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Apex Waterloo Place Hotel
Apex Waterloo Place Hotel
Apex Waterloo Place Hotel
Apex Waterloo Place Hotel
Apex Waterloo Place Hotel
Apex Waterloo Place Hotel
Apex Waterloo Place Hotel

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8.8

Excellent

4,370 reviews

4,370 reviews

Housekeeping12
Breakfast5
View3
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9.4

Exceptional

Location rating score

Exceptional location - 20 meters from city center
Exceptional for walking
Parking
Available
Walkable places
Ingleby Gallery

30 m

The Burns Monument

30 m

Emma Roy's

50 m

Duke of Wellington

70 m

Waterloo Place

120 m

Popular landmarks
Calton Hill

300 m

The Real Mary King's Close

510 m

Edinburgh Old Town

590 m

Royal Mile Street

740 m

National Museum of Scotland

760 m

Closest landmarks
Pivo Caffé

40 m

Old Calton Burial Ground

60 m

Omni

190 m

Vue Cinema

220 m

Main post office

240 m

Apex Waterloo Place Hotel

23-27 Waterloo Place, New Town, Edinburgh, United Kingdom, EH1 3BH - See map

Get your trip off to a great start with a stay at this property, which offers free Wi-Fi in all rooms. Conveniently situated in the New Town part of Edinburgh, this property puts you close to attractions and interesting dining options. Don't leave before paying a visit to the famous Edinburgh Castle. Rated with 4 stars, this high-quality property provides guests with access to massage, restaurant and fitness center on-site.

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Highlights

Sparkling clean

290 meters to public transportation

Front desk [24-hour]

Excellent room comfort & quality

300 meters to Calton Hill

Wellness
Everything you need for a rejuvenating retreat for both body and spirit.
Spa & Beauty
Massage
Sauna
Spa
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Workout and Leisure
Fitness center
Swimming pool [indoor]

Facilities

Front desk [24-hour]

Car park

Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

Check-in/out [express]

Swimming pool [indoor]

Fitness center

Luggage storage

Sauna

Your dates are popular among travelersUsers are booking a place in Edinburgh every 14 minutes on Agoda.com
Value for money8.3
Location rating9.4
Nearest airportEdinburgh Airport (EDI)
Distance to airport10.9 km

Rooms available at Apex Waterloo Place Hotel

Excellent
Room comfort & quality

8.8

Family Room
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  • Room size: 32 m²/344 ft²
  • Street view
  • 1 sofa bed and 1 king bed
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Master Suite
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  • Room size: 40 m²/431 ft²
  • Street view
  • 1 king bed
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Superior Double
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  • Room size: 31 m²/334 ft²
  • Street view
  • 1 king bed
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Deluxe Double
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  • Room size: 28 m²/301 ft²
  • Street view
  • 1 king bed
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City Twin
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  • Room size: 25 m²/269 ft²
  • City view
  • 2 single beds
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Duplex Suite
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  • Room size: 45 m²/484 ft²
  • Street view
  • 1 king bed
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City Double
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  • Room size: 25 m²/269 ft²
  • City view
  • 1 king bed
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Superior Twin
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  • Room size: 31 m²/334 ft²
  • Shower
  • 2 single beds
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Group Room
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  • Room size: 25 m²/269 ft²
  • Shower
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City Room
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  • Room size: 25 m²/269 ft²
  • Shower
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Frequently asked questions

What time is check-in and check-out at Apex Waterloo Place Hotel?

Check-in is from 02:30 PM, and check-out is until 11:00 AM. You may request early check-in or late check-out during booking, subject to availability. Guests checking in or out before or after the designated periods may be charged an additional fee. The hotel offers luggage storage to guests for before check-in and after check-out. The front desk is always open, day or night.

How do I get to Apex Waterloo Place Hotel?

If you're looking for an easy way to get around Edinburgh with private transportation, the hotel can arrange taxi service.

What are my dining options at Apex Waterloo Place Hotel?

Apex Waterloo Place Hotel features an on-site restaurant for your dining convenience.

What is the smoking policy at Apex Waterloo Place Hotel?

Apex Waterloo Place Hotel does not permit smoking in any of its rooms, but allows smoking in designated areas.

What restaurants are nearby Apex Waterloo Place Hotel?

Apex Waterloo Place Hotel is located in New Town, famous for good restaurants such as Standing Order, The Guildford Arms and Amarone.

What popular shopping places are close to Apex Waterloo Place Hotel?

Apex Waterloo Place Hotel is located in New Town area which features shopping places such as Ingleby Gallery, Emma Roy's and St James Shopping.

What are popular attractions near Apex Waterloo Place Hotel?

Apex Waterloo Place Hotel is located in New Town area, which is famous for attractions such as Princes Street Gardens, Scottish National Portrait Gallery and Princes Street.

What popular natural sightseeing spots are close to Apex Waterloo Place Hotel?

Apex Waterloo Place Hotel is located in the New Town area, which is famous for natural sightseeing destinations such as Edinburgh Run Tours - Tours.

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What people love about Apex Waterloo Place Hotel

  • 10

    Exceptional
    Breakfast

    "Breakfast was very good."

    Nawal

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    June 12, 2022

  • 10

    Exceptional
    Location

    "Plenty of bars and restaurants nearby and walking distance to royal mile too."

    allison

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    April 5, 2022

  • 10

    Exceptional

    "Excellent value for a hotel in centre of town."

    Barbara

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    November 11, 2018

Property ranking|Compared to 1,533 Edinburgh properties
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Room comfort score
8.8/10
Location score
9.4/10
Cleanliness score
9/10
Service score
8.8/10
Better than
99
%
of Edinburgh properties
Better than
98
%
of Edinburgh properties
Better than
97
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of Edinburgh properties
Better than
96
%
of Edinburgh properties
Overall rating:

8.8

Excellent
4,370 reviews
Cleanliness
9.0
Facilities
8.4
Location
9.4
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More about Apex Waterloo Place Hotel

More about Apex Waterloo Place Hotel

Apex Waterloo Place Hotel

Apex Waterloo Place Hotel is a distinct addition to Edinburgh and a smart choice for travelers. This hotel is in the vicinity of popular city attractions, conveniently located for travelers to explore. Are you seeking the true Edinburgh? Experiencing the best of the city's culture is easy with a stay at Apex Waterloo Place Hotel, located merely 1.0 km from Edinburgh Castle.
Apex Waterloo Place Hotel offers impeccable service and all the essential amenities to travelers. Free internet access provided within the hotel keeps you connected throughout your stay. Exploring Edinburgh is made even more convenient with the taxi services available at the hotel. Always get the assistance you need with front desk services including concierge service, express check-in or check-out, luggage storage and safety deposit boxes.
For longer stays or whenever you need it, the laundry service keeps your favorite travel outfits clean and available. Feel like doing nothing? Available services like 24-hour room service, room service and daily housekeeping let you get the most out of your time at the Apex Waterloo Place Hotel. For health reasons, smoking is not permitted anywhere inside the hotel. For guests who would like to smoke, the designated smoking areas are available.
All rooms at Apex Waterloo Place Hotel are designed and decorated to make guests feel right at home. Enjoy your stay even more at the hotel, knowing that some selected rooms include linen service and air conditioning. Some rooms at Apex Waterloo Place Hotel are available with design features like a separate living room. For a bit of entertainment, guests will find daily newspaper, television and cable TV available in some selected rooms.
Don't worry about being thirsty as a refrigerator, a coffee or tea maker, bottled water, instant coffee and instant tea are provided in some guestrooms. Apex Waterloo Place Hotel also provides a hair dryer, toiletries, bathrobes and towels in bathrooms for select rooms.


Dining and things to do

Don't start your vacation days without your morning coffee, available every morning in the café. A number of great dining options at the hotel assures that you'll always have convenient and delicious choices. A great night out couldn't be easier! Enjoy a fun evening without traveling outside at the bar. At Apex Waterloo Place Hotel you can even have groceries delivered to your room with their convenient service.
Apex Waterloo Place Hotel offers an excellent variety of recreational facilities. A relaxing end to every day is possible with a visit to the massage, steam room, spa and sauna. Don't forget to make a visit or two to the hotel's pool. Burn off you vacation calories with a quick visit to the hotel's fitness facility.


Around the property

An array of attractions are a must-see while visiting Edinburgh. A great museum trip can be had at Royal Yacht Britannia located 3.2 km away, with local art that provides a sense of the region. Don't forget to stop by the most iconic landmark in the area, the famous Arthur's Seat just 1.9 km away.


Reasons to stay here

Find rooms here that are cheaper than 98% of all other options in the city.
Compared to the city's accommodation options, this hotel scored higher than 98% of them for food and dining.
Guests who stayed at this hotel have scored it higher than 98% of accommodations in the city.

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Amenities and facilities
Excellent
Facilities

8.4

Most talked about facilities

Housekeeping

16 mentions

Breakfast

14 mentions

Swimming Pool

4 mentions

Food & Dining

3 mentions

Languages spoken

  • English

Internet access

  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
  • Internet services
  • Wi-Fi in public areas

Things to do, ways to relax

  • Fitness center
  • Massage
  • Sauna
  • Spa
  • Steamroom
  • Swimming pool [indoor]

Cleanliness and safety

  • Anti-viral cleaning products
  • First aid kit
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Hot water linen and laundry washing
  • Physical distancing of at least 1 meter
  • Protective screens in common areas
  • Room sanitization opt-out available
  • Rooms sanitized between stays
  • Shared stationery removed
  • Staff trained in safety protocol

Dining, drinking, and snacking

  • Alternative meal arrangement
  • Bar
  • Coffee shop
  • Grocery delivery
  • Restaurants
  • Room service [24-hour]

Services and conveniences

  • Air conditioning in public area
  • Concierge
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Elevator
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Heating in public area
  • Laundry service
  • Luggage storage
  • Meeting/banquet facilities
  • Safety deposit boxes
  • Smoke-free property
  • Smoking area

For the kids

  • Family room
  • Kids meal

Access

  • CCTV in common areas
  • CCTV outside property
  • Check-in/out [express]
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Front desk [24-hour]
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Pets allowed
  • Safety/security feature
  • Security [24-hour]
  • Smoke alarms

Getting around

  • Car park [on-site]
  • Taxi service

Available in all rooms

  • Accessible by elevator
  • Air conditioning
  • Alarm clock
  • Blackout curtains
  • Carpeting
  • Closet
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Complimentary tea
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Desk
  • Free bottled water
  • Free instant coffee
  • Hair dryer
  • Heating
  • In-room safe box
  • Ironing facilities
  • Linens
  • Private bathroom
  • Refrigerator
  • Safety/security feature
  • Satellite/cable channels
  • Shower
  • Sleep comfort items
  • Slippers
  • Smoke detector
  • Socket near the bed
  • Sofa
  • Telephone
  • Toiletries
  • Towels
  • Trash cans
  • Wake-up service
  • Walk-in shower
  • Wi-Fi [free]
Food and dining
Breakfast options
  • Full English/Irish
Restaurants on site

Elliot's

  • Cuisine: European
  • Menu: Buffet
Location
23-27 Waterloo Place, New Town, Edinburgh, United Kingdom, EH1 3BH
Exceptional
Location

9.4

Airports

  • Edinburgh Airport (EDI)
    10.9 km
  • Perth Airport (PSL)
    54.8 km

Public transportation

  • Edinburgh Train Station
    290 m
  • Haymarket Train Station
    2.2 km

Hospital or clinic

  • Edinburgh Chiropractic Clinic
    380 m

Shopping

  • Ocean Terminal
    3.0 km

Convenience store

  • Tesco Express
    330 m

Cash withdrawal

  • ATM
    230 m
What's nearby

Popular landmarks

  • Calton Hill
    300 m
  • The Real Mary King's Close
    510 m
  • Edinburgh Old Town
    590 m
  • Royal Mile Street
    740 m
  • National Museum of Scotland
    760 m
  • Camera Obscura and World of Illusions
    780 m
  • Palace of Holyroodhouse
    920 m
  • Edinburgh Castle
    1.0 km
  • Arthur's Seat
    1.9 km
  • Royal Yacht Britannia
    3.2 km

Nearby landmarks

  • Ingleby Gallery
    30 m
  • The Burns Monument
    30 m
  • Pivo Caffé
    40 m
  • Emma Roy's
    50 m
  • Old Calton Burial Ground
    60 m
  • Duke of Wellington
    70 m
  • Waterloo Place
    120 m
  • St James Shopping
    120 m
  • ICE Retail
    120 m
  • General Register House
    170 m
Distances shown are straight-line distances on the map. Actual travel distances may vary.
Property policies
Children and extra beds

Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose. Please check the individual room capacity for more details.

All children are welcome.

Infant 0-1 year(s)
Stay for free if using existing bedding.
Baby cot/crib may be requested directly from the property.
Children 2-17 year(s)
Stay for free if using existing bedding.
If you need an extra bed, it will incur an additional charge.
Guests 18 years and older are considered as adults
Must use an extra bed which will incur an additional charge.
Others
  • When booking more than 5 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.
Some helpful facts

Check-in/Check-out

  • Check-in from14:30
  • Check-out until11:00

The property

  • Number of restaurants1
  • Number of rooms 184

Reviews of Apex Waterloo Place Hotel from real guests

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8.7
/
10
Cleanliness9.0
Facilities8.4
Location9.4
Room comfort and quality8.8
Service8.8
Value for money8.3
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9+ Exceptional (66)
8-9 Excellent (64)
7-8 Very Good (43)
6-7 Good (10)
<6 Below Expectation (3)
Time of the year
Mar - May (38)
Jun - Aug (56)
Sep - Nov (52)
Dec - Feb (40)
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10.0
Exceptional
Krsitianna from Faroe Islands
Couple
Superior Double
Stayed 3 nights in November 2019

Good clean room.”

The only diffrance is the web page said superior room was good size with extra sofa and sitting table and bathtub, but this was not in the room. so there is a diffrance frome the homepage to what we had.

Reviewed November 08, 2019

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10.0
Exceptional
Nawal from United States
Couple
Room Assigned on Arrival
Stayed 2 nights in May 2022

2 day visit to Edinburgh”

spent two nights at the hotel and the location was perfect, close to all the attractions but far from the noise. The beds were so comfy it made it difficult to get out of bed. Breakfast was very good. staff was helpful and friendly. highly recommended!

Reviewed June 12, 2022

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10.0
Exceptional
allison from United Kingdom
Couple
City Double
Stayed 1 night in April 2022

Great location”

Hotel is just across the road from Waverley train station and right next to the new shopping centre so ideal location for travellers. Plenty of bars and restaurants nearby and walking distance to royal mile too.

Reviewed April 05, 2022

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10.0
Exceptional
Linda
Group
Superior Double
Stayed 1 night in April 2019

Exceptional”

The room and stay was excellent but slightly marred by the ongoing works creating noise and poor landscape, however I appreciate this is not in your hands it was nevertheless still happening.

Reviewed April 15, 2019

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9.2
Exceptional
Fanny from China
Family with teens
City Twin
Stayed 3 nights in March 2018

Outstanding location”

Walking to everything, but tucked away from the crowd of tourists.

Reviewed March 15, 2019

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9.3
Exceptional
Lai from Hong Kong SAR, China
Couple
City Double
Stayed 2 nights in December 2014

Clean and comfortable hotel with good location”

Convenient, Comfortable, Good staff

My stay in Apex Waterloo Place Hotel is perfect! The hotel is located at the city center and visitors can easily travel to different tourist points and restaurant under walkable distance. The hotel is just right next to the Edinburgh Christmas Carnival and the tourist meeting point for local tour "rabbies" so that I can fully utilise the time I stayed in Edinburgh. My package didn't include breakfast and the price for the food there is a bit high, but I think that's normal for a 4 star hotel. Generally I had a wonderful stay in Apex Waterloo.

Reviewed January 05, 2015

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8.4
Excellent
Robin from Indonesia
Couple
City Double
Stayed 3 nights in April 2017

Excellent”

First time in UK and Scotland, we went there for honeymoon trip. Apex waterloo location is perfect as it close to waverley station and any other attractions including cartlon hill, edinburgh castle, etc everything are on walking distance. The room itself is pretty small considering we have 2 big luggages. The bathroom was pretty big i suppose but no bathtub. The bed was the highlight of this hotel, it was really comfortable and we slept like a baby.

Reviewed May 03, 2017

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9.3
Exceptional
YAWIN from Indonesia
Family with teens
City Double
Stayed 1 night in February 2013

Beautiful hotel”

Location

a very beautiful hotel, which you can immediately see once you step into the lobby. the receptionist was a very helpful and friendly lady. the room was perfect and free wifi was provided. what we love was the location which was spot on in the middle of the new town of edinburgh. the hotel is within walking distance to shopping area, and many tourist attractions. not to mention waverley station is right in front. overall an excellent stay.

Reviewed February 20, 2013

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10.0
Exceptional
Janie from United States
Couple
City Double
Stayed 2 nights in May 2018

Exceptional”

Enjoyed this hotel. It is right by Waverley station and was easy to walk to the to do tourist attractions. The room was spacious and comfortable. It appears to have a nice pool/steam room/sauna amenities but unfortunately we did not get the opportunity to use them. The hotel is built on a bridge so the lobby is on the 5th floor which kept confusing us. There is also two Apex flags outside which mark the hotel but only one leads to the lobby. The other leads to some of the conference rooms. There is some street parking available right outside the hotel.

Reviewed June 03, 2018

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9.0
Exceptional
Lifeng from Singapore
Solo traveler
Superior Double
Stayed 1 night in October 2014

Great location and comfort!”

Bed, bathroom, quietness

Was greeted by very friendly staff during check in... And it was fast and efficient. The first impression of the room was "wow, don't really wanna go out and about. Jus wanna stay in the room". Not the most wonderful view(if any) but the exclusivity compensates all. Soaked in the tub was a long time, enjoying some alone time and jus relaxing w a book.. Did I mention that their toiletries was really good too and loved their comfortable bath robes as well:) great job Apex! Wonderful place to stay in:)

Reviewed November 02, 2014

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8.7
Excellent
Karen from United States
Solo traveler
City Twin
Stayed 5 nights in July 2012

Great location and amenities with helpful staff”

Located within easy walking distance of all the major tourist attractions and recommended restaurants, as well as near both bus and train terminals. Staff were friendly and helpful with any questions.

Thoroughly enjoyed my stay and will pick the Apex Waterloo the next time I visit Edinburgh.

Reviewed August 01, 2012

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7.3
Very good
Shauna from United Kingdom
Family with teens
City Twin
Stayed 2 nights in December 2011

Great Location”

Wonderful bedding

The Waterloo Apex is well located in an historic part of the city and within walking distance to the main train station. The hotel is fairly new and has been well done in a mininalist and chic style with attractive bar and restaurant areas. The room was smallish however beautifully done with excellent lighting and the flat screen tv sunk into the wall. The bed were super comfortable and the bedding ie pillows etc felt very luxurious. An added bonus was free local calls and very reasonable overseas charges with complimentary wifi too. There is a small indoor pool and gym area however this is a weak point in my view as with all indoor it felt somewhat oppressive.

Reviewed January 04, 2012

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8.3
Excellent
Wilson from Canada
Couple
City Twin
Stayed 2 nights in June 2012

Great location”

good location

Overall our stay was pleasant. We stayed in this hotel in 2 separate periods. We stayed for one night when we arrived Edinburgh, then we drove to Highlands in the next day. The stay for that night was excellent. The staff was very friendly and the room was excellent. However the second stay with the same hotel wasn't as perfect as the first night. The room wasn't as pleasant as the first night. It was on the 5th floor which was the ground floor basically. The drape can't be closed properly because the button at the end of the drape wasn't fixed. I reported that to the reception in the next morning but when I came back to the hotel in the afternoon, the drape wasn't fixed and I have to use a clip to close the drape. Other then this, the location of the hotel is perfect especially you are taking the train. The hotel is very clean too and very quiet.

Reviewed July 04, 2012

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8.7
Excellent
YA-LUAN from Taiwan
Couple
City Double
Stayed 1 night in May 2013

Comfortable stay in Edinburgh!”

location, wonderful staff, and quick access to the Rail station

Upon check in, we were introduced to the facilities available to us in the hotel. The staff was also very helpful in getting us to the rail station via the ground floor, which had a very easy and quick access to the railway platform, so instead of pulling all of our luggage to the main street, we were at the station in around 5 minutes. The room was big, and the best thing was that the bathroom had a bathtub! Excellent for relaxing your body after a tiring walking day in Edinburgh.

Reviewed June 06, 2013

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9.3
Exceptional
Ivan from Russia
Couple
Superior Double
Stayed 3 nights in October 2012

Cozy place in the heart of the city”

SPA, location, breakfast

2 (really 2!) minutes from railroad station (there is a little hint - use the lower door from hotel lowest floor) and you get to spacious room number. Perfect SPA service with water pool and quite nice english breakfast is sufficient enought to make me return to vigorous Edinburgh.

Reviewed January 17, 2013

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8.3
Excellent
wong from Hong Kong SAR, China
Couple
City Double
Stayed 2 nights in October 2013

Reasonable price with great room and services”

clean room, centrally located, good in room dinning services

This is my first time to stay in Apex which giving use wonderful experience. Clean and big room with nice view, centrally located and good services, including the in room dining. Very reasonable price for staying (I stayed in Sept) and I will recommend this to my friends.

Reviewed November 10, 2013

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10.0
Exceptional
Wilson from Canada
Couple
City Twin
Stayed 1 night in June 2012

Great location”

good location

Overall our stay was pleasant. We stayed for one night when we arrived Edinburgh. The stay for that night was excellent. The staff was very friendly and the room was excellent. The hotel is very clean too and very quiet.

Reviewed July 04, 2012

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9.0
Exceptional
Neha from India
Couple
City Double
Stayed 4 nights in May 2013

Awesome experience..would love to come back!”

location, staff, room

Excellent stay, very comfortable, amazing staff- upgraded us to a higher room at no added cost. walking distance from edinburgh waverley station and walking to most attractions in town

Reviewed May 13, 2013

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9.6
Exceptional
Chris from United Kingdom
Couple
Superior Double
Stayed 2 nights in January 2018

Excellent in every way”

Excellent, courteous, helpful staff, comfortable room, excellent breakfast, great facilities. A hotel situated at the top end of Princes Street so well connected to all the main attractions in Edinburgh.

Reviewed February 02, 2018

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8.0
Excellent
Karen from United Kingdom
Couple
Superior Double
Stayed 4 nights in November 2015

still a solid option in Edinburgh”

good hotel within easy walking distance of central Edinburgh. slight issue with agoda booking on arrival but was sorted out within a few hours, although not what you need after an international flight! Good hotel (and reasonably priced) option for Edinburgh.

Reviewed February 04, 2016

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