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The Glasshouse, Edinburgh


YTL Hotels’ five-star luxury hotel The Glasshouse boasts one of Edinburgh’s true hidden gems, the two-acre Rooftop Garden. Combining the convenience of a city centre location with some of the most extensive outdoor space of any hotel in Edinburgh, The Glasshouse is the ideal destination to reunite with friends and family this summer. With 29 of 77 rooms enjoying direct garden access, The Glasshouse is a first choice for travellers who wish to enjoy the fresh air of the great outdoors and breathtaking views of  historic Carlton Hill. 


The hotel is conveniently located in the heart of Edinburgh city centre, nestled between Old Town and New Town. It is a short walk from both Edinburgh Waverley Train Station, and the York Place tram stop, which offers a direct route to Edinburgh Airport.

Ideal For

Romantic weekends away, groups of friends reuniting, intimate weddings and celebrations, UK Staycations, city breaks.



Stepping through the 172-year-old Georgian archway at the entrance to the hotel, once home to the Lady Glenorchy Church, guests instantly pass into a bright and contemporary space. An easy 5-minute walk from Edinburgh train station, the 77-room Glasshouse hotel greets guests with the impressive original church façade, before they are transported into the contrastingly contemporary design on the inside. 

Rooms and Suites

Guests can enjoy a morning coffee while watching the sunrise over Calton Hill, sip on cocktails under the stars or doze off whilst looking at the illuminated cityscape. Each area of the hotel offers a different viewpoint to ensure that guests can take in the famous Edinburgh sights both under the open sky and from the comfort of their own bedroom.

Food and Drink

Although no restaurant, the hotel offers a luxurious Get Together Holiday package that invites participants to enjoy a range of Scottish delicacies, from freshly baked baguettes to traditional scotch eggs and an indulgent blueberry cheesecake, each picnic hamper is packed with gourmet delights and includes two complimentary cocktails per person. With the hotel’s award-winning whisky snug and bar just steps away, specially crafted cocktails, a crisp glass of Champagne or a wee dram offer the ideal accompaniment for a celebratory picnic. The Whisky Snug is another hidden gem of the city, where guests can peruse the impressive whisky cabinet, and settle in with a dram or two for the evening.

Other Facilities

The rooftop garden offers an oasis of calm and on a warm summer day not much beats a delicious picnic in the fresh outdoors surrounded by breathtaking views of Calton Hill. Guests booking the Get Together Holiday package can look forward to making themselves comfortable on the rooftop with their own classic Scottish tartan rug before enjoying a luxury picnic basket filled with fresh sweet and savoury Scottish delights.

Nearby Attractions

Guests can enjoy a morning coffee while watching the sunrise over Calton Hill, sip on cocktails under the stars or doze off whilst looking at the illuminated cityscape. Located in the centre of Edinburgh, all the various happenings of the city are easily accessed by guests.

Transport Links

Driving: Guests can park in QPark, which is located adjacent to the hotel. All hotel guests can validate their parking tickets at our reception to receive 20% discount off parking. If you are using a satnav place EH1 3AN in and follow directions which will lead you directly to the car park.

Airport: Take a tram from York Place, situated across the road from the hotel, or alternatively our concierge team can assist you booking a taxi or private car. 

Edinburgh Waverley Train Station: Just a few minutes’ walk from The Glasshouse.

Tram: Edinburgh trams offer a direct link from Edinburgh Airport to York Place, which is conveniently located opposite the hotel. The journey lasts approximately 40 minutes, and costs £6. 

Bus: Lothian Buses operate many routes around Edinburgh, the hop on hop off service is the most cost-effective way for visitors to see Edinburgh, with most journeys just £1.70, or unlimited full-day travel for just £4.

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Contact Details

Website: www.theglasshousehotel.co.uk
Address: 2 Greenside Place, Edinburgh, EH1 3AA, Scotland