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“Overnight Family Stay” 5 of 5 stars
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Apex Waterloo Place Hotel
Ranked #22 of 151 Hotels in Edinburgh
Certificate of Excellence
Falkirk, Scotland, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
7 hotel reviews
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“Overnight Family Stay”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

We booked the Apex Waterloo Place in Edinburgh for a family night out and overnight stay after having stayed there previously. The hotel was clean, luxurious and right in the heart of the city. We arrived a bit earlier than the specified check-in time with the view to leaving our bags with reception, however, to our delight all 3 rooms were ready for us!!! Our rooms were exceptionally well appointed and on the same level as the pool, spa and steam room although only my daughter and her boyfriend made good use of them. Although not having seen this area for myself, my daughter reassures me that they were delighted with both the facilities available and the cleanliness. We all received excellent service from the friendly staff, enjoyed a lovely breakfast from an extensive menu and had a thoroughly good stay in the hotel. Couldn't fault it in any way!! What makes this hotel a wee bit more special than most is that its actually owned and run by a family.... far more superior than some of the larger well known chains that most of us would associate with this calibre of hotel. We would highly recommend this hotel to anyone wishing a hotel in Edinburgh!!!

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
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Coleraine, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

We both found the hotel extremely comfortable with friendly staff. Spacious room, big bed, walk in shower with separate bath. We got discount from the NCP car park which is located close by.

We would def consider this hotel again if staying in Edinburgh

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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Eastbourne, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2013

We booked the Apex Waterloo Place having previously stayed in an Apex hotel in London. The hotel was clean and luxurious. We were greeted by a very courteous and helpful receptionist who told us we had been upgraded to a Deluxe room as it was aour 1st Wedding Anniversary. The room was on the 10th floor with wonderful views out to sea. The bedroom and bathroom were both gorgeous and the bed was very comfortable. We only had breakfast at the hotel one day as we preferred to eat out, but it was very nice and cooked to order rather than a buffet which was great. All the staff were very pleasant and helpful, I couldn't find fault with anything. Would definately recommend this hotel for a stay in Edinburgh the location is perfect and we had a wonderful 4 night stay.

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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Dunfermline
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2013

Excellent service from the friendly staff - particularly the receptionists and the room service waiter. Chic hotel with a nice bar. Lovely breakfast. Would definitely stay again. Only slight criticism is the superior room wasn't that big or special. But really lovely hotel none the less.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2013

Very good surprise, nice and modern room ( family room)
Good breakfast ( could be better)
Spa is great, and not that expensive book in advance.
~ 25 to 30 pounds taxi to the airport (each leg)
Sightseeing buses 3 blocks from the hotel.
Good in room food service

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2013

had our wedding in the apex waterloo place , it was a fantastic day and everything went perfectly thanks to Neil and his team for making that happen , totally enjoyed the day as did all our guests , some had travelled from Northern Ireland to be with us , great day, thank you Apex

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Dorset, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2013

I said I’d be back. Same again excellent. If you’re driving I have some extra info. Park in Greenside Row, come up the hill but use the floor zero entrance in Calton Road instead of going further uphill then round the corner onto Waterloo. Its about 100 metres down the road on the left. You then take the lift up to floor 5 where reception is.

All staff were friendly, professional and efficient. Was upgraded despite only paying £80 B&B. Terrific corner room – 809. No room to room noise, can’t remember much from outside either. All aspects of the room/bathroom were excellent. I shall re-return.

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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
#16 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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