The Glasshouse, Autograph Collection Hotels
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TravelPod Member ReviewsThe Glasshouse, Autograph Collection Hotels Edinburgh
It is a really nice hotel but it is a maze to get around. You have to go to the 3rd floor to get to the first where the rooms are.... Very weird and confusing.
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Historical Traveler Reviews The Glasshouse, Autograph Collection Hotels Edinburgh
Neither bijoux nor five star
No major criticisms and the roof garden, whilst a bit "municipal", is a good seling point in the centre of a city. But it takes more than the absence of a restaurant and a proper bar to make a hotel qualify for the term "bijoux". It is far too big, chain-like and impersonal. And it takes more than a few video gizmos to qualify for the term "five star". There wasn't even a bath and the shower was nothing spectacular. There are plenty of other hotels in Edinburgh that I'd much prefer, from two- bedroomed town houses in Heriot Row to the Balmoral.
There is only one word that can decribe my stay at this hotel and that's appalling. I would not recommend that anyone stays at this hotel, there are much better ones in Edinburgh and probably better priced.
Completely loved the whole experience
Thought this hotel was everything I'd imagined and more. Possibly the best hotel I have ever stayed in. the staff were exceptionally attentive and the rooms were just out of this world. They were just simply unbelievable in their space, layout, design, everything. The views were amazing and the huge glass windows were just awe-inspiring! I would definitely stay here again in fact I want to move in permanently!!
I stayed at the Glasshouse recently and was very disappointed - the decor of the hotel and its rooms is very nice, very contemporary. However the overall standard and quality of service we received was very disappointing, not what I would expect from a 5 star hotel. Our stay was to celebrate a special occasion, but several separate incidents over the 3 days left us feeling particularly let down and upset. We will not be using this hotel or indeed any in the Eton Group again.
Gives Malmaison a run for it's money
I stayed at the Glasshouse recently and was not disappointed - the decor and use of space in the rooms is excellent, the bed was one of the best I've found in any hotel, the staff were great and the room service couldn't be faulted - the breakfast in particular was of a very high standard.
A quality hotel which, in my view, is on a par with Malmaison - the only flaw is the pantomime when validating your parking voucher to get the discounted rate.
Stayed in the Glasshouse for one night but the service and accomodation were fantastic! the hotel was everything i expected and more , well deserving of its stars.We arrived early but when taken to the room it wasn't ready so we were taken to the snug which is like a lounge and served with tea,coffee and biscuits. Less than five minutes later they apologised for delay and upgraded us which they didnt have to do as we were early but nothing was too much of a problem for them,the decor is very stylish with no money spared and i would have to agree with a previous review and say that the bed is the most comfortable ive ever slept in ! all in all i would recomend this hotel to anyone
Beautiful, well positioned hotel. Rooms excellently decorated, balcony great.
Miss the presence of a "proper" bar and restaurant as I normally enjoy mixing with other nationalities.
Really enjoyed my stay but dont think the hotel merits the full five stars as the majority of the other five star hotels in Edinburgh offer a far superior service.
Wonderful boutique hotel in central Edinburgh
Fantastic hotel in the centre of Edinburgh. Absolutely gorgeous rooms and the most comfortable bed I've ever slept in. My wife and I stayed here at the start of our honeymoon and it was the best start we could possibly have had. Very, very stylish.
Freedom at last!
This hotel completely changed the way I think about what I want in a room. The design was fantastic, and the use of space makes you feel like you've got three rooms instead of one. The balcony, which was as big as my room, made me feel like I had rented a house- not a room!
we spent 2 nights at the Glasshouse recently and thoroughly enjoyed the break. well situated within 10 minutes walk of Princes/george streets and the sights of they city. rooms were very good, comfortable and all ones needs catered for. food was very good...... only slight issue was perhaps the overattentive staff, which can become wearing at times.
building itslef is very interesting and the roof top garden a great place to relax. the locals even laid on a fireworks display on calton hill on our first night.
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We FINALLY made it! Had some breakfast...... It was super easy for me to get gf toast and it was amazing. Randall tried grilled kipper..... I will just say at least he tried it... I know he will probably have smoked salmon tomorrow. It was also during that they were testing the fire alarm.... That was a new experience. We went to the Edinburgh …
... and we all decided to have a final get together at a local bistro. Great night had by all and we all said our farewells. Tuesday 9th Time to leave Loch Lomond, and head to Oban. Claire and I were in one car, and the rest of the family followed in another two cars! Driving to Oban was gorgeous - beautiful scenery and a few photo stops along the way. after these photos - my camera died with some fault.. so no more camera shots! ...
Just went downstairs to the loo and squashed a spider.
If you know me I'm a severe arachnophobiac and thought over here they wouldn't be bigger than a baby pea!
Well this one was a 10c piece - and yes my friends over here in the UK - the 10p coin is about the same size!
Not happy. Quite worrying... is there anywhere I can live without them - and in your comments, please don't mention the S word. As it is I'm going to have a walkabout in the middle of the night!
... family. I, of course, love the Scottish History section with it's many offerings of the turbulent but determined people of this country. If you head up to the roof you can get a wonderful view of the city and get some great pictures of the castle. It is slightly overcast with sporadic rain. Not looking good for this evening. We head back to the B&B to rest up for tonight.
Okay folks, I am deliriously excited about tonight. I have wanted to see the Tattoo in ...
... the enlarged photo of Dianne running to hug her boys on the Britannia and now here I am standing on that same deck all of this occurred. Yet again I am not a royalist but there are a couple of significant events that happened in the royal family and I think this was one of them as she let go of all protocol to just be a mum and to show her affection to her children in public. We really enjoyed doing the self tour of the ship and got to see all areas from where ...