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Apex Waterloo Place Hotel

#17 of 146 Hotels in Edinburgh
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23 - 27 Waterloo Place, Edinburgh EH1 3BH, Scotland
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Cheltenham, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2011

I was staying in Edinburgh, as I was meeting my friend who I had gone to college with, so this was a really important trip. I understand this is unavoidable by the hotel, so this isn't a moan just an observation, but the lobby is extremely small. It was very busy at check-in with limited space to move. I expected... More 

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Warsaw, Poland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2011

I selected this hotel because of many positive opinions here. It seemed that I indeed made a good choice - although the rooms are really very small. On the arrival I was asked for a credit card to guarantee my payment - and was assured it will not be debited now but on the departure. So be careful when you... More 

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Barrow-in-Furness
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2011

We stayed at the Apex Hotel when our son got married in Edinburgh. Wow. What a hotel. The staff were so friendly and helpful it would be hard to beat. At one point we got in the into the lift with a couple of members of the maintenance team and they made us feel so welcome, it was like bumping... More 

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2011

We stayed in the Apex Waterloo Place in Edinburgh for 3 nights, and I have to say we really enjoyed it. The reception staff were very friendly and advised that check-in was 2:30pm, but if the room was to be ready before then, we would be told this by a call to a mobile number if we would like. As... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2011

We try to stay at the Apex Waterloo Place on every visit to Edinburgh. It has a great location for transport (station, airport bus) as well as for shopping, nightlife and sightseeing. Most rooms are generously spacious, modern and well equipped (good TV channels, efficient Wifi, generous FREE tea, coffee etc etc). Although location is central and the hotel is... More 

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Ludlow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2011

The hotel was in a fantastic location for exploring the city and for reaching the railway sation. The exploror bus stop was oppisie the hotel entrance. The room was well designed clean and very nicely decorated and appointed. The meals were well prepared, plenty of choice, beautifully presented and the waiting staff gave the impression that nothing was too much... More 

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Walsall, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2011

Me and my husband stayed here for a friends wedding and I have no complaints at all. Hotel was lovely. We checked in at half 12 even though check in is 2:30pm and the room was ready. Had room 512 which is lovely. Had a full bath and shower in the bathroom. Also had a huge flat tv screen and... More 

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Penistone, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2011

Stayed here for two nights with my wife for a two night city break in Edinburgh for our wedding aniversary. We found the hotel to be only 10mins (max) walk from the Waverly train station. Arrived really early and this was no problem to the staff, arrived at 10:30 rather than 15:00 as we wanted to make the most of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2011

Stayed here for 2 nights over Easter and have to say i thoroughly enjoyed my stay here. Staff were excellent and had the luxury of upgrade upon check-in . Room was great with everything you could possible want. Bed was just so comfortable and just sank into it every night. Don't miss the breakfast there either as the food and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2011

Stayed in room 512 which is on the ground floor from Waterloo place. Location is great, 2 minutes to the station and across the bridge from the royal mile. Overall the hotel was lovely and a great value. Rooms are very nicely decorated in a modern style, bathroom is full bath and shower. We dud have a few issues, ceiling... More 

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