My family and I stayed in this hotel over the marathon weekend.
Having stayed in the sister hotel next door (Apex International) we had high expectations and were not disappointed. The check-in was smooth and within minutes of arrival we were in our room. The only gripe I have was the view from the window was of a patch of grass in need of cutting and the building across the way. Obviously this was at the back of the hotel and proved to be quiet, apart from the empty bottles being emptied into a skip during the night. That was so loud that it nearly scared me (and my wife) to death.
The room was very well equipped although there was no safe in the room. The beds were very comfortable, although the pillows were a little soft for my liking. I am sure had I requested a firmer pillow, one would have been provided. The bathroom had a lovely walk-in shower and a separate bath and to top it all, there was an apex duck. There was a duck shortage when we stayed in the International!
On our first night we decided to eat in the restaurant and opted for one of the special deals (2 adults, 3 courses and children eat free for just £30). The waitress (sorry I can’t remember her name) was superb and her recommendations were spot on. She even noticed an error on our bill and had it corrected (in our favour!). Breakfast on marathon day was on early for all marathon runners and supporters which I thought was a nice touch!
Every member of staff we spoke to was friendly, professional, approachable and very helpful if needed. Out of the 2 Apex hotels in Grassmarket, I would have to say the City is better that it’s big sister the International. I would have no hesitation in staying here again the next time we are in Edinburgh, although I would ask for a room with a better view.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Apex City of Edinburgh Hotel is located in the heart of Edinburgh’s Grassmarket, just minutes away from The Royal Mile and famous Edinburgh Castle. All rooms and suites provide plenty of natural light, comfort, and space. You’ll also find complimentary luxurious Elemis toiletries, a 42” LCD TV and vanity area with hair dryer and mirror in your room. Upgrade to a City Plus Room and you’ll also find air-conditioning, bathrobes and your very own Nespresso coffee machine. Downstairs, you can relax in Agua Restaurant and Bar. This modern space is set back from the bustling Grassmarket and offers a wide selection of dishes through its all day dining menu including burgers, steaks and pastas. Afterwards, retreat to the lounge and choose from an extensive wine list or sip on an expertly prepared cocktail with Castle views. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Apex City Edinburgh
- Hotel Apex City
- Apex City Of Edinburgh Hotel Scotland