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Apex City Hotel

4.0 of 5 61 Grassmarket, Edinburgh EH1 2HJ, Scotland
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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San DIego, CA
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54 reviews 54 reviews
31 hotel reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The most attractive part of this hotel is that it was in the middle of most things and easy to get around. You can walk (uphill) to Edinburgh Castle from it. However, it was a typical mid-level city hotel. The rooms were medium size with a comfortable bed and nice bath - all was well maintained. The breakfast buffet was... More 

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Muirhead, null, United Kingdom
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71 reviews 71 reviews
6 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Just back from staying overnight at the hotel on Sunday 14th December. This hotel, and its staff, go above and beyond what you would expect. A very high level of service, extremely efficient and friendly team, and the hotel decor is beautiful. Although refurbishment works are underway at reception this did not affect our stay. The view from the room... More 

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

My Girlfriend and I came to Edinburgh for a long weekend away 2 weekends before Christmas. The Hotel is situated in a fantastic location, with traditional Scottish pubs just across the road (but not close enough to keep you awake at night). It is within walking distance of the Royal mile and castle, though a taxi is probably necessary to... More 

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Tracy, California
18 reviews 18 reviews
7 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We stayed 4 nights here and it was the best hotel we stayed at during our 2 1/2 week trip with the best service! The Tub was fabulous, the shower was roomy, the bed was a true King and comfy, the view of the Edinburgh Castle was spectacular, and we enjoyed the bar/restaurant. Oh...and lots of complimentary goodies; tea, coffee,... More 

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22 reviews 22 reviews
13 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I have stayed at this hotel before with my husband so when my friend suggested going to Edinburgh for an overnight stay I didn't hesitate to suggest this one. From the moment we arrived early to leave our suitcases until we left after picking them up the next day the staff couldn't have been more friendly or helpful . We... More 

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I have just enjoyed a one night break at the Apex, we stay at their hotels regularly and are never disappointed. The Hotel is well located with lots of bars, restaurants and shops just a short walk from the hotel. We ate at the hotel and the food was excellent, the staff are very efficient and friendly... More 

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

Dear Lisa As a regular guest of Apex hotels your feedback and opinions are very important to me and I was very pleased to read that you enjoyed your stay with us. I am particularly glad that you found my staff to be friendly and that you enjoyed your breakfast. Please do not leave it too long before you come... More 

Calne, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Hotel was clean and tidy, staff friendly and helpful especially Magda. Not impressed with the breakfast at £10 a head but again the waiting staff friendly. Would recommend for a short stay as its walking distance for Royal mile, Princes street, Castle and much more.

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

Dear Jo Thank you for posting a review following your recent stay with us. I am glad you found your room to be clean, my staff friendly and the hotel well located. If, however, you have a spare moment please will you send me an e-mail to let me know why you were disappointed with breakfast? As you appear to... More 

Dublin, Ireland
17 reviews 17 reviews
4 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I love the apex city hotel. I stayed here last year for a Christmas Market break and everything about the hotel was perfect. Unfortunately this time round there were a few small problems. The positives: The check in was hassle free and the rooms were lovely and comfy as usual. The bar is great, I always love getting a few... More 

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

Dear Kim I am so sorry that your stay with us this year was not as enjoyable as your visit in 2013. I can understand why having a lack of hot water would be frustrating. We did have a problem with one of the boilers cutting out which reduced the volume of hot water in a few rooms. This was... More 

King's Lynn, United Kingdom
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82 reviews 82 reviews
28 hotel reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We chose this hotel due to it's closeness to the royal mile. It is situated in the grass market area, a five minute walk to the mile and the castle. There are a number of restaurants and pubs nearby, including one where Burke and hare lured their victims! The rooms are of a nice size though there wasn't a fridge... More 

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

Dear Ian I am glad you enjoyed your recent view to ‘spooky’ Edinburgh! If guests are ever looking for something a bit different to do there are some great ghost tours and walks and the old 'Mary King's Close' is really interesting, and only a short walk from the hotel. I do hope you had a chance to visit? Thank... More 

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51 reviews 51 reviews
28 hotel reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We booked this hotel on late rooms and got a very good room rate, I even put a request in for a castle view and was given my request even though the hotel was busy... I was so chuffed that they made the effort to meet my request. The reception area was being renovated but I had received an email... 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 post a review on Tripadvisor following your recent stay at the Apex City hotel. I'm glad you enjoyed your short break and we were able to assist with your request. I personally prefer guests to let us know their room preference as it helps to avoid disappointment - and we always... More 

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Address: 61 Grassmarket, Edinburgh EH1 2HJ, Scotland
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Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Edinburgh
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Apex City Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 119
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Also Known As:
Apex City Edinburgh
Hotel Apex City
Apex City Hotel Edinburgh, Scotland
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#25 Business Hotel in Edinburgh
#26 Luxury Hotel in Edinburgh
#29 Romantic Hotel in Edinburgh
#31 Family Hotel in Edinburgh

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