This hotel is situated in a great location, close to bars and restaurants, Edinburgh Castle and the Golden Mile and much more. I stayed for four days with my husband and son. The rooms we had were standard. We arrived on a sunny afternoon and our room was extremely hot. The windows opened and there was a fan so all good. Our view was of the car park below which was relatively quite Our son was next door which was what we had requested.
I was a little disappointed by the room. for the price we had paid. The room was snug, but that was probably because of the amount of furniture in there. Two armchairs and a table, together with a double bed and desk and another chair - I felt it was a little cluttered and made opening windows awkward. A trivial matter but my opinion non the less. The main disappointment was the decor it needed attention, the ceiling in the main room and in the bathroom had areas of water staining, the interior of the wardrobes which had ill fitting doors were chipped in places, this was made worse by the fact that it was red and more noticeable. The curtains in the main room were grubby looking, no pillow protector. In the bathroom, the glazing on the sink was badly cracked and there was mould in areas. The shower head was very narrow so the spread of water was very concentrated. There was also no safe. It was not all bad - it was clean. the tv was large and well placed (in front of the bed) plenty of lighting, iron and board. lovely white fluffy towels, a duck, a kettle with an assortment of herbal teas, coffees some biscuits and the wifi connection was free.
We visited the restaurant a couple of times and the food was very good with plenty of choice. My only criticism was that the drinks were rather expensive - £2.00 for a very small bottle of coke or lemonade,, but they did provide a jug of water. The breakfast was lovely and you were seated in The Heights restaurant on the 5th floor which was very light and airy. Service was prompt and the breakfast was delicious. We had prepaid for a scottish breakfast so we basically had a choice of anything on the menu which was cooked to order. It arrived hot and well presented. We did try out the pool which was quite small but a good addition to any hotel. We also tried out the gym which was well equipped. Parking was on site and one of the main reason for choosing this hotel. It was £12.00 per day. Parking was limited to a first come first serve basis.
- 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