£68.74 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in 8 Mar 2015 Check-out 9 Mar 2015

Apex Waterloo Place Hotel and Spa

4 stars
View map of 23-27 Waterloo Place, Edinburgh, EH1 3BH

Hotel Overview

Reviewer score
4.2
out of 5
81 reviews
So Nice!

This is one of my most memorable trips! The hotel was so cozy and peaceful. The room was so clean... See full review

  • Loren B.
  • 19 Feb 2015
Good Hotel

Good clean hotel , staff friendly rooms comfortable and clean, excellent location 5 minutes walk to... See full review

  • Colm I.
  • 26 Jan 2015
Boutique yet luxury hotel located on Edinburgh’s famous Princes Street
The Waterloo Hotel was built in 1819. The hotel was the first purpose-built, large-scale hotel in Edinburgh. Now called the Apex Waterloo Place Hotel it combines the traditional features of this historic building with contemporary style. The Apex Waterloo boasts 187 stylish bedrooms, Elliot’s bar and restaurant, five function rooms, and Yu Spa facilities including pool, sauna, steam room, and a fully equipped gym. The hotel is non-smoking throughout.
Highlights
  • Central location for easy access to all visitor attractions and tourist spots
  • Free high-speed Wi-Fi throughout the hotel
  • On-site restaurant
  • Conference center
  • Traditional afternoon tea served daily
Rooms
Apex Edinburgh Waterloo Place has 187 contemporary styled bedrooms, each decorated with limited edition artwork. All rooms come with 42” LCD televisions, satellite channels, free high-speed Wi-Fi, broadband modem connections, and a king size bed. A fridge, coffee and tea making facilities, a desk and chair, and a safe also all come as standard. Seven types of rooms are available, from the standard city double to the duplex suite, which is split-level, spacious, and has excellent views of the city. The room also has a separate living area and kitchenette. Deluxe rooms and suites all come with BOSE surround-sound speaker systems.
Features
On-site bar and restaurant Elliot’s combines the traditional features of this historic building with contemporary design. The dining room has a great sense of style with an ornate corniced ceiling, original fireplaces, and expansive windows flooding the dining room with natural light. The restaurant is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner and dishes have a modern Scottish theme. The restaurant is child friendly and children’s menus are available. Afternoon Tea is served between 2:30 p.m. and 5 p.m.

Yu Spa leisure center is open daily and is not open to the general public. Facilities include sauna, relaxing pool, and state-of-the-art gym.
Transportation
  • Edinburgh Rail Station within walking distance
  • Edinburgh Airport (8.1 mi/13 km)
  • Transfer bus from airport to city center
Nearby attractions
  • Princes Street Gardens (0.6 mi/0.96 km)
  • Scottish Parliament (0.6 mi/0.96km)
  • Greyfriars Kirkyard (0.7 mi/1.12 km)
  • Edinburgh Castle (0.8 mi/1.28 km)
  • National Museum of Scotland (0.8 mi/1.28 km)
Business
  • Free high-speed wireless Internet access
  • Five meeting venues
  • Free access to AV equipment in meeting rooms
  • Dedicated event planning team
  • Edinburgh International Conference Centre (1.2 mi/1.93 km)

Apex Waterloo Place Hotel and Spa Rooms

City Double
City Double room amenities include a Queen bed, 42 inch widescreen LCD TV including Sky Sports, shower, bath, large desk, selected teas and coffee, luxury toiletries, choice of pillows, iron and ironing board, free wireless internet access and local telephone calls.
Superior Double
A more luxurious Superior room includes a King bed, 42 inch widescreen LCD TV including Sky Sports, with extra touches of CD/DVD player, soft bathrobe, slippers, a full range of luxury toiletries, fridge and safe in addition to City room amenities of 42 inch wide screen LCD TV, shower, bath, large desk, selected teas and coffee, choice of pillows, iron and ironing board, free wireless internet access and local telephone calls. Please note all rooms are Non Smoking.
City Twin
City Twin room amenities include two single beds, 42 inch widescreen LCD TV including Sky Sports, shower, bath, large desk, selected teas and coffee, luxury toiletries, choice of pillows, iron and ironing board, free wireless internet access and local telephone calls.
Deluxe Double
A spacious Deluxe room includes a King bed, 42 inch widescreen LCD TV including Sky Sports, with extra touches of CD/DVD player, iPod docking station, Nespresso coffee machine, soft bathrobe, slippers, separate bath and spacious walk-in shower, a full range of luxury toiletries, fridge and safe in addition to City room amenities of large desk, selected teas and coffee, choice of pillows, iron and ironing board, free wireless internet access and local telephone calls. Please note all rooms are Non Smoking.
Master Suite
A spacious 40.5 sq m Master Suite with King bed, Bath and spacious walk in shower with luxury toiletries, Bathrobes and slippers, Separate living area with sofa, fridge, safe, iron and board Tea and coffee making facilities Nespresso coffee machine with a sweet or savoury snack A selection of magazines Complimentary Water Complimentary Wi-Fi and local calls Two 42 LCD TV with satellite channels and Sky Sports Bose surround sound system CD/DVD player with a selection of DVDs and iPod docking station
Duplex Suite
Large Duplex Suite with King bed. Spacious room with views over Waterloo Place Bath and spacious walk in shower with luxury toiletries Bathrobes and slippers On two levels with separate living area with sofa, kitchenette, dining table and chairs, fridge and safe, ironing equipment, Complimentary tea and coffee, Nespresso coffee machine with a sweet or savoury snack A selection of magazines Complimentary water Complimentary Wi-Fi and local calls 42 LCD TV with satellite channels and Sky Sports Bose surround sound system CD/DVD player with a selection of DVDs and iPod docking station

Amenities

  • Free internet
  • Indoor pool
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
No smoking rooms/facilities
Concierge
Elevators
Activities
Indoor pool
Fitness Center
Spa
Dining
Bar/Lounge
Restaurant
24 hour room service
Room service
Services
Business centre
Laundry service
In-Room Safe
Tour desk
Conference facilities
Internet
Free internet
Accessibility
Handicapped rooms/facilities

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Nearby points of interest

  • Princes Mall: 0.2 mi
  • Calton Hill: 0.3 mi
  • Jim Garrahy's Fudge Kitchen: 0.3 mi
  • Royal Mile: 0.3 mi
  • National Portrait Gallery: 0.3 mi
  • People's Story: 0.3 mi
  • Underground City: 0.3 mi
  • The Canongate: 0.3 mi
  • St Giles Cathedral: 0.3 mi
  • Parliament House: 0.4 mi
  • Cowgate: 0.4 mi
  • Gladstone's Land: 0.4 mi
  • Writer's Museum: 0.4 mi
  • National Gallery of Scotland: 0.4 mi
  • Museum of Scotland: 0.4 mi
  • Princes Mall: 0.2 mi
  • Calton Hill: 0.3 mi
  • Jim Garrahy's Fudge Kitchen: 0.3 mi
  • Royal Mile: 0.3 mi
  • National Portrait Gallery: 0.3 mi
  • People's Story: 0.3 mi
  • Underground City: 0.3 mi
  • The Canongate: 0.3 mi
  • St Giles Cathedral: 0.3 mi
  • Parliament House: 0.4 mi
  • Cowgate: 0.4 mi
  • Gladstone's Land: 0.4 mi
  • Writer's Museum: 0.4 mi
  • National Gallery of Scotland: 0.4 mi
  • Museum of Scotland: 0.4 mi
  • Princes Street: 0.4 mi
  • Royal Museum: 0.5 mi
  • Dumbiedykes: 0.5 mi
  • Holyroodhouse Palace: 0.5 mi
  • Scottish Parliament: 0.5 mi
  • Outlook Tower: 0.5 mi
  • Scotch Whisky Heritage Centre: 0.5 mi
  • Holyrood: 0.6 mi
  • Scott Monument: 0.6 mi
  • Edinburgh Playhouse: 0.6 mi
  • Grassmarket: 0.6 mi
  • Edinburgh Castle: 0.6 mi
  • Abbeyhill: 0.7 mi
  • Canonmills: 0.7 mi
  • Trinity House: 0.8 mi
  • Lauriston: 0.8 mi
  • Pilrig: 0.8 mi
  • Georgian House: 0.8 mi
  • Easter Road: 0.9 mi
  • Powderhall: 0.9 mi
  • Holyrood Abbey Church of Scotland: 0.9 mi
  • Meadow park: 0.9 mi
  • Stockbridge: 1 mi
  • Leith Waterworld: 1.1 mi
  • Sciennes: 1.1 mi
  • Meadowbank: 1.1 mi
  • Warriston: 1.1 mi
  • Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh: 1.1 mi
  • Fountainbridge: 1.1 mi
  • Marchmont: 1.1 mi

Meeting facilities

Meeting Info
The Waterloo Place Hotel is ideally located at the east end of Edinburgh's Princes Street, just moments from Waverley Station and a short walk to the Royal Mile and Edinburgh Castle. There are five stylish rooms in the conference centre with capacities from 10 to 150, 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 Waterloo Suite is the largest of the meeting rooms, holding up to 150 delegates. It's perfect for theatre-style presentations, announcements and press conferences, receptions and private meals and banquets. The four smaller rooms; Forth, Calton, Regent and Waverley have capacities of up to 60, and offer a choice of flexible layouts from boardroom to cabaret.

Dining

Elliots Bar and Restaurant
Elliot's Bar and Restaurant has a great sense of style with an ornate corniced ceiling, original fireplaces and expansive Georgian windows flooding the dining room with natural light. Mouthwatering menus using, whenever possible, locally sourced seasonal ingredients, offer an array of 'modern Scottish' dishes. An extensive wine list along with superb service makes Elliot's Restaurant an ideal venue for every occasion.

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
14:30
Check-out:
12:00

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 (81)

Ratings and reviews for Apex Waterloo Place Hotel and Spa

Overall score

4.2 / 5
5.01.0
81 out of 81
Amenities:
4.3
Cleanliness:
4.7
Hotel staff:
4.5
Comfort:
4.5
Location:
4.8
Value:
4.1

95% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Apex Waterloo Place Hotel and Spa

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Loren B.
Business
N/A
19 Feb 2015

So Nice!

This is one of my most memorable trips! The hotel was so cozy and peaceful. The room was so clean and such a nice place to return to after seeing Edinburgh during the day. Highly recommended!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Apex Waterloo Place Hotel and Spa

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Matthew R.
Business
Seattle
9 Feb 2015

Posh Hotel in Edinburgh

Pretty fancy place! Nice walking distance to the castle and other sights

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Apex Waterloo Place Hotel and Spa

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Colm I.
Business
Dublin
26 Jan 2015

Good Hotel

Good clean hotel , staff friendly rooms comfortable and clean, excellent location 5 minutes walk to Waverley Station.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Apex Waterloo Place Hotel and Spa

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Brownlee
Business
Dartford
21 Jan 2015

Great city break

The hotel was in great position, very near the station and easy for sightseeing. The staff were friendly and had lots of local knowledge. Did not have room with a view but not a problem as out most of the time.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Apex Waterloo Place Hotel and Spa

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
laurie r.
Business
Woodinville
14 Jan 2015

Graduation visit

The people at the per was very accommodating and friendly. The service was excellent and the hotel was clean and comfortable

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Apex Waterloo Place Hotel and Spa

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
suzanne
Business
N/A
12 Jan 2015

great city break

We were in Edinburgh for the hogmanay celebrations, the hotel couldnt be in a better location, staff were lovely and room comfortable, overall good experience, would definitely stay here again and recommend to friends and family.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Apex Waterloo Place Hotel and Spa

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
suzanne
Business
co mayo ireland
6 Jan 2015

brilliant new years break

lovely hotel in a brilliant location, lovely rooms and staff very helpful.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Apex Waterloo Place Hotel and Spa

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Durham Smoggy
Business
County Durham
7 Dec 2014

Winter days in Edinburgh

This is perfect hotel for Edinburgh Attractions and great location for the Playhouse. Reception staff are friendly and helpful but unfortunately this does not carry through to the bar staff who seem to be in mute mode

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Long walk from hotel

Mussel Inn Rose Street

Review of Apex Waterloo Place Hotel and Spa

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
CorrieM
Business
Pittsburgh PA
14 Nov 2014

vacation

nice hotel. nice room. great location, easy to walk through and to the city, close to great restaurants, handy to public transport

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Apex Waterloo Place Hotel and Spa

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Hevddog
Business
KC, MO
29 Oct 2014

Great Experience

Just returned from a trip to Scotland that ended in Edinburgh. This hotel was a fantastic place to wrap up the trip. Everything was clean, comfortable, and the staff was fantastic. I don't know how you could go wrong staying there.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Sightseeing tip: Short walk from hotel

Edinburgh Castle is just a few blocks away!

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