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The Glasshouse, Autograph Collection

5-starThis establishment has received its official star rating from VisitScotland, the National Tourist Board for Scotland.
Great for familiesThis property has good facilities for families.
2 Greenside Place, Edinburgh, Scotland, EH1 3AA, United Kingdom

Luxury hotel with restaurant, near Princes Street
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From 845 reviews. TripAdvisor Traveller Rating.

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating

Great location
Bar is awesome
Great amenities
Value for money could be better

The Glasshouse, Autograph Collection

from £88
  • Room, 1 King Bed
  • Room, 1 King Bed, Hill View
  • Signature Room, 1 King Bed
  • Studio Suite, 1 King Bed, Hill View
  • Room, 1 King Bed, Terrace
  • Studio Suite, 1 King Bed, Terrace, View
  • Suite, 1 King Bed, City View
  • Suite, 1 King Bed, Hill View
  • Signature Room, 2 Single Beds
  • Room, 2 Single Beds

What’s around The Glasshouse, Autograph Collection


  • In New Town
  • Princes Street (1-minute walk)
  • Edinburgh Playhouse Theatre (1-minute walk)
  • Calton Hill (7-minute walk)
  • George Street (9-minute walk)
  • Scott Monument (10-minute walk)
  • St. Giles' Cathedral (12-minute walk)
  • Real Mary King's Close (12-minute walk)

Getting around

  • Edinburgh (EDI) 27-min drive
  • Edinburgh Waverley Station 9-min walk
  • Edinburgh Haymarket Station 6-min drive
  • Edinburgh Brunstane Station 9-min drive

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 77 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 3 floors


  • Check-in time 3 PM-midnight
  • Check-out time is 11:00 AM
  • Express check-in/out

Required at check-in

  • Credit card or cash deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Travelling with others


  • Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)


  • Free WiFi and wired Internet access in public areas

  • Free WiFi and wired Internet access in rooms



  • Self parking *

  • Discounted off-site parking

Payment types at the property

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Taking the kids?
  • In-room childcare (surcharge)
Food and drink
  • Full breakfast daily (surcharge)
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • 24-hour room service
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
  • Barbecue grills
Things to do
  • Use of nearby fitness centre (discount)
  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Golfing nearby
Working away
  • Conference space
  • Meeting rooms
  • Conference centre
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Limo or Town Car service available
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services
  • Multilingual staff
  • Porter
  • Lift
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Rooftop terrace
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Television in common areas
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible public bathroom
  • Wheelchair-accessible concierge desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible meeting spaces/business centre
  • Wheelchair-accessible on-site restaurant
  • Visual alarms in hallways
  • Height-adjustable showerhead
  • Lever door handles
Languages Spoken
  • English
  • Japanese
  • Polish
  • Spanish

In the room

Home comforts
  • Air conditioning
  • Minibar
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Bathrobes
  • Slippers
  • Iron/ironing board
Sleep well
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding available
  • Pillow menu
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Turndown service
  • Premium bedding
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Separate bathtub and shower
  • Designer toiletries
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • LCD TV
  • Cable TV channels
  • IPod docking station
Stay connected
  • Desk
  • Free newspaper
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone
Food and drink
  • Free bottled water
  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe (laptop compatible)
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available
  • Access via exterior corridors

Special features


The Snug Lounge – Overlooking the garden, this restaurant specialises in British cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. Reservations are required.

Snug Lounge – On-site bistro. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. Open daily.

The Glasshouse, Autograph Collection’s small print

Also known as

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The property has connecting/adjoining rooms. These are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.

Optional extras

Self-parking costs GBP 16.60 per day

Rollaway beds are available for GBP 50.0 per night

Full breakfast is offered for an extra charge of GBP 25 per person (approximately)

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

Most helpful reviewsReviews are sorted based on what customers found most helpful and our recommendations

Fabulous 8.8 From 231 reviews

Poor 2.0
The worst hotel experience of 2018
This was a special trip. I had booked an upgraded room at the Glasshouse. Immediate problems included the room door to the communal garden would not close, the toilet would not flush, the air conditioning was broken. I stay in around 50 hotels a year. This was by far the worst of 2018. Maintenance arrived to fix the problems and we were told it was safe to leave since they would repair the door before they left. I returned to the room a few minutes later to pack our belongings since the manager had offered to find us another room. No maintenance men in the room and the door to the communal garden was still broken and open leaving our belongings completely at risk.When we returned to the hotel later that night we had been allocated an upgrade and had been gifted a bottle of wine. However the next morning the shampoo bottles were empty and had not been replaced, the shower head was broken and would not stay upright and there was no hot water in the shower! As we left the hotel we heard another guest complaining bitterly therefore my experience was not unique. This is the first negative review I have ever written which indicates how appalled I am. With so much quality choice in Edinburgh I recommend avoiding the Glasshouse.
Jim, gb1 night romance trip
Good 6.0
Great location but quite run down!
When we arrived we were really pleased with the location and walking distance to most of the city. Excited and eager to check-in and see our room (as the hotel is described as a LUXURY 5 star) we were really disappointed with what we were greeted with. Firstly, we appreciate the fact it's hotel built into a old facade and they have done a fab job - but the design and lift system is quite poor. I worry for people that are in a wheelchair. The room was nothing more than a glorified Travelodge with underfloor bathroom heating. Terrible mattress (really old) and completely sunken in and bed was tiny, the toilet holder fell off the wall, half the lights weren't working and the flush handle was half hanging off the wall also. Not 5 star at all and the icing on the cake was the damp smell. As we went over New Year's eve weekend I didn't fancy my chances in moving rooms and I was told that the hotel was fully booked. However, I complained about the standard of the room and they 'found a room' straight away. So we were moved to a huge room, super-kind bed, big bathroom and a much better standard. I still do not feel like its a 5 star luxury hotel and at best 3 star plus. Finally, on the website it says they offer a shuttle service to the airport. When we enquired about this at reception we were told 'ah well, the website is a bit mis-leading as we don't offer that service. But, we can get you a taxi.'
J, gbOther trip
Very good 8.0
A good 4 Star .. not 5 Star
decided to give this hotel a try, location wise .. its just 5 mins walk from the train station, opposite John Lewis. the hotel has a strange layout, to get to our room you have to go up and then down in the lifts. The hotel is very secure.. to use the lifts you have to have a room key. The room was large .. the bed was okay .. a little soft in the middle..clearly had one of those plastic sheets and woke up sweating like I was in a sauna. The room had climate control.. didn't try the air con (with a December stay), but the noise from the system when we put the heating on was too loud ! The room was clean to a point.. although there were some crumbs in the room on the side.. I guess it the attention to details .. The bath room was good..lots of space .. separate shower and bath. Excellent Wi-Fi in the room. The tv was just okay .. lots of channels .. no high definition channels on the TV .. I would expect this now in a 5* hotel. A good number of channels were Arabic etc.. channel choice did not cover Sky Sports. Didn't use the restaurant .. so cannot comment on the food / breakfast etc.. All in all it was okay .. a little tired in places.
DARREN, gb1 night romance trip
Very good 8.0
Nice hotel, too many stairs
This hotel is in a good location, you can catch the tram from the airport and it will drop you off almost right in front of the hotel. One thing you should note is that our room was on the first floor and in order to get to it we had to take the elevator to the third floor and walk down two flights of steps. There is no elevator that would take us directly to our floor. The bell man was great about getting our luggage to our room and from our room upon our departure however if you are a person that has difficulty with stairs I caution you about this hotel. The room was nice, it was a good size however there were no drawers so no place to put ones clothes. There was a small hanging closet with a couple of shelves but with two people staying in that room that was absolutely not enough room for both of us. I basically lived out of my suitcase and would have liked to empty it out and re-organize it upon my departure. But that was not feasible. The air conditioning was fantastic and the curtains perfectly blocked out the light making sleeping very comfortable.
Mary, us3 night romance trip
Good 6.0
Over-rated & disappointing.
At £208.50 for 1 night in a double Queen room that did not include breakfast, this did not represent value for money. Whilst centrally located, the hotel is not in as enviable location as others being on a steep walk down from Princes Street - quite a drag with suitcases. The layout of the interior is complex with many guests struggling to find their rooms; we had to go up to floor 3 in the lift then navigate a long corridor before going back down to floor 2 via stairs with our cases - there was no lift at this end, so not suitable for disabled travellers. When we arrived there was a private wedding function taking place on the roof-top terrace, so we felt out of place and overall the hotel presents quite a stiff corporate image ideal for business and functions but not as appealing to tourists and holiday makers. At first glance the hotel looks chic and modern but there are cracks below the surface; uneven flags & scaffold on the rooftop terrace, faded/worn carpets in rooms and corridors and fixtures in the rooms are showing signs of wear. On a positive the beds are comfortable with perhaps the best ever pilllows we have encountered and the bathrooms were lovely. The view from our room of the John Lewis store was nothing to write home about. Don’t be deceived by the intriguing imposing exterior facade - this does not live up to its ‘signature’ label. Not recommended.
Richard, gbOther trip

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