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"The perfect, city-centre hideaway" The Daily Telegraph

The Glasshouse Hotel

  • "Among the top 'boutique hotels' in Edinburgh", says The Daily Telegraph
  • Central New Town location, 10 minutes’ walk from Princes Street
  • Excellent Calton Hill views from the huge roof garden
  • Spacious rooms with floor-to-ceiling windows
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2 Greenside Place
Edinburgh, EH1 3AA
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Described by Condé Nast Traveller as "stylish enough to have hosted both The Darkness and Meryl Streep", The Glasshouse is a daring, contemporary hotel hidden behind an extravagant gothic façade.

Situated right next to the Omni entertainment centre and a mere 10-minute walk from the shops of Princes Street and New Town, you’ll be staying in an ideal spot for sightseeing. The Scott Monument and the National Gallery of Scotland (admission free) are also nearby, and a brisk 20 minutes' walk uphill will take you to Edinburgh Castle, the Royal Mile and Holyrood House.

This is a boutique, intimate-feeling property but the Observatory breakfast room offers a continental spread and full à la carte Scottish breakfast daily, and there’s a 2-acre rooftop terrace overlooking Calton Hill. Room service, available 24 hours a day, provides restaurant-quality meals to enjoy in the privacy of your room or out on the terrace, and the cosy lounge (or 'snug') has an honesty bar.

In the bedrooms, slick interiors are bright and open-plan, with floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking Edinburgh’s rooftops or the UNESCO-recognized National Monument. Bottled water and a Nespresso machine are provided in each room, and you can upgrade to an Executive Room for free access to the mini bar, refilled daily.

Named after different blends of Scottish whisky, the more spacious suites come with a dram of the good stuff, and the living space and bedroom are divided by a slatted screen, fitted with a clever revolving TV. Bathrooms are modern and feature heated floors; some also boast rainforest showers and separate bathtubs.

From the press:
  • "[Rooms are] big and airy with show-stopping floor-to-ceiling windows, terraces, and a sleekly minimalist, retro style... Blissfully comfortable beds are huge" -- The Daily Telegraph
  • "Among the top "boutique" hotels of Edinburgh, the Glasshouse combines old and new" -- Frommer's
  • "Behind a 150-year-old church façade at the top of Leith Walk is one of Edinburgh's more unusual boutique hotels" -- The Guardian
by Claire Stapleton
Deal Expert


  • Bar
  • Newspaper / magazines
  • Restaurant
  • Roof terrace
  • 100% smoke-free


  • 24-hour front desk
  • 24-hour room service
  • Airport transfer (fees apply)
  • Concierge service
  • Express check-in / checkout
  • Laundry / dry cleaning
  • Pillow menu
  • Safe in reception (fees apply)

Room amenities

  • Air-conditioning
  • Coffee / tea-making facilities
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Safe
  • Flatscreen TV
  • iPod/iPhone docking station


  • Complimentary Wi-Fi in guest rooms
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi in public areas


  • Bathrobes
  • Hair-dryer
  • Separate shower
  • Luxury toiletries
  • Slippers


  • Parking (fees apply)
Please note: Some amenities may not be available in all rooms and some amenities or services incur an additional charge and are subject to change. Please check with the hotel directly.


  • Cancellation policy & booking conditions vary by 'rate plan'. These will be displayed on the payment page after you have searched for your dates and selected a rate.

Additional details

  • Pets not allowed Check-in time starts at 3pm Check-out time is 12pm

    You must present a photo ID when checking in. Your credit card is charged at the time you book. Bed type and smoking preferences are not guaranteed.Your reservation is prepaid and is guaranteed for late arrival. The total charge includes all room charges and taxes, as well as fees for access and booking. Any incidental charges such as parking, phone calls, and room service will be handled directly between you and the property.

    Know Before You Go

    • This property offers transfers from the airport (surcharges may apply). Guests must contact the property with arrival details 72 hours prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation.
    • The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.


    The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

    • Breakfast fee: between GBP 12.50 and GBP 18.50 per person (approximately)
    • Airport shuttle fee: GBP 35 per vehicle (one way)
    • Self parking fee: GBP 16.50 per day
    • Rollaway bed fee: GBP 25 per night

    The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

Getting there

The hotel is 25 minutes by taxi from Edinburgh Airport and Waverley train station is a 10-minute walk away. The train journey from London to Edinburgh takes about four and a half hours and Waverley Station is around an hour by train from Glasgow.


  • 2 Greenside Place
  • Edinburgh, EH1 3AA
  • United Kingdom

Customer Service

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Tel: +44 (0) 20 3564 9000

M-F, 8am-9pm

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