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Apex City of Edinburgh Hotel

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61 Grassmarket, Edinburgh EH1 2HJ Scotland
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  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Contactless check-in
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Updated 08/26/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 08/26/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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#53 of 156 hotels in Edinburgh
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This contemporary hotel is a 7-minute walk from Edinburgh Castle and a 9-minute walk from Edinburgh Waverley train station. Modern rooms have en suite bathrooms with showers or shower/tub combinations. All offer flat-screen TVs, tea and coffeemaking facilities and 24-hour room service. Freebies include water, Wi-Fi and rubber ducks to take home. Suites add minifridges and Nespresso machines. Breakfast is offered for a fee. There's a restaurant and a bar, as well as a DVD lending library, and access to a gym and an indoor pool at a nearby sister property.
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Paid private parking nearby
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Bar / lounge
Highchairs available
Taxi service
24-hour security
Baggage storage
24-hour front desk
Parking garage
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Complimentary instant cofffee
Complimentary tea
Kids' meals
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Concierge
Newspaper
Non-smoking hotel
First aid kit
Laundry service
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Room features
Blackout curtains
Bathrobes
Air conditioning
Desk
Housekeeping
Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
Walk-in shower
Safe
Telephone
Bottled water
Clothes rack
Iron
Private bathrooms
Electric kettle
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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City view
Non-smoking rooms
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Mid-range
Languages Spoken
English
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lynhurlesxo wrote a review Sep 2020
Hamilton, United Kingdom32 contributions34 helpful votes
Stayed here for my friends birthday in August! Hotel was lovely & clean, would stay again! great location & friendly staff. Room is a great size, toilet had a fab shower which was a great size! enjoyed my stay here!
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Date of stay: August 2020Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Response from Lindsay Sturrock, Guest Services / Front Office at Apex City of Edinburgh Hotel
Responded Sep 29, 2020
Dear Lynhurlesxo Thank you for your recent review. I am so happy to hear you had such a nice time with us at Apex City celebrating your friends birthday. It sounds like you had a comfortable and enjoyable time with us and made use of our fantastic location I hope we can welcome you again sometime soon, Thank you Lindsay Sturrock Cluster General Manager
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WesternTraveller1 wrote a review Sep 2020
Acheleia, Cyprus66 contributions13 helpful votes
I have used this Apex in Grassmarket several times for work and family stays of 1/2 nights. It is reliably clean, modern and comfortable. My preference is to ‘wander’ for breakfast and there are several very good options nearby. My one irritation is parking, this being the first time I have use the hotel when I have a car. Whilst it says there is parking (and I confirmed this via e mail), space is limited. It’s pointless driving into the hotel narrow car park entrance as you will soon find you need to reverse out and go to try their sister hotel’s park down the street. That’s got more spaces, but not great (several very tight spaces) if you have a larger vehicle like a 4x4. The first night we couldn’t get in at all, so ended up in a large public car park that (with hotel discount) came to £15 - would have been £32 otherwise so make sure you ask! - and the second night (having moved the car very early and leaving it there for a whole day) managed to obtain a space in the sister hotel’s car park. The parking issue shouldn’t stop you staying here, but it’s a point you should be aware of.
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Date of stay: September 2020Trip type: Traveled with family
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Response from Lindsay Sturrock, Guest Services / Front Office at Apex City of Edinburgh Hotel
Responded Sep 29, 2020
Dear WesternTraveller1 Thank you for your recent review. It's wonderful to know you had a comfortable and enjoyable stay with us and made the most of your stay in Edinburgh. I would like to apologise for the parking issues you experienced during your stay, unfortunately it seems due to the current climate a lot of guests are choosing to bring their own transport, however I am glad this doesn't put you off and really appreciate that you would still recommend us. I hope we can welcome you again sometime soon, Thank you Lindsay Sturrock Cluster General Manager
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MorganHo wrote a review Sep 2020
33 contributions10 helpful votes
Hotel is in a great location overlooking the castle and the pubs/restaurants. Rooms clean and spacious. We did have a problem with the hot water but the hotel sorted this out quickly. They let us shower in another room and refunded us some money. Decent breakfast and good staff.
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Date of stay: September 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from Lindsay Sturrock, Guest Services / Front Office at Apex City of Edinburgh Hotel
Responded Sep 29, 2020
Dear MorganHo Thank you for your feedback. Firstly, I would like to apologise again for the water issues you experienced during your stay, but I am glad to know my front office team were on hand to resolve this for you. On the other hand, it's brilliant you enjoyed our nearby amenities, found our staff helpful and enjoyed our delicious breakfast. I hope we can welcome you again sometime soon, Thank you Lindsay Sturrock Cluster General Manager
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Loubee_11 wrote a review Sep 2020
York, United Kingdom9 contributions14 helpful votes
We spent 2 nights at the hotel. The location was perfect with good access to surrounding tourist attractions. The hotel communal areas were clean and modern. Our room was comfortable, there was some hair in the shower which was a bit off putting and the carpet was a bit stained and not well fitted so a bit of a trip hazard. Bed was comfortable and coffee machine was good. There was noise from outside but I expect this in a central location. Parking is very limited and you pay extra for this. The breakfast was a mixed bag. The restaurant seemed short staffed and they were forgetful and disorganised. We waited over 15 minutes to order. They then brought out drinks, toast and cereal after a further 15 minute wait. As soon as we started to eat the cereal the cooked breakfast arrived. There was no room on the table for all the food. My husband asked if his could be kept warm in the kitchen while he finished his cereal. Another 20 minutes passed and his breakfast had still not returned. The waitress apologised and said she’d forgotten and brought him a very cold breakfast which had clearly just been left in the kitchen but was not kept warm. I asked for salt and pepper and tomato ketchup but this was also forgotten. The toast was cold. This was a similar experience on both mornings so I feel is probably typical of how breakfast is at this hotel which is a shame because the food would be nice if served hot and if the waiting staff were more attentive and less forgetful. Overall I enjoyed my stay but this was really down to the location. I’m not sure I would re book due to the breakfast and a minority of rude staff who really need to improve their customer service skills. One particular receptionist was rude and patronising and she knew exactly how to do this in a way that was difficult to challenge, it wasn’t what she said but they way she said things. If breakfast was run better and staff focussed on customer care I would consider staying again.
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Date of stay: September 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from Lindsay Sturrock, Guest Services / Front Office at Apex City of Edinburgh Hotel
Responded Sep 29, 2020
Dear LouBee_11 Thank you for your review. I would firstly like to apologise for the breakfast service you experienced, this is completely unacceptable and this is not the standard I would of hoped for you to experience from us. Also, I can only apologise for the unfortunate housekeeping issues as well as attitude of a reception member. I do wish we could sorted issues for you when you were here, but I will ensure both these points are raised with the restaurant and housekeeping management to avoid this happening in future. On the other hand, it's brilliant you enjoyed our fantastic location and found your room comfortable. I hope we can welcome you again sometime soon, Thank you Lindsay Sturrock Cluster General Manager
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Edwina Goh wrote a review Sep 2020
London, United Kingdom66 contributions3 helpful votes
We stayed for 3 nights at this hotel. The reception staff were friendly, efficient and always helpful. The lobby was immaculate and clean. Our room was cleaned daily, fresh towel and toiletries provided too. The hotel location was great, close to the market and a lovely restaurant. We came in the summer. There was no AC in the room, only heater!! The hotel provides a big desk fan, which is quite dusty. We tried to open the window, but it wasn’t ideal as there will be bugs, noise and rain! Overall, it was an OK hotel, which might be better if we don’t come over the summer! If you can’t stand sleeping in the heat, you should either: a) upgrade to a more expensive room with AC, b) look for other hotels!
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Date of stay: August 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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$118 - $224 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
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LOCATION
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NUMBER OF ROOMS
122
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Frequently Asked Questions about Apex City of Edinburgh Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Apex City of Edinburgh Hotel?
Nearby attractions include National Museum of Scotland (0.2 miles), Edinburgh Old Town (0.2 miles), and Camera Obscura and World of Illusions (0.1 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Apex City of Edinburgh Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at Apex City of Edinburgh Hotel?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and blackout curtains.
What food & drink options are available at Apex City of Edinburgh Hotel?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Apex City of Edinburgh Hotel?
Yes, a parking garage, paid private parking nearby, and paid public parking nearby are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Apex City of Edinburgh Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Makars Gourmet Mash Bar, Tupiniquim Brasil crepes, and Colonnades At The Signet Library.
Is Apex City of Edinburgh Hotel located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.6 miles away from the center of Edinburgh.
Are there any historical sites close to Apex City of Edinburgh Hotel?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Palace of Holyroodhouse (1.0 miles), The Real Mary King's Close (0.3 miles), and Gilmerton Cove (3.8 miles).
Does Apex City of Edinburgh Hotel have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the city view available here.
Is Apex City of Edinburgh Hotel accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access, reduced mobility rooms, and facilities for disabled guests. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.