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Apex Waterloo Place Hotel

#23 of 146 Hotels in Edinburgh
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

I stayed for 2 nights on business as was impressed with the hotel. The location is great, 5 mins from the train station, 5 mins from the shops and city centre. The staff were friendly on check in and the room itself was well appointed. The room had everything that you would expect from this type of hotel. The only... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Stayed here for 3 nights and as I arrived early the kind hotel reception staff arranged an early room change so I could check in early and go of to a meeting. I was assigned a room on level 3 which was OK, a bit on the small side, shower only - no bath, but I could not get a... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Really exceeded my expectations. Perfect location, 5 mins from the train station and the Royal Mile, and right on the edge of the New Town. Nice understated and contemporary decor, pretty decent and filling breakfast. We stayed in a superior room and loved it. Only downside - the gym is pretty non-existent - a couple of running machines and no... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 194 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The Apex Waterloo Place Hotel is one of the best hotels we have stayed in. The check-in process was met by highly trained and professional staff who handled our requests with care. The rooms were clean, brightly lit, trendy and very comfortably set up. The bathroom is relatively big and very well finished. Definitely quality for your money. The hotel... More 

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Portland, Maine
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A four night stay confirmed my selection of the Apex Waterloo Place Hotel for its excellent location and well appointed rooms. The pre-payment option makes the Apex Waterloo a well-priced upper-tier option. The staff was friendly and efficient and the spacious room included both a soaking tub and oversized stand-up shower - not something you see in many hotels these... More 

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Wallsend, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Stayed in the hotel for 2 nights, whilst in Edinburgh on a short break. Was booked by my partner, so I had no part in the choice. But she made a brilliant choice. We were there to see Derren Brown in the Playhouse, and it was perfectly placed for that, just a 5 minute walk away. Ideally located being 2... More 

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We spent a long weekend here and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. We stayed in a Superior room which was a very good size, had all the amenities you would hope for (tea & coffee, safe, ironing board, good TV, free WiFi, good sized bathroom, quality toiletries etc) and thanks to being on a fairly high floor, it was lovely and quiet.... More 

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Glossop, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Just returned from a three night stay went to see Lionel Richie in concert at the castle which was brill apart from the weather it was freezing but luckily stayed dry for a few hours. The hotel is in a great location and really handy for train station especially if you use the short cut from the basement level. Check... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We have just returned from a 2 night stay at this hotel, it's in an excellent location and is very clean, however it's missing personality! The layout of the reception area means that staff don't engage with guests, so apart from booking in and checking out we had very little interaction with the staff. It's pricey, and yes I appreciate... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The train station is only a block away. Old town/castle are walking distance, as are restaurants in the new town area. Room was nice size, with a comfortable bed, and the bathroom had a big shower. We had a desk light that didn’t work and brought it to the cleaning staff’s attention, but it never was fixed. We also had... More 

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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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