£75.01 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in 14 Sep 2014 Check-out 15 Sep 2014

Apex City

4 stars
61 Grassmarket, Scotland, Edinburgh, EH1 2JF
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
4.3
out of 5
96 reviews
everything i hoped it would be

Very helpful and friendly. Will definitely book there again in the future. See full review

  • mick the brick
  • 1 Jul 2014
Fantastic hotel experience

Fast check in and added bonus of car park as we thought we would have to park on the street. We... See full review

  • Joycey
  • 20 Apr 2014
Stylishly modern deluxe hotel in the heart of Edinburgh’s Grassmarket
The Apex City hotel is found in the center of Edinburgh’s fashionable Grassmarket district. The hotel features 119 stylish bedrooms, AA rosette winning Agua Restaurant, private dining, meeting, and event venues. Guests can relax and find solitude in one of the hotel’s library areas. Free wireless Internet and telephone access are available throughout.
Highlights
  • Located in Edinburgh’s historic yet fashionable Grassmarket
  • Award winning seafood restaurant
  • Excellent meeting and business facilities
  • Children under 12 stay and eat free when sharing a room with two adults
Rooms
Apex City has 119 bedrooms to choose from, all of which are non-smoking. Six different sizes of rooms are available, including city queen, city family room, and master suite. All rooms come with a bath and/or walk-in power shower, 42” LCD screen televisions with satellite channels, free wireless Internet, and free local calls. Tea and coffee making facilities are available in all rooms. Family rooms include one double bed and one sofa bed. The suite is equipped with a fridge, safe, and surround sound, as well as having an exceptional view of the castle.
Features
Agua Restaurant, located in the hotel, is one of the best seafood restaurants in Edinburgh. It has won an AA rosette for its cuisine, which features plenty of locally sourced fish and seafood. The restaurant offers traditional meals for those who do not like fish. Vegetarian choices are also offered on the menu. Food is served from the a la carte menu at dinner and lunch. A bar menu of lighter meals, sandwiches, burgers, and snacks is available from 12 p.m. to 11 p.m. The restaurant is open for breakfast to guests only and is open to the public from 12 p.m. every day.
Transportation
  • Edinburgh Rail Station (4 minutes by taxi)
  • Edinburgh Airport (7.6 mi/12.3 km)
  • Transfer bus from airport to city center
Nearby attractions
  • Edinburgh Castle (0.2 mi/0.3 km)
  • Greyfriars Kirkyard (0.4 mi/0.64 km)
  • Princes Street Gardens (0.5 mi/0.8 km)
  • Scottish Parliament (1.1 mi/1.77 km)
  • Edinburgh Zoo (3 mi/4.82 km)
Business
  • Free, high-speed wireless Internet access
  • Three medium meeting spaces
  • Dedicated event planning team
  • Free AV equipment
  • Edinburgh International Conference Centre (0.8 mi/1.28 km)

Apex City Rooms

Standard
City room amenities include 1 double bed or 2 twin beds, 42" widescreen LCD TV, walk-in shower, bath, large desk, ground coffee and selected teas, specially blended toiletries, choice of pillows, iron and ironing board, limited edition artwork, free wireless internet access and local calls. The use of warm wood tones, cool decor, textured fabrics and crisp white bedding complete the modern, stylish feel.
Superior
Superior room includes 1 double bed, bathrobes and slippers, savoury and sweet snacks, specially enhanced toiletries, together with standard room amenities of 42" widescreen LCD TV, walk-in shower, bath, large desk, ground coffee and selected teas, choice of pillows, iron and ironing board, limited edition artwork, free wireless internet access and local telephone calls. The use of warm wood tones, cool decor, luxury fabrics and crisp white bedding complete the modern, stylish feel.
Master Suite
Master Suite includes 1 King Bed, separate living area & Castle View, bathrobes and slippers, savoury and sweet snacks, specially enhanced toiletries, together with standard room amenities of 42" widescreen LCD TV, walk-in shower, bath, large desk, ground coffee and selected teas, choice of pillows, iron and ironing board, limited edition artwork, free wireless internet access and local telephone calls. The use of warm wood tones, cool decor, luxury fabrics and crisp white bedding complete the modern, stylish feel.

Amenities

  • Free internet
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
No smoking rooms/facilities
Concierge
Elevators
Dining
Restaurant
24 hour room service
Room service
Services
Business centre
Laundry service
In-Room Safe
Conference facilities
Internet
Free internet
Parking
Parking
Accessibility
Handicapped rooms/facilities

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Hotel Map

55.9473 -3.1954
Area served
Edinburgh, Scotland
Nearby airports
Edinburgh Airport
Area description
Under the south side of Edinburgh Castle, in the heart of the old town sits the Apex City Hotel. A prime location for either business or leisure guests all of Edinburgh's main tourist attractions within walking distance of the hotel and Edinburgh's main offices. With an AA rosette restaurant, meeting rooms and on every floor a seating area with fantastic views of the castle the Apex City Hotel is an ideal place to stay.

Nearby points of interest

  • Grassmarket: 0 mi
  • Scotch Whisky Heritage Centre: 0.1 mi
  • Outlook Tower: 0.1 mi
  • Writer's Museum: 0.2 mi
  • Gladstone's Land: 0.2 mi
  • Lauriston: 0.2 mi
  • Edinburgh Castle: 0.2 mi
  • Parliament House: 0.2 mi
  • Royal Museum: 0.2 mi
  • St Giles Cathedral: 0.2 mi
  • National Gallery of Scotland: 0.2 mi
  • Museum of Scotland: 0.3 mi
  • Cowgate: 0.3 mi
  • Scott Monument: 0.3 mi
  • Princes Street: 0.3 mi
  • Grassmarket: 0 mi
  • Scotch Whisky Heritage Centre: 0.1 mi
  • Outlook Tower: 0.1 mi
  • Writer's Museum: 0.2 mi
  • Gladstone's Land: 0.2 mi
  • Lauriston: 0.2 mi
  • Edinburgh Castle: 0.2 mi
  • Parliament House: 0.2 mi
  • Royal Museum: 0.2 mi
  • St Giles Cathedral: 0.2 mi
  • National Gallery of Scotland: 0.2 mi
  • Museum of Scotland: 0.3 mi
  • Cowgate: 0.3 mi
  • Scott Monument: 0.3 mi
  • Princes Street: 0.3 mi
  • Underground City: 0.3 mi
  • Princes Mall: 0.4 mi
  • Meadow park: 0.4 mi
  • Jim Garrahy's Fudge Kitchen: 0.4 mi
  • Royal Mile: 0.5 mi
  • National Portrait Gallery: 0.6 mi
  • Fountainbridge: 0.6 mi
  • Lochrin: 0.6 mi
  • Georgian House: 0.6 mi
  • Trinity House: 0.6 mi
  • Marchmont: 0.6 mi
  • People's Story: 0.6 mi
  • The Canongate: 0.7 mi
  • Dumbiedykes: 0.7 mi
  • Sciennes: 0.8 mi
  • Calton Hill: 0.8 mi
  • Haymarket: 0.8 mi
  • Bruntsfield: 0.9 mi
  • Scottish Parliament: 0.9 mi
  • Dean Village: 0.9 mi
  • Holyroodhouse Palace: 0.9 mi
  • Newington: 0.9 mi
  • Merchiston: 0.9 mi
  • Holyrood: 1 mi
  • Dalry: 1 mi
  • Stockbridge: 1 mi
  • Greenhill: 1 mi
  • Canonmills: 1.1 mi
  • Edinburgh Playhouse: 1.1 mi
  • Burghmuirhead: 1.1 mi

Meeting facilities

Meeting Info
The Apex City Hotel is centrally located in Edinburgh's old town, with easy access from Waverley Station. There is limited car parking available on site, and additional spaces close by at a multi-storey car park on Castle Terrace. There are three rooms in the conference centre, chic and stylish with light reflective black glass table tops and they all come with an impressive range of facilities; TV and video, projector, flipchart, fax and phone, wi-fi internet access, ice-cold drinks fridge, complimentary fresh fruit platter and snacks. The City Suite is perfectly designed for a medium size boardroom, or a theatre capacity for 70. The flexible Nice and Seattle rooms are perfect for small and medium meetings, main room breakout, training sessions, and board meetings for up to 16.

Dining

Agua Bar and Restaurant
Set in the shadows of Edinburgh Castle, the hotel's Agua is an AA Rosette-winning restaurant with cool, stylish interiors, offering classic food with a modern twist and using the best locally sourced ingredients wherever possible.

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
1430
Check-out:
1200

Terms and conditions

Extra charges may apply for children. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the quoted rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use.

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Guest Reviews (96)

Ratings and reviews for Apex City

Overall score

4.3 / 5
5.01.0
96 out of 96
Amenities:
4.1
Room cleanliness:
4.5
Hotel staff:
4.4
Room comfort:
4.2
Location:
4.8
Value:
4.1

98% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Apex City

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
faraway
england
11 Aug 2014

city break

In general we were delighted with our choice of hotel the location for us was perfect and the food and staff very good, the one thing which was disappointing and, in the summer months, would stop us from using this hotel again was the lack of air conditioning in the bedrooms and corridors. We did not think a four star hotel would require the need for large and sometimes noisy fans.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
4
Money-saving tip: Short walk from hotel

Buy a tour bus ticket to include fast track entrance tickets to the castle,royal yacht brittania and holyrood house.

Review of Apex City

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Pali
Zurich, Switzerland
29 Jul 2014

Excellent location for getting known the city

The best on this hotel is its location, just 15 minutes to walk to Edinburgh Castle and to the Royal Mile. The room was a bit to warm, first we got one with a "view" at a parking lot, but eventually we could change to a better situated room with a more agreeable outlook. The beds, furniture and the equipment of the bathroom were o.k., but on our 2nd day the warm water run out and during 2 days we could not take a shower, which should not happen in a 4stars hotel. The breakfast was very good, the service a little slow but very polite. We can recommend the hotel.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Review of Apex City

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Princess
hunter valley, Newcastle
7 Jul 2014

Castle view

The staff were friendly and helpful, the room had everything we needed and the view of the castle from our room was a great bonus, especially when it's still light at 10.30pm. Lots of restaurants, cafés and hotels nearby and the hop on, hop off bus stopped right out the front.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Review of Apex City

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
mick the brick
suffolk
1 Jul 2014

everything i hoped it would be

Very helpful and friendly. Will definitely book there again in the future.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

George street, Thai restaurant on the roof, absolutely fantastic

Review of Apex City

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Offcutter
Business
Nottingham
21 Jun 2014

Lovely staff, stuffy room

The staff were charming and helpful, the location great, and room a model of cleanliness. When I had a problem with Wifi, I was immediately put onto 24-hour IT helpdesk, who resolved it for me in minutes. BUT the window of the room would not open more than a few inches, and it was utterly airless. I had to sleep with an electric fan on all night, which was a waste of energy, and made it hard to get to sleep because of the noise. Why the obsession with windows that don't open properly? The room must have been over 30 degrees, which is just daft.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Apex City

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Uncle No1
Nagoya ,Japan
2 Jun 2014

Close to Castle

This hotel is located within walking distance to the castle.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Dining tip: In Hotel

Very good.

Review of Apex City

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Arodrigu
Colombia
29 Apr 2014

Great location

Really evrything worked good. Worth talking about was the great loction

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
5
Review of Apex City

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Arodrigu
Colombia
20 Apr 2014

Great

The location of the hotel is absolutely great. It has a very nice view of he castle and being very close to the active places it is mot in the middle of the nouse

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
5
Review of Apex City

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Joycey
East Yorkshire
20 Apr 2014

Fantastic hotel experience

Fast check in and added bonus of car park as we thought we would have to park on the street. We stayed in the suite which was fantastic, the perfect way to end our holiday in Scotland. Breakfast times were great as we were able to get up later and the dining experience was second to none . The hotel was ideal for shopping, eating and bars.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Review of Apex City

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
7 countries in 3 weeks
Texas
31 Mar 2014

Good Location & Comfortable

Rooms were clean and comfortable. Staff was nice and helpful. Location was good. We walked everywhere. Castle, grocery store, restaurants all close by. Took a taxi (4 Euros) to bus stop and then bus to airport. Worked out great. We would stay there again.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
4
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