The Glasshouse 5* 88%

0131 525 8200
2 Greenside Place
A five-star luxury hotel in Edinburgh city centre. When the 160-year-old Lady Glenorchy Church was converted into The 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 in Edinburgh features cosy-contemporary interiors, warm Scottish service and consistently spectacular views of the city centre, Calton Hill or the hotel’s two-acre rooftop garden.

On arriving at The Glasshouse Hotel, there is something immediately distinct about the Category C Listed weathered stone facade, with an elegant crenellated tower and Gothic-style arch-shaped windows. This is because of the hotel’s history — once a church, then in 2000, demolished to leave only the front of the building. What was constructed in its place is a hotel near Edinburgh Castle with 77 rooms and the city's most secret rooftop garden. Stay in an iconic Edinburgh hotel with a unique 230-year history, within easy reach of Edinburgh Playhouse and the Castle.

There are no other luxury 5-star hotel rooms and suites in Edinburgh with views this dramatic, with nearly every room benefitting from floor-to-ceiling windows. Some have private terraces only a few feet smaller than the rooms to which they are attached; others have direct access to the two-acre lawned roof terrace beneath historic Calton Hill. Whether you are here for business or leisure, our spirit is individual enough to make your stay feel like a retreat.