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Apex Waterloo Place Hotel

4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   23 - 27 Waterloo Place, Edinburgh EH1 3BH, Scotland
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Enjoyed our stay at Apex Waterloo. The location is perfect. Walking distance to old town and other attractions. The room was a little small for three of us but nice. The restaurant for breakfast was good but we found simpler and cheaper alternatives close by after our first morning. Wifi was mostly not working throughout our stay. Shower never got... More

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Bungendore, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Have not stayed in a better place in our 5 weeks (to date) trip. Staff unloaded suitcases from car & took them to our room while we parked. Huge bed with soft pillows & the best shower you could wish for! Quiet, excellent food, friendly staff & walking distance to Royal Mile & Hopon/Hopoff bus. Don't stay anywhere else in... More

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AlanHarbisher, General Manager at Apex Waterloo Place Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Jenny J It's fantastic to hear that we currently top your list of places you've stayed during your 5 weeks of travel. It would be great to welcome you back if you come this way again. Enjoy the rest of your time away before heading home to Australia. All the very best Alan Harbisher General Manager More

Fort William
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This hotel was in an ideal situation to see the sights of Edinburgh. The room was clean and fresh and though looking out on to Waterloo Place there was no noticeable noise. We were pleasantly greeted by reception staff who gave clear direction to the room. There was also city parking fairly close by but at a cost of £18... More

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AlanHarbisher, General Manager at Apex Waterloo Place Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Mavis V Many thanks for posting your review. It's great to hear you enjoyed your stay and that our Front Desk Team were helpful. Our location is great, close enough to the City Centre attractions and shopping yet just far enough away from the noise and hustle and bustle of the surrounding streets. It's also good to hear you... More

San Antonio, Texas
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39 reviews 39 reviews
12 hotel reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The apex has it all, fabulous service, beautiful rooms, great food all tucked into the center of the city. We walked to the old city, shopping on Princes Street, and to Calton Hill from here. You want to make sure to get a room facing the old city, not behind the hotel.

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AlanHarbisher, General Manager at Apex Waterloo Place Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Emily C Thanks for posting your positive review following your recent stay. It certainly sounds like our location suited you and I hope you saw all the sights and attractions during your time here in Edinburgh. I hope to welcome you back to Waterloo Place should you be planning any further trips to Edinburgh. Warmest regards Alan Harbisher General... More

Tonypandy, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is the best experience at 'Check-in' I've ever had in the UK; gave my name and was handed the key without endless tapping of keyboards and riffling through card index boxes. The room was very spacious and comfortable with a decent sized bath room. My meal in the restaurant was fine, nicely cooked and well presented. Breakfast was good;... More

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AlanHarbisher, General Manager at Apex Waterloo Place Hotel, responded to this review

Many thanks for the 5* review JOHN C. Great to hear you enjoyed your stay and that our front desk team were super efficient. The exit at level zero certainly makes the walk to Waverley Station that little bit quicker. I hope we can welcome you back again soon. Warmest regards Alan Harbisher General Manager More

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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I stayed here for a girls weekend last year and just rebooked for my parents anniversary next May. The location is great, rooms are spacious and really nice decorated and the staff really helpful. The bar was nice too - didn't get to use the spa unfortunately but the afternoon tea was yummy!! The beds were so comfy and we... More

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AlanHarbisher, General Manager at Apex Waterloo Place Hotel, responded to this review

Dear purepleasureseeker Really great to hear that you enjoyed your girls weekend last year and that you have since recommended our Hotel to others. I hope we can welcome you back at some point too. Many thanks Alan Harbisher General Manager More

London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We stayed 3 nights at the Apex International in a very spacious, comfortable and clean family room for 3. Our 15 year old slept on a lovely pull out bed and was happy, our double was just perfect. No outside noise from the traffic, although our room overlooked the main road. Elemis bathroom toiletries smelt amazing, Cappuccino machine with coffee... More

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AlanHarbisher, General Manager at Apex Waterloo Place Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Daniak4 I'm really pleased to hear that you and your family enjoyed your recent stay here at Waterloo Place. Our location as you state is ideal for the airbus to the airport and also for all the local attractions and interesting places to visit. Glad to hear a comfy nights sleep was had on the pull out bed. I... More

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35 reviews 35 reviews
16 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Stayed here a year ago at Festival time and came back again. It is well placed, very modern, and very friendly. It is excellent and highly recommended. The rooms are well soundproofed and the place is kept very clean

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AlanHarbisher, General Manager at Apex Waterloo Place Hotel, responded to this review

Dear KeninWLondon It's really great to hear that you enjoyed your second stay here. Thank you for the positive review. It sounds as though our location is ideal for you. Hopefully we can welcome you back again during the August 2015 Edinburgh Festivals. Warmest regards Alan Harbisher General Manager More

Peterborough, UK
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32 reviews 32 reviews
20 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Not a small hotel by any means....Staff good but it still had that large hotel feel. BUT we were not rushed at breakfast, and the staff always attentive. The only thing that marked it down was the price, even for the festival,

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AlanHarbisher, General Manager at Apex Waterloo Place Hotel, responded to this review

Dear travoman Thanks for taking the time to post your review. Pleasing to hear you found the team here attentive and I hope you will look to return again in the future. Many thanks Alan Harbisher General Manager More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Our family loved our stay at the Apex Waterloo. From helping us plan our travel and excursions in Edinburgh and beyond (over emails before we arrived and in person while there) to providing safe and delicious meals for our son who has a severe dairy allergy, we were incredibly pleased by and grateful for the staff members' knowledge and help.... More

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AlanHarbisher, General Manager at Apex Waterloo Place Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Liz W Thanks for the review. I'm really pleased to hear how much you and your family enjoyed your stay and that we were able to provide suitable meals for your Son. It's great to also hear that the team assisted with some planning before you arrived so that you could make the most of your time here in... More

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Address: 23 - 27 Waterloo Place, Edinburgh EH1 3BH, Scotland
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Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Edinburgh
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Hotel Class:4 star — Apex Waterloo Place Hotel 4*
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#2 Spa Hotel in Edinburgh #6 Family Hotel in Edinburgh #7 Business Hotel in Edinburgh #10 Luxury Hotel in Edinburgh #13 Romantic Hotel in Edinburgh
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Located in the city centre to the East of Princes Street, this historic building combines traditional features with contemporary style. This four star deluxe hotel has 186 stylish en-suite rooms with widescreen LCD TV, large desk, free Wi-Fi and local calls, ground coffee and selected teas, luxury toiletries, iron and ironing board. Other facilities include Elliot's Bar and Restaurant, Events space for up to 184, and a Spa. The spa's pool, sauna and gym are free to guests and a range of Elemis spa treatments can be booked in the single and couples treatment rooms. ... more   less 
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