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4.9 out of 5

"Excellent location, just a short walk to Edinburgh Castle. " More

By a verified traveler on Tue 29 Oct 2019

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Hotel Description

4-star hotel near Royal Mile

Heart of Edinburgh

A stay at this Old Town Edinburgh hotel places you steps from Grassmarket and a 5-minute walk from Royal Mile. Edinburgh Castle and University of Edinburgh are also within half a mile (1 km).

Business services

This hotel features a restaurant, an indoor pool, and a bar/lounge. Traveling on business? Take advantage of the business center and free WiFi in public areas. There's a gym on site, and a 24-hour front desk and a terrace are also provided.

Free WiFi, LCD TVs

Along with free WiFi, the 169 guestrooms offer 24-hour room service and LCD TVs. Hair dryers, safes, and ironing boards are also available.

City Double Room

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
$127* Per night/room Nov 21 - Nov 22

City Twin Room

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Castle View Deluxe Room with Balcony

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Family Room, 2 Double Beds

Bed Count 2 Full Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Castle View Superior Room

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Apex Grassmarket Hotel ratings based on 10 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.9 out of 5 5.0 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 5.0 out of 5.0
Service & staff 5.0 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.5 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 5.0 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Apex Grassmarket Hotel

Everyone (6) Couples (2) Family (2)
5 out of 5
Excellent location, just a short walk to Edinburgh Castle.

Posted by on Oct 29, 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

Oct 29, 2019 by Kirsty

Hi there, Thank you very much for the 5* review. We really appreciate the positive feedback. We hope to welcome you back again. Many thanks, Kirsty Shaw Front Office Shift

5 out of 5
The location was awesome, we had a view of the castle from our window! Staff was great, breakfast was good. Location was fabulous. Hotel was clean with great amenities.

Posted by on Aug 21, 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

Sep 24, 2019 by Kirsty

Hi there Twinmom, Thank you for the great feedback. We are glad your stay with us was great, and that you appreciated our team & their hard work. The view certainly makes an impression. We hope to welcome you back another time. Kind regards, Kirsty Shaw Front Office Shift Leader

5 out of 5
Great location. We had a castle view room on the fourth floor. Staff is super friendly. Rooms have nice touches, like free coffee, tea and snacks. Beds are comfy. The hotel is close to everything. A+

Posted by on Jul 22, 2019

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5 out of 5

Posted by on Jul 11, 2019

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5 out of 5

Posted by on May 2, 2019

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4 out of 5
Staff is great, location can't be beat, rooms are nice but no drawers for your clothes and very thin walls (noisy). Breakfast is OK

Posted by on Mar 14, 2019

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5 out of 5
On Grassmarket so superbly located. Very helpful staff, at every request and opportunity. Rooms very comfortable, and supplied with the only washcloths we were able to get during our 2 weeks in Scotland. Excellent in every regard.

Posted by , from fort collins, us on Jan 5, 2019

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5 out of 5
The location is perfect. The staff was outstanding with great customer service. I would highly recommend this hotel.

Posted by on Jan 1, 2019

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5 out of 5
Great hotel, great location friendly and helpful staff

Posted by , from Omaha on Nov 25, 2018

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5 out of 5
Location is perfect, room is spacious and clean. Staff is helpful!!!

Posted by on Oct 14, 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

Oct 15, 2019 by Kirsty

Hi there, Thank you very much for the 5* review! We really appreciate hearing your positive feedback. And thank you for the positive comments to our staff, we really appreciate it. We hope to welcome you back another time. Kind regards, Kirsty Front Office Shift Leader

Property Features

Apex Grassmarket Hotel offers its guests an indoor pool, a sauna, and a fitness center. Along with a restaurant, there's a snack bar/deli on site. You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. Public spaces have free WiFi. There's an onsite business center. A terrace, tour/ticket assistance, and multilingual staff are also featured at the business-friendly Apex Grassmarket Hotel. Parking is available for a fee. This 4-star Edinburgh hotel is smoke free.

  • 1 building
  • 169 guestrooms or units
  • 5 levels
  • Dining venue
  • Bar or lounge
  • Deli
  • Business facilities
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Dry cleaning
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Express check-in
  • Express check-out
  • Staff is multilingual
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Front-desk safe
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Concierge
  • Terrace
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • Elevator
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Indoor pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Snack bar/deli

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Self parking (surcharge)

Transport

  • Train station: Edinburgh (ZXE-Edinburgh Waverly Train Station) (1.2 km / 0.7 mi)
  • Parking: Self parking available for a surcharge

Room Amenities

Apex Grassmarket Hotel offers 169 accommodations with safes and hair dryers. LCD televisions are featured in guestrooms. This Edinburgh hotel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Additionally, rooms include irons/ironing boards and complimentary toiletries. Housekeeping is offered daily and hypo-allergenic bedding can be requested.

  • In-room dining (24 hours)
  • LCD television
  • Electric kettle
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Hair dryer
  • Safe
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Wheelchair accessible

Food & Drink

For a fee, guests can enjoy buffet breakfast on weekdays from 7:00 AM to 10:00 AM and on weekends from 7:00 AM to 10:30 AM.

Metro Bar & Brasserie - Onsite restaurant.

Late night fare is available from 24-hour room service.

Nearby Activities

Recreational amenities at the hotel include an indoor pool, a sauna, and a fitness center.

  • Golfing nearby

Accessibility

If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

  • Wheelchair accessible parking
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)
  • In-room accessibility

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 2:30 PM
  • Check-in time ends at 2 AM
  • Minimum check-in age is: 18

Special check-in instructions:

If you are planning to arrive after 11 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Guests arriving after 11 PM must make advance arrangements by contacting the property using the information on the booking confirmation. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Check-out

  • Check-out by 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! Up to 2 children stay free when using existing bedding.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are not available.

Pet Policy

  • No pets allowed, but service animals are welcome

Policies

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed

This property accepts Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Diners Club, JCB International, Switch, debit cards, and cash

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property; the policies listed are provided by the property

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card, or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification may be required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

This property accepts Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Diners Club, JCB International, Switch, debit cards, and cash. This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place. Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F. Personal protective equipment, including masks and gloves, will be available to guests. Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.

  • Service animals are allowed
  • Service animals are exempt from fees/restrictions
  • Staff temperature checks are not conducted regularly
  • Temperature checks are not available to guests
  • Bed sheets and towels are washed at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F
  • Commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant
  • Property confirms they are implementing guest safety measures
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Contactless check-out is not available
  • Staff wears personal protective equipment
  • Protective clothing is available to guests
  • Masks are available to guests
  • Gloves are available to guests
  • Shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer
  • Property does not follow sanitization practices of any association
  • Staffed front desk
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Contactless check-in is not available
  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • No cribs (infant beds) available
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Individually-wrapped food options are not available
  • Number of children who can stay free - 2
  • Debit cards
  • Online Penalty Collection
  • No gap period between guest stays

Fees

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Fee for buffet breakfast: GBP 15.5 for adults and GBP 15.50 for children (approximately)
  • Self parking fee: GBP 12 per day (in/out privileges)

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Apex Hotel International
  • Apex International Edinburgh
  • Apex International Hotel
  • Apex International Hotel Edinburgh
  • Hotel Apex International
  • Apex International Hotel Edinburgh, Scotland
  • Apex Grassmarket Hotel Edinburgh
  • Apex Grassmarket Hotel
  • Apex Grassmarket Edinburgh
  • Apex Grassmarket
  • Apex Grassmarket Hotel Edinburgh, Scotland
  • Apex Grassmarket Hotel Hotel
  • Apex Grassmarket Hotel Edinburgh
  • Apex Grassmarket Hotel Hotel Edinburgh

You should know

  • Certain facilities might have restricted access. For details, you can contact the property at the number on the booking confirmation.

National Rating

This establishment has received its official star rating from VisitScotland, the National Tourist Board for Scotland.

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Frequently Asked Questions

*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.