I have stayed in this hotel 5 or 6 times. Most recently as a mini honeymoon after my February wedding.
The room was okay and clean although we needed a cot and it was very cramped as we had a double double but only needed one bed. Bed itself and pillows etc all very comfy and beds were huge! Travel cot provided had no mattress at all however and was just a sheet placed on the hard plastic base. Ended up putting spare pillows under sheet for my son.
Breakfast was lovely and no complaints. Not much staff interaction but not unhelpful even though we arrived toward the end of breakfast.
Bar staff all seemed fine to me. Restaurant not great. Ate in the metro restaurant as had a tired 11 month old and felt the heights wouldn't be appropriate only to find after ordering drinks that they were only serving the heights menu in there. Very unhelpful waitress eventually said we could eat from another menu which only had about 5 options. Wouldn't eat dinner in the hotel again.
Seems to have gone downhill recently as previous trip in 2008 was phenomenal.
Great location for exploring Edinburgh and within walking distance of everywhere.
would be more hesitant to recommend now than in the past.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Apex Grassmarket Hotel is located in Edinburgh’s vibrant Grassmarket. Nearby, you’ll find the characteristic Edinburgh Castle, Greyfriars Kirkyard and The Royal Mile, making this hotel the perfect place to stay if you’re looking to explore the city. Your room will be stocked with both essentials and added extras like complimentary Wi-Fi, luxurious Elemis toiletries and a 42” LCD TV. Choose a Deluxe or Family room and you’ll also get an Edinburgh Castle view to make your stay extra special. Kick-start your day with a refreshing swim in the hotel swimming pool or use the Technogym fitness studio, free of charge. Later you can try some unique fusion food to share created by the well-known Edinburgh Chef, Tony Singh in the hotel restaurant. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Apex International Edinburgh
- Hotel Apex International
- Apex Grassmarket Hotel Edinburgh, Scotland