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Apex Waterloo Place Hotel

#23 of 146 Hotels in Edinburgh
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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Decent hotel and convenient location. I wouldn't give it a 4 star rating as they advertise. Definitely 3 stars. The hotel needs a bit of updating and common area cleaning. The bar area is nice and comfortable. The breakfast restaurant is very good. Definitely recommend the French toast! The rooms are nice and the bed is cozy. The showers are... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A great location; breakfast was hot and good with many options. Service was either really good and those employees should wear gold bars! And others should be let go due to lack of interest and care. Don't get a room on the 10th floor--demand another floor-- this is a "servants" floor with small crapped rooms--small even by Europe standards!

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Mainz, Germany
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Yes, the location is good - a few minutes walk from the beginning of Princes St. and the main station and 5 minutes across the bridge to the Royal Mile. Despite being between the A900 and the A1, there was little traffic noise in our inward-facing room on the 8th floor (this being Edinburgh, the ground floor confusingly is on... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Stayed here last year with friends. Gorgeous hotel, perfect location for seeing around central Edinburgh. Would definitely recommend. Staff were helpful and polite and room was clean and smart. Would visit again!

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The hotel is affordable and in good location next to train station and other attractions. the rooms are clean but the bed is strictly for 2. The breakfast is free for children under 11 years and 12 pounds for adults on discount rate otherwise 20. The staff are friendly. The pool is OK for change. The festivals are all around... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is the second time I've stayed at this hotel. Once again I had a great experience. I chose the hotel because it is very close to Waverly Station (since I usually arrive from London by train), it is in a central part of the city, and it was across from where the Heart of Scotland tour picks up for... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We did not enjoy our stay. The food at breakfast was excellent and the staff were helpful and polite. The rest of the staff we met were incompetent eg those in the restaurant or hostile eg the concierge! The beds were too soft. We chose this hotel because of its location near Waverley station.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The hotel is nicely located with a short distance to Princes Street, it has a small lobby with direct access to the bar.. The room was very small and so the bathroom. The breakfast was limited in varieties. The staff were friendly and polite. You can get better hotel options in the city.

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Underberg, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Great hotel very central and in walking distance to Waverley Station. Friendly and helpful staff. Room spacious and comfortable. Room service quick. Food was tasty. Would definitely recommend this hotel and come back again. Thanks for a great stay.

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Guildford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We have stayed he twice now and on both occassions have been extremely pleased with the friendly staff especially George on the reception and the overall cleanliness of the hotel and rooms. The location is very central for visiting various attractions and we would not hesitate to book again. Keep up the good work.

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Broughton & Calton
Lying where grandiose New Town townhouses give way to malls and utilitarian housing, Broughton and Calton have long been transitional neighborhoods with a mixed identity. It’s here that Edinburgh’s gay village found a home in the 1980s. But gay culture is anything but overt along bustling epicenter Broughton Street; even if polished pubs, hip bistros, smart delis and art galleries all speak of affluent good taste. The top of Leith Walk is more ragged. This major thoroughfare boasts a famously gritty gay club, as well as a strip of good Indian restaurants. Regal Georgian and Victorian townhouses preside over largely deserted streets in Calton, where only the occasional restaurant or hotel brings much life. Even so, a steady trickle of idlers and picnickers pass by to climb Calton Hill for its wide-open lawns, wonderful city views, and curious monuments – an Athenian-style temple among them.
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