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Apex Grassmarket Hotel

#79 of 151 Hotels in Edinburgh
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Bonnyville, Canada
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15 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We stayed here for one night and it featured decent sized room and good amenities including a lounge and restaurant. The best feature though is the location as it is right in the GrassMarket district which is full of shops, pubs, and people watching! Wish we could have stayed a few more days....

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The Inland Empire
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8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The hotel is located near two other Apex hotels which we walked into before finding the correct one. Other than that, there were no other snags during our stay here. The location of the hotel was very convenient. There are restaurants right across the street. Guests can take stairs to Edinbrugh Castle/Royal Mile. The view of Edinbrugh Castle was magnificent... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My partner and I spent the weekend in Edinburgh at this hotel,and the position of it was perfect for sightseeing the castle etc, plus it was close to all the shops& restaurants.our room was at the rear so we look at the Castle which stood above.we booked beforehand to have the breakfast in the morning. from the hotel it was... More 

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Jersey, United Kingdom
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15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We stayed here for two nights to attend a wedding taking place in the hotel. The hotel looks nothing from the outside, but once in, its quite modern in the reception areas and the bedrooms are comfy too. We were lucky and got a cheap upgrade to a balcony room. If you can afford the extra, DO IT! With the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The hotel is in a really good location. You have direct view of the castle. I had a room with balcony because I smoke but unfortunately is not alowed to smoke on the balcony so I had to go downstairs. The room was cleaned every day and if they can't do it when they are supposed to , they leave... More 

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Moscow, Russia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Was here for one night with family. It has a great location on the Grassmarket - which can be a bit noisy at night given the proximity to bars and restaurants in the area but it is a fantastic location to base in the city and we found it great value given the great location. Was a nice a la... More 

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Helsinki, Finland
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stained furniture, dirty bathrooms, indifferent service it's not what you would expect from this level of hotels and online reviews, but it's unfortunately what we got. The location is good, the view excellent though the walls are thin and you will hear all noises from the neighbours and from the street (plenty of people partying on the Grassmarket). And you'll... More 

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

Thank you for your review of the Apex Grassmarket. I am sorry that you did not enjoy the majority of your experience with us. I wonder, did you discuss your views with our Guest Relations Manager? If so, I would have hoped that we could have found a more suitable room for you. Would you kindly call the Guest Relations... More 

Sewell, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a very nice hotel in the "lower" part of the city. You walk out the front door, and look up at Edinburgh Castle. Took about 15 minutes to make it to the center of town by foot. Room was very nice, clean and modern, and there was a very nice included breakfast, where you ordered one entrée of... More 

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

Thank you very much for your kind review of Apex Grassmarket. I am delighted to read that you thought the room was suitable for your needs and I am glad you enjoyed breakfast with us. It would be lovely to see you again at some point in the future!! Regards, Stuart. More 

Cheyenne, Wyoming
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Convenient location, but also loud, bring earplugs. Expensive but expected for being in the middle of grass market. My family of 4 fit (squeezed) into the room and it was OK for 1 night. I would stay there again for 1 night but probably not more than 1 night.

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

Thank you very much for your review of the Apex Grassmarket. I am delighted that you would choose to stay here again, and perhaps on your next visit you could contact us in advance with any preferences or requirements you may have, in this instance a quiet room. We always encourage our guests to do so, that way we can... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This hotel has a stunning view on the 2nd floor of the castle and grassmarket area. We were lucky that the jazz and blues mardi gras festival was on and we could hear the music from our room. The hotel is nicely decorated very clean and modern. It has a pool and sauna and whilst it was quite small it... More 

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

Thank you very much for your review of Apex Grassmarket. I am glad you visited during the Jazz & Blues Festival, the atmosphere in and around the Grassmarket was incredible!! It's good to hear that you were happy with all aspects of your stay and I fully appreciate you willingness to recommend us to any future visitors to Edinburgh. Hopefully... 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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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Room Service
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Wheelchair access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Food & drink at the hotel
Heights Restaurant
Heights Restaurant
Cuisines: Scottish, European, 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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  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Conference Facilities
  • Room Service
  • Business Center with Internet Access
  • Banquet Room
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: $132 - $443 (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
Hotel Style:
#23 Business Hotel in Edinburgh
#35 Romantic Hotel in Edinburgh
#42 Family Hotel in Edinburgh
#44 Luxury Hotel in Edinburgh
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