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Apex Waterloo Place Hotel
Ranked #32 of 150 Hotels in Edinburgh
Certificate of Excellence
Dublin, Ireland
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“Great hotel, great location.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 February 2014

I decided to opt for the Apex Waterloo Hotel after expploring numerous other options in the area and was not disappointed.

Even though I arrived several hours before check in time, I was given a room on the third floor which also had the leisure centre, so bonus there. The front desk staff were very friendly and informative. An unusual feature of this hotel is that because it is built on a hill, the entrance to it is actually the fifth floor.

The room was spacious and tastefully decorated with tea and coffee facilities, a room safe, iron and ironing board and a wonderful writing bureau. The bed was big and comfy and the tv had a decent selection of channels including some premium sports channels. The bathroom again was oversized, bright and airy with a shower and a large separate bath which included a rubber duckie! The only thing missing was a couple of bathrobes and slippers.

Breakfast was included with the deal I had booked (on Alpharooms.com) and your hot items are served to your table. The selection of cereals, breads, pastries, etc were not overly abundant but what was available was decent and probably reflected the most popular choices. A hot breakfast is priced at £15 so check around to see which deals include breakfast.

The leisure centre is located on the 3rd floor and the changing rooms have lockers (which require a returned £1 coin) and your room key is required to gain entry. There are plenty of towels supplied so no need to bring anything from the room. There is a sauna, steam room and a nice pool, very relaxing after a day seeing the sights of Edinburgh.

The only negatives that I could mention would be that the room had no view and the window did not open but this wasn't a huge issue for me. Also, I could not get any mobile phone reception in the room. Other than that, you will not go wrong with this hotel and I would have no hesitation in returning.

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Harrogate, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 February 2014

Spent 3 nights here in January and was a perfect short break. The hotel is in an excellent position at the east end of Princess Street and a short walk to the train station. On arrival we were met by very friendly staff at reception who gave us information on the city. Our room was specious and very clean with a large bed and a mini fridge with water, tea/coffee making facilities, biscuits,Pringles and jelly beans! The bathroom was lovely with a large walk in shower and desperate bath tub complete with complimentary rubber duck! Would love to return next time we visit the city.

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  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 February 2014

we stayed at weekend for 2 nights and from start to finish we found the staff first class
the room 707 was a superior and very well appointed the only thing we thought was missing was a towel hook for shower but we found everything else perfect
the best sleep we have had at any hotel we have stayed at no loud doors / people talking loud when returning from a night out
breakfast we great. choice was very good food and plates were very hot service quick and professional
tip if you arrive by train exit the train station at platform 2 [ there is a lift if you have a large case ]
when you exit station walk under bridge and there is a door on right hand side press buzzer and take lift to 5 floor it took us 2 mins to get to hotel for station
hope you enjoy your stay as much as we did

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Woodbridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2014

We stayed here for two nights and had a really lovely relaxing time.
The hotel is just 5 minutes walk from Waverley train station and near the shopping area
And sights.
The room was not huge but big enough with a large flat screen t.v. Very comfortable beds
Tea coffee making facilities a huge bath and walk in shower with nice toiletries and large fluffy towels. The heating in the room was very good so we were nice and toasty
It even had an iron and ironing board.
We did not have breakfast or eat in the hotel but we did have a drink in the bar
Which was small but adequate.
The spa looked good and the treatments sounded nice.
Overall we could not fault the hotel and will definitely stay there again when we visit Edinburgh.

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled with friends
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2014

I booked a 1 night stay for my partner's birthday. The hotel was lovely and so central.

We were able to check in about an hour early and upon leaving, the hotel staff offered to hold our luggage after checkout if we wanted to explore Edinburgh a bit more before going home.

We planned on using the pool, sauna etc which made me decide to book a superior double room so that we would have bath robes, slippers etc supplied for when we used the pool facilities.
The room was spacious and had many amenities. It was very clean and well decorated.

The only disappointing thing was that despite advertising the room would have bath robes and slippers supplied, there were no slippers. I know this is slightly picky but this was the only reason I paid extra for a better room.

Apart from this, we had an excellent stay.

  • Stayed January 2014
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2014

Recently spent one night here during a weekend stay at Edinburgh.

First of all the location of the hotel is excellent. You're essentially a hop skip and jump from everything on Princes and George Streets.

Had got a cheap rate for weekend so thought the room might be on the poor side, however was very pleasantly surprised at how nice it was. Large room with a huge bathroom too, and was very clean throughout.

Staff were friendly and helpful throughout, allowing us to check in a few hours There was also no problem leaving our bags here for the entire day which was early. Bar was nice too.

very much welcome and saved the stiff fees to do so at Waverley.

All in all an excellent experience and would definitely recommend staying here again.

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2014

I stayed here on a business trip and thouroughly enjoyed it! The check in was very quick and efficient, the staff very friendly. I had lunch in the restaurant, even the set menu was exciting and the staff attentive.
My room was on the 3rd floor, not a beautiful view, but as I was staying on business, I wouldn't have been able to enjoy it anyway.. The room/bathroom was clean and the amenities made the stay comfortable. I loved the soft duvet! Room service early in the morning was bang on time, which allowed me to get ready on time for my flight.

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled on business
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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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