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Grassmarket Hotel

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Dublin Centre
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32 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Location of hotel is excellent. Price-wise it is expensive (€213 per room per night without breakfast) but most hotels in Edinburgh are. We checked into Room 401 initially which was a very small twin room. The bathroom was literally two feet away from the bed, with a frosted glass door that did not lock. Hence, no privacy whatsoever. I complained... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

And proper coffee, need I say more!The room was small but perfect for what we needed. Clean, bright and the bed was ridiculously comfy. The hotel was in the perfect area of the city for friends or couples. Loved the decor and the shower was great.

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

Hi Hannah R! Wow, thank you for this amazing 5 star review! It sounds like you had a great stay and we are so pleased that you enjoyed some of our favourite features like our rainfall showers and comfy beds! Our location is perfect for visiting the whole city in a few days so its fab to hear that you... More 

Yorktown, Virginia
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19 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Many reviews used this word to describe the hotel and I agree. Centrally located near Edinburgh Castle, rooms were comfortable and the Scottish breakfast in the attached pub was a great start to the two days we were in Edinburgh. Grassmarket area has many pubs and Victoria Street has some outstanding shops. Recommend spending 2 days in Edinburgh to see... More 

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

Hi jayharper2016! Thank you so much for this fab five star review - we really appreciate your positive feedback! We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed our quirky and unique design but still found our rooms to be so comfortable! And it's great to hear that you made the most of our central location by visiting all the traditional... More 

Torquay, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

My 2nd visit to Edinburgh and this is the best hotel. Excellent service from checking in to leaving. Staff so friendly and polite. The room was very comfortable and with a view of the castle too! Will stay here again !

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Thank dianahG5343NL
64manager, Manager at Grassmarket Hotel, responded to this review

Good Morning dianahG5343NL, Thank you so much for this top notch 5 star review - we are delighted to hear such positive feedback! It's lovely that you have chosen to return to stay with us for a second time and that you plan to do so again in the future! And I'm sure our reception team will be delighted with... More 

Manchester, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My sister and I stayed one night on a short visit to Edinburgh for a concert. The location is superb, walking distance to the Castle, Royal Mile etc. Taxis readily available outside the hotel if needed. Staff very friendly and helpful, room lovely if a little small, lovely bathroom. The lift only goes to the 1st floor and we were... More 

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

Hi 688la! Thank you so much for this lovely review - we really appreciate your positive feedback! We certainly are in a "superb" location - with all the best attractions within walking distance we're the perfect pitt stop for exploring the whole city! And we are delighted to hear that you found our team to be so friendly and helpful... More 

Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It was a welcoming and fun place to stay, we enjoyed the friendly notices and the great map on the wall. The staff were helpful and the location was marvellous. The breakfast is tasty and varied and good for vegetarians too.

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

Hi rachelz769! Thank you for taking the time to write to us about your recent stay - we really appreciate your feedback. We are so pleased that you enjoyed our quirky and fun design and that you found our team to be helpful during your stay! And your lovely comments about our breakfast in Biddy Mulligans will certainly be passed... More 

New York City, New York
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great location- convenient to wonderful cafes, bus and train depot, castle... - room was small but adequate - tea cakes daily were a real treat after a long day sightseeing.Noise reducing windows worked well Staff was helpful - room had the basics which was all we needed for our stay

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

Hi 667anng! Thank you so much for this great 5 star review, we really appreciate you taking the time to review your stay with us. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your stay and that you found our reception team to be so helpful. The Tunnocks Teacakes are one of our favourites too , perfect with a cup... More 

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3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I stay here 5 days. And my friend and me try 4 people room, tripple room, twin room and single room. I feel the tripple room that is the best. The area is big. And the bed is quite comfortable. The room design is also quite good. Give us happy and very enjoy. The hotel has lift. But need take... More 

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

Hi Viving1212! Thank you so much for taking the time to write this lovely review about your recent stay with us. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed so many different types of rooms we have to offer and that you found the rooms to be so comfortable! We would love to have you stay with us again, remember... More 

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103 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Just like the title of the review states, this is a super compact hotel with equally zipped up rooms! But the location is the highlight of the place and a great value for money property. LOCATION: Fantastic location in the heart of Grassmarket sorrounded by historic pubs, bars, restaurants and nightlife! THE ROOM: I stayed in the standard double room... More 

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

Hi Prasanna V, Thank you for taking the time to write this review - we really appreciate your feedback! We are very lucky to have such a central location with amazing history, its great to hear that this was one of the highlights of your time here. We really appreciate your honest review, I'm sure future guests will find it... More 

Englewood, Colorado
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This hotel has a lot of character with a lot of twists and turns in the halls. I have never stayed anywhere quite like it. the room we were in was very small, but I believe they have some bigger ones. The staff is awesome. There is a pub on site with good food, however on weekend nights, it gets... More 

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

Hi billandbrenda2016! Thank you so much for taking the time to write this top notch 5 star review. We are delighted that you enjoyed the quirky and unique design of our hotel and that you found our staff to be friendly! Your comments will be passed onto the rest of the team. And it's great to hear that you visited... 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: $107 - $339 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Grassmarket Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 42
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