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4.6 out of 5

"hotel was really nice located very close to the castle .room had a good view paul hartlepool " More

By a verified traveller on Mon 19 Jul 2021

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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 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

City Double Room

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Hotel Description

Our customers tell us that they can't get enough of the sightseeing around Apex Grassmarket Hotel. During your stay, you're just a quick walk from Edinburgh Castle. You'll find features such as free WiFi in public areas, plus an indoor pool and a restaurant.

  • Free WiFi
  • Grab something to eat at the restaurant or stop for a drink at the bar/lounge
  • Buffet breakfast served daily for a fee
  • Self-parking available for a fee
  • Take a swim in the indoor pool
  • Services include dry cleaning/laundry, a concierge and tour or ticket assistance
  • On-site recreation includes a gym and a sauna
  • Guests really like the accommodation for the comfy beds, overall comfort and spaciousness
  • Steps from Grassmarket and 6 minutes on foot from Edinburgh Castle

Apex Grassmarket Hotel ratings based on 7 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.6 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 0.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.0 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Apex Grassmarket Hotel

Everyone (4) Couples (1) Family (1)
4 out of 5

Posted by on 27 Jul 2023

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Comment from Hotel Management

30 Jul 2023 by George Miliaras

Thank you for choosing Apex Waterloo Place for your recent stay in Edinburgh! We truly appreciate your feedback and your honest evaluation of your experience.We are delighted to see that overall, your stay was pleasant and satisfactory. Our team works hard to ensure that our guests have a comfortable and enjoyable stay, and it's always rewarding to know when we meet your expectations.Your feedback is valuable to us, and it will help us identify areas where we can further improve and enhance our services. If there are any specific aspects of your stay that you would like to share with us, please feel free to do so.We hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you back for another enjoyable stay in the future. If there is anything we can assist you with in the meantime, please do not hesitate to contact us.Thank you once again for choosing Apex Waterloo Place!Best regards,George MiliarasFront Desk Duty Manager

4 out of 5

Posted by on 27 Jan 2022

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5 out of 5

Posted by on 1 Oct 2021

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5 out of 5
hotel was really nice located very close to the castle .room had a good view paul hartlepool

Posted by on 19 Jul 2021

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Comment from Hotel Management

19 Jul 2021 by Front Office Team

Dear Paul, Thank you very much for choosing to stay with us at the Apex Grassmarket Hotel. We were delighted to hear that you enjoyed your time with us and have passed all your comments onto the relevant departments. We rely on positive feedback such as yours and would like to take this opportunity to thank you for sharing your experience with us. Kind regards

5 out of 5
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Posted by on 7 Aug 2023

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Comment from Hotel Management

9 Aug 2023 by Adeelah A

Dear William, Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback. We'redelighted to hear that you had a great stay with us.Warmest regards,Adeelah AsryNight Manager, Apex Grassmarket Hotel

5 out of 5
perfect place to start Edinburgh Tours, nice and helpful people in the Hotel

Posted by on 22 Jul 2023

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Comment from Hotel Management

22 Jul 2023 by Adeelah

Dear Andre,Thank you for your lovely review! I'm thrilled to hear that you had a perfect experience at Apex Hotels Ltd and that our location was ideal for starting your Edinburgh tours. Our team is always here to assist, and it's heartwarming to know that you found them nice and helpful.We appreciate your kind words, and we look forward to welcoming you back soon!Warmest regards,Adeelah AsryNight ManagerApex Hotels Ltd

4 out of 5

Posted by on 16 Jul 2023

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Comment from Hotel Management

19 Jul 2023 by Elka

Dear Domnik,Thank you for taking the time to leave feedback on your recent stay with us. We are glad that you have enjoyed your stay with us and hope to welcome you again. Kind regards,Elka Reception

Property Features

Apex Grassmarket Hotel offers its guests an indoor pool, a sauna, and a fitness centre. Along with a restaurant, there's a snack bar/deli on site. You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. A computer station is on site and WiFi is free in public spaces. A business centre and 7 meeting rooms are available. A terrace, multilingual staff, and tour/ticket assistance are also featured at the eco-certified 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
  • Conference rooms
  • Deli
  • Business facilities
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Express check-out
  • Staff members are multilingual
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Front desk safe
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Concierge
  • Terrace
  • ATM
  • Lift
  • No smoking on site
  • Bar or lounge
  • Dining venue

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Number of indoor pools - 1
  • Free WiFi
  • Snack bar/deli
  • Laundry facilities


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Self parking (surcharge)


  • Train station: Edinburgh (ZXE-Edinburgh Waverly Train Station) (1.2 km / 0.7 mi)
  • Metro station: Princes Street Tram Stop (0.8 km / 0.5 mi)
  • Parking: Self parking available for a surcharge

Room Amenities

Apex Grassmarket Hotel offers 169 accommodations with a safe and a hairdryer. LCD televisions are featured in guestrooms. This Edinburgh hotel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Additionally, rooms include an iron/ironing board and free toiletries. Housekeeping is offered on a daily basis and hypo-allergenic bedding can be requested.

  • In-room dining (24 hours)
  • LCD television
  • Electric kettle
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Hairdryer
  • Safe
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Heating

Food & Drink

For a fee, guests can enjoy buffet breakfast on weekdays from 7:00 AM to 10:30 AM and at the weekend from 7:00 AM to 11:00 AM.

Metro Bar & Brasserie – This restaurant serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. A children's menu is available.

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 centre.

Children aged under 16 years old are not allowed in the swimming pool or fitness facility without adult supervision.

  • Golfing nearby


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

  • Wheelchair-accessible lounge
  • Wheelchair accessible parking
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time starts at 2:30 PM
  • Check-in time ends at 1:00 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. Guests will receive an email 7 days before arrival with check-in instructions. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Guests travelling with a service animal must contact the property prior to arrival.

Guests arriving after 11 PM must make advance arrangements by contacting the property using the information on the booking confirmation. Guests will receive an email 7 days before arrival with check-in information. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.


  • Check-out by 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! Up to 2 children 5 years old and younger stay free when using existing bedding.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Cots (infant beds) are not available.

Pet Policy

  • No pets allowed, but service animals are welcome


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 credit cards, debit cards and cash

This property uses eco-friendly cleaning products

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 is managed by a professional host. The provision of housing is linked to their trade, business or profession. This property accepts Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Diners Club, JCB International, Union Pay, debit cards and cash. This property uses eco-friendly cleaning products.

  • Service animals are allowed
  • Service animals are exempt from fees/restrictions
  • UnionPay
  • Comprehensive food waste policy
  • Comprehensive recycling policy
  • 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 sanitiser
  • Property does not follow sanitisation practices of any association
  • Staffed front desk
  • Children stay free - maximum age 5
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Guest will receive an email before arrival 7 days
  • Contactless check-in is not available
  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • No cots (infant beds) available
  • Guests will receive an email with special check-in instructions
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Children stay free
  • 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


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: approximately GBP 17.50 to 17.50 for adults and GBP 0 to 17.50 for children
  • Self-parking fee: GBP 20 per night (in/out privileges)
  • Early check-in is available for a fee (subject to availability)
  • Late check-out is available for a fee (subject to availability)

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

  • Pool access available from 8:00 AM to 10:00 PM
  • Up to 2 children aged 5 years old and younger stay free in the same room as the parent or guardian when using existing bedding.
  • Certain facilities might have restricted access. For details, you can contact the property at the number on the booking confirmation.

Awards & Affiliations

Eco-certified property
This property participates in Green Tourism Programme – a programme that measures the property's impact on one or more of the following: environment, community, cultural-heritage and the local economy.

  • Green Tourism Programme

National Rating

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

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*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.