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When the 160-year-old Lady Glenorchy Church was converted into The 5-star luxury Glasshouse Hotel in 2003, Scotland exchanged one iconic piece of history for another. With 77-bedrooms, this is a standout among luxury boutique hotels and is considered one of the best places to stay in Edinburgh. This historic hotel features cozy-contemporary interiors, friendly Scottish service and consistently spectacular views of the city centre, Calton Hill or the hotel’s very own two-acre rooftop garden. This hotel is also located right next to the Playhouse, the city’s largest theater, 3 blocks from Princes Street and Waverley Station, and 1 mile from Edinburgh Castle.

Featuring floor-to-ceiling windows and bathrooms with heated floors, the modern rooms offer free Wi-Fi, flat-screens and iPod docks, as well as minibars, and tea and coffeemaking facilities. Some have garden views. Studios and suites add balconies, sitting areas, Nespresso machines and drams of whisky.

All Guestrooms Feature:

  • Hypo-allergenic bedding available 
  • Premium bedding 
  • Room service (24 hours) 
  • Blackout drapes/curtains 
  • Free newspaper 
  • Air conditioning 
  • Phone 
  • Coffee/tea maker 
  • Free bottled water 
  • Turndown service 
  • Designer toiletries 
  • Private bathroom 
  • Bathrobes 
  • Free toiletries 
  • Hair dryer 
  • Slippers 
  • Separate bathtub and shower 
  • In-room childcare (surcharge) 
  • In-room safe (laptop compatible) 
  • Iron/ironing board 
  • Desk 
  • Daily housekeeping 
  • Portable fan 
  • Free wired Internet 
  • Cable TV service 
  • iPod docking station 
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available 
  • Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge) 
  • Free cribs/infant beds 
  • Pillow menu 
  • LCD TV 
  • Heating 
  • Free WiFi

The Snug – Open every evening until the early hours, this sophisticated but informal lounge has sofas, armchairs, and an ultra-contemporary gas fire set within a broad coffee table. This is a self-service bar with snacks and meals from the room-service menu available.

Observatory Restaurant – This restaurant is open from Tuesday to Saturday between 5-9:30 PM, and offering hotel guests a seasonal, locally sourced contemporary Scottish menu. 24 hour room service is also available.

On The Map: Edinburgh is located in the southeast of Scotland. Edinburgh is well served by a good network of roads and motorways, including the M8 from Glasgow to the west, and A68 from Newcastle, England to the southeast.

Edinburgh knows how to welcome travelers with grace and charm. She also knows how to kick up her heels and enjoy a nice shot of Scotch Whisky after a festival. The hill that Edinburgh Castle stands upon has been Scotland’s remarkable silent witness since the Bronze Age. Today her streets are filled with cutting-edge galleries and museums, tributes to the love of literature and music, fine cuisine, quirky shops, theater, and an extravagance of festivals. Four ancient streets, called the Royal Mile, are the main thoroughfare.  Running through medieval Edinburgh with her 66 alleys, tumbling shops, cobblestones, and tight homes the Royal Mile takes you to New Town.  Here you’ll stroll through fine gardens, perfect Georgian architecture and broad squares. The mix of time, while lost in time, is a heady brew. There may be no finer city than Edinburgh Scotland, to participate in the gifts of the past with an eye to a brilliant future. 

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