Grassmarket Hotel - Edinburgh

94-96 Grassmarket, Edinburgh, United Kingdom, EH1 2JR  show map
 3 stars
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Grassmarket Hotel - Edinburgh

Free Wi-Fi
Parking

No parking

Luggage storage
24-hour

Late check-in

24-hour reception

24-hour room service

24-hour security

Food/ Drinks

Bar/ Lounge area

Restaurant

Coffee/Tea in lobby

Cafe

Coffee shop

Laundry
TV

Flat-screen TV

Elevator

Overview

The 3-star Grassmarket Hotel is situated in the center of Edinburgh. The hotel occupies 4 floors and was renovated in 2004.

Offering ideal setting in Edinburgh just near a bus stop, Grassmarket Hotel provides an easy access to Edinburgh Zoo, Holyrood Abbey and Parliament House. There are bars, restaurants and pubs in the area.

A market, stores and shops are minutes away from the hotel.

Turnhouse airport can be reached in 15 minutes by car from Grassmarket Hotel.

Rooms

The hotel comprises 42 modern rooms featuring standard décor, a laptop-size safe, central heating, direct dial telephone, climate control and complimentary wireless internet as well as an electric kettle, a stove and coffee/tea makers. Guests will appreciate a splendid view of the castle from their rooms. Bathrooms come with a shower, a bathtub and towels.

Eat & Drink

A fine selection of Irish dishes is served at the specialty restaurant. Gurkha Cafe & Restaurant and Namaste Kathmandu are located within 350 meters away.

You can start your day with a full english breakfast, which costs GBP 10 per person per night. 

Services

The hotel offers computers, a fax and a business centre together with friendly staff.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for free.

Guest Parking

No parking available.

Number of floors:   4.  Number of rooms:   45.

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Facilities

General

  • Non-smoking property
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • No parking
  • Safe deposit box
  • 24-hour reception
  • Late check-in
  • Express check-in/ -out
  • No pets allowed
  • Rooms/ Facilities for disabled
  • Wheelchair access
  • 24-hour security
  • Children are welcome
  • Luggage storage
  • Allergy-free rooms
  • Elevator
  • Gift/Newsstand
  • Bicycle storage
  • Coffee shop
  • Smoke detectors

Services

  • 24-hour room service
  • Car rental
  • Bicycle rental
  • Laundry
  • Dry cleaning
  • Tours/Ticket assistance
  • Shops/Commercial services
  • Bell staff/Porter

Dining facilities

  • Paid breakfast
  • Restaurant
  • Cafe
  • Bar/ Lounge area
  • Coffee/Tea in lobby

Meeting facilities

  • Business center
  • Business services
  • Computer rental

Children's facilities

  • Cribs available

Leisure facilities

  • Animation team

Room facilities

  • In-room air conditioning
  • Central heating
  • Dressing area
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Bottled water
  • In-room desk
  • Ironing facilities
  • Rollaway beds

Bathroom

  • Private bathroom
  • Shared bathroom
  • Steam shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Room toiletries

Media

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable/ Satellite television
  • Paid movies/Video
  • Direct dial telephone
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor

Policies

Check-in

  • from  2 pm

Check-out

  • until  11 am

Children and extra beds

  • All children under the age of 2 may stay free of charge when using existing bedding. 
  • There are no extra beds provided in a room. 

How to reach hotel

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Hotel Address:

94-96 Grassmarket, Edinburgh, United Kingdom, EH1 2JR

Get directions
City Center
  • Edinburgh
    600 m
Airports
  • Turnhouse (EDI)
    10.3 km
  • Dundee (DND)
    57.1 km
Train Stations
  • Edinburgh Waverley station
    600 m
  • Bus stop
    200 m
Restaurants
  • Namaste Kathmandu (cuisine: Indian, Nepali)
    310 m
  • Gurkha Cafe & Restaurant (cuisine: Asian)
    410 m
Parks
  • Princes Street Gardens
    420 m
  • The Meadows
    580 m
Ski areas
  • Midlothian Ski Centre
    840 m
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  2 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  11 am
  • Number of floors:
    4
  • Number of rooms:
    45

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Rooms and availability

Grassmarket photos Room
Double or Twin Room
Bed type: Double bed
Size: 18 m²
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  • Air conditioning
  • Shower
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A double or twin room can be requested at time of booking.

Room facilities
    Grassmarket photos Room
    Quadruple Room
    Bed type: 1 Single bed
    Size: 21 m²
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    • Air conditioning
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    A flat-screen plasma TV and an en suite bathroom with rain shower are featured in this room.

    Room facilities
      Grassmarket photos Room
      Single Room
      Bed type: 1 Single bed
      Size: 8 m²
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      • Air conditioning
      • Shower
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      A flat-screen plasma TV and an en suite bathroom with rain shower are featured in these rooms.

      Room facilities
        Grassmarket photos Room
        Double Room
        Bed type: Double bed
        Size: 9 m²
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        • Air conditioning
        • Shower
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        A flat-screen plasma TV, free Wi-Fi and an en suite bathroom with rain shower are featured in these rooms.

        Room facilities
          Grassmarket photos Room
          Double or Twin Room
          Bed type: 2 Single beds
          Size: 13 m²
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          • Air conditioning
          • Shower
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          A flat-screen plasma TV and an en suite bathroom with rain shower are featured in these rooms.

          Room facilities
            Grassmarket photos Room
            Triple Room
            Bed type: 3 Single beds
            Size: 20 m²
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            • Air conditioning
            • Shower
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            A flat-screen plasma TV and an en suite bathroom with rain shower are featured in these rooms.

            Room facilities

              How to reach hotel

              hotel Grassmarket Hotel - Edinburgh Edinburgh location
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              Hotel Address:

              94-96 Grassmarket, Edinburgh, United Kingdom, EH1 2JR

              Get directions
              City Center
              • Edinburgh
                600 m
              Airports
              • Turnhouse (EDI)
                10.3 km
              • Dundee (DND)
                57.1 km
              Train Stations
              • Edinburgh Waverley station
                600 m
              • Bus stop
                200 m
              Restaurants
              • Namaste Kathmandu (cuisine: Indian, Nepali)
                310 m
              • Gurkha Cafe & Restaurant (cuisine: Asian)
                410 m
              Parks
              • Princes Street Gardens
                420 m
              • The Meadows
                580 m
              Ski areas
              • Midlothian Ski Centre
                840 m
              Hotel information
              • Check-in:
                from  2 pm
              • Check-out:
                until  11 am
              • Number of floors:
                4
              • Number of rooms:
                45

              Hotel Awards

              UKHOTEL AWARDSRecommendedEdinburghGrassmarket

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              What's nearby

              Tourist attractions

              • Witchery Tours - 100 m
              • Edinburgh Castle - 100 m
              • John Murray Archive - 100 m
              • Macdonald Framing - 100 m
              • camera obscura and world of illusions - 100 m
              • Local Heroes Exhibition - 100 m
              • Holyrood House - 200 m

              Popular areas

              Places of interest

              • The Scotch Whisky Experience - 100 m
              • The Cadies & Witchery Tours - 100 m
              • James' Court - 100 m
              • Armstrong's - 100 m
              • Scottish Genealogy Society & Family History Centre - 100 m
              • Tron Kirk - 100 m
              • Old Grassmarket Well - 100 m
              • Camera Obscura - 100 m
              • Central Library - 100 m
              • Gladstone's Land - 100 m
              • National Library of Scotland - 100 m
              • Tollbooth Of St. John's Kirk - 100 m
              • Geoffrey (Tailor) Weaving Mill - 100 m
              • Greyfriar's Bobby Statue - 200 m

              Shopping areas

              • Armstrong's - 100 m

              Museums

              • The Writers Museum - 100 m
              • Scotch Whisky Heritage Center - 100 m
              • The Scotch Whisky Heritage Centre - 100 m

              Local attractions

              • Holyrood Park - 1.6 km
                Holyrood Park Road, Edinburgh
              • Royal Botanic Garden - 2.1 km
                The Garden, Edinburgh
              • St. Giles Cathedral - 2.2 km
                Royal Mile, Edinburgh
              • Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art One - 1.9 km
                75 Belford Road, Edinburgh
              • Inverleith Park - 2.1 km
                Arboretum Pl, Edinburgh

              Near the hotel

              • Camera Obscura and World of Illusions - 110 m
                Castlehill, Edinburgh
              • The Scotch Whisky Experience - 90 m
                354 Castlehill, Edinburgh
              • Castle Rock - 80 m
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              • George IV Bridge - 200 m
                Bank Street and Candlemaker Row, Edinburgh
              • National Museum of Scotland - 170 m
                Chambers Street, Edinburgh
              • Old Town - 110 m
                EdinburghScotland
              • Writers' Museum - 190 m
                Lady Stair's Close, Edinburgh

              Restaurants nearby

              • Namaste Kathmandu - 310 m

                Address: 17-19 Forest Road
                Phone: +44 (0)131 220 2273

                78% likes this, based on 97 reviews
                Cuisine: Indian, Nepali
                Price Range: GBP 25 - GBP 31

              • Castle Terrace - 470 m

                Address: 33-35 Castle Terrace

                85% likes this, based on 907 reviews
                Cuisine: Scottish

              • Blackfriars - 590 m

                Address: 57-61 Blackfriars St
                Phone: +(44)0131 558 8684

                73% likes this, based on 73 reviews
                Cuisine: British

              • Gurkha Cafe & Restaurant - 410 m

                Address: 25-27 Cockburn Street
                Phone: 01312252832

                84% likes this, based on 395 reviews
                Cuisine: Asian
                Price Range: GBP 7 - GBP 18

              • Dubh Prais - 560 m

                Address: 123B High Street
                Phone: 0-131 557 5732

                79% likes this, based on 434 reviews
                Cuisine: Scottish

              Hotel information
              • Check-in:
                from  2 pm
              • Check-out:
                until  11 am
              • Number of floors:
                4
              • Number of rooms:
                45

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              Grassmarket Reviews

              Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Grassmarket

              Average guest rating

              7.0out of 10
              Very good
              Based on 303 reviews

              Guest reviews

              • Couple
                4.6

                To be honest the only thing that we like about this hotel was the location.

                The hotel I think for the money is not worth it, the thermostat in the shower was faulty and you had to keep checking it so that you didn't get burnt. the room was very small for two people, no remote control for the television. The hotel said it had satelite but we only had channels 1-5. Wish we had paid a bit more and stayed else where.

              • Group of friends
                9.2

                Basic but pleasant hotel in perfect location

              • Single
                3.8

                Handy for the castle.

                The hotel is next to and above the Irish bar, which has live music on most nights, sometimes to 1.00am. It's very noisy and not suitable for families with children. Breakfast is taken in the bar, which smells of drink from the previous evening. With VAT and breakfast, a room rate of 84 pounds is way over the top for the standard received.

              • Single
                4.2

                Tv did not work. Very overpriced have stayed at much better in Edinburgh for less. Budget for hen and stag do's really. Local area is half tacky and full or urine and vomit. One of the few places left to book as had to go to Edinburgh on short notice. Would not go near the place again.

              • Family with children
                4.4

                The location was close to Castle/Royal Mile/Prince's street.

                The girl on the reception didn't even get up out of her seat on our arrival. She was glued to her computer! The place was shabby and unloved. The entrance was dirty and uninviting. A homeless person sat out on the entrance all the time we were there asking for our money. The whole place could do with some love and attention. It is very, very noisy at night!!!

              • Single
                7.0

                The Grassmarket area was where I needed to be in Edinburgh. It was a 2 star hotel and I knew that in advance. It served my purpose well for the two days I spent there. Grassmarket area is also a very historic part of the city and the hotel was right there amonsgt the history.

                I have no complaints about the hotel.

              • Group of friends
                6.2

                The pub down stairs

                The key booking in and out system

              • Older travelers
                6.6

                Great location

                Television not prepared for switchover to digital - ie didnt work toilet/shower was not as clean as it could have been hotel generally a bit run down very noisy with lively bar next door seemingly attached to hotel reception

              • Group of friends
                7.8

                Edinburgh Castle Edinburgh museum, great restaurants and pubs in and around the Grass market, had a really great stay in Edinburgh, I'll love to visit it again..

              • Group of friends
                5.8

                closeness to the castle and surrounding area

                old facilities

              • Older travelers
                3.2

                Room very shabby , was asked to pay on arrival felt like criminal. Hotel entrance dirty , carpets worn and torn throughout

              • Older travelers
                3.8

                Location is good, close to High Street and the Castle.

                Absurd price for what the hotel offers. Hallways and rooms are dark, dirty, smelly and old. Carpet floor is dirty and teared by use. Stay away from this hotel unless, like us, you had no other choice. The worst cost/benefit in whole Scotland. No breakfast included. Keep off ! Your health is in danger in this slum, I mean hotel.

              • Single
                7.4

                Central location, good choice of pubs / restaurants nearby

                TV channels were very limited

              • Single
                7.4

                Conveniently located, value for money, clean, en suite facilities. Tea and biscuits very welcome. Plenty of clean towels.

                Room 312: overstocked with beds so difficult to get to phone and window curtain.(revise layout?) Bathroom light switch difficult to find (put a notice and arrow on wall?) No soap tablet in bathroom (sachet inconvenient and unsuitable for several normal hand and face washes) also very poor lighting in corridor by room making it extremely difficult to see keyhole and determine which way up the key should be entered.

              • Single
                8.8

                the hotel was very functional, i was staying one night only and very tired after a long journey. i needed a bed.

              How to reach hotel

              hotel Grassmarket Hotel - Edinburgh Edinburgh location
              Show big map »

              Hotel Address:

              94-96 Grassmarket, Edinburgh, United Kingdom, EH1 2JR

              Get directions
              City Center
              • Edinburgh
                600 m
              Airports
              • Turnhouse (EDI)
                10.3 km
              • Dundee (DND)
                57.1 km
              Train Stations
              • Edinburgh Waverley station
                600 m
              • Bus stop
                200 m
              Restaurants
              • Namaste Kathmandu (cuisine: Indian, Nepali)
                310 m
              • Gurkha Cafe & Restaurant (cuisine: Asian)
                410 m
              Parks
              • Princes Street Gardens
                420 m
              • The Meadows
                580 m
              Ski areas
              • Midlothian Ski Centre
                840 m
              Hotel information
              • Check-in:
                from  2 pm
              • Check-out:
                until  11 am
              • Number of floors:
                4
              • Number of rooms:
                45

              Hotel Awards

              UKHOTEL AWARDSRecommendedEdinburghGrassmarket

              According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as
              Hotels Recommended by Guests in United Kingdom

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