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Apex Waterloo Place Hotel
Ranked #33 of 148 Hotels in Edinburgh
Certificate of Excellence
Ottawa
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“Gorgeous hotel”
Reviewed 12 February 2013

This hotel is such a fun, funky hotel and the customer service s absolutely outstanding. Perfect location, just far enough away to not have to listen to party goers screeching all night but close enough to get everywhere you need to be very easily. And so reasonably priced! We love the menu, the pool with the ambient music and cool lighting and just everything about this place. I can't wait to go back.

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled with family
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Reviewed 10 February 2013 via mobile

Great hotel located in the center but away from the overcrowded tourist routes. Nice clean rooms, great roomview, great breakfasts. Very comfortable place when you are on a busiiness trip. We stayed here for 8 days

  • Stayed February 2013
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Reviewed 8 February 2013

Just back from two night stay at the Apex. We had a upgrade to a deluxe room as it was my birthday. We ate in the hotel one evening and had a nice 3 course meal. The breakfast was hearty fare and enjoyable. The staff were very helpful. My Husband particularly enjoyed the Malt Whiskey tasting tour map which consisted of 4 malt whiskies of age 10 to 15 years from all over Scotland at a cost of £8.
The hotel was very clean,we'll located for the station and most attractions. We did not use the spa. I am not sure why the hotel is only a 4 star not five. We would love to stay there again.

Room Tip: Our room w a delux room on the 10th floor and was very spacious
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  • Stayed February 2013, travelled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 8 February 2013

I travel regularly here on business, and they make my stay there effortless, easy and very welcome. Nothing is a problem, and I've never had to ask for anything. Except toothpaste and brush when I forgot them, which they pleasantly supplied.

  • Stayed January 2013, travelled on business
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Reviewed 8 February 2013

On arrival we were greeted by friendly, pleasant staff who provided key card and wifi code for room. No £10 voucher was provided even though this was booked directly through the Apex website. Room was comfortable with nice big bed and adequate room to move about in. We did not use the bath or walk in shower as there was body hairs belonging to the previous occupants so decided to use the showers down at the swimming pool instead after we had our swim. Would have liked to have used the shower however did not feel it was my job to be cleaning a shower that I did not use. Not a nice view looking out of the window however this was not really an issue as did not spend a great deal in the room. Went for afternoon tea which was great not loads to eat but was very filling and staff that attended to us were very polite and friendly we also had the dining room to ourselves. Went for a swim on the day of arriving and on the day of departure and we also had this to ourselves, my daughter really loved the pool, nice soft towels to use afterwards and Elemis toiletries to get washed with. Could not wait for an enjoyable sleep after a long night and used the black out curtains, however was woken at about 7 with doors banging in the corridor this went on to about 8.30 so did not get a long lie before our journey home. All in all the hotel is nice but needs a few tweaks with cleanliness in bathroom and try to get some sort of door closure to prevent banging of doors.

  • Stayed January 2013, travelled with family
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Fleet, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 7 February 2013

The hotel could not be better placed for ease of access from Waverley railway station (our preferred means of travel from London), and its proximity to the city centre and other forms of transport is ideal, whether one is in Edinburgh for business or leisure. The hotel is very comfortable, where the un-stuffy, but highly professional, staff are welcoming and efficient. The quality of the furnishings, the high standard of food, and the added touches such as free WIFI all make for a relaxing and easy stay. Finally, the tariffs represent excellent value for money, for such a well-placed and friendly property.

  • Stayed January 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 7 February 2013

Overall excellent value. Perfect location to enjoy the sights of Edinburgh. Very comfortable and spacious room, courteous and helpful staff (even cheerful!). I also liked the restaurant for their early special deals and food quality

  • Stayed January 2013, travelled on business
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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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