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Apex City of Edinburgh Hotel

#46 of 146 Hotels in Edinburgh
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61 Grassmarket, Edinburgh EH1 2HJ, Scotland
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Brighton, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
9 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We have just got home and already I am missing the hotel. Beautiful bathroom with a huge shower and bath,lovely king sized bed and elm is freebies and spotlessly cleaned every day. As it was my birthday we also had a drinks voucher awaiting our arrival. We had a back room which was nice and quiet.In the centre of the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Had the pleasure of spending a night here, welcomed by friendly staff at check in before making my way up to the room. Spacious and clean, comfy bed and great amenities provided - including a wee rubber duck. Too cute and a lovely touch to remember the night long after check out. Drinks from the downstairs bar were great -... More 

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

Dear Guest Thank you for taking the time to post a 5***** star review of the Apex City of Edinburgh hotel. I always appreciate it when a guest takes the time to leave positive feedback following their stay. I am very pleased you would like to come back and stay with us again. Please do not leave it too long... More 

Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Since we arrived to the hotel by car, we were received by Lucie, who treated us as if we didn't deserve to be there. When she first saw us, she just ask our surnames, not even a welcome gesture, nothing polite at all. Then we realized that the parking from the was full, so they send us to the parking... More 

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

Dear Enrique I was very disappointed to read your feedback following your recent stay at the hotel. Lucy will be devastated by your comments regarding her customer service. I know she takes great pride in looking after our guests. My sincere apologies that you felt you were not dealt with in a friendly manner - I am sure it was... More 

Hertford, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Trip was booked and paid for by members of the family for my husbands special birthday, so we didn't choose the hotel ourselves. Nonetheless we would choose it again. The hotel was spotless and we had a lovely room. We ate in the hotel restaurant the first evening. The food is excellent, however there was no atmosphere. It felt like... More 

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

Dear Guest I am very glad you enjoyed your stay with us and that your husband had a great "special" birthday. My belated best wishes to him. Thank you for posting positive feedback following your stay - your comments are most welcome and I am particularly pleased you would choose to stay with us again. Kind regards Lindsay Sturrock General... More 

Jacksonville, Florida
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Wow! We certainly hit the jackpot with this hotel with location, friendliness of staff, comfort and cost. My fiancé and I traveled in July 2015 to this hotel and were just impressed the entire time with how smooth our experience was at the hotel. The food at Agua restaurant was great…we split many meals and the waiters were so nice... More 

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

Dear Juli Thank you for taking the time to write such a kind and informative review. I am really pleased you had a great time in Edinburgh and liked so many aspects of your stay at the Apex City of Edinburgh hotel. I will make a point of passing your comments to my waiting staff as I know they will... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I should begin by saying that my travel agent had booked me into a nice room for two nights. About a month before I began my journey across the UK, I revived word that a suite had become available for the same price! Located in Grassmarket, across the avenue from some history-themed pubs, one feels a real part of the... More 

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

Dear Jim Thank you for posting a 5***** star review of the Apex City of Edinburgh hotel on Tripadvisor. I really do appreciate you taking the time to post feedback. I was very pleased to read that you enjoyed your stay and liked the suite that you stayed in. We have only recently undergone refurbishment and it is good to... More 

Washington DC, District of Columbia
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10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Room was cozy, with 2 TVs but no AC. The hotel has rooms that cost extra if you are in the same situation like us and visit Edinburgh during a "heat wave". The window and fan did enough to keep the room cool. Facilities are nice, centrally located and reasonably priced.

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

Dear Richard Thank you for posting a review following your recent stay with us. I am glad that your room remained cool during the intense heat we experienced. As you correctly mentioned we also offer 'City Plus' rooms which, for a small supplement, offer additional room facilities including air-conditioning. I am pleased you liked the room you were allocated, however... More 

Lisburn, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Hubby and I have stayed at the Apex City twice and would not hesitate to book it again for our trips to Edinburgh. Firstly the location is excellent, right on Grassmarket, then head round the corner and up onto the Royal Mile. The hotel itself is welcoming and friendly. We stayed the first time over Halloween and the staff we... More 

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

Dear Sinead Vinni and Sara both love the photograph you posted - it looks like you even managed to persuade our reception 'tiger' to get involved with Halloween. Now if he knocked on your door offering a "trick or treat" I am pretty sure I know which you would want! Thank you for talking the time to post such a... More 

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11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This contemporary hotel is located in historic Old Town, the central part of Edinburgh. It is about an 8-minute walk from Edinburgh Castle, the Royal Mile, and Edinburgh Waverley train station. The Agua restaurant and bar inside the hotel has an à la carte and set menu. There are great pubs and restaurants across the street from the Hotel. The... More 

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

Dear Valerie Thank you for your kind review of the hotel following your recent stay. I was pleased to read that you enjoyed your visit and found the hotel well located for all the great attractions Edinburgh has to offer. Next time you stay please let us know when you book if you would prefer a quiet rear facing room... More 

Stanmore
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104 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Popped in for coffee with the view to stay. There are other venues but this looked nice and central. Staff very acomodating and friendly. Overall very welcoming in a good location perfect for the castle and local historic streets and bars

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

Dear Guest I am pleased you liked the look of the hotel and found my staff friendly. Hopefully now you have seen what we have to offer you will make a booking to come and stay with us. Should you require any additional information, or to check availability, please feel free to get in touch. My e-mail address is lindsay.sturrock@apexhotels.co.uk... More 

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Old Town
Few Edinburghers live in the Old Town, but its labyrinth of dank alleys and steep streets suggests this was not always the case. Today, it’s mostly visitors, tartan-flavored souvenir shops, and pipers that you’ll find on its cobbled streets. This is the place to get a feel for Auld Reekie (Old Smelly), as the town was once nicknamed, and stroll the Royal Mile, the thoroughfare that links the castle with the royal palace – two of Edinburgh’s great set-piece attractions. But there’s lots more exploring to do here down dozens of little alleys, or wynds, while at night the city’s busiest clubs erupt along the Cowgate which is closed to traffic for this purpose.
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