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

Free Wi-Fi in rooms

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
  • Free off-site parking
  • 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

  • Free Wi-Fi in rooms
  • 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. 

Pets

  • Pets are not allowed.

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
    2000 ft
Airports
  • Turnhouse (EDI)
    6.4 mi
  • Dundee (DND)
    35.5 mi
Train Stations
  • Edinburgh Waverley station
    2000 ft
  • Bus stop
    700 ft
Restaurants
  • Namaste Kathmandu (cuisine: Indian, Nepali)
    1100 ft
  • Gurkha Cafe & Restaurant (cuisine: Asian)
    1400 ft
Parks
  • Princes Street Gardens
    1400 ft
  • The Meadows
    2000 ft
Ski areas
  • Midlothian Ski Centre
    2800 ft
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

Standard Twin Room
Bed type: Twin beds or Double bed or 2 Single beds
Size: 140 sq. feet
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Quadruple Room
Bed type: Sleeping arrangements for 4 persons
Size: 230 sq. feet
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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
    2000 ft
Airports
  • Turnhouse (EDI)
    6.4 mi
  • Dundee (DND)
    35.5 mi
Train Stations
  • Edinburgh Waverley station
    2000 ft
  • Bus stop
    700 ft
Restaurants
  • Namaste Kathmandu (cuisine: Indian, Nepali)
    1100 ft
  • Gurkha Cafe & Restaurant (cuisine: Asian)
    1400 ft
Parks
  • Princes Street Gardens
    1400 ft
  • The Meadows
    2000 ft
Ski areas
  • Midlothian Ski Centre
    2800 ft
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 Location

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What's nearby

Tourist attractions

  • Witchery Tours - 400 ft
  • Edinburgh Castle - 400 ft
  • John Murray Archive - 400 ft
  • Macdonald Framing - 400 ft
  • camera obscura and world of illusions - 400 ft
  • Local Heroes Exhibition - 400 ft
  • Holyrood House - 700 ft

Popular areas

Places of interest

  • The Scotch Whisky Experience - 400 ft
  • The Cadies & Witchery Tours - 400 ft
  • James' Court - 400 ft
  • Armstrong's - 400 ft
  • Scottish Genealogy Society & Family History Centre - 400 ft
  • Tron Kirk - 400 ft
  • Old Grassmarket Well - 400 ft
  • Camera Obscura - 400 ft
  • Central Library - 400 ft
  • Gladstone's Land - 400 ft
  • National Library of Scotland - 400 ft
  • Tollbooth Of St. John's Kirk - 400 ft
  • Geoffrey (Tailor) Weaving Mill - 400 ft
  • Greyfriar's Bobby Statue - 700 ft

Shopping areas

  • Armstrong's - 400 ft

Museums

  • The Writers Museum - 400 ft
  • Scotch Whisky Heritage Center - 400 ft
  • The Scotch Whisky Heritage Centre - 400 ft

Local attractions

  • Holyrood Park - 1.0 mi
    Holyrood Park Road, Edinburgh
  • Royal Botanic Garden - 1.3 mi
    The Garden, Edinburgh
  • St. Giles Cathedral - 1.3 mi
    Royal Mile, Edinburgh
  • Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art One - 1.2 mi
    75 Belford Road, Edinburgh
  • Inverleith Park - 1.3 mi
    Arboretum Pl, Edinburgh

Near the hotel

  • Camera Obscura and World of Illusions - 400 ft
    Castlehill, Edinburgh
  • The Scotch Whisky Experience - 300 ft
    354 Castlehill, Edinburgh
  • Castle Rock - 300 ft
    EdinburghScotland
  • George IV Bridge - 700 ft
    Bank Street and Candlemaker Row, Edinburgh
  • National Museum of Scotland - 600 ft
    Chambers Street, Edinburgh
  • Old Town - 400 ft
    EdinburghScotland
  • Writers' Museum - 700 ft
    Lady Stair's Close, Edinburgh

Restaurants nearby

  • Namaste Kathmandu - 1100 ft

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

    78% likes this, based on 97 reviews
    Cuisine: Indian, Nepali
    Price Range: USD 33 - USD 41

  • Castle Terrace - 1600 ft

    Address: 33-35 Castle Terrace

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

  • Blackfriars - 2000 ft

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

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

  • Gurkha Cafe & Restaurant - 1400 ft

    Address: 25-27 Cockburn Street
    Phone: 01312252832

    84% likes this, based on 395 reviews
    Cuisine: Asian
    Price Range: USD 9 - USD 24

  • Dubh Prais - 1900 ft

    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
    2000 ft
Airports
  • Turnhouse (EDI)
    6.4 mi
  • Dundee (DND)
    35.5 mi
Train Stations
  • Edinburgh Waverley station
    2000 ft
  • Bus stop
    700 ft
Restaurants
  • Namaste Kathmandu (cuisine: Indian, Nepali)
    1100 ft
  • Gurkha Cafe & Restaurant (cuisine: Asian)
    1400 ft
Parks
  • Princes Street Gardens
    1400 ft
  • The Meadows
    2000 ft
Ski areas
  • Midlothian Ski Centre
    2800 ft
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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