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Apex Grassmarket Hotel
Ranked #85 of 148 Hotels in Edinburgh
Certificate of Excellence
Lisburn, United Kingdom
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“Service par excellence”
Reviewed 1 May 2014

Staff at reception and in the restaurant were very good. Our room was at the front of the hotel and we had a superb view of the castle. We went for a walk after checking in and on our return we found a complimentary bottle of wine and a congratulations card for our 39th Wedding Anniversary had been left in our room. (receptionist had asked why we were in Edinburgh, at check-in.) We had a superb evening meal in the restaurant with, again, that wonderful view of the castle. Thank you to all the staff who made our stay memorable.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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St Andrews, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 29 April 2014

A lovely modern hotel in the heart of the action. There are lots of bars close by and the Royal Mile is in walking distance. The hotel is very central with a great view of the castle. There are a few bars close by which offer live music and the street outside gets busy on the weekends. We got a special room rate so it was good value for money also- keep your eyes peeled!

Room Tip: The view of the castle is worth the little bit of noise from the street- great people watching!
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  • Stayed December 2013, travelled with friends
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Munich, Germany
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Reviewed 29 April 2014

The Apex International Hotel is a nice, clean hotel in a great location right in the centre of Edinburgh. There is another Apex Hotel two houses further up, which can cause a bit of confusion.
We had a room facing to the back, which was quiet enough, a good size and well equipped with coffee & tea facilities. The bathroom was spotless, with a very nice shower and sepereate bath tub.
We had pre-booked dinner in the hotel rooftop restaurant, which was confirmed twice from the hotel, but when we showed up the restaurant was closed - apparently it is closed every Sunday and Monday... We ended up eating on the ground floor of the hotel, which wasnt very glamourous or exceptionally good, so I would recommend eating out.
Overall it was a good stay in a nice hotel with friendly staff and maybe a nice rooftop terrace that I would have loved to have seen.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 29 April 2014

Stayed at this hotel for three nights last week. The location is very good for trips to castle and other attractions.The staff we encountered were very friendly and helpful in dealing with any of our queries.We had a mean in the hotel bistro on our first night which wasn't great and poor value for money.Our room was upgraded at a cost by prior arrangement but the noise from the street far outweighed the view of the castle which was the reason behind the upgrade,,we were on the second floor and my advice would be to decline if offered the upgrade.There are some nice pubs in the vicinity which do good pub grub and a lovely Italian restaurant,Gennaro,close by .

Room Tip: Rooms at the front overlooking the street are noisy.
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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Lillehammer, Norway
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Reviewed 29 April 2014

Been to Apex International hotel for 4 nights, and had a lovely time in Edinburgh. Nice and clean, comfortable large beds and clean towels every day. Plenty of shampoo, soaps etc.. and even a duck in the shower..? Friendly and helpful staff. Good breakfast on the 5. floor - with a lovely view of the Castle - cant ask for a better start of the day. Our room also had the same nice view - but was a bit noisy at night - because of the pubs on the opposite side of the street. Will surely recommend this hotel if any friends are talking about visiting Edinburgh.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with friends
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Preston, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 28 April 2014

Arrived at 11.30 , check in at 2.30 but room was ready so excellent , very pleasant staff .very nice room snacks n nibbles in room also dressing gown and slippers, and superb view from balcony.only thing that let the room down was attention to detail, carpet was a tad to short and there was paint on it where they had touched up skirts , you could also see the splash marks up the wall where an accident must of happened , and the dust down side of bedside table !!! But saying that it was a fab stay and would go back .

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Ukunda, Kenya
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Reviewed 27 April 2014

Great stay in this city hotel. Reception vv good, beds springy and v comfortable, feather pillows and duvets. Even more surprising is there was a bath. Small size pool but v refreshing.

Would certainly visit again,

Room Tip: Have the eggs benedict....delicious.
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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
#45 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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