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Apex International Hotel

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Drogheda, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I stayed here for a weekend with my 3 friends. We had a quad room which was spacious and clean. Our room overlooked the castle and the Main Street, the view was fabulous and the noise minimal. The breakfast each morning was delicious with a superb choice. The reception staff have got to be some of the nicest, most helpful... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Our stay started from when I booked our break over the phone to reservations, I spoke to Sally to made me feel very welcome, and could'nt be more friendlier! We arrived at the hotel well before our room was ready, the staff greeted us with a good welcome took our cases off us, so we could start our holiday and... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Booked for a 2 night family stay. We had a family room with 2 double beds which was perfect for our needs at the front of the hotel with a great view of the castle. It was a great location close to everything we wanted to see. The hotel was clean with friendly accommodating staff. However with only 1 lift... More 

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Arguably one of the best hotels in Edinburgh, with the combination of quality and location. Grassmarket is the perfect location for bars/pubs, right next to royal mile and cowgate, with plenty of very good restaurants in the surrounding area. I stayed here for two nights and was brilliant, everything you need and more! Had a fantastic view of the castle... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We were in Scotland for 2 weeks in June, part of it on a tour that booked us in hotels rated as 4 1/2 to 5 stars.The double rooms had 2 small single beds sometimes extremely close to each other. The Apex may not have the stars but they have 2 double beds in their double rooms. Excellent location close... More 

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Lichfield, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Convenient location in Old Town. The scenic Heights Dining room for breakfast is not in use, even during peak season of July . Only one lift out of two in big hotel, despite it being peak season. No intention of getting anything repaired. Day 1: Good coffee and croissants, but omelette and chopped tomatoes were pale and microwaved. Day 2:... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The hotel has a lot to recommend it - good location, parking and its decent. They thoughtfully provided ear plugs as it is very noisy at the front. That is ok but our room annoyingly had wardrobe doors that did not shut and despite asking them to sort it they didn't. They took a note of it but that was... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We stayed one night in this hotel. Very poor quality. Windows did not close properly. A lot of noise from the street at night. It looks old and outdated. Greasy fingers everywhere and breakfast was one of the poorest in years. You have to pay extra for everything also cooked breakfast.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This hotel was wonderfully located near the Royal Mile and across from the castle, which we saw from our window. The beds were extremely comfortable, and they left us yummy biscuits every day. The best part of our stay was the staff who were very friendly and helpful, and recommended restaurants and activities, and called us taxis. What I noticed... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Check-in was quick and smooth. Allotted room in 5th floor, with panoramic view of old town of Edinburgh. Room is very clean, comfortable and spacious. Service meets satisfaction levels. Location of hotel is famous Grass Market area. One can easily find variety of restaurants in front and nearby this hotel. From Airport, City Bus # 35 passes nearby this hotel... More 

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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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