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Apex Waterloo Place Hotel
Ranked #33 of 150 Hotels in Edinburgh
Certificate of Excellence
Scotland
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15 reviews
12 hotel reviews
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“Location Location Location”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2009

This hotel is located very close to Princes Street in Edinburgh but not on Prices Street with the accompanying noise etc. Excellent accommodation and friendly staff

  • Stayed June 2009, travelled as a couple
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2009

I booked online at apex website and requested a room with a view. On arrival was given a small, smelly dark room overlooking a building site at the back of the hotel. There were builders on scaffolding within a few metres of bedroom window! I had been told at reception that room looked towards sea. It may well have done but there was a 10 storey building in the way! The room smelled of blocked drains and there was a damp patch on wall and the skirting board had been removed - presumably to deal with damp patch. Within half an hour of complaining we were given a family room at the front of the hotel which was just what we had been led to expect from the apex website - light, bright, clean and spacious. Booking through central reservations and not the hotel itself means that you end up taking pot luck with the rooms - not a gamble I am prepared to take again. Nevertheless, after this initial setback, we had a very pleasant stay, food was good and staff very friendly and helpful.

  • Stayed September 2009, travelled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Durham
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2009

This hotel is in a cracking loction right at the end of Princess Street and a short walk from the NCP for parking or a short walk from the train station.

We parked at the NCP car park just round the corner and paid £30.90 for 2 nights stay uisng the discount from the hotel.

There's parking at the front of the hotel for a short stay while you get checked in. Doubt you'd park there for any longer though.

We stayed on the 7th floor and were overlookin gthe rear of the hotel. God knows where these people have stayed who are writing bad reviews, but we heard nothing. Yes we were opposite the building work going on over the road, but we heard nothing. Plus, who stays in the room all day when the workmen are at work. (ok, maybe if you have the window wide open, but you have aircon to keep warm or cold.)

The room is brillaint, very modern and has all the comforts you require - iron, hairdryer, tea/coffe, safe, etc. Can't see you'd want to upgrade really!! The 42" tv was great for me and standard in every room.

The wife says that the pool, steam and sauna are great and she used it both days and only bumped inot two people, so it was very quiet.

As i said, it's a great location - seconds....yes seconds away from it all!!! Come out of the hotel and turn right takes you to a shopping mall, or go down the hill to great bars like Slug and Lettuce, Walkabout, Lloyds bar, etc. Carry straight on down princess street for all the shops. Out of the hotel, right and then left take you to the bridge that leads to the castle, that must only be a good 10-15 mins away, by the way, the wife is pregnant and we did it in good time.

Back to the hotel staff - very good and polite. used the bar and the staff there were good as well. asked the chamber maid for more towels, tea dn cofee and handed it straight over.

We paid £214.40 for two nights Weds to Fri. Would have liked it to have been just under £200 for a good deal.

Great hotel and won't be dissapointed!!!!

Pictures on this site are great and reflect the room very well.

  • Stayed September 2009, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Al_n_Vic
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London
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2009

Half the rooms overlook the beer-bar Pivo, which has loud drunk patrons smoking in front of it all night long. (Smoking inside bars is now illegal in Scotland, so this noise is year-round.) The street is narrow and sound echoes up and down the building. Otherwise a fine hotel, but you're paying too much for this kind of distraction.

  • Stayed August 2009, travelled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Martini037
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GSMApex, Manager at Apex Waterloo Place Hotel, responded to this review, 3 September 2009
Dear Martini037,

Following your recent review on Trip Advisor I would like to thank you for your feedback. I am sorry to hear you were disturbed by noise during your stay from the Pivo bar outside the hotel. We have been in contact with them regarding their patrons creating noise while smoking outside or leaving the bar and they are looking at way to improve this. Being in a city centre location we do experience some noise from outside however, if you do return to stay with us please contact me and I will ensure you are allocated a quiet room on a higher floor. If I can be of any further assistance or if you would like to speak to me directly please contact me on 0131 523 1819 or email joanne.goodwin@apexhotels.co.uk.

Kind Regards,

Joanne Goodwin
Guest Services Manager
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2009

The best 4* hotel that I saw until now in the UK. Friendly staff, free wifi, Gym and spa is a plus.
The big screen tv is amazing and the king size beds are very confortable.
I surely recomend.

  • Stayed July 2009, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank nelsoncerqueira
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Glasgow
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2009

Stayed at the Apex Waterloo for one night on the 17th August. Got a 'cheap' deal online for £100 room only. The hotel is in a great location. We were allocated a room on the 10th floor. It was a standard 'city' room, but was fantastic. Clean, modern, quiet and very comfortable. The service was great and loved that check out was 12pm and not the usual 10am. Would definitely recommend.

  • Stayed August 2009, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank CLB_Glasgow
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London
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2009

I have stayed in so many hotels across Edinburgh but now I don’t think I will stay anywhere else!

We needed a place to stay for an important client meeting early the following morning and came across this place in Trip Advisor.

Looks like it has been done up really recently. From the moment you step through the door it is amazing! Hotel lobby is very hip and modern but period features are still visible. The bar was buzzing but unfortunately we arrived very late and so it was straight to bed for us with our early start.

The room was large with a very comfortable bed, walk in showers and a massive flat screen T.V. Breakfast although a little slow to come was delicious and the staff were friendly and helpful.

Shame we were rushing out the next morning to our meeting otherwise we could have used the spa facilities which look lovely. Will have to go back for that, which I hope will be soon!

  • Stayed August 2009, travelled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank SupersonicG
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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:
#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: 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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