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 278 reviews
- Sleep Quality:
Dine with a view
Stay Date: 08/2017, Anne R wrote this review.
Dined at the Observatory restaurant . Warmly welcomed in the Hotel and escorted to the restaurant which is on the top level of the Hotel. There are great views and a roof top garden . The whole if the Hotel has the wow factor, The Restaurant was quie… See more
Dined at the Observatory restaurant . Warmly welcomed in the Hotel and escorted to the restaurant which is on the top level of the Hotel. There are great views and a roof top garden . The whole if the Hotel has the wow factor, The Restaurant was quiet, but the Service excellent without being intrusive . The food was very very good! Amuse Bouche-smoked salmon, unexpected addition. Starter of Mackeral ceviche and pink grapefruit interesting and delicious , the fresh flavours complemented each other. My main was a Salmon Scotch egg, again different, perfectly cooked and tasty. My Husband had local lamb which he said was very good. No room for dessert, but coffee served with tasty chocolates . A very nice touch was complimentary aperitif for my Husbands birthday. This is a restaurant which should be full , both for food and ambience. Thank you for a lovely evening Collapse
Stay Date: 08/2017, Amy R wrote this review.
I will start off with the good points about this hotel.. my partner and I stayed in the laphroiag suit and it was absolutely stunning! Very spacious, great facilities and on the whole faultless. The few members of staff that I came across were lovely… See more
I will start off with the good points about this hotel.. my partner and I stayed in the laphroiag suit and it was absolutely stunning! Very spacious, great facilities and on the whole faultless. The few members of staff that I came across were lovely (especially the Canadian receptionist). The location of the hotel was great - Directly next door to the playhouse Where we had booked a show on the first night. Now to the not so good points.. as we were shown to our suit, the lovely receptionist mentioned earlier brought us an ashtray to use outside on our table and chairs. We had been in our room for about 2 hours then went to our show. When we arrived back to the room, the ashtray had been taken away and was never replaced. We also found that the cleaners were not very thorough. We had sandwiches when we got back to the room on the first night and the box was still on the table when we left two days later. I have never stayed in a hotel where they would leave rubbish in a room and we feel that this is not very professional. The last bad point about the hotel is the room service. We decided to order some lunch before we went out to the fringe. On the phone to reception ordering a sandwich, the man asked if we would like white or brown bread, we asked for white. He then repeated the order back and said brown bread (no problem there, everyone makes mistakes) so we corrected him. We also ordered a latte and a double espresso. When the food arrived, the sandwich was on brown bread and there were no coffees. I mentioned to the man that we ordered coffees too and he said he would go and get them. He came back a little while later with filter coffee. I feel that all of these things are below standard for a 5 star hotel like the glasshouse. Collapse
Stay Date: 08/2017, hitimes2 wrote this review.
Very comfortable. Quiet. A bit of a trek to get out onto street as elevator in strange position. Was quite a wait to get room well over check in time. But otherwise very nice. Very handy to the main tourist spots of Edinburgh.
Very comfortable. Quiet. A bit of a trek to get out onto street as elevator in strange position. Was quite a wait to get room well over check in time. But otherwise very nice. Very handy to the main tourist spots of Edinburgh. Collapse
Great location, FANTASTIC STAFF!!
Stay Date: 08/2017, Ghost4314 wrote this review.
Great location, within walking distance of just about anything be it the Fringe, Tattoo or just a stroll about town. Room: Bed is comfortable with loads of pillows! A small fridge with refreshments is provided, snacks in the middle portion, a coffe… See more
Great location, within walking distance of just about anything be it the Fringe, Tattoo or just a stroll about town. Room: Bed is comfortable with loads of pillows! A small fridge with refreshments is provided, snacks in the middle portion, a coffee maker, kettle (end opposite fridge). A small desk along with a table and chairs are provided (same with the balcony area outside). Door to the balcony make be opened either fully or partially to allow fresh air. Air conditioning and a small fan are also provided as well as an umbrella, ironing board and iron and flat screen television. Bathroom has a bath and shower, with a small wash basin and amenities (the usual, including a hair dryer located in the drawer below the television in the bedroom). Glass door closets with interior lighting activated by door position. More hangars are needed (only six or so provided). Four large drawers provided for clothing storage. Parking is a bit of a challenge as you have to pass the hotel, turn left at the second light, go down the hill and enter "QPark" which is for the venue next door. Several dining venues are next door, along with pubs. Hertz is across the street as is a Tesco Express. PLENTY OF OPTIONS AVAILABLE! Staff have been FANTASTIC from arrival to departure!! Thanks, Gang!!! Collapse
Stunning stay at Cute Boutique Hotel
Stay Date: 03/2017, Tamara F wrote this review.
My family I came to Scotland in March and selected this hotel. I loved the hotel. It is unique. We got upgraded to a very cool room with an awesome balcony view of the the square. The rooms were very nice. I really appreciated the heated bathroom f… See more
My family I came to Scotland in March and selected this hotel. I loved the hotel. It is unique. We got upgraded to a very cool room with an awesome balcony view of the the square. The rooms were very nice. I really appreciated the heated bathroom floors. Great sized showers and bathtubs. The staff were really nice and made some awesome resturant recommendations. The location is easy and next door is a theater and several restaurants. I really liked the rooms and such an awesome view. I would definitely stay here again. The orientation of the hotel is a little different as you go up the elevator to the rooms and the resturant and other amenities are in the center. If you get a room by the bar, just note you may hear them at night. I think this a cute little gem of a hotel that is different from the ordinary run of the mill hotel. I enjoyed it and appreciated the statuss upgrade. Also, thought the property was nice for the price. Collapse
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