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Apex City Hotel

4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   61 Grassmarket, Edinburgh EH1 2HJ, Scotland
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Oxford, United Kingdom
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86 reviews 86 reviews
82 hotel reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I have stayed here before a few years ago, and chose it again this time as it was central and convenient for all the Fringe festival action – I was up there covering it for three days. It was over £200 a night, but you can’t really get anything that’s a good standard for a reasonable price during the festival.... More

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LisaCameronDGM, Manager at Apex City Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you so much for posting such a postive review on our hotel, it is always good to hear what our guests think of our services and facilities. Edinburgh comes alive in the month of August and our central location makes us a great base for guest to visit all the places of interest. I do hope that... More

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15 reviews 15 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We found this hotel online and were pleasantly surprised by how lovely it was. The location was perfect for accessing everything in Edinburgh by foot or by bus. Being on the Grassmarket allowed for a lot of great eating places and so convenient. Breakfast at the hotel was great and a good way to start our day. We had a... More

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LisaCameronDGM, Manager at Apex City Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to post a review on our hotel and I am really pleased to hear that you enjoyed your view of the Castle and the fireworks, we are very lucky to wake up to it every day. I do take onboard your comments about the lack of air conditioning and hopefully this is... More

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

We stayed for 2 nights for the tattoo. Cudnt fault check in service. Was quick and easy and all done with a smile. Room had a side view of street so was slightly quieter during the night. Breakfast was fab with lots of choice and if pre paid included all choices...I took advantage of this and had salmon and scrambled... More

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LisaCameronDGM, Manager at Apex City Hotel, responded to this review

Dear nessie1968, Many thanks for taking the time to post such as postive review and it was great to hear that you had such a fantastic stay. It is always good when our guests take the time to share their feedback to assist possible guests in making the right choice when booking a hotel and spending hard earned cash. I... More

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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I made a last minute booking to go the the fringe 23-24 Aug. I did expect the price of the hotel I booked to be a touch expensive and the Apex one was £130 per night. However, I wanted to go 4 Star and the web site photos looked okay. When we arrived I was not impressed firstly by the... More

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Ludlow, United Kingdom
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We stayed three nights here for the 2014 fringe and had a great time. The hotel couldn't be faulted, the staff were friendly and professional. Breakfast was good, free papers available, excellent WiFi (free) and a not too expensive bar (if you want a quiet drink at the end of a busy festival night it's worth an extra quid or... More

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LisaCameronDGM, Manager at Apex City Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to post a review on our hotel and I'm pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay and most the most of your visit to Edinburgh. I agree that we have a great location which makes us an ideal base to reach all the attractions that our city has to offer. Hopefully... More

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33 reviews 33 reviews
17 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The hotel is in a perfect position. In fact this is the best thing about the hotel. The room was very nice and clean but I can imagine that at a warmer time it would be unbearable as when we stayed the temperature in Edinburgh was 15 degrees C. so I don't know what it would have been like with... More

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LisaCameronDGM, Manager at Apex City Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Marymireia, Thank you for taking the time to post such a positive review on our hotel and I'm pleased that you had the opportunity to expierience our vibriant city. I have passed on you feedback to Ray and Vinni (whiskyman) and they send their regards back to you. I do hope that we will have the opportunity to welcome... More

Oslo
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed here during the Fringe Festival 2014. The staff is exceptionally nice and helpful. The rooms are nice, the bathrooms are spacious and comfortable. We skipped breakfast here, I'm sure it's amazing but it was a bit too expensive for us, but there were lots of little cafés nearby where you can eat breakfast. I liked Hulu Juice just a... More

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Lindsay S, General Manager at Apex City Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guest The Festival is always a great time to visit Edinburgh with its world famous Tattoo and the fun Fringe to select from - I'm sure you must have had a great time. As you quite correctly point out we are also very well located for all the great attractions Edinburgh has to offer and I do hope you... More

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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

well, we'd read reviews of sweltering hot rooms. poor service and other negative points, but were pleasantly surprised at what we found. we travelled up for 2 nights while visiting the Commonwealth Games and in the height of the heat wave of July. our room was ready on arrival and was one of the rooms overlooking the courtyard (308 -... More

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Lindsay S, General Manager at Apex City Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guest Thank you for taking the time to leave a review following your recent stay with us. I am glad you found your room to be comfortable and enjoyed your visit. Unfortunately a lot of guests have a preconception that breakfast in a hotel will be very expensive. As you kindly point out this is not always the case.... More

Belfast, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a perfectly located hotel for a recent trip to Edinburgh. The room was good, at the side of the hotel but we could still see the castle and it was quiet. Spacious bathroom and toiletries provided. The best aspect for me was the lovely girls on reception who were so friendly and welcoming, giving advice, storing our bags... More

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Lindsay S, General Manager at Apex City Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guest My staff on the front desk managed to see your review before I did and made a great point of making sure I saw your fantastic comments. I am sure they will remind me again when it comes to the next pay review!! Thank you for taking the time to post feedback on Tripadvisor and I am glad... More

Perth, Australia
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37 reviews 37 reviews
13 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed at the hotel for the Tattoo and the festival. You can walk to most of the festival venues and it was only 5 minutes walk to the castle for the Tattoo. The rooms were large and well appointed although no safe in the room was disappointing. The meals were great and service excellent. The area of the hotel called... More

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Lindsay S, General Manager at Apex City Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guest When a guest has travelled all the way from Australia it is even more important they have an enjoyable visit, and on this occasion I am so pleased this was the case. It was also nice to read that you would recommend us and that you received "great service" from my staff. I trust you enjoyed the festival... More

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Address: 61 Grassmarket, Edinburgh EH1 2HJ, Scotland
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Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Edinburgh
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Hotel Class:4 star — Apex City Hotel 4*
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In the heart of Edinburgh’s Old Town, this contemporary hotel has 119 stylish rooms. Designed for comfort, rooms include HD widescreen LCD TV, large desk, free Wi-Fi and local calls, ground coffee and selected teas, luxury toiletries, iron and ironing board. Facilities include Agua Bar and Restaurant, event space for up to 80 delegates, use of leisure facilities a few doors away at Apex International including pool, tropicarium and gym. ... more   less 
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