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Apex Waterloo Place Hotel

#21 of 146 Hotels in Edinburgh
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23 - 27 Waterloo Place, Edinburgh EH1 3BH, Scotland
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Los Angeles, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Stayed 2x in 1 week. Our first stay was for 3 days. Stayed at the 8th floor with wonderful view. But one elevator was out of service the first night, by the end of the stay both elevators are out! This is after a day spent walking/climbing all over Scotland. 2nd stay was for 1 night, the air conditioning unit... More 

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Merseyside, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

My boyfriend and I stayed here for the Edinburgh derby in April, and this hotel was the perfect base for the city centre and just a 10-15 minute walk to Easter Road. The staff at the hotel were very friendly and welcoming and the room was gorgeous - the only slight drawback was that we couldn't get much of a... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The hotel was wonderful. Very helpful staff, clean and comfy rooms. Ate the bar and was very pleased with the meal. Hotel was a little far from the Edinburgh Castle which is the heart of the town but the bus stop right outside the hotel got us there in no time. Overall a good experience

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Malvern, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We chose the Apex as it was within walking distance from the train and close to the Royal Mile. We had flown into Glasgow for a few days and wanted to take the train to Edinburgh without having to bother with a taxi. This hotel was perfect. Upon our arrival everyone at the reception desk as well as the concierge... More 

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Hamilton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My husband and I stayed at the Apex Waterloo at the beginning of May for 3 nights. Our original hotel of choice in Edinburgh was booked and Expedia was running a buy-2-get-one-night-free deal so we took a chance. It was absolute serendipity! We would not hesitate to book this or any Apex property again. Check in was a breeze and... More 

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Stirling, Scotland, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My boyfriend and I stayed at the Apex Waterloo last weekend as a birthday gift. The location of the hotel was great as it was only a five minute walk from Waverley train station. On arrival, check-in was quick and the room was spotless. My boyfriend had requested for rosé wine and chocolates as it was a special occasion and... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We stayed at the Apex, Waterloo Place, Edinburgh, it was a lovely hotel and very central to all locations, Royal Mile, Princes Street, Playhouse Theatre and also bus station. We had an excellent breakfast and the staff were really lovely, we will definitely go back xxxx

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My boyfriend took me here for my birthday as I turned the grand old age of...19...He booked the duplex suite for us which was just fabulous. he had ordered rose petals and chocolate to be arranged in the shape of a heart on the bed which was just beautiful. The room has an upstairs with the bedroom and spacious bathroom... More 

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Keflavik, Iceland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My stay at the Apex Waterloo was relatively pleasant. The room was spacious and cosy with a large and superb bathroom. Unfortunately the only window faced an ugly courtyard which diminished the light so the room had a cavelike feeling. This didn't matter so much as I always end up in hotel rooms facing courtyards. Seems to be my fate.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Had asked for top floor view of the castle & that's exactly what we got upon check in! Room was well appointed & clean except for the bath robes which were rather disgusting to find. One had makeup all around the collar & looked like someone wore overtop of new wet blue jeans. & the other had used tissues wadded... More 

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