£73.34 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in 9 Mar 2016 Check-out 11 Mar 2016

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
87 reviews
Amazing hotel

This hotel is gorgeous. It's close to the train station, but still in a safe area. When walking... See full review

  • Emily Patricia R.
  • 18 Jul 2015
Wonderful stay

Clean, very upscale. Excellent amenities (fitness center, wet and dry sauna, pool, bar). Staff... See full review

  • Carlton P.
  • 14 Jun 2015

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 Pure Spa facilities including pool, sauna, steam room, and a fully equipped gym. The hotel is non-smoking throughout.

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.

Property 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.

Pure Spa is open daily and is not open to the general public. Facilities include sauna, relaxing pool, and state-of-the-art gym.

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
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)
Transportation
  • Edinburgh Rail Station within walking distance
  • Edinburgh Airport (8.1 mi/13 km)
  • Transfer bus from airport to city center

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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

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

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.

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.

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.

Ratings and reviews for Apex Waterloo Place Hotel and Spa

Overall score

4.2 / 5
5.01.0
87 out of 87
Amenities:
4.3
Cleanliness:
4.7
Hotel staff:
4.5
Comfort:
4.4
Location:
4.8
Value:
4.1

94% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Apex Waterloo Place Hotel and Spa

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
GreatScot
Single
N/A
10 Nov 2015

Night in Edinburgh

This is an interesting hotel, lot of history and good location for visiting Edinburgh but I arrived in a car, impossible to just drop off your bags , no-one to help you to greet you at the door , no-one there opening the door for you like I am used to in the States, I suppose its just the Scottish way (and believe me I was born in Scotland so I know) but its an awkward place to arrive by car. I had to go and park the car at the nearby garage then lug all my bags to the hotel myself. I took the elivator up to my floor and then discovered I had about another 10 steps to go down to get my bags to the room - very weird but what if I had been disabled or had difficulty carrying my bags-nuts! My room was very clean and nicely decorated large airy but very cold and took ages to warm up even though I put the thermostat at 26! I had dinner that night the food was very good and the staff were really very nice and friendly , especially as I was a solo traveller. In the morning there was a large selection of food for the continental breakfast and cooked breakfast but the scrambled eggs were watery and the coffee was disappointingly meh!I was wishing I'd just had coffee at the nearby coffee bar- Edinburgh has great coffee bars!All in all I personally wouldn't stay there again but only because of the inconvenience as I would likely be arriving by car most times on my way down from the Highlands with a lot of baggage to handle on my own. Otherwise its a nice hotel,in a super location for doingEdinburgh just don't order the scrambled eggs and make sure you get an extra blanket!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
2
Location:
3
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Single

Review of Apex Waterloo Place Hotel and Spa

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Steven J.
Couples
N/A
2 Nov 2015

Noisy building

The room was out of the way (access was via what appeared to be a service staircase). Because of the room's subterranean location it was overlooked by many nearby windows and the curtains had to be kept closed. A lot of disturbing noise came from the hotel, I think it was the air-conditioning system.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
2
Comfort:
2
Location:
4
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Couples

Review of Apex Waterloo Place Hotel and Spa

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Amy P.
Couples
N/A
29 Sep 2015

Nice hotel

Great location and good value. The staff was friendly and the food was great.

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

Couples

Review of Apex Waterloo Place Hotel and Spa

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Daniel S.
Couples
Danville
22 Sep 2015

Great Stay

After a long train ride from London, we were extremely happy with the room. The size was excellent and the view was beautiful.

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

Couples

Review of Apex Waterloo Place Hotel and Spa

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Gary M.
Couples
North Brunswick
12 Aug 2015

Great location

Within walking distance of everything but not in the middle of all the noisy chaos of Edinburgh. Comfortable room and nice staff.

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

Couples

Review of Apex Waterloo Place Hotel and Spa

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Emily Patricia R.
Single
N/A
18 Jul 2015

Amazing hotel

This hotel is gorgeous. It's close to the train station, but still in a safe area. When walking around cold and rainy Edinburgh all day, coming back to this hotel makes you feel like you're home, but better.

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

Single

Review of Apex Waterloo Place Hotel and Spa

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Carlton P.
Couples
Birmingham
14 Jun 2015

Wonderful stay

Clean, very upscale. Excellent amenities (fitness center, wet and dry sauna, pool, bar). Staff helpful. Did not eat breakfast there.

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

Couples

Review of Apex Waterloo Place Hotel and Spa

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Eric
Friends
Knoxville
12 May 2015

Eric

Great location. Updated room. Would stay here again.

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

Friends

Review of Apex Waterloo Place Hotel and Spa

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Constant traveller
Friends
Den Haag
10 Apr 2015

Nice staff, nice hotel, great breakfast

Rugby weekend, great restaurants and shopping, lovely hotel, lovely staff and great location for shops, restaurants etc.........................

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

Friends

Review of Apex Waterloo Place Hotel and Spa

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Kristin B.
Couples
Durango
4 Mar 2015

Relaxing city break weekend

The Apex Waterloo Place has a great location-- just steps from Waverly Station-- and the staff were very friendly and helpful. My husband and I went for the weekend, and enjoyed having a drink in the bar (with their own bespoke craft IPA) along with relaxing in the steam room and sauna between sightseeing.

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

Couples

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