4.2 out of 5

"Lovely hotel and staff with a wonderful view of the castle. In a great spot close to pubs and clubs, and walking distance from Prince's street " More

By Damien M. on Wed 20 Apr 2016

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Hotel Description

Our customers tell us they enjoy the room service at Apex Grassmarket Hotel. During your stay, you're just a quick walk from Grassmarket. Free WiFi in public areas, a restaurant and a bar are available. This 4-star hotel has 169 rooms over 5 floors.

  • Free WiFi in some public areas
  • Grab something to eat at the restaurant or stop for a drink at the bar/lounge
  • Full breakfast served daily for a fee
  • Self-parking available for a fee
  • Amenities include a front-desk safe, a business centre and meeting rooms
  • On-site recreation includes a sauna
  • Guests speak favourably about the proximity to public transport and the value of their stay
  • Steps from Grassmarket and 4 minutes on foot from Royal Mile

City Double Room

Bed Count 1 Double Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
£225 per night

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 Double Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Castle View Superior Room

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Apex Grassmarket Hotel ratings based on 102 verified reviews

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

Guest reviews for Apex Grassmarket Hotel

Everyone (14) Couples (43) Business (1) Family (13) Friends (27) Other (1)
5 out of 5

Posted by on 9 Apr 2019

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5 out of 5
We had a great break in Edinburgh Well situated hotel Lovely city We will be back

Posted by on 4 Nov 2018

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4 out of 5

Good for a family trip

Pros: The staff were very attentive. The hotel was in a very central location.
Cons: The noise that could be heard from the street could be heard in our first floor room all night. Maybe they shouldn't place families so close to the pub/bar goers.
Location: Edinburgh castle can be seen from most rooms. The zoo is only 15 minute drive away, and the royal mile also has loads of street performances and shops

Posted by , from K on 31 Oct 2016

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5 out of 5

Great trip

Lovely hotel and staff with a wonderful view of the castle. In a great spot close to pubs and clubs, and walking distance from Prince's street

Posted by on 20 Apr 2016

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5 out of 5

Friendly and attentive staff

We stayed for 2 nights here. On arrival we were greeted by the smiling reception staff and had an interesting conversation with the Spanish member of staff concerned. So much better than the usual formulaic corporate-speak. Later we had a personalised service from the bar supervisor who was fully engaged with our requirements - offering helpful additional information. And finally at check out the staff were very helpful too. All in all, a very distinctive service. And the room was warm and comfortable. We will be back.

Posted by on 16 Feb 2016

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4 out of 5

2x Family Rooms

For the price paid I am a bit disappointed with this Hotel, the windows in the room were dirty which is a shame as the surroundings outside the Hotel were lovely. The rooms were otherwise clean, comfy Beds and the Pool was just OK, a bit tacky with the metal floor and the fact people from the Street could see in through the Windows! Breakfast was tasty but my main gripe was how long it took from ordering it to getting it, over half an hour! I had a Train to catch so felt a bit rushed when it did eventually arrive.

Posted by on 8 Jan 2016

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4 out of 5

Loved the views

Fantastic family hotel, great views, great location. Comfortable spacious family room.

Posted by on 25 Dec 2015

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4 out of 5

Awesome Girls Weekend

Had a fabulous girls weekend in Edinburgh. The Apex Hotel is very central and located on Grassmarket which was ideal for us. This is actually our 2nd stay at this Hotel and we found that they staff were just as friendly as the 1st time. Would definitely stay at the Apex on our 3rd visit, see you in a years time!

Posted by on 19 Nov 2015

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5 out of 5


Fantastic location within a very pretty part of the old town. Friendly staff, nice pool & sauna. Lovely stay.

Posted by on 11 Nov 2015

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3 out of 5

Great location, tired hotel

The location in Grassmarket is fantastic for everything in Edinburgh. The hotel was ok. It is a bit tired and in need of refurbishment. Our room was a bit noisy and one window didn't close properly The staff were always polite and helpful.

Posted by on 3 Sep 2015

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Property Features

There's a restaurant on site. You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. There's an onsite business centre. Public spaces have free WiFi. The business-friendly Apex Grassmarket Hotel also features a sauna, dry cleaning/laundry services, and express check-in. Parking is available for a fee.

  • 1 building
  • 169 guestrooms or units
  • 5 levels
  • Dining venue
  • Bar or lounge
  • Business facilities
  • Dry cleaning
  • Express check-in
  • Express check-out
  • Front desk safe


Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Self parking (surcharge)


  • Airport: Edinburgh (EDI) (12.3 km / 7.6 mi)
  • Train station: Edinburgh Waverley Station (1.1 km / 0.7 mi)
  • Parking: Self parking available for a surcharge

Room Amenities

Apex Grassmarket Hotel offers 169 forms of accommodation.

Food & Drink

For a fee, guests can enjoy full breakfast on weekdays from 6:30 AM to 10:30 AM and at the weekend from 7:00 AM to 11:00 AM.

Metro Bar & Brasserie – On-site restaurant.

Nearby Activities

Recreational amenities at the hotel include a sauna.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on-site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Golfing nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby


If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when you book your room.

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time ends at 2 AM
  • Check-in time starts at 02:30 PM
  • 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 arriving after 11 PM must make advance arrangements by contacting the property using the information on the booking confirmation.


  • Check-out by 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! Up to 2 children stay free when using existing bedding.


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

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit 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. Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

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.

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 are 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.



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.

  • Fee for full breakfast: GBP 15.50 per person (approximately)

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

Hotel Names

  • Apex Grassmarket Hotel Edinburgh
  • Apex Grassmarket Hotel
  • Apex Grassmarket Edinburgh
  • Apex Grassmarket
  • Apex International Edinburgh
  • Apex Grassmarket Hotel Edinburgh, Scotland
  • Hotel Apex International

You should know

  • The total price shown includes a resort fee.
  • Certain facilities might have restricted access. For details, you can contact the property at the number on the booking confirmation.

National Rating

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