The Glasshouse

A luxury boutique hotel in a converted church combined with a modern glass structure in the centre of Edinburgh, home to the most secret rooftop garden in the city.


The Glasshouse is a five star boutique hotel in the centre of Edinburgh, offering spectacular views of the city centre, Firth of Forth and Calton Hill. Its central location offers a great base from which to explore the city’s attractions, such as the Playhouse Theatre and Princes Street. Guests can look forward to Gothic-style architecture and a fantastic roof terrace.

Description, Services & Facilities

Restaurant at night

The Glasshouse is a five star luxury hotel in the Edinburgh city centre with views over Edinburgh, the Firth of Forth and Calton Hill. Forming part of the Autograph Collection Hotels, the hotel offers an interesting 230 year history. Established from the 160 year old Lady Glenorchy Church, the luxury boutique hotel features a stone façade, an elegant tower and Gothic-style arched windows. The hotel boasts one of the most convenient locations in the city just minutes away from Princes Street Gardens where the Edinburgh Christmas Markets are held in the winter months. Edinburgh Castle, the Edinburgh Dungeons, the National Gallery of Scotland, and the National Portrait Gallery are all within easy walking distance.

The hotel also has a selection of facilities on offer, including:

  • Access to the Virgin Active Health Club next door
  • Roof garden
  • Complimentary internet access
  • Concierge service
  • 24 hour front desk
  • Laundry and dry cleaning
Art gallery


The Observatory
Floor to ceiling windows with views of Calton Hill.
Seasonal menu with contemporary Scottish cuisine.
Serves breakfast, afternoon tea and dinner.

Roof garden picnics
Romantic views of Calton Hill available in the summer.
Picnic rug and basket with Scottish treats.
Soft drinks or bubbly.

Hotel Location


All Rooms Include

All rooms are bright and airy, with contemporary interiors creating a peaceful environment.

Room and Suite standard facilities:

  • Digital TV
  • In-room safe
  • Mini bar
  • Dining table for two
  • Writing desk
  • Aromatherapy Associates bathroom amenities
  • Bathrobe and slippers
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • Coffee and tea making facilities
  • Iron and ironing board
  • iPod dock
  • Air conditioning

Deluxe Room

Deluxe Room 28sqm

  • Queen size or twin beds
  • Maximum occupancy 2 adults

Executive Room

Executive Room 28sqm

  • Some rooms with balcony or access to the hotel's roof garden
  • Complimentary mini bar with snacks and soft drinks
  • Maximum occupancy 2 adults

Deluxe Room Garden View

Deluxe Room Garden View 28sqm

  • Direct access to the hotel's roof garden
  • Queen size or twin beds
  • Maximum occupancy 2 adults

Studio Suite

Studio Suite 28sqm

  • Balcony or access to the hotel's roof garden
  • Bathroom with double sinks
  • A dram of whisky inspired by your suite's name
  • Maximum occupancy 2 adults

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