Stylish travel: Staying in The Glasshouse, Edinburgh

Gothic towers and magical castles, Edinburgh is a gorgeous city waiting to be discovered…

For a girl who loves fairytales, Edinburgh has always been close to my heart. I have only been twice, but very much ended up nearly living there instead of here, in London.

I think it has something to do with the fact that I am a little overwhelmed by its grandeur, different to London’s granted, but breathtaking all the same.

We were invited stayed in the beautiful (and I mean really beautiful) hotel, The Glass House, which is part of The Eton Collection, by the lovely PR team. So called, because the exterior of it appears to be made entirely of such, apart from the cathedral-esque stone work jutting out of the building. This is actually the façade of the 150 year old Lady Glenorchy church. It defies all design and architectural reason, but this is all part of the magic you see. I was already more excited than when I read that Condé Nast Traveller had voted it as one of the top 50 coolest places to stay in the World!

Inside is just as gorgeous, from the little ‘honest bar’ (where you take a drink, and write down what you had), to the ‘Snug’ (all warm fires encircled by a plethora of comfy chairs and sofas).

The room, let’s talk about the room. We were presented with gorgeous whisky and cakes, an electric curtain you operated from your bed and stunning views of Calrton’s Hill. Need I say more? The Egyptian cotton bed linen and light streaming through the window is everything you will ever need in this world, ever.

Well, of course I must. You must explore the roof garden – it’s more like a roof wonderland. It seems to go on forever, with a huge amount of grass, lots of sweet-smelling plants and a view to kill for. I could see all of Edinburgh, right down to the distant beach. It’s not often you find something like that in a hotel, and I have stayed in a lot of hotels.

And eating there is just as exciting. Daylight streams in through the huge windows, giving you an expansive view of Carlton’s Hill. Breakfast was as much for the eyes as it was for the mouth with the delicious looking food. I had a beautiful fry up, which is what you need to fuel you up for a day of explorations.

So if you go to Edinburgh, I high recommend you stay at this gorgeous hotel. The welcome is just as beautiful as the hotel itself.

There is more information on the website, which you can find here.

The Glasshouse is only a short walk from Waverley station whilst Edinburgh Airport is only 25 minutes away by taxi, so whichever way you arrive, it is very central!

What do you think of the look of this hotel? Have you stayed here?

Sarah Betty xx

 

 

 

 

Gothic towers and magical castles, Edinburgh is a gorgeous city waiting to be discovered…

For a girl who loves fairytales, Edinburgh has always been close to my heart. I have only been twice, but very much ended up nearly living there instead of here, in London.

I think it has something to do with the fact that I am a little overwhelmed by its grandeur, different to London’s granted, but breathtaking all the same.

We were invited stayed in the beautiful (and I mean really beautiful) hotel, The Glasshouse, which is part of The Eton Collection, by the lovely PR team. So called, because the exterior of it appears to be made entirely of such, apart from the cathedral-esque stone work jutting out of the building. This is actually the façade of the 150 year old Lady Glenorchy church. It defies all design and architectural reason, but this is all part of the magic you see. I was already more excited than when I read that Condé Nast Traveller had voted it as one of the top 50 coolest places to stay in the World!

Inside is just as gorgeous, from the little ‘honest bar’ (where you take a drink, and write down what you had), to the ‘Snug’ (all warm fires encircled by a plethora of comfy chairs and sofas).

The room, let’s talk about the room. We were presented with gorgeous whisky and cakes, an electric curtain you operated from your bed and stunning views of Calrton’s Hill. Need I say more? The Egyptian cotton bed linen and light streaming through the window is everything you will ever need in this world, ever.

Well, of course I must. You must explore the roof garden – it’s more like a roof wonderland. It seems to go on forever, with a huge amount of grass, lots of sweet-smelling plants and a view to kill for. I could see all of Edinburgh, right down to the distant beach. It’s not often you find something like that in a hotel, and I have stayed in a lot of hotels.

And eating there is just as exciting. Daylight streams in through the huge windows, giving you an expansive view of Carlton’s Hill. Breakfast was as much for the eyes as it was for the mouth with the delicious looking food. I had a beautiful fry up, which is what you need to fuel you up for a day of explorations.

So if you go to Edinburgh, I high recommend you stay at this gorgeous hotel. The welcome is just as beautiful as the hotel itself.

There is more information on the website, which you can find here.

The Glasshouse is only a short walk from Waverley station whilst Edinburgh Airport is only 25 minutes away by taxi, so whichever way you arrive, it is very central!

What do you think of the look of this hotel? Have you stayed here?

Sarah Betty xx

 

 

 

Gothic towers and magical castles, Edinburgh is a gorgeous city waiting to be discovered…

For a girl who loves fairytales, Edinburgh has always been close to my heart. I have only been twice, but very much ended up nearly living there instead of here, in London.

I think it has something to do with the fact that I am a little overwhelmed by its grandeur, different to London’s granted, but breathtaking all the same.

We were invited stayed in the beautiful (and I mean really beautiful) hotel, The Glass House, which is part of The Eton Collection, by the lovely PR team. So called, because the exterior of it appears to be made entirely of such, apart from the cathedral-esque stone work jutting out of the building. This is actually the façade of the 150 year old Lady Glenorchy church. It defies all design and architectural reason, but this is all part of the magic you see. I was already more excited than when I read that Condé Nast Traveller had voted it as one of the top 50 coolest places to stay in the World!

Inside is just as gorgeous, from the little ‘honest bar’ (where you take a drink, and write down what you had), to the ‘Snug’ (all warm fires encircled by a plethora of comfy chairs and sofas).

The room, let’s talk about the room. We were presented with gorgeous whisky and cakes, an electric curtain you operated from your bed and stunning views of Calrton’s Hill. Need I say more? The Egyptian cotton bed linen and light streaming through the window is everything you will ever need in this world, ever.

Well, of course I must. You must explore the roof garden – it’s more like a roof wonderland. It seems to go on forever, with a huge amount of grass, lots of sweet-smelling plants and a view to kill for. I could see all of Edinburgh, right down to the distant beach. It’s not often you find something like that in a hotel, and I have stayed in a lot of hotels.

And eating there is just as exciting. Daylight streams in through the huge windows, giving you an expansive view of Carlton’s Hill. Breakfast was as much for the eyes as it was for the mouth with the delicious looking food. I had a beautiful fry up, which is what you need to fuel you up for a day of explorations.

So if you go to Edinburgh, I high recommend you stay at this gorgeous hotel. The welcome is just as beautiful as the hotel itself.

There is more information on the website, which you can find here.

The Glasshouse is only a short walk from Waverley station whilst Edinburgh Airport is only 25 minutes away by taxi, so whichever way you arrive, it is very central!

What do you think of the look of this hotel? Have you stayed here?

Sarah Betty xx

 

 

 

 

  • Poppy

    Wow it looks gorgeous. I want to stay there! Poppy xx