4.3 out of 5

"Went here on a business trip, the area surrounding is great with lots of bars and restaurants to choose from " More

By a verified traveller on Thu 25 May 2017

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Hotel Description

At Apex City of Edinburgh Hotel you'll be within steps of popular attractions like Camera Obscura and World of Illusions and Scotch Whisky Experience. Highlights at this hotel include a restaurant and in-room free WiFi.

LED TVs, coffee/tea makers, and free local calls are featured in all 122 rooms. 24-hour room service, free bottled water, and hairdryers are also available.

The restaurant, Agua, is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. The hotel's own bar/lounge is a nice place to enjoy a drink. Other amenities include free WiFi in public areas, a 24-hour front desk, and express check-out. Full breakfast is available. There's also the convenience of self parking.

Attractions within a 10-minute walk of this 4-star Old Town hotel include Greyfriars Kirk and St. Giles' Cathedral.

Apex City of Edinburgh Hotel ratings based on 93 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.3 out of 5 4.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.5 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.0 out of 5.0
3 out of 5

Overrated definitely not a 4star

Was disappointed with hotel, room small and felt cramped. Absolutely brilliant location but the hotel and its facilities fell below the 4star it is meant to be.

Posted by , from middlesbrough on 18 Dec 2017

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4 out of 5
Pros: Staff were great and the food was good
Cons: There was no gym onsite, and the rooms did not have air con
Location: Bars and restaurants in Grass market area
Went here on a business trip, the area surrounding is great with lots of bars and restaurants to choose from

Posted by , from London on 25 May 2017

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Comment from Hotel Management

27 May 2017 by Z Jakri - General Manager

Dear Chris, thank you for your feedback. I am pleased you had a good stay with us. Please note we do have rooms with air conditioning and our guests have access to the leisure facilities at our sister hotel next door.

5 out of 5

Well situated for dining etc and close to main cen

Very helpful staff . Pcand printer available as well as wifi throughout. Good menu reasonably priced

Posted by , from gosport hants on 21 Apr 2017

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Comment from Hotel Management

26 Apr 2017 by Z Jakri - General Manager

Dear Mark and Chris, thank you for your lovely feedback, we are pleased you had a great stay.

5 out of 5

Perfect location for our short break

My trip to Edinburgh was a birthday present and I was pleasantly surprised how nice the hotel was given that we booked it on a deal. Also, upon arrival we were upgraded to a city plus room at no extra cost which was a lovely bonus. The location is great for seeing all the city's attractions, no more than a fifteen minute walk to the furthest and most were much closer yet it's not right in the hustle and bustle of the main tourist area. Couldn't complain about any aspect of the hotel our our stay there.

Posted by , from T on 22 Dec 2016

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Comment from Hotel Management

31 Dec 2016 by Z Jakri- General Manager

Dear Holly, thank you very much for your stunning review, we really appreciate it! I could not agree with you more, our location is perfect for exploring this beautiful city.

4 out of 5

Nice hotel close to the old town

Very enjoyable stay. Lovely city. Hotel and staff were great. We would visit again.

Posted by on 2 Dec 2016

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Comment from Hotel Management

4 Dec 2016 by Z Jakri - General Manager

Dear Reviewer, thank you for the lovely comments. We are looking forward to welcoming you back. Yours sincerely,

5 out of 5

A1, love Apex hotels!

Stayed for a birthday treat and the hotel is in a perfect location, room is nicely decorated, staff are very friendly. Cannot fault this hotel.

Posted by , from ireland on 22 Nov 2016

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Comment from Hotel Management

1 Dec 2016 by Z Jakri - General Manager

Dear Guest, what a stunning review, thank you for your comments! We are looking forward to welcoming you back. Kind regards

5 out of 5

Excellent Stay

Pros: This hotel was central to everything, bars, restuarants and obviously the castle
Cons: The only thing I noticed was how dull the reception area was.
Location: The location of this hotel could not be better for bars, restuarants and castle, its about a 20 minute walk to Princess Street.
On arrival we enquired about car parking facilities and were kindly told to try sister hotel which was close and adequate. Our room was clean and spacious with a walk in shower and bath. We also had a view of castle which was nice, the upgrade for extras was nice, fridge, toiletries, bathrobesand coffee machine was worth it. The bed was very comforatble and pillows were good, which is not normally the case in hotels but these were great. The late departure time was good and gave you plenty time to organise.

Posted by , from Helensburgh on 19 Jul 2016

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5 out of 5

Family wedding

The hotel was excellent in every way. The rooms were lovely and very spacious. The food and drink was very reasonable. The location was great. In walking distance of everything. I would definitely stay there again.

Posted by on 20 Apr 2016

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5 out of 5

Weekend break

Great location, close to lots of bars and restaurants. We were on the 4th floor with a castle view. Was really quiet and brilliant views. We paid a bit more for our room and had plenty of tea coffee and hot chocolate as well as shortbread to keep us refreshed. Breakfast wasn't included which would have been nice but lots of places near by. Amazing weekend and the hotel was a great base. Would definitely stay again.

Posted by on 22 Mar 2016

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5 out of 5

Night out with friends

Booked the hotel for a birthday night out, had to get taxis but max £5, walkable but not in heels

Posted by on 23 Feb 2016

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About the Apex City of Edinburgh Hotel

Location 61 Grassmarket, Edinburgh, Scotland EH1 2HJ

Property Features

There's a restaurant on site. You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. Public spaces have free WiFi. Event space at this hotel measures 427 square feet (40 square metres) and includes conference rooms. Tour or ticket assistance, multilingual staff, and dry cleaning/laundry services are also featured at the business-friendly Apex City of Edinburgh Hotel. Limited parking is available for a fee and is offered on a first-come, first-served basis. This 4-star Edinburgh hotel is smoke free.

  • 122 guestrooms or units
  • 4 levels
  • 427 sq ft of conference space
  • 40 sq. m of conference space
  • Dining venue
  • Bar or lounge
  • Conference space
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Dry cleaning
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Express check-out
  • Staff members are multilingual
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Front desk safe
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Wedding services available
  • Lift
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family Property
  • Free WiFi
  • Free cots/infant beds


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Self parking (surcharge) , Parking (limited spaces)


  • Airport: Edinburgh (EDI) (13.8 km / 8.5 mi)
  • Train station: Edinburgh Waverley Station (1.3 km / 0.8 mi)
  • Parking: Self parking available for a surcharge

Room Amenities

Apex City of Edinburgh Hotel offers 122 forms of accommodation with complimentary bottles of water and coffee/tea makers. LED televisions are featured in guestrooms. Bathrooms include designer toiletries and a hairdryer. Guests can surf the web using complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and telephones; free local calls are provided (restrictions may apply). Additionally, rooms include an iron/ironing board and blackout curtains. Housekeeping is provided on a daily basis.

  • In-room dining (24 hours)
  • LED television
  • Coffee maker
  • Cribs (free)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Local calls (free)
  • Hairdryer
  • Designer toiletries
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Blackout drapes

Food & Drink

Guests can enjoy full breakfast for a fee.

Agua – This restaurant serves breakfast, lunch and dinner.

24-hour room service is available.

Nearby Activities

Three health clubs are located within a mile of the hotel. Hotel staff can provide information about facilities and charges.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or near the hotel; fees may apply.


If you need to make special requests for accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when booking your stay.

  • Roll-in shower
  • In-room accessibility

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time ends at 2 AM
  • Check-in time starts at 2:30 PM


  • Check-out by noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! Up to 2 children 12 years old and younger stay free when using existing bedding.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!


  • No pets allowed


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

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are 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.

Additional policies and fees may apply when booking more than 5 rooms. For more details, please contact the Hotel using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

  • No rollaway/extra beds available



The charges below are included in your overall room price:

  • Resort fee

We've listed all charges provided to us by the property, but they may vary based on length of stay or the room booked.

Optional extras

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

  • Self-parking fee: GBP12 per night

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

Hotel Names

  • Apex City Edinburgh Hotel
  • Apex Hotel
  • Apex City Edinburgh
  • Apex
  • Apex City Of Edinburgh Hotel Scotland
  • Hotel Apex City

You should know

  • The total price shown includes a resort fee.
  • Up to 2 children 12 years old and younger stay free in the same room as the parent or guardian when using existing bedding.


Kids eat free offer:

  • Children up to 12 years old eat free when dining off the kids' menu with an accompanying paying guest staying and dining at the hotel

  • National Rating

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