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Apex Waterloo Place Hotel
Ranked #32 of 150 Hotels in Edinburgh
Certificate of Excellence
Ascot, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
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“Superb hotel for short break”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2011

We had a fantastic stay at the Waterloo Place Hotel. The hotel is a couple of minutes walk from Waverley Station and can be accessed from a side street. It has therefore easy access to all the main attractions in Edinburgh. The staff could not have been more helpfull throughout our stay. Our room was very clean and tidy with no signs of any wear and tear.It was quiet for a city centre location so a good nights sleep was ensured. We booked an inclusive package at elliots restaurant. The food was excellent, the only comment was that the choice was limited on the package and did not change throughout the stay. You can elect to choose the al la carte menu and deduct fixed menu price from the bill. Altogther a superb hotel which we hope too return to soon.

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2011

We spent our first trip to Edinburgh staying at the Apex Waterloo it was fabulous. From the moment we checked in to the moment we left the staff were all very friendly, efficient, helpful and always had a smile. We had an upgraded room to a superior and it was amazing, I have never had such a large, well equiped room and beauitfully decorated, we especially liked the photographs of Edinburgh and the booklet giving the Hotels history.
We ate in Elliotts Restaurant and the food was delicious. We would thoroughly recommend this hotel for a weekend break and would love to go back!

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled as a couple
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Weymouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2011

What a wonderful stay we had at Waterloo Place Hotel. The staff were really helpfull and could not do enough to make our stay enjoyable. From an upgraded room ( 40 yr Married)
and food to die for in the restaurant with excellent service we could not have asked for more. Our room was really quiet and roomy with all the mod cons.

The hotel was so convienent ,just right for the train station and the buses. you would find it hard to find better.

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled as a couple
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Stavanger, Norway
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2011

I just stayed here for the second time for a long weekend in Edinburgh. I love this hotel. The history of the hotel is fascinating.

  • Stayed November 2011, travelled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2011

We recently stayed here twice in October. The room (suite 528) was exceptional, very quiet, the bed was fantastic, two large flat screens, ample closet, safe, fridge....and a view! In a very good location just across from the Balmoral on Princes street. Helpful staff with an amazing coincerge lady !!!! Loved it.

  • Stayed October 2011
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2011

We were pleasantly surprised by the hotel. It is very handy for the station and princess street. The hotel itself has an interesting history, as it was the first large hotel in Edinburgh, and Charles Dickens stayed there. It feels like ti has recently been re-furbished in a very moder style, All the staff were very polite and helpful, jaust a you would expect in Scotland.

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  • Stayed October 2011, travelled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2011

Stayed just the one night, but thought this hotel was amazing! Rooms are exceptionally clean and are modern, with countless little things from the free bottled water to the cookies on the tea tray!
Staff very friendly and attentive.
I stayed in the 3rd floor, room 327, and it was super quiet and you couldn't hear a sound from outside or from other residents.
Used the room service, which was a little in the pricey side, but worth it. I visit Edinburgh regularly and this is now the hotel I will always be using!

  • Stayed October 2011
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Property: Apex Waterloo Place Hotel
Address: 23-27 Waterloo Place, Edinburgh EH1 3BG, Scotland
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Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Edinburgh > Broughton & Calton
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre 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
#20 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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