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Apex Waterloo Place Hotel

#17 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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Lausanne, Switzerland
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Last week we went to Edinburgh to celebrate my husband's birthday, this was our third time there and decided to try the Apex Waterloo. The hotel is greatly located, only 5 minutes walking from waverley bridge, where our airlink bus left us and where all the hop-on buses leave, 2 mins. from Princess Street and its shops, the North bridge... More 

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Dallas, Texas
18 reviews 18 reviews
16 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Just spent 3 nights in this beautiful hotel. The location is ideal; right next to the train station (Weaverly). Hotel is adjacent to Calton Hill and within a 10 minute walk to the Royal Mile. Lots of restaurants within a 5 minute walk. Tour companies and tour bus stops are literally right outside. What sets this hotel apart is the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I have to stay that this has got to be the best hotel I have ever stayed in. From the service on checking in, to the helpfulness of the staff in the restaurant. I stayed here with my friend for the weekend in March and the service was excellent, the rooms spotless, modern and comfortable. The breakfast was one of... More 

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52 hotel reviews
140 helpful votes 140 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Having just returned from a 3 night stay @ the APEX WATERLOO PLACE hotel I would highly recommend it to any prospective visitor to the city. It has an amazing location but has the luxury of being in a relatively quiet area. It's a stone's throw from the main thoroughfare of Princes Street in one direction and the spectacular panoramic... More 

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
17 reviews 17 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We stayed here just before Christmas for a few nights. If you book directly through their website you get a voucher to spend in the hotel on food and drink etc. Also see any offers on their website. We upgraded to a superior double room and whilst it was nice I probably would just settle from the standard room next... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

I chose the Ibis Waterloo Place, Edinburgh as a birthday treat for my partner as it was very central ams had a pool and spa. Staff were extremely helpful ams nothing was too much. The city room was very comfortable (including tea & coffee as well as toiletries) and a pretty good price for location and amenities. Great central location... More 

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Blairgowrie, United Kingdom
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8 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My favourite hotel in Edinburgh, always looking stay here when we visit. The rooms are great very big, modern. Great value for money. Staff helpful and very polite. Great location to shops and tourist attractions. I would recommend this Apex hotel very highly.

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Kilmarnock, United Kingdom
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5 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Travelled by train and only a couple of minutes walk from Waverly station. Hotel staff, rooms and food excellent. Breakfasts to die for! A little disappointed with waiting time in restaurant in the evening. Also ate at Howies on same street which was fantastic. Really great location for restaurants, shops, Calton hill, Scottish Parliament and Hollyrood Palace. Walked miles to... More 

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Cupar, Scotland, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a great day out. I bought my mother in law a day out for two to spa and afternoon tea. Then we added on a treatment each. The massage was amazing, best I have had since India, very deep and really good at getting to the problem points. I would definitely go back. Sauna and steam room were... More 

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Leek, United Kingdom
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed here 10-13 April 2015 on 4th floor which looks out onto the top of the swimming pool, so perhaps not the best view! However the room was extremely comfortable with excellent facilities, the staff were unfailingly polite and the prices acceptable for a good standard of hotel. Free fast wifi, sky tv etc if you'd rather hang about in... More 

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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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