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 232 reviews
- Sleep Quality:
Nice hotel, too many stairs
Stay Date: 06/2017, mrosewhite wrote this review.
This hotel is in a good location, you can catch the tram from the airport and it will drop you off almost right in front of the hotel. One thing you should note is that our room was on the first floor and in order to get to it we had to take the ele… See more
This hotel is in a good location, you can catch the tram from the airport and it will drop you off almost right in front of the hotel. One thing you should note is that our room was on the first floor and in order to get to it we had to take the elevator to the third floor and walk down two flights of steps. There is no elevator that would take us directly to our floor. The bell man was great about getting our luggage to our room and from our room upon our departure however if you are a person that has difficulty with stairs I caution you about this hotel. The room was nice, it was a good size however there were no drawers so no place to put ones clothes. There was a small hanging closet with a couple of shelves but with two people staying in that room that was absolutely not enough room for both of us. I basically lived out of my suitcase and would have liked to empty it out and re-organize it upon my departure. But that was not feasible. The air conditioning was fantastic and the curtains perfectly blocked out the light making sleeping very comfortable. Collapse
Good stay, but odd layout!
Stay Date: 06/2017, PotterMoose wrote this review.
There was a very impressive entrance through a church facade and a friendly reception. We had booked a suite and got number 55, Glen Moray. It was a large room with a huge balcony overlooking the city from the top floor. There was a king-size bed, so… See more
There was a very impressive entrance through a church facade and a friendly reception. We had booked a suite and got number 55, Glen Moray. It was a large room with a huge balcony overlooking the city from the top floor. There was a king-size bed, sofas and chairs, a fridge with complimentary water, soft drinks, crisps and chocolate (replaced daily), a kettle, a wardrobe and drawers and a TV which swivelled round so it could be viewed from either the sofa or the bed. There were no sockets by the bed, but one within reach of one side with a long lead, and the lights could only be turned off from one side of the bed. The air conditioning was not working and it was very warm on the first night. The wifi was quite slow, and we reverted back to 4G. The turn down service turns the bed down, swivels the TV and closes the curtains, but doesn't tidy towels, empty bins - or leave a chocolate! There was a large bathroom with a bath, separate shower, Aromatherapy Associates toiletries, a fabulous heated floor and twin wash bowls in an area just outside the bathroom, opposite the wardrobe, which led to a lot of clashing doors! However, no night lights or magnifying mirror. We were given a letter for two complimentary drinks in the Snug Bar and we had two whiskies to match the room. We also ate in the Snug Bar on our first night as we were late arriving: we had maple bacon steak and fish and chips, which were OK, but nothing special: service was very friendly, if a bit slow. However, our room was actually directly off the Snug Bar: the Receptionist who showed us to our room said don't worry, it closes at 11pm, but the literature in the room said 1am. It was a bit noisy on the first night, as there was a small loud group in the bar, but it was OK the second night. But seriously, who puts rooms directly off a bar? The rooftop garden is lovely and offers great views over to Leith, but again, I imagine can get a bit noisy if there is an event in the garden. The location, just off one end of Princes Street, is fantastic and it is very close to the tram terminus. Collapse
Is this really Autograph Collection?
Stay Date: 06/2017, Roge R wrote this review.
We didn't know the hotel and reviews on Booking.com said location was great (it is indeed). But it as an Autograph Collection by Marriott, so we thought it had to be good. Well... it is not. Not worth the GBP 300 a night, that's for sure. First, i… See more
We didn't know the hotel and reviews on Booking.com said location was great (it is indeed). But it as an Autograph Collection by Marriott, so we thought it had to be good. Well... it is not. Not worth the GBP 300 a night, that's for sure. First, it is dirty. The gray carpet on the corridor has very little tolerance for pieces of paper that have been sitting in front of our door since we arrived, 3 nights ago. Second, it lacks attention to details. For example, lights in the bathroom are simply bad (try to have your wife complaining she can't see a thing when trying to put make up and you'll understand what I'm saying. Third, the hotel is just a bed and a bathroom. Forget any kind of amenities. Forget a lounge or a nice bar. Nada. But if you plan to sleep in a hotel that does not offer much more than that, better bring your ear plugs. We've been here for 3 nights. 3 parties in a row next to our room. First, it was a Bank of America Merrill Lynch convention, and It sounded like Jordan Belfort, The Wolf of Wall Street was partying here. Then the Alumni Association of the University of Edinburgh decided it was their turn to party outside my window. And tonight we were surprised with a wedding. A heavy metal couple decided to get married under the sound of Venon - Sixty Gates to Hell just outside the same window. I measured over 90db between 5pm and midnight. They just don't get tired of it!!!! If you want to stay in this hotel, be sure you don't pay what we paid (it is a rip-off) and try to get invited to the parties. It will make your stay less traumatic. So much for Marriott's Autograph Collection! Collapse
Great stay at The Glasshouse
Stay Date: 06/2017, lynchtlcl wrote this review.
We took a quick side trip from Ireland to Edinburgh on Ryan Air because everyone kept telling us how great it was. I planned to use my Marriott points to get the 4 of us a room, but unfortunately the double doubles were all sold out and I had to get … See more
We took a quick side trip from Ireland to Edinburgh on Ryan Air because everyone kept telling us how great it was. I planned to use my Marriott points to get the 4 of us a room, but unfortunately the double doubles were all sold out and I had to get 2 rooms. It worked out well for the boys( 2, 18 yr olds) to have their own space but it sure drained a lot of points:( The location was perfect and as a Platinum member I was upgraded to Garden View rooms and allowed complimentary welcome drinks, both making for a pleasant arrival. The views from the garden are spectacular, overlooking the ruins, and old chapel, and the sea!(photos attached) The location is perfectly situated close to both old and new town and is a quick £20-£25 taxi ride from the airport. Collapse
Stylish Hotel in a good location
Stay Date: 06/2017, BruffytheCurrySlayer wrote this review.
We stayed at this hotel for a long weekend (Friday through to Monday). Firstly we flew up from Birmingham and the tram from the airport terminates about 50 yards from the hotel, so you can't go wrong! It cost us £8.50 each for a return ticket on the… See more
We stayed at this hotel for a long weekend (Friday through to Monday). Firstly we flew up from Birmingham and the tram from the airport terminates about 50 yards from the hotel, so you can't go wrong! It cost us £8.50 each for a return ticket on the tram. The hotel staff are very friendly and the quality of the hotel is of a high standard. We slept very well and didn't hear any noise despite the hotel being above a cinema, bar and restaurant complex below us. It took us about 30 minutes to walk to the old town area, and at the time of this review they were doing major redevelopment work up the road. This affects the traffic more than pedestrians. The hotel has an outside garden area on the 3rd floor, and a lovely bar area referred to as the "snug". Overall a lovely stay for both of us on our first visit to Edinburgh. We will be back again! Collapse
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