste Kathmandu (cuisine: Indian, Nepali)
    1100 ft
  • Gurkha Cafe & Restaurant (cuisine: Asian)
    1400 ft
Parks
  • Princes Street Gardens
    1400 ft
  • The Meadows
    2000 ft
Ski areas
  • Midlothian Ski Centre
    2800 ft
Hotel information
  • Check-In:
    from  2 pm
  • Check-Out:
    until  11 am
  • Number of rooms:
    44

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Rooms and availability

The Grassmarket Hotel Single Room
Single Room
Bed type: Double Bed or Twin beds or 2 Single beds
Size: 140 sq. feet
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  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Air conditioning
  • Private bathroom
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The room with private bathroom offers a Single bed, dressing table, mirror and moderate decorations.

Room facilities
    The Grassmarket Hotel Double Room
    Double Room
    Bed type: Double Bed or Twin beds or 2 Single beds
    Size: 140 sq. feet
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    • Free Wi-Fi
    • Air conditioning
    • Private bathroom
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    The room with private bathroom offers a Double bed, dressing table, mirror and moderate decorations.

    Room facilities
      The Grassmarket Hotel Twin Room
      Twin Room
      Bed type: Double Bed or Twin beds or 2 Single beds
      Size: 140 sq. feet
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      • Free Wi-Fi
      • Air conditioning
      • Private bathroom
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      The room with separate bathroom offers two Single beds, dressing table, mirror and moderate decorations.

      Room facilities
        The Grassmarket Hotel Triple Room
        Triple Room
        Bed type: Triple or 3 Single beds
        Size: 220 sq. feet
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        • Air conditioning
        • Private bathroom
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        The room with separate bathroom offers per your choice a Double bed and a Single bed, or three Single beds, dressing table, mirror and moderate decorations.

        Room facilities

          How to reach hotel

          hotel The Grassmarket Hotel - Edinburgh Edinburgh location
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          Hotel Address:

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

          Get directions
          City Center
          • Edinburgh
            2000 ft
          Airports
          • Turnhouse (EDI)
            6.4 mi
          • Dundee (DND)
            35.5 mi
          Train Stations
          • Edinburgh Waverley station
            2000 ft
          • Bus stop
            700 ft
          Restaurants
          • Namaste Kathmandu (cuisine: Indian, Nepali)
            1100 ft
          • Gurkha Cafe & Restaurant (cuisine: Asian)
            1400 ft
          Parks
          • Princes Street Gardens
            1400 ft
          • The Meadows
            2000 ft
          Ski areas
          • Midlothian Ski Centre
            2800 ft
          Hotel information
          • Check-In:
            from  2 pm
          • Check-Out:
            until  11 am
          • Number of rooms:
            44

          Hotel Awards

          UKHOTEL AWARDSRecommendedEdinburghThe Grassmarket Hotel

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          What's nearby

          Tourist attractions

          Places of interest

          • James' Court - 400 ft
          • The Cadies & Witchery Tours - 400 ft
          • Tron Kirk - 400 ft
          • Old Grassmarket Well - 400 ft
          • Scottish Genealogy Society & Family History Centre - 400 ft
          • Tollbooth Of St. John's Kirk - 400 ft
          • Camera Obscura - 400 ft
          • Geoffrey (Tailor) Weaving Mill - 400 ft
          • Gladstone's Land - 400 ft
          • Magdalen Chapel - 700 ft
          • Greyfriar's Bobby Statue - 700 ft
          • Netherbow Wellhead - 700 ft
          • Greyfriars Tolbooth & Highland Kirk - 700 ft
          • The High Kirk Of St. Giles - 700 ft

          Shopping areas

          • Armstrong's - 400 ft

          Museums

          • The Scotch Whisky Heritage Centre - 400 ft
          • The Writers Museum - 400 ft
          • City Art Centre - 700 ft
          • Royal Museum - 1000 ft

          Local Attractions

          • Holyrood Park - 1.0 mi
            Holyrood Park Road, Edinburgh
          • Royal Botanic Garden - 1.3 mi
            The Garden, Edinburgh
          • St. Giles Cathedral - 1.3 mi
            Royal Mile, Edinburgh
          • Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art One - 1.2 mi
            75 Belford Road, Edinburgh
          • Inverleith Park - 1.3 mi
            Arboretum Pl, Edinburgh

          Near the hotel

          • Camera Obscura and World of Illusions - 400 ft
            Castlehill, Edinburgh
          • The Scotch Whisky Experience - 300 ft
            354 Castlehill, Edinburgh
          • Castle Rock - 300 ft
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          • George IV Bridge - 700 ft
            Bank Street and Candlemaker Row, Edinburgh
          • National Museum of Scotland - 600 ft
            Chambers Street, Edinburgh
          • Old Town - 400 ft
            EdinburghScotland
          • Writers' Museum - 700 ft
            Lady Stair's Close, Edinburgh

          Restaurants Nearby

          • Namaste Kathmandu - 1100 ft

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

            78% likes this, based on 97 reviews
            Cuisine: Indian, Nepali
            Price Range: USD 33 - USD 41

          • Castle Terrace - 1600 ft

            Address: 33-35 Castle Terrace

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

          • Blackfriars - 2000 ft

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

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

          • Gurkha Cafe & Restaurant - 1400 ft

            Address: 25-27 Cockburn Street
            Phone: 01312252832

            84% likes this, based on 395 reviews
            Cuisine: Asian
            Price Range: USD 9 - USD 24

          • Dubh Prais - 1900 ft

            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 rooms:
            44

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          The Grassmarket Hotel Reviews

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          Individual 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 The Grassmarket Hotel - Edinburgh Edinburgh location
          Show big map »

          Hotel Address:

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

          Get directions
          City Center
          • Edinburgh
            2000 ft
          Airports
          • Turnhouse (EDI)
            6.4 mi
          • Dundee (DND)
            35.5 mi
          Train Stations
          • Edinburgh Waverley station
            2000 ft
          • Bus stop
            700 ft
          Restaurants
          • Namaste Kathmandu (cuisine: Indian, Nepali)
            1100 ft
          • Gurkha Cafe & Restaurant (cuisine: Asian)
            1400 ft
          Parks
          • Princes Street Gardens
            1400 ft
          • The Meadows
            2000 ft
          Ski areas
          • Midlothian Ski Centre
            2800 ft
          Hotel information
          • Check-In:
            from  2 pm
          • Check-Out:
            until  11 am
          • Number of rooms:
            44

          Hotel Awards

          UKHOTEL AWARDSRecommendedEdinburghThe Grassmarket Hotel

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

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