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Apex City of Edinburgh Hotel

#44 of 146 Hotels in Edinburgh
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Witney, United Kingdom
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318 reviews
36 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 126 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We booked this hotel in order to go to the Tattoo, but it turned out to be very convenient for the Fringe as well. We parked at the Airport and came in on the tram. it is a bit of a walk from the nearest tram stop, but doable if you are fit. We chose a city plus room which... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The staff really looked after us! couldn't be happier with the service we received. Stayed here for 1 night in Edinburgh to celebrate my Partners birthday. It was a surprise gift i had planned so he didn't know we were going until the day. We got there early in the morning and my partner was greeted with a 'Happy Birthday... More 

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San Diego, California
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72 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Stayed here for the Fringe festival. Perfect location for that, some events literally outside the front door and there is a ticket printing location almost next door (at the sister hotel, Apex International) where you can pick up your tickets after ordering them online via the Fringe app. Also, our room had a great view of the Tattoo fireworks show... More 

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

Dear Darrick P, Thank you for your review and it was great to read that you made the most of your brief visit to the Edinburgh and had the opportunity to attend a couple of shows, Edinburgh certainly comes alive during August and it's a fun place to be. Both hotels are fortunate to be located just below Edinburgh Castle... More 

Brooklyn, New York
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36 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Loved, loved, loved this hotel. We ended up traveling around the country, but this was the only hotel that really stuck out in my mind. Great service, friendly staff, and wonderful location. If you are staying in Edinburgh, stay here. It isn't loud, but is right across from some fantastic bars. It is close enough to all the tourist attractions,... More 

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

Dear Nicole D, Thank you for taking the time to post a review on our hotel and it was great to hear that we made your stay special and we stood out from the rest during your vacation. We are in the prime location for all guests to make the most of their stay in Edinburgh with all the tourist... More 

Redcar, United Kingdom
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43 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We had booked the Apex for two nights once we arrived at our room we found that it was a room catered for disabled people but not being disabled or the wife we found this quiet puzzeling, and also had two single beds instead of one. We general make the best of things as its only a base so we... 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 was disappointed to read that we did not live up to your expectations on this occasion. On your reservation made via a 3rd party website you booked a quiet twin room which we did allocate you and you were fortunate enough to receive... More 

Reading, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I have stayed here many times and every time its been a great experience, the staff are friendly and the rooms are tidy. When ever I stay in Edinburgh this is always my first choice. Some of the rooms have/had HDMI ports that allow you to connect a laptop to the TV to watch Netflix on the big screen, this... More 

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

Dear Chris W, Thank you so much for taking the time to post such a great review on the City, it is always good to hear what our guests think, but what talks volumes is you keep on coming back. Your custom and your kind words are very much appreciated and we look forward to welcoming you back to the... More 

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5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Little bit of a rocky start, the hotel is having some issues but it seems the Managers are more than willing to make customers as comfortable as possible and deal with any issues optimally. We enjoyed our stay and are very grateful to the staff who are working under pressure in the month of August and would recommend Apex Hotels... More 

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

Dear Guest, Thank you so much for taking the time to post a review on our hotel and again can I express my sincere apologies that things didn't quite go according to plan on the first couple of days. As you said August is an extremely busy month for us and at times we do get things wrong but the... More 

Dublin, Ireland
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10 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Arrived to the hotel and was greeted by the receptionist, friendly and helpful. The hotel is very central and close to all attractions. Breakfast was first class service, great selection from the menus and the buffet. Staff at breakfast time was very helpful. The room we stayed in was 1119, the beds(city plus room) wasn't the most comfortablest, basic bed... More 

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

Dear Maggie, Thank you for taking the time to post such a positive review of the hotel and it was great to hear that you enjoyed all aspects of the hotel. I assure you that I will double check the beds in the room you stayed in and will replace if needed. I was very pleased to read that you... More 

Mario in London
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We booked a 3 night stay at Festival prices but did not opt for the optional extra of air conditioning-although the hotel does offer the option of air conditioning what is neglects to say is that the non air conditioned rooms are like saunas. The hotel is clearly aware of this as fans are placed in these rooms but all... More 

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

Dear Mario89, Thank you for taking the time to post a review on the Apex City and I am very sorry that we did not meet your expectations on this ocasion and that you found your bedroom too hot during your stay. I'm sure that had you had mentioned it to reception when you first arrived we would have been... More 

San Diego
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236 reviews
65 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 141 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This hotel is well located. You can walk to the Royal Mile in about ten minutes or walk straight up the stairs to the castle. The people at the front desk are very helpful, especially Miguel. We got a remodeled room, 3121 and it was comfortable and quiet. This hotel is located a square with a lot of activities and... More 

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

Dear Guest, Thank you so much for taking the time to post such a positive review on the hotel and it was great to hear that you found our staff so helpful and friendly. Edinburgh certainly comes alive in August and it is a great experience for all our visitors. Once again thank you so much and I do hope... 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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