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Apex Waterloo Place Hotel
Ranked #34 of 151 Hotels in Edinburgh
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 27 August 2014

This hotel was in an ideal situation to see the sights of Edinburgh. The room was clean and fresh and though looking out on to Waterloo Place there was no noticeable noise. We were pleasantly greeted by reception staff who gave clear direction to the room. There was also city parking fairly close by but at a cost of £18 for 24hrs. All round a great visit and will use this hotel again.

Room Tip: Would recommend this hotel for a city break as it was close to all amenities and parking
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  • Stayed: August 2014, travelled as a couple
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AlanHarbisher, General Manager at Apex Waterloo Place Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 28 August 2014

Dear Mavis V
Many thanks for posting your review.
It's great to hear you enjoyed your stay and that our Front Desk Team were helpful.
Our location is great, close enough to the City Centre attractions and shopping yet just far enough away from the noise and hustle and bustle of the surrounding streets. It's also good to hear you took advantage of the 15% discount offered by QPark at the nearby Omni Centre.
I hope we will see you again in the future.
Warmest regards
Alan Harbisher
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Reviewed 27 August 2014

The apex has it all, fabulous service, beautiful rooms, great food all tucked into the center of the city. We walked to the old city, shopping on Princes Street, and to Calton Hill from here. You want to make sure to get a room facing the old city, not behind the hotel.

  • Stayed: August 2014, travelled with family
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AlanHarbisher, General Manager at Apex Waterloo Place Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 28 August 2014

Dear Emily C
Thanks for posting your positive review following your recent stay.
It certainly sounds like our location suited you and I hope you saw all the sights and attractions during your time here in Edinburgh.
I hope to welcome you back to Waterloo Place should you be planning any further trips to Edinburgh.
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Alan Harbisher
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Reviewed 27 August 2014

This is the best experience at 'Check-in' I've ever had in the UK; gave my name and was handed the key without endless tapping of keyboards and riffling through card index boxes.
The room was very spacious and comfortable with a decent sized bath room.
My meal in the restaurant was fine, nicely cooked and well presented.
Breakfast was good; the porridge and kippers were brought consecutively!
The basement exit route is really quick and convenient route to Edinburgh Waverley Station.

  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled on business
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AlanHarbisher, General Manager at Apex Waterloo Place Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 28 August 2014

Many thanks for the 5* review JOHN C.
Great to hear you enjoyed your stay and that our front desk team were super efficient.
The exit at level zero certainly makes the walk to Waverley Station that little bit quicker.
I hope we can welcome you back again soon.
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Alan Harbisher
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Reviewed 26 August 2014

I stayed here for a girls weekend last year and just rebooked for my parents anniversary next May. The location is great, rooms are spacious and really nice decorated and the staff really helpful. The bar was nice too - didn't get to use the spa unfortunately but the afternoon tea was yummy!! The beds were so comfy and we loved the Elemis products in the bathrooms. Would definitely stay again. Silvana in Reservations is a gem :)

  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled with friends
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Thank EmilyMariaHarris
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AlanHarbisher, General Manager at Apex Waterloo Place Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 27 August 2014

Dear purepleasureseeker
Really great to hear that you enjoyed your girls weekend last year and that you have since recommended our Hotel to others. I hope we can welcome you back at some point too.
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Reviewed 26 August 2014

We stayed 3 nights at the Apex International in a very spacious, comfortable and clean family room for 3. Our 15 year old slept on a lovely pull out bed and was happy, our double was just perfect. No outside noise from the traffic, although our room overlooked the main road. Elemis bathroom toiletries smelt amazing, Cappuccino machine with coffee and a kettle all supplied along with complimentary biscuits and sweets. All round we were content with the service, we didn't eat breakfast at the hotel, instead we chose to try out the local cafes, this was the best decision for us, we had a tasty variety of food. The hotel is in an ideal location for touring Edinburgh which is a beautiful city, a bus station is directly outside, we took the airbus from the airport which stops at the local train station a 10 min walk from the hotel, all for £7.00 return it's a 25 min comfortable journey. Easy enough even with luggage.

Room Tip: I can only comment on our room which was on the 9th floor and a spacious family room. The Wifi was a...
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  • Stayed: August 2014, travelled with family
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AlanHarbisher, General Manager at Apex Waterloo Place Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 27 August 2014

Dear Daniak4
I'm really pleased to hear that you and your family enjoyed your recent stay here at Waterloo Place. Our location as you state is ideal for the airbus to the airport and also for all the local attractions and interesting places to visit. Glad to hear a comfy nights sleep was had on the pull out bed.
I hope we can welcome you back again soon.
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Reviewed 25 August 2014

Stayed here a year ago at Festival time and came back again. It is well placed, very modern, and very friendly. It is excellent and highly recommended. The rooms are well soundproofed and the place is kept very clean

  • Stayed: August 2014, travelled as a couple
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AlanHarbisher, General Manager at Apex Waterloo Place Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 26 August 2014

Dear KeninWLondon
It's really great to hear that you enjoyed your second stay here. Thank you for the positive review. It sounds as though our location is ideal for you. Hopefully we can welcome you back again during the August 2015 Edinburgh Festivals.
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Reviewed 25 August 2014

Not a small hotel by any means....Staff good but it still had that large hotel feel. BUT we were not rushed at breakfast, and the staff always attentive. The only thing that marked it down was the price, even for the festival,

  • Stayed: August 2014, travelled as a couple
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AlanHarbisher, General Manager at Apex Waterloo Place Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 26 August 2014

Dear travoman
Thanks for taking the time to post your review. Pleasing to hear you found the team here attentive and I hope you will look to return again in the future.
Many thanks
Alan Harbisher
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Additional Information about 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:
#5 Family Hotel in Edinburgh
#5 Spa Hotel in Edinburgh
#7 Business Hotel in Edinburgh
#13 Romantic Hotel in Edinburgh
#23 Luxury Hotel in Edinburgh
Price Range: £83 - £284 (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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