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Apex Waterloo Place Hotel
Ranked #33 of 147 Hotels in Edinburgh
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Leuven, Belgium
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84 reviews
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“Stylish comfort in central but quiet location”
Reviewed 30 January 2013

We enjoyed the central location (within easy walking distance of airlink bus to airport and train station, but also close to restaurants, pubs and shops). The interior is very stylish. The bar is a pleasant place to have a drink in the evening. The staff was friendly, professional and attentive. I liked little details in the room, like the scented toiletpaper. The bed was very comfortable. No complaints, except about the poor wifi connection.

  • Stayed January 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 30 January 2013

Clean
Great Breakfast
Wet room style shower, big baths, good decor, good facilities, great staff, will server your evey need
free water and biccys in room, replenished daily
fast 9MB (tested) Wifi
40" TVs in the rooms, with SKY sports and usual channels
some rooms are huge, others normal size
really is spot on, and i stay in lots of hotels.

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  • Stayed January 2013, travelled on business
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Belfast, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 30 January 2013

We booked here and enjoyed the hotel. Ou room was massive which made a nice change from the small rooms you tend to get in Europe. The people were very welcoming and upgraded our room as we were celebrating. The city was obviously good and we loved the pubs. Our room overlooked the end of Princes St which was great and the windows were great as they wrapped all around the room giving us great views. The bar was really trendy which is what we wanted and the cocktails were lovely. All in all a good hotel, not that romantic and rather business like at times but it was really nice

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled as a couple
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Seattle, Washington
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Reviewed 29 January 2013

A really nice classy hotel at a very good location. The hotel is located at Waterloo place which is at the end of Princes street - a very busy central street. however because it's on a "side arm" it's actually rather quiet. My room had a window facing the street and I'm a very light sleeper and had no problem with noise whatsoever. It's 5-10 minutes walking distance from the "royal mile", the train station, a huge shopping center just across the street, and a big cinema complex very near. The rooms are nice, spacious. WI-Fi is free and reliable. The bar is nice as is the bar food where Iv'e eaten lunch/dinner twice. did not try breakfast but on the doorsteps of the hotel there is a nice coffe place where you can get breakfast for 5 pounds (a good one too). The staff are nice if a bit formal (a British thing?) but the concierge was helpful and friendly.
All in all - a nice recommended hotel.

  • Stayed January 2013, travelled solo
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Perth and Kinross, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 29 January 2013

Stay at the apex Waterloo for there spa package. Excellent weekend food first class service second to none are planning another weekend spa for my parents in June and would recommend the apex to anyone looking for a first class place to stay.





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Reviewed 29 January 2013

Six of us stayed in three double rooms, rooms are spotless with everything you need for comfort, nice big shower with fab elemis toiletries. Bed was quite soft, we didnt sleep well as the duvet was too warm but when you took it off it was freezing, couldnt get a happy medium. Also we were on the street side and was quite noisy, probably normal for a city but we're not used to it. Decor in hotel is very modern, lots to admire. Breakfast was good with plenty of choice, bar a bit pricey but we got a free £10 voucher per room for booking online so that was a free round :) Pool is small but we had it to ourselves so was perfect. Couldn't fault the location, close to everything and staff were very friendly. Would definatly book again.

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Brampton, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 January 2013

The hotel could not be more central, it was a short walk from the train station. The room was spotlessly clean. The staff were really helpful. The breakfast was excellent. Would return tomorrow and would recommend it to our friends.

  • Stayed January 2013, travelled as a couple
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Property: 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
#21 Luxury Hotel in Edinburgh
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
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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