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Grassmarket Hotel

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This hotel would be ideal if you intend to spend the vast majority of your stay outside of the hotel, as the room's are extremely small. This is possibly my own fault as I didn't do a lot of research, but I think for the price they are bordering on inconveniently small. However the decor and style of the room... More 

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

Good evening Lucy, Thank you very much for providing your feedback on your stay with us - I am happy to hear that you enjoyed the location we have, alongside the tea/coffees on offer and decor! Certainly we have smaller rooms and larger rooms, and we understand that there are people not looking for each of our rooms types, which... More 

Dublin, Ireland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Grass market hotel is in great location for any occasion in edinburagh it close to bar and restaurant Staff are great food in bar was nice,only problem I found was one key to a room was messy when there's three or more in room

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

Hi Denis C! Thank you for taking the time to write this review of your recent stay with us, we really appreciate your feedback. We are delighted that you enjoyed our location, with a strip of bars leading from the Cowgate straight down the Grassmarket it's certainly the perfect place for a stag weekend! I will be sure to pass... More 

Perth, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I stayed in May 2016 (had a hiccup in my review). This hotel is well located in the historic part while not too far from the bridge to the other side to do shopping. / restaurants......The windows are double glazed to reduce the street noise. The bathroom is compact but works well. Room size is good. (You don't spend much... More 

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

Hi CWGSpeth! Thank you so much for taking the time to leave this great review of your stay with us, I'm sure other guests will find it helpful! It's fab to hear that you loved our central location, with the Castle and the Royal Mile right on our doorstep there really is no better place to stay in the heart... More 

Oslo, Norway
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5 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Stayed here twice - and will stay here again. The rooms are small, the corridors narrow. But the location is superb - just off Royal mile and the castle. Cool rooms - cartoonwalls, nice bathrooms. OK beds. Windows to open. Like the ambience- modern, easygoing. A bit upmarked backpacker-feel. Direct accsess from reseption to good pub. Several OK pubs and... More 

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

Good afternoon Anne-Grethe, I am very happy to hear that you have enjoyed both of your stay with us! I am also happy to hear you enjoyed the style of the hotel and the location so close to the castle! I do hope you get a chance to stay with us again following your most appreciated positive review! Please remember... More 

Epsom, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a room that had to be reached via a lift, followed by some stairs up & down, followed by a corridor, and then a dingy staircase up another floor. No offer of help with suitcases. The room was rather dark, & it was very annoying that there was no bedside table on 1 side of the bed. Great... More 

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

Good afternoon Georgina, Thank you very much for leaving your feedback for us - I have shared this with my team in a view to improve upon several points directly within our control. We have various types of rooms, and it is unfortunate you did not seem to find the one for you. Safe travels, Chris and The Grassmarket Hotel... More 

London, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

First point - the size of the room. A friend and I shared a "comfy" twin room - as opposed to a "snug" set up. It was pretty small as it was, but whilst waiting in reception on two separate occasions on our two night trip, I heard couples who had booked into the "snug" doubles complaining and cancelling their... More 

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

Good evening, Thank you for taking the time to be in touch with us, and for making it so comprehensive so we know what we can work on. We certainly do have a variation in room sizes, which sometimes gets people confused as to what they had booked - it is always best to book directly with our hotel team... More 

Erskine, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Booked through Expedia last minute getting a good deal for the hotel working out at only £140 a night for the hotel (Saturday/Sunday nights). The location of the hotel is fantastic and in my opinion one of the best things about it! The rooms were nice and clean although absolutely tiny, (Although in fairness I knew this would be the... More 

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

Good evening, I am very happy to hear that you had such a good time, and that you enjoyed the location we are in so much! I am glad that the room was well suited to your purpose while spending time in Edinburgh. It sounds like you had a very enjoyable time, and I am very happy to hear that... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Went to Edinburgh with two pre teen children. Loved the quirky atmosphere of the room. Fantastic shower - much appreciated after walking about town in 20+ degrees. Breakfast next door in Biddy Mulligans pub - porridge was lovely and selection of fruit or hearty cooked breakfast.We had a second floor street facing room which didnt prove too noisy and the... More 

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

Good afternoon Patricia! I am very happy to hear that you had an enjoyable time and that you could find respite with your young children after being out in sunny Scotland! It is fantastic that you enjoyed the overall feel of Edinburgh and the Grassmarket - I hope this experience means you would like to stay with us again next... More 

Saxmundham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Some of the reviews suggesting it can be noisy worried me, so I asked for a high room and they allocated one. We were on the 3rd floor and weren't really disturbed by the lively bars at the front of the hotel. Could hardly hear them, just the faint rumble of car tyres on the old cobbled streets. The hotel... More 

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

Good evening! I am so happy that we were able to live up to your request! We definitely do our best to achieve this! Thank you so much for your very conscientious feedback of your time with us - the more detail for our future guests the better! We certainly have air temperature control in each of the rooms as... More 

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Old Town
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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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The newly refurbished Grassmarket Hotel is the perfect choice for work and play, and is centrally located only a 2 minute walk from the famous Royal Mile, 10 minute walk from the Edinburgh International Conference Centre and moments from the best attractions Edinburgh has to offer including Edinburgh Castle and the historic Royal Mile. If you like to unwind after a hard day in quirky stylish surroundings, you won’t be disappointed. Our designs bring a distinctive and fresh flavour to the Edinburgh hotel market whilst incorporating traditional Scottish twists, with a few surprises along the way! The hotel has newly refurbished guestrooms, ranging from cosy (single room), comfy (standard twin/double) and comfy plus (triple or 4 singles) all complete with rainfall style showers. Can’t cope without your iPod? Pop it in our dock & kick back in sound proofed rooms. Each bedroom has a large flat screen plasma TV. Oh and if that wasn’t enough to keep you occupied, we also have free Wi-Fi. New to the city? All rooms have wall sized magnetic map that will point you in the right direction and air conditioning as standard. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Grassmarket Hotel

Address: 94-96 Grassmarket, Edinburgh EH1 2JR, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Edinburgh > Old Town
Price Range: $85 - $293 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Grassmarket Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 42
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