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Apex City of Edinburgh Hotel

61 Grassmarket, Edinburgh EH1 2HJ Scotland
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Cosy, convenient but most of all chic, the 4-star Apex City of Edinburgh Hotel sits at the foot of Edinburgh Castle, just off the must-see Royal Mile. Featuring boutique bedrooms and sumptuous suites with free Wi-Fi, a modern restaurant and access to fabulous leisure facilities just next door, an Apex adventure awaits. Designed with you in mind, find yourself living in luxury in these spacious rooms and suites. With a comfy bed and spacious en suite, enjoy taking a bath or shower with Antipodes organic toiletries, helping you to stay green while you stay clean. The flat screen TV will keep you entertained and the mini fridge and air conditioning ensure things can be kept fresh. Plus, the Master Suites even have Nespresso Coffee machines to make you feel right at home. Cots and highchairs are available on request. Since sharing is caring, guests can use the leisure facilities in the Apex Grassmarket Hotel, just next door. With weights, resistance apparatus, cardio machines, and a swimming pool, treat yourself to some tranquil time. In the shadows of Edinburgh Castle, Agua Restaurant and Bar offers classic dining in stylish surroundings. Serving everything from simple sides to moreish meals, it’ll be love at first bite. Centrally located, just minutes from the infamous The Royal Mile and within walking distance of Lothian Road and Princes Street, this hotel is ideally located.
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Property amenities
Paid private parking nearby
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Bar / lounge
Highchairs available
Taxi service
24-hour security
Baggage storage
24-hour front desk
Car park
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Kids' meals
Special diet menus
Concierge
Newspaper
Non-smoking hotel
First aid kit
Laundry service
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Room features
Blackout curtains
Bathrobes
Air conditioning
Desk
Housekeeping
Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
Walk-in shower
Safe
Telephone
Bottled water
Clothes rack
Iron
Private bathrooms
Electric kettle
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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City view
Non-smoking rooms
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Mid-range
City View
Languages Spoken
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Serdar A wrote a review Yesterday
London, United Kingdom2 contributions
Good location for sightseeing. Walkable city. Friendly staff. Always keen to help out. Delicious breakfast. Restaurants available nearby. Transport to airport and city centre very accessible and budgeted.
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jfulto869803 wrote a review Yesterday
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This is a great hotel with everything we were looking for. Excellent staff, clean couldn't have asked for more and also reasonably priced. On arrival we were early and the receptionist checked the room availability and as it wasn't available she allowed us to leave our bags. I could go on and on at the risk of repeating myself but this was a great hotel.
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jkat60 wrote a review 17 Feb
Bowral, Australia12 contributions1 helpful vote
My cousin and I enjoyed our stay. Location Is fantastic. Room was a good size and although the hotel is a bit dated it was clean and comfortable. The staff were lovely. Buffet brekky was good. Beds were comfy. Parking at the hotel wasn’t available due to renovations and would have been nice to be made aware prior to our visit. We could get parking 100 yds down the road at their sister hotel though but inconvenient as my cousin has troubles walking.
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Response from Apex Hotels, Guest Services / Front Office at Apex City of Edinburgh Hotel
Responded 2 days ago
Dear valued guest, Thank you for choosing Apex City for your recent stay and for taking the time to share your experience with us. We're delighted to hear that you and your cousin enjoyed your time with us, particularly appreciating our location, spacious rooms and the delightful service provided by our staff. We apologize for any inconvenience caused by the unavailability of parking due to renovations. Your feedback is incredibly valuable to us, and we will certainly take this into consideration to ensure that future guests are informed in advance about any such limitations. We understand the importance of accessibility, especially for guests with mobility issues, and we're glad to hear that our sister hotel was able to provide parking nearby. Please accept our sincere apologies for any inconvenience this may have caused. We hope to have the opportunity to welcome you back to Apex City in the future, providing an even more enjoyable experience. Warm regards, Angelika | Duty Manager Apex City Hotel
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Mrs C wrote a review 13 Feb
Leeds, United Kingdom7 contributions4 helpful votes
Location of the hotel is good and staff on reception are welcoming and friendly, nothing is too much trouble. Breakfast is great, it included continental, fruit & yoghurt, cereal, toast and pastries. The hot breakfast choose is really good and tasty. Staff serving on in the restaurant for breakfast vary in manner, we had 2 friendly males who served with a smile and professional manner. This wasn’t the case on our last breakfast of our stay, (14.2) abrupt and rude would be the best way to describe the waitress! The seating in the reception area needs redoing - looks a bit shabby !
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Date of stay: February 2024Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 5 days ago
Dear Guin09, Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback following your recent stay with us. We're thrilled to hear that you enjoyed our convenient location, friendly and welcoming reception staff, and the delicious variety offered at breakfast. Providing a memorable and satisfying experience for our guests is our top priority, and we're glad to hear that we met your expectations in many areas. However, we're sincerely sorry to learn about your experience with the restaurant service during your last breakfast. Please accept our apologies for any lapse in service quality you encountered. We strive to ensure that all our guests receive consistent and attentive service, and we will address this matter with our restaurant team to ensure that improvements are made and such incidents are not repeated. Additionally, we appreciate your feedback regarding the seating in the reception area. Rest assured, we will look into this matter and take necessary steps to address any areas that may need improvement to enhance the overall aesthetics and comfort of our hotel. Once again, thank you for your valuable feedback. We hope to have the opportunity to welcome you back for a flawless experience on your next visit. Warm regards, Angelika | Duty Manager Apex City Hotel
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gcalle583612 wrote a review 9 Feb
Cagliari, Italy1 contribution
Short time in Hotel but enough to see that all staff was very friendly. Breakfast was good enough Hotel its in a good location near pubs, restaurants, shops. Also very close to the train station. 5 Mins from Edinburgh Castle. Thank you
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Dear Cagliari, Glad to hear you had a pleasant stay! Friendly staff, good breakfast, and a prime location near pubs, restaurants, shops, and the train station make for a convenient experience. Just a stone's throw away from Edinburgh Castle too! Thank you for sharing your positive feedback. Kind regards, Reception
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kmikol306455 wrote a review 6 Feb
Edinburgh, United Kingdom1 contribution
Do not stay here you will regret it the only good thing about this hotel is the staff I was so disappointed and discussed with the state of the room there was black mold growing in and around the bathroom and work going on all in the building so you won't get a good night's sleep
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Dear , I'm truly sorry to hear about your disappointing experience at our hotel. Your feedback is deeply concerning, and we take it very seriously, and we understand how this would have greatly impacted your stay. Please accept our sincerest apologies for falling short of your expectations. Rest assured, we are taking immediate action to address the issues you've raised. We are conducting a thorough inspection of our facilities to address any mold issues and ensure the cleanliness and safety of our rooms. Additionally, we will work to minimize any disruptions caused by ongoing construction to ensure our guests can enjoy a peaceful stay. We greatly appreciate your kind words about our staff, and we will make sure they are aware of your compliments. Your feedback helps us to improve, and we are committed to providing a better experience for our guests in the future. If there's anything we can do to make it up to you or assist you further, please don't hesitate to contact us directly. Kind regards, Sirine | Duty Manager Apex City Of Edinburgh.
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mark p wrote a review Jan 2024
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Absolutely brilliant hotel , best I've stayed in Edinburgh! Rooms are beautiful especially the castle views. Great bar and food service and all staff were super friendly and helpful. Couldn't recommend enough, will be back! Location is spectacular within walking distance of all major local tourist spots (or the less touristy slots if you prefer) Spotless ans high standards plus attention to detail everywhere you look.
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Date of stay: January 2024
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Responded 2 weeks ago
Dear Mark, Thank you for the fantastic review! We're thrilled you enjoyed your stay and the stunning views. Our team is delighted to have made your experience memorable. We look forward to welcoming you back soon! Kind regards, Angelika | Duty Manager Apex City Hotel
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thijmenp783224 wrote a review Jan 2024
Vriezenveen, The Netherlands1 contribution
It’s clean, it’s comfortable, price is nice, so overall its great. Most of the time you will probably be in town and for that this hotel is amazing. The location is perfect, you can do almost everything by walking and otherwise you will have a hop-on hop-off busstation in front of the hotel!
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Responded 5 weeks ago
Dear Thijmenp, Thank you for your positive feedback! We're delighted to hear that you had a great overall experience at our hotel. It's fantastic to know that you found the place clean, comfortable, and reasonably priced. We're pleased that the hotel's location worked well for you, especially its proximity to town and the convenience of having a hop-on-hop-off bus station right in front. We strive to provide a convenient and enjoyable stay for our guests, and it's wonderful to hear that reflected in your comments. If there's anything specific you loved about your stay or any additional feedback you'd like to share, please feel free to do so. We appreciate your choice to stay with us and hope to welcome you back in the future. Kind regards, Sirine | Duty Manager Apex City Of Edinburgh.
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aorawe327786 wrote a review Jan 2024
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The reception staff were extremely welcoming and friendly, I've stayed in this hotel a few times and will continue to stay here whenever I'm in Edinburgh. The location is superb. However, I did feel our stay was a bit pricey for just a bed as we didn't book breakfast.
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Responded 6 Jan 2024
Dear valued guest, Thank you for taking the time to share your valuable feedback about your recent stay at Apex City in Edinburgh. We are delighted to hear that you found our reception staff to be extremely welcoming and friendly. It's wonderful to know that our prime location has been a highlight for you during your visits. We take all guest feedback seriously, and I would like to express our gratitude for bringing your concerns regarding the pricing to our attention. Your feedback is crucial in helping us evaluate and enhance our offerings. We hope that despite this concern, you had an overall enjoyable stay with us, and we look forward to the opportunity of welcoming you back to Apex City on your future visits to Edinburgh. Best regards, Angelika | Duty Manager Apex City Hotel
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styleives wrote a review Jan 2024
Storrington, United Kingdom12 contributions5 helpful votes
This is a great small personal hotel,fantastic location & all the staff are more than happy to help at any time..Breakfast is very good too! and you can use the bigger Apex hotel's pool just along the road. I would not hesitate to book again
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Responded 3 Jan 2024
Dear Styleives, Thank you for sharing your wonderful feedback about your recent stay with us. We are thrilled to hear that you had a great experience and appreciate your kind words. It's fantastic to know that you found our hotel to be a great, small, and personal experience. We take pride in our fantastic location and are delighted that our staff went above and beyond to assist you at all times. We're glad you enjoyed the breakfast, and it's great to hear that you were able to take advantage of the amenities, such as the pool, at our nearby larger Apex hotel. Your statement that you would not hesitate to book again is truly the highest compliment, and we are honoured to have earned your loyalty. We look forward to the pleasure of welcoming you back for another enjoyable stay. Thank you once again for choosing us, and we can't wait to have you back. Best regards, Sirine | Duty Manager Apex City Of Edinburgh.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Apex City of Edinburgh Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Apex City of Edinburgh Hotel?
Nearby attractions include National Museum of Scotland (0.2 miles), Edinburgh Old Town (0.2 miles), and The Real Mary King's Close (0.3 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Apex City of Edinburgh Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at Apex City of Edinburgh Hotel?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and blackout curtains.
What food & drink options are available at Apex City of Edinburgh Hotel?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Apex City of Edinburgh Hotel?
Yes, a parking garage, paid private parking nearby, and paid public parking nearby are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Apex City of Edinburgh Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Quinn's Cafe, Makars Gourmet Mash Bar, and Doctors.
Is Apex City of Edinburgh Hotel located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.6 miles away from the centre of Edinburgh.
Are there any historical sites close to Apex City of Edinburgh Hotel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting The Real Mary King's Close (0.3 miles), Palace of Holyroodhouse (1.0 miles), and Gladstone's Land (0.2 miles).
Does Apex City of Edinburgh Hotel have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the city view available here.
Is Apex City of Edinburgh Hotel accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access, reduced mobility rooms, and facilities for disabled guests. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.