The Glasshouse, Autograph Collection

Rated 9.0 in 651 reviews. 77 rooms.


Behind the 160 year old facade of Lady Glenorchy Church, lies The Glasshouse. Most of our 77 rooms offer direct access to our 2 acre roof garden & its views of historic Calton Hill; or private balconies overlooking the city. In 2018, our reception was fully refurbished and a new bar installed in our Snug Lounge, offering a selection of almost 100 exclusive whiskies.

The Glasshouse, Autograph Collection is a modern 5-star boutique hotel set behind the historic facade of 172-year-old Lady Glenorchy Church. A short walk from both Edinburgh Waverley Rail Station and York Place Tram Stop, it features an amazing 2-acre roof garden with views over Calton Hill.

Each bedroom has floor-to-ceiling windows, with views of the roof terrace or over Edinburgh city centre. Luxurious touches include a flat-screen TV, Nespresso coffee maker, an iPod docking station, a free newspaper and Highland Aromatics toiletries in the bathroom. Most bedrooms offer a balcony or private seating within the roof garden.

Breakfast is served in the hotel’s The Brasserie, which offers guests floor-to-ceiling windows, with a backdrop over Calton Hill. Breakfast includes both full Scottish or continental options. Guests can enjoy a locally sourced dinner menu in either the the The Brasserie, or a Bar Menu within the cosy Snug Lounge, which features nearly 100 different whiskies. You can also take advantage of the hotel’s 24-room service menu. Afternoon tea is also available.

Edinburgh Castle is 1 mile away and Princes Street's restaurants and bars as well as the Royal Mile can be reached in 5 minutes on foot. The nearby tram stop offers a direct connection to Edinburgh Airport.

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Recommended Nearby

A guide to great places near The Glasshouse, Autograph Collection

  1. Taste Of Italy

    Cool Italian diner. Great staff, nice to sit in, also recommend takeaway toasted panini, wide variety named after Italian cities packed with tasty stuff.

    132 m from hotel
    9 Baxter's Place

  2. Artisan Roast

    Best coffee EVER! I'll never go back to Starbucks :D

    244 m from hotel
    57 Broughton St

  3. Starbucks

    Great staff who pay attention to serving great coffee like shots or water first in an Americano. Shame there aren't more power sockets.

    244 m from hotel
    The Cube, 47 Leith Street

  4. St James Centre

    What's up with this place closing so early! Do ppl here not shop after work?

    257 m from hotel
    Elder St.

  5. The Black Bull Tavern

    Bearded men, good jukebox , pool table and great staff good pub!!!!

    287 m from hotel
    43 Leith St.

  6. Calton Hill

    Go here on a sunny day, chill on the grass and take in the awesome views

    380 m from hotel
    Regent Rd.

  7. The Cafe Royal

    An Edinburgh institution. Check out the original tiles on the back wall.

    440 m from hotel
    17 West Register St.

  8. The Voodoo Rooms

    Check out the skulls on the pillars beside the windows in the ballroom bar.

    455 m from hotel
    19A W Register St

  9. Princes Street

    Waitng for a tram lol

    0.7 km from hotel
    Princes St.

  10. The Royal Mile

    lots of free 'street entertainment' shows go on here throughout the yr!, worth a visit especially during the fringe festival, a buzzin atmosphere!

    0.8 km from hotel
    High St

  11. BrewDog Edinburgh

    Loving 5am Saint!

    0.9 km from hotel
    143 Cowgate

  12. Edinburgh Castle

    Head over to the small viewing are to the right of the Whisky & Gift shop at about 12:40pm for a good view of the one o'clock gun.

    1.3 km from hotel