My husband and i stayed at this hotel for 2 nights for a special, shortbreak. Prior to arriving, we had emailed the hotel, explaining that our stay was for a special occasion. Although we had a pretty enthusiastic response from the hotel very quickly, when we checked in, staff didnt even mention it. We were disappointed with this, a detail that mattered to us.
We had booked a superior room, and although clean and modern, it was no better or larger than we would have expected from a standard room. There was no CD/DVD player as stated and the safe didnt work. Added to this, there was a large circular cut out on our bathroom ceiling which appeared as though repairs of some sort had been started but not finished. The hotel rooms are very hot, even with radiator in room off. Pool is good for a quick dip, but swimming not possible due to its small size- also windows onto street are bit odd.
Breakfast was good and staff here and at reception and bar were helpful and efficient.
The location of the hotel is good and the view of the castle makes it worth staying at alone. Generally a good base, but due to the above, we cant help having left feeling a little let down.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Apex Grassmarket Hotel is located in Edinburgh’s vibrant Grassmarket. Nearby, you’ll find the characteristic Edinburgh Castle, Greyfriars Kirkyard and The Royal Mile, making this hotel the perfect place to stay if you’re looking to explore the city. Your room will be stocked with both essentials and added extras like complimentary Wi-Fi, luxurious Elemis toiletries and a 42” LCD TV. Choose a Deluxe or Family room and you’ll also get an Edinburgh Castle view to make your stay extra special. Kick-start your day with a refreshing swim in the hotel swimming pool or use the Technogym fitness studio, free of charge. Later you can try some unique fusion food to share created by the well-known Edinburgh Chef, Tony Singh in the hotel restaurant. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Apex International Edinburgh
- Hotel Apex International
- Apex Grassmarket Hotel Edinburgh, Scotland