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Apex Waterloo Place Hotel

#23 of 146 Hotels in Edinburgh
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Seattle, Washington
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59 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Located just a three-minute walk to the incredible Calton Hill (with sweeping Edinburgh views), the Apex Waterloo Place Hotel is just a few minute walk of the Waverly Station (the train station) and most of the attractions. It's about a 15-minute walk to the Edinburgh Castle. The location is great, but the hotel is in dire need of some maintenance.... More 

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London
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43 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This hotel is very middle of the road, if you need a comfortable place to stay in a good location a grade up from a travel lodge then this is it, but you will find no bell hops, or fluffy towels here. For hotel services, it could get a 4 star review but what lets it down is the value... More 

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Kitchener, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The hotel is in an old building, only a short walk from Waverley Station and the Edinburgh Tram going to the airport. The common areas and the room are modernly designed and very comfortable. Depending on where you room is located, you may have some extra stairs to navigate (It's an older building, but therein is its charm). The staff... More 

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Freehold, New Jersey
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Finished a ten day self-driving trip around Scotland here. Probably the best hotel we have ever stayed at. Room was perfect, high up, at the back, and quiet. Guest services to get wake-up call, check-in, and providing us a taxi, were all efficient. Breakfast and dinner were excellent. Very relaxing and elegant. Spectacular location to access the sites. Truly a... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Hotel is extremely well situated at the Waverley end of Princes Street with a direct access to the station. The room was very large with a sitting room and a very large bathroom with a stand alone bath , a separate shower stall and all amenities. Very comfortable bed with complimentary Elemis toiletries. Two televisions, excellent WIFI reception.Complimentary water and... More 

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WILMETTE
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This hotel is technically in New Town, and about a five minute walk from the Royal Mile. We loved being away from the hustle and bustle from the Royal Mile at night, yet loved the convenience of walking to Old Town n less than five minutes. The bathrooms are nice, but the grout was missing in some of the floor... More 

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Cary, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Room was well appointed, Staff was helpful and courteous. Wifi was slow, and restaurant was average. Location was close to shopping and some restaurants, as well as train station and busses. A little far from the Castle and other places of interest.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Happy to confirm our Impression of a very good hotel which is ideally located to allow easy access to most of the visitor attractions in the centre of Edinburgh. The hotel is close to both shopping and public transport centres. We are happy to compliment the obvious commitment of staff, the quality of the facilities on offer and the positive... More 

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

I booked this for a surprise 10th wedding anniversary night away and it didn't disappoint, The staff made us feel special, the hotel could not be in a better location. The room was high end if not luxurious and very comfortable. The walk in shower was really nice. I recommend this hotel for something a little more special at a... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago 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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Staying in Broughton & Calton

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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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