The Glasshouse, Edinburgh
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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
- Complimentary Newspaper
- Iron/Ironing Board
- 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 1172 reviews
- Sleep Quality:
Beautiful hotel, bad service
Stay Date: 10/2016, lib1972 wrote this review.
Stayed here recently and it has the wow factor rooms and suites were amazing our room opened up to the roof garden which was amazing but that's where it ends, breakfast was a shambles not enough room for the size of hotel and they kept running out of… See more
Stayed here recently and it has the wow factor rooms and suites were amazing our room opened up to the roof garden which was amazing but that's where it ends, breakfast was a shambles not enough room for the size of hotel and they kept running out of food at the buffet and people constantly asking for them to bring out more then we asked for coffee it took them 20 mins to bring it & when we complained and said we'd rather not have breakfast the next day and to cancel it they just went ok that's fine no apology! There is no bar well there is but they call it an honesty bar where your meant to help yourself and write down your room number, but when we arrived around 7pm it was closed, it just doesn't work in a hotel of that size! Then it closes at 1am and they tell you to get out, your not allowed to sit in the seated area with a drink from your room! It's expensive and no way worth the money we paid I won't be back as I said it's a shame as it could be so much more Collapse
The Good, The Bad and the...... Odd
Stay Date: 10/2016, David B wrote this review.
I have stayed here a couple of times on business but not sure I will again. First lets start with the good... This hotel is different. The layout is slightly odd and it's easy to get lost around the place which adds to the adventure, I think. The d… See more
I have stayed here a couple of times on business but not sure I will again. First lets start with the good... This hotel is different. The layout is slightly odd and it's easy to get lost around the place which adds to the adventure, I think. The decor is very stylish and the rooms more like boutique rather than Marriott chain. The roof garden is well kept and a great escape, even though the weather was less than perfect. The staff are great. super friendly and helpful. The bad... This hotel has no amenities. It may as well be a budget brand for what it has to offer. There's no gym (use of one down the road is available) and no pool. The restaurant is closed on Sunday and Monday (the nights I stayed). The bar is an honesty bar and not much more than a drinks cabinet. The only people that like honesty bars are those that are dishonest. They are no good for anyone else. The odd... The vacuum toilet flush. If you've been on a plane, you'll know what I mean. The loudest flush I have ever heard, by some margin. Heaven forbid your partner, or anyone in a neighboring room, should need the loo in the night. The things wakes anything withing 30 meters. And now the oddest thing. This place has 5 stars. No pool, no gym, no car park, no restaurant on Sunday or Monday, but 5 stars. In summary, I dont want to be too hard on the place because it is a nice place to stay. I'm just bemused by the lack of facilities. Even the roof garden does not have a bar. Such a waste. Collapse
Just lovely .... And so peaceful!
Stay Date: 10/2016, humphrie wrote this review.
Fabulous hotel. Well located, taxi rank directly outside but easy to walk to most places. Wonderful rooms .... Well appointed and spotless ... The housekeeping is great. The artwork on the walls is worth a look as you meander through the long, spaci… See more
Fabulous hotel. Well located, taxi rank directly outside but easy to walk to most places. Wonderful rooms .... Well appointed and spotless ... The housekeeping is great. The artwork on the walls is worth a look as you meander through the long, spacious corridors ... The hotel is delightfully quirky The snug is more spacious than it looks in the photos ... The fire pit is reminiscent of a ski lodge ... Perfect for a grey day. The garden is a delight and the views are amazing ... Perfect for a sunny day. Breakfast was fabulous and, unusually, worth the expense. We felt like we were sitting in a treehouse in the Observatory restaurant where a generous breakfast is served by staff who could not be more helpful. In fact, the real strength of this hotel is its staff .... everyone from the reception team to the housekeeping team, and the bar staff to the restaurant staff, were without exception friendly, helpful and charming. It's true that the service in the snug could be a little slow sometimes, but that was no problem for us and it just reinforced the relaxed feel of the place. We'll be back, for sure! Collapse
Great value stay
Stay Date: 04/2016, George G wrote this review.
Stayed one night as it was local to friends I was visiting, waooowww a great find! Good value cool bar, cool room very good service, and roof top area to die for. Highly recommend it for location and value!
Stayed one night as it was local to friends I was visiting, waooowww a great find! Good value cool bar, cool room very good service, and roof top area to die for. Highly recommend it for location and value! Collapse
A Disappointing Stay
Stay Date: 03/2016, issasa wrote this review.
I had very high expectations, and was quite excited to stay at this hotel. Unfortunately, it was a very disappointing hotel experience. During my short stay in Edinburgh, I was transferred to three (3) different rooms because there was always somethi… See more
I had very high expectations, and was quite excited to stay at this hotel. Unfortunately, it was a very disappointing hotel experience. During my short stay in Edinburgh, I was transferred to three (3) different rooms because there was always something wrong. Even when I was moved to one of the suites, I couldn't adjust the temperature inside the room because the remote was broken. The hotel felt old, inefficient, and not worth the price. Collapse
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