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Apex City of Edinburgh Hotel

#45 of 146 Hotels in Edinburgh
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61 Grassmarket, Edinburgh EH1 2HJ, Scotland
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Location was perfect, close to vintage and quirky shops and restaurants. Hotel food was amazing. Staff were very friendly and service was quick and professional. The room was good, bath and separate double shower. Wifi quick. My partner left purchases LPs behind (again) and the staff were great and accommodated our friends picking them up weeks later.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We stayed in the apex for 2 nights. The hotel is clean and staff were very helpful. It's a shame the rooms aren't soundproofed from the noisy grassmarket. otherwise a lovely stay. Have added a new duck to my apex collection.

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Clearwater, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

When we arrived the night time manager was arguing with a customer, later he again confronted him while the guest was having a drink, he was unwilling to try and help, thankfully the daytime manager Sarah did accommodate the group. Location is great and you can walk everywhere. rooms are very well done with lots of comfortable furniture. breakfast first... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is a well-situated, nicely presented hotel. The staff are very friendly. The bedrooms are well decorated, with comfortable beds, sofas, and two large screen TVs. The bathroom was clean, functional, with a good shower. However, what really spoiled our visit was the fact that the bedroom was so hot as to make sleep impossible. There is no air conditioning.... More 

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

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to post a review on our hotel and I am very sorry that you found your room too warm, as one of my colleagues pointed out we do have air conditioning in our City Plus rooms which carry a small supplement. During the winter months we refurbished the hotel and we installed... More 

London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We had fabulous stay in Edinburgh, made especially great by our stay at Apex City. The hotel staff could not have been more accommodating. Lisa Cameron, Deputy General Manager, also fantastic with special room requests. We were here for a tournament, and required many specifics, and nothing seemed too difficult. Also delivered with a smile! The others, led by Magda... More 

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

Dear Stacey, Thank you so much for posting your fantastic review regarding our hotel and hospitality, I was pleased that we were able to sort our little problem out to your satisfaction. I have shared your review with our team and they all send their thanks as well. Thank you for letting us know that your daughter got through to... More 

Edinburgh
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Excellent hotel in fantastic location. Undergoing modernisation at present but well worth a visit. Great staff to welcome you. Can use breakfast facilities at sister hotel next door which boasts fantastic castle views on 5th floor. Will return

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

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to post such a positive review and I was really pleased to hear you had such a great stay and you made the most of your stay with Apex. All our refurbishment works are well and truly finished. Once again thank you for taking the time to post a review. Kind regards... More 

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

I stayed at the neighbouring Apex International a few years ago so chose this one this time - no reason, I just did! Firstly I was "upgraded" to a room with a coffee machine and water - however, the room really was small compared to the standard room I had at the other Apex hotel. The room overlooked Grassmarket which... More 

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

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to post a review on our hotel and was disappointed to read some of your comments. You were indeed upgraded to one of our City Plus rooms which have Nespresso coffee machine, fridge, safe, enhanced toiletries and they do indeed have air conditioning, I do wish you would have mentioned something to... More 

Cleveland, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Located on Grassmarket, an easy walk to the Royal Mile and Edinburgh Castle, this hotel offers clean, functional rooms decorated in modern style. The car park is minuscule, so don't plan on parking here. Also, think twice about paying extra for a castle view room; on weekend nights, the din from the pubs across the street will be loud until... More 

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

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to post a review on our hotel and that you found our location suited your requirements. Whilst our car-park is small we do have full use of our sister hotels car-park at the Apex International which is charged at £12 per night and it is only situated less than 100 yards from... More 

Newport, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Just returned from a four night stay and loved it. Hotel is in a great location, really clean and with some really nice extras. We had an amazing view of the castle from our room along with a handwritten welcome note from the hotel manager. We ate in the restaurant and had room service and both were really good quality.... More 

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

Dear Guest, Thank you for your review and I was pleased to hear that you enjoyed all the facilities in our City Plus rooms, the Nespresso machines are a nice touch. It is always nice when guests take the time to give us positive feedback on our services and facilities we offer. I do hope we will have the opportunity... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Just got back from a lovely experience at the Apex! The staff were lovely, when they found out that me and my partner had just got married they even upgraded our room and we received complementary drinks to say congratulations! Thank you sarah! The room was beautiful, clean and very spacious. Ideal location with private parking next to the hotel.... More 

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

Dear Guest, Congratulations and thank you for your fantastic review, it is always good to hear from our guests when they have had a great stay and we have made it a memorable one. I have passed on your thanks to Sarah. I do hope you will come back & visit us on your 1st anniversary? Once again thank you... More 

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