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Apex Grassmarket Hotel
Ranked #86 of 148 Hotels in Edinburgh
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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“Good hotel, excellent location”
Reviewed 20 April 2014

I chose the Apex as it was billed to have good views of the castle and it did! The room was comfortable, the staff friendly and efficient and the location very good. I took the stand by upgrade for a tenner which I got and was a good offering. Nothing bad to say about the stay at all.

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Reviewed 20 April 2014

We had an excellent room with two double beds (big!), with views of the castle and overlooking grassmarket. We booked the breakfast in advanced and is reat value. The hotel is good situated and because we booked driectly through the webside of the hotel we got an 10 punds voucher which we spend in the evening in the hotel bar (whisky!)

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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with friends
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 April 2014

Conveniently placed hotel with very pleasant staff. Room slightly small but, really, who spends a lot of time in the room apart from sleeping.Very clean.

Excellent breakfast with a large selection of cooked options, continental, pastries, fruit, cereals, juices etc, just what you need to start your day!

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Rome, Italy
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Reviewed 18 April 2014 via mobile

Chose The 5th floor for a beautiful view of The castle! I loved The location as it opened onto a lovely square in grassmarket filled with typical shops and restaurants without The immediate chaos of The royal mile which Was just a 5 minute walk away with The castle close by as well. Breakfast Was not included.

Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 16 April 2014 via mobile

We had an excellent room with two double beds, with views of the castle and overlooking grassmarket.
Room had everything you needed iron and board flat screen tv hairdryer, nice toiletries fluffy fresh towels. Staff were friendly, efficient and friendly.
On the negative the noise late at night from grassmarket made it difficult to sleep (hotel had earplugs in cupbaord which id forgotten about) good central location.

Stayed April 2014, travelled with friends
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Middlewich, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 14 April 2014

Great location, helpful staff and really nice rooms. The roof top restaurant Heights (There is also a bar and brasserie on the ground floor) was great, service wonderful and the view of the castle lovely. Food was one of the nicest meals out I have ever had. Gym and pool/sauna were an added bonus and a nice place to relax. Absolutely no idea why people are moaning about the noise; you are staying in a capital city, right in the centre, so surely you are not going to this place for a tranquil countryside break?! We had no trouble with noise at any point during our stay even sleeping with the windows open. Loads of good restaurants nearby too, as well as many of Edinburgh's main attractions close by.

Only two minor negatives: 1) I know it is a city centre and it is always expensive to park your car anywhere for a length of time, but £12 per night is a bit steep. 2) Nothing could be done, but the fire alarm going off at 10 one night was not ideal. Cue people standing in streets in pyjamas before going to a sister hotel down the road to invade the restaurant for free hot drinks!

All in all, I would 100% stay here again. It was an absolute pleasure.

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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 13 April 2014 via mobile

We were recommended this hotel and whilst we had a deluxe room with a gorgeous view if the castle, the breakfast service was very poor. There was only a door to let air into the room so it was difficult to get some ventilation without the door blowing open. Nothing special and not sure we would return. Grassmarket is very noisy early doors from dust carts and late / wee hours with revellers

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Property: Apex Grassmarket Hotel
Address: 31-35 Grassmarket, Edinburgh EH1 2HS, Scotland
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Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Edinburgh > Old Town , Grassmarket
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#23 Business Hotel in Edinburgh
#35 Romantic Hotel in Edinburgh
#42 Family Hotel in Edinburgh
#46 Luxury Hotel in Edinburgh
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — Apex Grassmarket Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 169
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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Apex International Edinburgh
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