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Grassmarket Hotel

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durham UK
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33 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Our third stay here for the Fringe. Last year in particular we loved our stay but have had a few issues this time. The room on the first floor was noisier than our room at the top and we arrived to a broken loo seat and loo roll holder. Although these were fixed the next day after we complained I... More 

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Buckinghamshire
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26 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This hotel could not be better placed for exploring Edinburgh. The staff are friendly and efficient, the breakfast (in the pub next door) is very good, with plenty of choice and the rooms, though on the small side, are quirky, comfortable and immaculately clean. Though the style is very attractive it's probably a bit too minimalist to be completely practical.... More 

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

Hello MaryJane! I am happy to hear that you found our location so ideal for getting around Edinburgh, and that our team could be so efficient in helping you enjoy your time in Grassmarket to the maximum! Thank you for commending our housekeeping staff on how they keep our rooms as clean as possible - they work very hard and... More 

Rugby, United Kingdom
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Very cool hotel, rooms and lobby etc very stylish. Thoughtful and original with Iron Bru and Tunnocks tea cakes in the room, and other quirky ideas that made it interesting. Staff all very friendly but seemed a bit impersonal at times. Wouldn't advise the hotel to people after a quiet break as right outside is all the nightlife so it... More 

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

Hi Jacob! Thank you very much for taking the time to give us a Trip Advisor - we love to hear feedback! I am very happy to hear that you enjoyed the style of the room and the goodies that awaited you in the room! I'm happy to hear that you found our team friendly - and certainly we can... More 

Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The hotel is great and the room was perfect. The personnel is very friendly and helpful, the foot at breakfast and dinner was very good. The only bad thing was, that the bathroom wasn't very clean. That's it.

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

Hello Sven! I am very happy to hear that the room was perfect, and that you loved the food served in the bar! Biddys work very hard to create a good Irish dining experience that it's great to know this pays off! I will forward on the feedback to our housekeeping team - they are always looking on things to... More 

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

Excellent hotel with quirky features such as comic wall paper. Room was comfortable and clean with clear guidance on what was available in the hotel and locally. The location in the Grassmarket is ideally placed for access to the castle and Royal Mile

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

Hello Steve, Thank you very much for you five stars review of your stay with us! I am happy to hear that you enjoyed the style of the room and that it was to your liking for a good time in Edinburgh! I hope you choose to stay with us again on the back of this experience, and that you... More 

Boston, Massachusetts
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a great stay at the Grassmarket Hotel. The rooms were clean and comfortable. My only complaint about the room was that there wasn't enough space by the bathroom sink/mirror to hold toiletries. I loved the location of this hotel as well. It was near the Edinburgh Castle and Royal Mile, which proved to be great for what we... More 

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

Hi CBurd2! Thank you so much for this lovely review of your recent stay with us! We are delighted to hear that you had such a great stay with us, and that you found our rooms to be so clean and comfortable. And it's great to hear that you enjoyed our central location so much, being in the heart of... More 

London, United Kingdom
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41 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a return trip to the Grassmarket Hotel. I must have got lucky on my first visit with a relatively large room. This time my room was tiny. I am not a large person but I still managed to bump into bit of the (limited) furniture and found it difficult to manoeuvre in the bathroom. I was only staying... More 

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

Hi Joannie707! Thank you for this review of your recent stay, we really appreciate your honest feedback and are delighted that you chose to return for a second visit! It's disappointed to hear that you found the room to be too small. We do offer a selection of room sizes and recommend booking our Double/Twin rooms if you would like... More 

Macclesfield, United Kingdom
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64 reviews
23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Grassmarket hotel is in a 16th Century building but has been extensively refurbished in recent years. The bedroom we had was small but had a comfortable bed and excellent shower room. One criticism would be that the bed could only be accessed from one side, an issue for older people! Nice touches though are the daily top up of... More 

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

Hi Mike R, Thank you for taking the time to write this lovely and honest review, we really appreciate your feedback. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your visit, you certainly picked a good time to stay in Edinburgh. In the heart of the Fringe Festival we can't be beaten on location! We appreciate your feedback regarding our... More 

Germany
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I stayed in the Grassmarket hotel for two nights. Overall, I left the hotel with some dissatisfaction, due to following points: 1) before finally booking the hotel online, I had called the hotel to make sure, I can get a quite room - this was then promised to me. When I arrived, I got a room facing the main street,... More 

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

Hello 972travelprofi, Firstly I am very sorry to hear you had a bad experience with us and thank you very much for your feedback allowing us to improve. All rooms of this type - comfy doubles - are facing the wonderful views of Grassmarket, they are double glazed and soundproofed to keep noise out, so it would never be possible... More 

NH
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12 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This hotel was a great find in Edinburgh. First and foremost is the LOCATION. On Grassmarket at the bottom of Victoria St.--lots going on right there but an easy walk to most of Old Town...and even beyond if you are a walker. We booked the "comfy" size room, and it was great. Rainfall shower was super nice. It is true... More 

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

Hello Belize62! I am very happy to hear that you found us to stay in Edinburgh! We are definitely in a great place here at Grassmarket and that you enjoyed this so much. Shows really are going on on our doorstep currently for the Festival, so even more exciting than usual! It's great that through the exciting atmosphere we could... 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: $86 - $313 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Grassmarket Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 42
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