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Apex Waterloo Place Hotel
Ranked #32 of 150 Hotels in Edinburgh
Certificate of Excellence
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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“2nd time round and still brilliant”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 April 2013

Excellent stay at this hotel for the second time, for no reason other than as a treat away from home. Lovely relaxing hotel with great facilities. We did try a trip somewhere else as a change but ended up back here as we knew it could not be faulted.

  • Stayed April 2013, travelled as a couple
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St Andrews, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 April 2013

The hotel was easily reached from Waverley train station. The staff were friendly and helpful. They gave my son a map and marked all the places we were going to visit, so he was delighted with that.
We had a lovely, big family room. The pool was great, and the breakfast was lovely too! Will definately go back!

  • Stayed April 2013, travelled with family
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 April 2013

Thanks Apex Waterloo,

From the lovely friendly staff at reception who made us feel very welcome from the moment we arrived. the whole package made our Edinburgh holiday very enjoyable. The rooms were beautiful, very nice decor and the bed was prob the biggest and most comfortable i ever slept on...

  • Stayed March 2013, travelled as a couple
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York, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 April 2013

I booked this hotel based on its Tripadvisor reviews for a weekend away. We were in a standard room and unfortunately did not benefit from an upgrade as many contributors seem to have done. The room looked over a back yard area and was quite hemmed in by other buildings, and as the windows were locked it felt quite claustrophobic. Other than that, the room was comfortable enough, if slightly small and a little devoid of character.The spa and pool however were a disappointment. The pool was barely big enough to swim in with only 4 people in felt crowded. The staff were very helpful and friendly and the location was extremely convenient.

  • Stayed April 2013, travelled as a couple
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Billingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2013

On arrival we were upgraded to the master suite for no extra charge for no reason! which was absolutely amazing, 2 floors with a toilet on each, 2 huge teles, a free standing bath and separate power shower, his and hers sinks, slippers, dressing gowns and huge bed. Room was immaculately clean and tidy freshly stocked with decent toiletry products and refreshments. Used the pool (slightly small though), sauna and steam room all very good. All the staff make you so welcome and nothing is a trouble for them. Even when we were checking out they asked if we wanted to leave our bags there whilst we enjoyed Edinburgh until the train came. Location wise it is very good - 3 minute walk from the station and 10 minute walk to restaurants etc. Would definitely recommend.

  • Stayed April 2013, travelled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2013

We stayed here for two nights and would definitely recommend this hotel. Not only is it comfortable but the location is fantastic, literally a few minutes walk and you hit Princes Street and all the action.

We were upgraded to one of their suites on arrival which was a pleasant surprise. The suite we stayed in had a living area with large tv with Bose speakers and a nespresso machine. The room was spacious with a big (think its queen size) bed and the bathroom was huge with a nice bath tub, rain shower and fluffy towels, bath robes and slippers.

We only encountered a minor problem during our stay which was the strong winds making loud rattling noises to the windows. However everything else about the hotel made up for this and I would definitely return to this hotel.

  • Stayed April 2013, travelled with family
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2013 via mobile

Great location on princes street, a minute walk from the train station and Edinburgh centre! Hotel is really modern and clean inside, staff were really helpful, came and gave us a new hair dryer and put our unwanted 3rd bed away, so friendly and helpful
Our room was on the 7th floor and was a lot bigger and nicer than my friends room on floor 4... So I'd request that floor if I stayed again! The room was really spacious, very comfy bed, spotless and everything looked brand new!
Didn't like my breakfast which was £11 so would properly pass on that one next time.
Would definitely stay again

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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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