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Apex Waterloo Place Hotel
Ranked #33 of 147 Hotels in Edinburgh
Certificate of Excellence
Aberdeen
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“Very good hotel in perfect location”
Reviewed 8 February 2011

This Hotel is really good. the rooms are very nice and clean. would highly recommend this hotel for all travellers. 10/10

  • Stayed February 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 5 February 2011

Stopped three nights at the Apex Waterloo. Had previously stayed at the Apex Hotel on the Grassmarket and have also stayed at a number of other Edinburgh Hotels (Scotsman, Missoni) and this was probably the best for value.

The hotel is clean and nicely furnished. The reception, restaurant and bar are located within the older Georgian part of the building with plenty of period features whilst our room was in a newer part but was still comfortable, well sized and with a large bathroom with a proper walk in shower. Breakfast was good and dinner at the hotel restaurant was good on the Sunday night.

The hotel offers excellent value in a superb location at the bottom of Carlton Hill/end of Princes Street. Although it may look like it, it is not a luxury hotel and this is reflected in their being no turndown service and a fairly short supply of porducts in the bathroom - but that's the only difference between this property and some of the more expensive hotels in Edinburgh! I would definitely stay there again over other hotels I have used in Edinburgh.

  • Stayed January 2011, travelled as a couple
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Dundonald, Belfast.
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Reviewed 4 February 2011

My husband and I stayed for 4 nights during our visit to Edinburgh to celebrate my husbands 50th birthday.
We were given a complimentary upgrade ( and 2 free drinks at the bar) as it was a special occasion which was a great start!
The room was very clean, spacious and comfortable and all the little extras helped to make it just that little bit special like the robes, bottled water in the fridge ( which was replaced when it was drank ) and lovely elemis toiletries.
Breakfast was varied and plentiful. We had food in the bar on 2 nights and it was good both times.
All staff throughout the hotel were efficient, pleasant and courteous during our stay.

  • Stayed January 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 4 February 2011

We stayed here the end of March, having stayed elsewhere usually we decided to take advantage of hotel winter sale rooms for £69

We found hotel fairly easily from station, on arriving early we were greeted by 2 lovely girls, I can't remember there names. But were 2 blondes, Scottish and foreign. Both were very helpful in letting us leave our luggage as our room was not ready and giving us a map.

The hotel is in a great location for exploring the city.

We decided to return to hotel to check in after 1430, we were met by a tall guy and foreign girl. Who were not as friendly as the girls earlier. Both looked as though they had had a hard nights partying in them.
We checked in and our room was lovely and modern. Very clean too. You get tea and coffee making facilities in the room along with a packetbof biscuits and hot chocolate. The hot chocolate is lovely.

We used the spa facilities, whilst they are small they do the jib to help you relax. There's steam room sauna swimming pool and a gym. They were never that busy either. Towels are all provided too which is great.

The breakfast at hotel is huge fills you for whole day, was delicious. We didn't use the restaurant in evening unfortunately we had other plans. But the menu was reasonably priced and good selection of food.

I would most certainly visit the hotel again. Most of the staff we came across were friendly and willing to help with anything. The hotel in great location, very modern and very clean. You could always see someone walking about cleaning something.

  • Stayed January 2011
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Reviewed 31 January 2011

Had an amazing trip. It was the perfect location for the purpose of our trip allowing us to be central Edinburgh. It was extremely clean with everything you need around you. Out morning after the stay started with a delicious breakfast followed by a very relaxed afternoon in e pool, sauna and steam room.

All staff were very attentive in a calm and relaxed way. No one was forceful or too 'nice' coming across false. The guest services manager settled us into our rooms and made sure we were happy with everything - this was a lovely touch!!!!

100% thrilled with the whole experience...

  • Stayed January 2011, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 30 January 2011

Well, I was very impressed with this place. The location is superb - just five minutes walk from Waverley station. It's just off the end of Princes Street, but most of the traffic goes a different way, leaving Waterloo Place amazingly quiet for the middle of a capital city; the soundproofing inside is very good, also. A few yards away is Calton Hill, with superb views of the city and the Firth of Forth. The smart modern conversion of the Georgian building works very well, indeed everything works well. Staff are polite and helpful. Breakfasts are tasty. Rooms a decent size, well equipped. I paid £176 for two nights in a double - good value, I would say, for a hotel of this quality in a big city.

  • Stayed January 2011, travelled solo
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Belfast, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 26 January 2011

What a hotel, absoutely fantastic, fantastic staff, fantastic location, fantastic room and food. This is def one of the best hotels i have ever stayed in. Staff could not do enough for us. Pool area although small is totally adequate and spotless clean. We had a fantastic room on 9th Floor with great views. Bathroom was class with big bath. We only had breakfast in the hotel but everything was to perfection. I honestly cannot think of anything unreasonable about this place. The location is also excellent right at the top of princess street. We got a free up grade on arrival and a bottle of wine, small things like this make a big difference and go a long way. I would strongly reccomend this hotel and dont worry about previous reviews and you will not de dissapointed.

  • Stayed January 2011, travelled as a couple
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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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