Ratings based on 562 Verified Reviews

They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
3.7 out of 5
82% of guests recommend
4.0 Room cleanliness
3.9 Service & staff
3.6 Room comfort
3.5 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
We double-checked.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified travelerfrom Portland, OR

Excellent location, affordable price.

Posted Dec 15, 2014
Pros: Comfortable bed + pillow, shower, heating, in-room coffee, reliable internet, clever decor.
Location: Easy to access Grassmarket, Royal Mile, Princes Street, Calton Hill, and more.
Needed a simple base of operations for a short weekend in Edinburgh. Grassmarket is such a good springboard for the city center and this hotel is precisely what I was looking for. Location, amenities, price -- all three fit the bill. Comfortable bed, easy to use shower, and fast-acting room heater (it was freezing while I was in Edinburgh). The front desk staff was helpful and friendly. The internet was fast enough to catch up on a little work when I had to check on a pressing project. I've seen mention of noise from the street -- and to be honest, there was some sound seepage into my second floor room. But I also stayed in the Grassmarket area and expected a little liveliness. If anything, it inspired me to quickly get back out there and enjoy the city while I could. I will be back.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified travelerfrom newcastle

Good location

Posted Dec 7, 2014
No TV remote and kettle broke during stay. Room clean and spacious though noisy as directly above bar. We swapped parking token for NCP, which is only five minute walk away, with hotel reception allowing us to park 24 hours for £10. Breakfast very good.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Last minute booking

Posted Dec 4, 2014
This was a last minute booking and couldn't have turned out better. We were located right in the middle of everything. The staff couldn't have been nicer or more helpful. The arrangement with the pub next door for breakfast was handy. I can't say enough good things about Grassmarket Hotel.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Couples
by A verified travelerfrom London

Perfect Location, Great Staff. Cosy Room

Posted Nov 30, 2014
Pros: Location was perfect!
Cons: The price and or room size.
Location: As per my experience, the location was perfect, in fact you could not do better in Edinburgh. It overlooks the Castle. Enough said! :)
You could not pick a better location in Edinburgh, it's right in the centre of the old Town and takes minutes to get anywhere. The room was one of their cosy rooms which was tiny but awesome (room 206). The staff were really friendly and chatty and the reception even has board games you can play. Highly recommend the hotel, shame the price was so steep (for the size of the room) at £118 a night, but the location, staff and funky-factor made up for it.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified travelerfrom Houten

Leuk hotel in een nog leukere buurt.

Posted Nov 22, 2014
Pros: Moderne ingerichte kamer.
Cons: Zou het niet weten
Location: In het centrum op loop afstand van het kasteel.
Bij aankomst in het hotel om 9:00 uur konden we onze spullen achterlaten en vanuit de Grassmarket eenvoudig naar het kasteel lopen en de buurt verkennen. Bij terugkomst in het hotel om 14:00 konden we onze kamer betrekken. Een moderne kamer met alle gemakken (thee, koffie, goede bedden, luxe douche, etc.). Er zijn veel leuke kroegen in de directe omgeving van het hotel een het zelfde geldt voor eetgelegenheden. Het was een kort (2 dagen en 1 nacht) verblijf maar het was super. Wellicht tot ziens.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified travelerfrom NW England

Well-sited, nicely refurbished value hotel.

Posted Oct 23, 2014
Pros: See above
Cons: No
Location: See above
Slightly quirky hotel situated in the buzzing Grassmarket and convenient for all the major attractions. Welcoming & helpful staff, & very clean rooms modernised to a high standard. A comfortable stay and very good value.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified travelerfrom Falmouth

Very nice for a long weekend

Posted Oct 20, 2014
Very close to everything without being too noisy, nice size room, great value for money.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Personal Event
by H Cfrom New Zealand

Comfy beds

Posted Sep 20, 2014 on Hotels.com
I had very good time in the hotel, the room was nice and clean, they even provided tea and coffee in the room, and the hotel was very close the the castle. I will stay here again
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Shopping
by Aoifefrom London

A really great few days

Posted Sep 18, 2014 on Hotels.com
I booked in to The Grassmarket after seeing that it was a bit different design wise it didn't disappoint. The girls on reception were very helpful all throughout my stay and as I was there on a sightseeing trip the hotel's location was just perfect. Overall the hotel was very quirky and cool, all the tiny details in the room were a pleasant surprise and it was immaculately clean. Breakfast in the bar next door is a bit unusual but it was very tasty, a good selection of food on offer and didn't smell like the morning after!! Tunnocks tea cakes are now my favourite too...
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Couples
by A verified travelerfrom San Francisco, CA

Great place in a great spot

Posted Sep 8, 2014
Pros: Location, service, cleanliness.
Cons: Nothing that I could note.
I was lucky to get a room upgrade when I checked in. Our room was spacious, clean, and comfortable, with a view of the Grassmarket Square goings on--very entertaining, particularly in the evening. I would absolutely recommend this hotel to anyone visiting Scotland that is not an early-to-bed type (the pubs below are noisy, but not too much so).