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Apex City of Edinburgh Hotel

#44 of 146 Hotels in Edinburgh
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61 Grassmarket, Edinburgh EH1 2HJ, Scotland
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
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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
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Ajijic, Mexico
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173 reviews 173 reviews
38 hotel reviews
238 helpful votes 238 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This hotel was in the heart of Edinburgh and near the things tourist want to see. Very nice modern hotel. The room was very large for European hotels. We had two flat screen tv's, an "L" shaped couch, a refrigerator and a huge bathroom with full bath tub and large glass shower. The heat worked well in the room which... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We stayed here for several days. North Americans may find the rooms small, but they were fine by European standards. The room was certainly clean, comfortable and modern. The location was amazing and we were able to walk everywhere. I had a view of the castle from the bed, an unexpected treat. P.S.: Thanks for the duck!

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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Great hotel in a buzzing little hub. 10 minutes walk from the bus & train station. Lots of shops & bars & cafés right outside the door. 10 minutes or less walk to Princes Street. It also has direct Castle access through a series of steps opposite. Great rooms with over sized showers & beds. We had a castle view... More 

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Dundee, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Stayed here for the weekend with my girlfriend had a fantastic weekend. In a perfect location. We had a meal in the restaurant that was very good however, the staff were not very good. We ordered a jug of water when we sat down and a glass of wine each. We got our wine but no water. After taking our... More 

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Shoeburyness, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Visited for business recently - always stay here when on business and will continue to do in the future. Had a room with a view of the castle recently which was lovely. One minor criticism is the food. Breakfast choices not great and room service was average at best. That being said - fine for a flying visit. Would not... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I've stayed at both the city & international. I've always found the rooms much nicer here, only advantage to the international is the view at breakfast. City rooms are more spacious and not as dated, lovely staff, lovely food & welcoming in the evening.

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Brookings, Oregon
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Both have great location in the Grass Market area but the rooms are bigger in the International. In addition the public areas are much bigger and offer more options. The staff at both are very friendly and helpful.

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Dumfries, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The room was clean and modern. Had a kettle and tea, coffe, hit chocolate and biscuits provided. Great location at a reasonable price. Staff very welcoming and friendly. Highly recommend this hotel and will return in future.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Upon arriving we were impressed with the location of the hotel, a mere minute or two walk from the Royal Mile. The reception staff were friendly and helpful and gave a great first impression of the hotel. We were satisfied with the facilities in the room, however despite the cool weather outside, the room was uncomfortably warm during the night,... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice size room, with parking which was handy. I was hoping for a view of the castle but apparently there was an offer on where you had to pay £10 per night for that- we missed that unfortunately, so had a view of a building opposite. Half of the hotel has this view, if you aren't concerned with this then... More 

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