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Apex Waterloo Place Hotel

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Very easy to find and staff very friendly and helpful. Room was great with fantastic views and incredible bed. Was nice to get a surprised turn down service too. Loved the robes and elemis products made a last minute stay very comfortable. Pool isn't huge but nice to enjoy a quick dip before a steam and sauna. Whilst it was... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Stayed here for the Edinburgh TV Festival. Initial problem with my room was quickly sorted and I was given a replacement on 10th floor that was luxurious: big, comfortable bed, large bathroom with free-standing deep bath, nespresso coffee machine. Staff were friendly and helpful, breakfast was good. And it's in a very central location. The only problem was that I... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is a lovely hotel. Friendly staff, easy check in. Nice bar downstairs with a good selection of beers and wine. Hotel is very central, minutes walk from the station, and is a good base for any parts of central Edinburgh. Our room was nice, modern and clean. Will happily stay here again.

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Buenos Aires
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I love Apex Hotels, so I might be a little partial on this review. Apex Waterloo Place is centrally located and it offers all the services you expect from a good hotel. Rooms are comfortable and service excels on every area/department. Nice bar. Very good restaurant. Formidable breakfast served.

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Devon, England
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Well, I wasn't meant to be staying at this hotel... My Mum and Daughter were having a few days visiting Edinburgh and the Tattoo, my mum was loving the hotel, the pool, the surroundings, etc, on their first full day after leaving the hotel to go out sightseeing, my mum tripped on a loose paving slab and ended up spending... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Comfortable bed, quiet and spacious room, pleasant staff and an enjoyable evening meal with an excellent breakfast the following morning with freshly prepared to order eggs and bacon. Would definitely return to this hotel again.

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Baltimore, Maryland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Apex Waterloo was a very nice hotel and my Wife and I really enjoyed our stay. The hotel had a wonderful & supportive staff, clean, well appointed & fantastic room, and was conveniently located. We loved walking to Nelson monument, Castle Rock, the Royal Mile and other cultural locations. The Breakfast in the Hotel restaurant was perfect to get us... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed at the Apex Waterloo Place Hotel on our recent trip to Edinburgh, and were very happy with our choice. It is located on Princes Street, just a short walk to the Royal Mile, but far enough from it to escape the tourist frenzy and feel like you are in an actual city, and not just a tourist destination.... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The main issue with this hotel is that the room rate sets an expectation far beyond that which the hotel is actually offering. When a hotel is charging £215 to 265 per night for a standard double room, most frequent travellers will expect a certain standard. This hotel other falls well below that standard. - Only instant coffee and UHT... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

First class Hotel in a great location near to the main rail station and most attractions within easy walking distance. We visited this hotel for the Edinburgh Fringe so it help with our planning with no requirement for public transport. The breakfast was one of the best, waiting staff took your order and it was cooked as required. The price... More 

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Staying in Broughton & Calton

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Broughton & Calton
Lying where grandiose New Town townhouses give way to malls and utilitarian housing, Broughton and Calton have long been transitional neighborhoods with a mixed identity. It’s here that Edinburgh’s gay village found a home in the 1980s. But gay culture is anything but overt along bustling epicenter Broughton Street; even if polished pubs, hip bistros, smart delis and art galleries all speak of affluent good taste. The top of Leith Walk is more ragged. This major thoroughfare boasts a famously gritty gay club, as well as a strip of good Indian restaurants. Regal Georgian and Victorian townhouses preside over largely deserted streets in Calton, where only the occasional restaurant or hotel brings much life. Even so, a steady trickle of idlers and picnickers pass by to climb Calton Hill for its wide-open lawns, wonderful city views, and curious monuments – an Athenian-style temple among them.
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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
  • Room Service
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Spa
About the property
  • Wheelchair access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
  • Spa
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Internet
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  • Room Service
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Business Center with Internet Access
  • Conference Facilities
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Located in the city centre to the East of Princes Street, this historic building combines traditional features with contemporary style. This four star deluxe hotel has 186 stylish en-suite rooms with widescreen LCD TV, large desk, free Wi-Fi and local calls, ground coffee and selected teas, luxury toiletries, iron and ironing board. Other facilities include Elliot's Bar and Restaurant, Events space for up to 184, and a Spa. The spa's pool, sauna and gym are free to guests and a range of Elemis spa treatments can be booked in the single and couples treatment rooms. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Apex Waterloo Place Hotel

Address: 23-27 Waterloo Place, Edinburgh EH1 3BG, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Edinburgh > Broughton & Calton
Price Range: $121 - $356 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Apex Waterloo Place Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 186
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Also Known As:
Apex Waterloo Place Edinburgh
Hotel Apex Waterloo Place
Apex Waterloo Place Hotel Edinburgh, Scotland
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#3 Spa Hotel in Edinburgh
#6 Family Hotel in Edinburgh
#7 Business Hotel in Edinburgh
#13 Romantic Hotel in Edinburgh
#16 Luxury Hotel in Edinburgh
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