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“Excellent” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Apex Waterloo Place Hotel
Ranked #28 of 150 Hotels in Edinburgh
Certificate of Excellence
Blackpool
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11 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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“Excellent”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 17, 2013

Great value hotel - excellent location near to Princes St and Railway station.

Breakfasts were first class.

We had a small problem with one of our party where the room smelt of smoke - the speed with which the problem was sorted (move to a new room) and the courtesy shown by the manager who dealt with the problem was excellent. He even remembered our friends the following morning - and took time to ensure the new room was satisfactory. All hotels have problems from time to time - it is how they deal with them that sets the good hotels apart !

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with friends
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 16, 2013

Booked an overnight break to brighten a winter weekend- and what a gem I found. Less than 2 minutes from the station, wonderful, attentive staff, fabulous room, fantastic value, a lovely relaxing pool and sauna in the basement and a hearty breakfast to set you up for a busy day in the Capital-Perfect!

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
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East Kilbride, United Kingdom
1 review
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 15, 2013

this was our second stay but last. booked a superior room on upper floor which we got but vent from windows missing so room cold and very noisey. top tip make sure you have plenty to drink or no chance of sleep. i go to edinburgh regularly but will try somewhere else next time. styed room only so cant comment on food. there must have been a night club below due to noise and we were on 10th floor!

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Dumbarton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 15, 2013

Excellent hotel, very central, 5 minute walk from Princess St train station, check in was 230pm we arrived just after 12pm and rooms were ready, therefore early check in
Beds very comfy, hotel very clean all staff willing to assist

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 15, 2013

I have travelled to Edinburgh on business for the last 5 years and it wasnt until i started staying at the Apex Waterloo Place hotel, that i really found a hotel i enjoyed visiting.

I have always found the staff that work there most helpful and nothing seems too much trouble

The rooms are excellent value for money as well as excellent quality

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Stokesley, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 15, 2013

We've stayed in this hotel a few times now. The location is excellent, easy walking distance from Waverley train station and also situated right at the end of Princes St.
We booked a package on the Apex web site which included breakfast on Sunday morning and a £10 spend voucher for use in the bar or Spa. We tried to book a Spa treatment on arrival but all treatments seemed to be booked, I think it's a good plan to book this in advance.
The standard of accommodation is very good and the rooms are very comfortable.

Room Tip: We went for breakfast at 10am on Sunday morning and had to queue for 30 minutes. Had we not per paid...
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 15, 2013

Great location for a city centre hotel, approx 5mins walk from the main train station. Nice bright open reception, where the staff are friendly and attentive while booking you in. In addition the hotel had a "customer advisor" who was very knowledgeable regarding the various sights, tours and off the tourist track options we had available. This is a excellent service to visitors to have some local knowledge available on hand to rely on. Hotel was very clean and easy to find way around for the various services. Room on the top floor had a view of the city and was clean and tidy and cleaned everyday to a good standard. Very happy to recommend this hotel as we had a great stay here.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Mark S
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Additional Information about Apex Waterloo Place Hotel

Property: Apex Waterloo Place Hotel
Address: 23-27 Waterloo Place, Edinburgh EH1 3BG, Scotland
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Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Edinburgh > Broughton & Calton
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#3 Spa Hotel in Edinburgh
#6 Family Hotel in Edinburgh
#7 Business Hotel in Edinburgh
#13 Romantic Hotel in Edinburgh
#18 Luxury Hotel in Edinburgh
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Apex Waterloo Place Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 186
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 
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