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Apex Grassmarket Hotel

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London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

On check in we were not informed of the fact that the hotel was without water. No contingency plan was in place for example supplying guests with drinking water! Nice rooms but extremely noisy location. Noise till at least 3am from people leaving clubs etc. Coffee facilities in room really poor quality. Also no light around mirror in bedroom. Unlikely... More 

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Aberdeenshire, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Better selection of restaurant /bar food would be better. But there is plenty of places to eat round about. Breakfast was ok, but had better for lot cheaper, in other hotels. Hotel was clean tidy and apart from a burst water main and having no water the first night, it was a enjoyable weekend away .

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Bartelso, Illinois, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

A great location in Edinburgh. Ask for a room with a view of the Castle. There are lots of pubs and restaurants around the hotel. Short walk up hill to get to the Royal Mile. Rooms are comfortable and clean. Staff was friendly. Friends ate breakfast at the hotel restaurant and enjoyed it. There is some noise from the street... More 

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Ringwood, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Travelled with my 3 children and stayed for 2 nights in July of this year. This was a Wish Trip for one of my children. One child is in a wheelchair; there is an access ramp to the side of the hotel, so don't be daunted when you open the reception door to be met with lots of stairs. Be... More 

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Stuart D, General Manager at Apex Grassmarket Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely review of the Apex Grassmarket. I am delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us, and that the small issues you had were quickly sorted!! Let us know directly if you are ever considering coming to Edinburgh for another visit, and we will make sure you are well looked after once again!! More 

Southampton, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Will definitely stay again everything in walking distance All staff so helpful and friendly.Excellent room fantastic view of the castle.Comfortable beds ,room bathroom very clean .Coffee tea etc replenished every day

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Stuart D, General Manager at Apex Grassmarket Hotel, responded to this review

A very concise and 'to the point' review of Apex Grassmarket! Thank you very much for such a great review, and I have to say I couldn't have put it better myself! Hopefully we will see you at some point in the future. More 

Charleston. SC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Through CIE tours, we stayed here 2 nights. This is a modern, bustling hotel with lovely large rooms. The beds were comfortable and clean. The bathroom had nice storage space for toiletries, and we even had face cloths!! My only criticism was the bathtub. It was so high that getting in and out was risky. There were no grab bars... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Reception staff very poor on check in although half of Edinburgh was out of water guessed were not informed that the hotel was out of water not even when we signed into use the sauna. Add to this when water was restored our room was flooded from the floor above due to staff not informing guests that no water was... More 

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Stuart D, General Manager at Apex Grassmarket Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you very much for reviewing the Apex Grassmarket. I apologise that you were met with a series of issues during your stay, and the information you have given us will definitely help us going forward. As you can imagine it is very seldom that we would have an issue with the water supply being lost due to unforeseen circumstances,... More 

Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Just love the location of this hotel! Walking distance to much of Edinburgh's restaurant rows, shops, & Edinburgh Castle. You can even see the Edinburgh Castle from here; pretty sight at night, specially, when the Castle's rooftop lights are on. The hotel's dining room is in the upper level, great view from here as well. Breakfast was great; try the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Great hotel in the heart of town...easy walk to Edinburgh Castle and Royal Mile. Hotel was clean. Bathrooms are a little small, but well appointed. Would recommend and would stay again! Staff are friendly and helpful. Good food in the restaurant. First time any of us had seen a metal lined pool!

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I stayed at this hotel with my parents for four nights mid September. All of the staff were polite and friendly and the public areas of the hotel are really stylish and modern. The hotel is right on the doorstep of Edinburgh castle and quirky independent restaurants, making it an excellent location. We enjoyed cocktails at the reasonably priced bar... More 

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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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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Wheelchair access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Food & drink at the hotel
Heights Restaurant
Heights Restaurant
Cuisines: European, Scottish, British
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Room Service
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Center with Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Conference Facilities
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Located in the heart of Edinburgh’s old town, this contemporary four star hotel has 169 stylish rooms, many with panoramic views of the castle and city skyline. Designed for comfort, the rooms include 42 inch wide screen LCD TV, large desk, free Wi-Fi and local calls, tea and coffee, luxury toiletries, iron and ironing board. Facilities include restaurant, bar, meeting and event space for up to 250 delegates, and pool, tropicarium and gym. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Apex Grassmarket Hotel

Address: 31-35 Grassmarket, Edinburgh EH1 2HS, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Edinburgh > Old Town , Grassmarket
Price Range: $110 - $321 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Apex Grassmarket Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 169
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Also Known As:
Apex International Edinburgh
Hotel Apex International
Apex Grassmarket Hotel Edinburgh, Scotland
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#23 Business Hotel in Edinburgh
#35 Romantic Hotel in Edinburgh
#42 Family Hotel in Edinburgh
#44 Luxury Hotel in Edinburgh
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