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Apex Grassmarket Hotel

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Lisburn, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Fantastic hotel Always made very welcome Receptionist Quirine & manager Peter Binnie are an asset & had us laughing even before completing check in Nothing is ever too much trouble & always very pleasant & great interaction Rooms were spotless & spacious with a balcony overlooking the Grassmarket Breakfast was the best we've enjoyed in a long time Freshly cooked... More 

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

Just back from a two night stay with my boyfriend. We stayed in the superior double room, which had a huge bed, balcony and amazing view of the castle! Staff could not of been more polite and helpful, our room wasn't ready when we arrived so the manager gave us a few drink vouchers and a free breakfast for the... More 

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

Large modern hotel. Room was large with a lovely big tv and cosy bed and very clean bathroom. The bar was cosy and the restaurant on the top-floor where i had breakfast has the most stunning views of the castle! Gym was small and a bit tired. Pool was also small but ok. Needs better changing rooms for the women!... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

From arriving at the reception desk we were made to feel very welcome and bags were taken up to our room- room was very nice and clean with a fantastic veiw of the Castle- bar staff are very intentive.Ordered a pizza and it took 25 minutes but because they thought it was to long to wait we got it on... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Myself and my boyfriend are just back from an overnight stay. We had a fabulous time and we were very impressed with hotel room was lovely and very clean. I was very impressed with the level of service we received. A gentleman called Manuel served us and was extremly helpful and very nice he really made our stay and after... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Booked family room for my elderly mother and daughter for post christmas gettaway. Handy for the train and tour bus around the city. Lovely view of castle an old buildings in the area. Booked direct and used £10 voucher towards a bottle of wine with our evening meal and strongly recomend you pre book evening meal and breakfast when you... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Well, yes it's a bit tired and needs a revamp but location is great and the view from breakfast is stunning. Our room was cold as the Windows wouldn't seal and the duvet was very thin. Staff were friendly and attentive. Breakfast was good but it's all a bit expensive when you add it up. Parking was £12 a night... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The APEX Grassmarket is in a fabulous location, a stones throw from the castle with heaps of bars and restaurants nearby and all the main sights in walking distance. I cant rate the reception staff highly enough - they really were fabulous accommodating an early checkin, helping with queries - a real credit to the APEX brand. My first room... More 

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Toowoomba, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife and I stayed here for 1 night. It's perfect for a night stay. The location is outstanding! The price we paid for a standard room is a bit too expensive when you compare it to better hotels and places where we have stayed before. However it's got good facilities and the location is excellent. It's only 5 minutes... More 

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Gatwick UK
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Apex Grassmarket hotel formally known as the Apex Grassmarket International is in drastic need of a revamp. I changed rooms as the given room on the 5th floor was tatty and dowdy. The corridor carpets were dirty and stained with possibly coffee. The décor is dark and drab and could do with repainting. The breakfasts were badly cooked although... More 

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