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Grassmarket Hotel

#33 of 147 Hotels in Edinburgh
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94 - 96 Grassmarket, Edinburgh EH1 2JR, Scotland
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    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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Fort Myers, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Staff was great, breakfast good, fab location. Rooms a little small but comfortable. Would recommend if you want to explore the Royal Mile. My daughter and I found lots of stores, pubs, etc. close by.

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Blackpool
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

quirky room well thought out. liked the mugs.tea cakes an excellent treat and complimentary Clean room and compact shower room again very clean Staff very friendly and helpful. good location to castle and main areas. Enjoyed our short stay would definitely return to this hotel. only one small observation man begging right outside the entrance was a little intimidating

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Los Angeles
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I will always recommend this to ANYone who visits Edinburgh. The Good: the location is unbeatable. You are centrally located, and within feet (no joke) there are landmarks, great food and pubs. This is for people that want to stay in the culture. The staff was not just great - AMAZING. Truly. Responsive, funny, and helpful. They gave 105% every... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We spent 2 nights at the Grassmarket during the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and Tattoo which drove up the prices of all the hotels in the city but we understood that going in. The hotel is in a great location to access the castle and explore old town. There are many restaurants near by. The rooms are functional. I read other... More 

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

Good afternoon MayHus, I am happy to hear you had a stay with us during the wonderful fringe festival and that you enjoyed the close proximity to all the fantastic features of Edinburgh city centre! It's great to hear you took time and booked the correct type of room for you - we always advise looking into our comfy double/twin... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Great, great, great hotel in the middle of Edinburgh. Inexpensive, great amenities, comfortable beds, fantastic location. L-O-V-E the map wall in the room, we had so much fun with it. Nice modern bathroom, great shower. The staff are also top notch. Everyone was so sweet and considerate, you could tell they really cared about making sure we were comfortable and... More 

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

Good evening Brigid, I am ecstatic to hear that you had such a fantastic time with us! Planning your stay is certainly much easier with a big map isn't it? We love having great fun additions like that so that guests like yourselves can have fun as well as be comfortable in your environment! Thank you for complimenting our team... More 

London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is the 3rd time i've stayed at the grassmarket. Perfect location, within walking distance of everything. Comfortable quirky rooms with nice sheets and towels. Nice friendly staff. I have recommended it before and would do so again.

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

Good afternoon! Thank you for providing your feedback on your third stay with us! We love it when guests return so we can say hi again! I am happy to hear you would and have recommended us, I hope your friends do come and enjoy all we have to offer - and that they give us a direct call so... More 

Eastleigh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My family stayed at the Grassmarket hotel during August, The room has an unusual fun feel (which we loved) and was high quality. There is a very friendly atmosphere with helpful staff. Enjoyed the breakfasts which are served in the Irish bar. The hotel is situated right in the heart of Edinburgh making everything accessible within walking distance. We had... More 

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

Good afternoon! I am absolutely ecstatic to hear you had such a great time with us during this exciting festival time in Edinburgh! I am also glad my team and I made you feel so welcome with our fun and friendly atmosphere - we like to make the hotel experience as personable as possible! I hope you decide to have... More 

Brooklyn, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Different is the word I would use to describe this hotel. The location is fantastic, but the atmosphere was a bit too strange for my taste. Think hipster/hostel-like vibe. The hotel is creative, sleep quality was good (despite the bright blue light from outside), and staff was friendly.

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

Good afternoon Nicole, We like to feel we offer something different for people to enjoy, but with luxury amenities, service, high quality linen and options that hostels certainly do not provide. We certainly also appreciate that our style is not for everyone. I am very happy to hear that you enjoyed the service provided by our front of house and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great spot for seeing a lot of the main sites. Located to tons of eclectic shops with local hand made products and the obligatory tourist trinkets. Street performers outside your front door and a variety of foods will delight all tastes. Pubs line the street and live entertainment can be found close by. A great place to stay for the... More 

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

Hi AlaskaClan, Thank you for taking the time to review your recent stay with us - it's always great to hear feedback from our guests! I'm so pleased to hear you enjoyed your stay; and that you were particularly complimentary about our great location. We know we are lucky to be located right in the heart of Edinburgh's old town;... 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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