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Apex City of Edinburgh Hotel

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Windsor, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

There are a lot of positives about this hotel. Rooms are spacious, great location and the breakfast is very good and reasonably priced. But no air conditioning and a window which opens 1 inch. Come on, it's 2016 and there is this thing called climate change happening?

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Tampere, Finland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Clean and comfortable room. Bathroom had both shower and bath. Fridge and laptop safe in room. Really nice hotel in the centre of the city with easy access to the castle and tourist hop on hop off buses. Breakfast was included in the price and was excellent. Restaurant staff were really friendly and helpful. Reception staff welcoming and there is... More 

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Sydney
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

It's a bit grim (small rooms, dark, and not modern decor) but the location is convenient (close to the light rail) and you can walk to the river and New Town. I think it is used a lot by business people looking for a cheap option close to the city. A tourist looking for a bit of Edinburgh atmosphere will... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Really funky interiors in this hotel and our room had extremely comfortable bedding. We didn't eat breakfast because it was £15 a person and there are plenty of cafes in the immediate vicinity where you can get breakfast for £3-8 so what is the point?! Perfect location for exploring Edinburgh though, and we slept soundly. Staff were friendly.

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Krefeld
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18 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A very nice city hotel directly in the city center of Edinburgh. Small but clean room. Good breakfast with a wide choice of warm dishes. There a couches opposite to the elevator on each floor, with large windows facing the Grasmarket. From there you always have a great view on the castle. There are a lot of pubs and restaurants... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Perfect location for old Edinburgh on one side and the University of Edinburgh on the other. Rooms were very comfortable but not all the rooms had air conditioning (were it needed) or safes to store valuables. Breakfast was terrific. Staff were competent but a little stiff.

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San Antonio, Texas
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

From the staff, to the view, to the rooms, to the location, everything was amazing. We were greeting with the warmest greeting and found the rooms to be very roomy and comfortable. If you are looking to spend time on the Royal Mile I don't think you can find a better place.

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Leeds
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We arrived at the hotel early, we were informed the room wasn't ready until 2.30pm so we put our bags in storage and headed out. When we got back we were given our key and told that our cases had already been taken up to the room, which was a nice touch. We had requested a quiet room, so were... More 

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Wanganui, New Zealand
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25 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Loved the location, everything we wanted to see was in walking distance. Staff-were friendly and helpful nothing bad to say at all. Greeted with a smile every time. The room - big with a comfy bed, love love love the huge couch! The bathroom - good decent size, no complaints! Loved the little duck! We never ate here so can't... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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18 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Convenient location and the staff were very pleasant and helpful. Our room was crying out for a refresh. The curtains were hanging off the end of the curtain rail and the furniture was old and a bit battered. It was the most expensive hotel we stayed in on our trip in Great Britain & France. Our hotel room in Paris... More 

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Staying in Old Town

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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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Amenities

Highlights
  • Restaurant
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Room Service
About the property
  • Wheelchair access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Food & drink at the hotel
Agua Restaurant & Bar
Agua Restaurant & Bar
Cuisines: European, British, Scottish, Gluten Free
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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Laundry Service
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Conference Facilities
  • Room Service
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Banquet Room
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
In the heart of Edinburgh's Old Town, this contemporary hotel has 122 stylish rooms. Designed for comfort, rooms include HD widescreen LCD TV, large desk, free Wi-Fi and local calls, ground coffee and selected teas, luxury toiletries, iron and ironing board. Facilities include Agua Bar and Restaurant, event space for up to 80 delegates, use of leisure facilities a few doors away at Apex International including pool and gym. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Apex City of Edinburgh Hotel

Address: 61 Grassmarket, Edinburgh EH1 2HJ, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Edinburgh > Old Town , Grassmarket
Price Range: $117 - $332 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Apex City of Edinburgh Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 122
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Also Known As:
Apex City Edinburgh
Hotel Apex City
Apex City Of Edinburgh Hotel Scotland
Hotel Style:
#21 Luxury Hotel in Edinburgh
#26 Business Hotel in Edinburgh
#29 Romantic Hotel in Edinburgh
#30 Family Hotel in Edinburgh
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