4.3 out of 5

"Arrived early but able to check in straightaway. Slightly disappointed with size of room. " More

By a verified traveller on Sat 13 Jan 2018

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Hotel Description

Our customers tell us they enjoy the comfortable rooms at Apex Waterloo Place Hotel. During your stay, you're just a quick walk from Princes Street. Free WiFi in public areas, a full-service spa and an indoor pool are available. Built in 1819, this 4-star hotel has 184 rooms over 8 floors. Each room includes amenities such as free WiFi and a pillowtop bed.

  • Air-conditioned rooms with pillowtop beds, 24-hour room service and LED TVs
  • Free WiFi
  • Grab something to eat at the restaurant or stop for a drink at the bar/lounge
  • Full breakfast served daily for a fee
  • Take a swim in the indoor pool
  • Indulge with detox wraps, hot stone massages or aromatherapy at PURE Spa
  • Services include dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services and tour or ticket assistance
  • On-site recreation includes a fitness centre, a steam room and a sauna
  • Guests have good things to say about the accommodation for the comfy beds and overall comfort
  • Steps from Princes Street and 7 minutes on foot from Edinburgh Playhouse Theatre

City Twin Room

Bed Count 2 Single Beds Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
£75 per night

Duplex Suite

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Master Suite

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Deluxe Double Room

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Superior Double Room, 1 King Bed

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Superior Twin Room, 2 Single Beds

Bed Count 2 Single Beds Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Apex Waterloo Place Hotel ratings based on 67 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

Guest reviews for Apex Waterloo Place Hotel

Everyone (20) Couples (30) Family (7) Other (2) Friends (6)
4 out of 5

Very central

Pros: Nice modern feel to hotel
Cons: Would like to have been advised about the very noisy building works outside our room , if we had been staying longer would have asked to be moved.
Location: Very central and convenient if arriving by train. Easy access to both old and new towns.
Arrived early but able to check in straightaway. Slightly disappointed with size of room.

Posted by , from Durham on 13 Jan 2018

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2 out of 5

It’s was OK.

We checked in at around 20:30. Check in was really easy and we ended up being in the room for all of 30 mins before heading out however when we arrived we were woke up with the neighbours having music on and didn’t get the best sleep however been woken up twice we just covered our heads and slept. We called up and asked if we could have a late check out but to no avail. The shower cubicle has seen better days I think, modly to be fair I get this was a last minute booking but just think it could’ve been made a little better. We were going to get breakfast added in the morning but we decided to just leave, upon check out we were asked about our stay but was embarrassed to mention anything to be honest however Edinburgh was lovely.

Posted by , from Glasgow on 24 Dec 2017

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4 out of 5

Very central, nice clean hotel overall would recom

For extra guest on sofa they could provide better pillows. The mini bar was well stocked and on the house which was a nice touch The restaurant staff were lovely but were inexperienced in my view as we had to ask and re ask for items of our dinner as only half came out then another couple of minutes for the veg. Food was nice when received. Just only stayed in on one night of our stay to eat. Would recommend the hotel for there nice staff location and overall ambiance of the Hotel

Posted by , from Ireland on 23 Aug 2017

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5 out of 5

Great location, lovely hotel, friendly staff.

Pros: Location, room size, friendly staff, they have a spa too.
Cons: Cant think of anythign, all was perfect for us.
Location: The Hotel is a stone's throw from The Balmoral, and minutes from Princess Street and George Street. So you are right in the thick of things.
Stayed here Saturday 15th/16th October, 3 ladies sharing a triple room. Room was lovely and spacious, very quiet, lovely decor, big bathroom with complementary "Elemis" products was a nice touch! Literally a 5 minute walk from Waverley Station. Would def stay again - actually I am !! In December!!!

Posted by , from Gateshead on 17 Oct 2016

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1 out of 5

Tired dirty room

Not up to standard of other 4&5 star hotels. Tired looking room dusty and dirty hand marks and spills on counters and doors. Shower head too small and pressure high when hot it would fall of stand. No safety catch on Windows therefore Windows don't open at all. Pillow depth ridiculous for a good sleep. Best part of stay was checking out! This should have been a superior room ... Very poor apex !

Posted by , from INV on 7 Jul 2016

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5 out of 5

Great family break

Fantastic family break. Cannot fault hotel or staff.

Posted by on 20 Apr 2016

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5 out of 5

Great stay

Fabulous hotel in a great location 5minutes from Waverley station. Room was lovely everything you needed and top range toiletries were a treat. All the staff were very good and helpful. Fresh cooked breakfast which we paid for when we booked in as it was cheaper. Walking distance to all of the sights and loads of restaurants nearby. Would definately return if we get another good deal.

Posted by on 17 Feb 2016

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5 out of 5

Weekend trip

Lovely hotel and good value for money. Bar was a bit quiet but lots of places to go for food and drink.

Posted by on 10 Feb 2016

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2 out of 5

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.

Posted by on 2 Nov 2015

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5 out of 5

Nice staff, nice hotel, great breakfast

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

Posted by on 10 Apr 2015

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Renovations + Closures

The property will be renovating from 17 March 2019 until 30 March 2019 (completion date subject to change). The following areas are affected:

  • Fitness facilities
  • Sauna
  • Spa
  • Swimming pool
  • Selected guestrooms

Alternative facilities will be available off-site during the renovation.

During renovations, the hotel will make every effort to minimise noise and disturbance.

Property Features

Apex Waterloo Place Hotel offers its guests a full-service spa, an indoor pool, and a sauna. There's a restaurant on site. You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. Public spaces have free WiFi. There's an onsite business centre. A fitness centre, spa services, and tour or ticket assistance are also featured at the business-friendly Apex Waterloo Place Hotel. This 4-star Edinburgh hotel is smoke free.

  • 1 building
  • 184 guestrooms or units
  • 8 levels
  • Built in 1819
  • Dining venue
  • Bar or lounge
  • Business facilities
  • Conference space
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Dry cleaning
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Express check-in
  • Express check-out
  • Staff members are multilingual
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Front desk safe
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Concierge
  • Wedding services available
  • Lift
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Indoor pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Fridge
  • Free cots/infant beds

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Offsite parking discounted rates available

Transport

  • Airport: Edinburgh (EDI) (13.8 km / 8.5 mi)
  • Train station: Edinburgh Waverley Station (1 km / 0.6 mi)
  • Parking:

Room Amenities

Apex Waterloo Place Hotel offers 184 forms of air-conditioned accommodation with a safe and complimentary bottles of water. Pillowtop beds feature premium bedding. 40-inch LED televisions come with digital channels. Guests can make use of the in-room fridges and coffee/tea makers. Bathrooms include designer toiletries and complimentary toiletries. This Edinburgh hotel provides 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 offered on a daily basis and hypo-allergenic bedding can be requested.

  • Pillowtop beds
  • In-room dining (24 hours)
  • LED television
  • Digital channels
  • Fridge
  • Coffee maker
  • Luxury bedding
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding
  • Cribs (free)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Local calls (free)
  • Safe
  • Designer toiletries
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Blackout drapes
  • Air conditioning
  • Ensuite bathroom

Food & Drink

For a fee, guests can enjoy a full breakfast daily.

Apex Waterloo Place Hotel has a restaurant serving breakfast, lunch and dinner.

24-hour room service is available.

Nearby Activities

Recreational amenities at the hotel include an indoor pool, a sauna and a fitness centre.

  • Golfing nearby

Spa Services

PURE Spa has 3 treatment rooms, including rooms for couples. Services include deep-tissue massages, hot stone massages, facials and body wraps. A variety of treatment therapies are provided, including aromatherapy. The spa is equipped with a sauna and a steam room.

The spa is open daily.

  • Number of treatment rooms 3
  • Couples treatment rooms
  • Manicures and pedicures
  • Body wraps
  • Body treatments
  • Facial treatments
  • Aromatherapy treatments
  • Hot stone massage
  • Deep tissue massage
  • Prenatal massage
  • Sauna in spa
  • Steam room in spa
  • Detoxification wrap
  • Massages

Accessibility

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

  • Accessible bathroom
  • Roll-in shower
  • In-room accessibility

Hotel Policies

Check-in

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

  • 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.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!

Pets

  • No pets allowed, but service animals are welcome

Policies

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. No on-site parking is available. 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. No on-site parking is available.

  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • Only service animals are allowed

Fees

 

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.

  • Breakfast fee: between GBP 11.00 and 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 Waterloo Place Hotel Edinburgh
  • Apex Waterloo Place Hotel
  • Apex Waterloo Place Edinburgh
  • Apex Waterloo Place
  • Hotel Apex Waterloo Place
  • Apex Waterloo Place Hotel Edinburgh, Scotland

You should know

  • Reservations are needed for massage services and spa treatments. For reservations, contact the hotel before arrival using the contact information on the booking confirmation.
  • The total price shown includes a resort fee.

National Rating

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