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The Glasshouse, Autograph Collection

764 reviews
+44 131 525 8200

Top Amenities

Free Wifi
Child Care
Bar or Lounge

Stylish Boutique Hotel in an Old Church

Unique Design in a Convenient Location

Glasshouse Edinburgh tucks its stylish, modern rooms into a refurbished 160-year-old church building. In the reception area, the Henderson art gallery displays contemporary Scottish art. The hotel features a rooftop garden with views of the city. Marriott Rewards members earn points for their stay here, since the hotel is a member of Marriott's Autograph Collection.

Explore Royal Edinburgh

The hotel's roof garden offers views of Calton Hill, a UNESCO World Heritage Site that is the seat of the Scottish government. Back at ground level, guests head out of the hotel to explore Edinburgh.

Transportation to and from the hotel is easy; it's less than half an hour to the airport by taxi. A tram stop is three minutes from the hotel; trams reach the airport as well as Edinburgh. The train station is just a five-minute walk from the hotel.

Tourist attractions, including Edinburgh Castle, the National Portrait Gallery, and Holyroodhouse, are all within walking distance. The hotel is next to the Edinburgh Playhouse, so returning to your room after the evening's entertainment is simple.

Garden Access Rooms

Some of the hotel's rooms have terraces with direct access to the rooftop garden. The furniture in each room is contemporary and uniquely styled, and in some rooms, the bed "floats" in the middle of the room and has a sitting area behind it. All rooms include WiFi, Nespresso coffee machines, and docks for iPhones.

Room furnishings include twin, double, or king size beds. Guests with allergies or sensitivities can ask for hypoallergenic bedding.

Executive rooms include a complimentary minibar and chocolates upon arrival, plus shoeshine service and other amenities. Studio suites include a complimentary drink of whisky.

Relax by the Fire

In the seating area, the fire is a cozy place to sit and enjoy a taste of Scottish whisky. The bar and snacks are self-serve, creating a relaxed environment.

The Glasshouse Edinburgh afternoon tea requires advanced booking. Enjoy a variety of foods, including sandwiches, cakes, cookies, and scones. Choose a pot of tea to enjoy with your food.

Order a continental style breakfast or a cooked to order Scottish breakfast. Both breakfast and dinner meals can be served in guest rooms.

There are many restaurants and pubs near the hotel and throughout Edinburgh for visitors to enjoy dining outside the hotel.

The Bottom Line

The Glasshouse offers an uncommonly relaxing experience to its guests.

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2 Greenside Place
Edinburgh, EH1 3AA
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User Highlights
Overall Guest Score
"Superb location" "Fabulous location"
100% liked the proximity to sightseeing.
100% liked the proximity to shopping.
"Free Wifi"
"Facilities and staff were faultless" "Speedy and friendly welcome at reception"
54% said the reception staff was ok.
Bad housekeeping, according to 100%.
"Rooms are spacious and well appointed" "Enormous balcony"
85% said the beds were comfortable.
88% thought rooms were spacious.
"Boiler broke down" "Faulty A/C"
85% said the beds were comfortable.
88% thought rooms were spacious.
"Facilities and staff were faultless" "Fire pit excellent"
59% thought the building was acceptable.
90% found the grounds to be nice.
"Lacks atmosphere" "Very creepy music in the hallways"
Unfriendly atmosphere, according to 58%.
74% thought, the hotel was modern.
Bar and Beverages
"Free whisky" "Good cocktail bar"
Delicious alcoholic drinks, according to 71%.
100% thought beverage prices were a great value.
"Watery egg" "Continental breakfast good"
76% said the breakfast was too expensive.
Value for money
"Reasonable understanding of English" "Complementary Whiskey"
76% said the breakfast was too expensive.
100% thought beverage prices were a great value.
"Facilities and staff were faultless" "Dirty plates"
Only 51% said rooms were clean enough.
75% thought it was clean.
"Fabulous afternoon tea" "Salmon available"
For 62%, the dining experience was not enjoyable.
83% loved the menu selection.

Good to know...

Pleasant hotel grounds
Atmosphere could be friendlier
Great view
Comfortable beds
Expert Reviews
Glass walls extend from the 19th-century facade of a former church, foreshadowing the daring interior of one of the city's original boutique hotels.
Arguably, the nicest feature is the hotel's roof garden. Replete with lawns, an arch-shaped covered deck, and all-weather armchairs, it's the only one in the city.
Rough Guide
This ultra-hip hotel has 65 chichi rooms with push-button curtains and sliding doors opening onto a huge, lush roof garden scattered with Philippe Starck furniture.
Hotel Information
Bar or Lounge
Business Center
Child Care
Free Wifi
No Smoking
Spa or Sauna
From 3:00pm*must be 18 or older to check-in
Until 12:00pm
# of Rooms
Handicap Accessible
Wheelchair Accessible