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Grassmarket Hotel

#30 of 146 Hotels in Edinburgh
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94 - 96 Grassmarket, Edinburgh EH1 2JR, Scotland
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Relaxed atmosphere which we prefer. Great location as we could walk everywhere. Nothing to fault at all about the room. The shower room could do with a shelf or two to stash toiletries. Superb Irish breakfast.

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

Good evening Joy, Great to hear you enjoyed our relaxed atmosphere - we find it much easier to have a nice wee chat through a hotel stay rather than a regiment of details! I am also very happy that you enjoyed your stay with us so much - I hope that you come back and stay with us again, so... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My partner and I stayed here on out first visit to Edinburgh. When I booked the room I didn't see the difference between the "comfy" and "cosy" double rooms and apparently I had booked the cosy double. As my partner and I are both quite tall I had put a note in to ask that we have a room with... More 

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

Good afternoon Lauren, It is fantastic to hear we were able to cater to your particular needs for your stay - we understand when guests accidentally book the wrong type of room and will always try our best to help with honest mistakes! We are ecstatic that you both had such a great time with us and we hope you... More 

Cardiff, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
10 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Stayed here for one night during a business trip. The young lady at check in was very welcoming at set the tone for this lovely, unique hotel. My room had a strong Beano and Dandy theme, which transported me back to my younger days. The room wasn't huge but we'll equiped, beautifuly decorated and had some lovely touches. The bathroom... More 

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

Good afternoon, I am very happy to hear our reception team could be so welcoming and that this could help you enjoy your stay! I am also glad you enjoyed the theme of the rooms - it is great to offer something different! I'm sorry to hear you did not enjoy the breakfast - it is often enjoyed by our... More 

Portland, Oregon
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5 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I stayed at Grassmarket Hotel as a solo traveler for 4 days in April. I intended to stay only 2 nights, but loved Edinburgh so much that I booked two more nights! The first two nights I stayed in the 'cosy' room. It is a small room, but that's as advertised. Very clean and comfortable, tv's in the rooms as... More 

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

Good morning! Thank you for providing such excellent feedback on your stay with us! It is always nice to help out our guests who decide to stay longer with us and an upgrade at the same price is the least we could do to help your stay in Edinburgh along! I am happy to hear the staff were so welcoming... More 

Richmond, United Kingdom
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18 hotel reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Lovely stay room very clean well equipped with towels,shampoo,shower gel. Tunocks tea cakes and teas on your arrival. Staff very helpful and able to leave bags on arrival and dept which was very helpful. Had breakfast across the road at Graze on Grass Recommend to all.

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

Good morning Bev, It makes me very happy to hear that you had such an amazing time with us! We love to provide a very welcoming and thorough service throughout your stay and being able to relax through the city while we look after bags is certainly part of that! I hope this all means you will think of us... More 

Brussels, Belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Very good location, attentive service, quiet, modern and clean room. The breakfast is of very good quality. However, some critisism as regards the room: there is no telephone in the room, why? Why is the warm water supply not working correctly?

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

Good morning Alec, I am glad to hear you have had a definite positive experience with us during your time in Edinburgh this May. The lack of telephones in the rooms is explained by the fact that we much prefer a face-to-face approach to communication and find it helps us understand and help as best as we can with any... More 

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3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

A last minute booking in a very nice small and tidy room the small little touches such as a street map as the wallpaper. The bathroom was nice and large and plenty of clean towels. The location is great.

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

Good morning Billy, I am glad you enjoyed your last minute booking with us - and that the room was to your liking! We try our best to provide the best service in a great location, and it sounds like we achieved that with you. If there comes another time you are in Edinburgh and need to book last minute,... More 

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7 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Nice hotel in agrees location. Quirky features add to this hotel with all mode cons available in the room along with free wifi for guests. Definitely stay here again. Hotel is 6 min walk from the castle and 4 mins from the royal mile. Attached to the bar next door which offers food and a good nightlife. All staff were... More 

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

Good morning Liam, I am very glad to hear you had such a great stay with us and that you enjoyed all the free features we provide in the hotel! Biddy Mulligans is very much an added perk for guests - with live music every night it really is one of the gems of the Grassmarket! We hope we can... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Absolutely fantastic!! Great location, not far to the castle a 10/15 min walk. Loved this hotel very clean, loved the grid map on the wall great touch very helpful. staff were very helpful and breakfast at Biddy's was tops. Spoilt for choice for places to eat and drink.

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

Good evening Julie! Thank you very much for the amazing feedback you have provided for us! We love being so close to the castle too and I'm glad our staff could be so helpful as you enjoyed your time with us in Edinburgh! We hope you are back in Edinburgh again and I hope you choose to stay with us... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We stayed for 2 nights in May. The location is fantastic and the hotel staff are friendly. We were fortunate enough to have a room upgrade and it was massive! Loved the decor and the quirky feel of the hotel. The hallways could do with a bit of an upgrade, but all in all, a brilliant hotel if you're visiting... More 

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

Hello Anna, Thank you for providing such nice and productive feedback - we are happy to offer upgrades every so often as a nice surprise for our lovely guests, although it is rare we are able to do so. We are constantly trying to improve our offering, so thank you for your support in providing feedback on our hallways. We... More 

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