The Glasshouse, Edinburgh
(Edinburgh) 5 5 Star:
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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 444 reviews
- Sleep Quality:
Stay Date: 03/2018, BeeMass wrote this review.
We really enjoyed our stay at this boutique hotel. The outside architecture is a blend of old and new, and everything inside is completely modern with interesting spaces and views. We had a standard room and I was expecting something small, but was… See more
We really enjoyed our stay at this boutique hotel. The outside architecture is a blend of old and new, and everything inside is completely modern with interesting spaces and views. We had a standard room and I was expecting something small, but was amazed at the large size. Extremely comfortable beds. The bathroom had an amazing shower and the heated floors were incredible. Lots of places to plug in and work. The room felt brand new and clean. We had dinner in the Snug bar. Great fireplace! Breakfast in the Brasserie featured great views of Calton Hill. The hotel is an easy walking distance from Waverly train station and Old Town. Highly recommend this property! Collapse
Loved the room, not the hotel
Stay Date: 03/2018, tjeason wrote this review.
The room itself definitely met our expectations. This hotel is a little dark and more of a couples type place to stay. The beds were super comfortable. Here is what I just didn't like, the layout. We were on the bottom floor and I just found it s… See more
The room itself definitely met our expectations. This hotel is a little dark and more of a couples type place to stay. The beds were super comfortable. Here is what I just didn't like, the layout. We were on the bottom floor and I just found it super annoying to get to our room. The signage was inadequate. While trying to find our room I was wondering if this hotel would pass fire marshall inspection in US. Also, this doesn't feel at all like a Marriott. I don't think I even saw the Marriott name. I believe this must be some kind of partner hotel. I always ask for the "green service" where you get 500 points to not have your room services, the staff had never heard of it. No lounge for Platinum members. They gave me 1 voucher for a drink from the bar, seriously that annoyed me. Secondly if you want "hot food" at breakfast, that will be 5 pounds plz. Not cool. I have been Marriott Member for over 10 years and I still find the inconsistency between brands difficult to understand. This was an "8", so this voucher and hot food charge is just strange. Personally I think there are too many other hotels in the price range to stay here again. When we come back, will check out another place. Collapse
Stay Date: 03/2018, David S wrote this review.
On entering the premises we were asked by the chap greeting us if this was our first visit to the hotel and, when we confirmed this was the case, we were not only escorted to the bar area but given a tour of some of the more interesting parts of the … See more
On entering the premises we were asked by the chap greeting us if this was our first visit to the hotel and, when we confirmed this was the case, we were not only escorted to the bar area but given a tour of some of the more interesting parts of the hotel. A great start to the evening. We were there primarily to use the meal voucher given to us last Christmas by our family and, although there was only a fixed menu everything was well cooked, piping hot and very tasty. Overall a great experience. Collapse
The perfect weekend away
Stay Date: 03/2018, laurap_6x wrote this review.
I booked The Glasshouse as a weekend break away for my parents - and it was the best decision I could have made. Not only were they upgraded to an absolutely beautiful room with stunning views, but the staff also could not have been more pleasant. Fr… See more
I booked The Glasshouse as a weekend break away for my parents - and it was the best decision I could have made. Not only were they upgraded to an absolutely beautiful room with stunning views, but the staff also could not have been more pleasant. From delightfully greeting them on arrival to sharing some hints and tips for getting about the city, the staff also played a huge part on making this weekend so memorable for them. The room sounded like it was absolutely amazing. From a gigantic bed, underfloor heating, plasma TV's, huge bathtub and an impressive shower (with various setting for whatever you need) - my parents said they could have quite happily lived there and didn't want to leave! They also opted for the breakfast at the hotel, and said it was brilliant. Again, fantastic service and it was "the best breakfast" my Dad has ever had. They also advised that there was some lovely quite areas to sit and have a drink in the evening. I genuinely can't put into words how touched my parents are by The Glasshouse's kind gesture of upgrading them, and I would really like to extend my thanks for making it so special for them - they will be speaking about this for week's to come, I'm sure! Collapse
Evening of surprises
Stay Date: 03/2018, william b wrote this review.
The real star of the evening is the building itself. Four of us, who live nearby, booked in for dinner, partly to see inside this rather mysterious old former church which has kept the narrow stone traditional frontage to the street. We had also look… See more
The real star of the evening is the building itself. Four of us, who live nearby, booked in for dinner, partly to see inside this rather mysterious old former church which has kept the narrow stone traditional frontage to the street. We had also looked down from Calton Hill on the extensive flat grass roof terrace. From the attractive smart entrance hall, we were taken to a lift and were directed to level 4 ( in fact the only other choice was level 3). We were faced with a choice of 2 very long corridors extending into the far distance, and remembered that we had been told to turn right. The doors leading off were of high quality, but with no one else in sight or sound, we were starting to wonder if we had somehow got lost. Eventually we heard life ahead, and came to a brightly lit bar with comfortable seating. We were on a " package", which included a cocktail , which, after a slight delay, appeared. I had expected to be asked if I actually wanted one, or would have preferred a glass of wine instead. We then made our way down stairs to the restaurant, where we we seated in comfortable seats and a sofa. 4 courses of a set menu, soup and dessert excellent, starter ok, and the main, pork belly a little dry. Service, two waiters to the table, quite acceptable, if a little distant. Collapse
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