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Apex Waterloo Place Hotel
Ranked #34 of 150 Hotels in Edinburgh
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 14 December 2012

We stayed 2 nights here. We got a good deal from secret Escapes website. The hotel is centrally located very near to Waverley Station (approx 5 min walk) and the city centre. We were warmly welcomed by reception. Our bedroom and bathroom were both a good size. The bed was very comfortable. Breakfast was plentiful with a buffet style for cereal, fresh fruit and pastries. You could also order from a menu of cooked breakfast which had options ranging from a full cooked breakfast to omelette and eggs florentine. These were cooked to order and waiter delivered.
We used the pool, steam room and sauna. These were quite small but as it was quiet was worth a visit. I was very pleased with this choice of hotel and would definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed: November 2012, travelled as a couple
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Thank Susan H
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Reviewed 11 December 2012

Located central to everything: train station, the Royal Mile, Princes Street with great shopping! The hotel staff were all friendly and accommodating. We were extremely happy with their service and the hot breakfast was fantastic. We would definitely return here with our family for a more leisure trip.

Room Tip: We had a room on the 3rd floor originally and was unable to get cell phone reception. We asked to b...
  • Stayed: December 2012, travelled on business
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Reviewed 11 December 2012

This was our second trip to the Apex Waterloo Place Hotel and we were very pleased that we returned. The hotel is ideally located a short walk from both the station and the centre of town. Everyone at reception was very friendly and helpful throughout, as was the cheery chap who delivered our room service breakfast each morning. Another reviewer mentioned having to go up and down stairs - not the case as there are 2 very fast large lifts. We were on the 9th floor and never waited more than a few seconds for a lift up or down. Elliotts restaurant and the spa were also very good. The room had everything we needed, was spacious with plenty of storage and the bathroom had both a great shower and bath which my wife was delighted with. It's literally a 2 min walk to Princes Street, yet is very quiet and tucked away from the bustle. Overall another great stay and we hope to return again next year.

  • Stayed: November 2012, travelled as a couple
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Thank Kristian W
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Reviewed 10 December 2012

Stylish modern hotel in an interesting old building. We stayed two nights and our room was comfortable and well equipped. The pool is lovely. Breakfast was good with hot meals cooked to order. Anyone arriving in Edinburgh by train should consider this hotel which is so convenient for the station and also for shopping and access to the main sights. I would expect to go back.

  • Stayed: December 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 10 December 2012 via mobile

I have this place a 5 for everything except for service where they got 4 stars. do I have to beg for a cake of soap or 7 everyday?? they are a bit tight assed with their bathroom products and I love to pinch them and I have aunts back home waiting...

breakfast not all that great, coffee is putrid. front desk staff great!

oh and yes, if you have laundry that needs doing instead of £2.50 for a pair of jocks having the hotel do it ask the staff to point you in the direction of the neighbourhood laundry. I just ran 2 big bags there(only 10 min walk away) £8 for both bags.

rooms are quite large

  • Stayed: December 2012
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Thank silvermasked
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Reviewed 10 December 2012

We stayed for a long weekend and loved the location, the restaurant and the spa/gym. The staff could not have been more helpful. The room was very comfortable and relaxing. We shall certainly stay here again. The restaurant was a welcome surprise, I had not expected fine dining and wished that I had not booked elsewhere to eat after the first evening - no need to go out.

  • Stayed: November 2012, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 9 December 2012

Great hotel, located in a brilliant spot. Only minutes from the train station, shops and restaurants, but very quiet. Staff were all friendly and helpful. Rooms clean and comfortable. Breakfast was well above average. Lovely to have hot food cooked to order. The eggs benedict were delicious.
Woud definitely stay here again. Highly recommended.

  • Stayed: November 2012, travelled with family
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Additional Information about Apex Waterloo Place Hotel

Address: 23-27 Waterloo Place, Edinburgh EH1 3BH, 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:
#4 Spa Hotel in Edinburgh
#6 Family Hotel in Edinburgh
#7 Business Hotel in Edinburgh
#13 Romantic Hotel in Edinburgh
#22 Luxury Hotel in Edinburgh
Price Range: £85 - £251 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Apex Waterloo Place Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 184
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located in one of Edinburgh’s best spots at the east end of Princes Street, Apex Waterloo Place Hotel is within walking distance of the famous Edinburgh Castle and is just a few minutes’ walk from Calton Hill. George Street and The Royal Mile are also close by in this compact city centre. The classic Georgian architecture complemented by contemporary interiors make this hotel unique. Each bedroom is spacious and includes a 42” TV, complimentary high-speed Wi-Fi, bath and/or walk-in shower and Elemis toiletries. As a guest, you’ll also get complimentary use of the leisure facilities. An indoor swimming pool, sauna, steam room and Technogym make the perfect place to relax or escape from the stresses of everyday life. Time for more? Pamper yourself with an Elemis treatment at PURE Spa & Beauty. You can choose from a wide selection of restaurants and bars throughout the city during your stay, many of which are close by in the George Street area. If you’re looking for a traditional Scottish dish and a cosy bar away from the bustle of the town, look no further than Elliot’s Restaurant & Bar. ... more   less 
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