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The Glasshouse

2 Greenside Pl.
Edinburgh, Scotland, EH1 3AA, United Kingdom
TEL: 44-131-525-8200

Built around the neo-Gothic façade of a 19th-century church, the Glasshouse Hotel contrasts old stone with contemporary, metal-framed glass walls. Attracting such former guests as Meryl Streep and the White Stripes, the 65 guest rooms are designed in a minimalist style with neutral tones, duck-down duvets, and glass bathrooms with heated floors. Floor-to-ceiling windows overlook New Town or the two-acre rooftop terrace, which has shaded white furniture, views of Calton Hill, and a fragrant garden planted with juniper and lavender. The hotel also includes an indoor fire pit, an honesty bar, and a dining room serving a full Scottish breakfast.

Room to Book:

For a quiet stay, request a garden view room toward the back of the property, far from the noisy Theatre Royal Bar.

Insider Tip:

Before a show at the adjacent Edinburgh Playhouse, walk to nearby Giuliano’s for a pre-theatre dinner of affordable Italian cuisine.


Open / Closes
  • Accessible by Public Transportation
  • Business Center
  • Concierge
  • Gym/Fitness Center
  • Green/Eco-Friendly
  • Handicapped Accessible
  • Luxury Boutique Hotel
  • Maid Service
  • Meeting Room
  • Room Service
  • WiFi

Number of Rooms: 65

Number of Suites: 2

Number of Restaurants: 2

Year Opened: 1860



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