The Glasshouse (hotel)

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The Glasshouse, Autograph Collection Hotels
Glasshouse hotel looking up to Calton Hill
General information
LocationEdinburgh, Scotland
OpeningJune, 2003
OwnerYTL Hotels
ManagementAutograph Collection Hotels
Technical details
Floor count3
Other information
Number of rooms77
Number of suites20
Parkingoffsite, discounted
Official Site

The Glasshouse hotel in Edinburgh opened in June 2003[1] and is located on Greenside Place, next to the Playhouse Theatre. The hotel is on the edge of Edinburgh's New Town build into the 160-year-old façade of Lady Glenorchy Church. The hotel has 77 bedrooms (of which 20 are suites, all named after a specific brand of whisky) and two acre roof garden, overlooking Calton Hill. Notable guests include Westlife, Meryl Streep, Kelly Osbourne, Goldfrapp, Atomic Kitten, White Stripes, Steven Berkoff, Snow Patrol, Chuck Berry, Dennis Quaid, Annie Lennox, Kylie Minogue, Jessie J and Ben Elton and the Ceccarelli's family, Carlo and Alessia.[2]


The hotel has a five star status granted by Visit Scotland.

The Glasshouse has won the following awards:

  • 2014 'Most Stylish Hotel' Scottish Hotel Awards
  • 2013 SW Wedding Venue of the Year Scottish Wedding Awards
  • "One of the top 50 hottest hotels in the world" by Condé Nast Traveler magazine
  • Winner of the "Most Stylish Hotel" by the Scottish Style Awards
  • Winner of the "Sexiest Hotel in Scotland" by Hotel Review Scotland
  • Voted "Best hotel to get naked in" by Opodo
  • Winner of The Scottish Hotel Design Award by Hotel Review Scotland
  • Awarded as "Top 1% of hotels in the world" by Expedia

External links[edit]


  1. ^ Louise Bozec (28 May 2003). "Edinburgh's Glasshouse is a first for Eton Group". The Caterer. Retrieved 28 May 2003.
  2. ^ John Gibson (28 February 2008). "Well it was sexy enough for Kylie and Annie..." The Scotsman. Retrieved 28 February 2008.

Coordinates: 55°57′8″N 3°11′22″W / 55.95222°N 3.18944°W / 55.95222; -3.18944