The Glasshouse, Edinburgh
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- 2 acre rooftop garden
- Located in Edinburgh New Town
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The Glasshouse, Edinburgh glass architecture incorporates the facade of the 150 year old Lady Glenorchy Church. A 2 acre rooftop garden, landscaped with a lawn, shrubs, and a terrace, offers views of Calton Hill. The roof garden is accessible to all guests.
All 65 guestrooms feature the clean lines of modern furniture and floor-to-ceiling windows. Suites feature spacious living areas with wooden floors. Guestroom amenities include minibars, CD players, and complimentary wireless Internet access. The private bathrooms offer bathrobes and slippers. Frette Egyptian cotton bed linens are featured. Many of the guestrooms have private terraces or street facing balconies.
The hotel includes The Snug, a self-service bar. In the summer, seating is available on the terrace. The Glasshouse, is located less than 10 blocks from some popular landmarks including The Edinburgh Playhouse Theatre, St. James shopping centre, National Gallery of Scotland, Princes Street Gardens, and St. Giles Cathedral. Edinburgh Castle is approximately 0.5 mile away. The hotel is approximately 7.4 miles from Edinburgh Airport.
Hotel Facilities & Services
- Total Rooms Number: 77
- Non-Smoking throughout the hotel
- 24 hour front desk
- Lift to all Floors
- Air Conditioned Public Areas
- Multilingual Staff
- Concierge Desk
- Tea and Coffee Making Facilities
- Air Conditioning
- Mini bar
- Room Service 24hr: Yes
- Pay Movies
- Direct Dial Telephone
- Iron/Ironing Board
- Complimentary Newspaper
- Laundry/Dry Cleaning Services
- Housekeeping (daily)
- Cable/Satellite TV channels
- Name: EDINBURGH WAVERLEY
- Distance: 0.5 mile
- Name: EDINBURGH
- Distance: 8 miles
Bar and Restaurant
Breakfast served from
- Saturday/Sunday: 07:00
- Monday to Friday: 07:00
Breakfast served to
- Saturday/Sunday: 11:00
- Monday to Friday: 11:00
- Bar in Hotel
- Restaurant in hotel
- Nearest Rail Name: Edinburgh Waverley Distance: 0.5 mile
- Nearest Airport Name: Edinburgh Distance: 8 miles
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TripAdvisor Traveller Rating
- Overall: based on 138 reviews
- Sleep Quality:
Stay Date: 02/2017, Gabi_Scott93 wrote this review.
Absolutely fantastic hotel, could not fault it. When my partner booked the hotel as a surprise he phoned the reception to make sure the booking had gone through as he used a third party and from there we had the best customer service. The lady who gr… See more
Absolutely fantastic hotel, could not fault it. When my partner booked the hotel as a surprise he phoned the reception to make sure the booking had gone through as he used a third party and from there we had the best customer service. The lady who greeted us at reception was so helpful and lovely and her colleague took the bags to the room for us. We booked a deluxe room with a view.. not much of a view but we had our own bit balcony. There is a lot of walking in the hotel it's got the longest corridors I've ever seen but honestly, start to finish was perfect and amazing location. For an evening meal we went to 'steak on stones' literally just over the road and what a beautiful meal that was. Will definitely be returning!! Thanks again to the staff Collapse
Fantastic 3 night stay
Stay Date: 02/2017, Anne T wrote this review.
My husband and I stayed here for 3 nights and we had a super time. All the staff were very friendly, helpful and very attentive. Very relaxed and comfortable hotel in a super location. Lovely roof top garden which will be fantastic in the spring… See more
My husband and I stayed here for 3 nights and we had a super time. All the staff were very friendly, helpful and very attentive. Very relaxed and comfortable hotel in a super location. Lovely roof top garden which will be fantastic in the spring and summer. We will certainly pay this hotel another visit. You can catch the tram just nearby the hotel to the Airport. My husband and I went on a round trip which was enjoyable. Collapse
Stay Date: 02/2017, Susan W wrote this review.
Centrally located hotel near the train, bus station. Also bus and trams on doorstep. Theatre next door and a variety of restaurants nearby. A lovely hotel with only around 77 rooms but a lot of them suites either on the roof top garden looking out t… See more
Centrally located hotel near the train, bus station. Also bus and trams on doorstep. Theatre next door and a variety of restaurants nearby. A lovely hotel with only around 77 rooms but a lot of them suites either on the roof top garden looking out to observatory or looking out over the front of hotel above the omni centre. Large rooms with lovely bathrooms. A lot of rooms are named after whiskys and you get a voucher for a dram of that whisky. Breakfast is served in the restaurant which has a lovely decor and overlooks the observatory. Buffet is help yourself but you can have a choice of hot food for extra £5 each which is well worth it as it is freshly cooked to order. Staff are very professional and knowledgable. They communicate well with guests and in my experience remember guests.A small snug and seating area. Dinner is served in the same restaurant and guest can save 20% of food bill. Enjoy staying here. Collapse
UNIQUE AND GREAT LOCATION
Stay Date: 09/2016, johnnnita wrote this review.
Our travel agent, who books all our international travel, including hotels, booked us at this hotel for our initial arrival/stay after spending our first week in London. We were ready to hit the ground running and this hotel fit the bill as far as l… See more
Our travel agent, who books all our international travel, including hotels, booked us at this hotel for our initial arrival/stay after spending our first week in London. We were ready to hit the ground running and this hotel fit the bill as far as location/access to many of the major tourist attractions we had on our itinerary. It's walking distance (if you don't mind walking a few major blocks and a mile or so) to Edinburgh Castle, Palace of Holyrood House, and all in between (the Royal Mile). It's even shorter distance to a few museums like the National Museum of Scotland. It's architecture and design is quite unique from the main street. We stayed there for our first three nights. Check in was fairly uneventful. The lobby is not your typical hotel registration. The "front desk" is really concierge desks. When we first arrived, we were starving and had not made any advance dinner reservations (our mistake), so we asked several of the staff where is a good "Italian" restaurant nearby. They all referred us to a restaurant directly across the street which was great. We review this restaurant in another TripAdvisor review coming up. I mention it here because it was NOT a good restaurant and therefore please take the staff's recommendations with some grain of salt. Our room (a double double) was actually quite spacious, clean, and comfortable all during our stay so we don't have any issues with the room. That said, please be prepared to perhaps take a long walk from your floor elevator to your room if it's not close by. The hotel corridors are quite long (deceptive from the exterior look) and it obviously appeals and caters to larger conference groups. That's ok as long as you don't mind the layout. It also has a wonderful rooftop garden that you must check out. We were lucky that it was on the same floor as our room. We generally had all our meals off premise so we don't have much to offer about their restaurant, other than that they do have one that serves all three meals. We did have breakfast several times there and I can say we had a very enjoyable breakfast and service. TIP: You can get a great table by the window (with a great view) if you arrive really early for breakfast (like when they first open). The tables are quite popular and it's first come first serve. Our only negative regarding the hotel (other than the front staff knowledge) was an incident involving false fire alarms. They happened several times during our stay, one being while having breakfast. Quite frankly, being frequent hotel travelers, we pretty much knew this was a "false" alarm, but we were directed to exit from our table and leave via their emergency exit. I do have to say that the staff were trained very well at this and guided us personally out the building to the front street. Sure enough, it was another false alarm. So, in summary, depending on what you want to do and where you want to visit, this hotel is not bad. The rooms are decent, the location is fabulous, but the front staff is not that well versed or professional. Collapse
Stay Date: 08/2016, louisa12342016 wrote this review.
Lovely hotel, beautiful room opening out onto patio and grassed area. Reception area small but deceptive. Great breakfast in excellent dining room. Near tram stop for easy reach of airport - scenic tram ride would recommend.
Lovely hotel, beautiful room opening out onto patio and grassed area. Reception area small but deceptive. Great breakfast in excellent dining room. Near tram stop for easy reach of airport - scenic tram ride would recommend. Collapse
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