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Grassmarket Hotel

#32 of 146 Hotels in Edinburgh
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94 - 96 Grassmarket, Edinburgh EH1 2JR, Scotland
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    4 of 5 stars
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Victoria, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Very central to Edinburg castle and all the tours and sights. VERY friendly and accommodating staff. Our room had an additional window that could not be covered to keep out sunlight, which basically never goes away in the summer...so if this will bother you, ask to not be in one of these rooms (our friends' rooms didn't have this)

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Central E, General Manager at Grassmarket Hotel, responded to this review

Hi Kathleen, Thank you so much for reviewing your recent stay with us - we really appreciate it! I'm so pleased to hear you enjoyed your stay, especially our central location - it sounds as if you made the most of this during your time in Edinburgh :-) We pride ourselves on our customer service, so it is great to... More 

Jersey, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Less than 30 quid for a night in the centre of Edinburgh Old Town...you don't expect much and in fairness the rooms aren't huge and the corridors windy, but thoughtfully decorated, great brand new shower room and you've got to love a hotel with Dandy wallpaper and a complimentary Tunnocks Teacake with your boutique in room beverages! Hats off.

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Central E, General Manager at Grassmarket Hotel, responded to this review

Hi Michael, Thank you so much for your kind review of your stay with us here in Edinburgh! I'm so pleased to hear you enjoyed your visit and the hotel exceeded your expectations :-) I hope we can welcome you back next time you are visiting the city, please keep in touch to ensure you receive the best returner rate.... More 

Hendersonville, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We spent 3 nights at the Grassmarket hotel and really enjoyed our stay! The staff was very friendly and helpful. The beds were comfortable and the bathrooms were excellent . The breakfast provided was always good, particularly the Full Irish Fry, with sausage, bacon, white pudding, and eggs. The location was great, close to the Royal Mile and Greyfriars Kirkyard.... More 

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Central E, General Manager at Grassmarket Hotel, responded to this review

Hi Deborah, Thank you so much for taking the time to review your recent stay with us here in Edinburgh; we are flattered to hear you had a 'wonderful' time with us :-) It's great to hear you found the rooms comfortable, the service friendly and our location to be excellent - we do know we are lucky to be... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We stayed here for three nights on a hot week in Edinburgh. The room we had was on the small side but was perfect for us and had air conditioning, tv, tea/coffee and good wardrobe space. It's quite niche and ideal for short stays in a phenomenal area of the old town with lots of restaurants, bars and attractions nearby,... More 

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Ipoh, Malaysia
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Merit points: 1. You can get hop-on hop-off bus just in front of the hotel. 2. Many of restaurant near by. 3. Near to the railway station, Edinburgh Castle, Royal Mile, etc. 4. Hotel provide the heater to dry the clothes in bathroom. Demerit points: 1. No room slippers are provided in the room, have to bring it by your... More 

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Central E, General Manager at Grassmarket Hotel, responded to this review

Good evening, Thank you very much for providing such a nice account of your stay with us! I am glad that our central location proved so useful for you, and I hope you come back to stay with us in Edinburgh again soon! Please remember to be in touch directly when you choose to come visit Scotland again, and we... More 

Vancouver, British Columbia
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We were booked at this hotel as a deal from Flight centre. Looking back, the deal doesn't seem like a deal anymore as the rate per night was ridiculously high for what you get. Although the rooms are styled really cool, (the wallpaper is from a comic book), they were super cramped. There was little to no space for me... More 

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Central E, General Manager at Grassmarket Hotel, responded to this review

Good evening, We always encourage guests to book directly to ensure that we provide the most suitable room for customers - as booking through third party agents can often lead astray. Our own personal reception team always offer great advice on which room would be best for a guest's stay and keep everybody happy! Certainly some of our rooms are... More 

Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This hotel is steps from Edinburgh Castle and many good restaurants. The staff was very friendly, and gave great restaurant suggestions. The room was very quiet and the beds were comfortable. Very nice!

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Central E, General Manager at Grassmarket Hotel, responded to this review

Good evening! Thank you very much for offering such a nice review of your stay! We always love to hear how people have enjoyed their stay - and to hear yours was such an excellent experience makes us very happy! Please be in touch with us if you require a comfy bed in the centre of Edinburgh again! All the... More 

Sheffield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Would recommend The Grassmarket without hesitation. Was up in Edinburgh for a friends wedding and staying at The Grassmarket was the icing on the cake. Spacious, quiet room on the 4th floor and beautiful bathroom with fun toiletries (nice touch) requested iron which was brought to the room v quickly. Loved the fresh coffee and teas available in the room.... More 

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Central E, General Manager at Grassmarket Hotel, responded to this review

Good afternoon Julia, I am very happy to hear that you would recommend us when it comes to staying in Edinburgh! We try to ensure to provide the best of services for every one of our amazing guests and I am glad the swiftness of fetching the ironing board made a notable difference! I am incredibly happy you enjoyed the... More 

Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The twin room + bathroom was modern and clean: much spacier than I had expected and the location was excellent, right next to lots of bars. The staff was young, worked very hard and took great care of us!

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Central E, General Manager at Grassmarket Hotel, responded to this review

Good afternoon! I am very happy that you enjoyed staying in one of our comfy rooms - always useful to book the double/twin directly so that we can ensure the experience is great from the start! I'm glad you appreciated all of the hard work that goes into our hotel - it's a pleasure to provide the work so that... More 

Brisbane, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

If you are looking for a hotel with a difference, this is the one for you. Quirky with all necessary for a great stay! We were a family of four staying in a quad room with a total of seven bags and there was still enough room to move around comfortably

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Central E, General Manager at Grassmarket Hotel, responded to this review

Good afternoon Annette, I am very grateful that you let us know how much you enjoyed your stay! I hope you let us provide you with bag moving service up to your room and down from your room - we always want to help our guests' stays as much as possible and it always makes a difference when you don't... More 

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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-flavored 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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