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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
  • Sleep Quality
    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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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

First impressions were not good. We were emailed an offer of an upgrade to a suite, only to be told this was not available when we checked in. I said "well can you at least allow us to check in early then?", only to be told the room was not ready. This did not go down well with me and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Had a very enjoyable one night stay here! Superb sleep quality. Great room, very clean lots of room and comfortable! Nice thick walls too. Great central hotel. Pool is nice but small! Ideal for the kids and the restaurant is great too but the menu is not so wow! Not a great deal of choice. I'd for sure recommend staying... More 

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

We stayed in this hotel for 3 nights in May. The staff were great, the room was so nice, spacious and clean. The upgrade at check in was very much appreciated! The location of the hotel was so convenient for all our plans. Everything was just a short walk away. The nearby car park was also convenient. Highly recommend :)

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We stayed at the Apex Waterloo Place Hotel from May 7 to 11. It was a wonderful stay. The hotel was modern and comfortable. The room was a good size with a king size bed. The bathroom was large and bright. It had both a full size tub and a large shower. The tub even came with a rubber ducky.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is a nice friendly hotel in a good central location. It has a small but nice pool which we used a few times during our stay and which was always nice and quiet. I especially liked that they had a couple of baskets of floats and water toys for children to use. We stayed in room 852, it was... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 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 5 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 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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